New Orleans Pelicans Starting Lineup Pelicans Starting Lineup

31-41, 4th in West Southwest

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This Pelicans team looks completely different from the year prior. Lonzo Ball is the starting point guard, who came over from LA in the Anthony Davis trade. Putting him next to Jrue Holiday gives them a very good defensive backcourt. Brandon Ingram steps right into a small forward role next to Zion Williamson as the power forward. Picking up Derrick Favors over the offseason he has slipped into a starting center job. New Orleans has a great offense but needs to work on the defensive side a bit.

Starting Lineup

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POS NAME RATING G MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% DRB ORB TRB AST STL BLK FTM FTA FT% TOV PF
C Willy Hernangomez W. Hernangomez
79
47 18 7.8 3.2 5.7 56.3% 0 0.2 10% 4.6 2.5 7.1 1.1 0.5 0.5 1.3 2 66.7% 0.7 1.4
PF James Johnson J. Johnson
74
22 24.5 9.2 3.6 8.3 43.4% 0.7 2.7 26.7% 3.3 0.8 4.1 2.2 0.8 0.9 1.3 2.1 59.6% 1.3 2.8
SF Naji Marshall N. Marshall
0
32 21.9 7.7 2.6 6.5 39.2% 0.9 2.6 34.9% 4.2 0.5 4.6 2.8 0.8 0.3 1.7 2.3 70.7% 1.2 1.8
PG Eric Bledsoe E. Bledsoe
81
71 29.7 12.2 4.3 10.3 42.1% 1.7 5 34.1% 3 0.4 3.4 3.8 0.8 0.3 1.9 2.7 68.7% 1.6 1.6
SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker N. Alexander-Walker
70
46 21.9 11 4.2 10 41.9% 1.7 4.8 34.7% 2.8 0.3 3.1 2.2 1 0.5 1 1.4 72.7% 1.5 1.9

Most Common Pelicans Lineups

36 Games
C: Steven Adams
PG: Lonzo Ball
PG: Eric Bledsoe
SF: Brandon Ingram
PF: Zion Williamson
4 Games
PG: Lonzo Ball
PG: Eric Bledsoe
C: Willy Hernangomez
SF: Brandon Ingram
PF: Zion Williamson
2 Games
C: Steven Adams
PG: Eric Bledsoe
SG: Josh Hart
SF: Brandon Ingram
PF: Zion Williamson
1 Games
C: Steven Adams
PG: Lonzo Ball
PG: Eric Bledsoe
SG: Josh Hart
SF: Brandon Ingram
1 Games
C: Steven Adams
SG: Nickeil Alexander-Walker
PG: Eric Bledsoe
SF: Brandon Ingram
PF: Zion Williamson
1 Games
C: Steven Adams
SG: Nickeil Alexander-Walker
PG: Eric Bledsoe
SG: Josh Hart
PF: James Johnson

New Orleans Pelicans Starting Lineup Questions

FAQ

The Pelicans made some odd choices over the offseason to add to their starting lineup. It started with a trade sending Jrue Holiday to Milwaukee and bringing back Eric Bledsoe. This gave the Pelicans another pedestrian shooter in the backcourt alongside Lonzo Ball. Now they don't have a strong shooter there, but do have Brandon Ingram who continues to take major steps forward. He certainly is in the conversation for the most important starter, even over Zion. The other addition to the starting lineup was Steven Adams, who isn't a space creator but effective around the rim.

Who Are The New Orleans Pelicans Starters?

The New Orleans Pelicans starters are Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, and Steven Adams. There are two major changes to this starting lineup, with Adams now starting and Bledsoe starting at shooting guard.

What Is The Most Common New Orleans Pelicans Starting Lineup?

The most common lineup used during the 2020-21 season is Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, and Steven Adams. It is a new unit and they have played a ton together given the lack of options off the bench.

Does Zion Williamson Start?

Zion Williamson is fully healthy and starting at power forward for the New Orleans Pelicans. He will play center at times but has predominately played his minutes at the power forward position.

Who Is The Leading Scorer On The New Orleans Pelicans Starting 5?

The leading scorer on the New Orleans Pelicans is Brandon Ingram. The numbers continue to pile up for the young small forward who is averaging over 20 points per game and also averaging the most shot attempts.

Who Is The Best Starter On The New Orleans Pelicans?

Brandon Ingram is having the biggest impact on the team currently and is the most important player given he is the only one who can consistently shoot from the outside. He has also made a major push for assisting others, with an assist rate over 25%.

What New Orleans Pelicans Starter Plays The Most Minutes?

Brandon Ingram is averaging 34 minutes per game, which is the most among the Pelicans starters. Ingram is a crucial player for the Pelicans and there is no real threat behind him to cut into his workload.

What New Orleans Pelicans Starter Plays The Fewest Minutes?

Eric Bledsoe has averaged 29 minutes per game this season, which is not a surprise given the Pelicans also like to use JJ Redick and Josh Hart at the shooting guard position at times.