After the home loss against the Toronto Raptors, another game with more than 120 points allowed, New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry hinted there could be changes in the starting lineup.
“Well, we can do one of two things, and we’ve changed a little bit schematically what we are trying to do. The next step is we have to find somebody that will do it. We will start playing different combinations of guys, like we did tonight. That’s not a threat, it’s just what you’ve got to do as a coach. If the people we have out there, if they can’t do what we’re expecting them to do, then the next thing for us to do is we have to try and find someone else”
The Pelicans have a defensive rating of 114.4 (second-worst in the league), with 119.3 (n.29 NBA) in the first half and 109.3 (n.18 NBA) in the second.