Clippers at Pelicans
Let’s get one thing clear – this isn’t last year’s Pelicans team. New Orleans managed to bring in Rajon Rondo in the offseason, which I believe is an underrated move. Rondo’s best season of his post-Celtics days came when he was a King, alongside Demarcus Cousins. Clearly those were different circumstances, but this certainly improves the Pelicans’ backcourt which used to feature Jrue Holiday and Buddy Hield. Now, Holiday has been moved to the 2, and Boogie and the Brow have had more time to work with each other. New Orleans takes this one on the second night of a Clippers back-to-back, and LA heads home at 3-3 on the month.