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Thunder vs Pelicans

THUNDER VS PELICANS






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The OKC Thunder are taking on the New Orleans Pelicans. The OKC Thunder are 2-4 so far into their rebuild. The Pelicans are 4-3 after a heartbreaking loss in overtime to the Pacers. In these team's last meet up the Pelicans won in dominant fashion with a 113-80 score.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is by far the best player on this team and is the only player that can be counted on a nightly basis. At least half of the Thunder's starters wouldn't start on most other teams. Al Horford's best days appear to be behind him, but he could give this Thunder team an occasional boost as well as provide veteran leadership to an extremely young team.

The Pelicans while also young like the Thunder are just better built with more young talented players. The Pelicans are giving up 104.3 points per game which is the 3rd lowest in the league.

The Pelicans are what the Thunder wish they were a young team with a bright future now not a team with a chance to be. The Thunder won't have an answer for Zion and Ingram and theirs no guarantee that Al Horford shows up.

Of course, Shai will show up but outside of that, it is largely a mystery, especially when you consider New Orleans's defense. If Dortz and the rest of the supporting cast can show up they should be able to cover but at this moment I don't trust them.

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