The New Orleans Pelicans sit at 14th in the West at 13-25 with their next three games are all on the road. The midpoint of the season and the likely debut of Zion provide a good time to take stock. We will be inundated with these these takes soon, but I wanted to take an advance look. The outcomes of 3 games matter far less than those of the next 41 games, but they provide an interesting glimpse into some important issues to keep in mind.
Games 39, 40, and 41 for them are @ Knicks (tonight, 1/10), @ Celtics (1/11), and @ Pistons (1/13).