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Jaxson Hayes breaks out despite Pelicans lagging start to regular season

Starting off the season 0-4, there’s not a lot to like at the start of the 2019-2020 season for the New Orleans Pelicans. Emerging on a smallish list of positives is the performance of rookie center Jaxson Hayes, who is just beginning to pick up minutes.

Hayes is finally getting the call for the New Orleans Pelicans after checking in zero times in the first three games.

Last night, the team was down their starting center in Derrick Favors, leaving Jahlil Okafor to start and Hayes to give Okafor a breather, at least when the team didn’t check into a small ball set.