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New Orleans Pelicans: Following the Miami Heat’s Zone Defense in 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans can follow the Miami Heat's defensive strategy in 2021 (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

To be a better defensive team in 2021, the New Orleans Pelicans should use more zone defense like the Miami Heat

After watching the Miami Heat go up 2-0 on the Boston Celtics in the 2020 NBA Playoffs, we’re officially witnessing a defensive revolution in the NBA that the New Orleans Pelicans need to follow. The rise of zone defenses.

The Miami Heat are flummoxing teams with their 2-3 zone defense following the trend of zone usage that started in the 2019 NBA Finals by Raptors head coach Nick Nurse.