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Three Pelicans frontcourt players sidelined Monday at Utah

There is plenty of reason to be excited in New Orleans about the team’s formidable starting frontcourt lineup, which features two recent NBA All-Star selections and a new center, but the Pelicans will need to wait until the regular season to see it unveiled for the first time.

On Sunday afternoon, New Orleans listed three players as out for Monday’s preseason finale in Utah (8 p.m. Central, 100.3 FM,, all forwards or centers. Sidelined against the Jazz will be Jaxson Hayes (left ankle sprain), Brandon Ingram (right knee soreness) and Zion Williamson (right foot surgery).

Following Monday’s exhibition game, the Pelicans will have a week-plus to prepare for an Oct.