Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans: Injury Report, Predicted Lineups and Starting 5s – November 10th, 2021
The Oklahoma City Thunder will play their tenth game of the current NBA season against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are currently at the bottom of the Western Conference standings and have recorded just one win in their 11 games.
For Willie Green, the lack of Brandon Ingram and Zion WIlliamson has proved too costly. The New Orleans Pelicans’ 113.8 defensive rating ranks 29th in the league, while their 102.0 offensive rating ranks 27th. They’re scoring 100.5 points per game while allowing their opponents to drop 112.3 points.
One of the main causes of this team’s failure is a lack of decent depth on their roster. The Pelicans bench has yet to contribute to scoring or defending.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, on the other hand, are much stronger defensively than their opponents on Wednesday night. However, his attack leaves much to be desired. The Thunder have averaged just 98.1 points this season, while limiting their rivals to 107.4 points per game.
Oklahoma City Thunder Injury Report
The Oklahoma City Thunder will enter the next game with a completely healthy roster. They have two players, Paul Watson and Aaron Wiggins, who are in the G League and therefore will not play the Pelicans.
New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report
The Pelicans have been rocked by injuries this season. Zion Williamson, who is still recovering from his broken right foot, will not be back anytime soon.
Williamson was one of the most anticipated players before his arrival in the league. New Orleans selected him as their first draft pick in 2019. An absolute beast on the court, he averaged 22.5 points in his rookie season and 27 points in his sophomore year.
Meanwhile, Brandon Ingram, who was a ray of hope for the New Orleans Pelicans in Williamson’s absence, has missed the last five games. The 24-year-old has been listed as questionable for the upcoming game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Herbert Jones has been listed as questionable and Daulton Hommes has been sidelined on Wednesday.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans: Predicted Starting 5s
Oklahoma City Thunder
Point Guard – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | Shooting Guard – Josh Giddey | Small Forward – Luguentz Dort | Power Forward – Darius Bazley | Center – Derrick Favors.