Pelicans vs. Spurs Preview; Spurs Perspective


New Orleans, LA The New Orleans Pelicans, and San Antonio Spurs are teams heading in the opposite direction. The Spurs have lost 10 of their last 11 games, while the Pelicans just completed a 6-game home stand going 4-2. Wednesday night’s game in San Antonio will mark the first regular season game between these two since the Play-In Tournament game in April. Project Spurs journalist Jazz Tamir discussed the Spurs’ season and the upcoming matchup with the Pelicans.

Pelicans Scoop: How have the Spurs been adjusting to life without Dejounte Murray?

Jazz Tamir: Trading “Dj” has led to the guys re- figuring out the offense completely. I spoke with Jakob Poeltl in a practice once and he said the hardest thing for him was having to learn the direction of new point guard Tre Jones and also becoming acclimated to the rookies roles like Jeremy Sochan. They don’t play as much small ball five, it’s super fast pace and very team oriented. Where as previously DJ had more touches than anyone. Sochan and Jakob seem to be developing their passing chemistry. Like you notice Sochan giving these low/ trick passes that Jakob is still figuring out where they are coming from and how to be in the right space for them. Sometimes lack of communication and chemistry lead to most of the turnovers.

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