Pelicans news: ESPN lists E’Twaun Moore in top small forward spot of New Orleans depth chart
The New Orleans Pelicans are so short of viable small forward options at the moment that shooting guard E’Twaun Moore could potentially start at that position. ESPN currently has the 6-foot-4 guard listed atop the Pelicans’ small forward depth chart.
Moore played 73 games in his first year with the Pelicans last season and started 22 of them at guard. He averaged 9.6 points and shot 37 percent from beyond the arc. Moore’s three-point shooting could prove valuable in a starting lineup that will have little spacing with big men DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis playing together and a notoriously bad shooter in Rajon Rondo expected to start at point guard.
The Pelicans’ already shallow wing depth was handed a huge blow last month when expected starter Solomon Hill went down with a hamstring injury which will see him miss 6-8 months. After his injury, Darius Miller and Quincy Pondexter were the only nominal small forwards left on the roster. Pondexter was subsequently traded to the Chicago Bulls for cap relief.