The New Orleans Pelicans have continued their hot start to begin this season and last week they went 2-1. They defeated the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets before falling to the Utah Jazz to finish the week. One concerning thing to monitor is the elbow injury Anthony Davis suffered in the win against Brooklyn. He wasn't able to go on Saturday and he'll miss the teams next game on Monday.

We'll be keeping an eye on not only the Pelicans but the Top 5 in the NBA on a weekly basis, you can check out the entire list here.

New Orleans was ranked as the 4th powerful team in the league last week and this week they had a slight drop down to number five.

Here is this week's Top 5:

  1. Golden State Warriors (6-1)-Stayed steady at one
  2. Toronto Raptors (6-0)-Stayed Steady at two
  3. Milwaukee Bucks (6-0)-Moved up five spots
  4. Boston Celtics (4-2)-Fell one spot 
  5. New Orleans Pelicans (4-1)-Moved down one spot 

It was a solid second week for the Pelicans but this week they'll play four road games. They kick it off in Denver to play the Nuggets on Monday, then to the defending champs in the Golden State Warriors Wednesday, Thursday to Portland for the Blazers, and finally, on Saturday they're in San Antonio to play the Spurs.

Both Anthony Davis (elbow sprain) and Elfrid Payton (ankle sprain) are out for the game Monday against Denver. The Pelicans will look to their depth at the Pepsi Center to help garner a victory and hope to get both of those guys back for the game on Wednesday against the dubs.

 

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