Stan Van Gundy Rumors

On Friday, with Lonzo Ball out with a sore left hip, the Pelicans decided to fully lean into Point Zion. Instead of just having him initiate the offense following free throws and dead balls, he took over ball-handling duties regardless of circumstance. The Pelicans’ second-year star handled that added responsibility wonderfully, piecing together a 37-point, 15-rebound, eight-assist masterpiece against one of the league’s elite defensive teams. “We want to get him more experience at that spot going forward because I think that’s where his future is in this game,” Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy said. “I really do.”