Week 17 of the NBA schedule for New Orleans (31-22, sixth place in Western Conference) is an abbreviated one, due to the All-Star break and All-Star festivities that will take place Friday through Sunday in Indianapolis. The Pelicans visit Memphis (18-35) on Monday, followed by a Wednesday home tilt vs. Washington (9-43). Tonight’s game in FedEx Forum against the Grizzlies tips off at 7 p.m. Pregame coverage on Bally Sports and 99.5 FM begins at 6:30.
With the Lundi Gras holiday taking place today, the Pelicans Podcast will return Wednesday for its final episode prior to the NBA All-Star break. It will be back after the midseason hiatus on Wednesday, Feb. 21. New Orleans comes out of the break with a Feb. 22 home game vs. Houston.