The New Orleans Pelicans’ preseason schedule includes one game at Smoothie King Center.
On Oct. 7, the Pelicans will face the Detroit Pistons at their home arena.
The Pelicans will play five preseason games. Their preseason finale will take place in Birmingham, Alabama — where the Birmingham Squadron, New Orleans’ G League affiliate, is located — against the Atlanta Hawks on Oct. 14.
Here is New Orleans’ full preseason schedule.
- New Orleans Pelicans at Chicago Bulls, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
- New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
- New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs, Oct. 9, 6 p.m.
- New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.
- New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. (in Birmingham, Alabama)
The Pelicans relocated their G League affiliate to Birmingham, which is Alabama’s most populous city, last year in an effort to grow their fan base throughout the Southeast. Legacy Arena underwent a $125 million renovation before the Squadron moved in.
The Pelicans are trying to build off their surprise run to the playoffs last season. They have made the playoffs in consecutive seasons only twice in franchise history.
The NBA’s regular-season schedule is expected to be released later this month.