Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced prior to tipoff that JaVale McGee wil make his first start of the season Tuesday night at New Orleans.
The 7-foot center will start in place of Zaza Pachulia, who has missed the past two games with a contusion on his right wrist. Kevon Looney, at 6-foot-9, replaced the 7-foot Pachulia in those games.
Kerr’s decision to start McGee in this instance is directly related to the length of the Pelicans frontcourt. Center Alexis Ajinca is listed at 7-foot-2 and power forward Anthony Davis at 6-foot-10.