The New Orleans locker room tends to be a joyous, loud space before games and after wins, making it potentially difficult to find many lowkey individuals, but there seem to be at least a couple reticent Pelicans players. In this week’s “24 Seconds” article, the roster chose which members are the most soft-spoken or the reluctant to jump into a conversation. The consensus top pick appears to be a defensive-minded, second-year wing from the University of Alabama, as well as another former Crimson Tide standout he played with in college.
Among your Pelicans teammates, who is the quietest?
Devonte’ Graham:“He’s kind of coming out of his shell now, but at first it was Herb Jones. He’s kind of opened that book now. Herb was the quietest rookie (last season) – Jose Alvarado and Trey Murphy are not quiet. (Among this season’s rookies), Dyson Daniels is kind of quiet. Unfortunately E.J. (Liddell) hurt himself, so he hasn’t been able to be as vocal.”
Jaxson Hayes: “The quietest might be Herb or Brandon Ingram, but both of them start talking a lot once you get to know them. Honestly, the quietest right now is E.J. Liddell.”
Willy Hernangomez: “Not including the new guys, Kira Lewis and Herb.”
Brandon Ingram: “Herb Jones.”
Herb Jones: “Me.”
Kira Lewis Jr.: “Me.” [laughs]
Naji Marshall: “Herb.”
Trey Murphy: “Our team is really goofy. To the public, there are probably a lot of people who (seem) quiet, but I don’t know of anyone quiet on our team. I want them to talk less. [smiles] But I’d probably say Dyson Daniels. He talks, but he doesn’t put a lot of bass in his voice.” [laughs]
Larry Nance Jr.: “B.I.”
Garrett Temple: “Herb Jones, for sure.”
Jonas Valanciunas: “Kira.”
Zion Williamson: “Kira, but he knows how to move a certain way. When he wants you to hear him, you’ll hear him.”