Five things to know about the Pelicans on Oct. 2, 2017

by Jim Eichenhofer

1)      The Pelicans hosted their annual open practice Saturday, in front of a huge gathering of 6,500 fans.

2)      Check out photos from the fun-filled event.

3)      New Orleans will practice today in the Smoothie King Center, ahead of Tuesday’s preseason home opener in the same venue vs. Chicago. Check later for coverage of Monday's practice.

4)      Go “Off the Court” with Pelicans two-way contract signee Charles Cooke.

5)      Read more about Jalen Jones’ background in the G League, from the man who broadcasted his games in Maine last season.