The Pelicans were a so-so defensive rebounding team last year, but they want to get even better. Trading for Steven Adams should help. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound Kiwi center is as physical and unafraid of contact as any player in the league. For years in Oklahoma City, he boxed out and let Russell Westbrook fly in and grab rebound, which jump-started the fastbreak. Next to Adams, Zion Williamson must provide some support. Last season, the coaching staff encouraged him to grab rebounds and push the pace himself. The problem was that he didn’t grab opponents’ misses very often. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t be an excellent defensive rebounder. He has a 45-inch vertical.