The Pelicans are desperately seeking frontcourt help, particularly a center they can put next to blossoming star Anthony Davis. New Orleans sent Robin Lopez to Portland in the offseason as part of the deal that landed them Evans, but have not been able to replace him. For the last four games, coach Monty Williams has gone with Alexis Ajinca, signed from the French League last month, as his starting center. Additionally, the Pelicans have been without power forward Ryan Anderson for the last three games, as he recovers from a herniated disc suffered in a head-to-head collision with Gerald Wallace last week. Even when healthy, though, Williams prefers to bring Anderson’s scoring punch off the bench.