Tristan Thompson started with the first unit at center over Anderson Varejao in Wednesday's scrimmage.
The Pelicans will monitor Jrue Holiday's workload at practice this month.
Coach Doc Rivers said he's talked about playing Spencer Hawes, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin together in limited situations.
Coach Frank Vogel said Rodney Stuckey could be in similar sets as Lance Stephenson was last season.
Wesley Matthews missed some of Wednesday's practice due to an illness.
Festus Ezeli (knee surgery) was back at practice on Wednesday.
Jared Sullinger said that he's still not where he needs to be on conditioning.
Kobe Bryant went through practice on Wednesday.
Steve Nash worked with the first unit at practice on Wednesday.
Jordan Hill was in the first unit at practice on Wednesday.
Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Wesley Johnson, Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill were scrimmaging together in the first unit at practice on Wednesday.
Ryan Kelly suffered a moderate left hamstring strain on Wednesday and is out indefinitely.
Vitor Faverani (knee) sat out of practice on Wednesday due to swelling.
Tyler Hansbrough has been working on his 3-pointers this summer, according to Patrick Patterson.
Coach Brad Stevens said on Wednesday that the best best is to make Kelly Olynyk a big part of the Celtics.