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Chris Miller
June 15, 2019 - 5:51 pm
ESPN reports the New Orleans Pelicans are sending Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first round draft picks, according to The New Orleans Advocate . The trade would bring to an end a saga that began late January, when Davis' agent said the...
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Mark Menard
May 30, 2019 - 5:54 pm
You know that national media talking point about Zion Williamson heading back to Duke to avoid being taken by the Pelicans in the upcoming NBA Draft? The hot take heard ‘round the Crescent City can be officially put to bed. Today Williamson signed with professional representation, effectively...
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Seth Dunlap
May 28, 2019 - 8:06 pm
Louisiana was recently ranked as the worst state in the country to live in, the third straight year the state has held this dubious honor. Today, all residents of the state got another reminder why. The Louisiana state legislature sunk a bill that would have allowed legalized sports gambling in the...
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Seth Dunlap
May 24, 2019 - 1:48 pm
NBA free agency will start a bit earlier than usual. The NBA and NBA Players Association announced an agreement on Friday to modify the time that teams can begin negotiations with free agents. Previously, the official free agency start time was 12:01 a.m. ET on July first. The new agreement moves...
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Seth Dunlap
May 22, 2019 - 9:38 pm
Pelican's guard Jrue Holiday was honored as one of the NBA's best defensive players for the second consecutive season. Holiday was named to the NBA's All-Defensive second team, one year after being named to the first team. He was the third ranked guard, accumulating 90 points from voters, behind...
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Seth Dunlap
May 21, 2019 - 6:17 pm
The moment NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announced the Pelicans had claimed the top pick in this year's NBA draft it was a forgone conclusion that Zion Williamson would be headed to New Orleans. The Pelicans, already savoring their fortune at landing the No. 1 selection, shouldn't be content...
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January 16, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena.
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Seth Dunlap
May 20, 2019 - 11:30 pm
It’s impossible to succinctly define the interconnected internet era we live in, but one word quickly comes to mind: hate. It’s so much easier to hate greatness than to appreciate it, probably because the latter requires a nuanced evaluation where emotions are set aside, an impossible task in the...
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Steve Geller
May 20, 2019 - 1:21 pm
There’s been some good luck brewing for New Orleans of late following the NOLA No Call in the NFC championship game. American Idol just crowned a winner, Laine Hardy, who is from Livingston, Louisiana, and the New Orleans Pelicans recently defied draft lottery odds to win the top pick in this year’...
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Mark Menard
May 19, 2019 - 12:31 pm
The Pelicans have a number of decisions to make this summer, ranging from easy (who to take with the #1 draft choice) to considerably more difficult (where to ship Anthony Davis when he officially turns down his max contract offer). Now, it seems the team's executive vice president of basketball...
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Seth Dunlap
May 17, 2019 - 2:52 pm
Sources inside the Pelicans have told WWL Radio that earlier reports of Pelican's owner Gayle Benson blocking a potential Anthony Davis trade to the Los Angeles Lakers were false. ESPN's Jackie MacMullan reported earlier today that she was hearing "scuttlebutt" that Benson was saying she would...
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