New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) brings the ball up the court against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center.
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Amos Morale III
October 21, 2019 - 4:00 pm
The NBA's No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after having surgery Monday to repair a torn right lateral meniscus, the New Orleans Perlicans announced in a news release. The the surgery was performed by Dr. Jason Folk and team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Misty...
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Don Ames
October 17, 2019 - 10:37 pm
The NBA's newest star will miss the final preseason game of his rookie season with a knee injury. According to a Pelicans' spokesperson, Zion Williamson will sit out Friday's game against the New York Knicks with "right knee soreness." Zion did not travel with the team to New York on Thursday and...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) shoots over Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) in the second half at the Smoothie King Center.
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Amos Morale III
October 11, 2019 - 11:38 pm
The Pelicans are now 3-0 in the preseason after a second-straight come-from-behind victory. Earlier this week, New Orleans erased a 23-point deficit to beat the Bulls in Chicago, 127-125. This win came at home against the Utah Jazz as New Orleans picked up a 128-127 victory in front of the...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) dunks during a open practice at the Smoothie King Center.
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Amos Morale III
October 05, 2019 - 9:00 pm
Pelicans executive vice president David Griffin took the microphone at the end of the Pelicans open practice Saturday at the Smoothie-King Center and called on the NBA’s top draft pick to give the fans one last dunk before they went home. Zion Williamson had missed on a couple spectacular attempts...
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New Orleans Pelicans players Lonzo Ball (left) and Zion Williamson (center) and Jaxson Hayes (right) look on from the sidelines before the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Houston Texans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Amos Morale III
October 03, 2019 - 1:38 pm
The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans share a campus just like most college athletic programs. So when Pelicans rookie Jaxson Hayes and Saints rookie Lil’Jordan Humphrey saw each other in the cafeteria at the Ochsner Sports Performance Facility, the place where both franchises practiced, it was just...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) poses for a portrait during Media Day at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.
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Amos Morale III
October 02, 2019 - 3:35 pm
Two days into Pelicans training camp and New Orleans' top draft pick Zion Williamson is already delivering the "wow" moments. Williamson threw down an alleyoop of a pass from fellow new Pelican Lonzo Ball that bounced off the backboard. The dunk had all of his teammates and coaches out of their...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) poses for a portrait during Media Day at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.
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Amos Morale III
September 30, 2019 - 5:43 pm
The New Orleans Pelicans held their annual Media Day Monday morning ahead of the start of training camp and most of the talk surrounding the completely renovated roster was about the franchise’s biggest offseason acquisition in the No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson. “He’s a mutant,” Pelicans...
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Jul 10, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans player Zion Williamson arrives on the red carpet at Microsoft Theatre.
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Seth Dunlap
August 19, 2019 - 7:05 pm
NBA rookies love Zion Williamson to be a breakout star this season, but think two of his former college teammates will go on to have better or equal careers. In the league's annual survey of incoming rookies , just 5% of voters tabbed Williamson to have the best career of any rookie. Conversely, 35...
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Jul 13, 2019; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (left) talks with forward/center Anthony Davis (right) after a press conference at the UCLA Health Training Center.
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Seth Dunlap
August 02, 2019 - 7:24 pm
Pelicans fans won't have to wait long for the return of Anthony Davis. The Los Angeles Lakers, with Davis and LeBron James in tow, will play in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center on Nov. 27, marking their first trip of the season to the Crescent City. That according to The Athletic's Shams...
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August 01, 2019 - 8:48 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports. Brees sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans' pro sports scene, and is eager to share what he...
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