New Orleans Pelicans

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July 07, 2019 - 5:43 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zion Williamson's summer league is over. The New Orleans Pelicans announced Saturday that the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft will not play any more at the Summer League in Las Vegas because of a bruised left knee. The team stressed the move is precautionary. "Zion will move...
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Steve Geller
July 05, 2019 - 9:38 am
The Pelicans open Summer League play tonight in Las Vegas, and typically it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But, a sold out arena awaits the NBA debut of Zion Williamson. Another one for Zion Williamson… The consensus Men’s Basketball National Player of the Year has been named ACC Male Athlete of...
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The New Orleans Pelicans open NBA Summer League play tonight, and we get our first chance to see rookie Zion Williamson play in a Pels uniform. "New Orleans will begin summer league play on July 5 with a primetime matchup... with the New York Knicks," the team said in a news release. Williamson is...
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Sunday was a funday for the Pelicans who opened free agency with a bang, acquiring 3 new players for the roster. The team signed 3 point threat JJ Reddick, Euro forward Nicolo Melli and made a trade with the Utah Jazz to acquire big Derrick Favors. Redio.com sports NBA Insider Matt Steinmetz sees a...
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Dec 1, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) dunks the ball during the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
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Seth Dunlap
June 30, 2019 - 9:59 pm
David Griffin sure knows how to throw a party, and keep it going. The New Orleans Pelicans general manager continued to wheel and deal into the late hours of Sunday night as NBA Free agency opened. After signing sharpshooting guard JJ Redick and versatile European forward Nicolo Melli, Griffin wasn...
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Nov 14, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick (17) signals after a three-point basket during the second half against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center.
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Seth Dunlap
June 30, 2019 - 5:59 pm
The New Orleans Pelicans may have not landed a max-contract player in the early hours of NBA free agency, but they made a big splash nevertheless. And one that might benefit them more than a player carrying a huge, burdensome contract. The Pelicans agreed to terms with JJ Redick, the veteran three...
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Seth Dunlap
June 30, 2019 - 2:53 pm
Before there was Niko, now there's Nico. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to terms with European big man Nicolo Melli, sources have confirmed with WWL Radio. Melli accepted a two-year offer from the organization to make the move from the Euroleague to the NBA. Finances of the deal were not...
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Michael Cohen
We are counting down till NBA free agency opens this weekend to see what the Pelicans are going to do as they continue to rebuild the roster around Zion Williamson. Brad Botkin of CBS Sports joined Sports Talk and feels the team will be better next season, even though they dealt away All-Star...
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Seth Dunlap
June 26, 2019 - 3:44 pm
The New Pelicans have swiftly revamped their roster in the infant stages of the David Griffin era. Don’t expect that overhaul to be anywhere close to complete, as the team enters NBA free agency, which opens on Sunday, with $31.2 million in cap space to spend. Gone are Anthony Davis and Solomon...
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Chris Miller
June 26, 2019 - 7:58 am
Zion Williamson instantly became a favorite of New Orleans sports fans, and that includes other professional athletes -- case in point, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The Saints QB had a little gift ready for Williamson when the NBA's number one draft pick this year arrived at his hotel...
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