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2019-20 New Orleans Pelicans Schedule: As Josh Hart said, “30!! We lit!”

The 2019-20 regular season schedules were released across the league yesterday, and the vast majority of immediate reactions by New Orleans fans were super positive — the Pelicans are going to appear on national television a grand total of...

Zion Williamson, Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker attending NBA Rookie Transition Program

After having fun with one another, doing interviews and posing for various pictures in the NBA rookie photo shoot over the weekend, Zion Williamson, Jaxson Hayes, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and much of the rest of the 2019 draft class are...

Predicting New Orleans Pelicans closing lineup in 2019-20 season

Which New Orleans Pelicans will finish most games? Will Alvin Gentry entrust a certain five or six players or do you expect the head coach to pay particular attention to matchups/stick with the hot guy/lineup often down the stretch? Jason...

First Look at Zion’s Trading Cards Spawned from New Partnership with Panini America

Zion’s list of partnerships continues to grow as the 2019 number overall pick agreed to an exclusive deal with Panini America. “I’m truly excited to be a member of the Panini family, a company that continues to raise the...

Predicting New Orleans Pelicans rotation and minutes at start of 2019-20 season

Many have already had something to say on the matter so let’s drop our two cents: Who do you see in the New Orleans Pelicans rotation and how many minutes will they receive from Alvin Gentry at the start...

Predicting the start of Zion Williamson’s career with the New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson is undoubtedly going to be in the thick of the race for the 2020 Rookie of the Year Award, but how do you expect his career begins? Will he take the league by storm from day one...

Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball and Jrue Holiday top many lists of favorite New Orleans...

With so many different faces on New Orleans roster, give me a list of your favorite top five Pelicans you will follow more closely than others this season and why. Jason Albert: Zion Williamson: He’s going to be a phenom and...

David Griffin didn’t take blatant and direct shot at LeBron James

In the blink of an eye, the executive vice president of basketball operations for the New Orleans Pelicans is suddenly under fire. According to a Sports Illustrated article published yesterday, David Griffin was not only miserable during his time with...

By The Numbers: New Orleans Pelicans may not be contenders, but postseason well within...

The first two parts of our By The Numbers series included overviews of the Pelicans’ overall WAR production and the defensive contributions to those totals, all with the help of FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO system. This, our third and final part,...

Away from Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors Ready To Break Out

Fit matters. As much as we love to trumpet talent wins over all, optimization is important, vital even in some situations. The most expensive outfit for a child will make a man look like he belongs in a circus....

To optimize the Pelicans’ offense, Redick and Melli will need minutes and lots of...

The New Orleans Pelicans officially announced the signings of 13-year veteran JJ Redick and 28-year old Euroleague big man, Nicolo Melli this past week bolstering a rotation that lacked a healthy dose of floor spacers. Redick and Melli solve...

Zion Williamson conditioning program shows progress, Nicolo Melli signing made official and JJ Redick...

The New Orleans Saints opened up their much anticipated training camp today, and while that alone is enough excitement in itself for the entire city, we were also pleasantly surprised to see Zion Williamson in attendance — looking a...

Zion Williamson’s reported 7-year, $75 million contract with Nike’s Jordan Brand a solid deal...

Zion Williamson announced via Instagram yesterday that he has signed on to become the newest face of Nike’s Jordan Brand, ending one of the most awaited sneaker sagas in recent history. Williamson’s deal with Jordan Brand, which will now...

By The Numbers: Can recent acquisitions elevate New Orleans Pelicans defense to elite?

With the help of FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO system, Part 1 of our By the Numbers series featured an exploration of the Wins Above Replacement totals accumulated by the current Pelicans roster last season, how those totals are likely to...

Nicolo Melli Could Be New Orleans Pelicans’ Unsung Hero

Few teams made turnarounds as massive as the New Orleans Pelicans did this offseason. They survived the aftermath of the Anthony Davis debacle and recovered better than anybody could have expected. After passing the draft with flying colors, adding...

New Orleans Pelicans sign Josh Gray to two-way contract

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the New Orleans Pelicans will sign 25-year-old point guard Josh Gray to a two-way contract. Guard Josh Gray has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, agent EJ Kusnyer...

Reassessing the Baby Pelicans’ Ceilings with Bleacher Report NBA’s, Jonathan Wasserman

The young Pels wasted no time introducing themselves to Las Vegas on Monday night, July 8th. Less than one minute into the contest, 17th overall pick Nickeil Alexander-Walker drilled a three then threaded two defenders, hitting Jaxson Hayes in...

David Griffin’s aura and philosophy have New Orleans Pelicans flying in right direction

There are many different approaches to leadership, and there may be no greater evidence of that than through the styles of David Griffin and his predecessor, Dell Demps. This isn’t intended as any piling on Demps. The results were...

New Orleans Pelicans, David Griffin introduce Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and Derrick...

The New Orleans Pelicans continued to showcase their offseason overhaul as they introduced their four newest acquisitions in Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and Derrick Favors on Tuesday. Executive Vice President David Griffin began the press conference by...

By The Numbers: The past, present and future of the 2019-20 Pelicans

From points to steals to three-point percentage, basketball actions are inextricably linked to the statistics recording them. Some stats, like WAR (wins above replacement) go even further, as they attempt to quantify all of a player’s contributions to their...

New Orleans Pelicans waiving Christian Wood, introducing Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Derrick Favors and...

The New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with Christian Wood today, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Sources: New Orleans has waived forward Christian Wood.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 15, 2019 This news shouldn’t come as the greatest of surprises. The...