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Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty ImagesA good player, but it’s coming at a cost — the Pels are dealing away a protected 2022 first-round pick The New Orleans Pelicans are adding Devonte’ Graham via a sign-and-trade from the...
Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesThe much-maligned Ball is moving onto his third NBA team After months and months of smoke, there was indeed a raging fire burning in New Orleans. As soon as free agency began, reports immediately revealed...
Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesThe latest news regarding Kyle Lowry, Lonzo Ball, Spencer Dinwiddie — and two newest names popping onto the radar We’re just four hours away from teams being able to negotiate with free agents (5:00...
Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty ImagesIf Chris Paul, Mike Conley Jr. and Kyle Lowry prove unattainable, there’s other choices Today’s the day the madness begins. When the clock strikes 5 PM central, the Woj Bombs and Sham Wows will be...
Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesLanding Trey Murphy and Herbert Jones at picks 17 and 35 garnered good grades What overall grade would you give the Pelicans for emerging from the 2021 NBA Draft with Trey Murphy III and...
Gary Cosby Jr. via Imagn Content Services, LLCA future NBA defensive stopper? With the 35th pick of the 2021 NBA Draft, David Griffin and the New Orleans Pelicans selected Herbert Jones, a 6’7 wing from the University of Alabama....
Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesPelicans sorely need perimeter shooting. They landed one of the best from this draft! With the 17th pick of the 2021 NBA Draft, David Griffin and the New Orleans Pelicans selected Trey Murphy...
Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesHappy Draft Day, everybody! As of this writing, the New Orleans Pelicans are slated to pick at the 17th, 35th, 43rd, 51st and 53rd slots, but it’s unlikely that it’ll play out as such. For...
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThere should be an interesting mix of players to select from like Joe Wieskamp, Kessler Edwards, David Johnson and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl The New Orleans Pelicans are scheduled to make four picks in the second round of...
Aaron Doster-USA TODAY SportsExpect a premium to be placed on shooting Following the agreed-upon trade with the Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas, the New Orleans Pelicans are now slotted to select 17th in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Having dropped down seven...
Chuck Cook-USA TODAY SportsThis deal represents a good move for New Orleans as it provides much-needed flexibility and a better overall player The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, their 10th and 40th picks...
Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty ImagesMaking sense of the Kyle Lowry, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Steven Adams and Myles Turner puzzle pieces Don’t be surprised if the New Orleans Pelicans starting lineup has up to three new faces...
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsGood versatile defenders who can help offensively is the name of the game Rumors have been abound for weeks regarding the 10th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, but if the Pelicans decide to...
NBAE via Getty ImagesThe one-time Hornets player checks a lot of key boxes The Pelicans have made it official: Willie Green will be standing on the sidelines as the eighth head coach in New Orleans franchise history when the...
Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty ImagesLanded a favorite! The SB Nation NBA sites conducted a mock draft last week and The Bird Writes selected 6’9 forward Franz Wagner from the University of Michigan. If the 10th overall pick is kept,...