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Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesWho is ready to basketball?!? The NBA announced the first half of their 72-game 2020-21 regular season schedule on Friday, and if you’re a fan of nationally televised games, Zion Williamson and the New Orleans...
Photo by Brandon Dill/NBAE via Getty ImagesJarrod Uthoff, Rawle Alkins, Ike Anigbogu and Tony Carr will round out the roster With 20 players signed to various types of contracts (NBA rules do not allow for rosters to exceed that...
Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images“I just feel like New Orleans will always have a piece of our heart.” — Lauren Holiday Since LeBron James’ “The Decision” in the summer of 2010, the nature in which fans and media consume...
Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesPelicans envisioning Zion at the 3 is good news for his development Soon after the New Orleans Pelicans had won the 2019 NBA Draft lottery — and the giddiness subsided, I dreamt about the days...
Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty ImagesWith training camps opening across the NBA later this week, let’s delve into potential New Orleans Pelicans playing rotations to start the 2020-21 season. How do you think Stan Van Gundy should...
Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY SportsExcited to watch the Pelicans take the court? Let’s look at your options. NBA basketball is rapidly approaching. The New Orleans Pelicans will open training camp this week. The first of their two pre-season games is...
Photo by Courtesy of Kira Lewis Jr./NBAE via Getty ImagesHow would you judge the additions of Kira Lewis Jr., Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe and cast of free agents? With no more foreseeable offseason moves on the horizon, it’s time...
Photo by Jono Searle/Getty ImagesThe 22-year-old NBL center was coveted by multiple NBA teams The New Orleans Pelicans are adding Will Magnay from the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia to a two-way contract, according to ESPN’s Olgun Uluc....
Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesA definitive ranking of the former Pelican’s most festive performances Earlier this week, what had been rumored to be in the works for months had finally become official: Jrue Holiday had been...
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsThe details include five years and $158 million After months of speculation, the news is finally official. Brandon Ingram has agreed to a 5-year, $158 million maximum contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans, per...
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY SportsAs Ball enters the final year of his rookie contract a question looms. Just what is he? Lonzo Ball is a basketball player. A very good one at that. An incredible passer with the ability to...
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY SportsNew Orleans makes it clear Steven Adams is not a stopgap The New Orleans Pelicans really, really like Steven Adams. Not only did they shell out a first round pick, two second round picks, and George...
Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty ImagesThese two signings should be the finishing touches to the roster, once Brandon Ingram and Kira Lewis Jr. are officially brought on board as well. Free agents Wenyen Gabriel and Sindarius Thornwell have come to...
Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesAndrew Goodman of Brew Hoop stopped by to answer several questions To gain a better understanding of Eric Bledsoe, how Milwaukee followers perceive Jrue Holiday and the 4-team trade, and get a little local insight...
Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty ImagesPels add a rebounding machine who will slot behind Steven Adams on the depth chart Within the hour the four-team trade sending Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe to New Orleans became official, the Pelicans came...