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Steven Adams palms a ball, guarded by a Wizards player, as he waits to pass it to his teammate. | Brad Mills-USA TODAY SportsMoving forward, one can envision a significant role for the current New Orleans starting center After...
Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY SportsHow will New Orleans respond after two deflating overtime losses? Following two straight overtime losses in which the team relinquished not insignificant late fourth quarter leads, nothing would be more Pelicans than beating a favorite of...
POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY SportsZion Williamson scores 34 points in his MSG debut but the game sadly winds up another teachable moment for New Orleans The New Orleans Pelicans entered Madison Square Garden carrying a sparkly 7-1 record in Sunday...
Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty ImagesNew Orleans has been really struggling from deep over the last six games The New Orleans Pelicans will be looking for redemption today against the New York Knicks and the best avenue...
Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesThe New York Knicks post-Bill Clinton have stunk up the whole NBA — but those glory years of Ewing, Starks, and Van Gundy are back again with an unlikely group of players surrounding “immediate turnaround”...
Brad Mills-USA TODAY SportsNew Orleans lets another sizable lead in regulation slip through their fingers In a game that the Pelicans needed to win in order to keep pace with the teams ahead of them in the Western Conference...
Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty ImagesNeeding a three-point booster shot and having another defender go up against Beal and Westbrook should dramatically increase the odds of victory Lonzo Ball informed the media in this morning’s shootaround that...
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY SportsJulius Randle received more help than Zion Williamson The New Orleans Pelicans had their three-game winning streak come to a disappointing end Wednesday night, as they fell to the New York Knicks 116-106. Zion Williamson filled...
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY SportsBoth teams are going for their fourth win in a row. Only one streak will remain intact. The New Orleans Pelicans will be without Lonzo Ball for tonight’s matchup against the New York Knicks. Ball, who...
Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty ImagesThis matchup between New Orleans and New York looks juicy! The Pelicans are one of several teams currently sporting the third-best win steak in the league. Another squad riding three wins in a...
Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesIngram Leads with 34, Zion with 30; D’Aaron Fox goes for 43 Sometimes your favorite team plays a clunker. As an Illinois basketball uberfan, I can attest. And then sometimes you get to play the...
Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesDid you know that New Orleans is in the midst of an easy portion of the schedule? After squeezing past the Cavaliers Tuesday, the Kings are on tap tonight for the Pelicans, with the Knicks...
Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesCan New Orleans take care of business against a lesser opponent on consecutive nights? After a 116-109 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New Orleans Pelicans are returning to the hardwood 24 hours later, hosting...
Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty ImagesSeveral roster moves were announced today The New Orleans Pelicans announced a couple of roster moves today, waiving two-way player Will Magnay while agreeing on a two-way contract with 30-year-old journeyman James Nunnally....
David Richard-USA TODAY SportsZion Williamson and Brandon Ingram were special offensively, but they need to start setting the example defensively too This shouldn’t have been a competitive game that required a win in clutch time. The Cavaliers have been...