New Orleans Pelicans

American professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans Pelicans: American professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana
The New Orleans Pelicans are an American professional basketball team based in New Orleans. The Pelicans compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games in the Smoothie King Center.


NBA Teams Kneel During National Anthem to Open Season [Video]

NBA Teams Kneel During National Anthem to Open Season

"Black Lives Matter" shirts were worn by players and coaches from the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans.

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Pelicans fire coach Alvin Gentry after five seasons; Ty Lue, Jason Kidd among possible replacements

Alvin Gentry, who had one season remaining on his contract, was 175-225 in five seasons. New Orleans made the playoffs once during his tenure. - Published

NBA season restarts with a nod to Black Lives Matter and 2 games that went down to the wire

nba season restarts with a nod to black lives matter and 2 games that went down to the wire
(CNN)The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers took their game down to the wire on Thursday -- just like the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans did earlier in the night. LeBron James was..
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Jazz center Rudy Gobert, whose positive COVID-19 test led to NBA shutdown, hits winning free throws to beat Pelicans as season resumes

In a bit of symmetry, Rudy Gobert scored the first and last points in Utah's win, months after his positive COVID-19 test led the NBA to shut down. - Published

Zion Williamson says he's a 'hooper,' can play full game vs. Jazz, but Pelicans call him game-time decision

Zion Williamson says he's a "hooper" and can play entire game vs. Jazz, but after his lengthy absence, Pelicans are calling him a game-time decision. - Published

Zion Williamson practicing, could play in Pelicans’ opener

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Zion Williamson returned to New Orleans Pelicans practice for the first time in nearly two weeks on Tuesday night and coach Alvin Gentry said the NBA’s top overall draft pick ......
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Pelicans' Zion Williamson excited by return

Pelicans forward Zion Williamson says he feels fortunate to be able to resume his NBA rookie season. (July 2) - Published

New Orleans aquarium names newborn penguin after Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson

A New Orleans aquarium announced that their adorable newborn African penguin chick has been named Zion in honor of the Pelicans rookie. - Published

Pelicans' Williamson pledges to cover arena employees' salaries for month

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson pledges to cover the salaries of the employees of the team's Smoothie King Center for the next month.
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Pelicans' Zion Williamson latest NBA star to donate to support arena employees

The New Orleans rookie pledged to cover the salaries of Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days, the initial length of the NBA shutdown. - Published

LeBron James scores season-high 40 points for Lakers

LeBron James scores a season-high 40 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the visiting New Orleans Pelicans 118-109 on Tuesday.
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Zion Williamson tantalizes in debut, but Pelicans will wait to fully unleash him

Zion Williamson posted 17 of his 22 points in just over three minutes in fourth quarter. He played 22 minutes total as Pelicans handle him with care. - Published

'It was everything I dreamed of' - Williamson impresses on NBA debut

Zion Williamson impresses on his long-awaited NBA debut but his 17 straight fourth-quarter points were not enough to earn the New Orleans Pelicans victory against the San Antonio Spurs.
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Zion Williamson puts on show with fourth-quarter barrage, but Pelicans fall to Spurs in NBA debut

After a quiet three-plus quarters, Zion Williamson erupted for 17 points in a three-minute span in the fourth during his NBA debut for the Pelicans. - Published

Pelicans' Williamson to make debut after rehab

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson discusses his long rehab from knee surgery just before the regular season begins. (Jan. 21) - Published

Zion Williamson says he wanted to 'punch a wall or kick chairs' during recovery

The 2019 No. 1 draft pick finally will make his NBA debut Wednesday with the New Orleans Pelicans. His lengthy rehab from knee surgery tested him. - Published

Zion Williamson era finally here, but what type of player will Pelicans see?

Will Zion Williamson live up to the hype or will his size — and the way he throws his weight around — doom him to an injury-prone NBA career? - Published

Pelicans' Zion Williamson expected to play Jan. 22 against Spurs in career opener

The most awaited rookie to play an NBA game since LeBron James in 2003 is expected to make his career debut at home against San Antonio. - Published

New Orleans Pelicans vice president on Zion Williamson's return: 'When he's ready, he's going to play'

Zion Williamson has returned to full practice with the Pelicans, but there is still no timetable for his return. - Published

Inside Lakers star Anthony Davis' dominant homecoming against New Orleans

LA Lakers star Anthony Davis logged a season-high 41 points in a dominant homecoming performance against his former team, the New Orleans Pelicans. - Published

Hong Kong protesters crash NBA opening night party

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA's opening night party on Tuesday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defense of their championship..
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Pelicans' Zion Williamson out six-to-eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery

New Orleans drafted Zion Williamson No. 1 overall in June. He suffered a right knee injury last week and had surgery to address a torn meniscus. - Published

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson expected to miss start of season

No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson is expected to be sidelined for the start of the NBA regular season. - Published

NBA: Number one rookie Zion Williamson scores 360 dunk in pre-season for New Orleans Pelicans

Number one NBA rookie Zion Williamson scores a 360 degree dunk for the New Orleans Pelicans, helping them to a 133-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
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Pelicans' Lonzo Ball unveils revamped jump shot: 'I've been working on it all summer'

After shooting 31.5% from 3-point range in his first two seasons, the first look at Lonzo Ball at Pelicans practice revealed a revamped jump shot. - Published

Lonzo Ball says he found out Lakers traded him to Pelicans on Twitter

In a radio interview, Lonzo Ball told host Big Boy that he found out he was traded to the Pelicans the same way everyone else did: on Twitter. - Published

Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with Saints

Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson's athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing prospect at a handful of positions on an NFL.. - Published

E'Twaun Moore Q&A: 'I didn’t know we were going to get all of that back for Anthony Davis'

E'Twaun Moore discusses the New Orleans Pelicans’ wild summer, Anthony Davis’ exit, the Zion Williamson era, 2019-20 expectations and more. - Published

New Pelicans forward Ingram says he's 'close' to normal

Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he's "pretty close" to resuming normal workouts as he continues to recover from surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm. Ingram says he has not resumed.. - Published

Pelicans waive forward-center Christian Wood

New Orleans Pelicans waive forward-center Christian Wood despite his productive showing with the club late last season. - Published

Grizzles, Timberwolves advance to Summer League title game

Brandon Clarke made a dunk with 10.7 left in overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 88-86 on Sunday in the NBA Summer League semifinals - Published

Top draft pick Williamson makes debut in game abandoned after earthquake

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Zion Williamson impresses in abbreviated debut at NBA Summer League

Zion Williamson put on an impressive display before leaving the Pelicans' game against the Knicks for precautionary reasons after a knee-to-knee hit. - Published

NBA draft winners and losers: Bol Bol, New Orleans Pelicans headline list

The NBA draft has come and gone, but before we look too far ahead, let's take a step back and examine the winners — and losers — from draft night. - Published

Six reasons Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans will be NBA's most exciting show

Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball will attract plenty of NBA attention as the New Orleans Pelicans' rebuilding effort takes shape. - Published

Four reasons No. 1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson won't win Rookie of the Year

The New Orleans Pelicans have said they are building their team around Zion Williamson, but that comes with added pressure to perform. - Published

NBA draft: New Orleans Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick

Zion Williamson won several national accolades as a freshman at Duke and his game - which includes size, skill, strength, speed and acumen - is rare. - Published

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LaVar Ball makes tasteless remark to ESPN's Molly Qerim

LaVar Ball went on ESPN’s First Take on Monday to discuss the trade that sent his son, Lonzo Ball, from the Lakers to the New Orleans Pelicans. - Published

Anthony Davis trade to Lakers expected to spark major shake-ups around NBA

The Toronto Raptors held their championship parade Monday after winning their first NBA Finals. And superstar Anthony Davis has been traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to the L.A. Lakers, a..
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Secret to his success? Pelicans' David Griffin struck quickly with Anthony Davis trade

Two months into his job as executive VP of basketball operations for the Pelicans, David Griffin has set up the team for the present and the future. - Published

LaVar Ball guarantees Lakers will never win another title after Lonzo included in Anthony Davis trade

LaVar Ball weighed in on the Lakers sending his son, Lonzo, to the Pelicans in the trade for Anthony Davis. - Published

New Orleans Pelicans to hire Swin Cash in front office role, per report

Swin Cash, who won three WNBA titles and was a four-time all-star, is joining the New Orleans Pelicans' front office, according to an ESPN report. - Published