New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans: 3 players who need to step up after All-Star Break

The New Orleans Pelicans are trying to chase their way into the NBA playoffs, but a few guys on their team need to step up into bigger spots. Heading into the final two months of the regular season, the New Orleans Pelicans are entering an exciting time for their young core, though they’ll need...

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6 hours ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans: 3 observations about Zion Williamson’s early play

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is 10 games into his NBA career. Here are three observations with things he can improve moving forward. Zion Williamson is the NBA’s most anticipated star since LeBron James, and while his debut was delayed due too a knee injury, he’s been nothing...

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7 hours ago, Hoops Habit, New Orleans Pelicans

3 adjustments Alvin Gentry needs to make after All-Star break

Alvin Gentry has helped turn the New Orleans Pelicans’ season around, but he needs to make some adjustments for the playoff push. Alvin Gentry spent much of the first half of the season on the hot seat after the Pelicans had a catastrophic 6-22 start. Gentry managed not to lose the team (or his...

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7 hours ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson sits second on NBA Rookie Ladder

Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans is making his case for Rookie of the Year, but does he have enough time to catch Ja Morant? On February 13th, NBA.com released its most recent update to the 2019-2020 rookie ladder, and once again, Zion Williamson found himself behind Ja Morant in...

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9 hours ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson studied the greats in hopes to become one

New Orleans Pelicans rookie phenom Zion Williamson not only watched all-time great players growing up, he hopes one day to become one himself. The New Orleans Pelicans know they have a star in the making in Zion Williamson. What  impresses them more is how much greater he wants to become. At only...

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1 day ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans: 3 things the team needs to improve for playoff push

With improved play and an increasing win total, the New Orleans Pelicans are making a push for that coveted playoff spot. To say this is even a possibility for the New Orleans Pelicans after the 0-13 start to the season is a testament to the hard work and dedication by the players and the coaches. […] New...

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1 day ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans: Nicolò Melli could play key role in late season push

Providing a punch off the New Orleans Pelicans bench in his first year of NBA basketball, Nicolò Melli can help his team make a surge into the playoffs. After a great weekend of festivities in Chicago for the All-Star Break, the New Orleans Pelicans and the rest of the league now have to refocus...

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1 day ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

Start of Zion Williamson era creating hardships too quickly for some New Orleans Pelicans season ticket holders

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images Zion and the team’s rise to relevance has come at a great cost. From the genesis of basketball in 2002 to now, the New Orleans Pelicans pursuit of relevance has continually come up short. This checkered history introduced just seven playoff appearances...

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1 day ago, The Bird Writes, New Orleans Pelicans

2020 NBA All-Star Game a good start but further improvements would greatly enhance future weekends

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Team LeBron edging out Team Giannis 157-155 was great fun so lets tweak the whole schedule of events! The NBA All-Star weekend is threatening to fall into the same abyss that has claimed the Pro Bowl and the Major League Baseball All-Star game. It really...

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1 day ago, The Bird Writes, New Orleans Pelicans

2020 NBA All-Star Gamethread: Brandon Ingram marks 8th All-Star representative of New Orleans Pelicans franchise

Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports Can he win the Kobe Bryant MVP Award??? The big star-studded exhibition contest kicks off tonight at 7:00 p.m. Central, and Brandon Ingram has earned the chance to show off his impressive growth in his fourth season (24.9 PTS, 6.4 REB, 4.2 AST) on the world stage, coming...

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2 days ago, The Bird Writes, New Orleans Pelicans

Brandon Ingram in All-Star Game is big for the New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans will have only one player in the NBA All-Star game and his name is not Zion, which could mean big things for the Pelicans. If you watched the last two New Orleans Pelicans’ games and had to guess which player would represent them in the All-Star game, your answer would...

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2 days ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

Pelicans: Here’s 14 things that defined Brandon Ingram’s first All-Star nod

While it took him a few years to find his way in the NBA, Brandon Ingram put up a glowing first half for the New Orleans Pelicans and still has growing room. It’s Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, and while that date might not mean that much too some, to Brandon Ingram, it marks his seemingly […] Pelicans:...

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2 days ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans: 3 storylines to follow after All-Star Break

The New Orleans Pelicans have done an impressive job getting their season back on track, but with just about a third of the season left, they need to make a run. While the All-Star weekend brings much-needed rest for players and coaches around the league, the New Orleans Pelicans really have to use this...

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2 days ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson’s best dunks from the NBA Rising Stars game

Between half-court alley-oops and an impromptu “dunk contest” Zion Williamson brought a surge of electricity to the 2020 NBA Rising Stars Challenge. However, among his array of highlights, one unforgettable moment headlined the night. With the rest of the NBA enjoying a week off from regular-season...

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3 days ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

How the New Orleans Pelicans could win All-Star Saturday triple crown

While there aren’t any New Orleans Pelicans taking flight this All-Star Saturday, the team has the firepower to own the weekend in the future. Today is Feb. 15, 2020, a very exciting day for fans around the league. While New Orleans Pelicans fans might be disappointed that none of their players...

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3 days ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson Says He'll Be in 2021 NBA Dunk Contest If Pelicans Are Winning

Zion Williamson isn't wasting any time letting his intentions known for next year's NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The New Orleans Pelicans superstar is 100 percent in—as long as the Pels are winning, that is...

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3 days ago, Bleacher Report, New Orleans Pelicans

Can the Pelicans push their way into the playoffs?

New Orleans was 6-22 on Dec. 17. Now it has eyes on the 8-seed in the West. As Zion Williamson evolves into a star, the Pelicans still have postseason aspirations.

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4 days ago, ESPN, New Orleans Pelicans

Diverted from Bahamas, Pelicans rookie Nicolo Melli peculiar Rising Stars selection

Diverted from Bahamas, Pelicans rookie Nicolo Melli peculiar Rising Stars selection

When David Griffin congratulated Melli yesterday on getting selected for All-Star Weekend, Melli didn't believe it.

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4 days ago, NBC Sports, New Orleans Pelicans

All 3 New Orleans Pelicans players can maximize their Rising Stars debut

In a unique position to send three players to the Rising Stars Challange tonight in Chicago, the New Orleans Pelicans’ will have chances to soar in the Windy City. Let the festivities begin! It’s time for All-Star Weekend in Chicago, as the action begins with the Rising Stars Challange on...

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4 days ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans

Player Grades from the New Orleans Pelicans 123-118 loss to the Thunder

The New Orleans Pelicans suffered a frustrating 123-118 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder despite Zion’s career-high 32 points. The New Orleans Pelicans were hoping to carry the momentum of four straight wins into the All-Star break, but they ran into a scrappy, professional Thunder team that did...

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4 days ago, Pelican Debrief, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder

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