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    D.C. National Guard chief: Pentagon dragged its feet on Jan. 6 backup NRCC chair cautions Trump against backing primary challenges for Republicans who voted to impeach © Carlos Osorio/AP Images Zion Williamson. Carlos Osorio/AP Images Since the end of January, Zion Williamson has been handling the ball more and more for the Pelicans. Williamson has been scoring at historic rates while the Pelicans have the top offense. Williamson was raised as a point guard, but even the Pelicans coaches have been somewhat surprised by his ability to adjust. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When Zion Williamson dominated the college basketball world as a freshman at Duke in 2018-19, a debate raged around the NBA universe: what position would he play in the pros? Was he too burly and too poor of a shooter to be a wing? Was he too short to battle NBA big men...
    Zion Williamson. Carlos Osorio/AP Images Since the end of January, Zion Williamson has been handling the ball more and more for the Pelicans. Williamson has been scoring at historic rates while the Pelicans have the top offense. Williamson was raised as a point guard, but even the Pelicans coaches have been somewhat surprised by his ability to adjust. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When Zion Williamson dominated the college basketball world as a freshman at Duke in 2018-19, a debate raged around the NBA universe: what position would he play in the pros? Was he too burly and too poor of a shooter to be a wing? Was he too short to battle NBA big men as a power forward or center?  As it turns out, the answer has been using him as a Point Zion. Since January 29, the New Orleans Pelicans have the NBA's...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Zion Williamson and Ja Morant will always be linked — both because they went with the first two picks in the 2019 NBA Draft and because of the way their Rookie of the Year duel shook out last season. But the friendly rivalry isn’t just a narrative construction. They honestly seem to enjoy going at each other and Zion, especially seems determined to make the most out of their matchups. The Pelicans have taken both of their matchups with the Grizzlies this season and the first — a 29-point explosion by Zion appears to have been a turning point. Since that first matchup, a Zion has been on a tear. He’s topped 20 points in all 13 games of the stretch that began with...
    Anthony Davis casts a long shadow over the Pelicans’ current rebuilding efforts but so far they’re doing just fine by Zion Williamson. In the short legacy of the New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis looms large. Technically drafted as a Hornet — a title he held for just one season before the franchise re-branded to more suit the swampy nature of their region — the current Los Angeles Lakers big man is still the most important figure in the team’s history since they became birds. A relocated, renamed team in a sort of half-expansion state, the Pelicans were granted a rare gift when the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and thus Davis, fell to them. Seemingly as a consolation prize, Michael Jordan and his miffed Charlotte organization got their name back from New Orleans a year later — Davis was the generational talent their perma-mediocre roster was...
    Churches are becoming COVID-19 vaccination sites for people of color Putin warns of foreign efforts to destabilize Russia NBA All-Star appearances are expected of a No. 1 overall draft pick who enters the league as the most celebrated prospect since LeBron James. Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft The Best Flashlight We've Ever Tested Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/26 SLIDES © Stephen Lew, USA TODAY Sports Feb. 17: Nassir Little, Portland Trail Blazers...
    Getty Images Jaylen Brown of the Celtics shoots against Willy Hernangomez of the Pelicans during the second half at the Smoothie King Center After the Boston Celtics’ disappointing 120-115 overtime loss against the New Orleans Pelicans — where they squandered a whopping 24-point lead, and in the process, wrote their name into the Pelicans’ history books — Celtics’ Jaylen Brown had an interesting postgame press conference. In the beginning, he talked about the overall disappointment that comes with losing a game where your team held a 24-point lead. “It’s tough, just a tough loss,” Brown said after the game. “Again, we 100% should have won. I’d like to have played better on both ends of the ball. Just a tough loss.” The Pelicans did a terrific job of disrupting Boston’s offensive rhythm when it mattered most. Breaking up plays that often forced the Celtics to scramble to second...
    Getty Images Zion Williamson of the Pelicans reacts during the second half against the Celtics at the Smoothie King Center The beginning felt like the makings of a signature regular-season win for the Boston Celtics — taking on the New Orleans Pelicans on the road — but in the end, it turned out to be the utter opposite. The Pelicans erased a 24-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime; where the New Orleans outscored the Celtics 12-7 and captured a 120-115 win over Boston. The historic victory marks the biggest comeback win in Pelicans franchise history.New Orleans Pelicans Erase 24-Point Deficit, Turn In Greatest Comeback Win In Franchise HistoryIt’s the first time New Orleans has ever won a game in which they trailed by as many as 24 points. Turning an 11-2 deficit into a double-digit advantage midway through the second frame; the Celtics were firing...
    The Portland Trail Blazers were able to get another key win. They defeated the New Orleans Pelicans in a game that went down the wire. Damian Lillard was sensational throughout the game, being one of the key scorers for the Blazers and keeping them in the game. Lillard made an incredible play in the dying moments of the game to give the Blazers the lead and the win. Damian Lillard unfazed by the close game Lillard spoke to a reporter after the game and revealed that he was not too worried when was heading into the dying moments of the game. He knew that even if the Pelicans were able to make it to the free-throw line, there was enough time in the game for the Blazers to come back down the court and take the lead. Therefore, he felt no pressure going down the court. READ MORE: ‘Playing Mortal...
    The Bulls have strong interest in trading for Lonzo Ball and here’s how Chicago can swing a deal for the talented Pelicans guard.  The Pelicans have decided that Lonzo Ball isn’t worth the contract he’ll be looking for once he hits restricted free agency. The Bulls clearly think otherwise. That’s why they’re being linked strongly with a move for the talented guard. The question that needs to be answered now is what Chicago needs to do if they want to get a deal done. They likely aren’t the only team interested in acquiring Ball so it’s in their best interest to conclude negotiations quickly. A protracted conversation with the Pelicans would give other teams a chance to swoop in and get the deal done. The Bulls aren’t blessed with a great deal of young talent that can help satisfy New Orleans’ desire to continue building around Zion Williamson and Brandon...
    RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice Says Daughters Are ‘Resilient’ Amid Life Changes Tactics for getting out of debt The Pelicans Need to Feed Zion Williamson When Hes Cooking The New Orleans Pelicans lost last night to the Dallas Mavericks to drop to 11-14 on the season. It was a close game at the half, but the Mavs turned a four-point lead into a 13-point lead by the end of regulation and left with a 143-130 victory. © Provided by The Big Lead Zion Williamson | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Part of the reason they pulled away in the final two quarters was the lack of impact by Zion Williamson. The former No. 1 overall pick had only five field goal attempts and 13 points in the second half. That's not a *bad* performance, per se, but the Pelicans could have won if they fed Williamson appropriately in the final 24 minutes,...
    CDC Suggests Tests for U.S. Flights; NYC Dining: Virus Update Buttigieg to quarantine after member of security detail tests positive for coronavirus The Bulls could be a perfect trade destination for Lonzo Ball Lonzo Ball is one of the most rumored players available on the trade market right now and the New York Pelicans have reportedly engaged teams about their interest in trading for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft. © Provided by HoopsHype Jan 8, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) shoots over Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) during the second half at the Smoothie King Center. Last week, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst mentioned that the Chicago Bulls are a potential suitor. This week, Matt Moore added that the Bulls are actually Ball’s preferred destination (via Action Network): “Multiple league sources told Action Network that Chicago is (currently) the...
    Sandra Sosa Tampico / 06.02.2021 15:23:25 The presence of canadian pelicans in the lagoon of Pueblo Viejo, in the north of Veracruz, It has become a spectacle and tourist attraction, the restaurateurs located in this area feed them daily. This species has managed to attract a greater number of diners who come to the restaurant area located on the shore of the lagoon, since the birds represent a beautiful postcard just by watching them swim. There are hundreds of pelicans that can be seen in the body of water during these dates, since emigrate from Canada during December moving away from the freezing winter and they stay in the north of Veracruz during the months of January, February and until March. According to head of the Ecology Directorate, Alejo Juárez Cruz, These birds fly thousands of kilometers to get away from the cold Canadian winter, each...
    Congress pays tribute to fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick Parler CEO fired by Rebekah Mercer-controlled board Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans live stream, TV channel, start time, prediction, odds, how to watch the NBA The New Orleans Pelicans will host the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night from the Smoothie King Center in NOLA. © Provided by For The Win The Pelicans have really struggled lately, losing 10 of their last 13 games and really searching for their identity this season. Brandon Ingram and Zion are the leading scorers and will look to put up some points tonight. As for the Suns, they come into this one on a three-game winning streak after beating the Mavs on Monday night. Can the Suns make it four in a row or will the Pelicans show up tonight? Tune in and find out, here is everything you need to know to...
    JJ Redick is bound to be on the move soon, with the Nets, 76ers and Celtics all interested. It’s unknown what the New Orleans Pelicans asking price is for one of the best three-point shooters in the game, but draft capital should be expected in any return. Redick has been a DNP for the past several games in anticipation of a move, so expect these talks to wrap up pretty quickly. Sources: The Pelicans are focusing on northeast teams — 76ers, Nets, Celtics — as potential trade destination for 15-year veteran JJ Redick. Details: https://t.co/vqZWaVlKXA — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 31, 2021 All three teams have a need for more shooting. The 76ers, for one, are finally spacing the floor around Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Adding Redick to a group of shooters that includes Tobias Harris, Danny Green and Seth Curry would only make the team with the...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Bradley Beal just keeps scoring. He’s already dropped a 60-piece this season, he hung 47 on the Pelicans Wednesday night and he’s averaging 41.0 per game over his last six. Unfortunately, the Wizards just keep losing. They’ve lost five of the last six games Beal played, six of their last seven overall and have dropped to a league-worst 3-11 on the season. Beal is clearly frustrated. He confirmed what we can all see by responding “Is the sky blue?” when asked by a reporter last night if he was indeed frustrated. He keeps saying he wants to win in Washington but that’s looking like an increasingly implausible scenario, a fact which can’t be lost on him. A trade may still be just a...
    Zion Williamson is almost like a bullet train on the basketball court. He is a bully inside the paint and he made that obvious ever since his rookie year. The Pelicans’ 4-7 record in the first 11 games is failing to reflect the kind of contribution he is making just second year into the league. Having said that, there are certainly some areas where he is struggling, because of which Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball are still the most dependable players in the team. Zanos also failed to stop LeBron James from putting on yet another dominant show. As a result, the Pelicans are coming of 5 consecutive losses as they face the Sacramento Kings. Jan 17, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; New Orleans Pelicans center Steven Adams (12) dunks the ball against the Sacramento Kings in the first quarter at the Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA...
    NBA : Tης Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net Zion scored 31 points with 13/15 two points please, while he was infallible from the line of fire with 5/5 accurate, while he added six rebounds in 35 minutes of participation. The Pelicans needed the great game of Zion but also the contribution of Ingram (22 points), Blencho (21) and Steven Adams to finally achieve a victory, after five consecutive unsuccessful results. Zion was unstoppable as shown by his accuracy percentages and if he was not loaded with a foul (4), he might have played more in the fourth period. New Orleans was even ahead with 19 points in the first half, but Fox’s incredible game with 43 points and 13 assists (17/27 shots) kept the Kings alive. They reached the point, 116-115 with a nail by Bagley (26 points, 10 rebounds), but Adams and Zion scored...
    NBA : By Eurohoops Team / info@eurohoops.net Los Angeles Lakers hosted New Orleans Pelicans in the match played last night in the NBA. The last champion Lakers managed to overthrow their opponent with a score of 112-95. With this result, the Lakers improved their grade to 11-3 while Pelicans’s grade remained at 4-7. In the Los Angeles team, LeBron James was the most influential name with 21 points – 11 assists – 8 rebounds, while Anthony Davis played a versatile game with 17 points – 6 rebounds – 5 assists – 3 steals – 3 blocks. While Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 16 points, Dennis Scroder contributed 12 points – 5 rebounds – 4 assists. Kyle Kuzma also managed a double-double with 11 points – 13 rebounds. In the New Orleans team, Zion Williamson had a double-double with 21 points – 12 rebounds, while...
    The Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans have leveraged superstar trades into a huge number of draft picks. But how far ahead of the pack are they? The past two years have seen a succession of enormous, superstar trades in the NBA, with Anthony Davis, Paul George, Russell Westbrook (twice), Chris Paul and now James Harden all being moved. In most cases, those deals have been built around hefty collections of draft picks heading in the opposite direction. In all, 16 present and future first-round picks changed hands in deals for those five players, not to mention a slew of pick swap options that were included. The result has been a concerted pooling of future draft capital in the hands of just a few teams.Which team has the most future draft picks: the Rockets, Thunder or Pelicans?The graph below covers the next seven drafts (2021-2026) which is...
    New Orleans Pelicans (4-6, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10-3, first in the Western Conference) Los Angeles; Friday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles will try to keep its four-game win streak going when the Lakers take on New Orleans. Los Angeles went 52-19 overall and 25-10 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Lakers allowed opponents to score 107.6 points per game and shoot 44.8% from the field last season. New Orleans went 30-42 overall and 18-30 in Western Conference action during the 2019-20 season. The Pelicans gave up 117.1 points per game while committing 21.2 fouls last season. The teams match up Friday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Lakers: Wesley Matthews: out (achilles), Jared Dudley: out (calf). Pelicans: Eric Bledsoe: out (eye), Zion Williamson: out (health and safety protocols), Lonzo Ball: out (knee). ___ The Associated Press created this story using...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – They were scheduled to faceoff at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, but the Mavericks game against New Orleans has been postponed. The NBA put out a statement that said — “The National Basketball Association games scheduled for tonight between the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Arena and tomorrow between the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls at United Center have been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols.” The Mavericks game was scheduled to tip off at 5:30 p.m. No word on which players or staff with which teams may have tested positive for the coronavirus. The also league hasn’t given any indication when the games will be rescheduled. As a footnote to the announcement officials said, “The NBA and NBPA will be meeting today about modifying the league’s Health and Safety Protocols.”
    Lonzo Ball is looking forward to taking on his brother LaMelo Ball when the Pelicans face the Hornets on Friday, but getting New Orleans back on track is his primary concern.  The Pelicans are 4-4 after suffering back-to-back narrow defeats against the Pacers and Thunder, while the Hornets ended a three-game losing skid by beating the Hawks on Wednesday, improving to 3-5.  MORE: LaMelo outplays Luka in Hornets’ blowout of Mavs LaMelo was the third overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and the rookie is already pushing for a spot in Charlotte’s starting lineup, averaging 12.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists through his first eight games in the league.  In his fourth appearance, LaMelo had 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a 118-99 victory over the Mavericks. He became first rookie to post such a stat line (at least 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists) within their first four games...
    Unfortunately, the world is not a very peaceful or safe place for many individuals. From conflict to abuse to exploitation, there is so much cruelty inflicted on both humans and animals. While this can get disheartening and difficult to hear about, petitions are a great way to use your voice for good. Just by signing one, you are a part of helping those who are not treated fairly. You can even share them with your friends and acquaintances to increase your impact. Through petitions, we can reach those in power and demand justice for others. They are valuable tools for making positive changes in the world. If you are looking for a way to help animals and humans, here are 10 petitions you should sign this week, including Find Person Who is Attacking Pelicans, Demand Funding for Mental Health During the Pandemic, and Investigate Facebook’s Monopoly We want to...
    When the Toronto Raptors met the New Orleans Pelicans in their 5th regular-season game, they were the third-worst EC team battling against the 3rd best. The Raptors were desperately in need of a W, but the Pelicans denied them victory in the very last minute. The Raptors have qualified for the playoffs each time in the past seven seasons. But this time around, they are 1-4 already and looking every bit rusty. Surprisingly, their only victory came against the Knicks, and that too in a game where the power forward Pascal Siakam was benched as a disciplinary measure. Dec 23, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) passes the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first quarter at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Toronto Raptors’ issues with Pascal Siakam Their main guy Siakam is everything but efficient in this season. Pascal has...
    Indiana Pacers (4-2, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (4-2, second in the Western Conference) New Orleans; Monday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans host Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers in a non-conference matchup. New Orleans finished 30-42 overall in the 2019-20 season while going 15-21 at home. The Pelicans averaged 26.8 assists per game on 42.6 made field goals last season. Indiana went 28-19 in Eastern Conference play and 20-17 on the road in the 2019-20 season. The Pacers averaged 25.9 assists per game on 42.1 made field goals last season. The matchup Monday is the first meeting this season between the two teams. INJURIES: Pelicans: Wenyen Gabriel: day to day (right knee). Pacers: TJ Warren: out (foot), Brian Bowen II: out (groin), Goga Bitadze: out (right ankle), Jeremy Lamb: out (knee). ___ The Associated Press created this story...
    The New Orleans Pelicans did themselves a huge favor by making Brandon Ingram a member for the foreseeable future. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans have signed a five year $158 million maximum contract extension with the bonafide superstar and elite scorer. We all know that this signing is an attempt to stay alive in the competitive Western Conference. However, what does Brandon Ingram feel about this opportunity? Brandon Ingram knows what he has to do In an interview with Ingram on ‘The Old Man and the Three’, he was asked, “The moment you realized you were getting a five-year max, what was your emotion? Like what did that mean to you?” Ingram paused and said, “It still hasn’t hit me… like that’s just motivation and that’s the celebration of work. That’s what I am talking about and that’s the reward that you get for working and I understand...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The New Orleans Pelicans were in prime position to sneak into the playoffs when the NBA restarted its season and gave them a four-game window to force a play-in scenario. Instead, the Pelicans were the biggest disappointment of the bubble in Orlando. They went 2-6, missed the play-in game despite facing a cupcake schedule, Zion Williamson barely played, and in the aftermath, head coach Alvin Gentry was fired. The Pelicans haven’t been a top-10 team in fast break points, mostly because they’re currently playing at the league’s third-slowest pace, but they are a lockdown defensive team … for the most part. Van Gundy’s defensive strategy revolves around protecting the basket first and foremost, which he admits has been a struggle to get to sink...
    San Antonio Spurs (2-0, second in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (1-1, ninth in the Western Conference) New Orleans; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST LINE: Pelicans -5; over/under is 228 BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio travels to New Orleans for a Southwest Division matchup Sunday. New Orleans went 4-9 in Southwest Division play and 15-21 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Pelicans averaged 115.8 points per game last season, 17.1 from the free throw line and 40.9 from deep. San Antonio went 7-6 in Southwest Division play and 13-24 on the road during the 2019-20 season. The Spurs averaged 114.1 points per game while shooting 47.2% from the field and 37.6% from 3-point range last season. The teams match up Sunday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Pelicans: Wenyen Gabriel: out (right knee), Will Magnay: out (not with team). Spurs: Quinndary Weatherspoon: day to day (knee), Derrick White:...
    LaVar Ball is easily the most famous father in the NBA. Or rather, the most notorious. Whether it is hyping up his kids or creating a new apparel brand, he is far from the usual NBA dad. And this time he is in the news for advising Stan Van Gundy on how to coach his son, Lonzo Ball. He is never really pleased with the coaching situations around Lonzo. Famously, he has chastised Luke Walton and Alvin Gentry for limiting his potential. However, he is much more satisfied with the current Pelicans’ coach. Dec 18, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) talks to head coach Stan Van Gundy in the first quarter of their game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports “I like the situation that he is in right now. Like I said, the...
    New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors Tampa; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Raptors host the New Orleans Pelicans in the season opener. Toronto went 53-19 overall with a 26-10 record at home in the 2019-20 season. The Raptors averaged 25.2 assists per game on 40.2 made field goals last season. New Orleans finished 18-30 in Western Conference play and 15-21 on the road a season ago. The Pelicans averaged 16.6 points off of turnovers, 14.5 second chance points and 37.9 bench points last season. INJURIES: Raptors: Patrick McCaw: out (knee). Pelicans: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Cheat Sheet: Breaking Down Olivia Jade and Shawn Mendes Apologies—Plus Maren Morris CMAs Criticism 9 things you need to know about the US retirement crisis Grading the Bucks’ trade for Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans With the start of the NBA season rapidly approaching, teams are getting a firsthand look at how their offseason additions will blend on their new squads. For teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, this is an optimistic yet crucial time. Following consecutive premature playoff exits, the Bucks entered the offseason eager to improve their roster, with Giannis Antetokounmpo’s impending 2021 free agency looming large. Entering the season with a championship-or-bust mentality, the Bucks swung for the fences in their trade to acquire Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports How will the acquisition of Jrue Holiday pan out for the Bucks? Originally only supposed to be a two-team swap, Milwaukee...
    The New Orleans Pelicans made valuable additions to their roster during the 2020 offseason. They received big-man Steven Adams from OKC as part of the Jrue Holiday trade. Adams’ arrival makes things more exciting at NOLA and everyone is eager to watch him team up with Zion Williamson. Next season, it will be a nightmare for any team to go out and face the Pelicans. Zion and Adams are two of the most physical players in the league, and one can only imagine them setting up screens!  Coach Stan Van Gundy is a happy man entering his first year with the Pelicans. “Find me a 4 and 5 together anywhere in the league that’s as physical as those two guys,” he said about Williamson and Adams. Their combined strength will make it hard on opponents to come out and score against the Pelicans. However, the duo needs to gain chemistry in...
    Surge has officials planning new restrictions Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to charges related to nations opioid crisis NBA free agency 2020: All-Star forward Brandon Ingram to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans As expected, 23-year-old All-Star forward and restricted free agent Brandon Ingram will re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans for five years and $158 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Pelicans acquired Ingram in the deal that sent Anthony Davis to the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers in July 2019. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound swingman averaged 23.8 points (on uber-efficient 46/39/85 shooting splits), 6.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 33.9 minutes per game in his first season with New Orleans. Along with Zion Williamson, Ingram is a foundational piece of one of the league’s best-positioned young teams. In addition to taking his scoring and playmaking to another level this past season, Ingram also made strides as an effective...
    NBA Signature for the minimum, $ 2.5 million Willy Hernangmez poses for a photo while still playing for the Hornets. EFE His priority was to stay in the NBA and continue at least one more season. Willy Hernangmez accepted the proposal of the New Orleans Pelicans for a year and the minimum of 2.5 million, and integrate a young and exciting project after the difficulties in unstable teams like the Knicks or the Hornets. Willy has always had to fight to get into the rotation. And in the Pelicans he will have to do it, because sharing a locker room with a lot of talent. But the team, with fewer emergencies than those it leaves behind, has the ability to fight in the West for a playoff spot. The oldest of the Hernangmez, who this year averaged 8.3 points per night, will have at his...
    After playing in New Orleans for seven years, the Pelicans traded away defensive stalwart Jrue Holiday to the Milwaukee Bucks. He was an excellent secondary star for them and is one of the most underrated players in the league. His former teammate JJ Redick recently spoke about how the trade was a win for both sides involved. Redick said he had a feeling this move was coming. He said, “He’s got a great chance to win a championship. A great chance to, at the very least, to win the East and play in the Finals, which is more important for him. For us, we get Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, and a bunch of picks. Both teams won that trade.”  Reddick then praised his GM David Griffin for pulling off this trade and applauded the number of first-round picks obtained from the Holiday and Anthony Davis trades. Redick teamed up...
    California reimposes Covid-19 restrictions on 40 counties as cases surge and governor warns of possible curfew Obama scolds petulant Trump but reveals conservative sympathies The Bucks gave up a ton for Jrue Holiday in Pelicans trade, but its worth it if Giannis Antetokounmpo stays Overnight, we had another blockbuster NBA trade after the Chris Paul deal: the New Orleans Pelicans will reportedly send star guard Jrue Holiday to the Milwaukee Bucks. © Provided by For The Win It seemed like the Pels’ intentions all along were to deal the veteran, who has a year left on his deal plus a player option for 2021-22. It makes sense to trade him now with New Orleans building around Zion Williamson, and the compensation they got back will absolutely help with that. As for the Bucks? It’s all about keeping Giannis Antetokounmpo happy. And they may have done just that with this...
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    In the 2020-21 season, the Golden State Warriors will look forward to making a comeback. With the Stephen Curry-core aging, they need to make some win-now decisions to compete. One such decision could be to target a good defensive player. Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday could be the answer to that for the Warriors, as the 30-year-old has been a major part of the trade rumors for quite some time now. NBA insider Shams Charania recently dropped the news that the Pelicans are open to hearing about trade offers for Jrue. So this is probably the best time to approach them if the Warriors do want him. The New Orleans Pelicans are openly discussing star Jrue Holiday in trade talks and several contending teams are pursuing, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 4, 2020 But do they have the assets for it? Well, the Warriors have a $17.2...
    New Orleans Pelicans is a fairly young team in the NBA. They started out just one year before LeBron James entered the scene. In the 18 seasons that they have been around for, the Pelicans have entered the post-season just seven odd times.  This information does not speak much about the kind of talent the team has attracted over the years. Players like Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, and JR Smith (the trio from the champion Lakers team) have earlier played here. Eric Gordon, Chris Paul, and many others have been associated with them. But the 2020 Pelicans appear to be the strongest for all the right reasons.  The entry of a dynamic new coach at the Pelicans The Pelicans had two forgetful seasons from 2018 to 2020,  where they finished 13th in the western conference. This led to the firing of coach Alvin Gentry, who could help the team...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The New Orleans Pelicans had a plethora of candidates to choose from after making the executive decision to fire head coach Alvin Gentry over the summer. Given how the Pelicans underperformed in the NBA bubble, missed the playoffs and were such a lackluster defensive squad, some kind of change was needed. Con: The NBA just lost an elite broadcasterReally, Pelicans? You just had to steal one of the rare NBA broadcasters who not only knows basketball but speaks about it knowledgeably, enthusiastically and positively enough to make games both educational and exciting for viewers? Whenever NBA teams want to take Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Chris Webber and/or Reggie Miller off our hands by hiring them to their coaching staff, the listening audience...
    When multiple reports surfaced Wednesday afternoon revealing the Pelicans had hired Stan Van Gundy to be their next head coach, one big question emerged. Is New Orleans ready to run Van Gundy’s patented “form a f—ing wall” defense? MORE: Anthony Davis’ trade request gave him everything he wanted OK, so maybe that isn’t the main concern. The more important question here: Can Van Gundy maximize Zion Williamson’s immense potential? While the Pelicans possess a number of talented players, including All-Star forward Brandon Ingram, Williamson is the future of the franchise. In just 24 games last season, Williamson averaged 22.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting 58.3% from the field. Had he not missed the first 44 games of his first NBA campaign, he would have challenged the Grizzlies’ Ja Morant for Rookie of the Year. As Van Gundy himself noted in July when he was still an analyst for Turner Sports, New...
    ICE: Suspect in Houston officers killing in US illegally We’re Stealing Sophia Loren’s Easy Grocery Store Hack for Bag-Free Eyes Is Stan Van Gundy the right hire for the Pelicans? NBA execs weigh in The New Orleans Pelicans are hiring Stan Van Gundy as their new head coach, as ESPN reported. The two sides agreed to a four-year deal, per The Athletic. © Provided by HoopsHype Two assistant coaching candidates under consideration for Van Gundy’s staff are Ime Udoka and Charles Lee, league sources told HoopsHype. Udoka spent seven seasons as a Spurs assistant before joining the 76ers as an assistant coach last season. Lee has worked alongside Mike Budenholzer as an assistant dating back to the 2014-15 season with the Hawks and followed him to the Bucks. The hiring of Van Gundy drew mixed reactions from executives and coaches around the league who spoke with HoopsHype on the...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Alvin Gentry in August after a disappointing showing in the NBA bubble, and they’ve taken their time with their search for his replacement. Gentry’s successor will need to take a team with established talent like Jrue Holiday, J.J. Redick and Most Improved Player Brandon Ingram to playoff contention, while also balancing the needs of a long-term build around Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball, Jaxson Hayes and Ingram. David VanterpoolAsk anyone who’s played for the Portland Trail Blazers over the last decade (or the Minnesota Timberwolves last season) which assistant deserves a shot at a full-time head coaching gig and they’ll undoubtedly mention David Vanterpool’s name. He won multiple championships overseas as a player and formed a strong...
    Anthony Davis is finally an NBA Champion. After spending years struggling in the New Orleans Pelicans, AD has become a champion in his first year with LA. However, there were remnants of those old Pelicans teams on the 2020 Lakers championship squad. This starts with point guard Rajon Rondo, who was a crucial part of the few playoff runs AD has in NOLA. A forgotten member of this Lakers roster was DeMarcus ‘Boogie” Cousins. Boogie was cut by the Lakers prior to the pandemic because he was not fit to play. Markieff Morris took his spot on the Lakers team and ended up playing big minutes for the team in the playoffs. Davis face-timed Cousins upon the Lakers championship win. Boogie was on the sidelines for all pre-bubble Laker games and his camaraderie with AD hasn’t died. Anthony Davis FaceTimed his ex-teammate, DeMarcus Cousins, in championship locker room tonight. Cousins...
    Alvin Gentry might head to the Sixers with Doc Rivers. The New Orleans Pelicans thought that missing out on the 2019-20 postseason despite the addition of Zion Williamson was not an acceptable result, and that cost head coach Alvin Gentry his job after five seasons. Luckily for Gentry, after Doc Rivers’ expected move to the Philadelphia 76ers, the former Clippers head coach might’ve given Gentry his golden parachute. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Gentry, who served as associate head coach under Rivers with the Clippers in 2012-13, is close to rejoining Rivers on the bench in Philadelphia. A serious possibility to join Rivers staff with the Sixers, sources tell ESPN: Former Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry. https://t.co/zwz4V4sFSD — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 1, 2020 Alvin Gentry has been a coach in the NBA for the last 30 seasonsGentry has been an NBA coach since 1989. After getting his first taste of...
    Three dead as multiple wildfires in California explode in size Next Time You Order a Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha, Use These Tips to Make It Healthier Doc Rivers Has Already Heard From the Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers parted ways on Monday after seven seasons. Rivers' exit came just two weeks after the Clippers collapsed in the second round of the NBA playoffs, blowing a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets. While he probably had to go, the 58-year-old coach may not be out of work long. © Provided by The Big Lead Doc Rivers, Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Seven Mark J. Spears of The Undefeated is reporting the New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers have already reached out to Rivers about their head coaching vacancies. New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers have already reached out...
    NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announces a pick at the 2019 NBA draft lottery. Nuccio DiNuzzo/AP Images The NBA Draft lottery will be shown at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. We broke down each of the 14 teams' chances at the No. 1 pick and a top-three pick, plus who will be representing them at the lottery. The NBA changed the lottery odds in 2018, resulting in a surprise jump to the No. 1 pick for the New Orleans Pelicans last year. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The NBA draft lottery is set for August 20. The 14 teams at the bottom of the standings will have ping pong balls selected at random to determine the order of the draft. The NBA changed the lottery odds in 2018 to discourage tanking, and it had a big effect on last year's lottery: the New Orleans Pelicans, with...
    Fact check: Kamala Harris was part of the second integrated class in elementary school Casual dining chains like Ruby Tuesdays and Chilis are stuck in a state of limbo without a COVID-19 vaccine Edson Barboza vs. Sodiq Yusuff in the works for UFC on ESPN+ 38 A new featherweight matchup is in the works for UFC on ESPN+ 38. © Provided by MMAJunkie The promotion is in the process of booking Edson Barboza vs. Sodiq Yusuff for the event. A person with knowledge of the booking confirmed the matchup to MMA Junkie. The person requested anonymity because the UFC has not made the fight official. The news was first reported by Combate. UFC on ESPN+ 38 is expected to take place Oct. 10, though a location hasn’t been announced. The card will stream on ESPN+. Barboza (20-9 MMA, 14-9 UFC) will be looking for his first victory at 145...
    U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 170,000 ahead of fall flu season Casual dining chains like Ruby Tuesdays and Chilis are stuck in a state of limbo without a COVID-19 vaccine Whats in the bag: Wyndham Championship winner Jim Herman Jim Herman won his third PGA Tour event at the Wyndham Championship. Here's a look inside his bag: © Provided by Golf Channel DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM (10.5 degrees) with Graphite Design Tour AD 6X shaft FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees); TaylorMade M4 (21 degrees) IRONS: Mizuno JPX 919 Pro (4); Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (5-PW) WEDGES: Cleveland RTX 588 (52, 56 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM6 (60 degrees) PUTTER: Bettinardi Inovai 5.0 Tour F.I.T. Face  BALL: Titleist Pro V1 Video: Another day, another slow start, another battle on the greens for Tiger Woods (SMG) Another day, another slow start, another battle on the greens for Tiger Woods SMG See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to...
    Stone Mountain in Georgia closes ahead of white nationalist rally, counterprotest Best old-fashioned diner in your state Alvin Gentrys turbulent tenure with the Pelicans has come to an end After five full seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, Alvin Gentry is reportedly out as their head coach. © Provided by For The Win He coached the Pelicans to a 30-42 record, but his team completely flopped during their appearance in the NBA’s bubble. They went a putrid 2-6 through eight games with wins over the lowly Wizards and the Memphis Grizzlies. Gentry had just one year left on his deal and it was already rumored that he’d probably be out as the team’s head coach with just a few games left in the season. The organization finally decided to dismiss Gentry on Saturday morning, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. New Orleans has dismissed coach Alvin Gentry, sources tell @_andrew_lopez...
    Las Vegas hospital workers call for probe into conditions during pandemic Best old-fashioned diner in your state New Orleans Pelicans Now Face a Pivotal Moment For the Future of the Franchise The New Orleans Pelicans' 2019-20 season was a bit of a rollercoaster and ultimately ended in disappointment when they were unable to close the gap to earn a spot in the play-in game during the NBA restart in Orlando. But there was a lot to like from what is a very young team. Brandon Ingram solidified himself as a 20 point per game scorer at only 22-years-old. Lonzo Ball looked like he found something resembling a jumper, even if consistency still escapes him. Zion Williamson was Zion Williamson when he was on the floor before the season was postponed. © Provided by The Big Lead The front office execs didn't think all that was enough, however, to...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 06: Lonzo Ball #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans works the floor against Bogdan Bogdanovic #8 of the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) The New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings have been eliminated. The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans knew they had a lot of work ahead of them if they wanted to make the postseason in the NBA’s Disney bubble, but Sacramento’s depth and New Orleans’ young stars could’ve helped them scratch and claw out a few wins. Unfortunately, some bad...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 01: Alvin Gentry of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on against the LA Clippers at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 01, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Alvin Gentry may be coaching for his job in Orlando. The plan was all set for the New Orleans Pelicans this season. Zion Williamson was going to show up right away and make everyone forget about Anthony Davis. Instead, he didn’t make his debut until January and the team got off to a disastrous 6-22 start. Then the focus shifted to head coach Alvin Gentry. He was able to guide the team through the...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 06: Lonzo Ball #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans works the floor against Bogdan Bogdanovic #8 of the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) Lonzo Ball has been having a terrible time in the bubble. The New Orleans Pelicans qualified for the NBA bubble in Orlando, and it was easy to see the league was hoping Zion Williamson’s club could fight for that eighth playoff spot. Things have not gone according to plan. The Pelicans are 2-4 in the bubble and need a miracle...
    NBA NBA announces award nominees: Doncic fights to be Most Improved Player The NBA announced this Saturday the candidates for individual awards of the season, for which only the merits contracted before the competition was suspended in mid-March count. What happens in the Disney World bubble should not be taken into account at the time of voting. The three players who Aspiring to MVP are Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James and James Harden. All three know what it’s like to get it. The Bucks forward, a big favorite, is the current holder of the award, the Lakers forward has won four and the Rockets guard took him in 2018. Luka Doncic has been left out of the race to be the best player. He was overtaken by La Barba in the final sprint. The Mavs point guard could be the most improved player. Compete with Bam Adebayo (Miami) and Brandon...
    The Phoenix Suns are 3-0 in the bubble. Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo/AP Images Six NBA teams are fighting for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference: the Grizzlies, Trail Blazers, Spurs, Pelicans, Suns, and Kings. The Suns, Blazers, and Spurs have all gotten off to hot starts in the bubble and are within 3 games or fewer of the eighth and final playoff spot. The Pelicans and Grizzlies have stumbled out of the gate, and while the Pelicans have the easiest schedule, the Grizzlies might be in trouble. With five or six games remaining for each team, the race to the finish has the chance to be exciting, with each team jockeying for position to make the postseason. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. With the NBA's bubble underway, a compelling race is unfolding for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. As of Wednesday...
    There is a thief with a sweet tooth lurking inside the NBA bubble. New Orleans Pelicans center Derrick Favors’ birthday cake was stolen as he recently celebrated his 29th birthday, according to a Yahoo Sports report. After practice July 15, the rookies sang “Happy Birthday” to Favors, and informed the big man that the special birthday treat was waiting in the meal room. Once they all wandered in, everyone was shocked to discover that someone had swiped the cake. The Pelicans quickly scrambled to make other arrangements to celebrate the veteran center. They reportedly ordered an assortment of cupcakes for Favors the following day. However, after the meal room was left unguarded for a period of time, the thief struck again. Once they went to retrieve the assortment from the team fridge, they were only left with a lone dessert. Instead of properly celebrating his birthday, Favors became the...
    Damian Lillard, #0, Portland Trail Blazers, (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. All due respect to the Washington Wizards, but when the NBA announced it’s structure for the restarted season and the convoluted structure for determining the final playoff spots, No. 8 in the West was the only real question mark. The Memphis Grizzlies held that position when the season was suspended with a 32-33 record and a 3.5 game lead over the New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers who were in a three-way tie. At that point, Memphis was playing great basketball and it seemed likely they’d be able to hold off any challengers. The NBA bubble is now a week old and chaos has taken hold. The Kings...
    The Pelicans loosened the reins on Zion Williamson and the result was predictable: A victory and a happy rookie. After being limited to a combined 29 minutes in two losses to begin the NBA’s restart in Orlando, the dynamic first-year forward was able to finish New Orleans’ victory Monday night, and he thrived, producing 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a 109-99 win over the Grizzlies. “I felt alive again,” Williamson told ESPN. “My competitive spirit was there, and I’m glad coach (Alvin Gentry) and the whole team trusted me to finish the game out.” After leaving the bubble to deal with a family emergency on July 16 and not returning until the 24th, Williamson was placed on a “burst restriction,” and forced to watch from the bench in key moments of the Pelicans first two games, losses to the Jazz and Clippers. But in a must-win game,...
    New Orleans Pelicans suffered back-to-back defeats in their first two games after the NBA resumed its regular season. They lost a very close game against Utah Jazz 104-106. Then they were totally dominated by the Clippers 126-103. Their NBA rookie, Zion Williamson could play for limited minutes and many people attribute the losses to this. On August 1, the team’s vice president David Griffin had made it clear when he told the media that Zion will not play the ‘significant minutes’. He told that the plan demanded players to make use of scrimmages in the bubble. But since Zion was out for an emergency, he can not come and play for 40 minutes straight. It’s going to take time for settling in. Zion Williamson unhappy with the losses Needless to say, Zion looked pretty disappointed with the losses his side had to endure. In a recent ESPN interview, he answered...
    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images New Orleans Pelicans wing Josh Hart, meet plexiglass. With everyone being required to wear a mask, socially distance and submit to daily COVID-19 testing, the NBA bubble is one of the safer places in the United States in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic … or is it? In the case of New Orleans Pelicans wing Josh Hart, all those plexiglass precautions for the broadcast teams and stats keepers presented their own potential threat on Monday. (Just kidding. Can you imagine actually getting upset about the safeguards in place on an NBA court that keep the league’s players, coaches, officials, employees and reporters safe when there’s a potentially deadly virus ravaging the country still?) In any case, let’s watch a grown man go diving face-first into a plexiglass wall sitting court-side: Josh Hart laying it all out, flew right into the plexiglass ???? pic.twitter.com/fo9ReKR0WY — NBA...
    Dunkin employee in Illinois arrested after state trooper finds mucus in coffee Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Lonzo Ball has come out firing blanks in Orlando, and the Pelicans hype train has hit the skids quickly The New Orleans Pelicans rolled into the NBA restart aboard a hype train. With Zion Williamson in the fold, their starting lineup had the best net rating of any unit in the league that had played at least 200 minutes together. Lonzo Ball was having a career shooting season at 39 percent from three. None of those things have played to script in Orlando.  © Provided by CBS Sports Williamson is hardly playing; just 29 minutes over two games as New Orleans plays it safe with its future franchise player. All told, the Pelicans' starting lineup that was plus-26.3 per 100 possessions through the...
    Live updates - Fauci: Diversity of response from states hurt efforts to contain coronavirus McDs CEO: Workers may call cops over masks Zion Williamson in Moderation Now Will Hopefully Work Out in the Long Run The NBA returned on Thursday night in the Disney bubble, and with it came the return of Zion Williamson. Zion was a game-time decision and scored 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting in a medical team-mandated 15 minutes during a Pelicans' loss to the Utah Jazz. © Provided by The Big Lead Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Zion's minutes restriction was just that according to Sam Amick of The Athletic. Zion is healthy, but he hasn't played much and missed two weeks of practice. Simply put, the Pelicans are focused on protecting their long-term investment, rather than making a run at that final spot in the Western Conference playoffs....
    Zion Williamson. Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Zion Williamson sat the final 7 minutes as the New Orleans Pelicans blew a lead and lost to the Utah Jazz in the first game of the NBA bubble. After the game, Pelicans coach said Zion Williamson had hit his minutes limit and wasn't allowed back in. The Pelicans' cautious handling of Williamson has raised debates about managing risk vs. playing to win and how to allocate limited minutes. The Pelicans are four games out of the playoffs, with seven games to play, and three teams ahead of them. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Zion Williamson played only a minor role in the New Orleans Pelicans' 106-104 loss to the Utah Jazz in the opening game of the bubble. The Pelicans led for much of the way and by double-figures for portions, but the lead slipped away in the fourth...
    NBA The French pivot has scored two decisive free throws to give the Jazz victory The tournament of the NBA has returned after more than four and a half months from Paris caused by the coronavirus pandemic and in the first game, the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 106-104. Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player to test positive on COVID-19, and immediately forced the suspension of the competition, has ended as the protagonist and hero of the Jazz by scoring two free throws that broke the tie on the scoreboard (104-104) with 6.9 seconds to go before the end of regulation time. The eaves Brandon Ingram has attempted a triple for the Pelicans on the last shot at the field goal of the game, but failed. The party, which has started with the players and coaches of both teams kneeling During the intonation of the national anthem,...
    Organization that runs Bronx Zoo apologizes for putting an African man on display in its Monkey House The restaurant apocalypse is much worse than I thought, Jim Cramer says The Fast And Easy Way To Put Floodlights Anywhere Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports NBA: Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel together around the Black Lives Matter logo on the court during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game in Lake Buena Vista on July 30, 2020.
    Activists attempt to disrupt Kansas City eviction court after coronavirus moratorium lifted Amazons online grocery sales tripled as people stayed home amid the coronavirus pandemic The entire Jazz and Pelicans teams took a knee during the national anthem The NBA returned to play on Thursday night nearly four months after play was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, and began with a strong display of solidarity when the entire Jazz and Pelicans teams took a knee during the national anthem. All players, coaches, and even referees participated in the peaceful protest. Both teams knelt together on the sidelines, and some locked arms while the anthem played. They also wore matching Black Lives Matter shirts during the anthem and throughout warmups. Every player, coach and ref takes a knee during the national anthem before the Pelicans-Jazz game pic.twitter.com/LZy1A6s8VM— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 2020 The teams participated in the protest...
    It hardly resembled the league that abruptly adjourned its season at the onset of the pandemic 141 days ago, but the NBA made its return inside the Disney World bubble on Thursday night as members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz protested racism during the national anthem.  On a court emblazoned with the words 'Black Lives Matter,' players in BLM warmups, coaches, and even officials knelt and locked arms in a demonstration that technically violated a 39-year-old league rule requiring everyone to stand for the American and Canadian anthems. But as NBA commissioner Adam Silver explained during a Wednesday-morning interview with Good Morning America, things have changed in the wake of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  Players and coaches from the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans re-opened the NBA season on Thursday by kneeling in protesting and...
    Shaquille O'Neal on the "Inside the NBA" set. via TNT Shaquille O'Neal was late to the first "Inside the NBA" pregame show since March because he got stuck in traffic. As he arrived on set in the middle of the show, Charles Barkley mocked him for being late. The TNT crew then mocked O'Neal's outfit. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Shaquille O'Neal showed up late to the first "Inside the NBA" pregame show since March, and his colleagues roasted him for it. O'Neal was apparently caught in traffic due to what he described as a five-car accident. As he arrived in the middle of the pregame show for the New Orleans Pelicans-Utah Jazz game, Charles Barkley interrupted himself to say to Shaq, "Hey, way to show up, Big Fella." The cameras then panned to O'Neal walking onto the set and sitting down at the longer, socially...
    Every single member of the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans took a knee during the national anthem Thursday. While the anthem played before the first game of the NBA’s return, all coaches, players and a ref took a knee. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can watch the video from Bleacher Report below. Every player, coach and ref takes a knee during the national anthem before the Pelicans-Jazz game pic.twitter.com/LZy1A6s8VM — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 2020 Around and around we go, folks. The national anthem protests aren’t coming to an end. I think you can expect this to happen a lot in the NBA. We’ve seen it in the MLB before and during the anthem, we know it’s going to happen in the NFL and it’s now in the NBA. Players from both teams kneel together in unity before tonight’s...
    via TNT/NBA The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans all kneeled for the national anthem before the first game of the NBA bubble. Players have wanted to keep the focus on social justice reform in the bubble and were planning gestures for the national anthem. The NBA has a rule requiring players to stand for the national anthem, and Commissioner Adam Silver said the league would "address" any kneeling when it occurred. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans kicked off the first game of the NBA bubble on Thursday by kneeling during the national anthem. The gesture included every player and coach taking a knee around the "Black Lives Matter" text on the court. The teams' plans to kneel were reported by The New York Times' Marc Stein on Wednesday. Here is video of the moment, courtesy of ESPN's Malika...
    For the first time since March 11, we have a meaningful NBA basketball game to watch. The Pelicans and Jazz will kick off the NBA’s restart Thursday night at the Walt Disney World Resort outside Orlando, Fla. It may only be the first game inside the league’s “bubble” campus, but it could make a huge impact on the Western Conference playoff picture. NBA RESTART: Schedule | Playoff bracket | Bubble, explained New Orleans is fighting for the final playoff spot in the West, which is currently occupied by the Grizzlies. Utah, meanwhile, is trying not to slip too far down the standings with the Thunder, Rockets and Mavericks not far behind. Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Pelicans vs. Jazz. Follow below for complete results. MORE: Watch Pelicans vs. Jazz live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) Pelicans vs. Jazz score   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Score Pelicans — —...
    The New Orleans Pelicans an Utah Jazz will reportedly kneel in protest of racism during the national anthem when the league restarts its pandemic-interrupted season on Thursday; and despite a longstanding rule against the practice, NBA commissioner Adam Silver appears open to the idea.    'I respect peaceful protest,' Silver told ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday. 'I'm not sure what our players will do when they come out tomorrow night and we'll of course address it at the time, but I also understand these are highly unusual times.'   Protests have erupted across the country since the death of George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis police custody during a violent arrest on May 25. The protests against racial injustice have grown increasingly popular among athletes, many of whom have refused to stand for the national anthem.   ESPN's Malika Andrews cited sources Tuesday night saying that the Jazz and Pelicans players are working...
    New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson is back with his team at the NBA bubble. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the former Duke superstar returned Tuesday night to the bubble at Disney in Orlando, Florida. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Williamson had left the bubble for an unidentified family medical situation. Pelicans F Zion Williamson has cleared quarantine and will return to practice with the team in Orlando this evening, sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 28, 2020 Well, this is great news for the Pelicans and the NBA. As I said when he left, Williamson missing games in the bubble would be a huge blow to the league. There are many who think the entire playoff format was set up so that Williamson and the Pelicans could get in. After all, the rookie forward is an insane draw for the...
    Orlando (USA), Jul 24 (EFE) .- The star forward, the rookie Zion Williamson, of the New Orleans Pelicans, returned this Friday night to the NBA bubble after solving a family matter, of according to the information offered by the team. Williamson, who initially left the bubble on July 16 to attend to a family medical emergency, is now beginning the NBA quarantine period before he can join the team. “My family and I appreciate the love and respect everyone showed us as we dealt with a private family matter,” Williamson said in a statement released by the team. “I am excited to meet my team in Orlando and look forward to returning to the court with my teammates after quarantine.” Given that Williamson was screened for COVID-19 while away, and with negative results, his quarantine period should be only four days; however, the NBA has not made an official announcement...
    The New Orleans Pelicans don’t know when Zion Williamson will return to the team. Williamson had to leave the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida, at Disney earlier in July because of an unspecified family emergency. The team released a statement Wednesday afternoon providing fans with an update on the situation. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Zion Williamson (@zionwilliamson) on Jul 6, 2020 at 6:47pm PDT The Pelicans said that “there is no current timetable” for the rookie star to be back in the bubble, but that Zion “fully intends” on returning. The Pelicans also revealed that he’s being tested daily for coronavirus, and his isolation time “will be determined upon his return” to the NBA bubble at Disney. You can read the full statement below. Update on Zion Williamson: https://t.co/QcHXZH2NkJ pic.twitter.com/cG9Trrn6Go...
    Its $11M makeover complete, the Mayflower II is sailing home These business owners got a PPP loan. It may not be enough Pelicans’ Nicolo Melli brought espresso machine to bubble because “the coffee here kind of sucks” Coffee snobs will go to insane lengths to make sure they get the cup they like. (Trust me, my wife is one, and she has coffee imported from a favorite roaster on another coast so her french press is filled with exactly the right brew every morning.) © Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Insane lengths like bringing an espresso machine to the NBA’s restart bubble in Orlando. Which is exactly what Pelicans’ Nicolo Melli did. Nicolo Melli says he brought an espresso machine to the bubble. "I like the United States of America, but the coffee here kind of sucks." — Christian Clark (@cclark3000) July 17, 2020 He’s not wrong. Most guys brought their...
    COVID-19 has ravaged Indian Country and financial relief is crucial 10 Things You Didnt Know About Fast Food Burgers The Pelicans and Blazers are the most interesting teams in the playoff chase The NBA is booting up again, and we're looking ahead to how the remainder of the 2019-20 season will play out in the Disney World bubble. This week, we're exploring the most interesting teams playing in Orlando. Up next: Two dynamic offensive squads chasing the West's final playoff spot. © Abbie Parr / Getty Images When it comes to quality of play and player buy-in, nobody's quite sure what to expect out of the seeding games in Orlando. The teams already locked into the playoff picture seem likely to treat the contests more like preseason games than high-stakes affairs. Some of them may have particular matchups they prefer, but with home-court advantage no longer a factor,...
    Zion Williamson, #1, New Orleans Pelicans, (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) The Pelicans announced that Zion Williamson has left the bubble in Orlando to attend to an urgent family matter.What would it take for Zion Williamson to rejoin the Pelicans? SUBSCRIBE: Get The Whiteboard delivered daily to your email inbox
    Coronavirus inside prisons doesnt just affect inmates. It affects communities of color Grocers urgently need to fix broken online business model, as pandemic shifts more to web, report says Will Guillory of The Athletic Talks Zion Williamson, NBA Restart, New Orleans Horse Racing, and More Will Guillory is the New Orleans Pelicans beat writer for The Athletic. He joined the Press Pass Podcast to discuss his early years freelancing on a variety of beats, going from covering Tulane to the Pelicans in the midst of their craziest season yet, and how his life has changed since Zion Williamson arrived in the Big Easy. He also touched upon how the Pelicans will use their platform in Orlando to promote social justice and change, what Zion's minutes will look like when the season does restart, New Orleans' plans for Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram this offseason, and more. © Provided...
    Brandon Ingram is focused on the return of the NBA | Jonathan Bachman / . New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram made it clear that he is not afraid to be a part of the NBA’s comeback at the Disney World complex, all in all and that it can be a huge risk for his next contract. Ingram will be a free agent after the campaign, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to participate once the action returns. Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram will be a restricted free agent, but did not hesitate on being part of a resumed season: “I didn’t look at it as a choice or not. I want to play basketball at the end of the day.” – Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 6, 2020 “At the end of the day it is not something I am considering whether or not to do. I really want to...
    JJ Redick said the environment is not appropriate for playing basketball | Abbie Parr / . New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick is set to resume the NBA campaign, but acknowledged he is under no illusion that it is the best environment due to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing social unrest in the United States. The veteran said Friday that last month’s events dominate players’ minds. “We had a good momentum to play, but suddenly, George Floyd is killed, Breonna Taylor is killed, the Ahmaud Arbery tape is out and infected by COVID-19 everywhere.” Pelicans’ Redick: Players have ‘no comfort level’ in returning to playhttps: //t.co/feoO8MVXIh – Derek Teddy Harris (@ Teddy11_0) July 3, 2020 Redick said the virus is something they will have to deal with for quite a while and he stated that “to say we have some kind of comfort level would be a lie. There is...
    As the 2019-20 season gears up for resumption, league players are getting themselves game ready. Several of them continue to make their workout routines and pro-basketball fit bodies public via social media. And season rookie Zion Williamson is no less. Recently, not only was a picture of his fitter than before physique doing rounds, but the media is also boosting his improved skill sets. Will we be seeing a new and improved Zion Williamson?     The world has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic for over three months now. During this time, the sports industry continues to face many obstacles. After all, most athletes stayed at home during these three months! However, now that the NBA is set to resume the season, many players began workouts and on court practices. The community noticed James Harden’s transformation while in quarantine and was stunned. Harden lost a lot of weight...
    Zion Williamson. Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson looked leaner and more muscular in a photo posted by the team on Friday. Williamson spoke with reporters on Friday and said he wouldn't reveal his secrets to getting in shape. Williamson averaged 23 points and 6 rebounds in 19 games after missing the first 44 games of the season with a knee injury. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. New Orleans Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson appears to have used the suspension of the NBA season to get in better shape. In a photo posted to Twitter by the Pelicans, the 6-foot-7, 285-lb Williamson looked leaner and more muscular than when he last took an NBA court.—New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 2, 2020Williamson spoke to reporters on Thursday, however, and wouldn't reveal his workout routines while games were suspended. "I can't tell you all...
    More than three months after the NBA suspended play following Rudy Gobert’s positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test, the league is finally on track to return. After the NBA and National Basketball Players Association officially finalized a plan for a restart, the full finish of the regular-season schedule was revealed Friday night.  Play is set to resume July 30 with a doubleheader featuring the Jazz vs. Pelicans and Clippers vs. Lakers. “Seeding games” will continue each day through Aug. 14 to determine playoff positioning. The postseason will follow the typical format with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals. MORE: Key dates, schedule & more to know about NBA season A total of 22 teams will travel to Orlando, Fla.: the 16 teams currently in playoff position and six teams within six games of the No. 8 seed in either conference (Kings, Pelicans, Spurs, Suns, Trail Blazers, Wizards). Outside of the game schedule, there are additional unprecedented...
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