The plan in is place and the pieces are set — now the Pelicans just have to execute

Pelicans President of Basketball Operations David Griffin (l.) and GM Trajan Langdonphoto: Getty Images The New Orleans Pelicans blueprint was on display in the 2022 NBA Finals. The Boston Celtics may have finished two wins from completing the dream of winning their 18th title but their future serves at what the Pelicans have brewing. Eight … Read more

Cleveland’s Rajon Rondo accused of domestic abuse

Rajon Rondophoto: Getty Images Society has a long history of normalizing domestic violence, especially when an athlete is involved. In the midst of one of its highest-viewed postseasons in a decadethe NBA just got something else added to its plate besides bad officiating and health and safety protocols. Veteran NBA point guard Rajon Rondo has … Read more

Pelicans’ David Griffin is Executive of the Year

Pelicans’ VP of Basketball Operations David Griffin.Image: Getty Images Before Feb. 8, New Orleans Pelicans executive Vice President of Bcookball Operations David Griffin was getting dragged for the team’s sorry state he oversaw. The Pelicans were 21 and 32, headed toward another disastrous season until that point. At the same time, Zion Williamson avoided the … Read more

The Timberwolves’ ‘trial and error’ era meets its polar opposite in Memphis

Patrick Beverley and Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrate a 109-104 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers to advance to the NBA Playoffs.Image: Getty Images The Minnesota Timberwolves have been getting bodied all over the internet for their excessive celebration after surviving and advancing past the Kawhi-less Clippers team in their play-in game. And … Read more

NBA play-in tournament day 2: Hornets-Hawks, Spurs-Pelicans

Charlotte takes on Atlanta in a Wednesday play-in game.Image: Getty Images Day two of the play-in tournament features the 9 and 10 seeds from each conference. These games haven’t been talked about as much as the day one games, but could be even more exciting. One of them will be a showdown between two of … Read more

A tribute to the omnipresent NBA stars who never played a minute

Image: Getty Images It’s been a month after he was traded to Brooklyn and maybe we owe him an apology. There was a widespread belief that Simmons’ unwillingness to play until now was his way of shielding himself from the visceral anger of 76ers fans. On Monday, Steve Nash disclosed the details of Simmons’ herniated … Read more