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

New Orleans Pelicans and Zion Williamson optimistic about contract extension

All’s swell in the Big Easy these days.Image: Getty Images Barring any unforeseen circumstances, such as another Zion Williamson injury, in the 2022-23 season expect to see the full New Orleans Pelicans team that basketball fans wish had taken on the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Pelicans can offer … Read more

Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic luck out

Thunder GM Sam Presti addresses the media at the NBA Draft Lottery.screenshot: Oklahoma City Thunder After three years of embarrassing tanking, GM Sam Presti and the Oklahoma City Thunder have returned to relevance. They came into the NBA Lottery with the sixth-best odds at the top pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and ended up … 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