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

NBA Rumors: “The big drama this summer is about Zion’s contract”

New Orleans Pelicans superstar Zion Williamson’s future with the franchise has been the subject of intense conversations throughout the NBA world. It will be something to keep an eye on this summer. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Pelicans front office is not necessarily keen on giving Williamson a guaranteed five-year max extension this … Read more

“That guy bends over backwards for you”

Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns are having a strong Western Conference semifinals series start against the Dallas Mavericks, winning Games 1 and 2. The Suns are two wins away from clinching a spot in the Western Conference finals. The team has maintained momentum after finishing an NBA-best 64-18. It’s the third team in franchise … 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

Pelicans duo of Jose Alvarado and Herb Jones help even series with Phoenix

New Orleans’ Jose Alvarado frustrates Chris Paul in Game 4 of the Western Conference Playoffs.Image: Getty Images What’s a Point God to a nonbeliever? Going into last night’s Game 4 against the New Orleans Pelicans, a 118-103 New Orleans win, Chris Paul had already put together a pair of impressive fourth-quarter performances to help the … Read more

“If we have to play without Brook, next man up”

Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams is not offering any excuses for Devin Booker’s health status. This comes after Booker suffered a hamstring injury during Game 2 of the Suns’ first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday. Booker injured himself in the third quarter while trying to stop a Jaxson Hayes basket … Read more

New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers face each other in play-in game

CJ McCollum is now a frontman instead of Dame’s lieutenant.Image: Getty Images When the Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans face each other in a play-in game for the right to be the Western Conference’s eighth seed on Friday night, we’ll be witnessing a battle of NBA second-options given temporary promotions to marquee status … Read more

NBA teams in Atlanta, New Orleans and Memphis embrace the culture of their cities

already Morantphoto: Getty Images At Smoothie King Center in New Orleans they serve frozen daiquiris, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta there is a barbershop, at FedExForum in Memphis they regularly play, from the Oscar winning film Hustle and Flow“Whoop that Trick.” Fortunately, all three teams are currently in the postseason. The No. 2 seed … Read more

Shots fired on LeBron James, by UFC fighter Colby Covington

LeBron James has been subject to heavy criticism for his political involvement, talking about matters he feels affect his country. One of those critics is UFC fighter Colby Covington, who recently brought up James on the “Full Send Podcast.” Covington beat Jorge Masvida earlier this month, scoring a decision. While he was invited to discuss … Read more