NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans and forward Larry Nance Jr. have agreed to a two-year extension worth $21.6 million, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Saturday.
“Larry has fallen in love with New Orleans and the entire Pelicans organization — front office, coaching, players,” Bartelstein said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson said little to temper the expectations of those eagerly anticipating his return to an NBA court.
The 2019 first overall draft choice out of Duke — who has missed more games than he's played in his first three pro seasons because of knee and foot injuries — didn't request patience as he re-integrates his unusual combination of size, explosiveness and skill back into New Orleans' lineup for the first time in more than a year.
Kawhi Leonard was in the Los Angeles Clippers’ facility on Monday. That wasn’t exactly a surprise development.
The news was his attire. He was wearing a basketball uniform. Finally.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans guard CJ McCollum has agreed to a two-year, $64 million contract extension that runs through the 2025-2026 season, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Pelicans have not announced the deal, which was first reported by ESPN.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina has again ruled in favor of NBA All Star Zion Williamson, this time in connection with a lawsuit he filed against a marketing agent two years ago in an attempt to break a contract.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A few months after Zion Williamson was left entirely out of Pelicans promotional material regarding ticket renewals, the injury-riddled star forward was back to being celebrated Wednesday as a supremely influential figure in New Orleans’ future.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson agreed Saturday to a five-year, $193 million extension with the New Orleans Pelicans that has the potential to be worth as much as $231 million, two people familiar with the situation said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s lost season to injury and unusual absence from the New Orleans Pelicans during his recovery didn’t stop the club from betting big on their long-term future together.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans announced that forward Zion Williamson has been cleared to play this offseason without any restrictions after recent imaging on the fifth metatarsal in his right foot showed continued improvement.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson says he'll jump at the chance to sign an extension with the New Orleans Pelicans this summer.
It doesn't sound certain that one will be offered.
And that is the $200 million — give or take — question that the Pelicans face this offseason, whether to offer the former No.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A franchise player out for the season. A first-year head coach. A 1-12 start. The New Orleans Pelicans overcame it all and stormed back to make the playoffs.
Brandon Ingram scored 30 points and the Pelicans rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the depleted Los Angeles Clippers 105-101 in a play-in Friday night and earn the West’s No.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the depleted Los Angeles Clippers 105-101 in a play-in Friday night and earn the No.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans first-year coach Willie Green could have been forgiven for wondering what he had gotten himself into early this season.
Star forward Zion Williamson was injured with no clear timeline for recovery, and the Pelicans started 1-12.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson's recovery from a right foot injury has improved to the point where he can gradually resume basketball activities, the New Orleans Pelicans said Wednesday.
However, there remains no timetable for when he might play in a game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans are starting to find their stride since acquiring CJ McCollum nearly three weeks ago. Two nights after a surprising win at Phoenix, the Pelicans rolled to their biggest victory over the reeling Los Angeles Lakers.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to allow star forward Zion Williamson to continue his rehabilitation from a broken foot away from team headquarters.
Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin said Wednesday that the club agreed that "in order to put Zion in the best position to succeed, he will rehab away from the team at this time so he can focus on the task at hand.”
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas has entered the NBA's COVID-19 protocols, coach Willie Green said Friday.
Valanciunas' status effectively rules him out for the Pelicans' next game at Milwaukee on Saturday night.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson has received a biologic injection that is meant to promote bone healing in the area of his right foot that he fractured this past offseason.
The Pelicans, who announced the new treatment for the face of the franchise on Thursday, said Williamson will be “limited to low-impact, partial weight-bearing activities for an extended period.”
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson has experienced a “regression” in his surgically repaired right foot, further delaying the Pelicans star forward's long-awaited return to the court.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 26 points and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated Detroit 109-93 on Friday night, extending the Pistons' losing streak to 11 games.
Ingram has averaged nearly 22 points in his past five games, including a 40-point outing.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Soreness in Zion Williamson's surgically repaired right foot derailed plans for the 2020 All-Star forward to take part in his first full practice of the season on Thursday, team officials said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has been cleared to participate in full team activities, the club announced Friday, but there remains no specific timetable on when the 2019 top overall draft choice out of Duke will play.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson won't begin participating in five-on-five drills until after Nov. 24 at the earliest, the club announced Tuesday.
Williamson has been cleared to participate in full-speed contact drills on a one-on-one basis after doctors reviewed imaging of his fractured right foot late last week.
DENVER (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokić is steadily learning what all great big men have had to figure out when it comes to physical play: how to show enough is enough without hurting the team.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 21 points, Brandon Ingram returned from a seven-game absence to add 19 and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-101 on Saturday night to snap a nine-game losing streak.
Oklahoma City Thunder (3-6, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (1-10, 15th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans comes into the matchup against Oklahoma City after losing seven in a row.
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 25 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jalen Brunson added 17 apiece and the Dallas Mavericks overcame a sluggish start for a 108-92 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.
New Orleans Pelicans (1-9, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (6-3, third in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans hits the road against Dallas looking to stop its three-game road slide.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jordan Poole scored 26 points, Stephen Curry had 19 and the Golden State Warriors routed the New Orleans Pelicans 126-85 on Friday night to improve to 7-1.
Gary Payton II added 17 points, and the Warriors broke it open with a 34-point third quarter.
New Orleans Pelicans (1-8, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (6-1, second in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Golden State Warriors host the New Orleans Pelicans.
New Orleans Pelicans (1-7, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (3-4, ninth in the Western Conference)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans star forward Zion Williamson is running, cutting and “doing explosive work” as he recovers from offseason surgery to repair his broken right foot, but is not yet involved in competitive five-on-five situations at practice, coach Willie Green said Monday.
New Orleans Pelicans (1-6, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (2-3, 10th in the Western Conference)
Phoenix; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans is looking to stop its three-game skid with a win over Phoenix.
New York Knicks (4-1, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (1-5, 15th in the Western Conference)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — De'Aaron Fox and a productive supporting cast have Sacramento Kings ruling the road early this season.
Fox scored 23 points, Richaun Holmes added 21 and the Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 113-109 on Friday night to win their second straight away from home and remain unbeaten away from Sacramento.
Sacramento Kings (2-2, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (1-4, 14th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The New Orleans Pelicans take on the Sacramento Kings.
Atlanta Hawks (2-1, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (1-3, 14th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta heads to New Orleans for a non-conference matchup.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 27 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and a career-high 23 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a season-opening three-game losing streak with a 107-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
New Orleans Pelicans (0-3, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (2-0, fourth in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans enters the matchup with Minnesota as losers of three in a row.
New Orleans Pelicans (0-2, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0, fifth in the Western Conference)
CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine needed some time to get going. Once he did, there was no stopping him.
Then again, he wasn't the only Bulls player making big contributions. He had plenty of help from DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball and pretty much everyone else who stepped on the court for Chicago.
New Orleans Pelicans (0-1, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (1-0, first in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Bulls host the New Orleans Pelicans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Joel Embiid and those members of the Philadelphia 76ers who made the trip to New Orleans for their regular-season opener looked unfazed by the absence of Ben Simmons and unaffected by the drama surrounding the disgruntled All-Star guard.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas has agreed to a two-year extension worth a reported $30.1 million.
The extension was announced by the Pelicans on Wednesday, the same day Valanciunas made his New Orleans debut against Philadelphia.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is now expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season because his recovery from surgery to repair a right foot fracture is taking longer than anticipated.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans exercised options on four former first-round draft choices, including star forward Zion Williamson, and added undrafted rookie guard John Petty Jr. to their roster.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The future of power forward Zion Williamson and the trajectory of the New Orleans Pelicans will be prominent, interwoven subplots throughout this NBA season.
It’s Year 3 for Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin and his overhaul of the franchise.
Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson know it will be a while before they can get back onto the court.
Zion Williamson wants to do it on opening night.
The New Orleans forward had offseason surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot but said he has been working with the trainer every day in hopes of not missing any time.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Pelicans coach Willie Green sees New Orleans as a team on the cusp of contending — a conclusion he explains by referencing his past two years with the Phoenix Suns.
“This situation actually reminds me a lot of Phoenix,” Green said during his formal introduction on Tuesday, highlighting “really high-talented players” such as 2021 All-Star Zion Williamson and 2020 All-Star Brandon Ingram.