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A person with knowledge of the situation says point guard Jrue Holiday is being traded from New Orleans to Milwaukee.
The New Orleans Pelicans say top overall draft choice Zion Williamson has left the club to attend to an urgent family medical matter.
The NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player has simple advice for the player many are viewing as a future MVP after his show-stopping debut.
Zion Williamson’s sublime 17-point surge in a span of barely more than three minutes could very well become part of New Orleans’ pro sports lore – even if the final score won’t.
Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 49 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans stopped the Utah Jazz’s 10-game win streak with a 138-132 victory Thursday night.
When Zion Williamson finished his first full-court, five-on-five work since returning to practice last week, he spent extra one-on-one time with assistant coach Fred Vinson on the free throw line.
Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 37 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 28 to help Utah overcome the absence of Rudy Gobert and outlast New Orleans 128-120 in Salt Lake City on Saturday night
Zion Williamson says he expects his absence from New Orleans Pelicans because of his knee injury to be less than half of the regular season but is offering no specific timetable for a return.
A Houston Rockets fan is charged with punching a New Orleans Pelicans coach at the end of a game between the teams.
Zion Williamson will miss the start of the season after the No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans had right knee surgery, sidelining the hyped rookie for nearly two months.
The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Teresa Weatherspoon and AJ Diggs as assistant coaches with a focus on player development.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t see himself and Pelicans top draft choice Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and different sports. Brees says he sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans’ pro sports scene and is eager to share what he’s learned. Brees says he came to New Orleans when the Saints were virtually rebuilding from scratch. He says the NBA’s Pelicans are being similarly remade now following significant offseason turnover.
Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he’s “pretty close” to resuming normal workouts as he continues to recover from surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm. Ingram says he has not resumed shooting. But he says he has worked on his shooting form while also conducting ball-handling and passing drills as well as lower-body workouts. Ingram was trade to New Orleans this offseason as part of a multi-player and multi-draft pick deal that sent six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Lakers.
Zion Williamson and his family were met with applause as they walked into the New Orleans Pelicans’ headquarters. The practice gym was filled with team employees and executives eager to welcome the player who has infused the franchise with far more promise than it appeared to have when six-time All-Star Anthony Davis requested a trade five months ago. Williamson says he’s keeping immediate expectations realistic because he hasn’t played an NBA game and is still just short of his 19th birthday.
The New Orleans Pelicans selected Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick, going with the Duke force who is considered one of the most exciting prospects in years.
New Orleans Pelicans new basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club is exercising its option to extend coach Alvin Gentry’s contract through the 2020-21 season. Gentry has coached four seasons in New Orleans and has made one playoff appearance. Griffin worked with Gentry in Phoenix when the veteran coach helped the Suns reach the 2010 Western Conference finals and says he and Gentry have a “shared vision” for the Pelicans on and off the court.
The saga is over. When this trade is done, everybody can say they won. For the Pelicans, it’s a new beginning. For the Lakers, it’s about winning now.
Several people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers in return for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins July 6. The deal teams Davis with superstar LeBron James.