Pelicans: Williamson out 2 more weeks with hamstring injury
NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — Zion Williamson is expected to be out at least two more weeks following a recent re-evaluation of his right hamstring injury, the Pelicans said Tuesday night. Williamson appears to be “healing as expected” from the Jan. 2 injury and “making good progress with his recovery,” the club said, but needs to continue strengthening his hamstring and gradually progress to more movement. Pelicans coach Willie Green called the update on Williamson is “absolutely” positive. The Pelicans play again at home Wednesday night against Minnesota, and Green said the staff was “definitely hopeful” Ingram would try to play in that game. Lacking Ingram and Williamson in the lineup has been a factor the team's recent performance, but not always an overriding one.wftv.com
Brandon Ingram still recovering from toe injury, needs 'confidence' in game before he can return
It’s been more than a month since Brandon Ingram last took the floor. The New Orleans Pelicans forward said Thursday that he’s still recovering from a left toe contusion, and that he’s waiting to get his “confidence” back before he’s cleared to play. "Confidence in pushing off," Ingram said when asked what's holding him back. Ingram has averaged 20.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 15 games this season, his fourth with the Pelicans. Some days I feel really really good, and recovery is bad," Ingram said.wftv.com
Suns scratch Booker in New Orleans with hamstring tightness
NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — The Phoenix Suns scratched guard and leading scorer Devin Booker from Sunday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans because of tightness in his left hamstring. Booker played 36 minutes during Friday night's 128-117 loss in New Orleans, scoring 14 points, or about half of his per-game average of 27.4 points this season. "I didn't see the normal ‘Book’ look,” Suns coach Monty Williams said before tipoff Sunday. New Orleans also will be without starter Herb Jones, regarded as the club's top defender, because of left ankle soreness. Jones is missing his fifth straight game.wftv.com
Fantasy Basketball Values: Is Point Zion Back?
Week 7 of the NBA season is in the rearview, and now it's time to reflect, overreact and assess the fantasy basketball landscape. But I've been most impressed by the assists — can we say Point Zion is back? All this to say, it's going to take a significant haul to pry Zion from another fantasy manager — but it's possible. Some fantasy managers could be willing to deal after he's already missed five games to either injury or rest this year. Nick Nurse says that Gary Trent Jr. (and Scottie Barnes) found out they’d be coming off the bench at #Raptors shootaround when going through their matchups.wftv.com
Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups, Week 7: Add Seth Curry now
We're a quarter of the way through the NBA season, and let's talk about some fantasy waiver pickups for Week 7. But before we get to this week's waiver pickups, here are the games played by each team in Week 7. The Pelicans play four games this week and have pretty fantasy-friendly opponents in three of the four games (Thunder, Spurs and Nuggets), so Murphy should have a successful week ahead. Seth Curry is finally over an ankle injury that cost him nine games this season, and he's rounding into form just as the Nets are. The Pistons play three games this week, with two of the three games falling on the lighter Tuesday and Thursday slates.wftv.com
Warriors 0-6 on road, fall to Pelicans with 4 starters out
NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — The defending champion Golden State Warriors fell to 0-6 on the road, losing 114-105 to Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins sidelined. The Warriors are not playing Thompson on back-to-back nights because of his anterior cruciate ligament and Achilles tendon injuries in 2019 and 2020. Ty Jerome, who scored 18 points, hit a 3 to pull the Warriors within 99-96 before the Pelicans steadily pulled away during the final six minutes. Nance scored the final four points of the quarter on a finger roll and dunk, putting the Pelicans up 61-54 at halftime. Pelicans: Alvarado and Murphy each scored 10 points and each hit three 3s to help New Orleans go 12 of 29 from long range ...wftv.com
Zion Williamson has posterior hip contusion, Brandon Ingram in concussion protocol
New Orleans Pelicans stars Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram both left Sunday's game with injuries and didn't return. The Pelicans confirmed on Monday that he has a concussion and has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocols. The Pelicans subbed him out for Herbert Jones at the next stoppage, and Williamson didn't return to the game. The Pelicans didn't offer a prognosis or timetable for Williamson's return, and head coach Willie Green wasn't aware of his status during his postgame news conference. The Pelicans are obviously hoping for a quick return to action for both Williamson and Ingram after a 2-1 start.wftv.com
Williamson, Ingram injured in Pelicans' first loss
NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — Injuries to Pelicans stars Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram took some of the luster off of New Orleans' promising start to the regular season. Ingram, a dynamic scorer from the wing who'd averaged 28 points in the Pelicans' first two games, left in the first half with a concussion. “I thought, ‘Oh, man, this isn’t good,'" Pelicans guard CJ McCollum said of the sight of Williamson crashing to the floor on his back side. Williamson had 25 points before his hard fall, after which he checked out of the game for good. The Pelicans play next on Tuesday night at home against Dallas and it was unclear whether Williamson or Ingram will be available for that game.wftv.com
Zion Williamson leaves Pelicans game with posterior hip contusion after hard fall
New Orleans Pelicans stars Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram both left Sunday's game with injuries and didn't return. Williamson left the game after a hard fall on the court following a blocked shot. The Pelicans subbed him out for Herbert Jones at the next stoppage, and Williamson didn't return to the game. The Pelicans didn't offer a prognosis or timetable for Williamson's return, and head coach Willie Green wasn't aware of his status during his postgame news conference. The Pelicans are obviously hoping for a quick return to action for both Williamson and Ingram after a 2-1 start.wftv.com
Perfect Paul, top-seeded Suns finish off Pelicans in Game 6
Chris Paul went 14 for 14 in the best shooting night in NBA playoff history, Devin Booker returned from a hamstring injury to hit a late 3-pointer and the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 115-109 on Thursday night to finish off the first-round series in six games.
Ingram, Pelicans overwhelm Booker-less Suns to tie series
Suns Pelicans Basketball New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots against Phoenix Suns guard Landry Shamet in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in New Orleans, Sunday, April 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) (Matthew Hinton)NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 16 of his 30 points in the third quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Phoenix Suns — playing without injured star Devin Booker — 118-103 in Game 4 on Sunday night to tie the first-round series. Booker strained his right straight after scoring 31 first-half points in the top-seeded Suns' Game 2 loss. Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 23 points and eight rebounds, and fellow center JaVale McGee had 14 points. Pelicans: The Pelicans committed 46 turnovers in the first three games to the Suns’ 28, leading to a point differential of 72-27.wftv.com
Pelicans earn 105-101 win over Clippers, claim No. 8 seed
Pelicans Clippers Basketball New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram, right, drives past Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann during the first half of an NBA basketball play-in tournament game Friday, April 15, 2022, in Los Angeles. The Pelicans made the playoffs for the first time since 2017-18, guided by first-year coach Willie Green, a former Clipper. The Clippers were dealt a huge blow earlier in the day when Paul George entered the league’s health and safety protocols. Ingram scored five of the Pelicans’ final 12 points to send them into the fourth trailing 84-74. After the Clippers scored to go up by 13 points, the Pelicans ran off 11 straight points and then McCollum hit a 3-pointer to tie it, 88-all.wftv.com
Thompson scores 41, Warriors top Pelicans to clinch 3rd seed
Warriors Pelicans Basketball Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) goes to the basket over New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, April 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — Klay Thompson made seven 3-pointers and scored 41 points for the Golden State Warriors, who clinched the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 128-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night. Naji Marshall led New Orleans with 19 points, while reserve Gary Clark added 17 points and rookie Trey Murphy III scored 15. Thompson scored 21 in the first half, with a 15-foot turnaround and a 3 early in what became a dominant second quarter for Golden State. CURRY'S STATUSIt's still not clear whether Warriors leading scorer Stephen Curry will be back for Golden State's playoff opener.wftv.com
Ja Morant returns to help Grizzlies rout Pelicans, 141-114
After missing nine games, Morant played almost 27 minutes as the second-seeded Grizzlies got their starting lineup back together as they prepare for the postseason. Brandon Clarke added 20 points for Memphis, making all 10 of his field goal attempts. Trying to secure the ninth seed for the play-in tournament, the Pelicans played without scoring leader Brandon Ingram. Memphis scored a franchise-record 55 points in the third quarter, giving the Grizzlies a 119-80 lead heading into the fourth. Grizzlies: …Entered the game second in scoring at 115.4 a game.wftv.com
Ja Morant returns to help Grizzlies rout Pelicans, 141-114
Ja Morant had 21 points and nine assists in his return from soreness in his right knee, Dillon Brooks scored 23 points and the Memphis Grizzlies routed the New Orleans Pelicans 141-114 on Saturday night to tie the 2012-13 franchise record for victories in a season at 56.
Florida man crashes into deputy, gets arrested after leaving license plate behind
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies arrested a Palm Coast man after he leaves his license plate at the scene of a hit and run crash. On Saturday, just before midnight, a Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy saw two cars racing north on U.S. Highway 1 at 111 miles per hour. The driver of the Nissan drove away from the crash scene, leaving the bumper and license plate behind. Brandon Ingram Mugshot (Flagler County Sheriff's Office)Endangering the lives of not only others on the road, but of those sworn to protect our community will send you straight to the Green Roof Inn every time,” said Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly. Thankfully, he was just dumb enough to leave his license plate behind.”Ingram faces charges that include reckless driving, damage to person/property and racing on a highway.wftv.com
McCollum continues scoring spree, Pelicans top Suns 117-102
McCollum continued his scorching start with his new team by scoring 32 points, Ingram added 28 and the Pelicans earned an impressive road win over the Phoenix Suns, 117-102 on Friday night. “We're just starting to figure it out,” Pelicans coach Willie Green said about the McCollum-Ingram pairing.news.yahoo.com
Graham's 61-footer at the buzzer leads Pelicans past Thunder
Pelicans Thunder Basketball New Orleans Pelicans guard Devonte' Graham (4) celebrates with teammate Josh Hart (3) after hitting the game winning basket to end the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — (AP) — Devonte' Graham's 61-foot heave at the buzzer gave the New Orleans Pelicans a 113-110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Brandon Ingram scored 34 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Pelicans. Gilgeous-Alexander made two free throws with 5.6 seconds left to cut New Orleans' lead to 108-107. Ingram was fouled with 4.5 seconds left, and he made two free throws to make it a three-point game, setting up the final sequence.wftv.com
Frito-Lay employee speaks out against company after being electrocuted, denied care
Frito-Lay worker Brandon Ingram is speaking out about the pain, trauma, and harassment he suffered after allegedly being severely electrocuted […] The post Frito-Lay employee speaks out against company after being electrocuted, denied care appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Ingram, Williamson pace Pelicans in 128-111 win over Lakers
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers center Montrezl Harrell (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Ingram scored a season-high 36 points, Williamson had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Lakers 128-111 on Tuesday night. “We had a stretch in the second quarter where we hit a big drop, which really hurt us in this game,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. AdThe Lakers never got within single digits in the second half and trailed by as many as 30. Pelicans: Starting point guard Lonzo Ball missed his second straight game with a strained right hip flexor.
USA Basketball picks 57 players for men's Tokyo Games pool
USA Basketball is a step closer to choosing the team that will play in this summer’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, releasing the names Thursday of 57 players who are part of the pool to fill the squad. It’s also already drawing major interest from some NBA stars who have yet to taste Olympic gold. USA Basketball will pare the list to a 12-person Olympic team by early summer. Jordan, who now plays for Brooklyn, is also a newcomer to the pool even though he was on the 2016 Olympic team. “But for USA Basketball to receive the commitment of so many outstanding players remains an indicator of the great honor of representing your country means to these men.”
Williamson pushes Pelicans past NBA-leading Jazz, 129-124
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes to the basket over Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang, left, and center Rudy Gobert, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS – Zion Williamson had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans held off a late Utah charge to beat the NBA-leading Jazz 129-124 on Monday night. Williamson scored 15 points and added a pair of assists in the quarter. ... Utah had its highest scoring second quarter of the season with 41 points ... Utah shot 45.5% (46 of 101), including 17 of 43 from 3-point range. Pelicans: Hart scored 13 points to go with seven rebounds.
Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic makes All-Star team
Phoenix’s Chris Paul is an All-Star for the 11th time, and Brooklyn’s James Harden is one for the ninth consecutive year. The rest of the reserves include Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic from the Eastern Conference, along with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George, Utah teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, and Portland’s Damian Lillard from the Western Conference. Williamson is 20, and only Kobe Bryant, James and Magic Johnson were younger in their All-Star debuts. But this will be his first time in the All-Star Game itself. AdCOACHESUtah’s Quin Snyder will coach Team LeBron, and Philadelphia’s Doc Rivers will coach Team Durant.
Doncic, Williamson hit career highs as Mavs top Pels 143-130
Doncic scored a career-high 46 points, Kristaps Porzingis added 36 and the Mavericks overcame Williamson's career-best 36 points in a 143-130 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. The Mavericks matched their season best with a fourth consecutive victory and beat the Pelicans for the fifth straight time. The Pelicans gave up a franchise-record 25 3-pointers for the second consecutive game. Mavericks: Dallas finished above 50% shooting for the third consecutive game while improving to 7-0 when scoring at least 120 points. AdMORE HISTORY FOR DONCICDoncic tied a franchise record shared by Mark Aguirre (1983-84) and Dirk Nowitzki (2005-06) with his 13th consecutive game of at least 25 points.
LaVine scores 46 points, Bulls hit 25 3s to beat Pelicans
Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine dunks past New Orleans Pelicans' Lonzo Ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Chicago. LaVine scored a season-high 46 points, hitting nine of Chicago's franchise-record 25 3-pointers, and the Bulls cooled off the New Orleans Pelicans with a 129-116 victory Wednesday. LaVine and White became the first duo in NBA history to make at least eight 3s apiece in the same game, according to STATS. “We (were) due for a good team shooting night,” White said. Zion Williamson had 29 points for New Orleans, and Brandon Ingram finished with 21 points on 6-for-19 shooting.
Mitchell helps Jazz beat Pelicans for 7th straight win
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot of New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 36 points, and the Utah Jazz rallied to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 129-118 on Thursday night for their seventh straight win. Utah shot 50% (44 for 88) from the field it made 50.6% of its shots during a 118-102 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday night. Mike Conley scored 20 points and Jordan Clarkson had 19 for Utah, which has the longest active win streak in the NBA. Eric Bledsoe made a jumper to make it 78-75 Pelicans right before the Jazz took over.
Mitchell scores 28, Jazz beat Pelicans 118-102
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, goes to the basket as New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and seven rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-102 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Jordan Clarkson added 18 points, six rebounds, and six assists, and reserve Joe Ingles scored 15 points. The Jazz disrupted shots, crashed the boards, and sprinted up the court on numerous possessions to stay a step ahead of the Pelicans. … New Orleans scored 22 points off 14 Jazz turnovers.
Spoelstra stays perfect on Christmas, Heat beat Pels 111-98
New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Bledsoe (5) dribbles against Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)MIAMI – Erik Spoelstra remained perfect on Christmas, and a record-tying show from Duncan Robinson helped him stay that way. Robinson made seven 3-pointers — tying the Christmas single-game mark — and scored 23 points, helping the Heat beat the New Orleans Pelicans 111-98 to start the NBA’s holiday quintupleheader Friday. Goran Dragic scored 18 points, Bam Adebayo had 17 and Avery Bradley finished with 12 for Miami, and Spoelstra improved his Christmas record as Heat coach to 8-0. COMING HOMEVeteran ref John Goble was crew chief and got to be home for Christmas; he’s a Miami native.
AP Source: Bucks getting Holiday to play with Antetokounmpo
The Pelicans are getting Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and a package of future first-round draft picks from the Bucks, the person told The Associated Press. The Pelicans are getting Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and a package of future first-round draft picks from the Bucks, the person told The Associated Press. The trade of Holiday was the second blockbuster involving a point guard since the league allowed transactions to begin again Monday. Holiday is due to earn $25.4 million this season and holds a $26.3 million player option for next season. And it’s now almost certain that the Bucks will have to fill out their roster for this season with several minimum-salary players, since they’ll owe about $86 million to just Antetokounmpo, Middleton and Holiday this season.
Pelicans' Van Gundy talks teaching, commitment to defense
Van Gundy agreed to a four-year contract, according to one of the people who spoke Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. Van Gundy has a track record of bridging that gap between knowledge and talent with younger players in his previous coaching stops. “There is a lot of teaching to do to bring these guys along,” Van Gundy said Tuesday during a formal introduction via video conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the Pelicans, Van Gundy said, he saw ownership that had won a championship in a major professional sport, even if it was the NFL. Van Gundy called Williamson and Ingram “two of the most unique young guys in the entire league.”“There's just a lot to build around there,” he added.
Stan Van Gundy agrees to become New Orleans Pelicans' coach
Two people with knowledge of the situation say Stan Van Gundy has agreed to become the next coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, where hell get the chance to work with No. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)Stan Van Gundy is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans, where he'll take over a promising team that includes 2019 No. “It will be an honor to work with our players and to work for Mrs. Benson and David Griffin, Trajan Langdon, their staff and the great people of New Orleans," Van Gundy wrote. Redick has readily credited Van Gundy for helping him develop into a reliable double-digit scorer. Van Gundy, 61, is a seasoned coach with a more traditional and direct style of communicating with players.
Paul has 28, helps Thunder force Game 7 against the Rockets
Oklahoma City Thunder's Dennis Schroder (17) is forced to pass the ball as Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook, bottom center, Jeff Green (32) and P.J. Paul gave the Thunder at least one more game at Disney, scoring 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter for a 104-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Game 6 of a Western Conference first-round series. But they combined for 12 of the Rockets' 22 turnovers, saying Houston has lost the close games more than Oklahoma City won them. Houston got its most dominant playoff victory in Game 5, winning 114-80 after holding Oklahoma City to 31.5% shooting. Oklahoma City extended it to eight, but Houston wiped that out with an 18-4 run that provided a 98-92 lead.