Pelicans rook Liddell blows out knee

Unfortunate news out of Las Vegas summer league- New Orleans Pelicans rookie EJ Liddell has suffered a torn ACL. Liddell went down in the third quarter in their Monday game against the Atlanta Hawks. He was clutching his right knee and had to be helped off the court. The initial report, and undoubtedly the hope, from the team was that was a sprained knee; however subsequent examination revealed a much more severe diagnosis , as the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The Ohio State product averaged 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.5…

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CP3’s perfect night helps Suns advance

Via nba.com Staff Suns guard scores 33 points on a perfect 14-14 FGs to lead Phoenix to a series-clinching victory over the Pelicans in Game 6 of their first-round matchup. Suns point guard Chris Paul turned in one of the finest performances of an illustrious career on Thursday, setting an NBA Playoffs record while helping the Suns close out the Pelicans in their first-round series. Just eight days shy of his 37th birthday, in a season highlighted by being named a member of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, in a city…

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CJ McCollum has not spoken with Zion Williamson since being traded to Pelicans

CJ deserves so much better. Apparently since his trade to the New Orleans Pelicans, the former Trail Blazer star guard has not directly spoken to Zion Williamson. When asked about it on TNT’s All-Star Saturday night about his communication with the oft injured Pelicans star, McCollum had this to say: “I haven’t had conversations with him directly. I’ve spoken with some people close to him and look forward to sitting down with him sooner than later. I know about as much as you do right now, but I’m gonna get…

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Trail Blazers and Pelicans agree on McCollum trade

The CJ McCollum trade that was reported on earlier Tuesday morning has been agreed on by the Trail Blazers New Orleans is receiving : CJ McCollum Larry Nance Jr Tony Snell Portland is receiving: Josh Hart Tomas Satoransky Nicke Alexander-Walker Didi Louzada Protected 2022 1st round pick Two future second round draft picks This brings the Lillard -McCollum backcourt era to an end. The winner of the 2015-15 Most Improved awards brings his career average of 19.0 ppg to a Pelicans team desperate to return to the playoffs ( and…

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CJ McCollum deal to Pelicans nearly done

The Portland Trail Blazers continue to be the busiest team in the league as we head toward the NBA trade deadline. Having already traded wings Normal Powell and Robert Covington to the LA Clippers for questionable compensation ( Eric Bledsoe, Justice Winslow, Keon Johnson and a future 2nd round draft pick ), the Blazers are still at work and it seems that CJ McCollum’s time in the Rose City may be coming to an end. According to the Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Trail Blazers and the New Orleans Pelicans are…

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NBA names Week 16 Conference Players of the Week

Monday afternoon the National Basketball Association named their Conference Players of the Week for 16. Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam took home honors for the Eastern Conference, with Brandon Ingram was named for the Western Conference. Pascal Siakam, Forward, Toronto Raptors Siakam, helped the lead the better-than-expected Toronto Raptors t, who are a surprising 6th in the East, to a 4-0 week. Siakam put up 24.8 pints 4.8 assists and 10.5 rebounds over than span. Brandon Ingram, forward, New Orleans Pelicans It was a stellar week for the Pelicans forward…

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NBA 2021Draft Lottery Odds

The hope that fuels every NBA offseason will commence with Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery. The new anti-tanking rules mean that at most, a team has only a 14% chance of snagging the number 1 pick. Probabilities of getting the #1 overall pick in tonight’s lottery Team. #1 Odds Percentage HOU 14.0 DET 14.0 ORL 14.0 OKC 12.5 CLE 10.5 MIN 9.0 TOR 7.5 CHI 6.0 SAC 4.5 NOP 3.0 CHO 2.0 SAS 1.5 IND 1.0 GSW 0.5 Other pick possibilities to track: Houston Rockets: If pick falls outside top…

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New Orleans Pelicans trade J.J. Redick to the Dallas Mavericks

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade guard J.J. Redick to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for James Johnson, Wes Iwundu and a second round pick. As Reddick had been rumoured to be a buyout candidate, the Pelicans were able to scrounge up something for the veteran guard.

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Pelicans Steven Adams out against Suns

New Orleans Pelicans center Steven Adams will not play Friday night against the Phoenix Suns due to an ankle injury according to head coach Stan Van Gundy, per Jim Eichenhofer. Adams injured the ankle in the team’s game Wednesday night against Portland, causing him to leave the game in the third quarter.

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Zion Williamson ready to begin sophomore season

From the AP’s Brett Martel: NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson expects to unleash a version of himself that is healthier, more demonstrative and less restrained in his second NBA season with the New Orleans Pelicans. “Year 1 was a lot mentally and physically for me, but I needed that experience,” Williamson said Wednesday as the Pelicans underwent preparations for training camp. “It showed me a lot and now I’m getting ready for Year 2. “There’s a lot of my game I wasn’t able to showcase last year, due to like,…

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