Pelicans’ Jahlil Okafor latest to give up no. 8 jersey

Since the tragic death of NBA all-timer Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash Sunday morning, many tributes have played out across the nba. One of them is players have been wearing one of two numbers, 8 and 24, Bryant sported through his career, or those Jwho have been wearing 8 giving up the number. Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie switched from 8 to 26, while Orlando Magic wing changed from 8 to 31. The latest to give up the number 8 will be New Orleans…

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January 22, 2020 NBA Recap

Zion Williamson, the no.1 overall in in the most recent NBA Draft, made his long-awaited NBA regular season debut against the San Antonio Spurs last night. He finished with 22 points and 7 rebounds , including 17 straight points in the fourth quarter, in only 18 minutes. Top Performances pt rb ast John CollinsATL vs. LAC 33 16 2   3 stl Bradley BealWAS @ MIA 38 9 5    K. TownsMIN @ CHI 40 6 2    D. SchröderOKC @ ORL 31 3 9    L. AldridgeSAS @ NOP 32…

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Multiple New Orleans Pelicans will be game-time decisions against Grizzlies

The playing status of several New Orleans Pelicans before their MLK day game against the Memphis Grizzlies will be game-time decisions. JJ Reddick ( left hamstring strain) and is listed as probable. Derrick Favors ( lower back soreness), Jrue Holiday (left elbow tricep strain) and Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) are all listed as questionable , while Zion Williamson ( right knee scope) is down as doubtful, as his target for his regular season debut is Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs. Kenrich Williams (right lower back soreness) and Darius Miller(right Achilles…

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Derrick Favors to play tonight

New Orleans Pelicans C/F Derrick Favors told reporters following Thursday’s shootaround that he is “ready to go tonight” in regards to the team’s game against his former club, the Utah Jazz. The big man had missed the previous two contests with a strained hamstring but said, “I feel good. Everything’s feeling good.” In 23 games (21 starts) this season, Favors has posted averages of 8.7 points and 10.0 rebounds.

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ZionWatch: Catching an oop before the Lakers game

The latest edition of Zion Williamson teasing the league , and especially Pelicans fans, took place tonight at Staples Center before the Lakers and Pelicans game. The Pelicans were out warming up and amongst them was no.1 overall pick Zion Williamson, who has yet to make his NBA debut after having meniscus surgery in November. A ball is tossed near the rim and with the same ease one would walk through a door, Zion leaps up and slams the ball through the hoop. It is thought that Zion will make…

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Zion dunking in warmups

The long-anticipated regular season debut of 2019 no.1 overall pick Zion Williamson could be closer to a reality. Footage via The Athletic’s Will Guillory shows the rookie rising up and throwing one down during warmups. Williamson suffered a meniscus and had surgery October. He was given a six-to-eight recovery window. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Williamson is expected to be back on the practice court sooner rather than later. As for Williamson, the No. 1 overall pick is expected to begin contact drills and practices within the next week…

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Zion Williamson out six to eight weeks

Uh-oh. The New Orleans Pelicans announced that Zion Williamson will be our six to eight weeks after suffering a tear in his right lateral meniscus. He did not make the trip to New York for the team’s last preseason game against the New York Knicks for what was termed at the time “knee soreness.” As far as torn things in knees go, the meniscus is the easiest one to come back from. The recovery time is a fraction of an ACL and given his age, he should make a full…

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Zion Williams to miss first few weeks of season with knee issue

Yesterday the New Orleans Pelicans announced that rookie sensation Zion Williamson would not play in the team’s preseason finale today against the New York Knicks due knee soreness. It it believed to not be serious but according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans are erring on the side of caution and Williamson will miss the first few weeks of the season. While he is expected to make a full recovery, there is slight case for concern. This will mark the second time that a knee issue of some sort will…

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