Latest New Orleans Pelicans News

Before NBA draft lottery, Lakers already made Pelicans lucky

May. 16, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Time for the NBA draft lottery, where some team will get a nice reward for a miserable season. Not the Los Angeles Lakers, though. Their misery is set to make a good year even better for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are the lone playoff team among the clubs...

AP source: Mike D'Antoni among Hornets coaching candidates

May. 05, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have begun their search for a head coach, requesting permission to interview several candidates for the opening, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday...

Mavericks, Suns both adversity-tested in these playoffs

May. 01, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have proven they can win playoff games without All-Star Devin Booker. The Dallas Mavericks showed the same when their own superstar Luka Doncic was out of the lineup. If adversity builds strength, then this Suns-Mavericks playoff matchup could be a...

NBA fines Suns $25,000 over injury reporting rules

Apr. 30, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined the Phoenix Suns fined $25,000 on Saturday for violating injury reporting rules by failing to disclose guard Devin Booker’s participation status in an accurate and timely manner before Game 6 of the first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans. ...

Pelicans have a $200 million decision to make on Williamson

Apr. 29, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

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...

Perfect Paul, top-seeded Suns finish off Pelicans in Game 6

Apr. 29, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chris Paul has accomplished so many things in his 17 NBA seasons that it’s nearly impossible to rank his Mount Rushmore moments. Short of a title, perfection, however, might be hard to beat. Paul was 14 for 14 — the most field goals without a...

Suns star Devin Booker returns for Game 6 against Pelicans

Apr. 28, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — All-Star guard Devin Booker returned to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night for Game 6 against the New Orleans Pelicans after missing three games because of a strained right hamstring. “He’ll be playing tonight,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. ...

Suns, 76ers, Mavericks all have chance for Game 6 closeouts

Apr. 27, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

The Philadelphia 76ers were up 3-0 in their series against the Toronto Raptors just a few days ago. The lead has since been sliced to 3-2. That is waking up some echoes for 76ers coach Doc Rivers. He’s the only coach in NBA history to lose three series in which his...

Bridges, Paul lead Suns past Pelicans 112-97 for 3-2 lead

Apr. 27, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mikal Bridges was playing his 47th minute of basketball on Tuesday night when he leaped into the air, threw down a huge two-handed jam and pulled himself up on the rim with a little sneer for good measure. He's the do-everything man for these Phoenix Suns. And, no,...

Bucks' Jrue Holiday wins NBA teammate of year award again

Apr. 26, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday has been named the NBA’s teammate of the year for the second time in three seasons, the league announced Tuesday. A panel of league executives selected 12 finalists for the honor, which is officially named the Twyman-Stokes...