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Pelicans rookie Liddell has reconstructive knee surgery

Jul. 26, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans second-round draft choice E.J. Liddell has had surgery to repair torn knee ligaments, the team said Tuesday. The injury to the 6-foot-6 forward from Ohio State occurred during a Summer League game on July 11 against the Atlanta Hawks in Las...

Federal judge again rules in favor of Williamson in lawsuit

Jul. 22, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina has again ruled in favor of NBA All Star Zion Williamson, this time in connection with a lawsuit he filed against a marketing agent two years ago in an attempt to break a contract. U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs...

Tar Heels' Pete Nance aims to fill void in UNC title chase

Jul. 18, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Pete Nance doesn't have to wonder what a successful season could look like for him at North Carolina. He saw it illustrated perfectly in the spring. The Northwestern transfer watched the Tar Heels blend an outside-shooting big man in transfer Brady Manek...

Clippers use 32-9 4th quarter to beat Jazz at Summer League

Jul. 16, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon Boston Jr. had 22 points and eight rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers used a 32-9 fourth quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 82-65 on Friday in the NBA Summer League. Los Angeles scored just 11 points in the third quarter before opening the fourth on a 24-4...

Pelicans 2nd-rounder Liddell diagnosed with torn right ACL

Jul. 12, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans second-round draft choice E.J. Liddell has been diagnosed with torn knee ligaments that will keep him out indefinitely, the club said Tuesday. The injury to the 6-foot-6 forward from Ohio State occurred in the third quarter of a Summer League...

Pelicans' Graham arrested for driving while impaired in NC

Jul. 07, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans guard Devonte Graham was arrested early Thursday in Raleigh for driving while impaired and speeding, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The police report indicated Graham was pulled over 2:39 a.m. for driving 63 mph in a 40 mph...

Zion Williamson, Pelicans aim to end "negative" narratives

Jul. 06, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A few months after Zion Williamson was left entirely out of Pelicans promotional material regarding ticket renewals, the injury-riddled star forward was back to being celebrated Wednesday as a supremely influential figure in New Orleans’ future. “The last...

Agent: Williamson agrees to 5-year, $193M extension

Jul. 02, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s lost season to injury and unusual absence from the New Orleans Pelicans during his recovery didn’t stop the club from betting big on their long-term future together. The star forward agreed Saturday to a five-year, $193 million extension...

US closes in on basketball World Cup, tops Puerto Rico 83-75

Jul. 01, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Justin Jackson scored 26 points, Langston Galloway added 18 and the U.S. men's basketball team took another step toward qualifying for next year’s World Cup by topping Puerto Rico 83-75 on Friday night. John Jenkins scored 13 for the Americans, who...