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Saints' Brees describes "kinship" with Pelicans' Williamson

Aug. 1, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports. Brees sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans' pro sports scene, and is eager to share what he's...

Zion Williamson signs with 2K, adding to whirlwind summer

Jul. 30, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

The past few weeks have been a blur to Zion Williamson. Picked No. 1 in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Signed his first pro contract that could be worth as much as $45 million over the next four years. Went to summer league and got hurt after nine minutes. Considered playing for USA Basketball in...

Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with Saints

Jul. 29, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson's athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing NFL prospect at a handful of positions, starting with the defensive line or tight end. But Williamson is making a case for quarterback...

Phoenix Suns sign big man Diallo to multiyear deal

Jul. 23, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have signed big man Cheick Diallo to a multiyear contract. Terms of the deal announced Tuesday were not disclosed. The 22-year-old Diallo played the past three seasons with New Orleans, averaging 6.0 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 62%. He played in seven playoff...

New Pelicans forward Ingram says he's 'close' to normal

Jul. 16, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram says he's "pretty close" to resuming normal workouts as he continues to recover from surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm. Ingram says he has not resumed shooting, but has worked on his shooting form while also conducting ball-handling and...

Pelicans waive forward-center Christian Wood

Jul. 15, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Christian Wood despite his productive showing with the club late last season. The 6-foot-10 Wood, who can play forward or center, averaged nearly 17 points and eight rebounds during the eight games he played for New Orleans at the end of last...

Grizzles, Timberwolves advance to Summer League title game

Jul. 14, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon Clarke made a dunk with 10.7 left in overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 88-86 on Sunday in the NBA Summer League semifinals. The Grizzlies will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night in the title game. Minnesota beat Brooklyn 85-77 in the...

Brown has triple double, Pistons beat 76ers 96-81

Jul. 11, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bruce Brown had a triple double and the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 96-81 on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in the NBA Summer League. Brown, entering his second year with Detroit, had 11 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Pistons improve to 4-0. The 22-year-old...

Spurs draft picks strong in 106-96 win over Hornets

Jul. 8, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

The San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League. Second-round picks Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka Samanic added 16 to lead the Spurs to a 106-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Ben Moore scored 17 points and had eight...

Jazz, Pistons win as NBA Summer League action resumes

Jul. 7, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

Tony Bradley had 19 points and 14 rebounds and the Utah Jazz defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 78-68 on Saturday as NBA Summer League play resumed in Las Vegas one day after an earthquake in the area forced two games to be shortened and another to be canceled. The NBA Summer League games are being played at two...