Pelicans trying to cap ‘long journey’ with improbable playoff berth
It’s been 18 years since an NBA team began a regular season at 7-23 through 30 games and still made the NBA playoffs. It’s been 35 years since a club withstood a losing streak of 13 games and reached the postseason. When NBA seeding games begin July 30 in Orlando, the New Orleans Pelicans will attempt to achieve their season-long goal of qualifying for the Western Conference quarterfinals, despite having both hardships on their 2019-20 resume.
Brandon Ingram and the top NBA free agents to watch in the bubble
When the NBA resumes on July 30, there will be millions of dollars on the line for the 2020 free agents taking the court.
Zion Williamson was a defensive force at Duke; why the Pelicans’ rookie is poised to improve on that end
In his lone season at Duke, Zion Williamson was a highly successful gambler. He liked to take chances on defense. More often than not, they worked out. Williamson seized on long passes and soft hook shots like they were chum.
Inside the NBA Bubble: Food scandal was overblown, though not all made up
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — On the night the world ended, I had dinner with ESPN’s Tim Bontemps.