The New Orleans Pelicans will play three scrimmages before restarting the regular season against the Utah Jazz on July 30 in Orlando.
The scrimmage schedule, as announced by the NBA on Saturday, July 4:
Wednesday, July 22 vs. Brooklyn at 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 25 vs. Denver at 7:30 p.m.
When Darius Miller sustained a ruptured right Achilles tendon last August, it presumably meant there was no conceivable way he’d suit up for New Orleans during the 2019-20 season. Of course, that notion was based on the NBA schedule proceeding as planned, with the 2020 NBA Finals taking place in
On Media Day, JJ Redick jokingly threatened rookie Zion Williamson not to – ahem – “mess up” Redick’s flawless streak of reaching the playoffs for 13 consecutive pro seasons. Nine months later, however, when New Orleans players recently touched base to talk about the NBA’s restart, Redick made it clear
JJ Redick Media Availability – July 3, 2020On the overall outlook of how the NBA is handling the social justice movement:"I think number one I'm always very appreciative of our league, our union, our leadership amongst players, allowing us to use our platform to express ourselves, to speak out, to
Darius Miller Media Availability – July 3, 2020 On his health status over the last few months:“It’s hard to tell because I haven’t been able to get on the court much with the virus going on. I’ve really been trying to strengthen my legs, getting in decent shape, as much
Jim Eichenhofer on the New Orleans Pelicans podcast presented by SeatGeek - July 2, 2020
Daniel Sallerson hosts Pelicans.com writer Jim Eichenhofer to discuss the return of Pelicans basketball. Fans can also listen to practice soundbites from David Griffin, Jrue Holiday, Nicolo Melli and Zion Williamson.
What analytics say about
Although the math didn’t quite work, one of the most famous quotes in Major League Baseball history came from catcher/accidental philosopher Yogi Berra, who said, “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” Berra’s memorable line was vaguely reminiscent of how New Orleans wing Josh Hart described what
Josh Hart Media Availability – July 2, 2020On making the best of the NBA’s training restrictions while preparing to return to play:“I feel like we’ve done a pretty good job so far. Obviously, it’s all relative to what we could do before. Getting those shots up, getting some full-court work,
Zion Williamson Media Availability – July 2, 2020On his goal for the eight seeding games in Orlando:“That’s a simple answer – we’re trying to make a playoff push, and we’re trying to get back into our full game condition within those eight games.”On how he is preparing mentally for the
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