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Fit matters so New Orleans should look away from both point guards

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Pelicans beat Timberwolves 87-59 to finish summer league with perfect 5-0 record

The team’s effort and defense shined in every single game

2021-22 roster appears set after expected Josh Hart re-signing, no marquee games for Pelicans during opening week or Christmas Day

Plus, New Orleans will appear in their last summer league game later today

Trey Murphy III leads Pelicans to 80-79 OT win over Warriors in summer league

Threes, steals, blocks and a game-winning bucket for the New Orleans rookie!

Game Thread: Pelicans must beat Warriors to have chance to reach summer league championship game

If they win tonight, point differential will then ultimately decide New Orleans’ fate.

Kira Lewis’ game-high 22 points paces Pelicans to 87-74 victory over Cavaliers

The team’s defensive effort was on point again as New Orleans improves to 3-0 in summer league action

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Game Thread: Pelicans aim to stay unbeaten in summer league play against Evan Mobley and Cavaliers

Should be another fun one tonight!

Naji Marshall’s strong performance on both ends of court lifts Pelicans to 80-65 victory over Thunder

Make it two straight games that New Orleans’ swarming defense has suffocated an opponent in the second half

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Game Thread: Josh Giddey OUT for Pelicans-Thunder summer league matchup

What will Trey Murphy do for an encore after his 26-point performance in the summer league opener?!

Birmingham Squadron: A look at what to expect from the Pelicans G-League team

It’s all about development and fun!

Murphy dazzles, Pelicans dominant in 94-77 summer league win over Bulls

The Pelicans first round pick led all scorers with 26 points

Following completion of Lonzo Ball trade, Pelicans to battle Bulls in summer league opener

Enough free agency drama, let’s basketball!

Three-team trade done, Jonas Valanciunas and Devonte’ Graham officially join Pelicans

New Orleans also nets valuable traded player exception (TPE)

New Orleans Pelicans adding Mike D’Antoni, Jarron Collins to Willie Green’s coaching staff

D’Antoni’s offensive genius and Collins spending last two seasons as Golden State’s defensive coordinator should be a big boost

New Orleans Pelicans adding Devonte’ Graham via sign-and-trade from Charlotte Hornets

A good player, but it’s coming at a cost — the Pels are dealing away a protected 2022 first-round pick

Pelicans sending Lonzo Ball in sign-and-trade to Bulls, receiving Tomas Satoransky, Garrett Temple in return

The much-maligned Ball is moving onto his third NBA team

2021 NBA Free Agency: Latest rumors involving New Orleans Pelicans

The latest news regarding Kyle Lowry, Lonzo Ball, Spencer Dinwiddie — and two newest names popping onto the radar

2021 NBA Free Agency: Ranking lead guard options for New Orleans Pelicans

If Chris Paul, Mike Conley Jr. and Kyle Lowry prove unattainable, there’s other choices

Grading the New Orleans Pelicans 2021 NBA Draft

Landing Trey Murphy and Herbert Jones at picks 17 and 35 garnered good grades

2021 NBA Draft: New Orleans Pelicans select Herbert Jones with 35th pick

A future defensive stopper?

2021 NBA Draft: New Orleans Pelicans select Trey Murphy III with 17th pick

Pelicans sorely need perimeter shooting. They landed one of the best from this draft!

2021 NBA Draft: Good possibility for another trade or two by Pelicans today

Happy Draft Day, everybody!

2021 NBA Draft: Examining potential options for Pelicans with their four 2nd round picks

There should be an interesting mix of players to select from like Joe Wieskamp, Kessler Edwards, David Johnson and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

2021 NBA Draft: Possible options for Pelicans at 17th pick following trade with Grizzlies

Expect a premium to be placed on shooting

Pelicans smartly trade Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe for Grizzlies’ Jonas Valanciunas

This deal represents a good move for New Orleans as it provides much-needed flexibility and a better overall player

Examining latest trade and free agent rumors surrounding Pelicans

Making sense of the Kyle Lowry, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Steven Adams and Myles Turner puzzle pieces

If Pelicans keep 10th pick, Moses Moody and Franz Wagner make for ideal fits

Good versatile defenders who can help offensively is the name of the game

Willie Green officially named New Orleans head coach, feels right candidate to lead Pelicans

The one-time Hornets player checks a lot of key boxes

SB Nation Blogger Mock Draft: New Orleans Pelicans select Franz Wagner 10th

Landed a favorite!

Swin Cash aiming to make difference in young girls’ lives on #LetHerPlayTour

The Pelicans executive has teamed up with The DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation for a wonderful cause

Pursuing Kyle Lowry in free agency makes a lot of sense for Pelicans

But at what cost?