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2018 New Orleans Pelicans Preseason

New Orleans Pelicans finish preseason defenseless and winless, losing dress rehearsal to Toronto Raptors, 134-119

The final outcome does not matter, but plenty of the results were surely disconcerting.

NBA Preseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans plan to utilize the full squadron against Toronto Raptors

The final tune-up is here and the Pelicans hope to close the exhibition season with a win.

New Orleans Pelicans defense, effort and wit go missing in action against Miami Heat, lose 140-128

Julius Randle and the rest of the team remain in search of their first preseason victory.

NBA Preseason Preview: Short-handed New Orleans Pelicans to battle Miami Heat

Three key starters will sit, but this presents opportunities for others to shine.

New Orleans Pelicans start preseason with poor 0-3 record but don’t panic...yet

The team has looked and played terribly, but it’s hard to envision this becoming the norm rather than the exception.

New Orleans Pelicans pantsed by New York Knickerbockers in sloppy 106-100 loss

Despite solid efforts from Nikola Mirotic, Darius Miller, Jrue Holiday and E’Twaun Moore, the Pelicans put the mean in meaningless game. Pat yourself on the back if you stuck it out through this Sloptoberfest.

New Orleans Pelicans look to notch first preseason win against New York Knicks

Expect the starters and other core guys to play well into the second half.

NBA Preseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans to get first look at Darius Miller and Nikola Mirotic against New York Knicks

Kenny Knox, Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier (!) are expected to highlight Knicks’ youth movement.

New Orleans Pelicans sustain several more bruises and another loss, falling 116-102 to Atlanta Hawks

The promise is there — if healthy!!!

NBA Preseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans look to rebound on second night of back-to-back against Trae Young and Atlanta Hawks

The Pelicans could rest their stars in a meaningless game, but fans should be treated to plenty of shine from Elfrid Payton and possibly Trevon Bluiett.

New Orleans Pelicans with mixed performance in 128-116 loss to Chicago Bulls in first preseason game

Individual stars shined, but the group was far from consistent as a whole.

NBA Preseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans start 2018-19 engines against Chicago Bulls

The season is upon us, and the Pelicans look to establish rhythm quickly against the rebuilding Bulls.

Five thoughts from New Orleans Pelicans training camp

Elfrid Payton and Julius Randle looked as advertised this past week, and there’s going to be a battle for minutes among many of the reserves.

New Orleans Pelicans smashed by Memphis Grizzlies to close out preseason schedule, 142-101

The Pelicans social media account nailed it: Woof!

New Orleans Pelicans beat Chicago Bulls, 108-95, for first win of the preseason schedule

Anthony Davis matches a feat that hasn’t been witnessed since 1992.

New Orleans Pelicans to play familiar Chicago Bulls in third preseason game

Ian Clark will replace Rajon Rondo (groin) in the starting lineup.

With a 102-91 loss to Thunder, Pelicans remain winless in preseason but Jrue Holiday awakens

Rajon Rondo, though, was forced to leave the game early with a groin injury.

New Orleans Pelicans to face new-look Oklahoma City Thunder in second preseason game

Say hello to Carmelo Anthony and Paul George in a different uniform!

New Orleans Pelicans run out of gas against the Chicago Bulls, fall 113-109

What started with a bang, ended with a whimper.

Anthony Davis to play, Dante Cunningham expected to start in Pelicans preseason opener versus Bulls

New Orleans welcomes the rebuilding Chicago Bulls.

New Orleans Pelicans flash potential to delight of crowd in Saturday’s open scrimmage

Yes, we’re talking about practice!

The New Orleans Pelicans perceive themselves as one of the sleeper teams in the NBA

The players were confident on media day, appearing ready to tackle the Western Conference challenge.

Breaking down the Pelicans roster at the beginning of training camp

Jordan Crawford is the favorite, but with an unguaranteed contract he is likely to be pushed to earn the final roster spot.

2016-17 Player Preview: Solomon Hill might be a two-way player just in theory

The journey for a legitimate starting small forward remains littered with question marks.

Most interesting New Orleans Pelicans prop bets for 2016-17

You know what time it is? It’s time for The Bird Writes third annual degenerate gambler season guide to help you make the correct picks!

Tim Frazier lacks typical NBA resume but the Pelicans are thirsty for his contributions

Frazier may have just one exceptional skill (passing) but don’t count out the self-made player to build on last season’s improvement.

Tyreke Evans to test knee in 2 weeks time following on-the-court activities with Pelicans

Quincy Pondexter is not expected back until likely sometime in the New Year.

Predicting the Pelicans win total for the 2016-17 season

Will they hit the over? Or are you better off to bet on the under again this season?

2016-17 Player Preview: E'Twaun Moore has golden opportunity in New Orleans to prove his worth

Can Moore Go From Luv-A-Bull to Luv-A-Bird?

New Orleans Pelicans follow logical route: keep Lance Stephenson, waive Alonzo Gee

The front office’s decision came down to team need.

New Orleans Pelicans may look to keep both Lance Stephenson and Alonzo Gee

The front office could instead look to trade Alexis Ajinca, the team’s most ill-fitting piece, to meet the regular season roster size requirement.

Pelicans must hope for chaos to avoid logging a season on the treadmill of mediocrity

Expectations for New Orleans are the worst imaginable. A season not good or bad enough to matter at all.