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.
Julius Randle and the rest of the team remain in search of their first preseason victory.
Three key starters will sit, but this presents opportunities for others to shine.
The team has looked and played terribly, but it’s hard to envision this becoming the norm rather than the exception.
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.
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.
The season is upon us, and the Pelicans look to establish rhythm quickly against the rebuilding Bulls.
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.
The Pelicans social media account nailed it: Woof!
Anthony Davis matches a feat that hasn’t been witnessed since 1992.
Rajon Rondo, though, was forced to leave the game early with a groin injury.
Say hello to Carmelo Anthony and Paul George in a different uniform!
What started with a bang, ended with a whimper.
New Orleans welcomes the rebuilding Chicago Bulls.
Yes, we’re talking about practice!
The players were confident on media day, appearing ready to tackle the Western Conference challenge.
Jordan Crawford is the favorite, but with an unguaranteed contract he is likely to be pushed to earn the final roster spot.
The journey for a legitimate starting small forward remains littered with question marks.
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Frazier may have just one exceptional skill (passing) but don’t count out the self-made player to build on last season’s improvement.
Quincy Pondexter is not expected back until likely sometime in the New Year.
Will they hit the over? Or are you better off to bet on the under again this season?
Can Moore Go From Luv-A-Bull to Luv-A-Bird?
The front office’s decision came down to team need.
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.
Expectations for New Orleans are the worst imaginable. A season not good or bad enough to matter at all.