The Pelicans are minutes away from a matchup against the Hornets, and the lone trip of the season to Charlotte is a special one for a number of those within the organization because many have ties to the surrounding region.
Pelicans’ Carolinas connections:— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) October 21, 2022
Zion - Spartanburg, SC / Duke
BI - Kinston, NC / Duke
Trey - Durham, NC
Trajan - Duke
Seabron - NC State
Devonte - Raleigh, NC / played for Hornets
Willy - played for Hornets
Dyson - Dad from NC / NC State
Fred Vinson - Murfreesboro, NC
“They get an opportunity to come home and play in front of their family and friends,” Willie Green said in pregame. “That’s always fun. It’s exciting for them, exciting for their family. I don’t know what’s in the water here in North and South Carolina, but I’m grateful to have the guys that we have on our team: Devonte, Trey, Zion, Brandon, even Dyson Daniels. His family from Carolina, so we have a lot of ties here on the team — Fred Vinson, he’s from Carolina, one of our assistant coaches.”
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Who: New Orleans Pelicans (1-0) at Charlotte Hornets (1-0)
When: October 21, 2022, 6:00 p.m. CT
Where to watch: Bally Sports New Orleans, NBA League Pass
Where to listen: WRNO 99.5
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