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Report: Trajan Langdon joins David Griffin in Pelicans’ front office

The New Orleans Pelicans have already had an extremely busy offseason. From hiring former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin to serve as executive vice president to landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and now having to think about what to do with Anthony Davis, the Pelicans are likely to […] The post Report: Trajan Langdon joins David Griffin in Pelicans’ front office appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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2019 NBA Draft: 5 potential second round steals

The NBA Draft lottery is done. The order is set, and all teams have begun working on their boards. Three teams who do not have much work to do heading into draft night are the New Orleans Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies, and New York Knicks. These are the teams that hold the first three picks of […] The post 2019 NBA Draft: 5 potential second round steals appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 teams who should try to trade up in the 2019 NBA Draft

The reason that the NBA Draft Lottery is so special is because of the shock and awe factor that comes with each new drawing. Some teams (like the Cavaliers or Bulls) leave feeling mostly disappointed, while others (such as the Pelicans, Grizzlies and Lakers) are totally ecstatic. Whereas the Pelicans and Lakers have tons of […] The post 3 teams who should try to trade up in the 2019 NBA Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blazer's Edge

The Blazers’ Case as Suitors for Anthony Davis

TrueHoop’s David Thorpe detailed a potential trade between the Pelicans and Trail Blazers that would ship Anthony Davis to Portland. The Pelicans were the big winners of the NBA Draft Lottery when they secured the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Zion Williamson and his transcendent skills are headed to New Orleans, but it appears that he won’t be joining forces with Anthony Davis once he arrives. Davis, who publicly demanded a trade earlier this year, is a frontrunner for a change of scenery this summer. The Lakers, Celtics and Knicks have dominated the headlines as potential...

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Ex-Knicks scouting director says New York ‘better pick’ RJ Barrett

Former New York Knicks scouting director Brendan Suhr says the franchise “better pick” Duke small forward RJ Barrett with the third overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The New Orleans Pelicans are going to take Zion Williamson with the first pick and the Memphis Grizzlies are widely expected to select Murray State point guard […] The post Ex-Knicks scouting director says New York ‘better pick’ RJ Barrett appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

New Orleans Pelicans: 5 reasons Zion Williamson is a no-brainer at No. 1

The New Orleans Pelicans received a great gift in the lottery. Here are five reasons Zion Williamson is a no-brainer as the No. 1 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft. The New Orleans Pelicans inflicted yet another emotional swing on their city full of fans Tuesday night. From DeMarcus Cousins’ injury to the Saints being […] New Orleans Pelicans: 5 reasons Zion Williamson is a no-brainer at No. 1 - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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Pelicans GM David Griffin believes he can create Big 3 of Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and Zion Williamson

New Orleans Pelicans general manager David Griffin is going to do his best to convince Anthony Davis to stay because he believes he can create a ‘Big 3’ of Davis, Jrue Holiday and Zion Williamson in The Big Easy, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post. The Pelicans are expected to draft Williamson […] The post Pelicans GM David Griffin believes he can create Big 3 of Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and Zion Williamson appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Pelicans GM David Griffin hasn’t begun collecting trade offers for Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans and general manager David Griffin are still trying to work things out with All-Star forward Anthony Davis, who requested a trade from the franchise back in February. Team executives hope they will be able to keep him, especially now that they have won the first overall pick in next month’s draft. […] The post Pelicans GM David Griffin hasn’t begun collecting trade offers for Anthony Davis appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 NBA Teams in the Worst Shape Moving Forward

For all of the talk about how royally screwed the New Orleans Pelicans were after Anthony Davis asked for a trade midseason, they ended up winning the NBA Draft lottery and will surely get a nice collection of assets in return for Davis this summer. So, basically, the Pelicans will end up with Zion Williamson […] The post 3 NBA Teams in the Worst Shape Moving Forward appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Winners and Losers of the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA Draft Lottery concluded on Tuesday night setting the order for the upcoming NBA Draft on June 20th and it definitely did not disappoint. The New Orleans Pelicans took home the first overall selection for this year’s draft despite only having a 6.0% chance of doing so. Meanwhile, the three teams that shared the […] The post Winners and Losers of the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Sixer Sense

NBA Draft 2019: Mock Draft 5.0

The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery is complete. Here’s an updated mock draft. The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery was quick to subvert expectations, giving the Lakers a top-four pick, dropping the Knicks to No. 3, and landing the New Orleans Pelicans — in the middle of a long, drawn out Anthony Davis trade war — the […] NBA Draft 2019: Mock Draft 5.0 - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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NBA Mock Draft 2.0: With Lottery Order Set, Who Goes Where?

With the Lottery complete and the NBA Draft order set, we now know that the New Orleans Pelicans hit the... Read More »

Hoops Habit

2019 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Lottery edition

The New Orleans Pelicans rocked the league when they ended up with the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery. Other teams weren’t as lucky, but can still find plenty of consolation prizes within the draft. Here’s the latest 2019 NBA Mock Draft. With the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery shaking everything up in […] 2019 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Lottery edition - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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3 reasons the Lakers should consider Coby White with the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft

The 2019 NBA Draft process has turned into a battle for three players. The lottery revealed that the Pelicans, Grizzlies, and Knicks will be picking in the top three. The fourth team is the Los Angeles Lakers. With Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, and R.J. Barrett most likely off the board, the Lakers will have to […] The post 3 reasons the Lakers should consider Coby White with the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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RUMOR: Knicks have Ja Morant ahead of R.J. Barrett on their early NBA Draft board

The New York Knicks may have failed to win the first overall pick in the draft lottery last Tuesday, but they are still in a very good position with the No.3 pick. It is expected that the New Orleans Pelicans will select collegiate megastar Zion Williamson with the No.1 pick. And depending on who the […] The post RUMOR: Knicks have Ja Morant ahead of R.J. Barrett on their early NBA Draft board appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Soaring Down South

2019 NBA Draft: 3 Players Atlanta Hawks Hope Fall to #8 Overall

A primer on three players the Atlanta Hawks should be hoping fall to #8 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. At long last and in the blink of an eye, the Atlanta Hawks tumbled down the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery board as the New Orleans Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers zoomed up from […] 2019 NBA Draft: 3 Players Atlanta Hawks Hope Fall to #8 Overall - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

Daily Knicks

Knicks NBA Draft Rumors: RJ Barrett prefers New York or Lakers

According to the New York Post, RJ Barrett prefers to play for the New York Knicks or Los Angeles Lakers, who have the third and fourth picks, respectively. Zion Williamson seems like a lock to the New Orleans Pelicans. Ja Morant makes sense to take the torch from Mike Conley in Memphis. That leaves the […] Knicks NBA Draft Rumors: RJ Barrett prefers New York or Lakers - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Ja Morant meets with Pelicans, Grizzlies, Knicks, but still expected to land in Memphis

Consensus No. 2 overall pick Ja Morant has met with the New Orleans Pelicans, the Memphis Grizzlies and the New York Knicks —teams that hold the first three picks in the draft, respectively — but is still largely expected to land with the Grizzlies with the second pick of the upcoming NBA Draft, according to […] The post Ja Morant meets with Pelicans, Grizzlies, Knicks, but still expected to land in Memphis appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Denver Post

Would Zion Williamson return to Duke? Pelicans’ lottery win sparks speculation.

Tuesday's NBA draft lottery produced a somewhat stunning result when the New Orleans Pelicans cashed in a 6% chance and leaped past six teams with better odds to claim the top pick, universally expected to be Duke superstar Zion Williamson.

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Zion Williamson’s high school coach says Zion would be honored to play for Pelicans, won’t request trade

The high school coach of Zion Williamson, Lee Sartor, says Zion would be honored to play for the New Orleans Pelicans and won’t return to Duke or request a trade. The Pelicans won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday in Chicago and will likely take Zion Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick in the […] The post Zion Williamson’s high school coach says Zion would be honored to play for Pelicans, won’t request trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rumor: Anthony Davis’ agent expected to find amicable way to part ways with Pelicans

Despite the recent wave of good luck in the NBA Draft Lottery, the New Orleans Pelicans are not expected to be quite as lucky when it comes to keeping franchise star Anthony Davis. Even after speculation of the potential of him coming back to play along consensus top pick Zion Williamson, it’s likely that Davis’ […] The post Rumor: Anthony Davis’ agent expected to find amicable way to part ways with Pelicans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Pelicans will reach out to Celtics as most obvious Anthony Davis trade partner if Davis doesn’t change stance on trade request

The New Orleans Pelicans may have lucked into the No. 1 overall pick and the chance to draft Zion Williamson, but that does not necessarily mean that superstar forward Anthony Davis is ready to change his trade demands. The Boston Celtics are aware of this. With their franchise player still expressing discontent with the franchise, […] The post Pelicans will reach out to Celtics as most obvious Anthony Davis trade partner if Davis doesn’t change stance on trade request appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 options for the Bulls with the No. 7 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft

The Chicago Bulls entered the NBA Draft Lottery with the fourth-best odds at securing the top overall pick on Tuesday night, but would leave the evening extremely disappointed. While the New Orleans Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers all jumped into the top four, the Bulls fell all the way to the seventh pick, […] The post 3 options for the Bulls with the No. 7 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 reasons the Knicks should not select RJ Barrett at No. 3 in the 2019 NBA Draft

A collection of groans, cries, and screams were heard from New York when Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announced that the Knicks will pick third in the upcoming draft. The Knicks sat in the top-four with the Lakers, Grizzlies, and Pelicans as the team with the best odds by far. In typical Knicks’ fashion, their number […] The post 3 reasons the Knicks should not select RJ Barrett at No. 3 in the 2019 NBA Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Minnesota Timberwolves: NBA Draft Lottery reform fails the league

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ tortured NBA Draft Lottery history continued Tuesday night, bringing the new system’s failure to light. The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery was a wild success by the league’s standards. Chaos reigned, with the New Orleans Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers all moving up into the top four. Beyond the obvious “losers” […] Minnesota Timberwolves: NBA Draft Lottery reform fails the league - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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RUMOR: Zion Williamson’s shoe deal has potential to set records for an NBA draftee

Zion Williamson’s shoe deal reportedly has potential to set records for a draftee, according to Sam Vecenie of The Athletic. The New Orleans Pelicans won the Draft Lottery on Tuesday in Chicago and will select Williamson with the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Draft is on June 20. He’s arguably the […] The post RUMOR: Zion Williamson’s shoe deal has potential to set records for an NBA draftee appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cedric Maxwell discusses the how the NBA Draft Lottery changed Celtics chances at Anthony Davis (video)

Cedric Maxwell, Josue Pavon & Nick Gelso discuss the likelihood of Anthony Davis being dealt to Celtics. BOSTON — The New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA Draft Lottery which means they will select Zion Williamson with the first overall pick. What does this mean for Anthony Davis? Is he more or less likely to be dealt and are the Celtics still in the mix? Cedric Maxwell, Josue Pavon and Nick Gelso discuss in this edition of the Garden Report on CLNS Media.

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Zion Williamson’s stepdad shuts down idea of returning to Duke, says Zion is excited to get down to New Orleans

Despite rumors of his disappointment after the New York Knicks fell short of the No. 1 overall pick in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery, Zion Williamson’s stepfather Lee Anderson dispelled rumors of his stepson potentially returning to Duke in hopes of avoiding landing with the New Orleans Pelicans, who won the top pick: “We met with […] The post Zion Williamson’s stepdad shuts down idea of returning to Duke, says Zion is excited to get down to New Orleans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Anthony Davis is a rental player between now and his free agency – Jalen Rose | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose believes both the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis would benefit if Davis sits out the rest of the 2018-19 NBA season because it would keep Davis healthy and New Orleans could improve its 2019 NBA draft position. ✔

Lakers offer everything but the KITCHEN sink for Anthony Davis | Boomer and Gio

Boomer and Gio talk about the Lakers, who have offered multiple players and draft pics to the Pelicans for Anthony Davis.

Tracy McGrady can't see the Pelicans shutting down Anthony Davis the rest of the season | The Jump

Amin Elhassan and Tracy McGrady debate whether the New Orleans Pelicans should shut down Anthony Davis for the rest of the season and trade other pieces in order to get a better draft pick after Davis asked to be traded. ✔