New Orleans Pelicans Regular Season Rosters

2020-2021 New Orleans Pelicans Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality Free Agent Info
12 Steven Adams C 7-0 265 7 Pittsburgh 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 12 New Zealand UFA-2023
6 Nickeil Alexander-Walker SG 6-5 205 1 Virginia Tech 2019 Rnd 1 Pick 17 Canada TO-2022; RFA-2023
2 Lonzo Ball PG 6-6 190 3 UCLA 2017 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States RFA-2021
5 Eric Bledsoe PG 6-1 205 10 Kentucky 2010 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States UFA-2023
32 Wenyen Gabriel PF 6-9 205 2 Kentucky 2018 NBA Draft, Undrafted South Sudan UFA-2022
3 Josh Hart SG 6-5 215 3 Villanova 2017 Rnd 1 Pick 30 United States RFA-2021
10 Jaxson Hayes PF 6-11 220 1 Texas 2019 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States TO-2022; RFA-2023
9 Willy Hernangomez C 6-11 250 4 Cajasol Seville U18 (Spain) 2015 Rnd 2 Pick 5 Spain UFA-2021
14 Brandon Ingram SF 6-9 190 4 Duke 2016 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States UFA-2025
25 Wesley Iwundu F 6-7 195 3 Kansas State 2017 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States UFA-2022
16 James Johnson F 6-7 240 11 Wake Forest 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States UFA-2021
13 Kira Lewis, Jr. PG 6-3 165 0 Alabama 2020 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States TO-2022; TO-2023; RFA-2024
8 Naji Marshall SF 6-7 220 0 Xavier 2020 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States RFA-2021
21 James Nunnally F 6-7 220 2 UC Santa Barbara 2012 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States RFA-2021
1 Zion Williamson PF 6-7 285 1 Duke 2019 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States TO-2022; RFA-2023
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2020-2021 New Orleans Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Ball E. Bledsoe B. Ingram Z. Williamson S. Adams
Rotation K. Lewis, Jr. N. Alexander-Walker J. Hart J. Johnson W. Hernangomez
Rotation     N. Marshall   J. Hayes
Rotation     W. Iwundu    
Lim PT   J. Nunnally   W. Gabriel  

New Orleans Draft Rights Retained

Name Pos Draft Status Nationality
Didi Louzada SF 2019 Rnd 2 Pick 5 Brazil
Latavious Williams F 2010 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States

2020-2021 New Orleans Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Brandon Ingram Player Of The Week (12/28/20)
Zion Williamson Western All-Star Coaches Selection (2021)
Nickeil Alexander-Walker Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2021)
Zion Williamson Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2021)

2020-2021 New Orleans Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Zion Williamson 51 32.9 26.7 7.1 3.6 0.9 0.7 2.6
Brandon Ingram 51 34.6 24.3 5.0 4.8 0.7 0.7 2.5
Eric Bledsoe 55 30.2 11.7 3.5 3.7 0.7 0.3 1.6
Lonzo Ball 42 31.4 14.2 4.1 5.6 1.4 0.6 2.0
Josh Hart 47 28.7 9.2 8.0 2.3 0.8 0.3 1.0
Nickeil Alexander-Walker 41 20.7 10.2 3.1 2.0 1.0 0.5 1.4
Steven Adams 52 28.0 7.7 9.0 2.0 0.9 0.7 1.4
Jaxson Hayes 44 14.7 6.3 3.8 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.7
J.J. Redick 31 18.6 8.7 1.7 1.3 0.3 0.1 0.8
Kira Lewis, Jr. 38 16.1 6.5 1.2 2.3 0.8 0.2 0.6
Willy Hernangomez 33 15.8 6.4 6.4 0.9 0.3 0.5 0.5
James Johnson 10 27.6 10.5 3.8 2.9 1.0 1.3 1.6
Naji Marshall 16 16.8 5.3 3.4 2.2 0.6 0.4 0.6
Nicolo Melli 22 11.0 2.0 2.6 1.1 0.4 0.0 0.3
Wesley Iwundu 9 15.3 3.9 2.8 0.4 0.4 0.1 1.1
Isaiah Thomas 3 16.1 7.7 1.3 1.7 0.3 0.0 2.0
Sindarius Thornwell 14 5.2 1.2 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.3
Wenyen Gabriel 9 4.7 0.8 1.6 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.8
Will Magnay 1 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
James Nunnally 1 9.1 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

New Orleans Pelicans Future Free Agent Details

2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
James Johnson (UFA)
James Nunnally (RFA)
Willy Hernangomez (UFA)
Josh Hart (RFA)
Lonzo Ball (RFA)
Naji Marshall (RFA)
Wesley Iwundu (UFA)
Wenyen Gabriel (UFA)
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (TO)
Zion Williamson (TO)
Kira Lewis, Jr. (TO)
Jaxson Hayes (TO)
Eric Bledsoe (UFA)
Steven Adams (UFA)
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (RFA)
Zion Williamson (RFA)
Jaxson Hayes (RFA)
Kira Lewis, Jr. (TO)
Kira Lewis, Jr. (RFA)
Brandon Ingram (UFA)

New Orleans Pelicans Future Draft Pick Summary

Year First Round Second Round
2021Own; LAL 1-7Own or CHI (via CHI swap for NOP); CLE (via ATL); DAL; WAS (via UTH to CLE to MIL)
2022Own; LAL if not already settledOwn; CLE (via ATL); UTH
2023Own or swap for LAL31-45 Own; 46-60 to ATL
2024Own or swap for MIL; LAL unless NOP defers and instead receives LAL's 2025 1st round pickOwn
2025Own; LAL if NOP defers LAL's 2024 1st round pick; MILOwn
2026Own or swap for MILOwn
2027Own; MILOwn

New Orleans Pelicans Future Traded Pick Details

Incoming Outgoing

2021 first round draft pick from L.A. Lakers
L.A. Lakers' 1st round pick to New Orleans protected for selections 8-30 in 2021 and unprotected in 2022 [L.A. Lakers-New Orleans-Washington, 7/6/2019]

2021 second round draft pick from Cleveland
Cleveland's 2021 2nd round pick to New Orleans (via Atlanta) [Atlanta-Cleveland, 1/7/2017; Atlanta-New Orleans, 7/7/2019]

2021 second round draft pick from Dallas
Dallas' 2021 2nd round pick to New Orleans [Dallas-New Orleans, 3/25/2021]

2021 second round draft pick from Washington
Washington's 2021 2nd round pick to New Orleans (via Utah to Cleveland to Milwaukee) [Utah-Washington, 7/7/2016; Cleveland-Utah, 11/29/2018; Cleveland-Milwaukee-Washington, 12/7/2018; Detroit-Milwaukee-New Orleans, 2/7/2019]

2022 second round draft pick from Cleveland
Cleveland's 2022 2nd round pick to New Orleans (via Atlanta) [Atlanta-Cleveland, 1/7/2017; Atlanta-New Orleans, 7/7/2019]

2022 second round draft pick from Utah
Utah's 2022 2nd round pick to New Orleans [New Orleans-Utah, 11/19/2020]

2023 first round draft pick from L.A. Lakers (swap, New Orleans outgoing)
New Orleans has the right to swap its 2023 1st round pick for the L.A. Lakers' 2023 1st round pick [L.A. Lakers-New Orleans-Washington, 7/6/2019]

2024 first round draft pick from L.A. Lakers
L.A. Lakers' 2024 1st round pick to New Orleans or New Orleans has the right to instead receive the L.A. Lakers' 2025 1st round pick [L.A. Lakers-New Orleans-Washington, 7/6/2019]

2024 first round draft pick from Milwaukee (swap, New Orleans outgoing)
New Orleans has the right to swap its 2024 1st round pick for Milwaukee's 2024 1st round pick [Denver-Milwaukee-New Orleans-Oklahoma City, 11/23/2020]

2025 first round draft pick from Milwaukee
Milwaukee's 2025 1st round pick to New Orleans [Denver-Milwaukee-New Orleans-Oklahoma City, 11/23/2020]

2026 first round draft pick from Milwaukee (swap, New Orleans outgoing)
New Orleans has the right to swap its 2026 1st round pick for Milwaukee's 2026 1st round pick [Denver-Milwaukee-New Orleans-Oklahoma City, 11/23/2020]

2027 first round draft pick from Milwaukee
Milwaukee's 2027 1st round pick to New Orleans [Denver-Milwaukee-New Orleans-Oklahoma City, 11/23/2020]

2021 second round draft pick to Chicago (swap, Chicago incoming)
Chicago has the right to swap its 2021 2nd round pick for New Orleans' 2021 2nd round pick [Chicago-New Orleans, 2/1/2018]

2023 second round draft pick to Atlanta
New Orleans' 2023 2nd round pick to Atlanta protected for selections 31-45 (if this pick falls within its protected range and is therefore not conveyed, then New Orleans' obligation to Atlanta will be extinguished) [Atlanta-New Orleans, 7/7/2019]

2020-2021 New Orleans Pelicans Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Kira Lewis, Jr. was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 2020 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Kira Lewis, Jr. signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on November 30, 2020.

Zion Williamson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Zion Williamson signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 1, 2019.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Nickeil Alexander-Walker, the #17 pick in the First Round of the 2019 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Atlanta Hawks on July 7, 2019. Nickeil Alexander-Walker signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 7, 2019.

Draft Rights to Jaxson Hayes, the #8 pick in the First Round of the 2019 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Atlanta Hawks on July 7, 2019. Jaxson Hayes signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 7, 2019.

Acquired via Trade

Steven Adams was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 23, 2020.

Lonzo Ball was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Los Angeles Lakers on July 6, 2019.

Eric Bledsoe was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Milwaukee Bucks on November 23, 2020.

Josh Hart was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Los Angeles Lakers on July 6, 2019.

Brandon Ingram was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Los Angeles Lakers on July 6, 2019. Brandon Ingram re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on November 28, 2020.

Wesley Iwundu was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Dallas Mavericks on March 25, 2021.

James Johnson was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Dallas Mavericks on March 25, 2021.

Acquired via Free Agency

Wenyen Gabriel signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on November 30, 2020.

Willy Hernangomez signed a contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on November 24, 2020.

2020-2021 New Orleans Pelicans Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Gayle Benson Owner 2017-2018 N/A
Dennis Lauscha President 2012-2013 N/A
Ben Hales Chief Operating Officer, Senior VP 2018-2019 Senior Vice President of Marketing (New Orleans Pelicans, 2012 to 2019)
Vicky Neumeyer General Counsel, Senior VP 2012-2013 N/A
Ed Lang Chief Financial Officer, Senior VP 2011-2012 N/A
Randy Greenup Director of Team Security 2009-2010 N/A
Stan Van Gundy Head Coach 2020-2021 Head Coach (2015 to 2016)
Fred Vinson Assistant Coach 2010-2011 Assistant Coach (Los Angeles Clippers, 2007 to 2010)
Bob Beyer Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Assistant Coach (2019 to 2020)
Casey Hill Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Head Coach (2018 to 2019)
Rex Walters Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Assistant Coach (Wake Forest, 2019 to 2020)
Teresa Weatherspoon Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Player Development Coach (New Orleans Pelicans, 2019 to 2020)
Jon Tramer Video Coach 2020-2021 Video Intern (New Orleans Pelicans, 2019 to 2020)
David Griffin Executive VP of Basketball Operations 2018-2019 General Manager (Cleveland Cavaliers, 2013 to 2017)
Swin Cash VP of Basketball Operations/Team Development 2019-2020 N/A
Trajan Langdon General Manager 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (2015 to 2016)
Bryson Graham Assistant General Manager 2019-2020 Director of College Scouting (New Orleans Pelicans, 2018 to 2019)
Michael Blackstone VP of Basketball Administration 2020-2021 Assistant General Manager (Atlanta Hawks, 2015 to 2017)
Marc Chasanoff Senior Director of Basketball Operations 2019-2020 Coordinator of Pro Player Personnel (New Orleans Pelicans, 2013 to 2019)
Brian Ormandy Video Coordinator 2017-2018 Assistant Video Coordinator (New Orleans Pelicans, 2015 to 2017)
Nathan Bubes Assistant Video Coordinator 2019-2020 Graduate Assistant (Boston College, 2017 to 2018)
Dan Purcell Basketball Operations Manager 2017-2018 Basketball Operations Assistant (New Orleans Pelicans, 2013 to 2017)
Patrick Spurgin Pro Scout 2020-2021 Player Development (Brooklyn Nets, 2012 to 2013)
Chico Averbuck College Scout 2020-2021 Director of International Scouting (Cleveland Cavaliers, 2001 to 2019)
Ron Meikle College Scout 2020-2021 Scout (Atlanta Hawks, 2005 to 2010)
David Jovanovic Equipment Manager 1988-1989 N/A
Todd Quinter Director of Pro Personnel 2020-2021 Director of Pro Scouting (Charlotte Hornets, 2012 to 2017)
Joe Boylan Director of Player Development 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (New Orleans Pelicans, 2018 to 2020)
Beno Udrih Player Development Coach 2020-2021 N/A
Corey Brewer Player Development Coach 2020-2021 N/A
Darnell Lazare Player Development Coach 2020-2021 Player Development Assistant (New Orleans Pelicans, 2019 to 2020)
Brandon Demas Video Coach, Player Development Assistant 2018-2019 N/A
Tom Maystadt Head Athletic Trainer 2019-2020 Rehabilitation Coordinator (Phoenix Suns, 2018 to 2019)
Jason Sumerlin Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 2018-2019 Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (New Orleans Pelicans, 2014 to 2018)
Daniel Bove Director of Sports Science 2020-2021 Director of Performance (Phoenix Suns, 2018 to 2020)
Dr. Misti Suri Director of Medical Services 2018-2019 N/A
Stan Williams Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Assistant Athletic Trainer 2019-2020 N/A
Jana Austin Assistant Athletic Trainer 2020-2021 Head Athletic Trainer (Long Island Nets, 2019 to 2020)
Mike Montgomery Assistant Athletic Trainer 2020-2021 N/A
Andrew Gottschalk Team Physician 2018-2019 N/A
Antonio Daniels Television Analyst 2019-2020 N/A
Joel Meyers Television Play-By-Play 2012-2013 Television Play-By-Play (Los Angeles Lakers, 2005 to 2011)
John DeShazier Radio Broadcaster 2012-2013 N/A
Todd Graffagnini Radio Broadcaster 2019-2020 N/A