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
12 Steven Adams C 6-11 265 7 Pittsburgh 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 12 New Zealand
6 Nickeil Alexander-Walker SG 6-5 205 1 Virginia Tech 2019 Rnd 1 Pick 17 Canada
2 Lonzo Ball PG 6-6 190 3 UCLA 2017 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
5 Eric Bledsoe PG 6-1 214 10 Kentucky 2010 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
32 Wenyen Gabriel PF 6-9 205 2 Kentucky 2018 NBA Draft, Undrafted South Sudan
3 Josh Hart SG 6-5 215 3 Villanova 2017 Rnd 1 Pick 30 United States
10 Jaxson Hayes PF 6-11 220 1 Texas 2019 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
9 Willy Hernangomez C 6-11 250 4 Cajasol Seville U18 (Spain) 2015 Rnd 2 Pick 5 Spain
14 Brandon Ingram SF 6-7 190 4 Duke 2016 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
25 Wesley Iwundu F 6-7 195 3 Kansas State 2017 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
16 James Johnson F 6-7 235 11 Wake Forest 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
13 Kira Lewis, Jr. PG 6-1 170 0 Alabama 2020 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
0 Didi Louzada SF 6-5 215 0 Franca (Brazil) 2019 Rnd 2 Pick 5 Brazil
25 Will Magnay C 6-10 234 0 Brisbane (Australia) 2018 NBA Draft, Undrafted Australia
8 Naji Marshall SF 6-7 220 0 Xavier 2020 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
20 Nicolo Melli PF 6-9 235 1 AX Armani Exchange Milan (Italy) 2013 NBA Draft, Undrafted Italy
21 James Nunnally F 6-7 220 2 UC Santa Barbara 2012 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
4 J.J. Redick G 6-4 200 14 Duke 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
24 Isaiah Thomas PG 5-9 185 9 Washington 2011 Rnd 2 Pick 30 United States
15 Sindarius Thornwell SG 6-4 215 2 South Carolina 2017 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
1 Zion Williamson PF 6-6 284 1 Duke 2019 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
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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   D. Louzada N. Marshall W. Gabriel J. Hayes
Rotation     W. Iwundu    
Lim PT   J. Nunnally      

2020-2021 Southwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Dallas Mavericks42-30-
2Memphis Grizzlies38-344
3San Antonio Spurs33-399
4New Orleans Pelicans31-4111
5Houston Rockets17-5525

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 61 33.2 27.0 7.2 3.7 0.9 0.6 2.7
Brandon Ingram 61 34.3 23.8 4.9 4.9 0.7 0.6 2.5
Eric Bledsoe 71 29.7 12.2 3.4 3.8 0.8 0.3 1.6
Lonzo Ball 55 31.8 14.6 4.8 5.7 1.5 0.6 2.2
Nickeil Alexander-Walker 46 21.9 11.0 3.1 2.2 1.0 0.5 1.5
Jaxson Hayes 60 16.1 7.5 4.3 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.7
Steven Adams 58 27.7 7.6 8.9 1.9 0.9 0.7 1.3
Josh Hart 47 28.7 9.2 8.0 2.3 0.8 0.3 1.0
Willy Hernangomez 47 18.0 7.8 7.1 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.7
Kira Lewis, Jr. 54 16.7 6.4 1.3 2.3 0.7 0.2 0.6
J.J. Redick 31 18.6 8.7 1.7 1.3 0.3 0.1 0.8
Naji Marshall 32 21.9 7.7 4.6 2.8 0.8 0.3 1.2
James Johnson 22 24.5 9.2 4.1 2.2 0.8 0.9 1.3
Wenyen Gabriel 21 11.5 3.4 2.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.7
Wesley Iwundu 18 14.0 2.8 2.6 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.7
Nicolo Melli 22 11.0 2.0 2.6 1.1 0.4 0.0 0.3
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
James Nunnally 9 5.3 1.7 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.2
Didi Louzada 3 18.8 2.7 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.0 1.0
Will Magnay 1 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

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.

Draft Rights to Didi Louzada, the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 2019 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Atlanta Hawks on July 7, 2019. Didi Louzada signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on April 27, 2021.

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.

Naji Marshall signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on May 7, 2021.

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