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Zion Williamson Replaces Joel Embiid In Starting Lineup For All-Star Game

Mar 7, 2021 1:10 PM

Zion Williamson will replace Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid in the starting lineup for Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.

According to NBA rules, if an All-Star Game starter is unable to participate in the game after the All-Star Draft has been conducted, the head coach of his All-Star team will name a replacement starter from that team’s group of reserves. 

Team Durant head coach Doc Rivers of the 76ers selected Williamson to replace Embiid, who will not play in accordance with the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols.

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Knicks Continue To Monitor Victor Oladipo, Terry Rozier, Lonzo Ball

Mar 6, 2021 8:33 AM

The New York Knicks continue to monitor the availability of Victor Oladipo in a trade.

Oladipo will be a free agent in 2021 and has long been linked to the Miami Heat.

The Indiana Pacers traded Oladipo to the Houston Rockets in January and he could be on the move again before the deadline.

The Knicks are still unsure if the team has a surfer starting point guard as they think Immanuel Quickly is best suited for a sixth man role or off-the-ball guard. New York has continued to also monitor Terry Rozier and Lonzo Ball. Ball could be a more logical fit for the Knicks in the offseason as a restricted free agent.

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Tags: Terry Rozier, Lonzo Ball, Victor Oladipo, Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Zion Williamson Expected To Play In All-Star Game After Sitting Out Thursday

Mar 5, 2021 1:16 AM

Zion Williamson sat out the New Orleans Pelicans' 103-93 loss to the Miami Heat due to an irritation in his right fifth toe.

Williamson is still expected to play in the All-Star Game, according to sources.

"It's one of those things that's just continued to get a little bit worse. Obviously, a lot of minutes last night and the whole thing. So it got worse. But it's been something that he's had," said Stan Van Gundy.

Williamson was drafted by Team Durant. 

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JJ Redick, Eric Bledsoe Reportedly 'Very Much Available' In Trade Talks

Mar 1, 2021 5:07 PM

JJ Redick and Eric Bledsoe appear to be "very much available" in trade talks as the New Orleans Pelicans look to build around Zion Williamson, sources told Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.

There is also "little expectation" that the Pelicans will trade Lonzo Ball due to his strong recent play.

The Pelicans are looking to move Redick closer to his family in Brooklyn.

Trading Bledsoe would give more time for Nickeil Walker-Alexander and Kira Lewis Jr., who are on the same timeline as Williamson.

The Pelicans did inquire about trading for Kelly Oubre Jr. for a playoff run, but now appear to be stockpiling assets.


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Pelicans Sign Sindarius Thornwell To 10-Day Contract

Feb 24, 2021 9:53 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Sindarius Thornwell to a 10-day contract.

Thornwell, 6-4, 215, has previously appeared in 11 games (one start) this season with New Orleans, averaging 1.4 points in 4.8 minutes per contest.

New Orleans’ roster now stands at 16 players.

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Zion Williamson Leaves Door Open To Participate In Dunk Contest

Feb 24, 2021 3:58 PM

Zion Williamson was voted onto the All-Star team as a reserve and was noncommittal either way when asked if he might participate in the Slam Dunk contest.

“You know what, I don’t even know," said Williamson. "Who knows? That’s all I can say. Who knows? I might. You never know. But who knows?”

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Pelicans Waive Sindarius Thornwell

Feb 23, 2021 2:44 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived guard Sindarius Thornwell.

Thornwell, 6-4, 215, has appeared in 11 games (one start) this season, with New Orleans, averaging 1.4 points in 4.8 minutes per contest.

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Bulls Reportedly Show Interest In Lonzo Ball

Feb 15, 2021 1:21 PM

The Chicago Bulls have shown interest in trading for Lonzo Ball, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Bulls and the Pelicans have yet to engage in trade talks.

Ball is currently averaging 13.4 points, 4.7 assists, and 4.5 rebounds this season. 

The Pelicans are reportedly willing to discuss trades involving Ball and J.J. Redick

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Pelicans, Nuggets, Warriors Given Best Odds If Wizards Trade Bradley Beal

Feb 3, 2021 2:18 PM

BetOnline has published odds for which team Bradley Beal will play for next if he's traded before the deadline on March 25th with the New Orleans Pelicans given the best odds at +250.

The Denver Nuggets (+300), Golden State Warriors (+350) and Dallas Mavericks (+400) round out the top-4.

The Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers are considered longer shots at +1000 and +1200, respectively, despite their reported interest in Beal.

Both Beal and the Washington Wizards have maintained that a trade is not desired currently.

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Pelicans' Interest In Bradley Beal Is 'One Of The Biggest Open Secrets Around The League'

Feb 2, 2021 1:31 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans are reportedly interested in trading for Bradley Beal, with Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report calling the situation "one of the biggest open secrets around the league."

Several Pelicans players have been linked with recent trade rumors, with the Bulls and Warriors interested in Lonzo Ball.

JJ Redick has also been linked with the Celtics, Nets, and 76ers

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Warriors, Bulls Interested In Trading For Lonzo Ball

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Nets, Sixers, Celtics Emerge As Potential Trade Destinations For JJ Redick

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Lonzo Ball Says He Stays 'Away From All The Noise' Amid Trade Rumors

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NBA Reschedules Four Games, Pushes Back Start Times Of 16 Games

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Pelicans Shopping Eric Bledsoe On Trade Market

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Warriors, Pelicans Discuss Kelly Oubre Jr. Trade

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Pelicans Willing To Discuss Trades Of Lonzo Ball, J.J. Redick

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Spurs-Pelicans Becomes 22nd Game Postponed This Season

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David Griffin Hopes It Will Be Obvious When Pelicans Should Make Major Trade

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Lonzo Ball Looking To Return To Pelicans Lineup After Undergoing New Treatment Plan

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Zion Williamson Cleared To Return

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Zion Williamson Out Due To COVID-19 Protocols

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Lonzo Ball Day-To-Day With Knee Injury

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Brandon Ingram, Domantas Sabonis Named NBA's Players Of The Week

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Lonzo Ball, Pelicans Won't Agree To Extension Before Deadline

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over/Unders

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Pelicans Waive Four Players, Bring Roster Down To 16

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Zion Williamson Has Lost More Than 25 Pounds Since Bubble

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Wizards, Pelicans Could Merge G-League Teams For Bubble

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Zion Williamson Says 'There Are No Restrictions' On Minutes For Upcoming Season

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