For their preseason opener against the Bulls, Pelicans head coach Willie Green said he wanted his starters to see no more than 20 minutes of action on the floor. In 15 total minutes of play, Zion turned in an efficient stat line of 13 pts, 4 rebs, 1 ast, and 1 stl.
Zion even admitted that he now has to learn how to play in a lineup alongside Brandon Ingram and C.J. McCollum, but noted that their “big 3″ should have the complimentary skills to be a matchup problem for opponents.
The findings of the league’s report, published Tuesday, came nearly a year after the NBA asked a law firm to investigate allegations that Sarver had a history of racist, misogynistic and hostile incidents over his nearly two-decade tenure overseeing the franchise.
The Pelicans hired Cash in 2019 and she is currently one of a total of six women that hold an executive position in the NBA. Team owner Gayle Benson is one of 11 women that hold an ownership position in the league.
Bill Russell, the NBA great who anchored a Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 championships in 13 years — the last two as the first Black head coach in any major U.S. sport — and marched for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr., died Sunday. He was 88.
NBA insider Shams Charania says that Zion’s deal will add five more years to his current rookie contract and that the extension is worth a total of $231 million. The commitment will take Williamson’s new deal through the 2027-28 season.
In addition to joining the broadcast team for the Finals, McCollum’s deal with ESPN also includes the development of an upcoming podcast while serving as an analyst for broadcasts of NBA Summer League games and in-studio appearances for NBA Countdown, NBA Today, SportsCenter, Get Up and First Take, among other platforms on a year-long basis.