New Orleans Pelicans forward Trey Murphy III, a 2021 first-round draft choice who emerged as a frequent starter and reliable scorer last season, injured the meniscus in his left knee while working out at team headquarters on Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation said.
While in Las Vegas, Zion made a surprise appearance on Gil’s Arenas podcast, hosted by former NBA star Gilbert Arena. During the discussion, Zion reflected on the start of his career and expressed some regrets but that he’s committed to turning things around.
Hawkins played for the Huskies for two seasons and specializes as a roaming outside shooter, particularly coming off of screens. He had a breakout sophomore season with an average of 16.2 points per game while shooting nearly 41 percent from the field. He also averaged 38.8 percent from beyond the arc.
On Friday (June 16) morning, Givony told Zach Lowe on The Lowe Post podcast that team sources have informed him that the Pelicans will not trade Zion or Brandon Ingram, who has also missed significant stretches of games in the last few seasons due to injury.
The Athletic’s report said that trading for the Hornets’ No. 2 pick will likely come at a steep price for the Pelicans, who can offer a large package of picks for Henderson, plus young players. The report also said that a deal could cost New Orleans either one of their franchise stars Brandon Ingram or Zion Williamson.
Nikola Jokic got a triple-double in his NBA Finals debut, Jamal Murray scored 26 points and the Denver Nuggets had little trouble with the cold-shooting Miami Heat on the way to a 104-93 win in Game 1 on Thursday night.
Out of four total, the Pelicans will open preseason hosting one game in the Smoothie King Center at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10, tipping off against the Orlando Magic. Their second “home” game will be in Birmingham’s Legacy Arena on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., hosting the Houston Rockets.
Taking to Twitter, Nance said that the Pelicans locker room was not the dysfunctional scene painted by Bayless and that he and the rest of the team fully support Zion as he continues to rehab an injured hamstring.
Herb Jones highlighted a career-high, 35-point performance with five 3-pointers, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 19-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 138-131 in overtime Wednesday night and clinch a play-in spot.
Brandon Ingram had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his third triple-double of the season and the New Orleans Pelicans took advantage of Nikola Jokic’s absence to beat the Denver Nuggets 107-88 on Thursday night.
Rookie Jabari Smith Jr. hit a 3-pointer with less than a second remaining to give the Houston Rockets a 114-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night in the first of straight games between the teams.