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2016 Schedule
30-52, 5th in Southwest

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

No All-Defensive team nod for Anthony Davis this year. He did receive three first-place votes -- including one from Tommy Heinsohn! -- to finish with 24 total points (11th among the group relegated to "also receiving votes").

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6dMike Triplett

Benson wants daughter, grandkids to get 'zero'

Saints owner Tom Benson said in a deposition that his daughter and grandchildren "tried to kill me" and he therefore wants to leave them "zero" in a family trust.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans are one of the 24 teams heading to Las Vegas July 8-18 for NBA Summer League, the NBA announced Wednesday. New Orleans has participated in the event every summer (except during the lockout in 2011) since 2005.

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Who will Pelicans take at No. 6?

Chad Ford's mock draft after the NBA draft lottery slots Sooners guard Buddy Hield to New Orleans. Hield's shooting can make an immediate impact for the Pelicans. Ford’s Mock Draft 7.0 (Insider)

NBA Draft Lottery winners and losers (0:52)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans stay at No. 6 in the 2016 NBA draft.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis sends out a tweet with just the praise hands emoji just before the draft lottery is announced.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans, who finished with the NBA's sixth-worst record (30-52), face the following odds heading into tonight's draft lottery: 1st: 6.3% 2nd: 7.1% 3rd: 8.1% 6th: 43.9% 7th: 30.4% 8th: 4.0% 9th: 0.1%

New Orleans lands sixth draft pick

The Pelicans were awarded the No. 6 overall pick for the June NBA draft during Tuesday night's lottery, their most likely landing spot. They went into the lottery with a 6.3 percent chance of picking first and a 21.5 percent chance of landing in the top three.


NOLA makes return to first round

The Pelicans were only observers during the last two NBA first-round drafts. Their most recent lottery selection was Nerlens Noel at No. 6 in 2013; he was traded that night to the 76ers. (ESPN/WatchESPN, 8 p.m. ET) Play the NBA draft lottery


76ers 'earned' top pick; will they get it?

In the NBA draft lottery's present format, the team with the best odds of receiving the first overall choice has landed it five of 22 times. The Timberwolves did last year. ESPN/WatchESPN, 8 p.m. ET

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

A federal judge ruled Monday that Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has the power to remove shares in both teams from family trusts he created for his now-estranged daughter and grandchildren, but he still must prove in court that he is replacing them with assets of equal value, NOLA.com reported. Benson is trying to replace the teams with mostly promissory notes, which may be allowed if they are valued properly. A trial is scheduled for June 20 after the judge denied a request from the trustees to rule against Benson without a trial.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Gentry will represent the New Orleans Pelicans on stage at Tuesday's draft lottery while general manager Dell Demps will man the ping-pong room, the NBA announced Monday.

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Pelicans, Dunn appear to be likely fit

The Pelicans have a 6.3 percent chance of landing the first draft pick in Tuesday night's NBA lottery and are most likely to choose sixth.

  • If they pick first, Chad Ford thinks they should take LSU's Ben Simmons.
  • They have a 21.5 percent chance of getting a top-3 pick.
  • If they go at No. 6, their selection should be Providence's Kris Dunn, according to Ford.
Ford's lottery guide (Insider)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry is expected to be the team's representative on the dais at next week's NBA draft lottery. Gentry, in his first season in New Orleans, was inducted into the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame Wednesday night and then took an early-morning flight to rejoin team execs in Chicago for the NBA draft combine.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The New Orleans Pelicans have yet to update the public on the status of Dell Demps after cancelling a press conference for the general manager two weeks ago just 28 hours after scheduling it. But Demps and current front-office members are expected to attend this week's NBA draft combine in Chicago.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.713th
Rebounds Per Game42.622nd
Assists Per Game22.217th
Points Allowed106.526th

Team History


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