Tag: summer league

  • In the N.O. Episode 42: Tales from Summer League

    Shamit and Mason take you through how the Pelicans have been performing in Summer League. Shamit discusses his time in Vegas watching the team, and the duo breaks down what to expect from the rookies during the season. Oh, and if you haven’t yet – don’t forget to grab your Zion “Let’s Dance” t-shirt. Listen on […]

  • The Promise of Zion: Summer League Provided Brief Glimpse of Elite Skill

    Fans were only treated to a brief glimpse of Zion Williamson as an NBA player now that he has been ruled out for the remainder of NBA Summer League action in Las Vegas, but Friday night was the Hollywood trailer we’ve all been waiting for. Williamson was impressively efficient, producing 11 points in 9 minutes […]

  • Takeaways from Pelicans Summer League

    The New Orleans Pelicans wrap up Las Vegas Summer League tonight with a game against the Denver Nuggets at 7 pm central. Record-wise it hasn’t been great for the Pelicans in the Vegas heat, notching just one win so far (maybe two!). But Summer League isn’t about wins and losses; it’s about the players. And […]

  • The way Hield is playing at Summer League should help set expectations

    Shades of Eric Gordon!  Dude can’t shoot!  Dell’s got himself a lemon again! He’s up against Summer leaguers and still isn’t getting to the rim! It’s true.  Summer League Hield hasn’t been pretty.  I know some people have been pretty upset by the spectacle of Hield jacking and missing to the tune of 34%.  I […]

  • In the NO Podcast Ep. 258: Free Agency Wrap Up and Summer League

    Nick and Graham join me in a wrap up of everything that has happened so far in Free Agency. We talk Tyreke Evans, Hill, Moore, Frazier and Galloway. We say goodbye to Ryan Anderson, Luke Babbitt and Eric Gordon – and make predictions on wins, improvement defensively and losses offensively. And we talk summer league […]

  • In the NO Podcast Ep. 223: Summer Time

    Summer league is done! Babbitt and Gee have been signed, Curry is a possibility, and most Non-Cole Summer moves seen over! Wait. That means no basketball stuff for 2 months?! It’s time for that Summer Time Sadness . . . Which is still better than Jimmer Time. Amiright or amiright? Before we go for the […]

  • Summer Is Coming!

    Summer league is coming for the New Orleans Pelicans. The team will host a mini-camp from July 6-9th, with their first game in Las Vegas, NV, being on July 10th against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Pelicans also have games scheduled against the Dallas Mavericks and the Brooklyn Nets. After that, summer league turns into a […]

  • Pelicans lose to Spurs by 2. Dangit.

    The Pelicans failed to capitalize on their strength advantage as the Spurs – a lousy rebounding team, controlled the boards and edged out a two point win.  My observations: Russ wasn’t wearing his awesome pastel shoes tonight.  It made me sad.  I think it also affected his game.  His opening quarter was brutal.  Almost every […]

  • Game On: Pelicans vs Spurs

    Destruction in the Desert. Violence in Vegas. That’s right. Tonight, the Pelicans take on the Spurs in a game that means everything. Will the upstart young Pelicans defeat the veteran-laden Spurs squad this summer? Will they continue to play well and put down their old division rival and rise to the league playoffs? Some of […]

  • In the NO Podcast Episode 185: Offseason Moving

    The Asik trade is finally done after a string of moves by Dell Demps, so Michael and I deliver grades? Who did the team have to let go? Who did they keep the rights to? Is there a small forward on the team? Are the Pelicans looking for a “Starting Small Forward” or a “7th […]

  • Pelicans Summer League Preview

    * Co-author credit goes to Michael McNamara for writing the “What to Watch for” points below. Enjoy.  The other day I received a text from a friend that simply read, “Is summer league even worth watching?” Now, I wanted to respond with an emphatic yes, because I love summer league. But I knew that wasn’t […]

  • Rolling the Bones

    We go out in the world and take our chances Fate is just the weight of circumstances That’s the way that lady luck dances Roll the bones — Rush, Roll the Bones New Orleans Pelicans News The New Orleans Pelicans time at the Las Vegas Summer League came to and end with losses to the […]

  • Lasting Impressions From Summer League in Vegas

    After watching perhaps the greatest NBA Finals I have ever seen, I was tempted to dismiss Summer League before the week even began. That Finals had six, possibly seven sure-fire Hall of Fame players, one of the greatest coaches of All-Time, and clutch shot after clutch shot on the biggest stage imaginable. Summer League in […]

  • New Orleans Pelicans fall to Wizards in Summer League Finale

    “The next step with Austin is getting him to knock down that mid-range shot.” That was Coach Bryan Gates on Thursday, when asked about the evolution we have seen in Austin Rivers’ game and where he still has to go. On Friday, Rivers wanted to show that he is ready to take that next step. […]

  • Weakside Eyes: It’s Summer League

    Jimmy, did ya see dat move? Did ya see what he did? The kid is gonna be a star, Jimmy! Calm down kid, it’s the Summer League . . . plus, ya see who was guarding him? — Uncle Jimmy giving advice to Lil’ Nicky Bops Resist the emotional pull of the moment NBA Summer […]

  • Denver Nuggets Three Point Barrage Takes Down the Pelicans

    George Karl has often said that on some nights there is simply nothing you can do to avoid a loss. The other team just has “one of those nights,” and it just happens to be against your team. That was what happened to the Pelicans today, as the Nuggets started off red hot from deep […]

  • Pelicans fall to 1-1 in Summer League, Lose to Bucks 69-61

    Compared to what we saw Friday against New York, this was an ugly game. Actually, compared to almost any game I have ever seen, this was an ugly game. Sloppy ballhandling, unforced turnovers, and point blank misses plagued both teams. For the Pelicans, Austin Rivers and Brian Roberts combined for 35 points, going 15 for […]

  • New Orleans Pelicans Beat the New York Knicks to Tip Off Summer League

    The New Orleans Pelicans beat the New York Knicks 77-72 in the first game of Summer League behind a strong performance by Austin Rivers. Plus, Eric Snow may be joining the team as an assistant coach. Austin Rivers In his first competitive game back since breaking his hand at the tail end of last season, […]

  • Excitement in the Air for Pelicans as Summer League Begins

    Bryan Gates didn’t hold back when discussing his level of enthusiasm for the upcoming season as he prepped the Pelicans Summer League team for their first game. With Anthony Davis working on his game in the background (by choice I might add) and a gym full of young talent eager to prove their worthiness to […]

  • New Orleans Pelicans Summer League Preview: What to Watch for in Vegas

    Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, and Ryan Anderson might be the most impressive finishing five in New Orleans basketball history. Al-Farouq Aminu was brought back to take another crack at the starting small forward position, as Dell apparently chose him over more established players at the positions. Jason Smith appears fully recovered […]