2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
30-52, 5th in Southwest
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Holiday will be hot item next summer

The Pelicans played significantly better with Jrue Holiday on the court last season. Kevin Pelton notes that keeping the 26-year-old point guard on the court has been an issue. Ranking 2017 NBA free agents (Insider)

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Pelicans should rise in West

Kevin Pelton writes that New Orleans figures to improve significantly based on ESPN's real plus-minus. But will that be enough to return the Pelicans to the playoff field? Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

With 8th pick in 2017 draft, Pels would ...

First, Chad Ford notes the Pelicans would be terribly disappointed to pick this early. But given the slot identified by our Summer Forecast panel, Ford sees New Orleans taking Duke freshman forward Jayson Tatum. Mock draft 1.0 (Insider)

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AD tops among players seeking turnaround

The 2015-16 NBA season was forgettable for Anthony Davis because of injury (yet again) and for his decision to stray farther from the basket. Bradford Doolittle's list also includes one of Davis' new teammates. Top bounce-back players for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Bouncing back to Bourbon Street

New Orleans hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 2008 and 2014 and, on Friday, was announced as the home of next year's game after the event was pulled from Charlotte. The All-Stars never made it there during the five seasons that the Jazz played there beginning in 1974-75.

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All-Star Game in Big Easy? Golic's all for it

With the Associated Press reporting the NBA will play its 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after pulling it out of Charlotte, Mike Golic threw his weight behind that decision on Friday morning.

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New Orleans replaces Charlotte as NBA ASG site

New Orleans has been selected to replace Charlotte as host of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game -- which will be the third time the city has hosted the event since 2008.

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Can Hield be NBA's rookie of the year?

Kevin Pelton writes that Buddy Hield could be one of the league's standout newcomers though the Pelicans added multiple guards during the offseason. Top rookie of the year contenders (Insider)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans announce they'll play a preseason game vs. Dallas in Bossier City, Louisiana on October 1 at 8 p.m ET. Their known preseason schedule now includes: Oct. 1 vs Dallas, Oct. 9 vs Houston (in Shanghai), Oct. 12 vs Houston (in Beijing), Oct. 18 @ Atlanta, Oct. 20 @ Orlando.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans players - new additions, veterans - are holding voluntary workouts this week in LOs Angeles. Jrue Holiday will speak to media today on it.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans announced the signing of Israeli forward Shawn Dawson, most recently of Maccabi Rishon LeZion. Dawson will be in the mix at training camp, though the Pels already had 15 players with guaranteed deals before the signing.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans will open the 2016-17 season at home on Oct. 26 against the Denver Nuggets.

Team Stats

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

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-163052.366
2014-154537.549
2013-143448.415
2012-132755.329
2011-122145.318

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