Among Western Conference teams who missed the playoffs last season, the Pelicans received over 40 percent of votes from our panel to make it in 2018.
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Zach Lowe highlights Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum, James Harden's passing, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis getting scary good and more.
Boogie'n into the record book
It's no secret DeMarcus Cousins can throw down. And after tallying 400 points and 200 rebounds in the first 15 games of the season, the Pelicans big man joins some elite names in NBA history.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors kept hitting 3s to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 125-116 on Wednesday night.
Davis named to Forbes' 30 under 30
At age 24, New Orleans Pelicans F Anthony Davis lands a spot on Forbes' coveted 30 under 30 list thanks to an average yearly salary of $25.4 million. The only other NBA player to make the cut was San Antonio Spurs F Kawhi Leonard.
Darius Miller hit four three pointers in the fourth quarter, when he scored 14 of his 21 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans survived a sloppy performance to beat the struggling Hawks 106-105 on Monday night.
Veteran guard Rajon Rondo, who has been sidelined since the preseason with a core muscle injury that required surgery, is ready to make his debut for the Pelicans.
Ben Alamar ESPN Stats & Info
NBA dynamic duo of the night is shared by Nelson to Cousins (7 shots created, 4 makes) and Jack to Porzingis (7 shots created, 4 makes). According to Second Spectrum however, Porzingis took significantly harder shots, with a quantified Shot Quality of 45% to Cousins' 57%.
DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 15 rebounds and Anthony Davis added 25 points and 10 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Clippers 111-103 on Saturday night.
Bobby Marks ESPN
The cap hit on the Josh Smith waiver in New Orleans is $211K. The roster is back to 15 and the Pelicans are now $790K below the luxury tax.