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The NBA’s supermax contract is working … just not like fans expected

[ad_1] 12:32 AM ETTim BontempsESPN THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS are on the clock.While things seem great in Milwaukee at the moment, greatness is fragile. Yes, the Bucks posted the best record in the NBA this season, are set to play a pivotal Game 5 in the Eastern Conference finals tonight, and have a young team that looks like it can be a contender for years to come.But all of that remains
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Griffin — Pels ‘right environment’ for Zion, AD

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. -- David Griffin said he is "certain that's a false narrative" that Zion Williamson or any other potential No. 1 pick in the NBA draft would need to be convinced to come and play for the New Orleans Pelicans.And Griffin said he is hoping to convince Anthony Davis to stay on board as well, now that the Pelicans are on a remarkable offseason winning streak.The Pelicans' makeover
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Pelicans hire Nets’ Langdon as general manager

[ad_1] NEW ORLEANS -- The Pelicans have hired Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon to serve as general manager under new executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin."From the moment I met with (owner) Mrs. (Gayle) Benson and her team, it became clear that her commitment to the success of our franchise is absolute. This is one more very clear sign of that commitment," Griffin said in a
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Pelicans reportedly hire Nets’ Langdon as GM

[ad_1] NEW ORLEANS -- The Pelicans have hired Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon to serve as GM under new executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin, according to multiple reports.The news was first reported by the Athletic.Langdon is a former Duke and NBA player who also played professionally in Europe. The 43-year-old has served as Nets assistant GM since 2016 and has helped rebuild Brooklyn into a squad
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Stepdad — Zion’s excited to play for Pelicans

[ad_1] Zion Williamson's stepfather says the Duke star is cool with playing for the New Orleans Pelicans if, as expected, they take him with the first pick in June's NBA draft."We're excited [about coming to New Orleans]," Lee Anderson told the "Off the Bench" radio show on 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge on Thursday. "We're excited about that."Anderson answered questions about his stepson's intentions after speculation that Williamson might not want
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Gentry ecstatic for top pick, says AD ‘will be fine’

[ad_1] New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry apologized for cursing in the NBA draft lottery room Tuesday night. But it was for good reason.Gentry learned that the Pelicans won the right to draft Duke sensation Zion Williamson despite the team having just 6 percent odds to land the No. 1 pick."They started calling out the numbers. We obviously got this seed sheet, and I am trying to look through
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Vegas lowers Pels’ title odds from 300-1 to 25-1

[ad_1] The New Orleans Pelicans were the big NBA draft lottery winners on Tuesday night, and Las Vegas took notice.The Pelicans came into the evening tied for the worst 2019-20 NBA title odds at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook at 300-1, but were lowered to 25-1 (tied for 10th-best odds) after securing the No. 1 pick and the right to (presumably) draft Zion Williamson.Williamson is currently a -2500 favorite (bet
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Vegas lowers Pels’ title odds from 300-1 to 25-1

[ad_1] The New Orleans Pelicans were the big NBA draft lottery winners on Tuesday night, and Las Vegas took notice.The Pelicans came into the evening tied for the worst 2019-20 NBA title odds at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook at 300-1, but were lowered to 25-1 (tied for 10th-best odds) after securing the No. 1 pick and the right to (presumably) draft Zion Williamson.Williamson is currently a -2500 favorite (bet
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Pelicans to pick No. 1, win Zion sweepstakes

[ad_1] 9:30 PM ETTim BontempsESPN CHICAGO -- Ahead of this year's draft lottery, the New Orleans Pelicans held a contest for a season ticket holder to submit a lucky charm to wish their team luck.The winner, Connie Hanphel, gave Pelicans executive Vice President of basketball operations David Griffin a 56-year-old wooden angel.It turned out to be exactly what the Pelicans needed.1 RelatedNew Orleans leapt up from the seventh spot to
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Pelicans land No. 1 pick

[ad_1] The New Orleans Pelicans have won the 2019 NBA draft lottery and, more importantly, the Zion Williamson sweepstakes.The overwhelming favorite to be drafted No. 1 overall and lauded as one of the best NBA prospects since LeBron James, Williamson could head to a team that has been exploring trades for superstar center Anthony Davis, who is heading into the last year of his deal.#PELICANS TICKET OFFICE IS WILDIN!!' 🔥🔥🔥