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Pelicans add defensive guru Bzdelik to staff

Jeff Bzdelik, who received credit for the Rockets' defensive turnaround over the past three seasons, has been hired by the Pelicans as an associate coach.

Zion breaks club on golf swing (0:31)
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8dNick DePaula

Zion unveils Air Jordan 34, thrills fans with dunks

Zion Williamson helped unveil the new Air Jordan 34 sneaker in New York on Saturday, then entertained a crowd by throwing down his signature windmill jam on the Jumpman-branded court of the Dunlevy Milbank Center.

Zion flushes between the legs dunk (0:23)
Lonzo's first BBB shoes exploded (0:54)
Lonzo found out about his trade on Twitter (0:52)
Zion makes an appearance at Tulane's game (0:21)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

New Orleans is eligible to apply for a $3.625M Disabled Player Exception (DPE) on Darius Miller. The exception is granted if Miller is deemed by the NBA out until June 15. The forward recently underwent surgery on a ruptured right Achilles tendon. The Pelicans currently have 13 guaranteed contracts and 2 players on partial/guaranteed deals- Jahlil Okafor and Kenrich Williams. The exception can be used to sign, trade or claim a player on an expiring contract. New Orleans would need to clear a roster to use the DPE. Miller has a $7M non-guaranteed contract for 2020-21.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Ex-NBA guard Joe Johnson is in Philadelphia and is working out for the Sixers tomorrow, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated. The Big 3 MVP is also receiving interest from Clippers, Pelicans, Bucks and Nuggets. Joe Johnson and the Triplets are playing in the Big 3 title game on Sunday.

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26dAdrian Wojnarowski

Zion filing vs. ex-agent alleges early recruitment

Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson filed additional amendments to a lawsuit that is attempting to enforce the termination of a signed agreement with a Florida marketing company.

Stephen A.: You cannot rank 3 rookies higher than Zion (1:34)
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30dMark Schlabach

Filings suggest Nike paid in pursuit of players

Newly released emails and text messages in the case against attorney Michael Avenatti suggest that Nike officials were making under-the-table payments to handlers and families of top college basketball prospects.

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32dMark Schlabach

Avenatti filing: Nike OK'd payments to Zion, more

Attorneys representing Michael Avenatti filed a motion Wednesday that alleges that a Nike employee at least approved payments to former Duke star Zion Williamson and former Indiana star Romeo Langford when they were still in high school in February 2017.

Which NBA players will have the biggest reunions in 2019? (1:35)
The dates to mark off on the Zion debut tour (2:07)
Elhassan: Zion will be helped by veteran players (1:40)
Zion rips Knox, flushes monster dunk (0:26)
Griffin: Comments weren't geared toward LeBron himself (1:31)
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Sources: Clips vs. Lakers tops Christmas games

The Clippers and Lakers will play at Staples Center on Dec. 25, sources told ESPN. Other Christmas Day games include Bucks at 76ers and Celtics at Raptors, sources said.

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

Christmas Day games set for 2019-2020 NBA season include Clippers-Lakers, Pelicans at Nuggets, Celtics at Raptors, Bucks at 76ers (Malika Andrews) and Rockets at Warriors (Tim MacMahon).

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.43rd
Rebounds Per Game47.35th
Assists Per Game27.03rd
Points Allowed116.84th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-193349.402
2017-184834.585
2016-173448.415
2015-163052.366