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.
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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.
Pelicans forward Darius Miller suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon while playing 3-on-3 basketball, according to a source.
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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.
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.
In the annual survey of rookies, only 5% of the Class of 2019 thought Zion Williamson would have the best NBA career. Cam Reddish was top vote-getter with 19%.
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.
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.
Jaxson Hayes wants to swap jerseys with LeBron. Coby White wants to learn to play the piano. Cam Reddish is looking forward to facing Kevin Durant. Get to know the NBA's top rookies.
Mark your calendars because the NBA schedule has been unveiled. Here are our can't-miss games for 2019-20.
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.
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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).