Alvin Gentry has helped turn the New Orleans Pelicans’ season around, but he needs to make some adjustments for the playoff push. Alvin Gentry spent much of the first half of the season on the hot seat after the Pelicans had a catastrophic 6-22 start.
Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans is making his case for Rookie of the Year, but does he have enough time to catch Ja Morant? On February 13th, NBA.com released its most recent update to the 2019-2020 rookie ladder, and once again, Zion Williamson found himself behind Ja Morant in second place.
With improved play and an increasing win total, the New Orleans Pelicans are making a push for that coveted playoff spot. To say this is even a possibility for the New Orleans Pelicans after the 0-13 start to the season is a testament to the hard work and dedication by the players and the coaches.
Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images Zion and the team’s rise to relevance has come at a great cost. From the genesis of basketball in 2002 to now, the New Orleans Pelicans pursuit of relevance has continually come up short.
Between half-court alley-oops and an impromptu “dunk contest” Zion Williamson brought a surge of electricity to the 2020 NBA Rising Stars Challenge. However, among his array of highlights, one unforgettable moment headlined the night.
The New Orleans Pelicans suffered a frustrating 123-118 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder despite Zion’s career-high 32 points. The New Orleans Pelicans were hoping to carry the momentum of four straight wins into the All-Star break, but they ran into a scrappy, professional Thunder team that did all of the little things right.
Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images Zion goes for 32; Gallinari wins it for OKC with late buckets A new career-best night from Zion Williamson and throwback night from JJ Redick wasn’t enough as the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 123-118 in the Smoothie King Center the night before All-Star Weekend.