Five things to know about the Pelicans on July 30

by Jim Eichenhofer

1)      USA Basketball’s training camp has reached the midway point, with two practices in the books and two more to come, today and tomorrow. USA will hold its annual showcase game on Friday (8 p.m. Central, ESPN) in Las Vegas.

2)      Read about Kevin Durant’s praise of Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis, including the belief that Davis is on his way to becoming a bona fide MVP candidate. Durant won the prestigious award in 2013-14.

3)      Watch video of Davis after Tuesday’s practice, speaking about his two-year experience with USA Basketball.

4)      Monty Williams discussed Davis in this post-practice video, also from yesterday.

5)      For more discussion on the Pelicans at USA Basketball as well as the national team in general, listen to Wednesday’s Black & Blue Report, featuring an interview from Las Vegas with writer Jim Eichenhofer.