Al-Farouq Aminu’s third NBA season (and second year with New Orleans) was a bit of a roller coaster, but by the time New Orleans played its final game on April 17, the small forward had emerged as a much improved player. | Offseason Update: Aminu
When New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson purchased the franchise in the summer of 2012, giant steps toward permanency immediately began. The latest leap in that direction is under way right now in Metairie, where the Pelicans’ brand-new practice facility is being constructed. | MORE ON FACILITY | PHOTO GALLERY | VIDEO
The NBA announced that Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis has been named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team. Davis led all rookies in rebounds per game (8.2), blocks per game (1.75), steals per game (1.17), and double-doubles (20). He ranked fourth among rookies with 13.5 points per game. | RELEASE | VIDEO: TOP 10 AD PLAYS | PHOTO GALLERY: DAVIS
The Pelicans will participate in the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, May 21 to determine where they will pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. The event will be televised on ESPN beginning at 7:30 p.m. CT from Disney/ABC’s Times Square Studios in New York City. | Full Release | Lottery Odds | Hoping for More Good Fortune
While both Pelicans reserves Jason Smith and Brian Roberts enjoyed the opportunity to meet and take photos with fans in a relaxed environment, Roberts also received an unexpected bonus, courtesy of a thoughtful Pelicans season ticket holder during Pelicans Night at Zephyr Field. | EVENT RECAP | PHOTO GALLERY
It was a radiant day in the park on Thursday, May 9, as over 350 New Orleans elementary students gathered to be celebrated for their perfect attendance during the 2012-13 school year. The Salvation Army, Richard’s Disposal and the Pelicans combined efforts to acknowledge the academic success of Recovery School District youth. | FULL ARTICLE | PHOTOS
As a result of the 2012 offseason trade of previous New Orleans starter Jarrett Jack, the path was cleared for Vasquez to be a team’s No. 1 point guard for the first time in his three-year NBA career. The native of Venezuela took full advantage of his opportunity, immediately showing noticeable progress. | Offseason Update: Vasquez
In conjunction with a visit from executive staff led by Rita Benson LeBlanc and fifth-year player Jason Smith, the Pelicans took the Louisiana State Capitol by storm on Wednesday, May 8 and visited both the State House of Representatives and the Senate Chambers. | MORE ON HOOPLA EVENT | VIDEO RECAP
We caught up with Hugo the Hornet at last night’s 2012-13 season finale watch party to find out what he has planned for the future now that the New Orleans Pelicans have officially taken over as NOLA’s professional basketball team. Here’s what he had to say… | One on One: Hugo | What's Next for Hugo?
Pelicans Practice Facility Tour 5/15/13On May 15, Pelicans owner Tom Benson, along with head coach Monty Williams, gave a walking tour of the $16 million, 50,000-square foot practice facility that will be completed in August.
HoopLA Charity GameIn conjunction with a visit from executive staff led by Rita Benson LeBlanc and fifth-year player Jason Smith, the Pelicans took the Louisiana State Capitol by storm and visited both the State House o