Five things to know about the Pelicans on July 10
1) More than two months since we last saw a New Orleans team on the hardwood, the summer version of the Pelicans debuts today at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Tip-off is 5 p.m. Central (3 p.m. in Nevada) for the first game of the entire league, with New Orleans facing Milwaukee at Cox Pavilion. The day’s marquee matchup is at 7:30 p.m., with the Timberwolves and Lakers squaring off in a battle of top 2015 draft picks Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell.
2) All three of the Pelicans’ games in pool play, including Saturday vs. Dallas and Monday vs. Brooklyn, can be seen live on NBA.com. The subscription package to watch every summer game for the entire Las Vegas league costs $14.99. DVR alert: Pelicans-Bucks will also air on tape delay Saturday at 11 a.m. Central on NBA TV. Please note: None of NOLA's pool play games will be live on NBA TV. The Pelicans' broadcast schedule for the rest of summer league is to be determined after the outcome of Tuesday's games.
3) Halfway around the world in Hong Kong, Anthony Davis made his contract extension official. Check out our behind-the-scenes video.
4) Alvin Gentry discussed the team’s re-signings of Davis, Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca and Dante Cunningham after Thursday’s practice in Metairie. The Pelicans have emphasized continuity, bringing back the bulk of their 2014-15 roster.
5) Pelicans summer head coach Darren Erman also spoke to the media Thursday, just prior to traveling to Las Vegas.