Pelicans News Around the Web

Pelicans News Around the Web 5/19/22

Check out our daily collection of Pelicans news and notes from local and national reporters around the Internet on May 19, 2022.

Scott Kushner: With No. 8 pick, Pelicans are playing with house money. Time to make it work.

When playing with house money, luck only rides for so long.

Herbert Jones earns spot on NBA’s All-Rookie second team

New Orleans arguably had the NBA’s most productive rookie class in 2021-22, despite not using a draft pick higher than No. 17 overall last July. The Pelicans’ trio of first-year pros also proved their value during the playoffs, a portion of the NBA campaign many top draftees are forced to watch on TV, with their teams already eliminated.

Herbert Jones named to KIA NBA All-Rookie Second Team

The National Basketball Association today announced that Pelicans forward Herbert Jones has been named to the 2021-22 Kia NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

Herb Jones becomes sixth Pelican to earn All-Rookie honors

Herb Jones, the New Orleans Pelicans forward who led all first-year players in steals and ranked third in blocks, was named to the All-Rookie Second Team, the NBA announced.

2021-22 Pelicans Season in Review: Jose Alvarado

Over a four-month span, Jose Alvarado went from seldom-used underdog with an undrafted pedigree to a vital member of New Orleans’ playoff rotation. He became a player described by two of his most accomplished Pelicans teammates as “fearless” and “unbelievable.” His team’s top basketball executive likened Alvarado to a “gladiator” on the hardwood.