Pelicans News Around the Web (10-1-2019)

As training camp opens, Pelicans optimistic personnel changes lead to improved defense

Recently-retired L.A. Clippers TV broadcaster Ralph Lawler coined the axiom “Lawler’s Law,” which dictates that in an NBA game, the team that first reaches 100 points usually wins. The 2019-20 New Orleans Pelicans hope to popularize something one might call “Somak’s Score.”

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Five things to know about the Pelicans on Oct. 1, 2019

Pelicans training camp begins today.

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Photos: New Orleans Pelicans host Media Day at their training facility in Metairie

Trick shots, turnarounds, pivots, game faces, and lots of laughter, not at a Pelicans game, but instead on Media Day. Players showed off some of their trick shots and posed for lots of photos and videos as they get ready for the 2019-20 season.

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Kushner: Overshadowed by Zion Effect, Jrue Holiday still understands this is his team

NBA media day is a time for tropes, generalities and truisms.

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Pelicans brass aims to keep Zion Williamson relaxed with pressure off

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson was all smiles during his first NBA media day.

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At Pelicans media day, 5 quotes that'll make you laugh (and get you ready for the season)

The New Orleans Pelicans hosted their annual media day Monday, but the yearly occasion was just about the only thing that was familiar. Plenty of new faces were in the spotlight as players and coaches met with reporters to preview the season. Here are five of the best quotes from the day.

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Zion Williamson: Feeling the love in the Big Easy, the NBA's No. 1 draft pick ready to win

METAIRIE, Louisiana – Zion Williamson smiled and then smiled some more. He laughed and then laughed some more.

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Walker: Zion Williamson is just a normal kid, except there's nothing normal about him

Zion Williamson is just as fascinated with New Orleans as New Orleans is fascinated with him.

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Pelicans' Zion Williamson on 81 NBA 2K20 Rating: 'My Guy Is Not That Good'

If the chance to win Rookie of the Year, lead the New Orleans Pelicans to the playoffs and live up to sky-high expectations isn't enough for Zion Williamson, he can draw motivation from something else entering his first season in the NBA.

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Zion Williamson defined, JJ Redick’s hot streak and a Falcons fan in N.O.: Pelicans media day takeaways

The New Orleans Pelicans held their annual media day on Monday, and there was no shortage of storylines from one of the most intriguing teams in the NBA this season.

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Pelicans' JJ Redick doesn't want Zion Williamson to ruin his postseason streak

Teams participated in media day all across the league on Monday, which means the NBA season is approaching. One of the more hilarious moments from the press conferences around the country came at New Orleans Pelicans media day when JJ Redick was asked about rookie sensation Zion Williamson.

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Notebook: Veteran shooter J.J. Redick excited about chance to join Pelicans' rebuild

J.J. Redick is the oldest player on the Pelicans roster.

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