Pelicans News Around the Web (4-24-2020)

Did You Know That… New Orleans’ current roster includes seven former lottery picks?

In conjunction with the first two days of the 2020 NFL draft, is featuring draft-related articles. The NBA’s 2020 draft was originally scheduled for June 25; the date is now to be determined.

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Conversations with Joel Meyers: ESPN's P.J. Carlesimo

Joel Meyers, the longtime TV voice of the New Orleans Pelicans and a veteran NBA broadcaster, will be sharing with Pelicans fans weekly conversations he has with friends and colleagues in the media and the NBA. Up next is P.J. Carlesimo, an NBA analyst for ESPN's TV and radio programs. This is the first of two parts of Joel's conversation with P.J.

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Did You Know That… New Orleans owns four picks in the 2020 NBA Draft?

In conjunction with the first two days of the 2020 NFL draft, is featuring draft-related articles.

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Gayle Benson's $1M donation will benefit laid-off service industry workers

In March, Gayle Benson donated $1 million to help those negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The Saints and Pelicans owner said she was working with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to establish a community assistance fund.

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Q&A: Sportscaster Joel Meyers on the Pelicans’ transformation, AD, Zion and more

Joel Meyers has been the voice of the New Orleans Pelicans since 2012, but he’s been a relevant figure in sports since the early ’80s with the work he’s done as a play-by-play man.

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Pelicans' Zion Williamson produced like a star in his rookie season, but he could come back much more refined

For 19 games, Zion Williamson was an inferno. He finished over, around and through players who are paid primarily to protect the rim. He ran faster and jumped higher than any 285-pound person should be able to, and he made an art form out of sealing his defender near the rim in transition. His alley-oops and early post-ups felt almost unethical, as if the New Orleans Pelicans were exploiting a loophole by putting someone that massive and explosive near the basket.

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