Pelicans News Around the Web (6-22-2020)

Pelicans 2020 seeding games profile: Derrick Favors

To paraphrase something several of his New Orleans teammates have noted throughout the 2019-20 season, Derrick Favors is a man of few words. When he wants to make a point, however, he always has his team’s undivided attention.

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Zion Williamson, Luka Doncic lead the NBA players under 25 who will make a huge impact when the season resumes

Despite being a league that boasts as much young talent as any sport in the world, the NBA playoffs are a veteran's game. Only three players under the age of 25 have been named Finals MVP over the last 20 years, and they all had established veteran stars playing next to them: Kawhi Leonard in 2013-14 (Tim Duncan/Tony Parker/Manu Ginobili), Tony Parker in 2006-07 (Tim Duncan) and Dwyane Wade in 2005-06 (Shaquille O'Neal). Seven of the last 11 Finals MVPs have been 29 or older, which shows how important experience is when it comes to playoff greatness.

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Inside Jrue Holiday’s 2017 contract negotiations that changed Pelicans history

Unrestricted free agency is rarely a place where small-market teams like the Pelicans find profound success.

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