Pelicans News Around the Web (6-24-2019)

David Griffin's opening statement | Zion Williamson Introductory Press Conference

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Gayle Benson's Statement | Zion Williamson Introductory Press Conference

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Coach Alvin Gentry's Statement | Zion Williamson Introductory Press Conference

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Zion Williamson Introductory Press Conference Q and A

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Lee Anderson (Zion's Stepfather) "Zion and I had a conversation about playing in New Orleans before the lottery"

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Off-court traits, family theme dominate conversation in Zion Williamson’s first Pelicans press conference

It’s become almost standard operating procedure within scholastic basketball that if you’re a nationally-ranked player, you leave your local high school at the first opportunity, transferring somewhere to become teammates with fellow top-tier talents. Zion Williamson and his family chose the path less traveled.

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Pelicans unveil new basketball court at Goretti Playground

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Zion Williamson first look in Pelicans uniform

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PHOTOS: Zion Williamson Introductory Press Conference June 21, 2019

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Pelicans, Zion Williamson help dedicate court for kids in New Orleans East

In college at Duke, Zion Williamson shot a staggering 68.0 percent from the field, including 74.7 percent from two-point range.

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Zion Williamson on New Orleans: ‘This is my home. I’m ready to stay here’

If the fans of the New Orleans Pelicans weren’t 100 percent behind Zion Williamson just days after he was drafted, the 18-year-old gave yet another reason for the city to get behind him on Saturday morning.

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How Thanos and Captain America led Zion Williamson to say ‘Let’s dance’

Just what in the world does Captain America have to do with Zion Williamson? A lot, apparently.

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Why the New Orleans Pelicans’ first round was like no other

New Orleans Pelicans fans haven’t had to pay attention to the first round of the NBA Draft in quite some time.

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Zion all smiles in New Orleans: Pelicans star talks 'family,' new phone, more in intro press conference

Zion Williamson is larger than life on the basketball court, but on Friday afternoon in New Orleans -- he showed off his equally outsized personality as a member of the Pelicans.

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Origin of Zion's 'let's dance' comment? It's got to do with Thanos, his 'favorite' Marvel character

After being drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans with the No. 1 overall pick Thursday night, Zion Williamson had two words for New Orleans: "Let's dance!"

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Walker: New Orleans still 'electric' day after Pelicans draft Zion Williamson

Michael Stanfield, vice president of sales for the New Orleans Pelicans and the Saints, described it as "electric."

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In emotional address, Zion Williamson's stepdad thanks New Orleans for his son's warm welcome

After being drafted on Thursday, Zion Williamson and his mother, Sharonda Sampson, shared a tearful moment together on live television.

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One day after the NBA draft, Zion Williamson is embracing his new home: 'Everybody's family here'

Watching Friday’s ceremony at the team’s practice facility, it was hard to imagine Zion Williamson had been a New Orleans Pelican for less than 24 hours.

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Watch: Zion Williamson nails first dunk on New Orleans soil at basketball court dedication

Mount Zion isn't wasting any time.

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Who did Pelicans sign after NBA draft? Meet trio of guards, forward in fight to make roster

The four draft picks will get the hype, but the New Orleans Pelicans have added four other accomplished college players that will push for their own chunk of New Orleans' roster.

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Photos: Pelicans, including newcomer Zion Williamson, refurbish basketball court in New Orleans East

The New Orleans Pelicans and the Louisiana Legislative Charity Fund will dedicate a refurbished basketball court at Goretti Playground on Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m.

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Kushner: Why Pelicans' Jrue Holiday -- not draft star Zion Williamson -- is the one under pressure

For Zion Williamson, there’s no escaping the pressure.

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Why Zion Williamson and the Pelicans turned out to be a match made in heaven

Watching Zion Williamson walk into the Ochsner Sports Performance Center on Friday was like watching the coronation of a new king in New Orleans.

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Drew Brees gifts signed jersey to Zion Williamson, with personal message

The New Orleans Pelicans sent a long-expected shockwave through the city last week when they drafted Zion Williamson with the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

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NBA Draft: How Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett will impact their teams, according to SportsLine projections

Williamson, Morant and Barrett were the top three picks in the 2019 NBA Draft

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2019 Summer League schedule for Pelicans announced

The matchup between New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson and New York Knicks guard-forward RJ Barrett – two of the top three picks in NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm – highlights the 11-day, 83-game schedule for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas.

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When do the New Orleans Pelicans play in the 2019 Vegas Summer League?

The New Orleans Pelicans and No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson will be featured quite often on national television during the NBA’s upcoming summer league.

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Pelicans land several prime-time spots as NBA releases Summer League schedule

Just one day after the conclusion of this year’s NBA draft, Pelicans fans now know where they can see the team’s youngest talent first take the court in a New Orleans uniform.

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Who did Pelicans sign after NBA draft? Meet trio of guards, forward in fight to make roster

The four draft picks will get the hype, but the New Orleans Pelicans have added four other accomplished college players that will push for their own chunk of New Orleans' roster.

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