New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans 

New Orleans Pelicans: History, Achievements, Current Roster

The New Orleans Pelicans is owned by Gayle Benson. They are part of the NBA’s Western Conference Southwest division along with the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs. The New Orleans Pelicans play their games at the city’s Smoothie King Center.  

New Orleans Pelicans

The side was established in 2002 after they moved from Charlotte to New Orleans. Initially, they were called the New Orleans Hornets. The move was due to the owner not liking the city. When the New Orleans team changed their name from Hornets to Pelicans in the year 2013 all the history and records of their first fourteen years from 1988 to 2002 were returned to the new NBA side in Charlotte.

From 2005-2007 the franchise shifted to Oklahoma City due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. In these two years, the franchise was rechristened the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets.

The New Orleans Pelicans have had mixed fortunes since relocating in 2002. They have reached the Western Conference playoffs on 7 occasions. However, the side has managed to win a playoff series just twice. These were in 2008 as the Hornets when they beat the Dallas Mavericks and in the year 2018 under their new name where they swept the Portland Trail Blazers 4-0.

Notable players to have featured for the New Orleans Pelicans include Chris Paul, Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers, Demarcus Cousins, and Zion Williamson.

New Orleans Pelicans Achievements 

Division  2008

New Orleans Pelicans Current Roster

Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD)
G 0 Alexander-Walker, Nickeil 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1998–09–02
G 2 Ball, Lonzo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997–10–27
F 45 Cheatham, Zylan (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1995–11–17
F 22 Favors, Derrick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1991–07–15
G 5 Gray, Josh (TW) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1993–09–09
G 3 Hart, Josh 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1995–03–06
F/C 10 Hayes, Jaxson 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 2000–05–23
G 11 Holiday, Jrue 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1990–06–12
F 14 Ingram, Brandon 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997–09–02
G 15 Jackson, Frank 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1998–05–04
F 20 Melli, Nicolò 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 236 lb (107 kg) 1991–01–26
F 21 Miller, Darius  6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1990–03–21
G 55 Moore, E’Twaun 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1989–02–25
F/C 9 Okafor, Jahlil 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) 1995–12–15
G 4 Redick, JJ 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1984–06–24
G/F 34 Williams, Kenrich 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994–12–02
F 1 Williamson, Zion 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 284 lb (129 kg)


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