New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

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.  

The side was established in 2002 after they moved from Charlotte to New Orleans. Initially, they were called the New Orleans Hornets, as the owner did not like 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 to 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 won 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.

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Achievements and History

Founded

2002

Conference

Western

Division 

Southwest

President

Dennis Lauscha

General Manager 

Trajan Langdon

Head Coach 

Vacant

Arena

Smoothie King Center

Championships (0)

Conference Titles (0)

Division Titles (1)

(2008)

Website

www.nba.com/pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans 2021 Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date
12 Steven Adams C 6-11 265 July 20, 1993
6 Nickeil Alexander-Walker SG 6-6 205 September 2, 1998
2 Lonzo Ball PG 6-6 190 October 27, 1997
5 Eric Bledsoe SG 6-1 214 December 9, 1989
Wenyen Gabriel PF 6-9 205 March 26, 1997
3 Josh Hart SF 6-5 215 March 6, 1995
10 Jaxson Hayes C 6-11 220 May 23, 2000
9 Willy Hernangómez C 6-11 250 May 27, 1994
14 Brandon Ingram SF 6-8 190 September 2, 1997
13 Kira Lewis Jr. PG 6-1 170 April 6, 2001
Will Magnay  (TW) C 6-10 234 June 10, 1998
8 Naji Marshall  (TW) SF 6-7 220 January 24, 1998
20 Nicolò Melli PF 6-9 236 January 26, 1991
4 J.J. Redick SG 6-3 200 June 24, 1984
15 Sindarius Thornwell SG 6-4 215 November 15, 1994
1 Zion Williamson PF 6-7 284 July 6, 2000