2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
17-29, 5th in Southwest
Ogwumike: This is an adjustment year for the Pelicans (1:08)
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17hAndrew Lopez

Gentry hears fans, but limiting Zion 'right thing'

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he understood the frustration of the fans with the team sitting Zion Williamson in the final minutes of games, but said, "It's best for him right now and that's what we're going to stick to."

Zion says he played 'all right' in second career game (0:40)
Zion scores 15, has incredible block in second game (1:36)
Zion blocks Beasley's layup into the stands (0:22)
Lonzo finds Zion for the easy layup (0:19)
Zion scores layup after steal (0:24)
Zion rises over defender for the bucket (0:24)
Zion gets his first dunk of the season (0:18)
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1dMalika Andrews

Jordan: Williamson's passion 'great for the league'

NBA legend and Hornets owner Michael Jordan praised Zion Williamson's passion for the game Friday, saying the way the Pelicans rookie plays is "great for the league." Williamson signed an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand in July.

MJ: Zion's debut is just a taste of what you'll see (1:06)
Zion: Adjustment to NBA will take a few games (1:14)
Gentry says Zion's feeling fine after debut (0:30)

The Right Time: Zion debuts, Eli retires, Dan Wetzel on Hernandez doc

Bomani shares his takeaways from Zion Williamson's debut for the Pelicans (2:13) and why he doesn't think Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer in light of his retirement from football (9:07). Plus, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports joins to discuss the Netflix documentary he executive produced "Killer Inside: The Mind of Hernandez" (14:52). Together they delve into the scope of the doc including Aaron's motive for the murder of Odin Lloyd, what role the Patriots played in monitoring Hernandez's behavior and more.

Giannis advises Zion: 'Don't rush the process' (0:46)
Stephen A. isn't sold on Zion's health (2:02)
Sights and sounds from Zion's NBA debut (1:30)

The Zion Williamson Debut

Zion Williamson (0:29), David Griffin (5:41) and Alvin Gentry (14:35) join The Woj Pod on the night of the No. 1 pick's debut in New Orleans to go inside the comeback, the debut, the wild fourth quarter, the decision to pull him out of the game, his body and much more.


The Hoop Collective: The Downfalls Of The Rockets And 76ers

With the 76ers taking a skid, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon wonder if Philly should move on from one of its franchise stars (25:04). Plus, the crew looks at James Harden's prolonged struggles and how Daryl Morey might be able to reverse the Rockets' course (11:40).

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3dDave McMenamin

AD's advice to Zion: Have fun despite pressure

Anthony Davis, who has been in Zion Williamson's shoes as a former Pelican and No. 1 overall pick, said he could empathize with the pressure but advised Williamson to "just go out there and play and have fun."

Zion asked Gentry to stay in the game before he was pulled (1:11)
Zion: Debut was everything I dreamed of ... except for losing (1:12)

Team Stats

Points Per Game114.36th
Rebounds Per Game45.712th
Assists Per Game25.510th
Points Allowed117.629th

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