Tagged New Orleans Pelicans

5 Teams That Won 2019 NBA Offseason

After a whirlwind start to the 2019 NBA offseason, the dust finally appears to be settling. Anthony Davis is now a Los Angeles Laker. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are Brooklyn Nets, while Kemba Walker is a Boston Celtic. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are both Los Angeles Clippers, and Russell Westbrook is reunited with…

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PODCAST: 2019 NBA Draft Winners & Losers

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) walk through the biggest winners and losers of the 2019 NBA draft. Did any team have a better night than the New Orleans Pelicans? How bright is the Memphis Grizzlies’ future after landing Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke? Who else had…

Key Takeaways from 2019 NBA Draft

The 2019 NBA Draft was a marathon with four lottery picks traded, a green room invitee falling to the 40’s and several executives turning heads with their choices. Some guy named Zion Williamson from Duke went first overall and will garner most of the headlines, but there were many more layers to the evening’s festivities.…

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Teams Most Likely to Make a Trade on NBA Draft Night

We aim not to sink to the fake trade rumors, the useless and pure conjecture that fills most of the Internet during draft season. But avoiding the “what if” scenarios entirely does little justice to the high likelihood that multiple deals will go down on draft night. In fact, trades that impact draft night began…

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TBW’s Official 2019 NBA Mock Draft

Let’s not waste time or precious cliches by reminding you what time of year it is, what’s at stake Thursday, how one life and/or NBA franchise can be changed in an instant. Blah, blah, blah. You’re here for a Mock Draft, so here’s how you read the positions on this one: PG = Point Guard…

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PODCAST: 2019 NBA Draft Preview, Anthony Davis Trade Fallout

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) welcome Sam Vecenie (@sam_vecenie) of The Athletic to preview the 2019 NBA draft before discussing the fallout from the Anthony Davis trade. Where does Zion Williamson rank among top prospects in recent years? Should the Pelicans trade the No. 4 pick?…

PODCAST: Breaking Down Anthony Davis, L.A. Lakers Trade

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) give their immediate reaction to Anthony Davis being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Will getting Davis enable the Lakers to sign a third max star this summer? Did they give up too much for him? Will the Pelicans flip some…

PODCAST: What’s Next for Warriors, Raptors?

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss whether the Raptors just ended the Warriors’ dynasty. Either way, what’s next for the Raptors, Warriors and the NBA at large after Toronto won the 2019 NBA title? With Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson both having suffered serious injuries, is…

The Risk and Reward of 1-Year NBA Rentals

The Toronto Raptors just won their first championship in franchise history because general manager Masai Ujiri made a bold gamble this past offseason. However, that shouldn’t necessarily inspire imitators to do the same by trading for Anthony Davis in the coming days. While the Raptors’ acquisition of Kawhi Leonard paid off regardless of whether he…

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