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Pelicans’ Jahlil Okafor Impressing with Recent Play

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The New Orleans Pelicans may be reeling from the trade demand of superstar Anthony Davis, but the play of Jahlil Okafor has to be a silver lining in a sad situation.

Pelicans’ head coach Alvin Gentry, in particular, has taken notice of Okafor’s strong play taking over the starting job during Davis’ absence.

Okafor has posted strong numbers over the past 5 games as starting center, averaging 21.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per contest during that span.

“Well he just played — he’s been really good in what we’re trying to do,” Gentry said, according to Kyle Schnitzer of the New York Post. “It’s not like we’re just taking the ball and every time throwing it to him in the post. He’s been stepping out on the floor, screening. He’s done a great job of rolling in the pocket and catching the basketball.

“He’s done a really good job at taking his time and really kind of observing what is there for him and he’s done a really good job at reading the defense so we’re not force-feeding him or anything like that. He’s just doing a good job within the confines of what we’re trying to do, offensively, and getting himself in good situations.”

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Pelicans’ Zion Williamson Happy to be with New Orleans

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New Orleans Pelicans’ rookie Zion Williamson is thrilled to have landed with the organization, believing that he ended up in the best situation to start his promising career.

“I couldn’t ask for a better situation. The Pelicans keep up the pace constantly, just the way I like it,” Williamson said, during an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sportando).

“I am already working with members of the technical staff and the idea of running is emphasized in each exercise. I’m sure that our offensive schemes will allow me to be lethal from the next season.”

The Pelicans venture into the next season with a mix of young players, such as Williamson, and veteran players such as Jrue Holiday and J.J. Redick.

“It is essential to have veterans on whom to rely, not only on the floor but also in the locker room,” Williamson said. “They will be the mentors for the youngest, we will need their advice and their experience. But I am also very impressed by the talent of the youngest. I think we can compete for a championship. Yes, I am convinced that this team can have the NBA title as a goal. I know the complexity of the West. But I see it this way, I’d be lying if I said something different.”

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Pelicans’ Derrick Favors Posts Farewell to Jazz

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Pelicans’ Stanley Johnson Set to Hit Free Agency

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New Orleans Pelicans forward Stanley Johnson is set to hit free agency after the team declined to extend him a qualifying offer, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

By doing so, the Pelicans will have around $28 million in cap space as they enter free agency.

Johnson could be a target of teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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