|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Southwest Division||102.7 (3rd)||106.5 (5th)|
Sat Mar 26
|L 115 - 91||TOR|
Mon Mar 28
|W 99 - 91||NY|
Wed Mar 30
|L 100 - 92||at SA|
Thu Mar 31
|W 101 - 95||DEN|
Sun Apr 3
|W 106 - 87||at BKN|
Tue Apr 5
|L 107 - 93||at PHI|
Wed Apr 6
|L 104 - 97||at BOS|
Fri Apr 8
|W 110 - 102||LAL|
Sat Apr 9
|L 121 - 100||PHO|
Mon Apr 11
|L 121 - 116||CHI|
Wed Apr 13
|L 144 - 109||at MIN|
Hield signed a rookie contract with the Pelicans on Friday.
Hield recently wrapped up a rocky Las Vegas Summer League showing with the Pelicans, during which he averaged 16.8 points per game, but shot only 32.7 percent from the field and 22.9 percent from three-point range. The Pelicans are still hopeful that Hield will be a major contributor as a rookie, and the opportunity could be there for him to start at shooting guard to begin the season while Tyreke Evans (knee) remains sidelined. Langston Galloway and E'Twaun Moore also figure to challenge for the starting role.
Gee is expected to once again fill a depth role in his second season with the Pelicans, though he'll likely see his playing time drop a bit after averaging 22.4 minutes per game across 73 appearances in 2015-16. The 30-year-old suffered a ruptured right quad muscle in late March that cost him the rest of the season, but the expectation is that he'll be ready to go for training camp.
Diallo signed a three-year contract with the
An extremely raw prospect, Diallo was selected with the 33rd overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft back in June. He saw less than 10 minutes per game in his lone collegiate season with Kansas, but has a ton of potential defensively thanks to a 7-foot-4 wingspan. Diallo is coming off an impressive summer league, during which he averaged 10.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 29.0 minutes per game over five appearances, but he's likely to see only a minimal role as a rookie with Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones on hand to absorb most of the minutes at power forward.
Hield struggled mightily in five Las Vegas Summer League games, averaging 16.8 points per game but shooting just 32.7 percent from the floor and 22.9 percent from three.
While Hield added 5.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, his issues shooting the ball overshadowed the positives. The Oklahoma product attempted at least 17 shots in all five games and connected on only 10-of-35 looks over the Pelicans' final two contests. He also failed to get to the line at a high rate, attempting just 10 total free throws for the week. All that said, it's important to not take summer league results too seriously, and Hield will still be a major contributor for New Orleans as a rookie.
|2015-16 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Anthony Davis , PF||24.3|
|RPG||Anthony Davis , PF||10.3|
|APG||Jrue Holiday , PG||6|
|FG%||Anthony Davis , PF||49.3|
|FT%||Ryan Anderson , PF||87.3|
|3P%||Eric Gordon , SG||38.4|
|BLOCKS||Anthony Davis , PF||125|
|STEALS||Jrue Holiday , PG||88|
|MPG||Anthony Davis , PF||35.5|
|Full Team Statistics|
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