Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southwest Division111.7 (2nd)110.4 (5th)
Western Conference3rd14th
NBA3rd29th

Schedule

Wed Oct 17
8:00 pm ET
ESPN@HOU
Fri Oct 19
8:00 pm ET
SAC
Tue Oct 23
8:00 pm ET
LAC
Fri Oct 26
8:00 pm ET
BKN
Sat Oct 27
7:00 pm ET
UTA
Mon Oct 29
9:00 pm ET
@DEN
Wed Oct 31
10:30 pm ET
@GS
Thu Nov 1
10:30 pm ET
TNT@POR
Sat Nov 3
8:30 pm ET
@SA
Mon Nov 5
8:00 pm ET
NBAt@OKC

Standings

WEST
Southwest
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Houston41-1165-17
New Orleans27-2548-34
San Antonio29-2347-35
Dallas14-3824-58
Memphis18-3422-60
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Pelicans' Jahlil Okafor: Reaches deal with New Orleans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor agreed Wednesday with the Pelicans on a two-year contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The deal contains a partial guarantee for the 2018-19 campaign and a team option for 2019-20.

As a traditional back-to-the-basket big man with limited skills as a rim protector in addition to his difficulties staying healthy, Okafor has mostly been a disappointment since the 76ers selected him with the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Philadelphia declined Okafor's fourth-year team option last October and eventually shipped him to Brooklyn in December, but the center was unable to carve out much of a role with the Nets, as he averaged 6.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game over 26 contests. Though he lingered on the free-agent market deep into the summer, Okafor will have a realistic shot at winning a spot on the Pelicans' roster with the team only possessing 12 guaranteed contracts at the moment. In a best-case scenario, Okafor would likely serve as a second-unit scorer for New Orleans or as a potential replacement in the starting five if Anthony Davis were to miss time with an injury.

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2017-18 Team Leaders
PPGAnthony Davis, PF28.1
RPGAnthony Davis, PF11.1
APGRajon Rondo, PG8.2
FG%Anthony Davis, PF53.4
FT%Anthony Davis, PF82.8
3P%E'Twaun Moore, SF42.5
BLOCKSAnthony Davis, PF193
STEALSJrue Holiday, PG123
MPGAnthony Davis, PF36.4

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