If not — and he does eventually want out, having him locked up helps turn him into other pieces to build around a team that I already think is a perennial 4-5 seed in the West, so I feel good about the future regardless. Travis Tate: Sign Zion! Period!!
Check out our daily collection of Pelicans news and notes from local and national reporters around the Internet on May 19, 2022. When playing with house money, luck only rides for so long. New Orleans arguably had the NBA’s most productive rookie class in 2021-22, despite not using a draft pick higher than No.
THE FLATS – More season reviews come in on Jose Alvarado … Derrick Favors officially exercises 2022-23 player option for OKC … Michael Devoe shines at G League Elite camp … Draft profile on Jordan Usher … more in this week’s #ProJackets Report. JOSE ALVARADO SEASON REVIEW Over a four-month span, Jose Alvarado went from seldom-used underdog with an undrafted pedigree to a vital member of New Orleans’ playoff rotation.