Brandon Ingram in concussion protocol; Zion Williamson questionable

2:50 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram is in the NBA’s concussion protocol after colliding with a teammate in Sunday’s 122-121 overtime loss to the Utah Jazz, the team announced Monday. There is no timetable for Ingram’s return; he will have to clear a series of steps to … Read more

NBA rookies and returns – The 2022-23 debuts of Kawhi Leonard, Zion Williamson, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith Jr. and more

NBA opening week is here, and a number of players returned after having not played since 2021, while the latest crop of rookies suited up for their first regular-season games. The return of Kawhi Leonard — off the bench for the time being — immediately made the LA Clippers contenders for the NBA title. A … Read more

Zion Williamson more than just ‘decent’ in Pelicans return

12:59 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW YORK — Despite praise from his teammates and coach, Zion Williamson called his regular-season return to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night just a “decent starter performance.” “It’s a lot of room for improvement,” he said. “I’m still learning my teammates. Now we get real in-game reps. I’m … Read more

Zion Williamson makes return in New Orleans Pelicans’ preseason win

1:54 AM ET Andrew LopezESPN CHICAGO — The Zion Williamson show is officially back. Even if it was just for a preseason viewing. The New Orleans Pelicans forward returned to the court Tuesday night, scoring 13 points in a 15-minute performance at the United Center in a 129-125 win over the Chicago Bulls. Earlier on … Read more

Zion Williamson looked ‘amazing’ and ‘dominated’ team scrimmage, says New Orleans Pelicans coach Willie Green

3:38 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Pelicans opened training camp on Tuesday with two practices, a morning session followed by one in the evening. By design, the morning session was lighter. The evening session had a scrimmage portion that was going to be the first intense 5-on-5 work for Zion … Read more

NBArank 2022 – Ranking the best players for 2022-23, from 100 to 26

NBArank is back for its 12th season counting down the best players in the league. Where are MVP candidates such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic? What about rookies and young stars ready to take the leap into the upper tier of NBA players? Where is LeBron James, who is entering … Read more