Julius Randle

Jahlil Okafor opens up over mental health struggles on Instagram

New Orleans Pelicans center Jahili Okafor could finally get over the hump.In a ‘transformation picture’ that he posted on his Instagram account, …

Mental Health

Los Angeles Lakers: Three better free agents that should’ve been signed

While the Los Angeles Lakers did have the best signing of the summer in LeBron James, the team could have done better with the other signings it made.<p>…

Los Angeles

Isaiah Thomas Calls Kyle Kuzma 'Another Special Young Talent In This League'

Midway through the 2017-18 NBA season, Isaiah Thomas teamed up with Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma following a …

Basketball

NBA Free Agency: Grades For All Of The Major Forward Signings, From LeBron James To Julius Randle

Last week, I graded the contracts signed by guards this offseason. Today, I’ll focus on the forwards and hand out letter grades for each significant free-agent signing this summer. Next week we’ll wrap up this series by examining the centers.<p><b>Lakers sign LeBron James (four years, $154 million)</b><p>It’s …

NBA

Predicting NBA's Advanced Analytics All-Stars in 2018-19

Numbers can never tell entire NBA stories.<p>But that's not the objective of advanced analytics. These statistics—like their more traditional siblings—are meant to be part of a larger picture.<p>And they often align more closely with the eye test than many might realize.<p>Granted, not every analytical …

Sports

Solomon Hill has so much left to prove with the New Orleans Pelicans

Solomon Hill sits at the halfway point of his four-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, but a small army of fans have longed for some time now …

NBA

Rumor: Pelicans will try to trade for wing help, likely around deadline

The New Orleans Pelicans look like a playoff team (or at least a potential one in the deep West). They have the superstar in Anthony Davis, and he’s …

NBA

Pelicans lacking a wing player

A bigger issue with the Pelicans this upcoming season may be the absence of a reliable player on the wing rather than the loss of Rajon Rondo or …

NBA

The Rookie Curve: Marvin Bagley III Will Need to Shoot to Be a Star

<i>The summer is a time to dream big with newly drafted rookies. But paths to stardom in the NBA are never linear, and every rookie has a unique set of</i> …

Basketball

Video: Zion Williamson dunks from the free-throw line

NBA prospect Zion Williamson, who houses a bulky 6-foot-7, 285-pound frame, just dunked from the free throw line as if it was a daily chore.Can’t …

Duke University

Are We Sure … That the 2018-19 Pelicans Will Be Worse?

<i>The offseason established a host of new story lines across the NBA that require closer inspection. Throughout August, we’re giving second thoughts to</i> …

NBA

NBA Trade Rumors: Pelicans Waiting for 2019 Deadline to 'Strike' on Wing Player

The New Orleans Pelicans are reportedly waiting until the 2018-19 NBA trade deadline to add a wing player to the mix.<p>According to Scott Kushner of the <i>Journal Times</i>, sources have indicated that Pels general manager Dell Demps is content to "strike" on a wing player during the 2018-19 campaign rather …

NBA

Chicago Bulls: Comparing Zach LaVine and Jabari Parker to their draft class

BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 26: L-R Elfrid Payton, TJ Warren, Marcus Smart, Noah Vonleh,Gary Harris,Jusuf Nurkic,Zach LaVine,Dario Saric, Doug …

NBA

2018-19 Lakers Schedule Breakdown: December

As always, the December slate is highlighted by the Lakers’ annual Christmas Day game, and this one should be extra special.<p>The purple and gold will …

Basketball

Heat sign undrafted Cal forward Marcus Lee, roster now at 17

For a team that lacked a pick in either round of June's NBA draft, the Miami Heat continue to mine talent from the Class of 2018, on Wednesday …

NBA

How the New Orleans Pelicans can maximize shooting

With the New Orleans Pelicans boasting a dynamic and versatile frontcourt, the team will need to rely on several key players to space the floor this …

NBA

Schedule Breakdown: Southwest Division

Gritty. Tough. Hard working. Those are the words that come to mind when looking at the Southwest Division of the Western Conference.<p>Sporting three …

NBA

From Anthony Davis to Enes Kanter, ranking John Calipari's 25 one-and-done freshmen at Kentucky

Here are the 25 Wildcats who went to the NBA after just one season under Calipari at UK<p>Since John Calipari took the reins of the Kentucky basketball …

Basketball

Watch Gordon Hayward dunking on fools again

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward missed all but a few minutes of last season, but a video of the star dunking during a workout gives optimism to …

Basketball

CBS Sports ranks Kentucky’s one-and-dones

It’s a question that defines the John Calipari era: Who are the best one-and-dones to come through Kentucky? CBS Sports’ Kyle Boone tackled the topic …

Kentucky

2018 NBA Free Agency Tracker: Carmelo Anthony officially joins Rockets; list of quality players dwindling

All the info on the top names still on the market this offseason<p>The NBA offseason has slowed to a crawl in recent weeks and free agency has followed …

NBA

Lakers 2018-2019 Schedule, A Complete List

Just Now<p>The Los Angeles Lakers are embarking on the most anticipated season in recent history with a powerhouse lineup that includes: LeBron James, …

Basketball

Dwight Howard wants us to believe he can still change

Dwight Howard is apparently smart enough to notice how poorly he is thought of in NBA circles, but also not smart enough to figure out how to change …

Basketball

Latest Buzz on Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley and More

It's now about the waiting game for the Los Angeles Lakers.<p>The journey for Magic Johnson and the front office after obtaining LeBron James hasn't traveled an expected route, to say the least. But the goal from the onset was surrounding James with proven talent like Rajon Rondo that won't blink …

Basketball

Jesse Mermuys believes LeBron James will ‘make the game easier’ for Ivica Zubac.

It was through a post-draft interview with Los Angeles Lakers sideline reporter Mike Trudell where the team’s fans first met Ivica Zubac.<p>The 7’1” …

Basketball

Julius Randle will be nice next to Anthony Davis

Julius Randle should fit nicely with Anthony Davis on the New Orleans Pelicans.<p>The New Orleans Pelicans have, for a long time, preferred playing …

NBA

NBA Rumors: Raptors Could Pursue Anthony Davis In 2020 Free Agency, Per ‘Raptors Rapture’

Is Anthony Davis a realistic target for the Toronto Raptors?<p>Anthony Davis is undeniably one of the best players in the NBA right now. His dominant …

NBA

Anthony Davis set to lead the NBA in scoring for first time in 2018-19

Anthony Davis is coming off of the best season of his NBA career. In carrying the New Orleans Pelicans into the playoffs in a loaded Western …

Basketball

The Bird Calls Podcast Ep. 143: Will Jahlil or Emeka win the battle of Okafors?

The New Orleans Pelicans matched a franchise record this past Friday with the announced 13 nationally televised games for the 2018/19 regular season. …

NBA

Twenty-five New Orleans Pelicans games to watch in 2018-19

Only three months removed from the franchise’s most successful and memorable season in 10 years, the New Orleans Pelicans learned their full 82-game …

NBA