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New Orleans Pelicans (23-29)


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Pelicans getting Virginia's Trey Murphy III with No. 17 pick

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans moved to address their woeful 3-point shooting this past season, adding No. 17 overall NBA draft choice Trey Murphy III to their 2021 rookie class on Thursday night.

Memphis formally made the selection of the Virginia swing player for New Orleans as part of a previously agreed upon multi-player and multi-pick trade that cannot become official until Aug. 6 under NBA rules.

Murphy played one season at Virginia after transferring from Rice, where he played his first two college seasons. Murphy averaged 11.3 points per game for the Cavaliers last season, shooting 50.3% overall and and a team-high 43.3% from 3-point range. He also was a 92.7% free throw shooter.

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Leaders
Points: Zion Williamson27.0
Rebounds: Steven Adams8.9
Assists: Lonzo Ball5.7
FG%: Zion Williamson61.1%
Steals: Lonzo Ball1.49
Blocks: James Johnson0.82
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.9 (24)
Rebounds: 41.8 (3)
Assists: 25.9 (25)
FG%: 46.9% (19)
FT%: 79.0% (28)
3P%: 38.0% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 114.6 (9)
Rebounds: 47.4 (3)
Assists: 26.0 (10)
FG%: 47.7% (7)
FT%: 72.9% (29)
3P%: 34.8% (26)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Dallas 42 30 .583 --
x-Memphis 38 34 .528 4.0
San Antonio 33 39 .458 9.0
New Orleans 31 41 .431 11.0
Houston 17 55 .236 25.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/12/2021 Lonzo Ball Sprained Right Thumb
5/5/2021 Brandon Ingram Sprained left ankle
4/2/2021 Josh Hart Thumb
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