This week in NOLA sports (June 2 - June 7)
Jun 08 2019

This week in NOLA sports

By: Sam Lucio


Pelicans

According to a tweet from Shams Charania of The Athletic on Tuesday, the New Orleans Pelicans and executive VP David Griffin are now listening to trade offers for disgruntled superstar Anthony Davis.

This news comes a week after David Griffin met with Anthony Davis for breakfast in Los Angeles to try and convince Davis to stay with the newly revamped franchise. According to ESPN, the two sides agreed to continue a dialogue with one another after the meeting. The new report form Charania indicates that Davis has not changed his mind on wanting to leave the Pelicans.

On Thursday, WDSU sports anchor, Fletcher Mackel, tweeted out that a trusted NBA source told him that the Boston Celtics appear to be a very likely landing spot for Davis.

Mackel stated that Celtics forward Jayson Tatum is the Pelicans' most coveted player in any trade scenario. Mackel went on to say that his NBA source said that a likely trade with Boston would include Tatum, point guard Marcus Smart, a filler player of either Robert Williams, Semi Ojeyele or Guerschon Yabusele, and at least the 14th pick in this year's NBA draft.

According to the New York Times' Marc Stein, former Duke superstar and likely Pelicans' first overall draft pick, Zion Williamson, has been invited to USA Basketball's 10-man select team and will have the opportunity to make the 12-man roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.


Saints

On Wednesday, the New Orleans Saints announced three new additions to the franchises' Hall of Fame. The inductees are former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, running back Reggie Bush and wide receiver Marques Colston.

Blanco is being inducted due to her role in keeping the Saints in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Bush and Colston are being inducted for their outstanding production, stats, franchise records and roles in the Saints' 2009 championship run.

All three will be formally inducted on October 25 with weekend-long festivities leading up to the Saints game against the Arizona Cardinals on October 27.

Quarterback Drew Brees did not attend practice on Tuesday, leaving backup Teddy Bridgewater to start in his place. Brees was in San Diego appearing in court for a lawsuit he filed against a jeweler he claims to have lied to him about the value of the diamonds Brees bought.


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