The New Orleans Pelicans and the Minnesota Timberwolves are coming off subpar performances in advance of their return engagement on Monday night in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves, however, forced a franchise-record 30 turnovers against New Orleans and escaped with a 96-89 victory on Saturday to stay unbeaten in two games this season. The Pelicans are off to an 0-3 start.
Multiple NBA executives told HoopsHype they believe the Pelicans structured Josh Hart's three-year deal this offseason with the intent of trading him. "I think they signed him to that deal just so they could trade him," as one executive told ...
New Orleans Pelicans (0-3, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (2-0, fourth in the Western Conference)Minneapolis; Monday, 8 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: New Orleans enters the matchup with Minnesota as losers of three in a row.Minnesota went 15-27 in Western Conference play and 13-23 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Timberwolves averaged 8.8 steals, 5.5 blocks and 13.7 turnovers per game last season.New Orleans went 31-41 overall and 18-24 in Western Conference games duri