2021–22 New Orleans Pelicans season

The 2021–22 New Orleans Pelicans season was the 20th season of the New Orleans Pelicans franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). On June 16, 2021, coach Stan Van Gundy agreed to part ways with the Pelicans after one season.[1] The Pelicans soon hired Willie Green as the next head coach.[2]

2021–22 New Orleans Pelicans season
Head coachWillie Green
General managerTrajan Langdon
OwnersGayle Benson
ArenaSmoothie King Center
Results
Record36–46 (.439)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Southwest)
Conference: 9th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Suns 2–4)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionBally Sports New Orleans
RadioWWL-FM
< 2020–21 2022–23 >

On December 15, Devonte' Graham, who was acquired from the Charlotte Hornets in the offseason, hit an 61–foot shot to hoist the Pelicans to an 113–110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The shot set the NBA record for the longest buzzer–beating game–winner in league history, beating out Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's 55–foot shot in 1992 for the Denver Nuggets, 109–106 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.[3][4][5]

Despite finishing the season with a 36–46 record and being 10 games under .500, the Pelicans managed to qualify for the play-in tournament after a win over the Sacramento Kings, followed by a Lakers loss to the Suns on April 5, 2022.[6] They defeated both the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers in the Play-In tournament to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2018, becoming the first team to qualify for the postseason with a 36–46 record since the Boston Celtics in 2004. They faced the top-seeded Phoenix Suns in the first round where they lost in six games.[7]

DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
1 10 Ziaire Williams SF   United States Stanford (Fr.)
2 35 Herbert Jones SF   United States Alabama (Sr.)
2 40 Jared Butler SG   United States Baylor (Jr.)

The Pelicans currently hold one first-round pick and two second-round picks entering the draft.[8]

RosterEdit

2021–22 New Orleans Pelicans roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 15 Alvarado, Jose 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1998-04-12 Georgia Tech
F 12 Clark, Gary (TW) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1994-11-16 Cincinnati
G 4 Graham, Devonte' 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-02-22 Kansas
G 2 Harper, Jared (TW) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1997-09-14 Auburn
F/C 10 Hayes, Jaxson 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 2000-05-23 Texas
F/C 9 Hernangómez, Willy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1994-05-27 Spain
F 14 Ingram, Brandon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997-09-02 Duke
F 5 Jones, Herbert 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 1998-10-06 Alabama
G 13 Lewis, Kira   6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 2001-04-06 Alabama
F 8 Marshall, Naji 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1998-01-24 Xavier
G 3 McCollum, CJ 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991-09-19 Lehigh
F 25 Murphy, Trey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 2000-06-18 Virginia
F/C 22 Nance, Larry 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1993-01-01 Wyoming
G 21 Snell, Tony 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 1991-11-10 New Mexico
G/F 41 Temple, Garrett 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1986-05-08 LSU
C 17 Valančiūnas, Jonas 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1992-05-06 Lithuania
F 1 Williamson, Zion   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 284 lb (129 kg) 2000-07-06 Duke
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: March 29, 2022

Roster NotesEdit

  • Power forward Zion Williamson missed the entire season due to foot and knee injuries.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yMemphis Grizzlies 56 26 .683 8.0 30–11 26–15 11–5 82
xDallas Mavericks 52 30 .634 12.0 29–12 23–18 14–2 82
xNew Orleans Pelicans 36 46 .439 28.0 19–22 17–24 6–10 82
piSan Antonio Spurs 34 48 .415 30.0 16–25 18–23 6–10 82
Houston Rockets 20 62 .244 44.0 11–30 9–32 3–13 82


ConferenceEdit

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zPhoenix Suns * 64 18 .780 82
2 yMemphis Grizzlies * 56 26 .683 8.0 82
3 xGolden State Warriors 53 29 .646 11.0 82
4 xDallas Mavericks 52 30 .634 12.0 82
5 yUtah Jazz * 49 33 .598 15.0 82
6 xDenver Nuggets 48 34 .585 16.0 82
7 xMinnesota Timberwolves 46 36 .561 18.0 82
8 piLos Angeles Clippers 42 40 .512 22.0 82
9 xNew Orleans Pelicans 36 46 .439 28.0 82
10 piSan Antonio Spurs 34 48 .415 30.0 82
11 Los Angeles Lakers 33 49 .402 31.0 82
12 Sacramento Kings 30 52 .366 34.0 82
13 Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 37.0 82
14 Oklahoma City Thunder 24 58 .293 40.0 82
15 Houston Rockets 20 62 .244 44.0 82


Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

2021 preseason game log
Total: 1–3 (Home: 1–0; Road: 0–3)
Preseason: 1–3 (Home: 1–0; Road: 0–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 October 4 @ Minnesota L 114–117 Nickeil Alexander-Walker (22) Hart, Marshall (7) Tomáš Satoranský (4) Target Center
5,715
0–1
2 October 6 Orlando W 104–86 Trey Murphy III (20) Jonas Valančiūnas (9) Devonte' Graham (7) Smoothie King Center
12,407
1–1
3 October 8 @ Chicago L 85–121 Trey Murphy III (17) Trey Murphy III (10) Jonas Valančiūnas (3) United Center
13,909
1–2
4 October 11 @ Utah L 96–127 Devonte' Graham (14) Jonas Valančiūnas (6) Lewis Jr., Murphy III (4) Vivint Arena
15,535
1–3
2020–21 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

2021–22 game log
Total: 36–46 (Home: 19–22; Road: 17–24)
October: 1–6 (Home: 0–4; Road: 1–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 October 20 Philadelphia L 97–117 Brandon Ingram (25) Jonas Valančiūnas (12) Brandon Ingram (6) Smoothie King Center
12,845
0–1
2 October 22 @ Chicago L 112–128 Brandon Ingram (26) Ingram, Valančiūnas (8) Brandon Ingram (8) United Center
20,996
0–2
2 October 23 @ Minnesota L 89–96 Brandon Ingram (30) Jonas Valančiūnas (17) Brandon Ingram (4) Target Center
15,343
0–3
4 October 25 @ Minnesota W 107–98 Brandon Ingram (27) Jonas Valančiūnas (23) Devonte' Graham (7) Target Center
14,435
1–3
5 October 27 Atlanta L 99–102 Devonte' Graham (21) Jonas Valančiūnas (15) Ingram, Marshall (4) Smoothie King Center
15,541
1–4
6 October 29 Sacramento L 109–113 Jonas Valančiūnas (24) Jonas Valančiūnas (13) Brandon Ingram (6) Smoothie King Center
17,507
1–5
7 October 30 New York L 117–123 Jonas Valančiūnas (27) Jonas Valančiūnas (14) Devonte' Graham (8) Smoothie King Center
16,508
1–6
November: 5–11 (Home: 3–3; Road: 2–8)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
8 November 2 @ Phoenix L 100–112 Jonas Valančiūnas (23) Jonas Valančiūnas (14) Devonte' Graham (6) Footprint Center
14,323
1–7
9 November 3 @ Sacramento L 99–112 Alexander-Walker, Graham (16) Jonas Valančiūnas (11) Devonte' Graham (7) Golden 1 Center
12,480
1–8
10 November 5 @ Golden State L 85–126 Jonas Valančiūnas (12) Jonas Valančiūnas (15) Satoranský, Valančiūnas (4) Chase Center
18,064
1–9
11 November 8 @ Dallas L 92–108 Hart, Valančiūnas (22) Jonas Valančiūnas (11) Devonte' Graham (10) American Airlines Center
19,231
1–10
12 November 10 Oklahoma City L 100–108 Nickeil Alexander-Walker (33) Jonas Valančiūnas (15) Garrett Temple (5) Smoothie King Center
15,355
1–11
13 November 12 Brooklyn L 112–120 Jonas Valančiūnas (20) Jonas Valančiūnas (12) Graham, Satoransky (6) Smoothie King Center
14,650
1–12
14 November 13 Memphis W 112–101 Nickeil Alexander-Walker (21) Jonas Valančiūnas (9) Jonas Valančiūnas (9) Smoothie King Center
14,358
2–12
15 November 15 @ Washington L 100–105 Brandon Ingram (31) Josh Hart (12) Josh Hart (5) Capital One Arena
13,914
2–13
16 November 17 @ Miami L 98–113 Nickeil Alexander-Walker (24) Jonas Valančiūnas (8) Brandon Ingram (5) FTX Arena
19,600
2–14
17 November 19 L.A. Clippers W 94–81 Jonas Valančiūnas (26) Jonas Valančiūnas (13) Brandon Ingram (5) Smoothie King Center
15,274
3–14
18 November 20 @ Indiana L 94–111 Jonas Valančiūnas (19) Jonas Valančiūnas (13) Alexander-Walker, Ingram (4) Gainbridge Fieldhouse
15,081
3–15
19 November 22 Minnesota L 96–110 Willy Hernangómez (19) Willy Hernangómez (11) Kira Lewis Jr. (6) Smoothie King Center
15,689
3–16
20 November 24 Washington W 127–102 Brandon Ingram (26) Jonas Valančiūnas (11) Alexander-Walker, Satoranský (5) Smoothie King Center
14,659
4–16
21 November 26 @ Utah W 98–97 Brandon Ingram (21) Jonas Valančiūnas (10) Hart, Hernangómez, Ingram (5) Vivint Arena
18,306
5–16
22 November 27 @ Utah L 105–127 Jaxson Hayes (15) Jonas Valančiūnas (12) Jose Alvarado (5) Vivint Arena
18,306
5–17
23 November 29 @ L.A. Clippers W 123–104 Jonas Valančiūnas (39) Jonas Valančiūnas (15) Josh Hart (12) Staples Center
15,691
6–17
December: 7–5 (Home: 4–2; Road: 3–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
24 December 1 Dallas L 107–139 Brandon Ingram (29) Hernangómez, Valančiūnas (5) Devonte' Graham (6) Smoothie King Center
15,558
6–18
25 December 3 @ Dallas W 107–91 Brandon Ingram (24) Willy Hernangómez (14) Brandon Ingram (12) American Airlines Center
19,218
7–18
26 December 5 @ Houston L 108–118 Brandon Ingram (40) Willy Hernangómez (14) Nickeil Alexander-Walker (5) Toyota Center
14,771
7–19
27 December 8 Denver L 114–120 (OT) Jonas Valančiūnas (27) Jonas Valančiūnas (11) Josh Hart (8) Smoothie King Center
15,035
7–20
28 December 10 Detroit W 109–93 Brandon Ingram (26) Josh Hart (13) Hart, Ingram (5) Smoothie King Center
15,828
8–20
29 December 12 @ San Antonio L 97–112 Brandon Ingram (27) Jonas Valančiūnas (12) Brandon Ingram (9) AT&T Center
14,990
8–21
30 December 15 @ Oklahoma City W 113–110 Brandon Ingram (34) Jonas Valančiūnas (16) Devonte' Graham (8) Paycom Center
13,253
9–21
31 December 17 Milwaukee W 116–112 (OT) Devonte' Graham (26) Josh Hart (15) Josh Hart (8) Smoothie King Center
15,504
10–21
- December 19 @ Philadelphia Postponed (Makeup date: January 25)
32 December 21 Portland W 111–97 Brandon Ingram (28) Jonas Valančiūnas (16) Brandon Ingram (8) Smoothie King Center
15,272
11–21
33 December 23 @ Orlando W 110–104 Brandon Ingram (31) Willy Hernangómez (16) Devonte' Graham (6) Amway Center
13,954
12–21
34 December 26 @ Oklahoma City L 112–117 Josh Hart (29) Josh Hart (10) Devonte' Graham (8) Paycom Center
15,608
12–22
35 December 28 Cleveland W 108–104 Herbert Jones (26) Jonas Valančiūnas (10) Graham, Satoranský (5) Smoothie King Center
15,835
13–22
January: 5–10 (Home: 4–4; Road: 1–6)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
36 January 1 @ Milwaukee L 113–136 Jaxson Hayes (23) Josh Hart (11) Josh Hart (9) Fiserv Forum
17,341
13–23
37 January 3 Utah L 104–115 Jonas Valančiūnas (25) Hart, Valančiūnas (9) Brandon Ingram (7) Smoothie King Center
15,057
13–24
38 January 4 Phoenix L 110–123 Devonte' Graham (28) Jonas Valančiūnas (16) Devonte' Graham (6) Smoothie King Center
15,158
13–25
39 January 6 Golden State W 101–96 Brandon Ingram (32) Brandon Ingram (11) Brandon Ingram (6) Smoothie King Center
15,986
14–25
40 January 9 @ Toronto L 101–105 Brandon Ingram (22) Jonas Valančiūnas (17) Garrett Temple (6) Scotiabank Arena
0
14–26
41 January 11 Minnesota W 128–125 Brandon Ingram (33) Jonas Valančiūnas (12) Brandon Ingram (9) Smoothie King Center
15,155
15–26
42 January 13 L.A. Clippers W 113–89 Brandon Ingram (24) Jonas Valančiūnas (16) Devonte' Graham (7) Smoothie King Center
15,406
16–26
43 January 15 @ Brooklyn L 105–120 Brandon Ingram (22) Josh Hart (11) Brandon Ingram (8) Barclays Center
17,034
16–27
44 January 17 @ Boston L 92–104 Jonas Valančiūnas (22) Jonas Valančiūnas (14) Brandon Ingram (6) TD Garden
19,156
16–28
45 January 20 @ New York W 102–91 Jonas Valančiūnas (18) Jonas Valančiūnas (10) Brandon Ingram (6) Madison Square Garden
16,168
17–28
46 January 24 Indiana W 117–113 Devonte' Graham (25) Jonas Valančiūnas (12) Alexander-Walker, Graham, Valančiūnas (6) Smoothie King Center
15,581
18–28
47 January 25 @ Philadelphia L 107–117 Nickeil Alexander-Walker (31) Willy Hernangómez (10) Alexander-Walker, Alvarado, Satoranský (6) Wells Fargo Center
20,121
18–29
48 January 28 Denver L 105–116 Herbert Jones (19) Willy Hernangómez (16) Devonte' Graham (5) Smoothie King Center
15,254
18–30
49 January 29 Boston L 97–107 Jose Alvarado (19) Josh Hart (13) Nickeil Alexander-Walker (5) Smoothie King Center
16,168
18–31
50 January 31 Cleveland L 90–93 Devonte' Graham (20) Hart, Hernangómez (10) Nickeil Alexander-Walker (5) Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
17,637
18–32
February: 7–4 (Home: 2–4; Road: 5–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
51 February 1 @ Detroit W 111–101 Brandon Ingram (26) Jonas Valančiūnas (13) Jose Alvarado (6) Little Caesars Arena
15,499
19–32
52 February 4 @ Denver W 113–105 Herbert Jones (25) Jaxson Hayes (11) Brandon Ingram (12) Ball Arena
16,152
20–32
53 February 6 @ Houston W 120–107 Brandon Ingram (33) Hart, Hayes (7) Brandon Ingram (12) Toyota Center
15,702
21–32
54 February 8 Houston W 110–97 Brandon Ingram (26) Herbert Jones (11) Devonte' Graham (8) Smoothie King Center
15,121
22–32
55 February 10 Miami L 97–112 Jose Alvarado (17) Valančiūnas, Clark (9) CJ McCollum (5) Smoothie King Center
16,672
22–33
56 February 12 San Antonio L 114–124 CJ McCollum (36) Jonas Valančiūnas (12) Graham, McCollum (5) Smoothie King Center
16,615
22–34
57 February 14 Toronto W 120–90 CJ McCollum (23) Brandon Ingram (11) Brandon Ingram (8) Smoothie King Center
15,319
23–34
58 February 15 Memphis L 109–121 CJ McCollum (30) CJ McCollum (6) CJ McCollum (7) Smoothie King Center
15,901
23–35
59 February 17 Dallas L 118–125 CJ McCollum (38) Jonas Valančiūnas (18) Brandon Ingram (8) Smoothie King Center
15,906
23–36
60 February 25 @ Phoenix W 117–102 CJ McCollum (32) Jonas Valančiūnas (17) Brandon Ingram (7) Footprint Center
17,071
24–36
61 February 28 @ L.A. Lakers W 123–95 CJ McCollum (22) Jonas Valančiūnas (10) Ingram, McCollum (10) Crypto.com Arena
17,536
25–36
March: 8–7 (Home: 5–4; Road: 3–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
62 March 2 Sacramento W 125–95 Brandon Ingram (33) Jonas Valančiūnas (14) CJ McCollum (9) Smoothie King Center
15,490
26–36
63 March 4 Utah W 124–90 Brandon Ingram (29) Hernangómez, Ingram (8) Brandon Ingram (6) Smoothie King Center
16,178
27–36
64 March 6 @ Denver L 130–138 (OT) Brandon Ingram (38) Jonas Valančiūnas (14) Ingram, McCollum (9) Ball Arena
14,962
27–37
65 March 8 @ Memphis L 111–132 CJ McCollum (32) Willy Hernangómez (9) CJ McCollum (11) FedEx Forum
16,433
27–38
66 March 9 Orlando L 102–108 CJ McCollum (32) Jonas Valančiūnas (15) CJ McCollum (8) Smoothie King Center
15,633
27–39
67 March 11 Charlotte L 120–142 Trey Murphy III (32) Trey Murphy III (9) Herbert Jones (8) Smoothie King Center
16,838
27–40
68 March 13 Houston W 130–105 Jonas Valančiūnas (32) Marshall, Valančiūnas (10) Jose Alvarado (10) Smoothie King Center
15,683
28–40
69 March 15 Phoenix L 115–131 Herbert Jones (22) Jonas Valančiūnas (12) CJ McCollum (9) Smoothie King Center
16,789
28–41
70 March 18 @ San Antonio W 124–91 CJ McCollum (20) Jonas Valančiūnas (12) Jose Alvarado (5) AT&T Center
18,354
29–41
71 March 20 @ Atlanta W 117–112 Jonas Valančiūnas (26) Hayes, Valančiūnas (12) CJ McCollum (8) State Farm Arena
17,123
30–41
72 March 21 @ Charlotte L 103–106 CJ McCollum (27) Jonas Valančiūnas (18) CJ McCollum (6) Spectrum Center
13,351
30–42
73 March 24 Chicago W 126–109 Devonte' Graham (30) Jonas Valančiūnas (19) Jose Alvarado (7) Smoothie King Center
13,973
31–42
74 March 26 San Antonio L 103–107 CJ McCollum (32) Jonas Valančiūnas (11) Jonas Valančiūnas (6) Smoothie King Center
13,097
31–43
75 March 27 L.A. Lakers W 116–108 Brandon Ingram (26) Jonas Valančiūnas (12) CJ McCollum (6) Smoothie King Center
18,516
32–43
76 March 30 @ Portland W 117–107 CJ McCollum (25) Jonas Valančiūnas (11) Brandon Ingram (6) Moda Center
18,551
33–43
April: 3–4 (Home: 1–2; Road: 2–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
77 April 1 @ L.A. Lakers W 114–111 CJ McCollum (32) Jonas Valančiūnas (12) Brandon Ingram (7) Crypto.com Arena
18,997
34–43
78 April 3 @ L.A. Clippers L 100–119 CJ McCollum (19) Jaxson Hayes (10) Ingram, McCollum (4) Crypto.com Arena
19,068
34–44
79 April 5 @ Sacramento W 123–109 Hayes, McCollum (23) Hayes, Hernangómez (12) Brandon Ingram (8) Golden 1 Center
16,047
35–44
80 April 7 Portland W 127–94 CJ McCollum (23) Willy Hernangómez (14) Jose Alvarado (7) Smoothie King Center
12,432
36–44
81 April 9 @ Memphis L 114–141 CJ McCollum (16) Willy Hernangómez (10) Jose Alvarado (5) FedEx Forum
17,207
36–45
82 April 10 Golden State L 107–128 Naji Marshall (19) Willy Hernangómez (9) Jared Harper (9) Smoothie King Center
16,595
36–46
2021–22 season schedule

Play-inEdit

2022 play-in game log
Total: 2–0 (Home: 1–0; Road: 1–0)
Play-in: 2–0 (Home: 1–0; Road: 1–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 April 13 San Antonio W 113–103 CJ McCollum (32) Jonas Valančiūnas (14) CJ McCollum (7) Smoothie King Center
18,610
1–0
2 April 15 @ L.A. Clippers W 105–101 Brandon Ingram (30) Larry Nance Jr. (16) Brandon Ingram (6) Crypto.com Arena
19,068
2–0
2021–22 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

2022 playoff game log
Total: 2–4 (Home: 1–2; Road: 1–2
First Round: 2–4 (Home: 1–2; Road: 1–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 17 @ Phoenix L 99–110 CJ McCollum (25) Jonas Valančiūnas (25) CJ McCollum (6) Footprint Center
17,071
0–1
2 April 19 @ Phoenix W 125–114 Brandon Ingram (37) Jonas Valančiūnas (13) Ingram, McCollum (9) Footprint Center
17,071
1–1
3 April 22 Phoenix L 111–114 Brandon Ingram (34) Jonas Valančiūnas (11) Ingram, McCollum (7) Smoothie King Center
18,962
1–2
4 April 24 Phoenix W 118–103 Brandon Ingram (30) Jonas Valančiūnas (15) Brandon Ingram (5) Smoothie King Center
18,962
2–2
5 April 26 @ Phoenix L 97–112 Brandon Ingram (22) Jonas Valančiūnas (14) Ingram, McCollum (5) Footprint Center
17,071
2–3
6 April 28 Phoenix L 109–115 Brandon Ingram (21) Nance, Valančiūnas (8) Brandon Ingram (11) Smoothie King Center
18,710
2–4
2022 playoff schedule

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 29, 2021[9] To New Orleans Pelicans
Cash considerations
To Philadelphia 76ers
2021 No. 53 pick

ReferencesEdit

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