1) As was the case in the league’s pool play last week, New Orleans is playing in the first game of NBA Summer League tournament action today. The 24th-seeded Pelicans play the No. 9 Hawks at 3 p.m. Central on NBA TV.
2) The winner of Pelicans/Hawks will meet eighth-seeded San Antonio in Thursday’s Round of 16. The loser will wrap up their stay in Las Vegas on Friday, with a consolation game (opponent TBD).
3) Watch an update from Las Vegas with Pelicans TV broadcaster Joel Meyers and Pelicans.com writer Jim Eichenhofer.
4) Entering tournament action, Pelicans guard Quinn Cook ranks 10th in the league in scoring average (20.3 ppg), while teammate Cheick Diallo is 12th (19.7).
5) Read about Pelicans summer forward Sanjay Lumpkin, whose father Sean played safety for the New Orleans Saints in the early 1990s.