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This past week, Galloway, who will be playing in New Orleans this upcoming season, returned to Baton Rouge for the first time since the flooding started. “It was definitely eye-opening just to see all the devastation, and so many places that you remember that were just fine a day ago, now everything’s been affected,” he told the NBPA in Los Angeles this past week, after his workout with trainer Drew Hanlen. “It’s definitely hard to look at Baton Rouge, just trying to bounce back from all the things that have been occurring with Alton Sterling and also the floods. I just want to help out as much as possible.”
“I just want to help the schools definitely come back, because it’s going to be a long process,” he said. “Right now, we just want to get the kids back in school and get them moving forward. Even the kids that might not have been in school that were affected, those kids’ parents or their families might have been affected by the floods. So there’s just so many people that have been affected by this. I’m just glad to be able to give back to the community.”
Galloway is also working with the Pelicans to donate food and water to those in need during these desperate times. Being with the Knicks, he said he learned a lot about the “personable aspect” of giving back to the community. “I’m really just so excited to be back home, number one, and also just to see all the help that the Pelicans have been doing, and the Saints,” he said. “They’re helping out Baton Rouge right now trying to bounce back from this, because both of them have been affected by when Katrina hit.”
Free-agent swingman Lance Stephenson still is without an NBA home, and though New Orleans’ roster is stocked, the Pelicans on Monday took a look. A league source said the Pelicans held a workout Monday for Stephenson, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound 25-year-old who played 43 games for the Los Angeles Clippers and 26 for the Memphis Grizzles last season.
Brett Dawson: Free agent Lance Stephenson will work out for the Pelicans, league source says.
Hield said he relaxed with Griffin on Friday night and used his time with the L.A. Clippers star wisely. “I’ve been asking him questions,” Hield said before Saturday’s game. “I’ve been picking his brain — what can I do to help me in the NBA? He’s given me great advice.” Griffin – a native Oklahoman, whereas Hield hails from the Bahamas – says he has been impressed with Hield’s growth at Oklahoma.