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  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Pelicans' adjustments without DeMarcus Cousins beginning to pay off

    The Advocate "An acclimation period should’ve been expected. Despite the initial “next man up” rhetoric preached in the New Orleans Pelicans’ locker room following a dynamic roster upheaval, some reflection has prompted several players and coach Alvin Gentry to admit the process required time. And in the..." February 16

  • Rescheduled Pacers-Pelicans game gives New Orleans five games in six days

    Pro Basketball Talk "New Orleans is locked into a tight playoff race. Five teams – Trail Blazers, Pelicans, Nuggets Clippers and Jazz – are seemingly competing for the West’s final three postseason spots. Anthony Davis is doing all he can, but he needs help. The NBA didn’t provide any with the rescheduling of..." February 15

  • For an elite scorer, Anthony Davis gets assisted a lot. Is that good or bad?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis destroyed the All-Star game as we knew it. Davis repeatedly ran to the rim during last year’s game, finding creases in the Eastern Conference defense. And his teammates kept feeding the Pelicans star in New Orleans. Davis scored an All-Star-record 52 points, making 19 assisted..." February 15

  • Rajon Rondo And Isaiah Thomas Both Got Ejected In The First Quarter Wednesday

    Dime Magazine "Rajon Rondo has never been here to make friends with anyone, not even his own teammates. So when the former Celtics star was asked last month about the franchise’s plans to pay homage to Isaiah Thomas with a video tribute upon his return to Boston while he was still a member of the Cavs, Rondo..." February 15

  • Emeka Okafor To Sign Second 10-Day With Pelicans

    Hoops Rumors "After earning his first NBA start since 2013 on Monday night, veteran center Emeka Okafor saw his 10-day contract with the Pelicans expire. However, the team won’t let him get away. According to Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link), New Orleans will re-sign Okafor to a second 10-day..." February 13

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Sources: Pelicans Trade Dante Cunningham to Nets

    Basketball Insiders "New Orleans is trading forward Dante Cunningham to Brooklyn for guard Rashad Vaughn, league sources tell Yahoo." February 08

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • Pistons In Serious Talks To Acquire Dante Cunningham

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans and Pistons are engaged in discussions on a deal that would send Dante Cunningham to Detroit in exchange for Brice Johnson and a second-round pick, reports Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago (Twitter link). ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link) classifies those talks as..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • The Pelicans’ Game Against The Pacers Got Postponed Due To A Leaky Roof

    Dime Magazine "It was something of a bizarre scene at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Wednesday night for the Pelicans’ home game against the Pacers. Prior to tip-off, arena officials announced that the start time would be delayed due to a leaky roof that was dripping moisture onto the court. Arena..." February 08

  • Pelicans-Pacers game delayed due to leaky roof

    Larry Brown Sports "Wednesday’s game between the Pelicans and Pacers was unable to start at its scheduled time do to a malfunction in the arena. The game at Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans had tipoff pushed back due to water on the floor that was the result of a leak in the roof. " February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Free-agent guard DeAndre Liggins agrees to two-year deal to return to Pelicans

    The Advocate "The New Orleans Pelicans are expected to sign swingman DeAndre Liggins to a two-year contract, according to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Liggins, who signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Pelicans beginning on Jan. 10, had his second 10-day expire on Jan. 30. The 29-year-old..." February 04

  • Pelicans to sign Emeka Okafor to 10-day contract: report

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans are planning to sign veteran big man Emeka Okafor to a 10-day contract, according to Yahoo Sports. Okafor, 35, has spent nine seasons in the NBA, but hasn't played in the league since 2012-13 after a herniated disc in his neck sidelined him until being medically cleared..." February 03

  • Anthony Davis passes David West to become Pelicans' all-time leading scorer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis made Pelicans' history once again Friday night but there was one thing his team needed more than anything else heading into the night: A win. Davis accounted for 43 points and 10 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 114-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder at..." February 03

  • After two day delay, Bulls will trade Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans: Report

    WGNTV.com "After a bizarre 48 hours, it now appears that Nikola Mirotic is finally going to have a new home outside of Chicago. According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bulls are finalizing a deal to send Mirotic to the Pelicans. This was the initial Team Mirotic was supposed to be..." February 01

  • Pelicans reportedly gathering 'significant momentum' in Greg Monroe pursuit

    Sporting News "The Greg Monroe express is starting to fill up with suitors. The Suns center agreed Wednesday to a contract buyout on the remainder of his $17.8 million salary this season, sending him to unrestricted free agency once he clears waivers on Friday. Monroe, 27, is averaging 10.4 points and 7.4..." February 01

  • Pelicans will try to lure Greg Monroe with starting gig and hometown connection

    Clutch Points "After it was announced by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday that former Phoenix Suns center Greg Monroe had agreed to a contract buyout with the team, it appears that he is on the radar of the New Orleans Pelicans and a handful of other teams. Wojnarowski thinks that Monroe will draw a..." February 01

  • Celtics, Pelicans mentioned as possibilities for Greg Monroe

    Larry Brown Sports "Greg Monroe reached a buyout agreement with the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, and there are already some teams being mentioned as a potential landing spot. Almost immediately after the buyout agreement was reported, multiple reporters said the Boston Celtics were a team to watch for in the Monroe..." February 01

  • Rumor: Tyreke Evans drawing interest from Cavs, Thunder, Celtics, Pelicans, Heat, Rockets

    Clutch Points "Memphis Grizzlies multi-fasceted forward Tyreke Evans has started to draw interest from many teams around the NBA as this Feb. 8 trade deadline nears. Among them are the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, and the Miami Heat, according..." January 31

  • Pelicans' Trade For Nikola Mirotic Falls Apart

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls were close to a trade involving Nikola Mirotic for a first round pick and the contract of Omer Asik. Mirotic can veto a trade unless the Bulls pick up his $12.5 million option for next season." January 30

  • DeMarcus Cousins vows to overcome Achilles injury in passionate message

    Yardbarker "DeMarcus Cousins suffered a brutal Achilles injury and is out for the year. It was a stunning development that has the New Orleans Pelicans scrambling, not to mention the difficult circumstance it now presents to Cousins himself. On Tuesday, the All-Star center sent a message out to his fans,..." January 30

  • It sounds as if Nikola Mirotic vetoed Bulls-Pelicans trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nikola Mirotic reportedly wanted Chicago to trade him after after a preseason practice fight with teammate Bobby Portis left Mirotic hospitalized. And the Bulls appear ready to satisfy that request. They even neared a deal with the Pelicans that would have netted a first-round pick (and come..." January 30

  • Report: Bulls trade Nikola Mirotic to Pelicans for Omer Asik + 1st-round pick

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls will send forward Nikola Mirotic to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for center Omer Asik and a first-round pick, according to Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago. Mirotic was certainly the hottest prospect in the Bulls’ roster, posting career-highs across the board..." January 30

  • Celtics, Warriors, Bulls, Spurs Eyeing Anthony Davis in Summer

    Bleacher Report "With DeMarcus Cousins lost for the season, thus throwing a massive wrench into the team's short- and long-term plans, the New Orleans Pelicans may be facing a future in which an Anthony Davis trade is inevitable. Sporting News' Sean Deveney reported Tuesday some NBA teams are already preparing..." January 30

  • Sources: NBA Players Set for $100K Bonus for Winning ASG

    Basketball Insiders " In what appears to be an incentive to improve the competitive spirit of the NBA All-Star games, player earnings have been increased, league sources tell ESPN. Each player on the winning team will now receive $100,000 and the losing team pockets $25,000, league sources said." January 29

  • Fatigue Likely Contributed to DeMarcus Cousins' Achilles Injury

    Bleacher Report "When DeMarcus Cousins crumpled to the floor on Friday night late in the fourth quarter, medical professionals around the NBA suspected one of the worst injuries a player can suffer: the torn Achilles tendon. The signs were there. An awkward landing with strain on the back of the ankle. The..." January 28

  • Paul George to Replace DeMarcus Cousins on Team LeBron for NBA All-Star Game

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George will replace New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. The NBA announced the decision Saturday after Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles tear in Friday night's 115-113 win over the Houston Rockets. George will..." January 27

  • DeMarcus Cousins' injury leaves three questions with big ramifications for Pelicans

    Sporting News "DeMarcus Cousins grabbed an offensive rebound, finished through contact and went to the free throw line for the traditional 3-point play. The All-Star center was looking to put the Pelicans ahead of the Rockets by five points with only 15 seconds remaining in regulation Friday night at Smoothie..." January 27

  • Report: Pelicans Will ‘Remain Active In Acquiring Talent’ Before Trade Deadline

    SLAM Online "Despite losing All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins for the season, the Pelicans still plan to chase talent prior to the Feb. 8 trade deadline, reports ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski. New Orleans is sixth in the West with a 27-21 record, but Boogie, who has not missed a game, is a major reason why...." January 27

  • Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins to have surgery for torn Achilles, sources say

    ESPN "Pelicans All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins will undergo surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season, league sources told ESPN. An MRI late Friday night confirmed an initial diagnosis of a full tear of the tendon, league sources told ESPN. "We were..." January 27

  • Why There’s Never Been a PED Scandal in the NBA

    Complex "There’s never been a performance-enhancing drug (PED) controversy in the National Basketball Association. That hasn’t been the case for Major League Baseball, or the National Football League, where suspensions and recriminations followed the very best players like a foul fart. Nor have elite..." January 25

  • Might be time for Wizards fans to move on from their dream of a DeMarcus Cousins trade

    NBC Sports Washington "Ever since both were drafted into the NBA in 2010, many Wizards fans have called for a reunion of former college teammates John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins at the professional level. The two stars have even discussed the possibility publicly, adding to the speculation they would one day share the..." January 25

  • NBA All-Star Draft not televised due to pushback from players’ union

    Clutch Points "The 2018 NBA All-Star Draft has brought many changes to the usual format in hopes of re-invigorating the spirit of competition. Among them, is the non-televised draft in which the leading vote-getters from each conference; LeBron James and Stephen Curry, will pick among their peers to join their..." January 25

  • NBA Requests New Gambling Laws, Seeks 1 Percent Cut Of Bets

    ESPN "In what could end up being a seminal moment for sports gambling in America, the NBA on Wednesday formally requested a set of laws that could be the basis for professional sports leagues pushing for national legalized wagering on games. Dan Spillane, an attorney for the NBA, testified in front..." January 24

  • DeMarcus Cousins’ Historic Triple-Double Against The Bulls Caught LeBron James’ Attention

    Dime Magazine "You know how sometimes DeMarcus Cousins is prone to imposing himself on a basketball game and spends 48 minutes just dragging an opponent? Well, the Pelicans and the Bulls went into double overtime on Monday night, which meant that Cousins got to play 52 of a possible 58 minutes and threw down..." January 23

  • Robin Lopez appears to grab DeMarcus Cousins in groin

    Larry Brown Sports "Robin Lopez got up close and personal with DeMarcus Cousins during Monday’s Chicago Bulls-New Orleans Pelicans game. Lopez ended up on the floor while going for a rebound and reached up and seemed to knock Cousins in the manly region. As if the seeming nut shot weren’t bad enough, Lopez then..." January 23

  • Pels must be more than a three-man team carrying the load

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "On the sixth day A.M. (after Minnesota) and a day removed from the Big Chill, New Orleans sports fans, including Drew Brees, needed something to mend their broken hearts and thaw their frozen feet. The Pelicans, in their first Saturday night of the season alone in the local spotlight sans the..." January 22

  • Pelicans Granted Disabled Player Exception

    Hoops Rumors "The league has awarded the Pelicans a $2.75MM disabled player exception because of the injury to Alexis Ajinca, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com tweets. Ajinca had surgery on his right knee back in October and is expected to miss the entire 2017/18 season. While the exception gives the 23-20..." January 18

  • Pelicans planning maximum extension for DeMarcus Cousins

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans Pelicans are planning to offer their center DeMarcus Cousins a five-year maximum offer for an estimated $175 million, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. While his counterpart and partner in crime Anthony Davis is denying trade rumors, it didn’t take long for the team..." January 18

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Pelicans' Gentry: Celtics have to give us Patriots if they want Davis

    Boston Herald "The Celtics and Pelicans have yet to engage in any discussions regarding a trade for Anthony Davis, but, in a Herald exclusive, New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry set the price for a potential transaction between the clubs. “I know there’s been rumors about Boston trying to trade for him or..." January 17

  • Pelicans receive $2.75M disabled player exception

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have been awarded a $2.75 million disabled player exception for Alexis Ajinca. Ajinca underwent surgery in December on his right knee and is likely out for the season." January 17

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