CBSSports.com "Every time Team USA gets together, there's talk of how players return to the NBA better. They can see how other stars work, go against them in practice and refine their individual games. If there's one guy this summer who people are talking about using this experience as a springboard to..." August 30
Demps said he is looking forward to see Russ Smith and Austin Rivers in training camp. He said he has been hearing good things about Rivers
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday they have signed free agent small forward John Salmons to a one-year contract, although he verbally agreed to join the franchise more than a month ago. A delay in the announcement occurred because Pelicans general manager Dell Demps had to work out..." August 27
SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26
Pro Basketball Talk "The Pelicans were ravaged by injuries last season: Jrue Holiday played 34 games, Ryan Anderson 22, Eric Gordon 64, and even Anthony Davis missed 15 games. This season, if they can stay healthy the Pelicans are a playoff team in the West. Which is why this note from GM Dell Demps, via Nakia..." August 19
Anthony Davis not practicing today for the U.S. Woke up with a stiff neck today.
While Coach K wouldn't reveal the starters,a source said Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, James Harden & Anthony Davis likely vs Brazil w/1 TBD.
CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13
Basketball Insiders "The New Orleans Pelicans had horrible luck when it came to injuries during the 2013-14 season. Key contributors such as Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Jason Smith missed a combined 202 games and the team was never able to play to their full potential..." August 07
Basketball Insiders "The New Orleans Pelicans had horrible luck when it came to injuries during the 2013-14 season. Key contributors such as Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Jason Smith missed a combined 202 games and the team was never able to play to their full potential..." August 06
NBA.com "Among the group of 20 elite players who participated in USA Basketball’s training camp in Las Vegas, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was often a center of attention, drawing raves from peers for the player he’s become at just 21. By the end of the week in the desert, however, the warm..." August 04
Classy move from Anthony Davis, who I'm told stopped by the Las Vegas hospital last night to visit Paul George as he underwent leg surgery.
NBA.com "The usage of analytics to evaluate NBA players has made incredible strides in recent years, gaining near-universal acceptance, but the data still has a ways to go before it can accurately measure every aspect of the game. Case in point: 7-foot, 255-pound center Omer Asik, who was traded to New..." August 01
ESPN sources say Omri Casspi is finalizing a one-year contract at league min. with Sacramento tonight after clearing waivers earlier Friday
NBA.com "During Anthony Davis’ USA Basketball conference call Friday with New Orleans media members, one reporter remarked that he can detect a difference in the power forward’s physique even while watching him work out from 100-plus feet away in the Pelicans’ practice facility. The 238-pound Davis, who..." July 26
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Desiring a new start with another team, the New Orleans Pelicans waived small forward Omri Cassipi on Wednesday after acquiring him from the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade earlier this month. Casspi was included in the deal in which the Pelicans acquired starting center Omer Asik from..." July 24
Just to clarify, the No.3 center Clifford described would be a veteran-minimum level player. Just insurance/practice guy.
New Orleans, as expected, has released newly acquired forward Omri Casspi, who will find new team in free agency if he clears waivers
Sacramento Bee "Omri Casspi arrived in Sacramento with his ego bursting, his prospects for a long-term career with the Kings promising, and his tiny country of Israel riding on his shoulders, along for the ride. Five years later, he barely recognizes his life. Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA,..." July 23
NBA.com "There are a few mitigating circumstances – the two haven’t always been matched up one-on-one against each other, for example – but the statistics Anthony Davis has produced while facing Omer Asik in the NBA seem like misprints. During a total of four matchups vs. Asik and Houston over Davis’..." July 23
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23
Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Small forward Darius Miller has agreed to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source confirmed Thursday night. Although Miller was not extended a $1.15 million qualifying offer by the franchise last month that made him become an unrestricted free agent, the Pelicans still made a..." July 18
New Orleans Times-Picayune "With a need to replace departed free agent Anthony Morrow, guard Jimmer Fredette agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum contract to join the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source confirmed Thursday night. Fredette, 6 foot-2, 195 pounds, is expected to have the same role as Morrow did this past..." July 18
SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16
The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15
Hearing John Salmons will wind up signing a new deal with New Orleans after his recent release by Atlanta
CBSSports.com "The Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a three-way trade, per NBA.com's David Aldridge and USA Today's Sam Amick. Here's how it's going to shake out: Wizards get: $8.5 million trade exception, Melvin Ely's unguaranteed contract Rockets get:..." July 14
Sources say Cavs in midst of making moves to create extra cap space to give LeBron his max and close to dealing Alonzo Gee to New Orleans
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10
Charlotte's planning visit with free agent Brian Roberts, league sources tell Yahoo. He's on top of short list to backup Kemba Walker.
Sources: Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies have expressed interest in free agent point guard Brian Roberts.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "With salary cap room needed to acquire center Omer Asik in a trade from the Houston Rockets, the New Orleans Pelicans are not going to extend small forward Darius Miller a qualifying offer and he will become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, according to league sources. Over the weekend,..." June 30
Pelicans will not extend qualifying offer to G Brian Roberts, league source informs @CSNNW. He will become an unrestricted free agent.
Patric Young just confirmed he's accepted a summer league invite with the New Orleans Pelicans.
New Orleans is shopping forward Ryan Anderson and guard Austin Rivers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
More dominos will fall in Asik-to-Pelicans deal. N.O. may move Austin Rivers to create cap space. One option: dad Doc owns trade exception
PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26
Yahoo! Sports "The Houston Rockets have reached agreement on a trade to send center Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for a future first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. For the Rockets, this is the first step in clearing salary-cap space to pursue LeBron James or Carmelo..." June 26
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans are heading into Thursday night’s NBA draft with no selection in the first or second rounds for the first time in 12 years. But that could change if the Pelicans are able to find a willing trade partner. According to Pelicans coach Monty Williams, they have actively..." June 24
New Orleans Times-Picayune "When New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson underwent successful surgery on his cervical spine for a herniated disc in April, there were concerns if he would be recovered in time for the start of this upcoming season. After the surgery was performed, the Pelicans announced that Anderson..." June 20
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans confirmed on Thursday afternoon that shooting guard Anthony Morrow has decided to opt out the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. After averaging 8.4 points in 76 games and ranked fourth in the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage..." June 20
Michigan Live "Greg Monroe was back in his hometown of New Orleans last week to take part in a youth basketball clinic. But could the Big Easy become a permanent destination for the Detroit Pistons' soon-to-be restricted free agent? According to a story by NOLA.com, the New Orleans Pelicans might be..." June 18
Vigilant Sports "Eric Gordon has spent his offseason rehabbing after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on April 16 – exactly two months ago today. Although he’s not yet back out on the floor, he’s comfortable where he’s at with rehab and strengthening the knee. “The knee is doing well,” Gordon told..." June 17
Vigilant Sports "Eric Gordon has spent his offseason rehabbing after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on April 16 – exactly two months ago today. Although he’s not yet back out on the floor, he’s comfortable where he’s at with rehab and strengthening the knee. “The knee is doing well,” Gordon told..." June 16
Pelicans aggressively trying to trade into 1st round in hopes of drafting a small forward or center, sources say.2014 1st dealt in Jrue deal
I'm hearing there is mutual interest between the New Orleans Pelicans and free-agent-to-be Andray Blatche. Keep an eye on that after July 1.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "In all likelihood, New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Anthony Morrow will opt out of his contract on July 1 to become an unrestricted free agent. But his agent said on Wednesday no decision has been made yet. ''We haven't specifically sat down and discussed it with (Pelicans general..." June 05
NBA.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team. Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the..." June 04