Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Jrue Holiday eyes bonding opportunity as Pelicans gather in Los Angeles

    The Advocate "You might not recognize Jrue Holiday this season. When the Pelicans point guard returns to the court for training camp, there’s a chance he’ll be accessorizing for the first time, sporting a pair of goggles to protect the metal plate inserted below his eye after he fractured his right interior..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Warriors Draymond Green will be traded for Pelicans’ Anthony Davis?

    Sportsrageous "There is absolutely no doubt that the Golden State Warriors is one of the strongest and toughest team to watch out for in the upcoming NBA season. Basketball enthusiast is very aware that Draymond Green has played a vital role in the team success aside from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The..." August 15

  • 2017 NBA All-Star Game is a slam dunk for New Orleans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is coming to New Orleans. It's only a matter of time until city and league officials announce an agreement for the NBA's marquee annual event to be held at the Smoothie King Center on Feb. 19. The deal's not quite done. City officials still need to iron out a few..." August 13

  • Pelicans sign Chris Copeland to camp deal

    247 Sports "Chris Copeland will have the opportunity to crack the New Orleans Pelicans' roster. Brett Dawson of The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Pelicans have invited the 32-year-old small forward to training camp." August 12

  • Report: Pelicans bringing Robert Sacre to training camp

    The Score "Canadian center Robert Sacre will have the opportunity to compete for a roster spot on the New Orleans Pelicans after being invited to take part in the team's training camp, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. This signifies the end of Sacre's four-year run with the Los Angeles Lakers, which..." August 11

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Officials closing in on deal to bring 2017 NBA All Star Game to New Orleans

    The New Orleans Advocate "It isn’t done. But it’s close. New Orleans officials are closing in on a deal with the NBA to host the 2017 All Star Game and are in the process of ironing out details, multiple league sources told The Advocate on Tuesday. If everything goes to plan, there is a formal announcement expected..." August 04

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Monty Williams expected to join Spurs staff next season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In his first public comments since his wife died last February, former New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams said he's juiced up and ready to get back to coaching in the NBA. According to ESPN, Williams is expected to accept a job with the San Antonio Spurs for next season that could be..." July 30

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Does Louisiana have to put up money for the NBA All-Star Game? Not yet.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Louisiana hasn't been asked to chip in money for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game yet. Attracting such events usually requires the state to put up some money, but Gov. John Bel Edwards' staff said the NBA hasn't requested any funding at this point. The bidding process for this NBA All-Star Game..." July 27

  • Pelicans may find difficultly replicating the gravity of Ryan Anderson

    The Bird Writes "Following a flurry of offseason moves, coming on the heels of one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, New Orleans fulfilled on their promise of change. However, not all of the transitions may wind up of the seamless variety. With the Pelicans maintaining a consistent theme of..." July 26

  • Tofas Bursa signs Jordan Hamilton

    Sportando "Tofas Bursa signed Jordan Hamilton. The product of Texas has played 151 NBA games averaging 5.9 points per contest." July 25

  • Pelicans Sign Free Agent Forward Terrence Jones

    NBA.com "The New Orleans Pelicans today announced that the team has signed unrestricted free agent forward Terrence Jones, and re-signed guard Tim Frazier. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Jones, 6-9, 252, has spent his entire professional career with the Houston Rockets after..." July 23

  • Alonzo Gee Close To One-Year Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "Alonzo Gee is finalizing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Gee averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game for the Pelicans last season." July 20

  • Cheick Diallo Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "Cheick Diallo has agreed upon a three-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Diallo was drafted by the Pelicans with the No. 33 overall pick in last month's draft." July 20

  • Buddy Hield was ‘pissed off’ about Summer League. That’s exactly what he needed

    SB Nation "Buddy Hield doesn’t need help to be motivated. He’s a self-made college sensation who shared a queen-sized bed with seven other family members growing up. He’s the No. 6 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, yet was taking jumpers on the Pelicans’ practice court just days after they selected him...." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Pelicans' Gentry: Evans won't be ready for start of season

    The Score "Stop us when this starts to sound familiar: The New Orleans Pelicans will likely begin the 2016-17 season without their full complement of regular starters. Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans, who underwent right knee surgery in February to relieve pain caused by chronic tendinitis, is not expected..." July 16

  • Sources: Terrence Jones nearing deal with Pelicans

    Yahoo! Sports "Free agent Terrence Jones is nearing agreement on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical. For Jones and the Pelicans, a partnership could become a high-reward proposition, with the opportunity to re-establish Jones, 24, as a promising power forward..." July 14

  • Pelicans Waive Toney Douglas

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have formally parted ways with point guard Toney Douglas, the team announced today in a press release. Assuming Douglas isn’t claimed later this week off waivers by another club, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent. A former first-round pick, Douglas appeared in 61 games for..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Pelicans reach 2 year, $4.1 million agreement with Tim Frazier

    The Bird Writes "The New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement with restricted free agent Tim Frazier according to Sham Charania of The Vertical. Frazier joined the Pelicans after the All-Star Break on a pair of 10 day contracts before signing for the remainder of the season due to the waves of injuries that..." July 10

  • Greg Monroe to Pelicans for a package revolving around Tyreke Evans

    The Bird Writes "With the signing of Langston Galloway, the New Orleans Pelicans are hovering right around the $90 million mark in total team salary. This figure doesn't even include Buddy Hield or Cheick Diallo and the non-guaranteed contracts of Luke Babbitt and Toney Douglas. Hence, any remaining sizable move..." July 09

  • What should Eric Gordon's role be on the Rockets?

    The Dream Shake "The Rockets have made three (if you count Nene) key signings in free agency so far, and two of those players happen to be knockdown shooters and come from the same team. You already know who those players are: Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon. You also most likely know the media's reaction to these..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Tyreke Evans might be option for Pat Riley and Heat if Dwyane Wade takes talents elsewhere

    The Bird Writes "Dwyane Wade is a wanted man... outside of South Beach. The Denver Nuggets reportedly have an offer on the table north of $50 million for two years and there exist rumors the Cleveland Cavaliers would make space to pair up LeBron James with his good friend. With seemingly how fractured the..." July 06

  • Pelicans reach agreement with Langston Galloway

    The Bird Writes "The New Orleans Pelicans have reached a verbal agreement with former New York Knicks guard Langston Galloway according to Ian Begley of ESPN New York. Galloway, a two year veteran, averaged 7.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game last season for the Knicks while posting an 11.7 PER...." July 06

  • Pelicans move Tyreke Evans to Denver Nuggets for Wilson Chandler?

    The Bird Writes "One scenario that deserves some exploration is a trade centered around Tyreke Evans for Wilson Chandler. The New Orleans Pelicans should add another perimeter player while the Denver Nuggets consider finding insurance for Emmanuel Mudiay. At the very least, I have to admit that it might be time..." July 05

  • Report: Feud with Tony Parker to blame for Alexis Ajinca's failure to make French team?

    The Bird Writes "In a surprise announcement, Alexis Ajinca has failed to make the 12-man squad that will represent France in the upcoming FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila. According to Fabrice Auclert of Basket USA, there was likely more to the decision than just basketball reasons. Have a look at how..." July 05

  • Report: Teams aren't pursuing Nate Robinson due to his NFL interest

    The Score "Nate Robinson remains an unsigned, unrestricted free agent, and a source told ESPN's Marc Spears that lack of interest in the undersized guard is partly due to Robinson's own interest in pursuing an NFL career. Robinson's inability to stay on the court and his decreased production since..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets agree on four-year, $53 million contract

    USA Today "Eric Gordon and the Houston Rockets have agreed on a four-year, $53 million contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract can't officially be signed until the NBA's moratorium periods lifts on..." July 03

  • Grizzlies, James Ennis agree to 2-year deal

    Today's Fastbreak "The Memphis Grizzlies have reached a two-year agreement with small forward James Ennis, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Charania reports that the deal is for $6 million guaranteed. The New Orleans Pelicans grabbed Ennis from the D-League on March 30 and signed him to a 10-day..." July 03

  • Raptors met with Ryan Anderson on Canada Day

    Raptors HQ "While the insanity of the biggest NBA free agency period rages all around us, the Raptors have remained relatively quiet. Sure, they signed DeRozan to a near-max deal, but that was expected. But today, on Canada Day, according to Mark Medina of Los Angeles Daily News, Raptors management met with..." July 02

  • The Rockets are meeting with Ryan Anderson today

    The Dream Shake "It's been a bit of a slow start to the free agency period for the Rockets. First, they missed out on day one target Kent Bazemore, and now it's being reported that after meeting with Al Horford, the big man has instead whittled down his options to Boston and Washington. So now the Rockets turn..." July 02

  • Ryan Anderson Agrees To Four-Year, $80M Deal With Rockets

    Real GM Basketball "Ryan Anderson has agreed upon a four-year, $80 million deal with the Houston Rockets. Anderson is coming off a four-year, $36 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Report: Grizzlies met with Eric Gordon

    The Score "The Memphis Grizzlies' free-agent spending spree may not be over. Memphis met Friday with unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports, citing sources. The Grizzlies only have about $8 million in cap space after agreeing to max contracts with Chandler Parsons..." July 02

  • Pelicans, E’Twaun Moore Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have reached an agreement with free agent guard E’Twaun Moore, reports Scott Kushner of The Advocate (Twitter link). According to Kusher, Moore will sign a four-year, $34MM deal with New Orleans when the July moratorium ends." July 01

  • Solomon Hill Agrees To Four-Year, $52M Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have reached a verbal agreement on a four-year, $52 million deal with Solomon Hill." July 01

  • Report: Knicks discussing deal with oft-injured Eric Gordon

    CBS Sports "After reportedly inching closer to a deal with Joakim Noah, the New York Knicks have zeroed in on Eric Gordon in the first few hours of free agency, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski Gordon, 27, would be another reclamation project for the Knicks. First they acquired Derrick Rose..." July 01

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