Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans getting healthy but role still uncertain

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With a black sleeve pulled over his surgically repaired right knee, Tyreke Evans goes about his business shooting jump shots and working on his dribbling techniques and core fundamentals. But when it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans players assembled at the team's Metairie practice facility..." September 13

  • Pelicans Tyreke Evans getting healthy but role still uncertain

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With a black sleeve pulled over his surgically repaired right knee, Tyreke Evans goes about his business shooting jump shots and working on his dribbling techniques and core fundamentals. But when it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans players assembled at the team's Metairie practice facility..." September 12

  • Pelicans' Jrue Holiday goes full contact in drills for first time since season-ending injury

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After having a promising season cut short in January by a season-ending stress fracture in his right tibia, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday was back penetrating between defenders Thursday at the team's practice facility. For the first time in six months after requiring surgery and..." September 11

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    Bourbon Street Shots @BourbonStShots

    Anderson is getting back in shape, feels good about that. Contact slowly increasing. Expects to be able to "play with the guys" next week.

  • Dionte Christmas Reaches One-Year Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent guard Dionte Christmas has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on a one-year contract, a league source told RealGM. Christmas has played five professional seasons since going unselected in the 2009 draft, and he hadn’t spent a regular season in the NBA until playing a..." September 10

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Ex-Pistons PF Vernon Macklin has reached agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on a non-guaranteed camp deal, league source tells RealGM.

  • Pelicans' Austin Rivers stayed focused through trade rumors this summer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Even when New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers was the subject of trade rumors this summer, he didn't stop working. Instead of wondering where he may end up, he stayed focused on getting better. He spent time in Houston working with former NBA player and coach John Lucas and also in Los..." September 06

  • Pelicans' Ryan Anderson cleared for contact

    CBSSports.com "New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has been cleared for contact, he announced on Instagram. He suffered a herniated disc in January and had surgery in April. "After 8 months out, I can finally play again," he wrote. "Thank you God!"" September 03

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    Orazio Cauchi @paxer89

    Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans are among the teams that showed interest in forward Joe Ingles, sources told @sportando

  • Anthony Davis will be NBA's best player in less than 5 years

    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

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    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

  • Pelicans officially sign small forward John Salmons

    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

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    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

  • Good news for Pelicans: Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson all healthy, working out

    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

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    Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney

    Anthony Davis not practicing today for the U.S. Woke up with a stiff neck today.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    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.

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    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

  • Pelicans’ Gordon Expecting Playoffs

    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

  • Pelicans’ Gordon Expecting Playoffs

    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

  • Anthony Davis experiences eventful week with USA team

    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

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    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.

  • Former teammates weigh in on NOLA addition of Omer Asik

    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

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Omri Casspi is finalizing a one-year contract at league min. with Sacramento tonight after clearing waivers earlier Friday

  • Anthony Davis: 'I knew I needed to get stronger'

    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

  • Pelicans waive small forward Omri Casspi

    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

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Just to clarify, the No.3 center Clifford described would be a veteran-minimum level player. Just insurance/practice guy.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    New Orleans, as expected, has released newly acquired forward Omri Casspi, who will find new team in free agency if he clears waivers

  • Former King Omri Casspi tries to make sense of Gaza conflict

    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

  • Anthony Davis: Omer Asik will 'help my game a lot'

    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

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    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

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    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

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    OnlyGators.com @onlygators

    I just learned that Florida #Gators C Patric Young has officially signed a two-year deal with the New Orleans #Pelicans.

  • Pelicans reach agreement to re-sign forward Darius Miller

    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

  • Jimmer Fredette agrees to one-year contract to join the Pelicans

    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

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    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

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    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

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing John Salmons will wind up signing a new deal with New Orleans after his recent release by Atlanta

  • Report: Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans turn Asik, Ariza deals into 3-way trade

    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

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    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

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte's planning visit with free agent Brian Roberts, league sources tell Yahoo. He's on top of short list to backup Kemba Walker.

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    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Sources: Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies have expressed interest in free agent point guard Brian Roberts.

  • New Orleans Pelicans not extending small forward Darius Miller a qualifying offer

    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

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Pelicans will not extend qualifying offer to G Brian Roberts, league source informs @CSNNW. He will become an unrestricted free agent.

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    Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops

    Patric Young just confirmed he's accepted a summer league invite with the New Orleans Pelicans.

  • 82d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    New Orleans is shopping forward Ryan Anderson and guard Austin Rivers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • 83d
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    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

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    2014 NBA Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    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

  • Sources: Rockets trade Omer Asik to Pelicans

    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

  • Pelicans pursuing trade options to secure draft pick but talks don't involve Jrue Holiday

    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

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