Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Report: Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans turn Asik, Ariza deals into 3-way trade "The Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a three-way trade, per'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 13

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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.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

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

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    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

    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

  • Pelicans says injured Ryan Anderson is on pace to be ready by start of training camp

    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

  • Pelicans confirm shooting guard Anthony Morrow will become unrestricted free agent

    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

  • Pelicans explore sign-and-trade for Pistons' Greg Monroe

    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, the New Orleans Pelicans might be..." June 18

  • Eric Gordon two months removed from surgery: ‘The knee is doing well’

    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

  • Eric Gordon two months removed from surgery: ‘The knee is doing well’

    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

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    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

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    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.

  • Pelicans' Anthony Morrow hasn't finalized decision yet to opt out, according to his agent

    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

  • Durant, LeBron headline 2013-14 All-NBA First Team "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

  • Chad Ford Big Board 11.0 "While workouts are only a small part of a much bigger draft picture, they offered an up close and personal look at 14 of our top 17 players. That, combined with additional feedback from NBA GMs and scouts, means it's time for Big Board 11.0 of the 2014 NBA draft. 1 Andrew Wiggins COLLEGE:..." June 04

  • Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans says he has undergone successful surgery

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans said on his Instagram account on Wednesday evening he has undergone a successful surgery. Evans posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed with the caption: "Surgery went great!! Can't wait to start my re-hab & get back on the court with my..." May 15

  • Pelicans forward Al-Farouq Aminu struggled with inconsistency again this season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In three seasons, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams tried just about every motivational tactic to push small forward Al-Farouq Aminu to become a more consistent player. It still wasn't enough for Aminu to raise his level of play like the Pelicans hoped after they extended him a..." May 10

  • Pelicans' backup point guard Brian Roberts showed he's an above average replacement

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "On a grading scale, you'd have to say that the job New Orleans Pelicans backup guard Brian Roberts did this past season was above average. And in how that compared with the man he replaced, Jrue Holiday, the mark would almost remain the same. What Roberts gave the Pelicans this year in..." May 08

  • NBPA VP: Players were prepared to boycott "NBA players were prepared to boycott Tuesday night's playoff games if NBA commissioner Adam Silver did not ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and force him to sell his team, National Basketball Player's Association first vice president Roger Mason Jr. said. "I heard from our players..." April 29

  • Davis had little difficulty elevating his game to elite level this season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After winning a gold medal on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and remaining a member in the USA Basketball program for two years, a number of NBA scouts and coaches predicted that New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis’ learning curve would be accelerated. But no one, including Pelicans coach..." April 25

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

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    Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer

    Monty said idea of bringing Eric Gordon off bench and starting Tyreke at guard is something Pelicans will discuss: "It's a valid question."

  • Pelicans end season with a 105-100 win against the Rockets

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It was a meaningless game in yet another lost season. In a 6 ½-month span of basketball that was ravaged by injuries and, at times, dumbfounding lapses, the squad the New Orleans Pelicans ran out on the court for their season finale Wednesday night vaguely resembled the unit that opened the..." April 17

  • What the Oklahoma City Thunder said about its 101-89 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Thunder coach Scott Brooks: (On the game tonight) ''We didn’t do a good job of stopping the basketball in the second half. Tyreke (Evans) got to the paint too many times, he got to the free throw line too many times – I think 11 times in the 2nd half. We fouled them early and put him (Evans)..." April 15

  • Pelicans sign Melvin Ely, release Stiemsma "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team waived center Greg Stiemsma and signed center Melvin Ely for the remainder of the season. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released. Ely (6-10, 260) has appeared in 373 games over eight NBA seasons, averaging 5.3 points and..." April 14

  • Rockets take Pelicans down in 4th quarter

    Houston Chronicle "After two straight losses on the road, the Rockets were looking for a bounce back win when they hosted New Orleans on Saturday night. That wouldn’t come easily, however, as the Rockets required late-game heroics to pull out a 111-104 win at Toyota Center. A couple of Pat Beverley 3-pointers,..." April 13

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    Michael McNamara @McNamara247

    Brian Roberts won't play, though, so we probably see another 38-40 minutes from Rivers. I ain't complaining.

  • OKC tops short-handed New Orleans Pelicans

    The Oklahoman "The opponent was inferior, injured and in a tailspin. And against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Thunder had little incentive to play up to par. But Serge Ibaka forced his team to come out with the right focus. His energy and effort, seen just 15 seconds in when he caught a pass out of a..." April 12

  • Pelicans officially sign James Southerland for remainder of season "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed forward James Southerland for the remainder of the season. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released. Southerland (6-8, 221) joins the Pelicans after playing for the NBA D-League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders in 2013-14...." April 11

  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis shut down for the rest of the season "The Pelicans will rest Anthony Davis for the team's final four games because they need more pingpong balls, uh, I mean because he is injured. Davis has missed 11 games already this season, but will sit the last four because of back spasms, the team announced Thursday. Davis will join Eric..." April 10

  • Suns Hang On for Tough Win in New Orleans

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Tonight's game won't be sent to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for display. An injured and overmatched New Orleans Pelicans team gave the Suns all they could handle, as the Suns looked discombobulated and short on energy for most of the game before finally securing the critical 94-88..." April 10

  • Zombie Team: Pelicans getting plenty of points "Sometimes in sports betting, a team can be so bad that the market severely discounts its odds and it actually becomes a good bet. We call those “Zombie Teams”. Each week, we unleash our favorite “Zombie Team” on the bookies, explaining just how these terrible teams have come back from the..." April 09

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    Jennifer Hale @JenHale504

    The @PelicansNBA decide to hold Anthony Davis out... For this game only vs. #Suns... So far. Davis' back spasms not improving enough.

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    Ryan Anderson @ryananderson33

    Surgery went really well thanks to Dr. Watkins and his amazing staff. Thank you guys for all your…

  • Nuggets’ Ty Lawson, Pelicans’ Eric Gordon likely shut down for season

    Pro Basketball Talk "At this point in the season, if you have a slightly banged up star on a team not headed for the playoffs, what’s the point? Why play him? With that in mind we bring you these two bits of news: Denver’s Ty Lawson and New Orleans’ Eric Gordon appear to be done for the year. That according to a..." April 08

  • Trail Blazers clinch playoff spot with win over New Orleans, but say they're not satisfied

    Oregonian "Damian Lillard answered questions in his normal composed, almost hushed, manner. Wesley Matthews cracked a smile once or twice, delivered a joke here or there, but mostly sported a steely focus, almost looking forward rather than backward. And Robin Lopez sat in his corner stall in the Trail..." April 07

  • Pelicans' Eric Gordon heads to Los Angeles to get his left knee examined

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon did not accompany the team for Friday night's game against the Utah Jazz, so he could get his ailing left knee examined by his doctor in Los Angeles, according to a source close to the team. It's not known when Gordon will rejoin the team, but..." April 05

  • Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward lift Jazz to victory over Pelicans

    The Deseret News "It looks like there's still some fight and some life left in these Jazz guys after all. And some wins, too. Alec Burks turned in his customary spark plug performance off the bench, and he and Gordon Hayward combined to hit 24 of 26 free throws — including four in the final seven seconds — as..." April 05

  • Anthony Davis is a game-time decision at Utah "New Orleans All-Star forward Anthony Davis (back spasms) will be a game-time decision to play in Friday’s Western Conference game against the Utah Jazz. Davis participated in shootaround this morning at EnergySolutions Arena. “He’s been doing a lot of stuff the last two days,” Pelicans Coach..." April 04

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Nugs turn up heat, roast Birds, 137-107

    Denver Stiffs "I don't know how many of the Denver Nuggets players and staff read the comments sections of Denver Stiffs, but my esteemed colleague Jeffrey Morton revealed an interesting tidbit in the Nuggets recent loss to the Memphis Grizzlies post-game Monday night. Jeff mentioned that in speaking with our..." April 03

  • New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams says there are no plans yet to shut down Eric Gordon

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Although New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon has missed six consecutive games with tendinitis in his left knee, there are no plans yet to shut him down for the rest of the season. Pelicans coach Monty Williams said Gordon’s status will be determined on a game-by-game basis, but he..." April 02

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