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  • Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry: Jrue Holiday and Rajon Rondo will both start

    Pro Basketball Talk "After signing Jrue Holiday to a massive contract, the Pelicans added Rajon Rondo while putting out word that the two point guards would play together. They won’t just play together. They’ll start together. New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry confirmed the plan on Dunc & Holder then expanded (hat..." July 21

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Anthony Davis trade to Celtics would require ‘greatest package’ in NBA history

    Sportsnaut "We recently covered a report that indicated the Boston Celtics would love to make a move for New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis. But according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, it wouldn’t be a cheap deal. Duh. Appearing on CSNNE’s “Arabella Early Edition,” Mannix said it might take..." July 19

  • Alvin Gentry to start Rajon Rondo, Jrue Holiday in backcourt

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry already has plans to put his new signing, point guard Rajon Rondo, to work alongside newly re-signed Jrue Holiday, starting the two alongside each other in the backcourt, he told the Dunc and Holder podcast via Mason Grinberg. Rondo will operate as..." July 18

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Celtics could make a run at Anthony Davis if pairing with DeMarcus Cousins fails

    CBS Sports "The Celtics just pulled in Gordon Hayward over the offseason and they were very involved in trade talks for Paul George. It's no secret that if a big name is out there then Danny Ainge and Boston are going to make a run at them in some way. Ainge's latest target could be the Pelicans' Anthony..." July 17

  • DeMarcus Cousins played pivotal role in recruiting Rajon Rondo to Pelicans

    Yardbarker "DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo are reunited, and it feels so good. Scott Kushner of The Advocate reports on Saturday that Cousins was “pivotal” in recruiting Rondo to the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins and Rondo were previously teammates on the Sacramento Kings in 2015-16, a year that saw..." July 16

  • Pelicans to sign Rajon Rondo to a one-year deal

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans added some help to their backcourt on Saturday when they reached agreement to sign veteran point guard Rajon Rondo to a one-year deal, a source confirmed. The Vertical was the first to report the news. The amount he signed for is still unclear. ESPN reported that..." July 15

  • Rajon Rondo Rumors: Pelicans to Meet with PG to Discuss 1-Year Contract

    Bleacher Report "ESPN's Zach Lowe reported Thursday that the New Orleans Pelicans and free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo are set to meet and discuss a potential one-year deal. Rondo was waived by the Chicago Bulls in June after spending one season with the team." July 13

  • Knicks and Rockets move closer to trade as Pelicans want in

    New York Post "The Rockets will hold a lavish press conference Friday to introduce Chris Paul — with guests including James Harden, coach Mike D’Antoni, GM Daryl Morey and owner Les Alexander. Sources told The Post there will be no surprise announcement, no surprise visitor in Carmelo Anthony. Maybe that will..." July 13

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Pistons and Pelicans Discussing Reggie Jackson Trade

    Basketball Insiders "The Detroit Pistons and the New Orleans Pelicans have discussed a trade of Reggie Jackson for E’Twaun Moore and Alexis Ajinca, league sources told Basketball Insiders. Quincy Pondexter’s name has also surfaced in the trade talks and could be included in the deal, Basketball Insiders has..." July 12

  • Nick Young fields interest from Warriors, Thunder, Pelicans

    Inside Socal "Will the “Swaggy P era” come close to its conclusion with the Lakers? Nick Young fielded interest from the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans after free agency began at 9:01 pm PT on Friday, according to league sources familiar with the situation. Though the..." July 02

  • DeMarcus Cousins Reportedly Recruiting Free Agents to Play for Pelicans

    Bleacher Report "DeMarcus Cousins is reportedly trying to convince free agents to join the New Orleans Pelicans. On Friday, Marc J. Spears of ESPN's The Undefeated reported the All-Star big man "has been quietly recruiting free agents" for New Orleans. Spears noted it could be a positive development for the..." July 01

  • Jrue Holiday, Pelicans verbally agree on five-year, $126 million deal

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Jrue Holiday and the New Orleans Pelicans verbally agreed to a five-year deal worth $126 million on Saturday morning, a source confirmed. ESPN was the first to report the news of his signing The contract also includes a player option for the fifth year and includes incentives that can make..." July 01

  • Nick Young, Ty Lawson Reportedly Among Pelicans' Targets

    Bleacher Report "Backcourt help is an area of focus for the New Orleans Pelicans. After all, they have arguably the best big-man pairing in the game in Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. Per TNT's David Aldridge, the Pelicans are expected to "engage" Nick Young on Saturday. Aldridge also reported the team will..." July 01

  • Jrue Holiday Reportedly Expected to Sign 5-Year Contract with Pelicans

    Bleacher Report "Rival NBA executives reportedly expect the New Orleans Pelicans and Jrue Holiday to reach an agreement on a new five-year contract before the point guard becomes active in free agency. Marc Stein of ESPN noted Friday there's "growing resignation" around the league the sides will come to a deal..." June 30

  • Market shifts favor Pelicans in Jrue Holiday pursuit

    Sporting News "Jrue Holiday’s free-agency options are getting limited, and the odds are improving that he winds up staying put in New Orleans. According to league sources, some of the potential Holiday suitors have seen their interest drop off in recent weeks, and a glut of point guards available either by..." June 29

  • DeMarcus Cousins has dropped a ton of weight this offseason already

    Pro Basketball Talk "New Orleans Pelicans DeMarcus Cousins has been known to carry a bit of weight on his frame. He is currently listed at 6-foot-11 and 270 pounds. It appears that last bit has significantly changed over the off-season. Cousins has reportedly dropped quite a bit of weight during his off-season..." June 26

  • 5 teams that could sign Chris Paul now that he’s a free agent

    Fox Sports "Minutes after Blake Griffin reportedly informed the Los Angeles Clippers he was opting out of the final year of his contract on Friday, Chris Paul did the same. There's a very simple reason for their decisions. Both players signed max contracts under the old CBA, and the recent influx of cash..." June 24

  • Report: Wolves targeting free agent Lowry, Holiday, and other guards

    Larry Brown Sports "After triggering an earthquake with Thursday’s blockbuster trade for Jimmy Butler, the Minnesota Timberwolves may be coming back for an aftershock. Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reports on Friday that the Wolves think they can upgrade at the point guard position in free agency and are..." June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Wizards acquire Tim Frazier from Pelicans

    Fanrag Sports "The Washington Wizards have acquired point guard Tim Frazier from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for the team’s second-round draft pick (52nd overall) in the 2017 NBA draft, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders. Frazier is coming off his first season in the NBA with..." June 22

  • Report: Boston Celtics trying to trade for Anthony Davis

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics already made headlines with one huge trade leading up to the NBA Draft, but that might not be the last time they do so. The Celtics have agreed on a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers that will likely become official on Monday to swap the first and third picks of this Draft..." June 18

  • Report: Cavs To Explore DeMarcus Cousins for Kevin Love Trade This Offseason

    Cavaliers Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are still in the midst of playing in the NBA Finals, but that hasn’t stopped rumors from floating about potential offseason trade prospects. On Wednesday, one ESPN writer spoke about the possibility of the Cavaliers trading Kevin Love in exchange for DeMarcus Cousins of New..." June 16

  • Mavs Serious Contenders To Sign Jrue Holiday, Justin Holiday

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have emerged as serious contenders to sign point guard Jrue Holiday in free agency, according to Jake Fischer of (Twitter links). Fischer reports that Dallas is also a contender to sign free-agent-to-be swingman Justin Holiday, which would allow the Holiday brothers to play on..." June 14

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • Pelicans Hire Chris Finch As Assistant Coach

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have officially hired Finch as an assistant, the team announced today in a press release. “I’m very excited to welcome Chris to the Pelicans organization,” Gentry said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our coaching staff, and will be an integral..." June 06

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Sam Mitchell a candidate for New Orleans Pelicans coaching staff

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell is a candidate to join the New Orleans Pelicans staff as an assistant under coach Alvin Gentry, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday night. When executive vice president of basketball operations Mickey Loomis..." May 26

  • Pelicans closing in on hiring Chris Finch as assistant

    ESPN "The New Orleans Pelicans, looking for a potential spark for their All-Star frontcourt duo of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, are closing in on hiring Denver Nuggets assistant coach Chris Finch, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the Pelicans have pursued Finch to add his..." May 19

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • The Night That Cost Bryce Dejean-Jones His NBA Dream—And His Life

    Bleacher Report "It might have been a second, or a millisecond, or a milli of a millisecond. Even were it the absolute slightest measure of time, Bryce Dejean-Jones had an opportunity to turn around. To take a deep breath. To pace the hallway. To gather himself. Wasn’t that exactly what Alvin..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Pelicans Retaining Alvin Gentry, Dell Demps

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans won’t be making any major changes at head coach or general manager this offseason, according to Scott Kushner of The Advocate. League sources inform Kushner that coach Alvin Gentry and GM Dell Demps will both keep their jobs to begin the 2017/18 season. Gentry and Demps were both..." May 15

  • Donatas Motiejunas denies suing Rockets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Donatas Motiejunas had a rough free agency – a matched offer sheet, skipped physical and failed physical turning what was presented as a four-year, $37 million deal with the Nets into a prorated minimum salary from the Pelicans. What’s next for the former Rockets restricted free agent? Sean..." May 14

  • Pelicans' Donatas Motiejunas suing Rockets, NBA over contract saga

    Sporting News "It was a rough year for big man Donatas Motiejunas. Now he is seeking legal restitution, sources told Sporting News. Motiejunas is in the midst of an arbitration action against the Rockets and the NBA that is close to wrapping up. Motiejunas sat out the first two months of the season during a..." May 12

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins Explains Why He Was Barnes Tag Team Partner in Club Brawl

    Black Sports Online "On May 5, Demarcus Cousins responded to a lawsuit stemming from a NYC nightclub fight he and Matt Barnes were involved in back in December. Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell filed lawsuits against Cousins and Barnes accusing them of attacking them inside the club. Besiso has claimed that she..." May 09

  • Pelicans still evaluating whether to keep Dell Demps, Alvin Gentry

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dell Demps is the Pelicans’ general manager, and Alvin Gentry coaches New Orleans. How long will that last? Scott Kushner for The Advocate: Gentry, Demps and various league sources have all said it’s a “day-to-day” situation, indicating there’s no pressure from the calendar to choose when..." May 01

  • Business as usual right now with Pels, but will Dell Demps, Alvin Gentry return next season?

    The Advocate "Inside the New Orleans Pelicans facility, general manager Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry are going about their typical offseason business, prepared to enter the 2017-18 season still under contract with the Pelicans. Despite chatter from fans and national media alike, the franchise has not..." April 30

  • Cunningham to opt out of contract, test free agency

    CBS Sports "Cunningham said Saturday that he intends to decline his player option for the 2017-18 season, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports. The decision doesn't come as much of a surprise considering Westbrook was set to make just over $3.1 million next season. " April 29

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