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  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Can the Golden State Warriors Really Make a Run at Anthony Davis?

    Bleacher Report "The Golden State Warriors won't land All-Star Anthony Davis, right? It almost sounds ridiculous, but then so seemed the prospect of Kevin Durant joining Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Two titles since, and the Warriors continue to dream..." June 13

  • Warriors could target Anthony Davis next

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors have just taken a major step up as the NBA’s next dynasty in the making, but the sea of impending contracts should be a vital essence they should tread carefully in hopes to keep this roster together. A star signing for every season —..." June 11

  • NBA Rumors: Jared Dudley thinks Dallas will get DeMarcus Cousins or DeAndre Jordan

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are coming off yet another disappointing season where they fell well short of reaching the playoffs for the second straight year. However, the front office has positioned the organization to be a huge factor in free agency with a plethora of salary cap..." June 11

  • Top NBA Draft Prospect Jaren Jackson Jr. Wants To Be Like Anthony Davis

    Dime Magazine "Jaren Jackson Jr. will be a top-5 pick in the upcoming 2018 NBA Draft, but exactly where the 18-year-old big man from Michigan State will land remains up in the air. For Jackson Jr., the pre-draft process has been important because of how he was deployed at Michigan State,..." June 11

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Alvin Gentry, Pelicans Reportedly Agree to 2-Year Contract Extension

    Bleacher Report "The New Orleans Pelicans and head coach Alvin Gentry reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension Thursday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The extension will take Gentry's deal through the 2020-21 season. In three seasons as the Pels' head coach, Gentry..." June 07

  • Report: Dallas Mavericks a team to watch in race for DeMarcus Cousins

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are fast emerging as one of the most intriguing players in free agency. That will continue to be the case especially after Adrian Wojnarowski said that Dallas is an intriguing destination for soon-to-be free agent center DeMarcus Cousins. June 06

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • Pelicans' Demps didn't offer insights on offseason strategy

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans may have put themselves in position to be competitive on their free agent market, but GM Dell Demps hasn’t indicated if that’s the strategy he plans to pursue, writes Scott Kushner for The Advocate. New Orleans earned the sixth seed and swept its way into the conference..." June 03

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • Pursuit of DeMarcus Cousins could complicate Mavericks NBA draft plans

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Mavericks are reportedly talking about a major NBA draft trade. On Wednesday, Sean Deveney of Sporting News reported that the Celtics would trade the No. 27 overall pick, one of the team's first-round picks in the 2019 draft and a young talent like forward..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • How Anthony Davis just potentially earned a $230 million contract

    USA Today "Wondering why people are sending congratulations to Anthony Davis? It’s not just because he just made the All-NBA First Team. It’s because he’s about to be in line for a massive payday: May 24

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

  • No real market developing for DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportsnaut "New Orleans Pelicans All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins was on the verge of cashing in this summer on what would have been a long-term, max contract. Unfortunately for Cousins, he would go on to suffer a ruptured Achilles during the 2017-18 season. With free agency now set to start..." May 22

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • DeMarcus Cousins liked comment saying he’ll sign with ‘whoever pays him the max’

    Clutch Points "Teams who want to sign DeMarcus Cousins in free agency should be prepared to show the big man the money. The New Orleans Pelicans center is not keeping it a secret either that he wants to get top dollar once he hits the free agent market. The 27-year-old big man even liked an..." May 22

  • Mavs will reportedly target DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have missed the postseason the past two years and have not won a playoff series since they were crowned NBA champions in 2011, and it sounds like they are ready to get back to winning. While there has been talk that the Mavericks could target Texas big man Mo..." May 21

  • Alvin Gentry highlights Pelicans' desire to re-sign DeMarcus Cousins

    ESPN "Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says "there's not one single person" in the organization that doesn't want free agent DeMarcus Cousins to return to the team. "I don't really talk about free agency. But the bottom line is that obviously we'd like to have him..." May 21

  • DeMarcus Cousins has a message for the doubters

    Sportsnaut "New Orleans Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins continues to recover from a devastating Achilles injury he suffered during the 2017-18 campaign. Cousins, 27, didn’t just tear the tendon. Instead, he completely ruptured his Achilles. It came during a contract year and with Cousins..." May 20

  • 5 potential trades​ for Karl-Anthony Towns

    The Sports Post "Let’s get something straight. If the rumors really do come to pass, Karl-Anthony Towns may be the single most valuable asset ever traded in NBA history. This assumes you don’t count sign-and-trades, because 2010 LeBron James will never be matched. Or draft day deals, as there..." May 19

  • Cousins won’t guarantee return to Pelicans: ‘I’m going to do what’s best for me

    Clutch Points "Life has been hard for DeMarcus Cousins, going down to a torn Achilles injury in the same game his New Orleans Pelicans had taken down the Houston Rockets, who were just starting to hit stride in the regular season. The Pels made an unexpected push for the postseason,..." May 18

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • DeMarcus Cousins unfollows Pelicans on Instagram

    Pro Basketball Talk "It seems ridiculous to pay attention to social media too carefully. Then you have a situation like what happened with Dennis Schröder this week and you remember that it’s probably a good idea. Enter DeMarcus Cousins. The New Orleans Pelicans big man is due..." May 16

  • NBA Owners To Gain From Legalized Sports Betting, Players Could Be Next

    Hoops Rumors "New Jersey is expected to offer sports bets by the end of the month and many states will likely open up their own shops in the coming months. It’s a huge win for the gambling community and those in the gaming industry, but it’s also a huge win for owners of NBA..." May 16

  • Here Are The Odds For Every Team (And Every Pick) In The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

    Dime Magazine "The 2018 NBA Draft order will finally be set on Tuesday night when the league completes its annual Draft Lottery to determine who gets the first 14 picks of the first round. The Phoenix Suns hold the top spot in the lottery, earning themselves a 25 percent at landing the top pick, but..." May 15

  • Could trade reunite DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall in Washington?

    247 Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans finally experienced a breakthrough this season, winning its first playoff series in 10 years by sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers before falling in five games to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals. The Pelicans now face an interesting..." May 11

  • Pelicans coach and GM express interest in keeping DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo next season

    CBS Sports "The biggest question facing the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason is what in the world to do with DeMarcus Cousins. The answer, to Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry, is simple: Get him back. With the Pelicans' offseason underway, Cousins is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and the team would..." May 10

  • The Pelicans defied all expectations, but now the DeMarcus Cousins problem looms this offseason

    CBS Sports "After DeMarcus Cousins went down with a torn Achilles in the final seconds of a game against the Houston Rockets at the end of January, the Pelicans were thought to be sunk. They were eking their way into the playoffs at the time, and many thought that it was time to pack it up and start thinking..." May 10

  • Rajon Rondo on future with Pelicans: 'We'll see how it goes'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Now that the New Orleans Pelicans' season has come to an end, it's time for the tough decisions to be made. The most important task they'll have going into the offseason will be bringing back injured All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. But..." May 09

  • Gentry: 'Goes without saying' Pelicans want Cousins back

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans played much of the second half of the season without DeMarcus Cousins after his Achilles tear in January. And yet the franchise reached the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2008. Now with the season completed, the next task will be to chart a..." May 09

  • Alvin Gentry compares Anthony Davis to Tim Duncan

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry believes star center Anthony Davis has character traits similar to those of one of the best big men to ever play the game -- Tim Duncan. While discussing the camaraderie that has defined his team's successful season, Gentry made the comparison to the San..." May 08

  • Just how far can Pelicans push their series with Warriors?

    Sporting News "The New Orleans Pelicans' 119-100 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals served as a reminder that this team can compete with the best of them. The victory gives the Pelicans new life, but the team still faces a 2-1 deficit against the defending..." May 06

  • Warriors downplay Rajon Rondo's 'dangerous' tactics despite Steve Kerr's concerns

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he loves the competitive fire of Draymond Green and Rajon Rondo, but he's concerned that Rondo is resorting to "dangerous" tactics. "I think Draymond's done a good job of handling his business," Kerr said after Saturday's practice session. "Rondo is a..." May 05

  • Warriors alerted NBA about Rondo's 'dangerous' step under Curry

    The Score "Steve Kerr doesn't have a problem with players getting chippy, as long as they don't put each other in danger. The Golden State Warriors head coach believes that was the case Friday when New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo stuck his foot out under Stephen Curry as the two-time MVP was..." May 05

  • Rajon Rondo guiding Pelicans with leadership on and off the court

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Some players like to speak with their actions, but that's never been Rajon Rondo's style. He's always the loudest person on the court and he's constantly talking to his teammates about the different things he notices during the course of games. His talkative nature extends off the court as..." May 05

  • Pelicans coach was still scared despite big Game 3 lead against Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans took it to the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their playoff series on Friday night with a 119-100 win. The Pelicans had a 25-point lead late in the third and as much as a 26-point lead late in the fourth. Despite that, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said he was..." May 05

  • The Over/Under Point Total For Warriors-Pelicans Game 3 Is The Highest In Playoff History

    Dime Magazine "The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans have scored a whole lot of points through the first two games of their Western Conference Semifinal series. Both games were won by the Warriors, with Game 1 ending 123-101 and Game 3 ending 121-116. With Game 3 on the horizon, Las Vegas has..." May 04

  • Klay: Keeping up with Pelicans' pace is 'tiring'

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors routed the New Orleans Pelicans by 22 points in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series, but the road team's pace took a lot out of the defending champions on Saturday night. "Man, it was tiring," Klay Thompson said after scoring a game-high 27 points in a 123-101..." April 29

  • Rajon Rondo hates his ‘Playoff Rondo’ nickname

    Yardbarker "Rajon Rondo is not a fan of his nickname, which is meant to be a compliment towards him. Rondo told The New York Times’ Marc Stein that he hates his “Playoff Rondo” nickname. He insists that he is the same player he’s always been and dismisses the notion that he’s not as good the rest of the..." April 29

  • Anthony Davis says Pelicans know they can beat Warriors

    ESPN "The Pelicans enter Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal against the Warriors on Saturday believing they can knock off the defending NBA champions and win the series. While describing what it's like playing against another team that likes to get up and down the floor, New Orleans star..." April 28

  • ‘Playoff Rondo’ Politely (Not Really) Requests a New Nickname

    New York Times "Rajon Rondo of the Pelicans has a few words to say about a nickname that is generally meant to be complimentary. More than a few words, actually, when it comes to “Playoff Rondo.” “I hate it,” Rondo said. The veteran point guard helped inspire the Pelicans’ stunning four-game sweep of the..." April 27

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