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  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • NBA Rumors: 76ers Could Swap Ben Simmons For Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "The Pelicans and 76ers are in two very different states right now. As the Pelicans scramble to fight for the future of their franchise, Philadelphia is doing everything they can to improve their present. Anthony Davis is all that lies between the playoffs and the lottery for the..." January 16

  • Pelicans interested in trade for Orlando’s Terrence Ross

    Yahoo! Sports "No team is more aggressive on the trade market right now than the New Orleans Pelicans. They want to win now and prove to Anthony Davis he can succeed there, but at 20-22 the Pelicans are 2.5 games out of the playoffs in the tightly bunched Western Conference. The Pelicans are trying to add..." January 13

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • NBA Rumors: New Orleans has shown interest in Magic’s Terrence Ross

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans Pelicans need bench help and they apparently feel that Orlando Magic wing Terrence Ross may be the perfect man for the job, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. This would definitely be something that could make sense for both..." January 11

  • Jeremy Lin reportedly drawing trade interest from Blazers, Pelicans, Sixers

    Peachtree Hoops "The NBA trade deadline is less than one month away and the Atlanta Hawks are expected to be active. That, of course, doesn’t mean that Travis Schlenk and company will pull the trigger on a deal of any kind but, over the next few weeks, it is safe to assume that the Hawks..." January 11

  • NBA Rumors: Pelicans, Thunder interested in Cavs’ Kevin Love

    Cavs Nation "The New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder have shown a level of interest in acquiring Cleveland Cavaliers injured forward Kevin Love, according to ESPN analyst Mike Fratello (via Sam Amico of Amico Hoops). Both teams are in different situations,..." January 11

  • Pelicans' Mirotic could return from ankle injury vs. Cavs

    The Score "New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic will test his right ankle prior to Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and could return from a 12-game absence, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Pelicans upgraded Mirotic's status to questionable earlier..." January 09

  • Pelicans owner says she ‘really likes’ Anthony Davis, but if he wants to leave, team ‘can’t hold him back’

    Silver Screen And Roll "Anthony Davis is in the midst of yet another frustrating and disappointing season with the New Orleans Pelicans. Heading into this year, New Orleans had plenty of momentum to work with, having just swept the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of last year’s..." January 09

  • Jayson Tatum Admits He Would Trade Himself for Anthony Davis

    Bleacher Report "Jayson Tatum isn't looking to leave the Boston Celtics, but he would understand if the team decided to trade him in a hypothetical package for Anthony Davis.  Appearing on the Celtics Beat podcast (h/t NBC Sports Boston's Darren..." January 08

  • Pelicans Waive Andrew Harrison

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have waived Andrew Harrison, the team announces via its website. The guard landed in New Orleans in early December via a two-way deal. The franchise now has 16 players under contract. Trevon Bluiett is the only player under a two-way deal. " January 08

  • Report: Pelicans’ medical staff panned for being too football-centric

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis said the hardest part of being in the NBA is not knowing how good his Pelicans would have been if not for injuries. But maybe New Orleans injury issues during Davis’ tenure are more than just bad luck. Tom Haberstroh of NBC..." January 08

  • Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic getting ‘very close’ to a return

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Monday was a good day for New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic. First, it was Christmas Day. While many celebrated Christmas on Dec. 25, the holiday falls on Jan. 7. So, when Mirotic awoke on Monday, it was Christmas morning. Once he made it to the Pelicans facility..." January 08

  • NBA Rumors: Pelicans May Be In the Running For Bradley Beal

    Fadeaway World "After starting off the season strong, the Pelicans have quickly spiraled back into irrelevance, placing 14th in the West with an 18-22 record after 40 games. It couldn’t be a worse time to stink. With Anthony Davis’ 2020 free-agency looming, some were already of the..." January 07

  • Pelicans owner: We will do everything to try and keep Davis

    Yahoo! Sports "The goal in New Orleans has not changed: Make Anthony Davis happy and keep him on the Pelicans. The odds of reaching that goal seem to grow longer every day — and with each Pelican loss — but the franchise has not wavered. They will not talk Davis trade no matter who..." January 05

  • NBA Rumors: Anthony Davis Will Force A Trade From the Pelicans

    Fadeaway World "Following the Pelicans’ devastating loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday night, a defeated Anthony Davis couldn’t hide his frustration to the media. “We’re a better team than our record shows. Everyone is frustrated. Players, coaches, front office. We’ve just..." January 04

  • Frustrated Anthony Davis: 'We're a better team than our record shows'

    The Advocate "Anthony Davis criticized the Pelicans’ “lazy” defense after a frustrating 126-121 loss to the Nets Wednesday at Barclays Center, one in which his 34 points and franchise-record 26 rebounds went for naught. Davis said the Pelicans are better than their 17-22 record..." January 03

  • NBA Rumors: Pelicans should consider flipping Julius Randle for Otto Porter Jr. with Washington Wizards

    The Bird Writes "Upon hearing the unfortunate news that John Wall was going to need season-ending surgery a few days ago, many immediately wrote off the Washington Wizards and went over to the NBA Trade Machine to devise ways of adding Bradley Beal to their team of choice. From at..." December 31

  • Pelicans G likely to return Monday, report says

    Sporting News "Elfrid Payton may be ready to play again, and Anthony Davis couldn't be more excited. According to, Davis predicted the Pelicans getting their starting point guard in a locker room exchange, but now New Orleans has made the information public. " December 30

  • Warriors have interest in adding Anthony Davis

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors have seemingly been linked to every star player in the NBA over the past several years, and they have managed to acquire some of them. With an Anthony Davis trade looking more and more likely be the day, is there a chance the defending champions could once again get..." December 27

  • Davis expected to sign series of short contracts, not super-max deal

    The Score "New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is eligible for a super-max extension this summer, but the chances of him accepting a five-year, $240-million contract seem to be losing traction. Suitors interested in acquiring the prodigious power forward expect Davis to eschew a long-term..." December 27

  • Anthony Davis trade talk is the biggest story in the NBA

    ESPN "As the future of Anthony Davis surpassed the Warriors' spat and Whatever The Hell Is Happening With Markelle Fultz as the biggest story in the league, two streams of pushback trickled from concerned NBA citizens: • The media is chasing clicks. • LeBron is..." December 27

  • Kevin Garnett: Anthony Davis to the Lakers 'has to happen'

    Yardbarker "There’s no imminent news that would ruin Christmas dinner for Pelicans fans per se, but Kevin Garnett believes that Anthony Davis to the Lakers “has to happen.” Martin Rogers of USA Today spoke with the former All-Star about the rumors..." December 26

  • LeBron James likes Instagram post suggesting Anthony Davis trade

    247 Sports "Ladies and gentlemen, we have officially reached the social media stalking period of the LeBron James-Anthony Davis courtship. Any time one superstar likes a post involving another, it becomes a story in itself. Remember when Jimmy Butler was liking posts about teaming up..." December 25

  • Rajon Rondo Wanted To Stay In New Orleans

    Hoops Rumors "Rajon Rondo has changed teams in each of the past four offseasons, but he tells Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated he would have remained with the Pelicans if the team had made an offer. Rondo played a key role in helping New Orleans win 48 games last year and reach the second..." December 25

  • Kevin Garnett Told Anthony Davis Flat Out That He Should Join LeBron And The Lakers

    Dime Magazine "For Anthony Davis, free agency is still more than a year and half away. But that hasn’t stopped the rampant speculation about where he might end up. The smart money is on him joining LeBron and the Lakers. LeBron, for his part, has made no secret about the fact that..." December 24

  • Lavar Ball Doesn't Want Anthony Davis on Lakers, We Don't Need Him

    TMZ "LaVar Ball says he doesn't want to see Anthony Davis ballin' with Lonzo on the Lakers ... 'cause the BBB honcho tells TMZ Sports, the team's "got enough people." "They got enough," Ball says. Of course..." December 24

  • Anthony Davis' Trade Kicker Gives LA Lakers Leverage

    Bleacher Report "Anthony Davis passing through Staples Center on Friday with the New Orleans Pelicans in a 112-104 loss did nothing to quell speculation that he'll eventually join LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite the Pelicans publicly denouncing the notion that they'd consider..." December 23

  • Anthony Davis situation not going away now or in future

    USA Today "There are 30 teams in the NBA, and each and every one would like New Orleans’ Anthony Davis to play for them now and in the future. That’s the nature of being a top-five player in the league. It doesn’t make Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry wrong for voicing his..." December 22

  • Celtics have chip Lakers can't match in deal for Anthony Davis

    Sporting News "The Celtics have wanted to acquire Anthony Davis in a trade for a while, and according to multiple reports, they have been in contact with the Pelicans asking about a deal for more than a year. So if Davis becomes available Boston will likely ask for him once again, and according to..." December 22

  • LeBron James, Anthony Davis meet for postgame dinner; Lakers appear to be in driver’s seat to pair stars

    Yahoo! Sports "Some league executives reportedly believe LeBron James is tampering for answering a question from reporters, stating it “would be amazing” to play with New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis. On Friday night after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Pelicans 112-104,..." December 22

  • LeBron James defends comments on Anthony Davis

    USA Today " LeBron James issued a feisty defense of his now-notorious comments regarding Anthony Davis on Friday night, insisting his remarks about the New Orleans Pelicans star were neither against the rules nor part of a plot to bring the All-Star to Los Angeles. When quizzed by USA TODAY..." December 22

  • Supermax Contract Won't Factor into Anthony Davis's Free-Agency Decision

    Bleacher Report "The major advantage the New Orleans Pelicans have always held over other NBA teams lusting after Anthony Davis is the ability to offer him a supermax contract extension this upcoming summer. But according to Sam Amick of The Athletic, Davis "does not see the extra $87.3 million..." December 21

  • Alvin Gentry on Anthony Davis: ‘We’re not trading him’

    Sportsnaut "While Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James might want New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis in Los Angeles, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry made it clear that isn’t happening any time soon. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Henry made it definitively clear that Davis..." December 21

  • Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers is a movie waiting to happen

    USA Today "Anthony Davis seems to be a pretty honest, earnest guy, and when he makes a statement you’re generally inclined to believe him. Except this time. As rumors regarding a possible switch for the New Orleans Pelicans big man to Los Angeles picked up fresh steam,..." December 20

  • Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says ‘We’re not trading Anthony Davis’ amid slew of rumors

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has been the focus of a rumor storm surrounding him, as his team has struggled to battle for playoff contention in a ruthless West. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are rumored to make a run at Davis at some point,..." December 20

  • Anthony Davis appreciated kind words from LeBron but is focused on Pelicans, won’t commit either way on extension

    Silver Screen And Roll "A night after LeBron James said it would be “amazing” if he and Anthony Davis were able to find a way to team up on the Los Angeles Lakers, Davis was asked about that possibility, and James’ kind words. He played it mostly..." December 20

  • LeBron, Giannis Are Openly Recruiting AD: Should NBA Intervene?

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James' comments on Anthony Davis weren't appropriate. By a strict interpretation of the rules, James tampered when he welcomed the notion of playing with the New Orleans Pelicans' All-Star big man. "That would be amazing, like, duh," James told Dave..." December 20

  • Report: Pelicans targeting JR Smith, others in a trade

    Sportsnaut "As the New Orleans Pelicans continue to struggle with relevance in the Western Conference, we’re hearing more rumors about Anthony Davis’ potential exit from the Bayou. In no way does this mean general manager Dell Demps an Co. are not doing everything possible to..." December 20

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Jokingly Recruits Anthony Davis to Join Bucks

    Bleacher Report "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke with New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis after the Bucks' 123-115 win over the Pels on Wednesday and jokingly tried to recruit him to his team, per Steve Aschburner of Entering Wednesday, Davis..." December 20

  • Report: Anthony Davis Expected To Ask Out of New Orleans This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "Stephen A. Smith is confident in saying that big man Anthony Davis will indeed ask out of The Big Easy after this season ends. The New Orleans Pelicans superstar still one more year left on his contract with a player option worth $28.8 million for the 2020-21 season. Adding to the..." December 19

  • Pelicans Not Interested in Trading Anthony Davis Amid Lakers Rumors

    ESPN "LEBRON JAMES SAID what many Los Angeles Lakers fans have been thinking for months now. When talking to ESPN's Dave McMenamin on Tuesday, James said that the Lakers trading for Anthony Davis "would be amazing ... that would be..." December 19

  • LeBron James Unsurprisingly Thinks Trading For Anthony Davis Would Be ‘Amazing’

    Uproxx "LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers caught an L on Tuesday night, as the purple and gold strolled into Brooklyn and lost a thriller to the Nets. While James had his normal LeBron in New York box score — 36 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists — Brooklyn defended its home court en..." December 19

  • The Celtics and Lakers Are in an Arms Race for Davis

    The Big Lead "New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is lighting it up this season averaging 28 PPG, 12.4 RPG, 4.7 APG, 2.8 BPG, and 50.3% from the field. He is currently listed second in MVP odds. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski recently joined Zach Lowe, where they discussed..." December 18

  • Celtics Have Been 'Hawking' Pelicans Star for Years

    Bleacher Report "If the New Orleans Pelicans shop Anthony Davis, don't be surprised if the Boston Celtics make a run at him. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston has long had interest in the five-time All-Star. "Boston has been hawking Anthony Davis..." December 18

  • Zach Lowe Says Anthony Davis Will Turn Down $235 Million Contract

    Fadeaway World "Sadly for some NBA stars the franchise they play for don’t seem to learn from the mistakes of the past. When Kevin Garnett was with the Minnesota Timberwolves they failed over and over again to get him good enough pieces for them to seriously contend for a title. They wasted his prime so..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Lakers keeping young players to pursue Anthony Davis

    Yardbarker "The Lakers refused to break up their young core to acquire Trevor Ariza from the Suns because they’re saving their assets for a run at Anthony Davis, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said today on ESPN (Hat tip to Real GM). Davis will be eligible for a Designated Veteran Extension..." December 16

  • Lakers Saving Picks, Top Young Players For Anthony Davis Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers figure to remain active leading to the trade deadline, but it will be the types of deals that don't mortgage their future. "Here's the line they have to walk: they're not going to give away picks and their top young players in some deal that..." December 15

  • Anthony Davis doing it all for Pelicans

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis repeatedly entered and exited the visitors’ locker room after the Pelicans win over the Pistons on Sunday. At a time most players go from their locker to the shower and back then leave, Davis was busy. He visited with people in the hall. He breezed back by his locker then..." December 15