ALEXIS AJINCA NEWS

Agent: Pelicans, center Alexis Ajinca agree on 4-year deal

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Pelicans and 7-foot center Alexis Ajinca have agreed on a four-year, $20.2 million extension. The 27-year-old Ajinca's new contract was confirmed by his agent, Mark Bartelstein, in an email to The Associated Press. Ajinca, who is French, was used last season primarily as a reserve. But when he received more minutes, he usually produced. He reached...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Pelicans, center Alexis Ajinca agree on 4-year deal

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans and 7-foot center Alexis Ajinca have agreed on a four-year, $20.2 million extension. The 27-year-old Ajinca's new contract was confirmed by his agent, Mark Bartelstein, in an email to The Associated Press. Ajinca, who is French, was used last season primarily as a reserve. But when he received more minutes, he usually produced. He reached...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alexis Ajinca, Pelicans Agree Upon Four-Year, $20.2M Deal

Alexis Ajinca has agreed to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans on a four-year, $20.2 million deal. Ajinca gives the Pelicans depth at center.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Looking at a few inexpensive rim protectors for the Celtics

The Celtics will probably make a run at every big-name center this summer: DeAndre Jordan, Robin Lopez, Omer Asik, etc. But all those guys will be extremely expensive, and some of them are getting up there in age. Here are a few under-the-radar alternatives; players who may be able to get the job done on a more team-friendly contract. Four candidates are discussed in this CelticsBlog...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing Alexis Ajinca's 2014-15 season

Alexis Ajinca is a true seven-footer, which makes his up-and-down career all the more frustrating. But this year he shined in New Orleans, averaging career highs in points, rebounds and assists per 36 minutes.He also shot 55 percent from the floor, another career best. Here's more on Ajinca's promising campaign and what it means for his future with the Pelicans, per the SB Nation...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans beat Nets, keep pressure on for last playoff spot in West

  Alexis Ajinca and Quincy Pondexter each scored 17 points and the New Orleans Pelicans moved within percentage points of eighth place in the Western Conference by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-91 on Tuesday night. Omer Asik had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans in their third straight victory. Anthony Davis scored 15 points, a night after tying his career high with 43...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans beat Nets, move closer to 8th in West

NEW YORK (AP) Alexis Ajinca and Quincy Pondexter each scored 17 points and the New Orleans Pelicans moved within percentage points of eighth place in the Western Conference by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-91 on Tuesday night. Omer Asik had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans in their third straight victory. Anthony Davis scored 15 points, a night after tying his career high...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans learning to fight back

The New Orleans Pelicans are learning to close games in adverse conditions, even without three of their top scorers at times. The Pelicans have battled back from double digit deficits 7 times overall this season, five times just in 2015. Pelicans, Largest Comeback Wins When Trailing at Any Point in Game - 2014-15 Deficit Date/Winner/Loser Trail Final Score  18 02/23/2015 NO vs...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans-Nuggets Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans' playoff hopes looked like they might take a hit with Anthony Davis out. Instead, the team has stayed in the thick of the race by continuing to find ways to score. With Davis and two of the team's other top scorers out again Sunday night, the Pelicans will try for a season-high fifth straight win by taking advantage of the scuffling Denver Nuggets. Davis...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans Game Recap: Heat Lose Heartbreaker to Pelicans

(New Orleans, LA) – In the midst of a rat race for the final two playoff seeds in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat (25-32) took a step backwards as they couldn’t hold off the New Orleans Pelicans (31-27) in a 104-102 loss at the Smoothie King Center on Friday night. Dwyane Wade, who scored 11 points (four of 16 from the field) with his eight assists and four rebounds on...
Via Heat Nation
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ajinca scores winning basket to lift Pelicans over Heat

  Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Hassan Whiteside appeared to be going up for a tying dunk when he was blocked by fellow 7-footer Omer Asik, who secured the rebound, but his hasty outlet pass went off Eric Gordon...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat downed on road by Pelicans in final minute

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Hassan Whiteside appeared to be going up for a tying dunk when he was blocked by fellow 7-footer Omer Asik, who secured the rebound, but his hasty outlet pass went...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat, 104-102

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Hassan Whiteside appeared to be going up for a tying dunk when he was blocked by fellow 7-footer Omer Asik, who secured the rebound, but his hasty outlet pass went off...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat downed on road by Pelicans in final minute

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Hassan Whiteside appeared to be going up for a tying dunk when he was blocked by fellow 7-footer Omer Asik, who secured the rebound, but his hasty outlet pass went...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

With stars sidelined, Pelicans still rally past Raptors

  Pelicans coach Monty Williams now has a better idea of how badly his undermanned squad wants to stay in the Western Conference playoff race. Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and New Orleans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. ''A lot of character being displayed...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors

Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored a season-high 18 for New Orleans, including a 3-pointer that gave the Pelicans their first lead of the game with 1:55 to go. The clutch outings by the...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors

Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored a season-high 18 for New Orleans, including a 3-pointer that gave the Pelicans their first lead of the game with 1:55 to go. The clutch outings by the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors 100-97

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored 18 for New Orleans, including a clutch 3-pointer that gave the Pelicans their first lead of the game with 1:55 to go. The clutch outings...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Surprise bowling trip jump starts the New Orleans Pelicans

After a disastrous game in Philadelphia Friday where the 76ers led wire to wire, Pelicans players thought they were headed for an intense practice session Saturday in Toronto ahead of a Sunday faceoff with the Raptors. Players and staff boarded the bus, sweats on and shoes in hand, expecting to pull up at a gym. Instead, they disembarked in front of a bowling alley. Coach Monty Williams...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans leads Pelicans past Raptors

Tyreke Evans scored on a driving layup with less than 2 seconds to go and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto 95-93 on Sunday, their first victory in seven meetings with the Raptors. Evans scored 26 points, and Alexis Ajinca had 22 to help the Pelicans win without injured starters Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. Davis and Holiday sat out for the second straight game. Davis is sidelined...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans stage late rally to top Raptors by two

TORONTO -- Tyreke Evans scored on a driving layup with less than 2 seconds to go and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto 95-93 on Sunday, their first victory in seven meetings with the Raptors. Evans scored 26 points, and Alexis Ajinca had 22 to help the Pelicans win without injured starters Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. Davis and Holiday sat out for the second straight game...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans leads Pelicans past Raptors, 95-93

TORONTO (AP) Tyreke Evans scored on a driving layup with less than 2 seconds to go and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto 95-93 on Sunday, their first victory in seven meetings with the Raptors. Evans scored 26 points, and Alexis Ajinca had 22 to help the Pelicans win without injured starters Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. Davis and Holiday sat out for the second straight game...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Why can’t the Pelicans play defense?

Anthony Davis is a stud in the NBA. Its next rising star. Everyone sees this. Everyone sees his soaring blocks and monstrous numbers. His dynamic offensive game that is a mix of speed, size and power with finesse around the rim and an underrated, improving jumper. This is a dominant player in the making that everyone in the NBA will be worry about for the next decade. That goes for...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook denies Alexis Ajinca with flying block

There are few players in the NBA who are as crazy athletic as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and during last night’s Pelicans-Thunder game, he showed that he could swat even big centers. In the third quarter of play, the Pelicans got the ball to back-up big man Alexis Ajinca who appeared to have an easy shot. That was until Westbrook denied him with a flying block...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gordon scores 21, Pelicans beat Bucks 102-98

Eric Gordon scored 21 points, center Alexis Ajinca added 16, and the New Orleans Pelicans headed home for All-Star weekend with a 102-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. The Pelicans had seven players in double figures and stayed in the game despite foul trouble all night for big man Anthony Davis. Davis ended up playing the fourth quarter with four fouls, providing...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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