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Pelicans formalize contracts with Davis, 3 others

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis and three of his teammates have formally signed contracts to which they had verbally agreed to during the first week of the NBA's free agency period. The league year began with an eight-day moratorium on signing new contracts, but allowed clubs to negotiate non-binding, verbal agreements which could not become official...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans formalize contract with Anthony Davis

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis and three of his teammates have formally signed contracts to which they had verbally agreed to during the first week of the NBA's free agency period. The league year began with an eight-day moratorium on signing new contracts, but allowed clubs to negotiate non-binding, verbal agreements which could not become official...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans formalize contract with Anthony Davis

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis and three of his teammates have formally signed contracts to which they had verbally agreed to during the first week of the NBA's free agency period. The league year began with an eight-day moratorium on signing new contracts, but allowed clubs to negotiate non-binding, verbal agreements which could not become official...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca Contract Grades

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America)   By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The New Orleans Pelicans made moves to retain their best low post pieces outside of Anthony Davis, keeping centers Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca in the rotations long term. While neither of them is a star caliber player by any means, nor do they rack up unfathomable numbers on a...
Via HoopStuff
29 days 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 Fox Sports Southwest
July 01, 2015  |  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
July 01, 2015  |  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.
Via RealGM
July 01, 2015  |  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
June 03, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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
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