With key players out with injury, the Pelicans sought the European leagues for help.
It’s hard enough for a player to enter the NBA just once. It’s next to impossible to enter the league a second time — to earn back an NBA roster spot after a player has migrated/been exiled to one of the world’s less competitive, international leagues.
Examples of these types of “second...
In eight of the last nine games, New Orleans Pelicans second-year forward Darius Miller has not got off the bench.
And it doesn’t appear likely he’s going to draw minutes any time soon because of the emergence of forward Luke Babbitt.
‘’Darius is in a bit of a tough spot; nobody can ever say they haven’t had an opportunity to play,’’ Pelicans coach Monty Williams...
Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea crossed Pelicans’ Luke Babbitt to the floor during the second quarter of Friday’s game in New Orleans.
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The Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans each were enjoying solid stretches until running into a pair of the NBA's best teams.
Both clubs will look to get back on track after disappointing losses as New Orleans hosts Atlanta on Wednesday night.
Atlanta (25-22) entered its contest with league-leading Indiana on Tuesday having won three of four, but no starter scored in double...
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February 05, 2014
Luke Babbitt has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Babbit spent part of this season with Nizhny Novgorod of Russia, averaging 13.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 18 games.
Babbitt has appeared in 126 games for the Portland Trail Blazers and holds career averages of 3.8 points and 2.1 rebounds.
The Pelicans' roster now stands at 15.
February 04, 2014
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed forward Luke Babbitt. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released.
Babbit, who was originally drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round (16th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft and traded to the Portland Trail Blazers on draft day, joins the Pelicans after playing part of the 2013-14 season...
Former Portland Trail Blazers forward Luke Babbitt and the New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement on a two-year deal, a league source informed CSNNW.com.
Babbitt, 24, was playing for BC Nizhny Novgorod of the Russian Professional Basketball League before he left the team recently with the intention of signing with New Orleans.
However, BC Nizhny Novgorod wasn’t facilitating...
Former Portland Trail Blazers forward Luke Babbitt and the New Orleans Pelicans were in the final stages of reaching an agreement on a deal for the remainder of the season, one league source informed CSNNW.com.
Babbitt, 24, was playing for BC Nizhny Novgorod of the Russian Professional Basketball League. Two other NBA teams continue to be in the mix for his services, but at the...
2013/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview2011/2012 Regular Season W/L Record: 28-382012/2013 Regular Season W/L Record: 33-49Additions: C.J. McCollum, Robin Lopez, Dorell Wright, Mo Williams, Thomas Robinson, Allen Crabbe, Earl WatsonSubtractions: J.J. Hickson, Eric Maynor, Jared Jeffries, Luke Babbitt, Nolan SmithIf things go well...The Trail Blazers are certainly a team headed...
Portland Trail Blazers free agent forward Luke Babbitt has agreed to a one-year deal with the Europe club BC Nizhny Novgorod of Russia a league source informed CSNNW.com.
The source who spoke on the condition of anonymity added that the deal does not contain an NBA-out clause.
Babbitt's agent Bill Duffy confirmed the deal saying “My take is Luke needs to play 30 minutes a...
After slowly watching their record dip well below the .500 mark, the Portland Trail Blazers finally started getting back to some winning basketball.
Even though the previous week saw a split (a loss to Denver, then a win against Minnesota), one aspect of Portland’s game is incredibly different; that change lies with the play of the Blazer bench.
Putting up league worst...
The Portland Trail Blazers have been full of surprises this year, but there is one thing that Blazer fans are not surprised about; the Blazer bench, or lack thereof. Fans knew coming into this season that the team had no depth, and the lack of depth is really beginning to show for the Blazers.
Consistency is hard to come by in the NBA, but it is what makes a good team. The Blazers’...
What will 2013 hold?
The New Year is upon us, and it’s time for the obligatory resolutions that will help us all turn over a new leaf. Everybody can make changes in their lives to help better themselves, and the Portland Trail Blazers are no exception.
When the Blazers entered the 2012-13 season, nobody quite knew what to expect. While there are a still a number of questions surrounding...
Which is your favorite?
The Portland Trail Blazers have the potential to be one of the most exciting, young basketball teams in the entire NBA. Their roster is full of energetic players, and the athleticism displayed on the floor is the reason they have highlights almost every night whether they win or lose.
The Blazers have made plays all year long, but here is a look at the top...
After a two week hiatus of Rick’s Picks, we’re back to recognizing notable Portland Trail Blazers performances (question is, were there actually any to write of?).
Jokes aside, the Blazers have played less than stellar basketball over the last few weeks, and their record over that time (3-7 over the last 3 weeks) is telling of their struggles.
Poor bench play, a...
Easy part of the schedule?
The Portland Trail Blazers opened the 2012-13 season against playoff hopefuls and perennial contenders in their first six games. This was supposed to the easy part of their schedule, yet they’re just 4-6 since that “easy” part of their schedule began Nov. 12.
Matchup: Portland (8-12) vs. Toronto Raptors (4-16)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:00 PM...
Every student dreads the word test. Some people thrive under pressure, some people shrink. But in school when all is said and done, if you fail the test, you fail the class.
Test time is here for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Expectations were extremely tempered when it came to the 7 game road trip this team came home from. After winning two overtime games against subpar...
The Portland Trail Blazers' bench has helped the team pick up its scoring - and get back into the win column - after a rough start to their longest trip of the season.
Ending that stretch with another strong effort could be asking a lot with the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers up next.
Portland looks to close out its seven-game trip with a third consecutive victory Wednesday...
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December 05, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It would have been totally understandable had the Portland Trail Blazers folded down the stretch Monday night. Instead, the Blazers turned the sixth game on a grueling seven-game Eastern road trip into a night to remember. Portland rallied from an 18-point deficit in the final five-plus minutes of regulation, then pulled away for a 118-112 overtime victory...
LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Luke Babbitt hit a pair of clutch 3-pointers and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 118-112 in overtime Monday night.
The Blazers trailed 97-79 with 5:17 left in regulation, but stormed back to tie the score and sent it into overtime on Babbitt's 3 with 22 seconds...
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December 03, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Luke Babbitt hit a pair of clutch 3-pointers and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 118-112 in overtime Monday night.
The Blazers trailed 97-79 with 5:17 left in regulation, but stormed back to tie the score and sent it into overtime on Babbitt...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Portland Trail Blazers pulled off a remarkable comeback on Monday night, rallying from an 18-point deficit in the final six minutes of regulation and beating the Charlotte Bobcats 118-112 in overtime. The Trail Blazers trailed 92-74 with 5:17 left in the fourth quarter before erupting to outscore Charlotte 28-10 to close out regulation. They tied the...
It has been a very tough season so far for the Portland Trail Blazers. Prior to the game against the Sacramento Kings, their first 7 games have all come against playoff contending teams. Those 7 opponents had a combined record of 31-20. The Blazers were 2-5 at that point and only Charlotte, Cleveland, and Toronto had allowed more points per game.
One thing that I remember hearing...
Many, including myself have said the Portland Trail Blazers would not be very good this season. This may still prove to be true. But if nothing else, the Blazers may become a team of intrigue. Through three games, the Blazers have defeated the Lakers, Rockets, and played a solid game against the Oklahoma City, narrowly losing to the Thunder in their home opener to begin the...
PDX looks toward future
The Portland Trail Blazers are in the midst of a massive rebuild, and as a result, a few of the young prospects on the team now find themselves in a year of uncertainty.
The Oregonian’s Jason Quick announced nearly 24 hours before the team’s season opener that the team has opted to decline team options on Elliot Williams, Nolan Smith and Luke Babbitt for...