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Toney Douglas Waived By Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Toney Douglas. Douglas, 6-2, 185, appeared in 12 games for New Orleans during the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.3 points and 2.0 assists in 14.8 minutes per game. Originally signed by the Pelicans on February 4, Douglas was waived on February 19 before subsequently re-signing with the team for the remainder of the season on March 24. Drafted 29th...
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Anthony Davis says Pelicans 'would definitely love' to re-sign Norris Cole

The New Orleans Pelicans are almost whole after a busy offseason. The only piece still missing is restricted free agent Norris Cole. And although Anthony Davis says he hasn't done any recruiting of Cole, he also made it clear that the Pelicans would like for Cole to come back next season. During the same conference call where he praised Alvin Gentry, Davis told reporters as much...
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Pelicans' Dante Cunningham talks team bonding, group chats

It's generally considered rude to let your cell phone constantly interrupt meal with another person. But New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham probably couldn't help himself during an interview with Jim Eichenhofer of the team's official site.Eichenhofer reports the reason for the steady barrage of messages on Cunningham's phone during the interview was a group chat to which...
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Report: Pelicans' Quincy Pondexter put off MRI for playoff push

NBA players have access to the world's best doctors, state of the art medical facilities, and the best treatments that money can buy. And sometimes, such as with New Orleans Pelicans wing Quincy Pondexter, they purposely avoid all of that in order to stay on the court.Pondexter was in attendance for the unveiling of the Wetlands Express at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, and he said...
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Hornets Sign Elliot Williams

The Charlotte Hornets signed free agent guard Elliot Williams, the team announced Tuesday. Williams was the 22nd overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. The 6-5 Williams has played in 104 games for the Trail Blazers, 76ers, Jazz and Pelicans with career averages of 5.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13.7 minutes.
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Pelicans officially sign Anthony Davis' new mentor, Kendrick Perkins

He's bringing championship experience and the best scowl in the NBA, and he's coming to help Anthony Davis become the world-destroying leviathan he's well on his way to being. The New Orleans Pelicans officially announced on Tuesday that they had signed free agent center Kendrick Perkins.The deal was originally reported by ESPN.com's Marc Stein, who reports that the deal is for one...
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Report: Pelicans' Omer Asik to miss Eurobasket due to back spasms

It's not time to panic, New Orleans Pelicans fans. You should still be enjoying the honeymoon from the hiring of Alvin Gentry as head coach, especially in the wake of Anthony Davis' comments in support of his new boss.But this is something to keep an eye on. Pelicans big man Omer Asik had been slated to join the Turkish national team at Eurobasket 2015 on August 9 against Germany...
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Anthony Davis: 'I like the direction' of Pelicans with new coach

The Pelicans' biggest offseason move is no doubt inking young super star Anthony Davis to a five-year, $145 million contract extension.  The two-time All Star says several factors convinced him that New Orleans is the right place for him to continue his NBA journey, including the retention of the team's core players, new coach Alvin Gentry's more up-tempo offense and a general attachment...
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Jeff Van Gundy calls Alvin Gentry 'a really good choice' for Pelicans job

The New Orleans Pelicans had some of the very best coaching minds in the basketball profession to choose from when they picked a head coach this offseason. In the end, Alvin Gentry was the choice. But former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy was in the running, and he would have been a solid choice as well. Van Gundy joined his brother Stan on ESPN radio with...
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New Orleans Pelicans Offseason: Love It/Like It/Hate It

(Dec. 17, 2014 – Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… It has been a dramatic year for the New Orleans Pelicans. An incredible season from Anthony Davis helped his team to make the playoffs, only for them to be eliminated in the first round by the Warriors. They then fired their coach Monty Williams and hired Alvin Gentry...
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Anthony Davis on Alvin Gentry: 'I definitely love his playing style'

The combination of Anthony Davis and Alvin Gentry should suit the New Orleans Pelicans just fine in their pursuit of a title. Gentry has already talked about how excited he is to be in New Orleans. He was mentioning it just as soon as his Golden State Warriors won their championship. And that shoutout meant a lot to Davis, who joined reporters on a conference call Monday to talk...
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Lauren Holiday and Shannon Boxx to retire from USWNT after victory tour

PORTLAND Ore. - U.S. soccer formally announced that midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday will retire from the U.S. national team following a victory tour to celebrate the Women's World Cup title. Both players had previously voiced their intention to step down from the team. U.S. Soccer said Monday that Boxx, 38, will also retire immediately from the NWSL's Chicago Red Stars...
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Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday to retire after victory tour

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) U.S. soccer formally announced that midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday will retire from the U.S. national team following a victory tour to celebrate the Women's World Cup title. Both players had previously voiced their intention to step down from the team. U.S. Soccer said Monday that Boxx, 38, will also retire immediately from the NWSL's Chicago Red...
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Davis endorses Gentry plan for roster stability, new style

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis sounds rather pleased that the New Orleans Pelicans have done very little tweaking to their roster since their first-round exit from last season's playoffs. It was that promise of roster stability, combined with the introduction of a new, fun-loving coach with an up-tempo scheme, which made him eager to commit long-term to New Orleans. ''I just felt...
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San Antonio Spurs: Jimmer Fredette and Marjanovic Signing Grades

(April 13, 2014 – Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Fredette Contract: Training camp deal With 14 spots now filled on their roster, the San Antonio Spurs dived once more into the free market to fill the gap. Their selection surprised many as they picked up guard Jimmer Fredette who last played for the New Orleans...
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Anthony Davis turned down 'Dancing With The Stars': 'I can't dance'

There are those who might doubt whether New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is already a superstar or not. He's unquestionably one of the best players in the league, and he's only going to get better. But the Pelicans haven't really done anything yet, and New Orleans isn't exactly a market that draws a lot of national attention.To the doubters, we offer you this evidence:...
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Report: Jimmy Fredette to accept training camp deal with the Spurs

The rise and fall of point guard Jimmy Fredette has been pretty disappointing. Coming out of BYU, many thought that Fredette was going to be a very good player and he had quite the fanbase. He never really panned out with the Sacramento Kings and saw his three-point percentage drop last season with the New Orleans Pelicans. After the Pelicans made it clear that they didn’t want...
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New Orleans Pelicans: 4 Free Agent Grades

(Feb. 25, 2015 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The New Orleans Pelicans have had a relatively quiet offseason outside of Anthony Davis’ massive five-year extension, but New Orleans has dealt out a few minor contracts to some necessary role players to aid in rounding out their rotation. The Pelicans are beginning...
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Spurs sign guard Jimmer Fredette

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs have signed guard Jimmer Fredette. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed Wednesday. The former BYU player spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 3.6 points, 1.4 assists and 10.2 minutes. He has career averages of 6.1 points and 1.4 assists in 229 games in four seasons with Sacramento, Chicago and New Orleans. As a senior...
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Jimmer Fredette, Spurs Agree Upon Camp Deal

Jimmer Fredette and the San Antonio Spurs have agreed upon a camp deal. The Spurs want to give Fredette, a talented perimeter shooter, an opportunity in their system. Fredette spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans. Frette was the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft out of BYU.
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Kendrick Perkins will reportedly mentor Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans signed veteran big man Kendrick Perkins to a one-year deal for the league minimum on Tuesday. While relegated in recent years to warming the bench and providing mean glares from the sideline, the Pelicans are said to have a much more imperative role for Perkins next season: to serve as a...Read More
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Report: Pelicans were close to deal with Seth Curry before Kings 'swooped in'

The New Orleans Pelicans were reportedly very interested in bringing summer league standout guard Seth Curry onto their NBA roster for next season, as signs indicated over the weekend. But the Sacramento Kings trumped the Pelicans with a better offer and the chance at more playing time, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein:New Orleans was likely offering Curry a two-year deal with...
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Top 10 reasons why the Pelicans signed Kendrick Perkins

What A Charmer10) He brings championship experience, and Adam Morrison didn't take their calls9) Want to provide Anthony Davis a flagrant foul mentor8) It's the best way to improve the confidence of Omer Asik on a day-in, day-out level of practice7) 30-year-olds who join four teams in four years are the way to build deep playoff clubs6) Will combine with Jimmer Fredette to give fans...
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Top 10 reasons why the Pelicans signed Kendrick Perkins

What A Charmer10) He brings championship experience, and Adam Morrison didn't take their calls9) Want to provide Anthony Davis a flagrant foul mentor8) It's the best way to improve the confidence of Omer Asik on a day-in, day-out level of practice7) 30-year-olds who join four teams in four years are the way to build deep playoff clubs6) Will combine with Jimmer Fredette to give fans...
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Top 10 reasons why the Pelicans signed Kendrick Perkins

What A Charmer10) He brings championship experience, and Adam Morrison didn't take their calls9) Want to provide Anthony Davis a flagrant foul mentor8) It's the best way to improve the confidence of Omer Asik on a day-in, day-out level of practice7) 30-year-olds who join four teams in four years are the way to build deep playoff clubs6) Will combine with Jimmer Fredette to give fans...
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