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Lakers Hire Byron Scott As Next Head Coach

Amid much speculation, the Lakers have finally made their choice at head coach, hiring favorite Byron Scott to a four-year, $17 million deal. What effect will the hiring of Byron Scott have on the franchise? Scott, whose ties to the organization are endless, was the clear front-runner from the moment former head man Mike D’Antonio received the axe. As a member of the notorious...
Via The League News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers hire Byron Scott as coach

In a less-than-surprising move, the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Byron Scott to be their new head coach. As the only remaining NBA team without a coach, the Lakers were facing scrutiny to get something done. With Scott now on board, they can move on to their offseason program and start to implement his philosophy on the court.  Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: 'I knew I needed to get stronger'

During Anthony Davis’ USA Basketball conference call Friday with New Orleans media members, one reporter remarked that he can detect a difference in the power forward’s physique even while watching him work out from 100-plus feet away in the Pelicans’ practice facility. The 238-pound Davis, who has been focused on adding muscle to his frame since the regular season ended in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Omri Casspi Signing Grade

Sacramento Kings: Omri Casspi Signing Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, minimum Since having the two best seasons of his career in his first two years in the league, Casspi has struggled to find any kind of footing. The Kings traded him to the Cavaliers and his production and playing time slipped each season, only playing in 43 games...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers offer Byron Scott head coaching job

In what cannot be considered too much of a surprise, the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. He has been the favorite to land in Southern California since Derek Fisher took the New York Knicks job.  The two sides are reportedly in contract discussions right now. Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Darius Miller Re-Signs With Pelicans

Darius Miller re-signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Originally drafted by New Orleans with the 46th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the University of Kentucky product averaged 4.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 16.1 minutes per game during the 2013-14 season. Miller has appeared in 97 career games (nine starts) for the Pelicans over the last two seasons, averaging 3...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Place A Bet on Themselves

The evidence suggests that the New Orleans Pelicans believe they are a playoff team. When Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey is looking to clear cap space, teams the whole league ’round would be quite wise to dial him up and see what he’s trying to ship away. Last summer the Portland TrailBlazers got valuable bench player Thomas Robinson in exchange for the extremely...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans waive small forward Omri Casspi

Desiring a new start with another team, the New Orleans Pelicans waived small forward Omri Cassipi on Wednesday after acquiring him from the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade earlier this month. Casspi was included in the deal in which the Pelicans acquired starting center Omer Asik from the Rockets. Casspi had a year remaining on his non-guaranteed contract valued at just more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks Rumors: Dallas signs Al-Farouq Aminu

Former-Pelicans forward, Al-Farouq Aminu, has signed a two-year deal worth $2.1 million with the Dallas Mavericks, according to his agent Raymond Brothers.Aminu's deal with Dallas is for two years, $2.1M, player option for second season, per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 24, 2014The Mavericks reached an agreement with Aminu to sign him for the veteran's...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Al-Farouq Aminu Heads to Dallas Mavericks

(Photo by Tony the Tiger via wikimediacommons.org) AlFarouq Aminu and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a two year contract, with an option in the second year, according to ESPN.com. The 23-year old former starter for the New Orleans Pelicans averaged 7.2 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game, and is expected to play behind Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons. At 6’9, and...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Al-Farouq Aminu, Dallas reach agreement

Free agent forward Al Farouq-Aminu has reached an agreement with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources informed CSNNW.com. The agreement is for two years, $2.1 million with the second year being a player option, we're told. The versatile forward is one of the league’s top rebounders at his position and will provide instant stability in the Mavericks’ frontcourt
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Al-Farouq Aminu Agrees To Two-Year, $2.1M Deal With Mavericks

Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks. Aminu will have a player option on the second season of his deal. Aminu averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the floor last season for the New Orleans Pelicans. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/23/5990120/mavericks...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Aminu, Mavs agree to deal

Photo Credit: nysportshub.com   According to sources, former Clipper and Pelican Al-Farouq Aminu has come to a contract agreement with the Dallas Mavericks. The deal is worth a reported $2.1 million, the second year is a player option. Aminu’s deal with Dallas is for two years, $2.1M, player option for second season, per source. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 24, 2014...
Via Pass The Pill
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Waive Casspi

  photo courtesy of wikimediacommons.org The New Orleans Pelicans waived forward Omri Casspi Wednesday because they couldn’t trade him and his current contract would’ve been guaranteed August 1st, sources say.   Casspi was recently traded to the Pelicans as part of the Omer Asik trade.   The Sacramento Kings, who drafted Casspi in 2009 and traded him away for JJ Hickson...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: Omer Asik will 'help my game a lot'

There are a few mitigating circumstances – the two haven’t always been matched up one-on-one against each other, for example – but the statistics Anthony Davis has produced while facing Omer Asik in the NBA seem like misprints. During a total of four matchups vs. Asik and Houston over Davis’ two-year career, the 2014 All-Star has averaged just 8.0 points and 5.3 rebounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans ready to move forward behind Davis

LAS VEGAS -- When it comes to ending a three-year playoff drought, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams isn't looking for a quick fix even when offering up an oft-debated but unlikely change to the postseason setup.   "It would be nice if we could take the top 16 teams in the league and put them in the playoffs, but that's not something we control," Williams...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Jimmer Fredette Signing Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: Jimmer Fredette Signing Grade By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… Jimmer Fredette has found a new home and his legion of dedicated fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief. The New Orleans Pelicans signed Fredette to a one year contract at the league minimum to replace sharpshooter Anthony Morrow who recently signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. There...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans News: New Orleans signs Jimmer Fredette, Darius Miller

The New Orleans Pelicans made a couple of moves in the past day to solidify their lineup for the 2014-2015 season. John Reid of Nola News reports that the Pelicans have signed sharp shooter Jimmer Fredette and re-signed Darius Miller. New Orleans was in the market for a shooting guard that could come off the bench and fire from long range, and they found their guy in Jimmer.By Mike...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans reach agreement to re-sign forward Darius Miller

Small forward Darius Miller has agreed to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source confirmed Thursday night. Although Miller was not extended a $1.15 million qualifying offer by the franchise last month that made him become an unrestricted free agent, the Pelicans still made a push to bring him back. Miller is expected to compete for minutes at small forward with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans agree to one-year deal with Jimmer Fredette

The New Orleans Pelicans lost deadly three-point shooter Anthony Morrow to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this offseason, and they didn’t take long to sign his replacement. According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Pelicans have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent guard Jimmer Fredette. Fredette has been one of the most disappointing players to come out of...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Sign Jason Smith

The New York Knicks have signed center Jason Smith to a one-year, $3.3 million contract. Smith averaged 9.7 points and 5.8 rebounds for the New Orleans Pelicans. The 28-year-old 7-footer is expected to have a large role with the Knicks, who traded Tyson Chandler earlier this off-season. Smith has played for the... The post Knicks Sign Jason Smith appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, 2 million Since the Pelicans allowed Al-Farouq Aminu and Darius Miller to become unrestricted free agents and don’t seem to have a desire to bring either of them back, they created a need for a backup small forward. Although Evans spent most of his time in a 6th man role...
Via HoopStuff
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Smith Signing With Knicks On One-Year, $3.3M Deal

Free agent center Jason Smith has signed a one-year contract with the New York Knicks worth the taxpayer midlevel exception of $3.3 million, league sources told RealGM. Smith averaged 9.7 points and 5.8 rebounds last season for the New Orleans Pelicans, and the 7-footer gives the Knicks an active, rugged big man to fortify a frontcourt that lost Tyson Chandler. Smith, a six-year...
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans say goodbye to Anthony Morrow

I wrote a post a few months ago on resilience within the Pelicans organization and how guard Anthony Morrow really stepped up for the team. So needless to say, the news of his signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder was nothing short of disappointing. On Saturday, the Thunder and the 28-year old Morrow agreed on a 3-year deal reportedly worth about $10 million. Morrow was previously...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down Asik's impact on the Pelicans

As Omer Asik's 7-foot, 255-pound frame towered above the New Orleans Pelicans' microphone podium, fans and journalists got their first glimpse of the formidability of the Pelicans' new front court. The Pelicans unveiled Asik and his new No. 3 jersey Tuesday afternoon, finally making official the 3-team deal to bring him to New Orleans and pair him with star power forward...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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