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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
17 hours 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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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5 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New Orleans Pelicans extend two-year offer to Patric Young

With the New Orleans Pelicans only having one draft selection in this year’s NBA Draft, Russ Smith. The Pelicans summer league roster is filled with veterans and undrafted rookies. One of those rookies has made an impact already and that is former Florida Gator big man Patric Young. So far in the Las Vegas Summer League, Young is averaging 10.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game...
Via Total Sports Live
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Sign John Salmons

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed John Salmons moments after acquiring Omer Asik and Omri Casspi from the Rockets. John Salmons and the Pelicans agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract, according to NOLA.com. Salmons averaged 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game last season. He was recently... The post Pelicans Sign John Salmons appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans, Rockets, Wizards Complete Three-Team Trade

The New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards have completed a three-team trade, according to David Aldridge via Twitter. The Pelicans will receive Omer Asik, Omri Casspi and $1.5 million from the Houston Rockets. The Rockets will receive Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee and a 2015 protected first-round pick from the... The post Pelicans, Rockets, Wizards Complete Three...
Via Hoops-Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets agree to deal with Roberts

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  -- Free-agent point guard Brian Roberts has agreed to a $5.5 million, two-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been made public. The person said the deal will be signed this week. The 6-foot-1, 173-pound Roberts...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets sign Brian Roberts

Looks like the Charlotte Hornets may have found their backup point guard. Brian Roberts has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million contract with Hornets. He will likely back-up Kemba Walker. Last season, Roberts averaged 9.4 PPG and 3.3 APG in 23.2 minutes per game with the New Orleans Pelicans. He is also shot 36% from three point range last season and 94% from the foul line...
Via KC Sports Ninja
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Roberts Agrees To Two-Year, $5.5M Deal With Hornets

Brian Roberts has agreed to sign with the Charlotte Hornets on a two-year, $5.5 million deal. Roberts is a 28-year-old point guard out of Dayton who most recently played for the New Orleans Pelicans. Roberts initially emerged in Germany playing for Brose Baskets.
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Free Agency: Anthony Morrow the Most Underrated Move So Far

This NBA off-season is one that could change the complexion of the league for years to come. You had LeBron James going back to Cleveland to play with Kyrie Irving and Andrew Wiggins, and Carmelo Anthony returning to the Knicks, but the Oklahoma City Thunder’s signing of Anthony Morrow to a 3-year $10 million dollar contract might very well go down as the most underrated move of...
Via Standing O Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Morrow to the Thunder

Anthony Morrow has agreed to a 3-year, $10 million deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Last season, Morrow averaged 8.4 PPG, 0.8 APG, and 1.8 RPG in 18.8 minutes per game with the New Orleans Pelicans. Morrow is an exceptional shooter as he shot 45.1% from three-point range last season, good for 4th in the league. He’s not much of a playmaker but with defenses paying so much attention...
Via KC Sports Ninja
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alonzo Gee Traded By Cavs To Pelicans

The Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans have agreed upon a trade involving Alonzo Gee. The Cavaliers previously had a trade agreed upon with the Charlotte Bobcats involving Gee. Gee's $3 million non-guaranteed contract will be waived to allow the Pelicans to compete their Omer Asik trade with the Houston Rockets. Brendan Haywood will still eventually come to the Cavaliers...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Check out the new look Team USA jerseys

This summer, Team USA will hit the court in Spain for the 2014 FIBA World Cup where the team will once again be the heavy favorites to capture gold. And as Team USA will look to remain the world’s top basketball power, the players will be sporting new look jerseys in Spain. Pelicans’ Anthony Davis will be manning the middle for Team USA and recently showed off the new jerseys...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis Coming Home: Return to Chicago (Part 1)

In episode one of a three part series from Red Bull featuring Pelicans big man Anthony Davis. The energy drink maker chronicles AD’s return to Chicago and explores his early life growing up in Second City as he prepares to host the Red Bull Reign 3×3 basketball tournament at Seward Park later this month. H/N SLAM The post Anthony Davis Coming Home: Return to Chicago (Part 1...
Via Hooped Up
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Russ Smith, Now Anthony Davis’ Teammate In New Orleans, Jokes About How Many Shots Of His Kentucky Big Man Blocked

Anthony Davis and Russ Smith played collegiately at schools that hate each other–Kentucky and Louisville, respectively–but the former NCAA stars are now teammates in the NBA.  Smith, the former Louisville guard picked in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Pelicans, joins Davis, the former Kentucky big man selected No. 1 overall in 2012, in New Orleans.  Today, Smith...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have made Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers available in trade discussions, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Gordon, 25, averaged 15.4 points, 3.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game last season. He previously signed an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns, but the Pelicans matched it.... The post Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers appeared...
Via Hoops-Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon might just be the most hated athlete in Nola

This week will make exactly two years since Pelicans guard Eric Gordon agreed to terms with the Phoenix Suns. Terms were agreed upon on July 4, 2012; the offer sheet was signed on July 11; and the Hornets matched the offer on July 14. Needless to say, it’s been downhill since then. Since joining the organization, Gordon has had three surgeries, one of which sidelined him for a...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Looking To Make a Splash By Trading Tryeke Evans And Eric Gordan

The New Orleans Pelicans are being reported to trying to trade Tryeke Evans and  Eric Gordan to create cap space. The news comes as kinda surpise since during the 2013 NBA draft they traded for Jrue Holiday. Tyreke Evans had a solid season last year averaging over 14 points per game and 5 assists as well. Eric Gordon also had a very solid year averaging over 15 points per game...
Via TopSportsReport
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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