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PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via HoopStuff
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

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:...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins reportedly signs with New Orleans Pelicans

Veteran center Kendrick Perkins has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal to join the New Orleans Pelicans, bringing his storied Cleveland Cavaliers career to an end. His final numbers as a Cav: 17 games played with 2.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 fouls, and 1.2 turnovers per game. Perk joined the Cavs in February after being bought out by the Utah Jazz, for whom he never played; the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans re-sign forward Luke Babbitt

It's official -- roster consistency is the name of the game for the New Orleans Pelicans.One of the last remaining Pelicans free agents has officially re-signed with the team, as New Orleans announced on Monday night the re-signing of free agent forward Luke Babbitt.If you know Babbitt, you know that he's a 3-point shooter of the highest regard. Teams simply don't leave him alone...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Seth Curry close to a guaranteed contract

Seth Curry, the brother of MVP Stephen Curry, is close to signing a guaranteed contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, reports Gery Woelfel. Move over Steph, here comes Seth: Hearing Seth Curry is on the brink of securing a guaranteed contract from the Pelicans. — Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) July 17, 2015 Following a strong NBA Summer League performance with the Pelicans, Curry...
Via Hoops-Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Pelicans should make the NBA playoffs next season

We conclude our NBA schedule series this week with a positive example of how a lack of division-heavy scheduling can influence a team’s season. Earlier in the week, we examined why the Boston Celtics face such a tough path in the Eastern Conference, despite residing in the comparatively soft Atlantic Division. Boston will play just 16 games in the Atlantic. It will have to play...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers sign former Spartan Branden Dawson

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Clippers have signed forward Branden Dawson, who was acquired in a draft night trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. Dawson was picked 56th overall by the Pelicans last month. The 22-year-old forward averaged 12.8 points and 10.3 rebounds while playing in four games for the Clippers at the recent Orlando Summer League. He finished second in the standings in...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis has a pet monkey, for real

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has the world at his fingertips. At just 22 years old and after signing a five-year, $145 million extension, he’s not going to be wanting for anything any time soon. Davis, already one of the top players in the NBA, can already cross one thing off his to-do list. Young Meek! A photo posted by Ant Davis (@antdavis_23) on Jun...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans want to re-sign Norris Cole

The New Orleans Pelicans have had an active offseason retaining key players and now have Norris Cole as their next target to bring back to New Orleans, according to nola.com. Cole is a restricted free agent and can play for a one-year qualifying offer if no other teams offer him a contract.  The Pelicans have limited room left for contracts and are looking to sign him to a deal...
Via Hoops-Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dante Cunningham Agrees To Three-Year, $9M Deal With Pelicans

Free agent forward Dante Cunningham has agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source told RealGM. Cunningham, 28, will hold a player option on the third season. After signing two months into the NBA season, Cunningham averaged 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 66 games for the Pelicans. Cunningham has scored six points per game while...
Via RealGM
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans, Asik agree on 5-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Pelicans and center Omer Asik have agreed on a five-year contract worth a minimum of $44 million and rising up to $58 million if incentives and benchmarks are met, said a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club and Asik have not publicly discussed the contract, which...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
25 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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans until 2020

With a player of Anthony Davis' talent, there's always a fear he could do something unprecedented and forgo a max extension to control his own destiny. LeBron James did a version of that in 2006 when he took a shorter deal on his first extension to be able to become a free agent in 2010. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh followed suit as fellow members of the class, while Carmelo Anthony...
Via RealGM - NBA
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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