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Quinn Cook Signs With Pelicans

Sep 24, 2016 3:29 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed free agent guard Quinn Cook. 

Cook, 6-2, 179, spent his first professional season with the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League. Appearing in 43 games (37 starts), Cook averaged 19.6 points, 5.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 33.7 minutes per game, en route to earning All-NBA D-League Third Team and NBA D-League All-Rookie Team Honors, and being named a D-League All-Star and the 2016 NBA D-League Rookie of the year.

Cook held career averages of 10.9 points, 3.7 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 143 games for the Blue Devils over four seasons, helping the school capture the 2015 NCAA National Championship as a senior in 2015.

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RealGM Radio: Southwest Division With Rob Mahoney, Jonathan Tjarks

Sep 24, 2016 12:14 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated (@RobMahoney) and Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer (@JonathanTjarks) break down the Southwest Division.

In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (9:06), choose the Southwest’s best newcomer (32:09) and pick the rookies they are most excited to see (39:13).

In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (45:39), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the Central (50:31), choose breakout players (59:46) and much more.


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Lance Stephenson Doesn't Regret Passing On Pacers' $44M Offer

Sep 21, 2016 12:46 PM

Lance Stephenson was asked how he decided to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason.

"I liked this team, and I see a couple young guys that I could potentially help and show all the other stuff that I learned from other places, from guys like Chris Paul, Paul George, Paul Pierce," said Stephenson. "Just teach them, and help them believe and show them the right way to work out there and what it takes to make it to the conference finals, and getting that work in every day."

With Jrue Holiday on leave to be with his wife during her health issues, Stephenson gives the Pelicans another ball handler.

"We were actually talking before then. I was just weighing my options. I figured this was the best team to go to, and I can help this program win -- help the young guys in here and also help me at the same time."

Stephenson was also asked if he regrets passing up the Indiana Pacers' five-year, $44 million offer in 2014 now that he's a free agent after only making a combined $18 million over two seasons.

"I don’t think I really chose not to go there," said Stephenson. "I don’t want to get into that, but it goes with the business. We never came to an agreement. I’m not going to say I turned it down -- I didn’t do that. But I don’t want to dwell on the past. I’m happy with the position I’m in now. I’m just gonna move forward and work hard and get back to that elite basketball player that I was."

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Tags: Lance Stephenson, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Pelicans Guarantee Only $100,000 Of Lance Stephenson's Deal

Sep 15, 2016 1:40 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans are only guaranteeing $100,000 of Lance Stephenson's one-year, $1.22 million deal.

Stephenson found the market to be soft after the Memphis Grizzlies declined their $9.4 million team option on his contract. Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets in 2014.

The Hornets traded Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason but he proved to be a bad fit.

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Lance Stephenson Agrees To Deal With Pelicans

Sep 9, 2016 5:50 PM

Lance Stephenson has agreed to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Stephenson has been a free agent after the Memphis Grizzlies declined their team option on his contract.

Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets in 2014.

The Pelicans will be without Jrue Holiday for at least the first part of the season as he attends to his wife's health issues.

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Anthony Davis Medically Cleared To Scrimmage

Sep 9, 2016 1:50 PM

Anthony Davis has been medically cleared to return to the court and participated in his first scrimmage on Wednesday.

Davis underwent season-ending knee surgery nearly six months ago.

Davis now weighs 250 pounds, up more than 30 pounds from his rookie season in 12-13.

Davis has been limited to 64, 67, 68 and 61 games in his first four NBA seasons due to various injuries.

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Jrue Holiday To Miss First Part Of Season With Wife Undergoing Treatment For Brain Tumor

Sep 4, 2016 2:23 PM

Jrue Holiday will miss the first part of the 16-17 season as his wife, Lauren Holiday, is treated for a brain tumor.

Lauren Holiday, 28, a two-time Olympic gold medalist for the U.S. women's national soccer team, retired last year in the prime of her career, in large part, to start a family with Jrue.

"Devastating," Jrue Holiday said of the diagnosis.

Lauren Holiday will undergo surgery for the brain tumor after she delivers their daughter as early as September.

"My family comes before basketball," said Holiday. "I'm obviously blessed to play this game and be in the position I am in, but my wife is the most important thing in the world to me. She comes before anything else." 

Dell Demps and Alvin Gentry met with Holiday and his agent, Jason Glushon, in early August in Los Angeles to outline a game plan for their star point guard.

"The most important thing for Jrue to do right now is be with his wife and family," Gentry said in a statement. "Every one of our coaches and players understands what Lauren and Jrue are going through, and they know we're behind them 100 percent. 

"We'll continue to do everything we can to support them and help them get through these hard times."

Doctors plan to perform Lauren's brain surgery about six weeks after the birth. 

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Pelicans Had Serious Interest In Ty Lawson

Sep 2, 2016 11:41 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans made a strong run at signing Ty Lawson before he ultimately decided to join the Sacramento Kings.

The Pelicans are looking for depth in the backcourt behind Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans.

Lawson played for the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers last season.

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Pelicans To Work Out Lance Stephenson

Aug 29, 2016 2:01 PM

Lance Stephenson will work out for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Stephenson remains a free agent after finishing this past season with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies declined their team option on Stephenson for the 16-17 season.

Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014 offseason.

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NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

Aug 19, 2016 10:17 AM

The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans.

An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday.

The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

This marks the third time New Orleans, which became an NBA city for the second time in 2002, has been selected to host the league's All-Star Game since 2008.

The All-Star Game is scheduled for Feb. 19, which falls during the first weekend of Mardi Gras parades.

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Chris Copeland Agrees To Camp Deal With Pelicans
Chris Copeland was the Belgian League MVP before joining the Knicks in 2012.

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Robert Sacre To Sign Camp Deal With Pelicans
Robert Sacre played four seasons with the Lakers after he was the 60th overall pick in 2012 out of Gonzaga.

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Shawn Dawson To Sign Camp Deal With Pelicans
Shawn Dawson averaged 15.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season.


Cat Barber Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With 76ers
Cat Barber played in the Summer League for the Pelicans, averaging 6.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 11.6 minutes over four games.

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NBA Close To Moving 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte
The Charlotte Observer expected the All-Star Game to inject $100 million into the economy.

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Cheick Diallo Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Pelicans
Cheick Diallo was drafted by the Pelicans with the No. 33 overall pick in last month's draft.

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Alonzo Gee Close To One-Year Deal With Pelicans
Alonzo Gee averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game for the Pelicans last season.

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Anthony Davis Watching More Tape Of Himself, Summer League While Recovering From Surgery
Anthony Davis likes the offseason moves the Pelicans have made.

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Terrence Jones, Pelicans Finalize One-Year Deal
Terrence Jones was an unrestricted free agent.

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Toney Douglas Waived By Pelicans
Toney Douglas appeared in 61 games (18 starts) for the Pelicans during the 2015-16 season, holding averages of 8.7 points, 2.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals.

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Tim Frazier, Pelicans Agree Upon Two-Year, $4.1M Deal
Tim Frazier averaged 13.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 7.5 assists in 29.3 minutes with the Pelicans over 16 games.

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Langston Galloway, Pelicans Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
The Knicks recently made him Galloway unrestricted free agent.

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Ryan Anderson Agrees To Four-Year, $80M Deal With Rockets
Ryan Anderson has agreed upon a four-year, $80 million deal with the Rockets.

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E'Twaun Moore Agrees Upon Four-Year, $34M Deal With Pelicans
E'Twaun Moore has agreed upon a four-year, $34 million deal with the Pelicans.

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Solomon Hill Agrees To Four-Year, $52M Deal With Pelicans
The Pacers declined their fourth-year option on Solomon Hill in what has become a controversial decision.

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Jeremy Lin Agrees Upon Three-Year, $36M Deal With Nets
Jeremy Lin's deal includes a player option for the third year, a trade kicker and bonus provisions.

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Rockets, Knicks, Grizzlies Interested In Eric Gordon
Eric Gordon is coming off a four-year, $58 million deal signed in 2012.

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Dunc'd On: NOP, WAS, DEN, MEM, SAC, ORL Offseason Previews
A detailed look at the offseasons for the Pelicans, Wizards, Magic, Kings, Nuggets and Grizzlies.

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Buddy Hield Ready To Space Floor For Pelicans
The Pelicans drafted Buddy Hield with the sixth overall pick on Thursday, adding perhaps the most proven scorer available.

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Danny Ferry Hired By Pelicans As Special Advisor
Danny Ferry and Dell Demps worked together with the Spurs.

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