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Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry Headline 2015 NBA All-Star Starters

Jan 22, 2015 7:05 PM

Stephen Curry was the leading vote-getter for the NBA 2015 All-Star Game, beating LeBron James.

Western Conference Starters
Stephen Curry, Warriors
Kobe Bryant, Lakers
Anthony Davis, Pelicans
Marc Gasol, Grizzlies
Blake Griffin, Clippers

Eastern Conference Starters
John Wall, Wizards
Kyle Lowry, Raptors
LeBron James, Cavaliers
Carmelo Anthony, Knicks
Pau Gasol, Bulls

Voting Results

Western Conference Frontcourt

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, 1,369,911
Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, 795,121
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, 700,615
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, 546,817
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, 545,226
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers, 498,131
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, 465,334
Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, 348,275
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, 292,557
Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings, 144,702
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs, 132,150
DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, 117,816
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder, 107,223
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, 99,039
Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks, 98,654

Western Conference Backcourt

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, 1,513,324
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, 1,152,402
James Harden, Houston Rockets, 1,069,368
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, 551,167
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, 365,417
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, 314,254
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, 248,758
Rajon Rondo, Dallas Mavericks, 219,506
Jeremy Lin, Los Angeles Lakers, 216,246
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies, 103,015

Eastern Conference Frontcourt

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, 1,470,483
Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls, 974,177
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, 647,005
Marcin Gortat, Washington Wizards, 570,005
Chris Bosh, Miami Heat, 542,006
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, 386,208
Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors, 231,741
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls, 203,718
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic, 129,293
Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks, 121,938
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, 114,955
Al Jefferson, Charlotte Hornets, 110,980
Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn Nets, 106,820
Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls, 103,645
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons, 86,717

Eastern Conference Backcourt

John Wall, Washington Wizards, 886,368
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors, 805,290
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, 789,839
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, 535,873
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls, 455,756
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, 379,994
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors, 159,123
Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, 83,900
Lou Williams, Toronto Raptors, 82,135
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, 55,014

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Jrue Holiday Likely Out 2-4 Weeks With Stress Reaction In Lower Leg

Jan 21, 2015 5:52 PM

Jrue Holiday is expected to miss the next 2-4 weeks.

Additional tests by team physicians on Tuesday revealed that Holiday developed a stress reaction in his right lower leg. Holiday will be held out of basketball activities until his symptoms improve and will be re-evaluated each week.

In 37 games this season, Holiday averaged 15.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 33.7 minutes per game. The 6-4 guard holds career averages of 13.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 369 contests.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Nate Wolters Signs 10-Day Contract With Pelicans

Jan 14, 2015 1:42 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans signed unrestricted free agent guard Nate Wolters to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, the team announced.

Wolters, 6-4, 190, South Dakota State, was the 38th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards before his rights were dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers, and then the Milwaukee Bucks. Appearing in 69 games with Milwaukee, Wolters holds career averages of 6.4 points, 2.9 assists and 2.4 rebounds.

New Orleans' roster now stands at 14.

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Pelicans Expected To Sign Nate Wolters To 10-Day Contract

Jan 13, 2015 6:54 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans are "zeroing in" on signing Nate Wolters on a 10-day contract.

Wolters cleared waivers after being released by the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Pelicans were previously considering Mike James and Gal Mekel before Wolters became available.

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Monty Williams Takes Himself To Task As Pelicans Drop Below .500

Jan 13, 2015 12:00 AM

Monty Williams took himself to task after the New Orleans Pelicans' 108-100 loss to the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

“I am not doing a good job of getting our guys to play the same way every game,” he said. "That has plagued us all year long. We’ve got to — I’ve got to — figure out. We play selfish. We separate when things don’t go well, especially on the road. That’s something that falls on my lap and we’ve got to figure that out.”

The loss in Boston dropped the Pelicans to 18-19, more than two games back of the eighth seed in the Western Conference. They have been inconsistent this season, without a winning streak of more than two games. 

“The guys we have on the floor aren’t doing it consistently,” Williams added. "We have done it before and that’s the coach’s responsibility.”

The Pelicans led the Celtics 76-72 after three quarters, but were outscored 36-24 over the final 12 minutes. Jrue Holiday didn’t play in the second half after suffering a right ankle injury, but Williams refused to make excuses.

“It doesn’t matter when San Antonio has guys out, they play the same way every night,” the coach said. "Until we do that, we’re going to be fighting ourselves for the rest of the season.

“That’s why we’re all frustrated. We’ve seen our team play at a high level.”

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Jeff Green To Grizzlies Trade Finalized

Jan 11, 2015 6:29 PM

A Jeff Green trade that was first reported as being close to completion on Friday has finally been fully agreed upon.

The Memphis Grizzlies will acquire Jeff Green from the Boston Celtics, along with Russ Smith from the New Orleans Pelicans.

TayShaun Prince, Austin Rivers and a future first round pick from the Grizzlies will go to the Celtics.

Quincy Pondexter will be traded to the Pelicans from the Grizzlies, along with a 2015 second round pick.

Rivers is unlikely to play for the Celtics, sources said. The Los Angeles Clippers are in discussions with the Grizzlies to acquire Rivers.

The Celtics don’t want to take contract salary beyond this year, but the Clippers have been working to find a third team to help deliver Boston an expiring deal to go along with the second-round pick the Celtics want for Austin Rivers, sources said.

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Details Of Celtics, Grizzlies, Pelicans, Clippers Deal Involving Jeff Green

Jan 10, 2015 6:59 PM

The Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers are nearing completion on a four-team trade involving Jeff Green.

Green will be dealt to the Grizzlies from the Celtics, along with Russ Smith from the Pelicans.

The Celtics will receive TayShaun Prince, Austin Rivers and a first round pick from the Grizzlies. Rivers will likely be traded to the Clippers in a techinically separate deal for a second round pick.

The Pelicans will acquire Quincy Pondexter and a second rounder from the Grizzlies.

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Austin Rivers Could Be Flipped To Clippers In Jeff Green Trade

Jan 10, 2015 3:38 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans will send Austin Rivers to the Boston Celtics as part of the Jeff Green trade, according to sources.

The Pelicans will also receive Quincy Pondexter from the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pelicans had changed course on the pieces of the trade, insisting upon including Rivers instead of John Salmons, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports that Rivers may not stay with the Celtics following the trade.

Jeff Zillgitt of the USA Today reports Rivers will likely be traded to the Clippers.

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Grizzlies Agree To Trade With Celtics For Jeff Green

Jan 9, 2015 5:59 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies are nearing completion on a trade with the Boston Celtics for Jeff Green.

The Celtics would acquire TayShaun Prince and a first round pick from the Grizzlies for Green. The Grizzlies will send a heavily protected pick that likely won't be conveyed to the Celtics before 2019.

The two sides are waiting on a third team to get involved to finalize the trade with the New Orleans Pelicans entering the picture. The Pelicans could acquire Quincy Pondexter, while sending out John Salmons to the Celtics.

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Eric Gordon To Return For First Game Since Tearing Labrum
The Pelicans were without Eric Gordon for 21 games.

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Davis, Griffin, Marc Gasol Lead West Frontcourt ASG Voting
Anthony Davis has a comfortable lead among Western Conference frontcourt players in All-Star voting.

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Pelicans Interested In Re-Signing Gal Mekel Later In Season
Gal Mekel appeared in four games with New Orleans, averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 assists.

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Gal Mekel Waived By Pelicans
Gal Mekel was signed by the team on December 5 as an unrestricted free agent.

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Pelicans Committed To Keeping Tyreke Evans
The Pelicans have been very happy with the play of Tyreke Evans this season.

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Anthony Davis Sits Out With Chest Contusion
Anthony Davis suffered the injury this week in the Pelicans' win over the Heat.

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Pelicans To Sign Gal Mekel
Gal Mekel will sign with the Pelicans on a two-year deal.

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Pelicans Assign Russ Smith To D-League
The Pelicans have assigned Russ Smith to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

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Pelicans Sign Dante Cunningham
Dell Demps and the Pelicans have signed Dante Cunningham.

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Pelicans Consider Signing Dante Cunningham
Dante Cunningham worked out for the Pelicans over the weekend.

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Darius Miller, Patric Young Waived By Pelicans
The Pelicans have waived Darius Miller and Patric Young.

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Anthony Davis 'Loves' Situation With Pelicans
Anthony Davis believes that the Pelicans are on the "right path."

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Eric Gordon Out Indefinitely With Torn Labrum
Eric Gordon has suffered from a host of injuries since signing a new free agent deal in 2012.

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Anthony Davis Trying To 'Stay Within The System'
Anthony Davis is averaging 24.8 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 4.2 blocks over the first six games of the season with a PER of 36.1.

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Pelicans Decline Fourth-Year Option On Austin Rivers
Austin Rivers was the 10th overall pick to the Pelicans in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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RealGM Radio: Mason Ginsberg On Anthony Davis, Pelicans
Daniel Leroux and Mason Ginsberg discuss how Anthony Davis' rise to prominence puts the Pelicans in a unique negotiating position with high-level free agents, defining success for this season and more.

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Pelicans Waive Dionte Christmas
Dionte Christmas appeared in 31 games last season with the Suns.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders
In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season.

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Pelicans Hire, Promote Seven In Basketball Ops
The Pelicans announced the hiring and promotion of several members of the teamís basketball operations staff.

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LeBron, Durant, Davis Named As GMs Top Picks To Build Franchise Around
The USA Today conducted an anonymous poll of 27 NBA executives on who would be their first pick if they were starting a team from scratch.

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