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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

Aug 12, 2016 10:46 AM

Chris Copeland has agreed upon a non-guaranteed camp deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Copeland spent last season with the Milwaukee Bucks after previous stops with the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers. Copeland was waived in February by the Bucks.

Copeland was the Belgian League MVP before joining the Knicks in 2012.

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Robert Sacre To Sign Camp Deal With Pelicans

Aug 11, 2016 5:11 PM

Robert Sacre will join the New Orleans Pelicans for training camp.

Sacre played four seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers after he was the 60th overall pick in 2012 out of Gonzaga. 

Sacre has averaged 4.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 14.5 minutes over 189 career games.

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Shawn Dawson To Sign Camp Deal With Pelicans

Aug 11, 2016 10:50 AM

Shawn Dawson will play for the New Orleans Pelicans in training camp.

Dawson won the championship last season in Israel for Maccabi Rishon.

Dawson averaged 15.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season.


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Cat Barber Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With 76ers

Jul 21, 2016 8:55 PM

Cat Barber has agreed upon a partially guaranteed deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Barber went undrafted out of NC State.

Barber was a First-team All-ACC selection in 2016.

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

Jul 21, 2016 2:24 PM

The NBA is on the brink of moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte.

North Carolina recently passed a law limiting anti-discrimination protection for gays, lesbians and transgender people.

New Orleans has emerged as the frontrunner to host the game.

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

Jul 20, 2016 3:11 PM

Cheick Diallo has agreed upon a three-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Diallo was drafted by the Pelicans with the No. 33 overall pick in last month's draft.

Diallo averaged 10.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 29.0 minutes per game for the Pelicans in Summer League.

Diallo had a PER of 19.86 over just 202 minutes in his lone season at Kansas.

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Alonzo Gee Close To One-Year Deal With Pelicans

Jul 20, 2016 3:06 PM

Alonzo Gee is finalizing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Gee averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game for the Pelicans last season.

Gee spent the 14-15 season with the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers.

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Anthony Davis Watching More Tape Of Himself, Summer League While Recovering From Surgery

Jul 20, 2016 1:48 PM

Anthony Davis underwent surgery on his knee in March that ruled him out for 3-4 months. Davis still hasn't been cleared yet, which has forced him to focus on the mental aspects of the game.

"I really have never watched Summer League that closely, but I’ve been watching a lot of it now for some reason," said Davis. "I can’t get on the floor just yet, so I look at old tape of myself from last season, and the season before last to try and figure out what I can do to be better. I have a lot of tape from the team to figure out what we can do to be better as a team, offensively and defensively. That’s really been it. Just relax. I play a lot of 2K and end up picking the Pelicans. I just love the game of basketball, so I love to stay involved in it."

The New Orleans Pelicans were banged up all season long.

"All you could do was try and battle through adversity," said Davis. "Guys were getting hurt left and right. We’re bringing in guys every day to try and fill our roster out, but there was nothing we could do about it. We just had to go out there and use what we had. I liked the way we ended the season, though. Guys came in, played hard, competed and that’s all you can ask for with the situation we were in. Now our guys are getting back on the right track. We’re going to try and do better next year."

Davis likes the offseason moves the Pelicans have made.

"I feel that we did pretty well in the draft by picking an exceptional talent in Buddy Hield. We picked up a lot of good pieces: Terrence Jones, Solomon Hill, E’Twaun Moore. So I think we’re going to be very good this year. We have to come in and work and play hard."

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Terrence Jones, Pelicans Finalize One-Year Deal

Jul 14, 2016 8:01 PM

Terrence Jones has finalized a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The two sides worked on final details on Thursday.

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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Bryce Dejean-Jones Killed By Gunshot Wound
Bryce Dejean-Jones signed a three-year contract with the Pelicans in February after joining the team on consecutive 10-day contracts.

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Anthony Davis Loses $24M Not Qualifying For Rose Rule
Anthony Davis will lose up to $24 million as his five-year deal will be worth $120 million instead of $144 million.

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76ers Win Lottery, Lakers Get 2nd Pick, Celtics 3rd
The 76ers, Lakers and Celtics are in the top-3 of the NBA Draft Lottery.

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Alvin Gentry Joining Dell Demps At NBA Draft Combine
Alvin Gentry and the Pelicans are trying to regroup after a disappointing first season with the franchise.

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Dell Demps To Meet With Pelicans' Ownership, Expected To Keep Job
Dell Demps was hired as GM of the Pelicans in July of 2010.

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John Hammond Could Move From Bucks To Pelicans In Offseason
The Bucks somewhat surprisingly reached the playoffs in 2015 but regressed in 2016.

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Pelicans Sign James Ennis For Remainder Of Season
In six games, James Ennis has averaged 11.3 points, while shooting .440 from three-point range, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per contest.

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Ryan Anderson Advised To Undergo Sports Hernia Surgery
Ryan Anderson will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

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Pelicans To Sign Jordan Hamilton, James Ennis For Remainder Of Season
The Pelicans have several players out for the season with injury.

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