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76ers, Pelicans Express Interest In Trading For Tyus Jones

Oct 19, 2016 8:33 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans have expressed interest in trading for Tyus Jones.

Jones improved his stock around the NBA with his MVP performance in the Summer League. Jones was the 24th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves are open to moving Jones.

Tom Thibodeau has used non-guaranteed veteran John Lucas III in his point guard rotation.

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Quincy Ford Signs With Pelicans

Oct 17, 2016 11:24 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans today announced that the team has signed guard/forward Quincy Ford. 

Ford, 6-8, 225, was a member of the Utah Jazz’s summer league team, appearing in eight games, averaging 5.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists. Undrafted in 2016 out of Northeastern University, Ford appeared in 130 games for the Huskies, averaging 12.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists during his collegiate career. 

New Orleans’ roster now stands at 20.

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Dunc'd On: New Orleans Pelicans Season Outlook w/ Justin Verrier

Oct 15, 2016 3:52 PM

Justin Verrier of ESPN joins for the New Orleans Pelicans season outlook. We discuss the Pels' injury concerns and their free agent signings like Solomon Hill, E'twaun Moore and Langston Galloway. We also hit on potential breakout and regression candidates, playing time and lineup issues, key questions for success this year, and give our predictions for the Pels season.

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Anthony Davis Responds With Warriors For Favorite Uniforms, Road Arena

Oct 14, 2016 12:18 PM

Anthony Davis was asked to name his favorite uniforms other than the New Orleans Pelicans and favorite road arena. Davis responded with the Golden State Warriors for both.

“I’m a colors guy. I like Golden State’s colors a lot," said Davis. "Also, Cleveland has kind of an old-school blue jersey I really like that has this unique design under the end of the word ‘Cavaliers.’”

Davis' lone playoff games have been against the Warriors in 2015, which could have influenced his answer.

“Golden State’s Oracle Arena, because of the atmosphere, which is always loud and exciting. It makes it a great place to play,” said Davis.

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Anthony Davis Out Up To Two Weeks With Ankle Sprain

Oct 12, 2016 10:54 AM

Anthony Davis is expected to miss 10-15 days with a Grade 2 ankle sprain. Davis suffered the injury in Beijing where the New Orleans Pelicans are on a preseason tour.

Davis rolled his ankle stepping on the heel of Nene. Davis initially came out of the game and then reentered before it became clear he could no longer play. 

Davis has played in 64, 67, 68 and 61 games in his first four NBA seasons as he's been limited by a series of minor injuries.

The Pelicans open the season on Oct. 26th.

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Jeremy Lin Was Intrigued By Possibility Of Signing With Pelicans

Oct 11, 2016 9:40 PM

Jeremy Lin met with both the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans at the start of free agency in Palo Alto at 9:01 PM.

Lin was coming off an excellent season with the Charlotte Hornets in which he restored his value.

Lin announced his decision to sign with the Nets at 7:02 AM just a few hours later.

"This is where I want to be," said Lin, who signed a three-year, $36 million deal with Brooklyn that includes a player option in the final year. "I feel this is the best place for me to become the player I think I can become. I want to see how good I can become and be a big part of an organization, and that's what they gave me here."

The Houston Rockets also showed interest in Lin but talks never progressed.

While Lin was intrigued by the idea of playing with Anthony Davis, the Pelicans weren't willing to commit the type of contract he received from the Nets.

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Chris Copeland Waived By Pelicans

Oct 3, 2016 4:33 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Chris Copeland.

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.

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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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Pelicans Guarantee Only $100,000 Of Lance Stephenson's Deal
Lance Stephenson found the market to be soft after the Grizzlies declined their $9.4 million team option on his contract.

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Lance Stephenson Agrees To Deal With Pelicans
Lance Stephenson has been a free agent after the Grizzlies declined their team option on his contract.

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Anthony Davis Medically Cleared To Scrimmage
Anthony 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
Lauren Holiday will undergo surgery for the brain tumor after she delivers their daughter.

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Pelicans Had Serious Interest In Ty Lawson
The Pelicans made a strong run at signing Ty Lawson before he ultimately decided to join the Kings.

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Pelicans To Work Out Lance Stephenson
The Grizzlies declined their team option on Lance Stephenson for the 16-17 season.

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NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans
The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte.

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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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