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Toney Douglas Waived By Pelicans

Jul 31, 2015 7:41 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Toney Douglas.

Douglas, 6-2, 185, appeared in 12 games for New Orleans during the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.3 points and 2.0 assists in 14.8 minutes per game. Originally signed by the Pelicans on February 4, Douglas was waived on February 19 before subsequently re-signing with the team for the remainder of the season on March 24.

Drafted 29th overall out of Florida State in 2009 by the Los Angeles Lakers, Douglas has appeared in 309 career NBA games with New York, Houston, Sacramento, Golden State, Miami and New Orleans, averaging 7.6 points and 2.2 assists in 18.9 minutes per game.

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Kendrick Perkins, Pelicans Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Jul 21, 2015 7:47 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans and Kendrick Perkins are finalizing a contract likely for one season at the veteran's minimum.

Perkins spent the final months of last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers after he was waived by the Utah Jazz.

Anthony Davis typically prefers to play power forward, which could create minutes at center for Perkins.

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Alonzo Gee Agrees To Two-Year, $2.75M Deal With Pelicans

Jul 10, 2015 11:15 AM

Alonzo Gee has agreed upon a two-year, $2.75 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Gee spent last season with the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers.

Gee has a career PER of 11.3 across over 7,000 career NBA minutes.

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Luke Babbitt Agrees To $2.5M Deal With Pelicans

Jul 10, 2015 12:32 AM

Luke Babbitt has agreed to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans on a $2.5 million deal.

Babbitt had an 11.1 PER in 13.2 minutes per game last season with the Pelicans.

Babbitt joined New Orleans in 2013.

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Anthony Davis Signs NBA's Richest Contract In NBA History

Jul 9, 2015 1:05 AM

Anthony Davis officially signed his new contract with the New Orleans Pelicans as soon as the moratorium was lifted.

Davis signed the deal in Hong Kong.

"Words cannot describe the excitement of the New Orleans Pelicans to have Anthony Davis as the cornerstone of our organization," said Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps. "Anthony is a great person, a phenomenal player and the ideal representative of his family, the Pelicans and the New Orleans community.

"We are thrilled to have Anthony commit to the Pelicans as we continue to build our team to have sustained success."

The exact figures of the deal will be determined once Davis is either voted onto the All-Star team as a starter or is an All-NBA selection, as well as when the official cap number for 16-17 is set. Either way, it will be the richest contract in NBA history.

"I am very excited to continue to play for the Pelicans and remain a proud resident of the City of New Orleans," stated Davis. "I want to thank Mr. and Mrs. Benson, Dell Demps, Coach Gentry, the entire Pelicans' organization, my agent Thad Foucher, my family and, of course, all of the incredible fans for their unwavering support. I look forward to many great years together."

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Pelicans Want Anthony Davis To Make 300 Corner 3's Per Day

Jul 8, 2015 10:13 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans want Anthony Davis to work steadily on his three-point shooting this offseason.

"That's got to become a consistent shot for him," Gentry said, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "I don't think he's going to have any problem doing it. If you go back and look at his high school days, he was a very good 3-point shooter, but all of a sudden, he decided to grow 6 or 8 inches. He still has that range, but I don't think it has been incorporated in the offense in college or the pros that he's been in."

Davis attempted only 12 three-pointers this past season.

"We want him to shoot that shot," Gentry said. "So I think you'll probably see him make more 3s than he's made his entire career."

The Pelicans plan on running their offense through Davis as much as possible.

Gentry wants Davis to make 150 three-pointers from each corner everyday.


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

Jul 4, 2015 3:14 PM

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 averaging 3.8 rebounds in six NBA seasons. The active 6-foot-8 product has played for Portland, Charlotte, Memphis, Minnesota and New Orleans.

ESPN first reported that the Pelicans and Cunningham had come to terms.

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Omer Asik, Pelicans Agree Upon Five-Year, $60M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 10:50 PM

Omer Asik and the New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a new contract worth $60 million over five years.

Asik was acquired from the Houston Rockets last offseason in exchange for their 2015 first round pick.

The Pelicans have also expressed interest this offseason in Robin Lopez.

ESPN's Marc Stein reports the final year is not guaranteed and that only $45 million of the total contract is guaranteed.

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Alexis Ajinca, Pelicans Agree Upon Four-Year, $20.2M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 1:59 PM

Alexis Ajinca has agreed to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans on a four-year, $20.2 million deal.

Ajinca gives the Pelicans depth at center.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Rockets, Pelicans, Knicks Interested In Kendrick Perkins

Jul 1, 2015 12:17 PM

The Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks have interest in Kendrick Perkins.

Perkins finished last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but only played sparingly.

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Anthony Davis Agrees To Five-Year, $145M Extension With Pelicans
Anthony Davis will not hit the open market in 2016 or 2017 as he's pledged his future to the Pelicans.

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Demetris Nichols Talks With Grizzlies, Others About NBA Return
The Timberwolves and Pelicans have also inquired on Demetris Nichols, a source said.

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Pelicans, Bucks, Knicks Among Interested Teams For Robin Lopez
The Pelicans, Bucks and Knicks are so far among the strongest suitors for Trail Blazers free agent Robin Lopez, league sources told RealGM.

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Al-Farouq Aminu To Meet With Knicks, Celtics, Blazers, Raptors, Pelicans
The Mavericks are also in the mix to re-sign Al-Farouq Aminu.

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Report: 76ers Ordered To Send $3M To Pelicans For Not Disclosing Holiday's Injuries
The sources said Jrue Holiday played with stress fractures in his lower right leg during his final season with the Sixers.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Mavericks Hire Melvin Hunt As Assistant Coach
Melvin Hunt was also pursued by the Pelicans after the Nuggets decided to hire Mike Malone as head coach.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Eric Gordon Exercises $15.5M Player Option With Pelicans
Eric Gordon was unlikely to match that annual amount on the open market.

John Reid/Times Picayune

Eric Gordon Scours Market For Possible Deals Despite Expectation To Opt In
Eric Gordon has explored the NBA market for a potential long-term deal out of New Orleans, a league source told RealGM.

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Eric Gordon Leaning Toward Opting In For $15.5M In 15-16
Eric Gordon is looking to emerge in Alvin Gentry's up-tempo, high-scoring offense.

John Reid/Times Picayune

Monty Williams Agrees To Join Thunder As Assistant Coach
The securement of Monty Williams stands as the first significant coup of Billy Donovan's regime.

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Pelicans Hoping To Hire Robert Pack
Robert Pack is unlikely to be retained with the Thunder under Scott Brooks.

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Raptors Recently Pursued Darren Erman
The Raptors wanted Darren Erman to become defensive coordinator under Dwane Casey.

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Pelicans Hire Darren Erman As Associate Head Coach
Darren Erman informed Celtics officials on Tuesday that he has accepted the job with the Pelicans.

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Gentry Showed Pelicans How Anthony Davis Was Being Underutilized
Alvin Gentry came into his initial interview with charts and graphs to express his point.

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Alvin Gentry Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Pelicans
Alvin Gentry replaces Monty Williams as head coach of the Pelicans.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Magic Moving Closer To Deal With Scott Skiles
The Magic have entered into contract talks with Scott Skiles and expect to soon complete his hiring as head coach.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Pelicans Discuss Head Coaching Job With Vinny Del Negro
Vinny Del Negro has reached the playoffs four times in his five seasons as a head coach.

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Scott Skiles Interviews With Pelicans
Scott Skiles remains the frontrunner for the Magic job, but he has also been interviewed by the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Bulls, Pelicans Emerge With Interest In Royce White
Royce White has worked out in Minneapolis this season, and recently had a workout with the Clippers, a source told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Jeff Van Gundy Formally Interviews With Pelicans
Jeff Van Gundy and Pelicans' officials met in the Bay Area to discuss the opening.

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