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Pelicans Sign Greg Smith To Non-Guaranteed Deal

Oct 9, 2015 4:57 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Greg Smith to a non-guaranteed deal.

The Pelicans are thin at center following the injuries to Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca.

The Pelicans have several players vying for the remaining two spots on their 15-man roster.

Smith spent three seasons with the Houston Rockets before joining the Dallas Mavericks.

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Omer Asik Out Three Weeks With Calf Strain

Oct 8, 2015 11:40 AM

Omer Asik is expected to miss the next three weeks with a right calf strain.

The injury occurred during Wednesday's practice.

Asik, 7-0, 255, appeared in 76 games for the Pelicans in 2014-15, averaging 7.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Drafted 36th overall by Portland in the 2008 NBA Draft, Asik has appeared in 354 career regular season games with Chicago, Houston and New Orleans, holding averages of 5.9 points and 7.7 rebounds. A native of Bursa, Turkey, Asik was originally acquired by New Orleans in a trade with the Houston Rockets on July 24, 2014. Asik re-signed to a multi-year contract with the Pelicans on July 9, 2015.

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Alexis Ajinca Out 4-6 Weeks With Hamstring Strain

Oct 5, 2015 1:47 PM

Alexis Ajinca is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a right hamstring strain.

The injury occurred during the second quarter of the New Orleans Pelicans’ preseason opener against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Ajinca, 7-2, 220, appeared in 68 games for New Orleans during the 2014-15 season, averaging a career-best 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. In 195 NBA games for New Orleans, Toronto, Dallas and Charlotte, Ajinca holds career averages of 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. After originally signing with New Orleans on Dec. 20, 2013, the French native signed a multi-year contract with New Orleans on July 9, 2015.

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Jrue Holiday To Remain On Minutes Restriction Until January

Sep 24, 2015 8:45 PM

Jrue Holiday will be on a minutes restriction until January.

Early in the season, Holiday won't play more than 15 minutes per game.

Holiday underwent offseason surgery to remove a screw from his lower leg.

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Tags: Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Injury

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Norris Cole Signs One-Year, $3.03M Qualifying Offer With Pelicans

Sep 16, 2015 1:46 PM

Norris Cole has signed a one-year qualifying offer for $3.03 million with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Cole averaged 7.6 points and 3.4 assists while shooting 31.3 percent from three-point range with the Pelicans and Miami Heat last season.

Cole will become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.


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Pelicans Agree Upon Two-Year Deal With Chris Douglas-Roberts

Sep 14, 2015 4:53 PM

Chris Douglas-Roberts has agreed upon a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Douglas-Roberts has started workouts with the Pelicans and will sign for the NBA's veteran minimum.

Douglas-Roberts gives New Orleans some experience at the wing and will compete for a roster spot along with Bryce Dejean-Jones and Sean Kilpatrick.

Douglas-Roberts' training to return to the NBA featured a summer scrimmage game in which he scored 50 points.

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Anthony Davis Adds 12 Pounds Of Muscle

Sep 14, 2015 12:24 PM

Anthony Davis has added 12 pounds of muscle this offseason.

Davis has reportedly done so without giving up any of his quickness or ballhandling skills.

Davis led the NBA in Player Efficiency Rating during the 14-15 season.

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Pelicans Considering Chris Douglas-Roberts

Sep 11, 2015 12:53 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans are considering Chris Douglas-Roberts for a training camp invite.

Douglas-Roberts began the 14-15 season with the Los Angeles Clippers, but he was waived following his trade to the Boston Celtics.

Douglas-Roberts has also played in Italy and the D-League.

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Sean Kilpatrick Signs Two-Year, Partially Guaranteed Deal With Pelicans

Sep 10, 2015 11:52 AM

Sean Kilpatrick and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a two-year, partially guaranteed contract.

Kilpatrick played in four games with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season and averaged 5.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists. Kilpatrick spent most of the 2014-15 season playing in the NBA Development League with the San Cruz Warriors and Delaware 87ers.

Kilpatrick went undrafted out of Cincinnati in 2014.


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Anthony Davis Would Rather Win Gold Than MVP In 2016

Aug 25, 2015 6:52 PM

Anthony Davis would prefer to win a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics over the NBA's regular season Most Valuable Player award for the 15-16 season.

Davis won a gold medal in 2012 before he played in a single NBA game.

I"’d say gold medal only because it comes every four years and you don’t know if you’ll play again," said Davis when asked his preference by Chris Palmer. "You can get a chance to win an MVP every year. I experience the gold the first time and there was nothing like it."

Davis finished fifth in voting last season behind Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.

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Jeff Adrien Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pelicans
Jeff Adrien averaged 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Timberwolves in 17 games last season.

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Jason Terry Agrees To Re-Sign With Rockets On $1.5M Deal
Jason Terry has agreed to re-sign with the Rockets on a one-year deal, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Bryce Dejean-Jones Signing Multi-Year Deal With Pelicans
Bryce Dejean-Jones has reached agreement with the Pelicans on a multi-year contract, league sources told RealGM.

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Toney Douglas Waived By Pelicans
Toney Douglas 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.

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Kendrick Perkins, Pelicans Agree Upon One-Year Deal
Kendrick Perkins spent the final months of last season with the Cavaliers.

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Alonzo Gee Agrees To Two-Year, $2.75M Deal With Pelicans
Alonzo Gee spent last season with the Nuggets and Blazers.

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Luke Babbitt Agrees To $2.5M Deal With Pelicans
Luke Babbitt had an 11.1 PER in 13.2 minutes per game last season with the Pelicans.

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Anthony Davis Signs NBA's Richest Contract In NBA History
Anthony Davis signed the deal in Hong Kong.

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Pelicans Want Anthony Davis To Make 300 Corner 3's Per Day
Anthony Davis attempted only 12 three-pointers this past season.

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Dante Cunningham Agrees To Three-Year, $9M Deal With Pelicans
Dante Cunningham has agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal to re-sign with the Pelicans, a league source told RealGM.

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Omer Asik, Pelicans Agree Upon Five-Year, $60M Deal
Omer Asik was acquired from the Rockets last offseason in exchange for their 2015 first round pick.

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Alexis Ajinca, Pelicans Agree Upon Four-Year, $20.2M Deal
Alexis Ajinca gives the Pelicans depth at center.

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Rockets, Pelicans, Knicks Interested In Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins finished last season with the 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.

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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.

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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

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