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Pelicans Committed To Keeping Tyreke Evans

The New Orleans Pelicans have received trade interest in Tyreke Evans, but a source indicates they're committed to keeping him.

Evans was acquired in a sign-and-trade deal in the 2013 offseason.

The Pelicans have been very happy with the play of Evans this season.

Via Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

Anthony Davis Sits Out With Chest Contusion

Anthony Davis will miss the New Orleans Pelicans' game against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday due to a chest contusion, the team announced.

Davis suffered the injury this week in the Pelicans' win over the Miami Heat.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Pelicans To Sign Gal Mekel

Gal Mekel will sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Roey Gladstone of Israeli Channel 5.

According to Gladstone, the deal will be for two seasons with the first for the remainder of this season, and then a team option for the second year.

Mekel was released by the Dallas Mavericks on the eve of the season to create a roster spot for J.J. Barea.

Via Andrew Montanye/Pelican Debrief

Pelicans Assign Russ Smith To D-League

The New Orleans Pelicans have assigned Russ Smith to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

Smith, 6-0, 185, has appeared in three games for New Orleans, averaging 0.3 rebounds per game. Smith appeared in six preseason contests for the Pelicans, averaging 5.0 points, 1.2 assists and 0.8 rebounds.

Drafted out of the University of Louisville by Philadelphia with the 47th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, Smith was acquired by New Orleans in a draft night trade.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Pelicans Sign Dante Cunningham

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Dante Cunningham.

Cunningham was most recently with the Minnesota Timberwolves and has had previous stops with the Portland Trail Blazers, Charlotte Bobcats and Memphis Grizzlies.

Cunningham was arrested in April on domestic abuse charges, but those were dropped in August due to evidence that accusations had been fabricated.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Pelicans Consider Signing Dante Cunningham

The New Orleans Pelicans are strongly considering signing Dante Cunningham.

Cunningham worked out for the Pelicans over the weekend.

The NBA recently suspended Charlotte's Jeffrey Taylor 24 games after he plead guilty in a misdemeanor domestic assault case. Despite charges being dropped against Cunningham, it was immediately unclear if he faced any league discipline.

Cunningham has been working to clear his name with NBA executives since a domestic assault arrest in April in Minneapolis. As a member of the Timberwolves, Cunningham was charged with an assault on his then- girlfriend, but charges were eventually dropped and police found that his accuser’s story included falsehoods.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Darius Miller, Patric Young Waived By Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Darius Miller and Patric Young.

Miller appeared in five games (one start) this season for the Pelicans, averaging 0.4 points and 0.2 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game.

Young, who signed with the Pelicans as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2014-15 season, played in seven preseason games for New Orleans and averaged 1.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 9.3 minutes per game.

New Orleans’ roster stands at 13.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Anthony Davis 'Loves' Situation With Pelicans

Anthony Davis believes that the New Orleans Pelicans are on the "right path" and is confident they will make the postseason this year.

"We know what we got in this locker room," Davis said. "We know what direction we want to go in and our identity to be."

The Pelicans are 7-6 this season.

Davis is pleased with his current situation with the Pelicans. Davis will make $7 million in the final year of his rookie contract, but is eligible for a maximum contract extension next summer that could be worth about $90 million over five years. If he is not signed to an extension prior to the start of the 2015-16 season, he will be a restricted free agent in July 2016.

"I love it here in New Orleans," Davis said. "Great city. Great atmosphere. …We're getting the fans back and New Orleans back buzzing for the Pelicans, a great organization. I love my team here.

"We're definitely moving in the right direction. I don't know what the future holds, but right now I'm definitely loving the team and the organization."

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Eric Gordon Out Indefinitely With Torn Labrum

Eric Gordon is out indefinitely with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Gordon has suffered from a host of injuries since signing a new free agent deal in 2012.

Via RealGM Staff Report

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.

“I just try to stay within the system, within the game,” said Davis. “I just got to be confident in myself. Patience is a huge part. I don’t chase shots or anything like that. I just let the game come to me, and it’s a lot easier to play that way.”

Davis received praise from LeBron James before their matchup on Monday.

“I don’t read that stuff,” Davis said. “I just want to win games, go to the playoffs, win championships, you know? That’s what he’s done, and I’ve yet to do that, so that’s where I want to get. It means a lot to have him say that. It’s a testament to all the work I put in last summer to get better, and it’s starting to show, but, at the same time, I can’t be satisfied.”

Via Charles P. Pierce/Grantland

New Orleans Pelicans Archives

Pelicans Decline Fourth-Year Option On Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers was the 10th overall pick to the Pelicans in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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.

Pelicans Waive Dionte Christmas

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

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.

Pelicans Hire, Promote Seven In Basketball Ops

The Pelicans announced the hiring and promotion of several members of the teamís basketball operations staff.

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.

Pelicans Waive Vernon Macklin

Vernon Macklin most recently played for Liaoning of the Chinese Basketball Association where he averaged 12.9 points and 5.7 rebounds.

D.J. Stephens To Sign Camp Contract With Pelicans

D.J. Stephens has reached an agreement on a training camp deal with the Pelicans, leagues sources told RealGM.

Tyreke Evans To Miss 3-5 Weeks With Strained Hamstring

Tyreke Evans is expected to miss 3-5 weeks with a strained right hamstring.

Dionte Christmas Reaches One-Year Deal With Pelicans

Dionte Christmas has reached an agreement with the Pelicans on a one-year contract, a league source told RealGM.

Pelicans To Sign Vernon Macklin, Kevin Jones To Camp Contracts

The Pelicans have reached agreements to sign Vernon Macklin and Kevin Jones to non-guaranteed deals for training camp, league sources told RealGM.

Pelicans Still View Austin Rivers As An Asset

At one point it looked like Austin Rivers would need to be included in the Pelicans' deal for Omer Asik due to salary cap restraints.

RealGM Radio: On The Southwest Division With Maisonet, Tjarks

They review the events of the offseason including which teams improved and which teams got worse, with special attention for the overhauls in Dallas and Houston. After that, the group previews the upcoming season including ranking the teams 1-5.

Darius Miller Re-Signs With Pelicans

Darius Miller re-signed with the Pelicans on Friday.

Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the Pelicans.

Patric Young Signs Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

Patric Young will sign a two-year deal with the Pelicans, according to OnlyGators.com.

Jimmer Fredette Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Pelicans

Jimmer Fredette finished this past season with the Kings.

Alonzo Gee Traded By Cavs To Pelicans

The Cavaliers previously had a trade agreed upon with the Bobcats involving Alonzo Gee.

Troy Daniels Receives Interest From Rockets, Mavs, Spurs, Grizzlies, Pelicans

The Rockets hope to re-sign Troy Daniels.

Rockets Trade Omer Asik To Pelicans For 1st Rounder

Omer Asik has been on the trade block since the Rockets signed Dwight Howard last July.
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