New Orleans Pelicans Regular Season Rosters

2017-2018 New Orleans Pelicans Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality Free Agent Info
42 Alexis Ajinca C 7-2 248 7 Hyeres-Toulon (France) 2008 Rnd 1 Pick 20 France UFA-2019
2 Ian Clark G 6-3 175 4 Belmont 2013 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States UFA-2018
4 Charles Cooke G 6-5 196 Dayton 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States N/A
0 DeMarcus Cousins C 6-11 270 7 Kentucky 2010 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States UFA-2018
23 Anthony Davis PF 6-10 253 5 Kentucky 2012 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States PO-2020; UFA-2021
13 Cheick Diallo PF 6-9 220 1 Kansas 2016 Rnd 2 Pick 3 Mali RFA-2019
44 Solomon Hill SF 6-7 225 4 Arizona 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States UFA-2020
11 Jrue Holiday G 6-4 205 8 UCLA 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States PO-2021; UFA-2022
15 Frank Jackson SG 6-3 205 0 Duke 2017 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States RFA-2020
34 DeAndre Liggins G 6-6 209 4 Kentucky 2011 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States UFA-2019
21 Darius Miller GF 6-8 225 3 Kentucky 2012 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States UFA-2019
3 Nikola Mirotic F 6-10 238 3 Real Madrid (Spain) 2011 Rnd 1 Pick 23 Montenegro / Spain UFA-2019
55 E'Twaun Moore SG 6-4 191 6 Purdue 2011 Rnd 2 Pick 25 United States UFA-2020
50 Emeka Okafor FC 6-10 255 10 Connecticut 2004 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States N/A
9 Rajon Rondo PG 6-1 186 11 Kentucky 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States UFA-2018
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2017-2018 New Orleans Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Rondo J. Holiday E. Moore N. Mirotic A. Davis
Rotation   I. Clark D. Miller C. Diallo E. Okafor
Rotation   D. Liggins      
Lim PT   C. Cooke S. Hill   D. Cousins
Lim PT   F. Jackson     A. Ajinca

New Orleans Draft Rights Retained

Name Pos Draft Status Nationality
Latavious Williams F 2010 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States

New Orleans Free Agent Rights Retained

Name Pos FA Status Nationality
Donatas Motiejunas C (U) Non-Bird Lithuania

2017-2018 New Orleans Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
DeMarcus Cousins Player Of The Week (10/30/17)
Anthony Davis Player Of The Week (11/27/17)
Anthony Davis Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (2018)
DeMarcus Cousins Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (2018)

2017-2018 New Orleans Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Anthony Davis 51 36.4 27.4 10.7 2.4 1.3 2.1 2.1
DeMarcus Cousins 48 36.2 25.2 12.9 5.4 1.7 1.6 5.0
Jrue Holiday 57 36.7 18.6 4.3 5.5 1.5 0.7 2.5
E'Twaun Moore 57 31.7 12.5 2.7 2.2 1.0 0.1 1.3
Darius Miller 57 23.2 8.2 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.7
Rajon Rondo 43 24.6 7.5 3.6 7.3 0.9 0.2 2.1
Ian Clark 51 17.3 5.8 1.6 1.3 0.3 0.1 0.7
Dante Cunningham 51 21.9 5.0 3.8 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3
Jameer Nelson 43 20.9 5.1 2.2 3.6 0.5 0.1 1.3
Cheick Diallo 30 8.6 3.8 3.0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3
Tony Allen 22 12.4 4.7 2.1 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.9
Nikola Mirotic 6 34.0 15.5 9.2 1.7 1.7 1.3 1.3
DeAndre Liggins 9 11.8 2.9 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.2 0.3
Omer Asik 14 8.6 1.3 2.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4
Jordan Crawford 2 18.7 9.0 1.5 4.5 0.0 0.5 2.0
Emeka Okafor 4 15.8 4.5 6.2 0.5 0.0 1.8 0.2
Charles Cooke 9 2.6 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
Jalen Jones 4 4.8 1.2 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mike James 4 4.5 1.0 0.2 1.5 0.2 0.0 0.2
Josh Smith 3 3.9 0.7 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

New Orleans Pelicans Future Free Agent Details

2018 2019 2020 2021
Rajon Rondo (UFA)
DeMarcus Cousins (UFA)
Ian Clark (UFA)
Alexis Ajinca (UFA)
Darius Miller (UFA)
DeAndre Liggins (UFA)
Nikola Mirotic (UFA)
Cheick Diallo (RFA)
E'Twaun Moore (UFA)
Solomon Hill (UFA)
Anthony Davis (PO)
Frank Jackson (RFA)
Jrue Holiday (PO)

New Orleans Pelicans Future Draft Pick Summary

Year First Round Second Round
20181-5 Own; 6-30 to CHIOwn
20191-8 Own; 9-30 to CHI if not already settledOwn
20201-10 Own; 11-30 to CHI if not already settledOwn
20211-9 Own; 10-30 to CHI if not already settledOwn or CHI (via CHI swap for NOP)
20221-6 Own; 7-30 to CHI if not already settledTo CHI if NOP has not conveyed 1st round pick to CHI by 2022
2023OwnTo CHI if NOP has not conveyed 1st round pick to CHI by 2022
2024OwnOwn

New Orleans Pelicans Future Traded Pick Details

Incoming Outgoing
No picks incoming

2018 first round draft pick to Chicago
New Orleans' 1st round pick to Chicago protected for selections 1-5 in 2018, 1-8 in 2019, 1-10 in 2020, 1-9 in 2021 and 1-6 in 2022; if New Orleans has not conveyed a 1st round pick to Chicago by 2022, then New Orleans will instead convey its 2022 2nd round pick and 2023 2nd round pick to Chicago [Chicago-New Orleans, 2/1/2018]

2021 second round draft pick to Chicago (swap, Chicago incoming)
Chicago has the right to swap its 2021 2nd round pick for New Orleans' 2021 2nd round pick [Chicago-New Orleans, 2/1/2018]

2017-2018 New Orleans Pelicans Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Anthony Davis was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 2012 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony Davis signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 18, 2012. Anthony Davis signed a multi-year extension with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 9, 2015.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Cheick Diallo, the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 2016 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Los Angeles Clippers on June 23, 2016. Cheick Diallo signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 22, 2016.

Draft Rights to Frank Jackson, the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 2017 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Charlotte Hornets on June 22, 2017. Frank Jackson signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 9, 2017.

Acquired via Trade

DeMarcus Cousins was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Sacramento Kings on February 20, 2017.

Jrue Holiday was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Philadelphia Sixers on July 10, 2013. Jrue Holiday re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 6, 2017.

Nikola Mirotic was acquired in a trade by the New Orleans Pelicans from the Chicago Bulls on February 1, 2018.

Acquired via Free Agency

Alexis Ajinca signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on December 20, 2013. Alexis Ajinca re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 9, 2015.

Ian Clark signed a contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on August 2, 2017.

Solomon Hill signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 21, 2016.

DeAndre Liggins signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on January 10, 2018. DeAndre Liggins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on January 20, 2018. DeAndre Liggins re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on February 5, 2018.

Darius Miller signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 26, 2017.

E'Twaun Moore signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 21, 2016.

Emeka Okafor signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on February 3, 2018. Emeka Okafor re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on February 14, 2018.

Rajon Rondo signed a contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 19, 2017.

2017-2018 New Orleans Pelicans Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Tom Benson Owner 2011-2012 N/A
Ed Lang Chief Financial Officer 2011-2012 N/A
Randy Greenup Director of Team Security 2009-2010 N/A
Alvin Gentry Head Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Golden State Warriors, 2014 to 2016)
Darren Erman Associate Head Coach 2015-2016 Director of NBA Scouting (Boston Celtics, 2014 to 2015)
Fred Vinson Assistant Coach 2010-2011 Assistant Coach (Los Angeles Clippers, 2007 to 2010)
Kevin Hanson Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Player Development Coach (New Orleans Pelicans, 2011 to 2015)
Elvis Valcarcel Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Video Coordinator (Sacramento Kings, 2013 to 2016)
Jamelle McMillan Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Player Development Coach (New Orleans Pelicans, 2014 to 2016)
Chris Finch Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Denver Nuggets, 2016 to 2017)
Dennis Lauscha President 2012-2013 N/A
Mickey Loomis Executive VP of Basketball Operations 2012-2013 N/A
Dell Demps General Manager 2010-2011 Vice President of Basketball Operations (San Antonio Spurs, 2005 to 2010)
David Booth Director of Player Personnel 2013-2014 Director of Scouting (New Orleans Pelicans, 2012 to 2013)
Shane Kupperman Director of Basketball Operations 2012-2013 Coordinator of Statistical Analysis (New Orleans Pelicans, 2011 to )
Anthony Johnson Scout 2013-2014 N/A
Chucky Brown Scout 2013-2014 Head Coach (South Bay Lakers, 2009 to 2010)
Michael Ruffin Player Development Coach 2014-2015 N/A
Doc Martin Player Development Coach 2014-2015 Director of Player Programs (New Orleans Pelicans, 2012 to )
Duane Brooks Head Athletic Trainer 2014-2015 N/A
Sean Kelley Radio Broadcaster 2005-2006 N/A
John DeShazier Radio Broadcaster 2012-2013 N/A