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
42 Alexis Ajinca C 7-2 248 7 Hyeres-Toulon (France) 2008 Rnd 1 Pick 20 France
25 Tony Allen SG 6-4 213 13 Oklahoma State 2004 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
3 Omer Asik C 7-0 255 7 Fenerbahce Ulker (Turkey) 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 6 Turkey
2 Ian Clark G 6-3 175 4 Belmont 2013 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
4 Charles Cooke G 6-5 196 0 Dayton 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
0 DeMarcus Cousins C 6-11 270 7 Kentucky 2010 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
27 Jordan Crawford G 6-5 195 5 Xavier 2010 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
33 Dante Cunningham F 6-8 230 8 Villanova 2009 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
23 Anthony Davis PF 6-10 253 5 Kentucky 2012 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
13 Cheick Diallo PF 6-9 220 1 Kansas 2016 Rnd 2 Pick 3 Mali
1 Larry Drew G 6-2 180 1 UCLA 2013 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
44 Solomon Hill SF 6-7 225 4 Arizona 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
11 Jrue Holiday G 6-4 205 8 UCLA 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
15 Frank Jackson SG 6-3 205 0 Duke 2017 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
5 Mike James PG 6-1 190 0 Lamar 2012 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
12 Jalen Jones SG 6-7 220 0 Texas A&M 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
25 Walt Lemon, Jr. G 6-3 180 0 Bradley 2014 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
34 DeAndre Liggins G 6-6 209 4 Kentucky 2011 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
21 Darius Miller GF 6-8 225 3 Kentucky 2012 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
3 Nikola Mirotic F 6-10 238 3 Real Madrid (Spain) 2011 Rnd 1 Pick 23 Montenegro / Spain
55 E'Twaun Moore SG 6-4 191 6 Purdue 2011 Rnd 2 Pick 25 United States
14 Jameer Nelson G 6-0 190 13 Saint Joseph's 2004 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
50 Emeka Okafor FC 6-10 255 10 Connecticut 2004 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
9 Rajon Rondo PG 6-1 186 11 Kentucky 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
5 Josh Smith PF 6-9 225 12 Oak Hill Academy (Virginia) 2004 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
20 Rashad Vaughn SF 6-6 210 2 UNLV 2015 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
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2017-2018 New Orleans Depth Chart

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

2017-2018 Southwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Houston Rockets65-17-
2New Orleans Pelicans48-3417
3San Antonio Spurs47-3518
4Dallas Mavericks24-5841
5Memphis Grizzlies22-6043

2017-2018 New Orleans Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Anthony Davis All-NBA First Team (2018)
Anthony Davis Player Of The Month (Feb 18, Mar 18)
Anthony Davis Player Of The Week (11/27/17, 03/05/18)
DeMarcus Cousins Player Of The Week (10/30/17)
Jrue Holiday All-NBA Defensive First Team (2018)
Anthony Davis All-NBA Defensive First Team (2018)
DeMarcus Cousins Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (2018)
Anthony Davis 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 75 36.4 28.1 11.1 2.3 1.5 2.6 2.2
Jrue Holiday 81 36.1 19.0 4.5 6.0 1.5 0.8 2.6
DeMarcus Cousins 48 36.2 25.2 12.9 5.4 1.7 1.6 5.0
E'Twaun Moore 82 31.5 12.5 2.9 2.3 1.0 0.1 1.2
Darius Miller 82 23.7 7.8 2.0 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.7
Ian Clark 74 19.7 7.4 1.7 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.8
Rajon Rondo 65 26.2 8.3 4.0 8.2 1.1 0.2 2.3
Nikola Mirotic 30 29.1 14.6 8.2 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.0
Cheick Diallo 52 11.2 4.9 4.1 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.5
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
Emeka Okafor 26 13.6 4.4 4.6 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.5
Tony Allen 22 12.4 4.7 2.1 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.9
DeAndre Liggins 27 9.0 1.6 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.3
Jordan Crawford 5 10.7 6.6 0.8 2.6 0.2 0.2 1.0
Solomon Hill 12 15.6 2.4 3.0 1.8 0.6 0.1 0.8
Omer Asik 14 8.6 1.3 2.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4
Walt Lemon, Jr. 5 7.0 3.4 0.4 1.0 0.0 0.2 0.8
Larry Drew 7 7.9 2.1 0.3 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
Charles Cooke 13 2.9 0.5 0.2 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

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.

Jordan Crawford signed a contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on April 5, 2018.

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. Emeka Okafor re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans on February 26, 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