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Dante Cunningham, Pelicans Agree Upon One-Year, $2.3M Deal

Sep 19, 2017 3:02 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed upon a one-year, $2.3 million deal with Dante Cunningham.

Cunningham also considered signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Pelicans Renounce Draft Rights To Ater Majok

Sep 13, 2017 4:37 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have renounced the draft rights to Ater Majok.

The Pelicans acquired the draft rights to Majok in the the Quincy Pondexter trade with the Chicago Bulls.

Majok was selected late in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers and his draft rights were eventually traded to the Bulls in the Jose Calderon deal.

Majok played in Lebanon last season.

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RealGM Radio: Southwest Division With Jonathan Tjarks, Rob Mahoney

Sep 13, 2017 4:30 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer (@JonathanTjarks) and Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated (@RobMahoney) go in-depth on the NBA’s Southwest Division.

They discuss how the Spurs, Rockets, Mavericks, Pelicans and Grizzlies fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, RealGM Radio

Perry Jones Agree Upon Camp Deal With Pelicans

Sep 11, 2017 8:41 PM

Perry Jones has agreed upon a training camp deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Jones will have an opportunity to make the regular season roster. Jones played in 24 games last season in the G-League.

The Pelicans have lost Solomon Hill out for several months with a hamstring tear.

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Tony Allen Finalizing Deal With Pelicans

Sep 11, 2017 5:22 PM

Tony Allen is finalizing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Allen has spent the past seven seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Chris Paul Told Celtics, Warriors He Wouldn't Re-Sign During 2011 Trade Talks

Sep 8, 2017 6:57 PM

The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors pursued a trade for Chris Paul in 2011 when he was put on the trade market by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Paul preferred a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers but ended up being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.

"When Chris Paul was in New Orleans, there were two teams that wanted to be aggressive in trading for him and he said 'I will not re-sign with you,'" said Wojnarowski about the Celtics and Warriors.

The Celtics attempted to acquire Paul by trading Rajon Rondo to the Pelicans. The advanced age of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce was a significant reason why Paul didn't want to join the Celtics.

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Shabazz Muhammad Receiving Interest From Lakers, Wolves, Pelicans

Aug 31, 2017 9:46 PM

Shabazz Muhammad is considering signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Muhammad was previously represented by Lakers' general manager Rob Pelinka.

Muhammad has since been represented by Rich Paul.

The Lakers still have their $4.3 million room exception available.

The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't ruled out re-signing Muhammad, while the New Orleans Pelicans are also interested.

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Frank Jackson To Undergo Surgery On Broken Right Foot

Aug 31, 2017 7:21 PM

Frank Jackson will undergo surgery on his broken right foot.

Jackson also underwent a procedure on the same foot in May.

Jackson was the 31st overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2017 NBA Draft after one season at Duke.

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Bulls Acquire Quincy Pondexter, 2nd Round Pick From Pelicans

Aug 31, 2017 5:44 PM

The Chicago Bulls are finalizing a deal to acquire Quincy Pondexter and a second round pick from the New Orleans Pelicans.

Pondexter has been injured during the past two seasons.

The Pelicans are creating a roster spot and dropping below the hard cap in unloading Pondexter.

With Solomon Hill likely out for the season, the Pelicans need to find healthy wings. The Pelicans have interest in signing Dante Cunningham.

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Pelicans Working Out Josh Smith, Chase Budinger, Martell Webster

Aug 31, 2017 12:47 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans are bringing in Josh Smith, Chase Budinger and Martell Webster for workouts.

The Pelicans are thin on the wing with Solomon Hill out six to eight months.

New Orleans may start Jrue Holiday at shooting guard to mitigate their lack of depth on the wing.

"They have a workout there, with, I'm told, Josh Smith, Chase Budinger, Martell Webster," said Bobby Marks on Adrian Wojnarowski's podcast.

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Pelicans, Wolves Attempting To Sign Dante Cunningham
Dante Cunningham joined the Pelicans in 2014.

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Solomon Hill Out 6-8 Months With Torn Hamstring
The injury occurred while Solomon Hill was participating in a basketball workout in Los Angeles.

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Anthony Davis Was Assured By Pelicans He Wouldn't Be Traded
Anthony Davis was asked about his future with the Pelicans by kids at a basketball camp this week.

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DeMarcus Cousins Likes Results Of Weight Loss
DeMarcus Cousins has lost weight with a strict diet and a strong workout regimen this offseason.

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Pelicans Sign Jalen Jones To Two-Way Deal
Jalen Jones averaged 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals while earning NBA G League All-Rookie First Team and All-NBA G League Third Team honors.

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Pelicans Agree Upon One-Year, $1.6M Deal With Ian Clark
Last season, Ian Clark averaged 6.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 14.8 minutes per game.

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Charles Cooke Agrees Upon Two-Way Deal With Pelicans
Charles Cooke averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists in Summer League.

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Anthony Davis: Pelicans Have The Tools Right Now To Be Successful
In the past six months, the Pelicans have traded for DeMarcus Cousins, re-signed Jrue Holiday and signed Rajon Rondo.


Pelicans Waive Quinn Cook, Axel Toupane
Quinn Cook averaged 5.8 points and 1.6 assists in 12.3 minutes per game last season.

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Darius Miller, Pelicans Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
The Pelicans will have a team option for the second-year of the deal with Darius Miller.

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DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis Working Out Together
DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis are working out together this offseason in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

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Pelicans Plan On Starting Rajon Rondo At PG, Jrue Holiday At SG
The Pelicans are thin on the wing, which necessitates starting two traditional point guards.

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Rajon Rondo Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pelicans
Rajon Rondo met with the Pelicans on Thursday and again Saturday in Atlanta before committing to a contract.

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Rajon Rondo, Pelicans Discuss One-Year Deal
The Pelicans envision a scenario where Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday can play together in their backcourt.

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Pelicans, Pistons Discuss Reggie Jackson Trade
The Pistons and Pelicans have discussed a trade of Reggie Jackson for E'Twaun Moore and Alexis Ajinca.

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Pelicans Sign Frank Jackson
Frank Jackson was acquired by New Orleans in exchange for the draft rights to Dwayne Bacon and cash considerations.

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Frank Jackson To Sign Three-Year Deal With Pelicans
Frank Jackson will receive two guaranteed seasons and a three-year partial guarantee.

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Ty Lawson Receiving Interest From Wolves, Pelicans, Thunder, Kings
Ty Lawson averaged 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 25.1 minutes per game over 69 games for the Kings.

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Carter-Williams Receiving Interest From Rockets, Knicks, Thunder, Pelicans, Hornets
Michael Carter-Williams received a call from the Rockets as free agency opened.

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Jrue Holiday Agrees Upon Five-Year, $126M Deal With Pelicans
Jrue Holiday also owns a player option in the fifth year.

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