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Jose Alvarado, Thomas Bryant Suspended Three Games; Jimmy Butler, Naji Marshall, Nikola Jokic Get One

Feb 25, 2024 10:25 PM

Jimmy Butler and Naji Marshall have each been suspended one game without pay for instigating and engaging in an on-court altercation during the Heat’s 106-95 victory over the Pelicans on Feb. 23 at Smoothie King Center, it was announced today by Joe Dumars, Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations.  

Additionally, Thomas Bryant and Jose Alvarado have each been suspended three games without pay for leaving the bench area during an on-court altercation and fighting.  

Nikola Jovic has been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area and entering an on-court altercation. 

The incident began when Kevin Love committed a foul on New Orleans’ Zion Williamson with 11:19 remaining in the fourth quarter.  Following that foul, Butler and Marshall engaged in a physical altercation and then Alvarado and Bryant began fighting. For their roles, Alvarado, Bryant, Butler and Marshall were assessed technical fouls and ejected from the game.

Alvarado will begin serving his suspension tonight when New Orleans hosts the Chicago Bulls. Marshall will also serve his suspension tonight. Bryant will begin serving his suspension on Monday, Feb. 26 when the Heat visit the Sacramento Kings. Butler and Jovic will also serve their suspensions that night. 

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Jalen Crutcher, Pelicans Agree To 10-Day Deal

Feb 22, 2024 5:28 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to sign Jalen Crutcher to a 10-day contract.

Crutcher has averaged 17.7 points and 5.6 assists this season in the G League.

Crutcher is represented by Greg Lawrence

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Malcolm Hill, Pelicans Agree To Two-Way Contract

Feb 21, 2024 8:13 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans are set to sign Malcolm Hill to a two-way contract. The Pelicans opened a two-way spot when they signed Jeremiah Robinson-Earl to a standard contract.

Hill previously signed a 10-day deal with New Orleans, but he did not appear in an NBA game during that time. The 6-foot-6 guard has appeared in 33 games with the Birmingham Squadron, the Pelicans G League affiliate. With the Squadron, Hill has averaged 22.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. Hill also has 49/41/88 shooting splits on the season.

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Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Pelicans Agree To Two-Way Deal

Feb 16, 2024 9:53 PM

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has agreed to a new two-year standard NBA deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Robinson-Earl was previously on a Two-Way contract with the Pelicans.

In 21 games with the Pelicans this season, Robinson-Earl is averaging 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.0 minutes.

Robinson-Earl is represented by Ron Shade and Alex Saratsis.

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Dyson Daniels Undergoes Successful Meniscectomy On Left Knee

Feb 15, 2024 1:52 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans announced that Dyson Daniels underwent a successful meniscectomy on his left knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University. Daniels is expected to make a full recovery and will be re-evaluated in four weeks to determine his recovery progression. 

Daniels has appeared in 52 games (15 starts) this season, averaging 5.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 21.9 minutes per game.

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Dyson Daniels Out Indefinitely With Torn Meniscus

Feb 12, 2024 3:05 PM

Dyson Daniels will be out indefinitely with a meniscus tear in his left knee.

Daniels is averaging 5.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 21.9 minutes over 52 games this season with the New Orleans Pelicans. 

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Pelicans, Hawks Discussing Dejounte Murray Trade

Feb 8, 2024 7:41 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans have interest in acquiring Dejounte Murray from the Atlanta Hawks. Since it became clear Murray was put on the trade market, he has been most strongly linked with the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks.

"I do think there's another team that has piqued Atlanta's interest and vice versa, and that's New Orleans," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "There's been some conversations. I don't know if they've elevated quite yet. I think there maybe could be some more here leading to the trade deadline on a deal that I don't think would include CJ McCollum. I think it would be Dejounte Murray with him."

Wojnarowski adds that the Pelicans would have interest in Onyeka Okongwu along with Murray.

The Pelicans have a surplus of future picks incoming from the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.

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Pelicans Draftee Karlo Matkovic Leaves Slovenian Club For NBA

Feb 5, 2024 8:27 AM

Karlo Matkovic appears headed to the NBA. Slovenian Club Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana announced Matkovic is leaving the team to join the NBA.

The New Orleans Pelicans hold Matkovic's NBA draft rights. He was a second-round pick by the Pelicans at the 2022 NBA Draft.

The 6-foot-11 big man has played two seasons with Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana. This season Matkovic has averaged 15.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game across all competitions.

The Pelicans are currently $2.6 million below the luxury tax, with one roster spot open. New Orleans also has most of the Non-Taxpayer MLE remaining. They could also use the new Second Round pick exception to sign Matkovic to a three- or four-year deal.

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Pelicans Not Looking To Trade Herb Jones

Jan 23, 2024 1:24 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans are not looking to trade Herb Jones, according to Marc Stein of Substack.

There were reports over the weekend that the Pelicans would be open to trading Jones with Trey Murphy III eligible for an extension this offseason.

Jones is currently in the first year of a four-year, $54 million extension.

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Malcolm Hill, Pelicans Agree To 10-Day Contract

Jan 22, 2024 10:27 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to sign Malcolm Hill to a 10-day contract.

Hill has averaged 25.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in his past 10 games for the Pels’ affiliate in Birmingham.

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Hawks, Pelicans To Broadcast 10 Games On Local Channels

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Zion Williamson's Contract No Longer Guaranteed For Final Three Seasons

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Pelicans Among Teams Interested In Jarrett Allen

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Matt Ryan Out 6-8 Weeks After Elbow Surgery

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Zion Williamson 'Doesn't Listen' To Pelicans' Pleas To Improve Diet, Conditioning

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Larry Nance Jr. Out 4-6 Weeks With Re-Aggravated Rib Fracture

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Trey Murphy III Could Return From Meniscus Injury As Soon As Friday

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CJ McCollum Scores 20 Points In Return To Pelicans Lineup

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Lakers-Suns, Kings-Pelicans To Play In West Knockout Round Of In-Season Tournament

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CJ McCollum Could Return From Collapsed Lung Wednesday

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CJ McCollum Aiming To Return To Pelicans This Week

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Matt Ryan Out 10-14 Days With Right Calf Strain

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Zion Williamson: Trying My Best To Buy In Right Now

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Pelicans Assign E.J. Liddell To G-League

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Zion Williamson Out For Wednesday's Game Against Wolves For Personal Reasons

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CJ McCollum Out With Collapsed Lung, Timeline For Return To Be Determined

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Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram Miss Win Over Pistons

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Jose Alvarado Out At Least Two Weeks With Ankle Sprain

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