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Dante Cunningham Agrees To One-Year Deal With Spurs

Jul 16, 2018 3:26 PM

Dante Cunningham has agreed upon a one-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

Cunningham had been with the New Orleans Pelicans since 2014 until his trade to the Brooklyn Nets in 2018.

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Trevon Bluiett Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Pelicans

Jul 13, 2018 10:32 AM

Trevon Bluiett has agreed upon a two-way deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Blueitt has been one of the revelations of Summer League after going undrafted out of Xavier.

The Pelicans have had a severe lack of depth on the wing.

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Ian Clark Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Pelicans

Jul 6, 2018 3:03 PM

Ian Clark has agreed upon a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Clark initially signed with the Pelicans last offseason.

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DeMarcus Cousins Rejected Two-Year, $40M Extension Offer From Pelicans Before End Of Season

Jul 3, 2018 6:54 PM

DeMarcus Cousins rejected a two-year contract extension from the New Orleans Pelicans in the $40 million range after the injury but before the season ended, according to sources.

When Cousins rejected the offer, the Pelicans took it off the table.

The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers were expected to have interest in Cousins but used their cap space elsewhere.

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Tyreke Evans Meeting With Pacers

Jul 3, 2018 9:10 AM

Tyreke Evans is meeting with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday to discuss a contract.

The Pacers and Evans have mutual interest.

Evans had a resurgent season with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Several Teams Had 'No Cousins' Free Agency Policy Even Before Achilles Injury

Jul 3, 2018 8:18 AM

There were a number of teams who had a "No Cousins" policy before DeMarcus Cousins tore his Achilles and he approached free agency.

The number of teams reluctant to pursue Cousins increased with his injury.

The New Orleans Pelicans could have outbid the Golden State Warriors offer of $5.3 million for one season, but either didn't do so or made an offer that was far less than he was expecting and was turned off in the process.

In May, the Pelicans were already exploring the idea of offering Cousins a two-year deal at well below the max.

Sign-and-trade deals would have been difficult for Cousins as well since they require at least three seasons. Cousins can now become a free agent in 2019 when more teams have cap space and he has a chance to prove he can return to his pre-injury form.

Sources say Cousins were pitching teams on one-year, $15 million deals while other teams were getting pitched on lesser deals.

Cousins told Marc Spears of The Undefeated that he had no offers as of Monday morning and instructed his agent to start calling teams, including the Warriors.

Sources say Cousins may not play in an actual game until around Christmas.

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DeMarcus Cousins Agrees To Sign One-Year, $5.3M Deal With Warriors

Jul 2, 2018 8:39 PM

The Golden State Warriors have agreed to sign DeMarcus Cousins to a one-year, $5.3 million deal.

The Warriors are using their mid-level exception to sign Cousins.

Cousins is coming off a torn Achilles tendon suffered in January and his market was even lighter than expected due to the lack of available cap space.

The Warriors lost JaValeMcGee to the Los Angeles Lakers on July 1st while Zaza Pachulia's status is uncertain. Golden State will be bringing back Jordan Bell and Damian Jones at center.

Cousins had narrowed his choices to the Boston Celtics and Warriors before reaching his decision. According to Chris Haynes, the Portland Trail Blazers also had interest in Cousins in a sign-and-trade scenarios, but a roadblock developed as Jusuf Nurkic shares the same agent as Cousins.

Sources expect Cousins to be healthy by the early part of the season.

The Warriors' recruitment of Cousins was led by Draymond Green, along with Bob Myers and Steve Kerr. Kerr had a positive phone call with Cousins.

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Julius Randle Agrees To Two-Year, $18M Deal With Pelicans

Jul 2, 2018 7:05 PM

Julius Randle has agreed upon a two-year, $18 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Los Angeles Lakers renounced Randle earlier on Monday to make him an unrestricted free agent.

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Lakers Agree To Sign Rajon Rondo To One-Year, $9M Deal

Jul 2, 2018 5:24 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to sign Rajon Rondo to a one-year, $9 million deal.

The New Orleans Pelicans had hoped to re-sign Rondo.

Rondo is coming off a one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Pelicans.

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Elfrid Payton Agrees To Sign One-Year, $2.7M Deal With Pelicans

Jul 1, 2018 10:57 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to sign Elfrid Payton on a one-year, $2.7 million deal.

Payton is a native of Louisiana.

Payton finished last season with the Phoenix Suns.

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Nerlens Noel Narrows Free Agency Decision To Lakers, Wizards, Thunder
Nerlens Noel turned down a four-year, $70 million contract offer last season from the Mavericks.

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Wizards Interested In Sign-And-Trade For DeMarcus Cousins
While the Wizards have interest in DeMarcus Cousins, they may end up instead with Alex Len.

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JaVale McGee Receiving Interest From Warriors, Lakers, Pelicans, Thunder
JaVale McGee spent the past two seasons with the Warriors.

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Lakers Interested In DeMarcus Cousins On Short-Term Contract
LeBron James is known to be a long-time admirer of DeMarcus Cousins.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Mavericks Believe They Have Chance To Sign DeMarcus Cousins
The Mavericks own the No. 5 pick and could pass on Mohamed Bamba if he falls to them due to their optimism of signing a big man in free agency.

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Pelicans Deny Permission To Interview Chris Finch For Assistant Job
Nick Nurse coached under Chris Finch for Great Britain in 2012.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Warriors Still Interested In Anthony Davis Long-Term
The odds of Anthony Davis leaving the Pelicans in the short-term have decreased dramatically.

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Pelicans Sign Alvin Gentry To Extension Through 20-21
Alvin Gentry will receive a raise for 18-19, a guarantee for 19-20 and a performance-based deal for 20-21.

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Mavericks To Pursue DeAndre Jordan, DeMarcus Cousins, Julius Randle
DeAndre Jordan and the Mavericks could again discuss a contract.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

DeMarcus Cousins Knows Teammates Want Him Back, Not Sure On Pelicans
The Pelicans and DeMarcus Cousins will have a compelling decision to make this offseason with his free agency.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

DeMarcus Cousins Unfollows Pelicans On Instagram
When asked about the decision, DeMarcus Cousins replied, "cause I'm grown."

Oleh Kosel/The Bird Writes

Rajon Rondo Interested In Becoming Head Coach, GM
Rajon Rondo is widely considered one of the game's most intelligent players.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Pelicans Have Internally Discussed Offering DeMarcus Cousins Short-Term Deal
The Pelicans could offer DeMarcus Cousins a contract at below the max.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Pelicans Pick Up 18-19 Option On Alvin Gentry
The Pelicans are in their first playoffs since hiring Alvin Gentry in 2015.

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NBA Playoffs Snapshots (Apr. 17): Raptors/Wizards, Celtics/Bucks, Pelicans/Blazers
On Raptors/Wizards, Celtics/Bucks and Pelicans/Blazers.

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NBA Playoffs: First Round Efficiency Capsules
The ranking in the three efficiency metrics for all eight playoff matchups.

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Anthony Davis, LeBron James Named Players Of The Month
Anthony Davis averaged 28.2 points, 11.1 rebounds, a league-leading 3.65 blocked shots and 1.85 steals.

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Pelicans Sign Jordan Crawford
Jordan Crawford gives the Pelicans depth at point guard with Ian Clark out with an ankle injury.

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Alexis Ajinca Out 4-6 Months With Left Patellar Tendon Surgery
Alexis Ajinca will be a free agent in 2019.

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