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Pelicans Sign Sindarius Thornwell To 10-Day Contract

Feb 24, 2021 9:53 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Sindarius Thornwell to a 10-day contract.

Thornwell, 6-4, 215, has previously appeared in 11 games (one start) this season with New Orleans, averaging 1.4 points in 4.8 minutes per contest.

New Orleans’ roster now stands at 16 players.

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Zion Williamson Leaves Door Open To Participate In Dunk Contest

Feb 24, 2021 3:58 PM

Zion Williamson was voted onto the All-Star team as a reserve and was noncommittal either way when asked if he might participate in the Slam Dunk contest.

“You know what, I don’t even know," said Williamson. "Who knows? That’s all I can say. Who knows? I might. You never know. But who knows?”

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Tags: Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Pelicans Waive Sindarius Thornwell

Feb 23, 2021 2:44 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived guard Sindarius Thornwell.

Thornwell, 6-4, 215, has appeared in 11 games (one start) this season, with New Orleans, averaging 1.4 points in 4.8 minutes per contest.

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Bulls Reportedly Show Interest In Lonzo Ball

Feb 15, 2021 1:21 PM

The Chicago Bulls have shown interest in trading for Lonzo Ball, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Bulls and the Pelicans have yet to engage in trade talks.

Ball is currently averaging 13.4 points, 4.7 assists, and 4.5 rebounds this season. 

The Pelicans are reportedly willing to discuss trades involving Ball and J.J. Redick

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Tags: Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Pelicans, Nuggets, Warriors Given Best Odds If Wizards Trade Bradley Beal

Feb 3, 2021 2:18 PM

BetOnline has published odds for which team Bradley Beal will play for next if he's traded before the deadline on March 25th with the New Orleans Pelicans given the best odds at +250.

The Denver Nuggets (+300), Golden State Warriors (+350) and Dallas Mavericks (+400) round out the top-4.

The Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers are considered longer shots at +1000 and +1200, respectively, despite their reported interest in Beal.

Both Beal and the Washington Wizards have maintained that a trade is not desired currently.

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Pelicans' Interest In Bradley Beal Is 'One Of The Biggest Open Secrets Around The League'

Feb 2, 2021 1:31 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans are reportedly interested in trading for Bradley Beal, with Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report calling the situation "one of the biggest open secrets around the league."

Several Pelicans players have been linked with recent trade rumors, with the Bulls and Warriors interested in Lonzo Ball.

JJ Redick has also been linked with the Celtics, Nets, and 76ers

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Tags: Bradley Beal, New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Warriors, Bulls Interested In Trading For Lonzo Ball

Feb 1, 2021 3:55 PM

The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans have discussed a trade centered on Kelly Oubre Jr. for Lonzo Ball. The Chicago Bulls also have some level of interest in Ball.

The Warriors acquired Oubre from the Oklahoma City Thunder before the start of the season. Oubre will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

Ball will be a restricted free agent in the offseason and has been inconsistent this season with the Pelicans.

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Tags: Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets, Sixers, Celtics Emerge As Potential Trade Destinations For JJ Redick

Jan 31, 2021 1:27 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics have emerged as potential trade destinations for JJ Redick, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Redick prefers returning to the northeast area with his family currently in Brooklyn.

No trade is currently imminent, according to The Athletic.

February 2nd is the deadline for players to be traded and still be aggregated for future trades ahead of the March 25th trade deadline. 

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Tags: J.J. Redick, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Lonzo Ball Says He Stays 'Away From All The Noise' Amid Trade Rumors

Jan 30, 2021 12:27 PM

Lonzo Ball says he stays away from the distractions of trade rumors after scoring a season-high 27 points in the New Orleans Pelicans' 131-126 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Ball also hit a career-high seven 3-pointers in the game.

"I just stay the course. I've been playing basketball for a long time. I put a lot of work in and just try to play my game. That's how I play. I just try to stay away from all the noise and just go out there and try to help my team win games," said Ball.

Eric Bledsoe also hit seven 3s in the game. Ball and Bledsoe came the fifth starting backcourt in NBA history to hit at least seven 3-pointers in the same game. 

Steve Adams noted Ball's aggressiveness to get to the paint.

"Our guys were doing a good job of taking angles that made it so the defense had to rotate and then we were finding the open guy from there."

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Tags: Lonzo Ball, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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NBA Reschedules Four Games, Pushes Back Start Times Of 16 Games

Jan 29, 2021 1:07 AM

The NBA rescheduled four games in an effort to avoid a pile-up towards the second half of the season. 

The rescheduled games include:

  • Raptors versus Celtics on February 11th, moved up from February 12th
  • Pistons versus Celtics on February 12th, moved up from February 14th
  • Celtics versus Wizards and Pelicans versus Pistons on February 14th, moved up from the second half of the season

The league also pushed back the start times of 16 games to allow more time to process COVID-19 testing results. 

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, New Orleans Pelicans, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, NBA

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Pelicans Shopping Eric Bledsoe On Trade Market

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Warriors, Pelicans Discuss Kelly Oubre Jr. Trade

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Pelicans Willing To Discuss Trades Of Lonzo Ball, J.J. Redick

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Spurs-Pelicans Becomes 22nd Game Postponed This Season

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David Griffin Hopes It Will Be Obvious When Pelicans Should Make Major Trade

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Lonzo Ball Looking To Return To Pelicans Lineup After Undergoing New Treatment Plan

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Zion Williamson Cleared To Return

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Zion Williamson Out Due To COVID-19 Protocols

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Lonzo Ball Day-To-Day With Knee Injury

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Brandon Ingram, Domantas Sabonis Named NBA's Players Of The Week

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Lonzo Ball, Pelicans Won't Agree To Extension Before Deadline

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over/Unders

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Pelicans Waive Four Players, Bring Roster Down To 16

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Zion Williamson Has Lost More Than 25 Pounds Since Bubble

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Wizards, Pelicans Could Merge G-League Teams For Bubble

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Zion Williamson Says 'There Are No Restrictions' On Minutes For Upcoming Season

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Ike Anigbogu Agrees To Sign With Pelicans

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Brandon Ingram Doesn't Have Player Option In Year 5 Of New Contract

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'Nobody Wants To Talk About' Whether Brandon Ingram Has Option In Year 5

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Frank Jackson Agrees To Sign With Thunder

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