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Pelicans Plan On Starting Rajon Rondo At PG, Jrue Holiday At SG

Jul 18, 2017 11:45 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans plan on starting Rajon Rondo at point guard with Jrue Holiday at shooting guard.

The Pelicans are thin on the wing, which necessitates starting two traditional point guards.

Holiday has enough size and shooting to adequately play shooting guard.

Alvin Gentry said the Pelicans spoke to Holiday at length about this decision.

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Rajon Rondo Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pelicans

Jul 15, 2017 12:24 PM

Rajon Rondo has agreed upon a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Rondo met with the Pelicans on Thursday and again Saturday in Atlanta before committing to a contract.

The Pelicans envision Rondo has a potential starting or reserve point guard beside Jrue Holiday. Rondo has a strong relationship with DeMarcus Cousins and Darren Erman. 

Rondo played for the Chicago Bulls last season and had an up and down season. 

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Rajon Rondo, Pelicans Discuss One-Year Deal

Jul 13, 2017 1:13 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans and Rajon Rondo are holding discussions on a one-year deal.

The Pelicans envision a scenario where Rondo and Jrue Holiday can play together in their backcourt.

Rondo previously was teammates with DeMarcus Cousins with the Sacramento Kings.

Rondo has previously held talks this offseason with the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks.

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Pelicans, Pistons Discuss Reggie Jackson Trade

Jul 11, 2017 6:57 PM

The Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans have discussed a trade of Reggie Jackson for E'Twaun Moore and Alexis Ajinca.

The Pistons have shopped Jackson since the middle of last season.

Jackson signed a five-year, $80 million contract in 2015.

The Pelicans signed Moore to a four-year, $34 million contract in 2016 while Ajinca signed a four-year, $20.2 million deal in 2015.

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Pelicans Sign Frank Jackson

Jul 11, 2017 11:49 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed rookie guard Frank Jackson. 

Originally selected by Charlotte with the 31st overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Duke University, Jackson was acquired by New Orleans in exchange for the draft rights to Dwayne Bacon (40th overall) and cash considerations. 

Jackson, 6-4, 202, spent one season at Duke where he finished tied for fourth on the Blue Devils in scoring (10.9 ppg) and second in three-point percentage (39.5). In 36 games, Jackson averaged 12.4 points over 16 starts during his freshman season.

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Frank Jackson To Sign Three-Year Deal With Pelicans

Jul 8, 2017 5:25 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans will sign Frank Jackson to a three-year deal.

Jackson was the 31rd overall pick in the draft.

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

Jul 1, 2017 11:23 AM

Ty Lawson is receiving interest from the Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder in addition to the Sacramento Kings.

Lawson averaged 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 25.1 minutes per game over 69 games for the Kings.

Lawson has fallen off from his level of play with the Denver Nuggets but he's settled in as a capable backup point guard.

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Carter-Williams Receiving Interest From Rockets, Knicks, Thunder, Pelicans, Hornets

Jul 1, 2017 10:59 AM

Michael Carter-Williams is receiving interest from the Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans and Charlotte Hornets.

Carter-Williams received a call from the Rockets as free agency opened.

The Chicago Bulls declined to tender a qualifying offer to Carter-Williams.

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Jrue Holiday Agrees Upon Five-Year, $126M Deal With Pelicans

Jul 1, 2017 9:23 AM

Jrue Holiday and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed upon a five-year, $126 million contract. The deal could increase to $150 million with incentive clauses.

Holiday also owns a player option in the fifth year.

Holiday met with the Pelicans as free agency began at midnight on July 1st.

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Jrue Holiday Expected To Sign Five-Year Deal With Pelicans

Jun 30, 2017 12:46 PM

There is a growing expectation that the New Orleans Pelicans will quickly sign Jrue Holiday to a five-year deal soon after the start of free agency.

New Orleans lacks the cap space to replace Holiday as they enter a pivotal season with DeMarcus Cousins a year out from free agency.

Holiday is said to have a strong bond with the Pelicans' organization with how they supported him when his wife underwent brain surgery to remove a benign tumor.

The Pelicans traded for Holiday in 2013 from the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Jrue Holiday To Meet With Pelicans At Midnight On July 1st
The Pelicans would only have $13 million in cap space to replace Jrue Holiday if he chooses to sign elsewhere.

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Rajon Rondo To Receive Interest From Pelicans, Pacers, Bulls If He Becomes Free Agent
Rajon Rondo will receive interest from the Pelicans and Pacers if he becomes a free agent.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Wizards Acquire Tim Frazier From Pelicans For No. 52 Pick
The Pelicans have traded Tim Frazier to the Wizards for the No. 52 pick in the draft.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Mavericks Interested In Signing Both Jrue Holiday, Justin Holiday
The Holiday brothers have strong interest in playing together.

Jake Fischer/Sports Illustrated

Pelicans Hire Chris Finch As Assistant Coach
Chris Finch served as an assistant coach with the Nuggets during the 16-17 season.

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Donatas Motiejunas Hires Octagon Sports As Agent
Donatas Motiejunas finished last season with the Pelicans.

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David Stern Thought Lakers Might Agree Upon New Chris Paul Trade After Veto
The Pelicans and Lakers agreed upon a three-way Chris Paul trade with the Rockets involving Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom.

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Pelicans Close To Hiring Chris Finch As Assistant Coach
Chris Finch had a large impact on the Nuggets' improvement on offense.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Pelicans Retain Alvin Gentry, Dell Demps For 17-18
The Pelicans' trade for DeMarcus Cousins helped both Alvin Gentry and Dell Demps retain their jobs for next season.

Scott Kushner/The Advocate

Pelicans In No Rush To Make Decision On Dell Demps, Alvin Gentry
The Pelicans' decision rests in the hands of senior vice president of basketball operations Mickey Loomis and owner Tom Benson.

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Dante Cunningham Declines $3.1M Player Option With Pelicans
Dante Cunningham will decline his player option with the Pelicans for the 17-18 season to become a free agent.

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Pelicans To Sign Axel Toupane
Axel Toupane was with Raptors 905 of the D-League.

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Pelicans To Sign Quinn Cook To Two-Year Deal
Quinn Cook has averaged 2.7 points in 6.1 minutes over six games with the Pelicans.

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Pelicans Optimistic About Davis-Cousins Pairing After Late Season Surge
The Pelicans are plus-5.2 since March 1 and plus-12.8 over their past 10 games when Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins play together.

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Jrue Holiday Has Enjoyed Fit With Pelicans Since Trade For Cousins
Jrue Holiday will be a free agent for the first time in his career this offseason.

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DeMarcus Cousins Trying Not To Make First Game Against Kings Personal
DeMarcus Cousins was traded on the night of the All-Star Game.

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Pelicans Rule Out Omer Asik, Quincy Pondexter For Remainder Of Season
Omer Asik was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal infection.

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Pelicans Sign Quinn Cook To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Quinn Cook has appeared in three games with the Pelicans, averaging 1.0 points and 0.7 assists in 2.7 minutes per game.

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Pelicans Sign Quinn Cook To 10-Day Contract
Quinn Cook has appeared in 39 games this D-League while averaging 26.0 points, 6.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 38.6 minutes.

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Wolves To Sign Omri Casspi
Tom Thibodeau met with Omri Casspi over dinner this weekend in New Orleans.

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