Pelicans Rumors & News

  • 4d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Omri Casspi is finalizing a one-year contract at league min. with Sacramento tonight after clearing waivers earlier Friday

  • Anthony Davis: 'I knew I needed to get stronger'

    NBA.com "During Anthony Davis’ USA Basketball conference call Friday with New Orleans media members, one reporter remarked that he can detect a difference in the power forward’s physique even while watching him work out from 100-plus feet away in the Pelicans’ practice facility. The 238-pound Davis, who..." July 26

  • Pelicans waive small forward Omri Casspi

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Desiring a new start with another team, the New Orleans Pelicans waived small forward Omri Cassipi on Wednesday after acquiring him from the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade earlier this month. Casspi was included in the deal in which the Pelicans acquired starting center Omer Asik from..." July 24

  • 6d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Just to clarify, the No.3 center Clifford described would be a veteran-minimum level player. Just insurance/practice guy.

  • 6d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    New Orleans, as expected, has released newly acquired forward Omri Casspi, who will find new team in free agency if he clears waivers

  • Former King Omri Casspi tries to make sense of Gaza conflict

    Sacramento Bee "Omri Casspi arrived in Sacramento with his ego bursting, his prospects for a long-term career with the Kings promising, and his tiny country of Israel riding on his shoulders, along for the ride. Five years later, he barely recognizes his life. Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA,..." July 23

  • Anthony Davis: Omer Asik will 'help my game a lot'

    NBA.com "There are a few mitigating circumstances – the two haven’t always been matched up one-on-one against each other, for example – but the statistics Anthony Davis has produced while facing Omer Asik in the NBA seem like misprints. During a total of four matchups vs. Asik and Houston over Davis’..." July 23

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • 10d
    OnlyGators.com @onlygators

    I just learned that Florida #Gators C Patric Young has officially signed a two-year deal with the New Orleans #Pelicans.

  • Pelicans reach agreement to re-sign forward Darius Miller

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Small forward Darius Miller has agreed to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source confirmed Thursday night. Although Miller was not extended a $1.15 million qualifying offer by the franchise last month that made him become an unrestricted free agent, the Pelicans still made a..." July 18

  • Jimmer Fredette agrees to one-year contract to join the Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With a need to replace departed free agent Anthony Morrow, guard Jimmer Fredette agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum contract to join the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source confirmed Thursday night. Fredette, 6 foot-2, 195 pounds, is expected to have the same role as Morrow did this past..." July 18

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • 15d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing John Salmons will wind up signing a new deal with New Orleans after his recent release by Atlanta

  • Report: Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans turn Asik, Ariza deals into 3-way trade

    CBSSports.com "The Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a three-way trade, per NBA.com's David Aldridge and USA Today's Sam Amick. Here's how it's going to shake out: Wizards get: $8.5 million trade exception, Melvin Ely's unguaranteed contract Rockets get:..." July 14

  • 19d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Sources say Cavs in midst of making moves to create extra cap space to give LeBron his max and close to dealing Alonzo Gee to New Orleans

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

  • 21d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte's planning visit with free agent Brian Roberts, league sources tell Yahoo. He's on top of short list to backup Kemba Walker.

  • 22d
    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Sources: Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies have expressed interest in free agent point guard Brian Roberts.

  • New Orleans Pelicans not extending small forward Darius Miller a qualifying offer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With salary cap room needed to acquire center Omer Asik in a trade from the Houston Rockets, the New Orleans Pelicans are not going to extend small forward Darius Miller a qualifying offer and he will become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, according to league sources. Over the weekend,..." June 30

  • 31d
    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Pelicans will not extend qualifying offer to G Brian Roberts, league source informs @CSNNW. He will become an unrestricted free agent.

  • 32d
    Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops

    Patric Young just confirmed he's accepted a summer league invite with the New Orleans Pelicans.

  • 33d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    New Orleans is shopping forward Ryan Anderson and guard Austin Rivers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • 34d
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    More dominos will fall in Asik-to-Pelicans deal. N.O. may move Austin Rivers to create cap space. One option: dad Doc owns trade exception

  • LIVE BLOG
    2014 NBA Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26

  • Sources: Rockets trade Omer Asik to Pelicans

    Yahoo! Sports "The Houston Rockets have reached agreement on a trade to send center Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for a future first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. For the Rockets, this is the first step in clearing salary-cap space to pursue LeBron James or Carmelo..." June 26

  • Pelicans pursuing trade options to secure draft pick but talks don't involve Jrue Holiday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans are heading into Thursday night’s NBA draft with no selection in the first or second rounds for the first time in 12 years. But that could change if the Pelicans are able to find a willing trade partner. According to Pelicans coach Monty Williams, they have actively..." June 24

  • Pelicans says injured Ryan Anderson is on pace to be ready by start of training camp

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson underwent successful surgery on his cervical spine for a herniated disc in April, there were concerns if he would be recovered in time for the start of this upcoming season. After the surgery was performed, the Pelicans announced that Anderson..." June 20

  • Pelicans confirm shooting guard Anthony Morrow will become unrestricted free agent

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans confirmed on Thursday afternoon that shooting guard Anthony Morrow has decided to opt out the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. After averaging 8.4 points in 76 games and ranked fourth in the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage..." June 20

  • Pelicans explore sign-and-trade for Pistons' Greg Monroe

    Michigan Live "Greg Monroe was back in his hometown of New Orleans last week to take part in a youth basketball clinic. But could the Big Easy become a permanent destination for the Detroit Pistons' soon-to-be restricted free agent? According to a story by NOLA.com, the New Orleans Pelicans might be..." June 18

  • Eric Gordon two months removed from surgery: ‘The knee is doing well’

    Vigilant Sports "Eric Gordon has spent his offseason rehabbing after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on April 16 – exactly two months ago today. Although he’s not yet back out on the floor, he’s comfortable where he’s at with rehab and strengthening the knee. “The knee is doing well,” Gordon told..." June 17

  • Eric Gordon two months removed from surgery: ‘The knee is doing well’

    Vigilant Sports "Eric Gordon has spent his offseason rehabbing after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on April 16 – exactly two months ago today. Although he’s not yet back out on the floor, he’s comfortable where he’s at with rehab and strengthening the knee. “The knee is doing well,” Gordon told..." June 16

  • 46d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Pelicans aggressively trying to trade into 1st round in hopes of drafting a small forward or center, sources say.2014 1st dealt in Jrue deal

  • 46d
    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    I'm hearing there is mutual interest between the New Orleans Pelicans and free-agent-to-be Andray Blatche. Keep an eye on that after July 1.

  • Pelicans' Anthony Morrow hasn't finalized decision yet to opt out, according to his agent

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In all likelihood, New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Anthony Morrow will opt out of his contract on July 1 to become an unrestricted free agent. But his agent said on Wednesday no decision has been made yet. ''We haven't specifically sat down and discussed it with (Pelicans general..." June 05

  • Durant, LeBron headline 2013-14 All-NBA First Team

    NBA.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team. Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the..." June 04

  • Chad Ford Big Board 11.0

    ESPN.com "While workouts are only a small part of a much bigger draft picture, they offered an up close and personal look at 14 of our top 17 players. That, combined with additional feedback from NBA GMs and scouts, means it's time for Big Board 11.0 of the 2014 NBA draft. 1 Andrew Wiggins COLLEGE:..." June 04

  • Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans says he has undergone successful surgery

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans said on his Instagram account on Wednesday evening he has undergone a successful surgery. Evans posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed with the caption: "Surgery went great!! Can't wait to start my re-hab & get back on the court with my..." May 15

  • Pelicans forward Al-Farouq Aminu struggled with inconsistency again this season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In three seasons, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams tried just about every motivational tactic to push small forward Al-Farouq Aminu to become a more consistent player. It still wasn't enough for Aminu to raise his level of play like the Pelicans hoped after they extended him a..." May 10

  • Pelicans' backup point guard Brian Roberts showed he's an above average replacement

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "On a grading scale, you'd have to say that the job New Orleans Pelicans backup guard Brian Roberts did this past season was above average. And in how that compared with the man he replaced, Jrue Holiday, the mark would almost remain the same. What Roberts gave the Pelicans this year in..." May 08

  • NBPA VP: Players were prepared to boycott

    ESPN.com "NBA players were prepared to boycott Tuesday night's playoff games if NBA commissioner Adam Silver did not ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and force him to sell his team, National Basketball Player's Association first vice president Roger Mason Jr. said. "I heard from our players..." April 29

  • Davis had little difficulty elevating his game to elite level this season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After winning a gold medal on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and remaining a member in the USA Basketball program for two years, a number of NBA scouts and coaches predicted that New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis’ learning curve would be accelerated. But no one, including Pelicans coach..." April 25

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M

    ESPN.com "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

  • 104d
    Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer

    Monty said idea of bringing Eric Gordon off bench and starting Tyreke at guard is something Pelicans will discuss: "It's a valid question."

  • Pelicans end season with a 105-100 win against the Rockets

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It was a meaningless game in yet another lost season. In a 6 ½-month span of basketball that was ravaged by injuries and, at times, dumbfounding lapses, the squad the New Orleans Pelicans ran out on the court for their season finale Wednesday night vaguely resembled the unit that opened the..." April 17

  • What the Oklahoma City Thunder said about its 101-89 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Thunder coach Scott Brooks: (On the game tonight) ''We didn’t do a good job of stopping the basketball in the second half. Tyreke (Evans) got to the paint too many times, he got to the free throw line too many times – I think 11 times in the 2nd half. We fouled them early and put him (Evans)..." April 15

  • Pelicans sign Melvin Ely, release Stiemsma

    NBA.com "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team waived center Greg Stiemsma and signed center Melvin Ely for the remainder of the season. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released. Ely (6-10, 260) has appeared in 373 games over eight NBA seasons, averaging 5.3 points and..." April 14

  • Rockets take Pelicans down in 4th quarter

    Houston Chronicle "After two straight losses on the road, the Rockets were looking for a bounce back win when they hosted New Orleans on Saturday night. That wouldn’t come easily, however, as the Rockets required late-game heroics to pull out a 111-104 win at Toyota Center. A couple of Pat Beverley 3-pointers,..." April 13

  • 108d
    Michael McNamara @McNamara247

    Brian Roberts won't play, though, so we probably see another 38-40 minutes from Rivers. I ain't complaining.

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