Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Mavericks defeat Pelicans in Noel's Dallas debut

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Nerlens Noel is going to be a big part of the Dallas Mavericks' future, as his debut showed. But the heart of the franchise for nearly two decades isn't going anywhere just yet. Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 to help lead Dallas past the New Orleans Pelicans 96-83 Saturday night at..." February 26

  • Thunder benefit from Westbrook's 29th triple-double

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook has the ability to hurt opposing teams in a variety of ways. But regardless of which way the Oklahoma City point guard chooses to rip apart clubs, the foundation is his aggressive nature. This was on display Friday when he scored 21 points in the fourth..." February 26

  • Frustrated Pelicans know they need to figure things out soon

    ESPN "Anthony Davis couldn't fall asleep Sunday night after receiving an All-Star Game MVP award and an All-Star teammate before leaving the Smoothie King Center. He was too busy dreaming about the possibilities of playing next to DeMarcus Cousins. "I was just up all night just thinking about how..." February 26

  • DeMarcus Cousins' Pelicans take off hasn't been smooth

    USA Today "The pressure was coming either way, no matter how luxurious the private jet was that carried DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento to his new NBA home in New Orleans on Tuesday. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry traveled more than 1,800 miles to make the former Kings big man..." February 26

  • Divac feels Kings are better off after Cousins trade: 'If I'm wrong, I'll step down'

    Sacramento Bee "A week after Monday’s stunning trade that sent Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans for rookie Buddy Hield, the Pelicans’ first- and second-round draft choices in 2017, along with Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway, general manager Vlade Divac sat down with Bee columnist Ailene..." February 26

  • Pelicans to waive Omri Casspi, sign Reggie Williams

    Fanrag Sports "Just days after he was acquired, the New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly released forward Omri Casspi, in order to sign forward Reggie Williams. The Pelicans acquired Casspi from the Sacramento Kings alongside DeMarcus Cousins and the duo made their debut with their new team on Thursday night...." February 25

  • Cousins: Kings trading me was 'a coward move'

    USA Today "DeMarcus Cousins took us all behind the scenes of his trade from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans to The Undefeated, revealing just how emotional the move was for him. There are a couple of noteworthy moments, including how he said the Kings front office handled the leadup to..." February 24

  • Jarrett Jack to sign 10-day contract with Pelicans

    CBS Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans will sign veteran guard Jarrett Jack to a 10-day contract, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Jack has not played an NBA game since tearing his ACL as a member of the Brooklyn Nets 13 months ago. Before the injury, Jack was known as a solid backup combo..." February 24

  • Nuggets' Malone wonders 'what if' about Cousins, Kings

    CSN Bay Area "It seems like yesterday that Michael Malone was leading a Sacramento Kings team featuring DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas and Rudy Gay into battle every night. Less than three years later, only Gay remains with the franchise and he’s out for the season with a torn left Achilles. Thomas left..." February 24

  • Newly-acquired Pelicans F Omri Casspi breaks thumb, out 4-6 weeks

    Pro Basketball Talk "This has got to put a damper on the whole DeMarcus Cousins trade thing for New Orleans Pelicans fans. According to multiple reports, Omri Casspi — who was part of the trade that sent Cousins to Louisiana — has broken his thumb. The sharp-shooting forward will be out 4-6 weeks. It’s..." February 24

  • Don’t overlook how Omri Casspi can help the Pelicans

    Fanrag Sports "In the madness of the New Orleans Pelicans stealing DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings, most people seem to have forgotten that Omri Casspi was involved, too. It’s been completely overlooked. Rightfully so, the attention is going to the formidable thought of Cousins and Anthony Davis..." February 23

  • Rockets spoil Cousins' Pelicans debut

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- You can stop the presses on those New Orleans Pelicans championship banners. DeMarcus Cousins made his Pelicans' debut with Anthony Davis Thursday night against the Houston Rockets, but even though the newly minted Twin Towers delivered a promising performance as a tandem --..." February 23

  • Pelicans to waive F Terrence Jones: report

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans will be waiving forward Terrence Jones on Thursday, ESPN's Justin Verrier reported. Jones was a valuable bench piece for the Pelicans throughout the season, but he and the team reportedly pursued a trade for the big man after New Orleans made a deal to acquire All-Star..." February 23

  • Report: Pelicans to workout Jarrett Jack as they look for more guard, wing help

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pelicans have potentially the best front court in the NBA now with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. What they need is more help on the perimeter. A lot more help. It’s not all going to come this season, but the Pelicans are going to take a look at their options. One of those options..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • DeMarcus Cousins was ‘praying’ for a better supporting cast with Sacramento

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that DeMarcus Cousins has been freed from basketball purgatory in Sacramento, he’s giving a little bit of a glimpse into his mindset during his time with the Kings. Cousins admitted that he spent a long time desperately hoping the Kings would get Cousins a stronger supporting cast to help..." February 22

  • With DeMarcus Cousins aboard, Pelicans not looking to trade Jrue Holiday

    CBS Sports "New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday will be a free agent this summer, and, relatively recently , it looked like the front office had to figure out whether to trade him before Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET deadline. Now that the Pelicans have DeMarcus Cousins, though, it appears that is no longer under..." February 22

  • Pelicans To Work Out Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook, Others

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans will work out Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook, Reggie Williams and Hollis Thompson this week. The Pelicans are short on guards following their trade for DeMarcus Cousins " February 21

  • Report: Jeanie Buss Was Allegedly Upset Jim & Kupchak Wouldn’t Trade Ingram For DeMarcus Cousins, So She Fired Them

    Total Pro Sports "Los Angeles Lakers part owner and President Jeanie Buss is not to be messed with. On Tuesday, Jeanie was sick and tired of the Los Angeles Lakers not being able to get stars to turn this franchise around that she went ahead and fired GM Mitch Kupchak and her brother Jim Buss from their..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Pelicans to consider deal with Charge’s Cook

    Amico Hoops "The New Orleans Pelicans have expressed an interest in point guard Quinn Cook of the Canton Charge and could sign him to a 10-day contract as early as this week, Western Conference sources told Amico Hoops. Cook is in his second year with the Charge. He is the reigning D-League Rookie of the..." February 21

  • DeMarcus Cousins will miss out on close to $30 million due to Kings-Pelicans trade

    CBS Sports "Freed from the basketball purgatory that is the Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins is joining a dynamic team in the New Orleans Pelicans and could potentially be heading to the playoffs for the first time in his career this season. Yet while Cousins is one of the main winners in the trade that..." February 21

  • Lakers refused to include Ingram in Cousins talks with Kings

    NESN "If you haven’t heard by now, the Sacramento Kings traded All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. The Kings received Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 second-round pick, but it appears their initial aim was much..." February 21

  • Anthony Davis wins NBA All-Star Game MVP, scores record 52 points

    CBS Sports "TNT analyst Ernie Johnson called it before the game -- the NBA All-Star Game scoring record was going to fall on Sunday. It became clear that Johnson’s preminition was going to come true early in the fourth quarter. The only questions were when, and who? We got our answer early in the fourth..." February 20

  • Thomas didn't encourage Celtics to go after Cousins

    Boston Herald "While the Celtics were ultimately not interested in DeMarcus Cousins, all indications from around the NBA are that Danny Ainge remains very much in pursuit of a marquee talent to significantly alter the club’s fortunes. The question for Ainge and his peers now is whether the Cousins deal will..." February 20

  • Kings GM Vlade Divac on Cousins trade: 'I had a better deal two days ago'

    CBS Sports "Starting off his press conference to discuss Sacramento trading All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac joked with reporters on Monday that he thought he would have a chair to sit on instead of standing to..." February 20

  • Vlade Divac takes shot at DeMarcus Cousins in Kings statement

    Larry Brown Sports "Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac sent a pretty clear message as to why the team traded DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings officially announced the Cousins deal on Monday, and in the statement doing so, Divac offered the usual thanks to Cousins for his contributions and wished him well...." February 20

  • Kings owner thinks Buddy Hield has ‘Steph Curry potential’

    Sportsnaut "If you were one of the millions of people baffled at how little the Sacramento Kings received in return for DeMarcus Cousins, more information has come out on the topic that could shed light on the issue. But be warned. In no way, shape or form should you have any beverage in your mouth as you..." February 20

  • John Calipari adamant he will not be coaching DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Former Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins is reportedly headed to New Orleans, where he will play with former UK national champion Anthony Davis for the Pelicans. Just don’t expect their former UK coach to be joining them. “No happening,” UK coach John Calipari said Monday morning in an..." February 20

  • Even '2K17' video game thinks the DeMarcus Cousins trade was unfair

    CBS Sports "After dealing their lone superstar, DeMarcus Cousins, to the New Orleans Pelicans for rookie Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and two picks, the Sacramento Kings are for now, the clear losers of the trade. The deal was so bad that it was vigorously and hilariously mocked on Twitter..." February 20

  • Here's what Anthony Davis said about DeMarcus Cousins right before the Pelicans-Kings trade

    USA Today "Anthony Davis was already walking out of the NBA All-Star interview room, the last player or coach to be available to the media after Sunday’s game, when The Vertical’s report first dropped. The insane trade was real. But one reporter did ask Davis about the reports that the teams were..." February 20

  • In pairing Cousins with Anthony Davis, Pelicans' future second only to Warriors

    CBS Sports "An otherwise overblown and underwhelming NBA All-Star Game weekend, one that most thought would be defined by the story of Westbrook and KD and the superstar pair that was no more, turned Sunday night into something shocking and much more meaningful: A brand new pairing that could rewrite the..." February 20

  • Pelicans seeking trade partner for Terrence Jones

    Sportando "The New Orleans Pelicans will try to trade Terrence Jones before Thursday’s deadline. With the arrivals of Cousins and Casspi, Jones may fall out of rotations in New Orleans. " February 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins Traded To New Orleans Pelicans

    ESPN "The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, ‎Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick and future second-round pick, sources told ESPN. The Pelicans feel confident they can eventually re-sign..." February 20

  • The Only Man in New Orleans Being Forced to Eat

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis lives in New Orleans and plays for a team named after a coastal bird that loves fish and will pretty much eat anything from the sea. He also needed to put some weight on his frame, which after last summer has apparently continued to grow up to 6-foot-11. So what was the..." February 18

  • Anthony Davis to be ‘very involved’ in efforts to re-sign Jrue Holiday

    Yardbarker "Anthony Davis isn’t about to let his No. 2 option on the New Orleans Pelicans depart in free agency this summer. Davis said this week that he plans to be “very involved” in the team’s efforts to re-sign guard Jrue Holiday, who will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-17..." February 17

  • Pelicans slip past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- When Vince Carter hit a 3-pointer with 48.5 seconds left in the game Wednesday night at FedExForum, the Memphis Grizzlies had almost erased a 16-point, fourth-quarter deficit. Carter's triple cut the New Orleans Pelicans' lead to 92-91. However, the Grizzlies would not..." February 16

  • Despite Pelicans' struggles, Anthony Davis 'here to stay'

    ESPN "Struggles by the New Orleans Pelicans this season won't affect Anthony Davis' long-term commitment to the franchise, he said Thursday. "Look, I'm here. If I was thinking about leaving, I'd never re-sign [last summer]. I'm here to stay," Davis told ESPN Radio's Meet The All-Stars show that will..." February 16

  • Davis professes loyalty to Pelicans: 'I don't plan on leaving' New Orleans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans' playoff hopes might be dim, but their star, Anthony Davis remains bullish about the team and its future. Anthony Davis professed his loyalty to the Pelicans organization and maintained his commitment to the city of New Orleans during a conference call with..." February 15

  • Davis nails winner to lift Pelicans past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The New Orleans Pelicans and the Phoenix Suns played four nail-biting games this season. The difference was eight points and one Anthony Davis. Davis had the last three New Orleans baskets, including a put-back, 5-foot jump hook with 40.3 seconds left to put the Pelicans..." February 14

  • Cousins keeps cool, guides Kings past Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The officials finished looking at the replay, pointed at the Sacramento Kings bench and upheld the technical foul called on DeMarcus Cousins for throwing an inadvertent elbow late in the first quarter. With that, the Kings' franchise player took off for the team's..." February 13

  • Cavs free up roster spot, save cash by trading injured Chris Andersen to Hornets

    Fox Sports "It won’t be the biggest deal made before the NBA trade deadline, but the Cleveland Cavaliers have created some flexibility by moving Chris Andersen. The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to add some depth, perhaps via trade before the Feb. 23 deadline or more likely via a signing of someone off..." February 13

  • Pelicans’ Buddy Hield delivers crotch shot to DeMarcus Cousins

    Fanrag Sports "New Orleans Pelicans rookie Buddy Hield went low on Sunday night during the team’s game against the Sacramento Kings, getting tossed out in the second quarter for a shot below the belt of Kings’ forward DeMarcus Cousins. On the rather long list of NBA players you don’t want to swipe at in that..." February 13

  • Davis scores 42 in Pelicans' road win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- With just nine players available for Friday night's game against Minnesota, the New Orleans Pelicans were going to need someone to step up. Anthony Davis was the obvious choice, but the big man had some help. Davis scored 42 points -- his sixth 40-point game of the..." February 10

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Johnson leads Jazz to rout of Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Although the Jazz have won 11 of their past 14 games, Utah coach Quin Snyder has spent the last several weeks trying to tamp down praise for his team's consistently high-level performances. Snyder did it again Wednesday night after the Jazz routed the New Orleans Pelicans..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pelicans Seeking Center, Dangling 2018 Pick

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans were at the center of an interesting trade rumor on Monday night, having been linked to the Sixers in a possible Jahlil Okafor deal. However, those Okafor discussions weren’t the only talks New Orleans has engaged in recently, as Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. According..." February 07