Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Tofas Bursa signs Jordan Hamilton

    Sportando "Tofas Bursa signed Jordan Hamilton. The product of Texas has played 151 NBA games averaging 5.9 points per contest." July 25

  • Pelicans Sign Free Agent Forward Terrence Jones

    NBA.com "The New Orleans Pelicans today announced that the team has signed unrestricted free agent forward Terrence Jones, and re-signed guard Tim Frazier. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Jones, 6-9, 252, has spent his entire professional career with the Houston Rockets after..." July 23

  • Alonzo Gee Close To One-Year Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "Alonzo Gee is finalizing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Gee averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game for the Pelicans last season." July 20

  • Cheick Diallo Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "Cheick Diallo has agreed upon a three-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Diallo was drafted by the Pelicans with the No. 33 overall pick in last month's draft." July 20

  • Buddy Hield was ‘pissed off’ about Summer League. That’s exactly what he needed

    SB Nation "Buddy Hield doesn’t need help to be motivated. He’s a self-made college sensation who shared a queen-sized bed with seven other family members growing up. He’s the No. 6 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, yet was taking jumpers on the Pelicans’ practice court just days after they selected him...." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Pelicans' Gentry: Evans won't be ready for start of season

    The Score "Stop us when this starts to sound familiar: The New Orleans Pelicans will likely begin the 2016-17 season without their full complement of regular starters. Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans, who underwent right knee surgery in February to relieve pain caused by chronic tendinitis, is not expected..." July 16

  • Sources: Terrence Jones nearing deal with Pelicans

    Yahoo! Sports "Free agent Terrence Jones is nearing agreement on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical. For Jones and the Pelicans, a partnership could become a high-reward proposition, with the opportunity to re-establish Jones, 24, as a promising power forward..." July 14

  • Pelicans Waive Toney Douglas

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have formally parted ways with point guard Toney Douglas, the team announced today in a press release. Assuming Douglas isn’t claimed later this week off waivers by another club, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent. A former first-round pick, Douglas appeared in 61 games for..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Pelicans reach 2 year, $4.1 million agreement with Tim Frazier

    The Bird Writes "The New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement with restricted free agent Tim Frazier according to Sham Charania of The Vertical. Frazier joined the Pelicans after the All-Star Break on a pair of 10 day contracts before signing for the remainder of the season due to the waves of injuries that..." July 10

  • Greg Monroe to Pelicans for a package revolving around Tyreke Evans

    The Bird Writes "With the signing of Langston Galloway, the New Orleans Pelicans are hovering right around the $90 million mark in total team salary. This figure doesn't even include Buddy Hield or Cheick Diallo and the non-guaranteed contracts of Luke Babbitt and Toney Douglas. Hence, any remaining sizable move..." July 09

  • What should Eric Gordon's role be on the Rockets?

    The Dream Shake "The Rockets have made three (if you count Nene) key signings in free agency so far, and two of those players happen to be knockdown shooters and come from the same team. You already know who those players are: Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon. You also most likely know the media's reaction to these..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Tyreke Evans might be option for Pat Riley and Heat if Dwyane Wade takes talents elsewhere

    The Bird Writes "Dwyane Wade is a wanted man... outside of South Beach. The Denver Nuggets reportedly have an offer on the table north of $50 million for two years and there exist rumors the Cleveland Cavaliers would make space to pair up LeBron James with his good friend. With seemingly how fractured the..." July 06

  • Pelicans reach agreement with Langston Galloway

    The Bird Writes "The New Orleans Pelicans have reached a verbal agreement with former New York Knicks guard Langston Galloway according to Ian Begley of ESPN New York. Galloway, a two year veteran, averaged 7.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game last season for the Knicks while posting an 11.7 PER...." July 06

  • Pelicans move Tyreke Evans to Denver Nuggets for Wilson Chandler?

    The Bird Writes "One scenario that deserves some exploration is a trade centered around Tyreke Evans for Wilson Chandler. The New Orleans Pelicans should add another perimeter player while the Denver Nuggets consider finding insurance for Emmanuel Mudiay. At the very least, I have to admit that it might be time..." July 05

  • Report: Feud with Tony Parker to blame for Alexis Ajinca's failure to make French team?

    The Bird Writes "In a surprise announcement, Alexis Ajinca has failed to make the 12-man squad that will represent France in the upcoming FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila. According to Fabrice Auclert of Basket USA, there was likely more to the decision than just basketball reasons. Have a look at how..." July 05

  • Report: Teams aren't pursuing Nate Robinson due to his NFL interest

    The Score "Nate Robinson remains an unsigned, unrestricted free agent, and a source told ESPN's Marc Spears that lack of interest in the undersized guard is partly due to Robinson's own interest in pursuing an NFL career. Robinson's inability to stay on the court and his decreased production since..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets agree on four-year, $53 million contract

    USA Today "Eric Gordon and the Houston Rockets have agreed on a four-year, $53 million contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract can't officially be signed until the NBA's moratorium periods lifts on..." July 03

  • Grizzlies, James Ennis agree to 2-year deal

    Today's Fastbreak "The Memphis Grizzlies have reached a two-year agreement with small forward James Ennis, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Charania reports that the deal is for $6 million guaranteed. The New Orleans Pelicans grabbed Ennis from the D-League on March 30 and signed him to a 10-day..." July 03

  • Raptors met with Ryan Anderson on Canada Day

    Raptors HQ "While the insanity of the biggest NBA free agency period rages all around us, the Raptors have remained relatively quiet. Sure, they signed DeRozan to a near-max deal, but that was expected. But today, on Canada Day, according to Mark Medina of Los Angeles Daily News, Raptors management met with..." July 02

  • The Rockets are meeting with Ryan Anderson today

    The Dream Shake "It's been a bit of a slow start to the free agency period for the Rockets. First, they missed out on day one target Kent Bazemore, and now it's being reported that after meeting with Al Horford, the big man has instead whittled down his options to Boston and Washington. So now the Rockets turn..." July 02

  • Ryan Anderson Agrees To Four-Year, $80M Deal With Rockets

    Real GM Basketball "Ryan Anderson has agreed upon a four-year, $80 million deal with the Houston Rockets. Anderson is coming off a four-year, $36 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Report: Grizzlies met with Eric Gordon

    The Score "The Memphis Grizzlies' free-agent spending spree may not be over. Memphis met Friday with unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports, citing sources. The Grizzlies only have about $8 million in cap space after agreeing to max contracts with Chandler Parsons..." July 02

  • Pelicans, E’Twaun Moore Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have reached an agreement with free agent guard E’Twaun Moore, reports Scott Kushner of The Advocate (Twitter link). According to Kusher, Moore will sign a four-year, $34MM deal with New Orleans when the July moratorium ends." July 01

  • Solomon Hill Agrees To Four-Year, $52M Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have reached a verbal agreement on a four-year, $52 million deal with Solomon Hill." July 01

  • Report: Knicks discussing deal with oft-injured Eric Gordon

    CBS Sports "After reportedly inching closer to a deal with Joakim Noah, the New York Knicks have zeroed in on Eric Gordon in the first few hours of free agency, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski Gordon, 27, would be another reclamation project for the Knicks. First they acquired Derrick Rose..." July 01

  • Is Ryan Anderson a fit for the Raptors?

    Raptors Republic "Coming off the best Raptors season to date, the team looks to improve on its Eastern Conference Finals appearance and make a splash this offseason. While some fans would like the Raptors to go all out and make a run for Kevin Durant, after a WCF appearance, and his love for Oklahoma City, that now..." June 30

  • Nets interested in Ryan Anderson

    Nets Daily "After the Nets traded Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers on Draft Day, they're left without much in the way of power forwards. Only Chris McCullough is listed as a 4 on the current roster. Now, Mike Scotto reports they may have interest in former Net, Ryan Anderson. Anderson played for the..." June 30

  • Evan Turner could do almost everything but shoot for the Pelicans

    The Bird Writes "A potential small forward who cannot shoot behind the arc. Is that really what the New Orleans Pelicans need? That is the first question that will be asked if the Pelicans are connected to Boston Celtics free agent Evan Turner. A better question in my opinion, is why are we only focused on offense..." June 30

  • Report: Knicks getting very busy, eyeing Eric Gordon, Courtney Lee

    CBS Sports "Free agency hasn't even started yet but the Knicks have quickly become one of the more active teams in the league. The Knicks have already traded for Derrick Rose and will reportedly sign Joakim Noah at the start of free agency. Now to complete their starting lineup, the Knicks are reportedly..." June 30

  • Magic interested in Eric Gordon

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "With NBA free agency knocking on the door, more and more players are being linked to teams that could have interest in them. After reportedly having interest in reigning Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford, the Orlando Magic are once again rumored to have interest in another shooting guard...." June 30

  • Alonzo Gee declines player option with Pelicans

    ESPN "Alonzo Gee declined his player option with the New Orleans Pelicans for next season and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to a Sheridan Hoops report. Gee, 29, averaged 4.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 22.4 minutes per game in his first season with the Pelicans after..." June 30

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Reuniting Anthony Davis with Terrence Jones by moving Omer Asik

    The Bird Writes "As one probably surmised by the piece I wrote earlier this week, I am hell-bent on getting Omer Asik out of New Orleans before the end of the summer. My new plan to remove the mismatched center from town involves a trade with the Houston Rockets... and yes, you read that right! The Rockets are..." June 26

  • Buddy Hield taken 6th by Pelicans

    SB Nation "With the sixth overall pick in the NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans have selected Buddy Hield, the college basketball sensation who led Oklahoma to the Final Four last season. Four years at Oklahoma means Hield will turn 23 just a month into his NBA career, but his polished game is one of..." June 23

  • Mavs, Nets and Pelicans among the teams interested in Jan Vesely

    Sportando "As reported by Ismail Senol, the Dallas Mavericks, the Brooklyn Nets and the New Orleans Pelicans are among the teams interested in big-man Jan Vesely. He'll be a free-agent this summer after a very strong season with Fenerbahce and may return to the NBA. Vesely could attract offers in the..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • GM Dell Demps not ruling out possibility Pelicans could explore trading No. 6 pick

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The last time the New Orleans Pelicans had the sixth overall pick three years ago, General Manager Dell Demps made a surprising draft night trade. After selecting former Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel with the pick, Demps promptly shipped him and their 2014 first-round pick to the Philadelphia..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Five potential trade destinations for Derrick Rose

    Sportsnaut "While a lot of the talk surrounding the Chicago Bulls has involved Jimmy Butler, there’s a growing sense that the team might look to move former MVP Derrick Rose this summer instead. This makes a ton of sense for multiple reasons. First off, it’s become readily apparent that Butler and Rose..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Mock drafts split on Buddy Hield or Kris Dunn to the New Orleans Pelicans

    The Bird Writes "The New Orleans Pelicans look like they will have at least one of the top three guard prospects available when they are on the clock with the sixth pick. Who? Unlike last week things are becoming more muddy, not less. Surveying four prominent NBA mock drafts finds an even split between long time..." June 12

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

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