Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16
The Pelicans are giving serious consideration to Tyreke Evans starting at SF. In fact, he is now the favorite to win the job.
Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12
Anthony Davis jammed his left index finger in 1st half. X-rays were negative. He is available to return to the game in 2nd half
Pelicans coach Monty Williams said in his pregame interview that Darius Miller will start at small forward tonight against Heat.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams said he's considering holding All-Star power forward Anthony Davis and top offseason acquisition Omer Asik out of Saturday's preseason opener against the Miami Heat in Lexington, Ky. Both Davis and Asik, who are expected to be a formidable duo at the..." October 04
I'm watching Pels swingman Tyreke Evans work on his refined shooting stroke & he's made at least 7 of 10 3s from each spot. Not bad.
Pelicans coach Monty Williams said if Anthony Davis and Omer Asik play Saturday against Heat, it will be limited minutes.
Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01
Fox Sports Southwest "Last year was cruel for New Orleans Pelicans sharp shooter Ryan Anderson, who lost his girlfriend Gia Allemand to suicide before the season started, then lost basketball, at least temporarily, due to a frightening and freak neck injury. Now, nine months after his collision with Gerald Wallace..." September 30
Pro Basketball Talk "When Paul George suffered the horrific injury playing for USA Basketball this summer, there were some who immediately questioned whether or not the NBA’s star players should be putting themselves at risk like that during the offseason. The problem with that line of thinking, of course, is that..." September 28
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The timing couldn't have been much worse last season when New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday went down with a stress fracture in his right tibia. Just 34 games into his first season in New Orleans, Holiday was only beginning to display the form that had earned him an Eastern..." September 27
New Orleans Times-Picayune "This summer, veteran small forward John Salmons wasn’t considered one of the top available players in free agency. But he was near the top of the New Orleans Pelicans’ priority list. He was targeted because of his experience and potential to be a consistent contributor. For the past three..." September 25
SB Nation "The New Orleans Pelicans showed a sneak peak of a new red alternate uniform Tuesday. There it is in all its glory. It's ... very red. It will be the team's third uniform combination after deciding to rebrand as the Pelicans one year ago, and it'll be worn on opening night and three other times..." September 23
New Orleans Times-Picayune "With a black sleeve pulled over his surgically repaired right knee, Tyreke Evans goes about his business shooting jump shots and working on his dribbling techniques and core fundamentals. But when it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans players assembled at the team's Metairie practice facility..." September 13
New Orleans Times-Picayune "With a black sleeve pulled over his surgically repaired right knee, Tyreke Evans goes about his business shooting jump shots and working on his dribbling techniques and core fundamentals. But when it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans players assembled at the team's Metairie practice facility..." September 12
New Orleans Times-Picayune "After having a promising season cut short in January by a season-ending stress fracture in his right tibia, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday was back penetrating between defenders Thursday at the team's practice facility. For the first time in six months after requiring surgery and..." September 11
Anderson is getting back in shape, feels good about that. Contact slowly increasing. Expects to be able to "play with the guys" next week.
Real GM Basketball "Free agent guard Dionte Christmas has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on a one-year contract, a league source told RealGM. Christmas has played five professional seasons since going unselected in the 2009 draft, and he hadn’t spent a regular season in the NBA until playing a..." September 10
Ex-Pistons PF Vernon Macklin has reached agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on a non-guaranteed camp deal, league source tells RealGM.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Even when New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers was the subject of trade rumors this summer, he didn't stop working. Instead of wondering where he may end up, he stayed focused on getting better. He spent time in Houston working with former NBA player and coach John Lucas and also in Los..." September 06
CBSSports.com "New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has been cleared for contact, he announced on Instagram. He suffered a herniated disc in January and had surgery in April. "After 8 months out, I can finally play again," he wrote. "Thank you God!"" September 03
Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans are among the teams that showed interest in forward Joe Ingles, sources told @sportando
CBSSports.com "Every time Team USA gets together, there's talk of how players return to the NBA better. They can see how other stars work, go against them in practice and refine their individual games. If there's one guy this summer who people are talking about using this experience as a springboard to..." August 30
Demps said he is looking forward to see Russ Smith and Austin Rivers in training camp. He said he has been hearing good things about Rivers
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday they have signed free agent small forward John Salmons to a one-year contract, although he verbally agreed to join the franchise more than a month ago. A delay in the announcement occurred because Pelicans general manager Dell Demps had to work out..." August 27
SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26
Pro Basketball Talk "The Pelicans were ravaged by injuries last season: Jrue Holiday played 34 games, Ryan Anderson 22, Eric Gordon 64, and even Anthony Davis missed 15 games. This season, if they can stay healthy the Pelicans are a playoff team in the West. Which is why this note from GM Dell Demps, via Nakia..." August 19
Anthony Davis not practicing today for the U.S. Woke up with a stiff neck today.
While Coach K wouldn't reveal the starters,a source said Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, James Harden & Anthony Davis likely vs Brazil w/1 TBD.
CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13
Basketball Insiders "The New Orleans Pelicans had horrible luck when it came to injuries during the 2013-14 season. Key contributors such as Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Jason Smith missed a combined 202 games and the team was never able to play to their full potential..." August 07
Basketball Insiders "The New Orleans Pelicans had horrible luck when it came to injuries during the 2013-14 season. Key contributors such as Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Jason Smith missed a combined 202 games and the team was never able to play to their full potential..." August 06
NBA.com "Among the group of 20 elite players who participated in USA Basketball’s training camp in Las Vegas, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was often a center of attention, drawing raves from peers for the player he’s become at just 21. By the end of the week in the desert, however, the warm..." August 04
Classy move from Anthony Davis, who I'm told stopped by the Las Vegas hospital last night to visit Paul George as he underwent leg surgery.
NBA.com "The usage of analytics to evaluate NBA players has made incredible strides in recent years, gaining near-universal acceptance, but the data still has a ways to go before it can accurately measure every aspect of the game. Case in point: 7-foot, 255-pound center Omer Asik, who was traded to New..." August 01
ESPN sources say Omri Casspi is finalizing a one-year contract at league min. with Sacramento tonight after clearing waivers earlier Friday
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
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
Just to clarify, the No.3 center Clifford described would be a veteran-minimum level player. Just insurance/practice guy.
New Orleans, as expected, has released newly acquired forward Omri Casspi, who will find new team in free agency if he clears waivers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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