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New Orleans Pelicans: Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca Contract Grades

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America)   By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The New Orleans Pelicans made moves to retain their best low post pieces outside of Anthony Davis, keeping centers Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca in the rotations long term. While neither of them is a star caliber player by any means, nor do they rack up unfathomable numbers on a...
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Report: Pelicans, Asik agree on 5-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Pelicans and center Omer Asik have agreed on a five-year contract worth a minimum of $44 million and rising up to $58 million if incentives and benchmarks are met, said a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club and Asik have not publicly discussed the contract, which...
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Agent: Pelicans, center Alexis Ajinca agree on 4-year deal

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Pelicans and 7-foot center Alexis Ajinca have agreed on a four-year, $20.2 million extension. The 27-year-old Ajinca's new contract was confirmed by his agent, Mark Bartelstein, in an email to The Associated Press. Ajinca, who is French, was used last season primarily as a reserve. But when he received more minutes, he usually produced. He reached...
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Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans until 2020

With a player of Anthony Davis' talent, there's always a fear he could do something unprecedented and forgo a max extension to control his own destiny. LeBron James did a version of that in 2006 when he took a shorter deal on his first extension to be able to become a free agent in 2010. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh followed suit as fellow members of the class, while Carmelo Anthony...
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Alexis Ajinca, Pelicans Agree Upon Four-Year, $20.2M Deal

Alexis Ajinca has agreed to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans on a four-year, $20.2 million deal. Ajinca gives the Pelicans depth at center.
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Anthony Davis Receives NBA's Richest Extension

Before the free agency period explodes, the New Orleans Pelicans have made sure to wrap up Anthony Davis to ensure that he will be with the team...
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Anthony Davis’ contract gives us an idea of new salary cap money

Anthony Davis has reportedly agreed to a contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans that will be the richest in NBA history. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Davis and the Pelicans have a agreed to a five-year extension worth roughly $145 million that will kick in after the 2015-2016 NBA season. The deal cannot be...Read More
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Report: Pelicans sign Davis to five-year, $145M extension

The New Orleans Pelicans didn’t wait long before doling out some major cash to keep their star player on the team for the foreseeable future. Just minutes after free agency opened up at 12:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the Pelicans reportedly came to an agreement on a five-year, $145 million extension with star big man Anthony Davis. New Orleans star Anthony Davis has agreed to a...
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