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PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, 2 million Since the Pelicans allowed Al-Farouq Aminu and Darius Miller to become unrestricted free agents and don’t seem to have a desire to bring either of them back, they created a need for a backup small forward. Although Evans spent most of his time in a 6th man role...
Via HoopStuff
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason Smith Signing With Knicks On One-Year, $3.3M Deal

Free agent center Jason Smith has signed a one-year contract with the New York Knicks worth the taxpayer midlevel exception of $3.3 million, league sources told RealGM. Smith averaged 9.7 points and 5.8 rebounds last season for the New Orleans Pelicans, and the 7-footer gives the Knicks an active, rugged big man to fortify a frontcourt that lost Tyson Chandler. Smith, a six-year...
Via RealGM
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans say goodbye to Anthony Morrow

I wrote a post a few months ago on resilience within the Pelicans organization and how guard Anthony Morrow really stepped up for the team. So needless to say, the news of his signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder was nothing short of disappointing. On Saturday, the Thunder and the 28-year old Morrow agreed on a 3-year deal reportedly worth about $10 million. Morrow was previously...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down Asik's impact on the Pelicans

As Omer Asik's 7-foot, 255-pound frame towered above the New Orleans Pelicans' microphone podium, fans and journalists got their first glimpse of the formidability of the Pelicans' new front court. The Pelicans unveiled Asik and his new No. 3 jersey Tuesday afternoon, finally making official the 3-team deal to bring him to New Orleans and pair him with star power forward...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Sign John Salmons

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed John Salmons moments after acquiring Omer Asik and Omri Casspi from the Rockets. John Salmons and the Pelicans agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract, according to NOLA.com. Salmons averaged 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game last season. He was recently... The post Pelicans Sign John Salmons appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Roberts Agrees To Two-Year, $5.5M Deal With Hornets

Brian Roberts has agreed to sign with the Charlotte Hornets on a two-year, $5.5 million deal. Roberts is a 28-year-old point guard out of Dayton who most recently played for the New Orleans Pelicans. Roberts initially emerged in Germany playing for Brose Baskets.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Morrow to the Thunder

Anthony Morrow has agreed to a 3-year, $10 million deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Last season, Morrow averaged 8.4 PPG, 0.8 APG, and 1.8 RPG in 18.8 minutes per game with the New Orleans Pelicans. Morrow is an exceptional shooter as he shot 45.1% from three-point range last season, good for 4th in the league. He’s not much of a playmaker but with defenses paying so much attention...
Via KC Sports Ninja
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis Coming Home: Return to Chicago (Part 1)

In episode one of a three part series from Red Bull featuring Pelicans big man Anthony Davis. The energy drink maker chronicles AD’s return to Chicago and explores his early life growing up in Second City as he prepares to host the Red Bull Reign 3×3 basketball tournament at Seward Park later this month. H/N SLAM The post Anthony Davis Coming Home: Return to Chicago (Part 1...
Via Hooped Up
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Russ Smith, Now Anthony Davis’ Teammate In New Orleans, Jokes About How Many Shots Of His Kentucky Big Man Blocked

Anthony Davis and Russ Smith played collegiately at schools that hate each other–Kentucky and Louisville, respectively–but the former NCAA stars are now teammates in the NBA.  Smith, the former Louisville guard picked in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Pelicans, joins Davis, the former Kentucky big man selected No. 1 overall in 2012, in New Orleans.  Today, Smith...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have made Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers available in trade discussions, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Gordon, 25, averaged 15.4 points, 3.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game last season. He previously signed an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns, but the Pelicans matched it.... The post Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers appeared...
Via Hoops-Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon might just be the most hated athlete in Nola

This week will make exactly two years since Pelicans guard Eric Gordon agreed to terms with the Phoenix Suns. Terms were agreed upon on July 4, 2012; the offer sheet was signed on July 11; and the Hornets matched the offer on July 14. Needless to say, it’s been downhill since then. Since joining the organization, Gordon has had three surgeries, one of which sidelined him for a...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Looking To Make a Splash By Trading Tryeke Evans And Eric Gordan

The New Orleans Pelicans are being reported to trying to trade Tryeke Evans and  Eric Gordan to create cap space. The news comes as kinda surpise since during the 2013 NBA draft they traded for Jrue Holiday. Tyreke Evans had a solid season last year averaging over 14 points per game and 5 assists as well. Eric Gordon also had a very solid year averaging over 15 points per game...
Via TopSportsReport
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Pelicans Draft Grades

Round 2, Pick 17: Russ Smith – PG – Louisville - Going into Thursday night’s draft, the Pelicans didn’t have many glaring needs – however, with the looming unrestricted free agency of Anthony Morrow, a player who could provide floor spacing and instant points off of the bench was needed. They were able to wait until 3/4th’s of the draft was already complete to find that...
Via HoopStuff
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans looking to trade Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have been very active in trade talks, and agreed to acquire big man Omer Asik from the Houston Rockets last night. According to a report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Pelicans are now looking to trade guard Austin Rivers to relieve some cap space. Rivers has been a very inconsistent player through his first two seasons with the Pelicans, but he does have...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans interested in signing Andray Blatche

The New Orleans Pelicans are looking for more help in the front-court, and they have their eye on one name in particular as free agency continues to draw closer. According to a report from Alex Kennedy, the Pelicans are interested in signing big man Andray Blatche. Blatche is coming off of yet another good season with the Brooklyn Nets, and at 27 years of age is looking to cash in...
Via Sports-Glory
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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