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Report: Seth Curry close to a guaranteed contract

Seth Curry, the brother of MVP Stephen Curry, is close to signing a guaranteed contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, reports Gery Woelfel. Move over Steph, here comes Seth: Hearing Seth Curry is on the brink of securing a guaranteed contract from the Pelicans. — Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) July 17, 2015 Following a strong NBA Summer League performance with the Pelicans, Curry...
Via Hoops-Nation
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Why the Pelicans should make the NBA playoffs next season

We conclude our NBA schedule series this week with a positive example of how a lack of division-heavy scheduling can influence a team’s season. Earlier in the week, we examined why the Boston Celtics face such a tough path in the Eastern Conference, despite residing in the comparatively soft Atlantic Division. Boston will play just 16 games in the Atlantic. It will have to play...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Why the Pelicans might regret the Omer Asik contract

The current justification for nearly every deal in the NBA going forward is the fact that the salary cap is going up. And on the face of it, that makes sense, and it helps justify the New Orleans Pelicans' decision to sign Omer Asik to a five-year contract.It also helps that the New Orleans coaching staff appears to think highly of the Turkish center. But according to Thomas Duffy...
Via Fox Sports
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Clippers sign former Spartan Branden Dawson

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Clippers have signed forward Branden Dawson, who was acquired in a draft night trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. Dawson was picked 56th overall by the Pelicans last month. The 22-year-old forward averaged 12.8 points and 10.3 rebounds while playing in four games for the Clippers at the recent Orlando Summer League. He finished second in the standings in...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Report: 76ers interested in Pelicans guard Norris Cole

The status of restricted free agent point guard Norris Cole is one of the last remaining questions for the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason. But if the Pelicans are looking to bring Cole back, they'll have some competition for his services.This according to Mike Scotto of, who reports that the Philadelphia 76ers have "expressed interest" in Cole.Because Cole...
Via Fox Sports
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Anthony Davis has a pet monkey, for real

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has the world at his fingertips. At just 22 years old and after signing a five-year, $145 million extension, he’s not going to be wanting for anything any time soon. Davis, already one of the top players in the NBA, can already cross one thing off his to-do list. Young Meek! A photo posted by Ant Davis (@antdavis_23) on Jun...
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Report: Pelicans re-sign 3-point shooter Luke Babbitt

When it comes to his offense, New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry loves tall guys who can space the floor and shoot from deep. So it should come as no surprise that the Pelicans have reportedly re-signed Luke Babbitt to a two-year deal, according to's Marc Stein:Babbitt is a career 40.3 percent shooter on 3-pointers, and he shot a career-best 51.3 percent on 115 3-point...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans' Eric Gordon's brother, Eron, considering LSU, site says

Eron is younger brother of Pelicans guard Eric Gordon
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
9 days ago

Pelicans coach wants Anthony Davis to shoot more threes

Superstar power forward Anthony Davis made a single three-pointer during the 2014-15 season, but it effectively sent the New Orleans Pelicans into the playoffs. However, Alvin Gentry—the franchise’s new head coach—wants to see “The Brow” hoist more triples next year. According to John Reid of, Gentry said: “That’s got to become a consistent shot for...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans want to re-sign Norris Cole

The New Orleans Pelicans have had an active offseason retaining key players and now have Norris Cole as their next target to bring back to New Orleans, according to Cole is a restricted free agent and can play for a one-year qualifying offer if no other teams offer him a contract.  The Pelicans have limited room left for contracts and are looking to sign him to a deal...
Via Hoops-Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dante Cunningham Agrees To Three-Year, $9M Deal With Pelicans

Free agent forward Dante Cunningham has agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source told RealGM. Cunningham, 28, will hold a player option on the third season. After signing two months into the NBA season, Cunningham averaged 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 66 games for the Pelicans. Cunningham has scored six points per game while...
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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...
Via HoopStuff
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via RealGM - NBA
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Davis, Pelicans Agree On Five-Year, $140M Contract Extension

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a five-year extension worth more than $140 million. Davis tweeted: “NOLA, I am here to stay! Just getting started” shortly after free agency opened late Tuesday night, and a person with knowledge of the details confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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