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Anthony Davis: Omer Asik will 'help my game a lot'

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’ two-year career, the 2014 All-Star has averaged just 8.0 points and 5.3 rebounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans ready to move forward behind Davis

LAS VEGAS -- When it comes to ending a three-year playoff drought, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams isn't looking for a quick fix even when offering up an oft-debated but unlikely change to the postseason setup.   "It would be nice if we could take the top 16 teams in the league and put them in the playoffs, but that's not something we control," Williams...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Jimmer Fredette Signing Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: Jimmer Fredette Signing Grade By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… Jimmer Fredette has found a new home and his legion of dedicated fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief. The New Orleans Pelicans signed Fredette to a one year contract at the league minimum to replace sharpshooter Anthony Morrow who recently signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. There...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans News: New Orleans signs Jimmer Fredette, Darius Miller

The New Orleans Pelicans made a couple of moves in the past day to solidify their lineup for the 2014-2015 season. John Reid of Nola News reports that the Pelicans have signed sharp shooter Jimmer Fredette and re-signed Darius Miller. New Orleans was in the market for a shooting guard that could come off the bench and fire from long range, and they found their guy in Jimmer.By Mike...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans reach agreement to re-sign forward Darius Miller

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 push to bring him back. Miller is expected to compete for minutes at small forward with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans agree to one-year deal with Jimmer Fredette

The New Orleans Pelicans lost deadly three-point shooter Anthony Morrow to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this offseason, and they didn’t take long to sign his replacement. According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Pelicans have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent guard Jimmer Fredette. Fredette has been one of the most disappointing players to come out of...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days 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
7 days 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
8 days 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
8 days 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
10 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
14 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
20 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
21 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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