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  • AP source: Pelicans, Asik agree on 5-year contract

    July 2, 2015 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the negotiations says 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. The person spoke to The Associated Press on... more »
  • Agent: Pelicans, center Alexis Ajinca agree on 4-year deal

    July 1, 2015 3:30 PM

    METAIRIE - 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.... more »
  • Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

    May 12, 2015 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday they were letting go of head coach Monty Williams after five seasons. Williams was made head coach of the Pelicans in June 2010 and had one year left in his current contract. He had a five-season overall record of 172-221... more »
  • Pelicans blow 20 point lead in 4th quarter, lose 123-119 in OT to Warriors

    April 24, 2015 12:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Golden State Warriors executed the 3rd largest 4th quarter comeback in playoff history, rallying from 20 points down to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-119 in overtime of game 3 in their Western Conference playoff quarterfinal series. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 38 points... more »
  • Pelicans play better, same result in game 2 loss to Golden State

    April 21, 2015 12:08 AM

    OAKLAND, CA - The New Orleans Pelicans gave the Golden State Warriors a much tougher test in game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal, but the Pelicans fell short 97-87 and fell into a 2-0 deficit in their best-of-seven series. The Pelicans led after the first quarter, as Anthony... more »
  • Pelicans take on Spurs tonight with playoff hopes on the line

    April 15, 2015 5:09 PM

    The last of the two remaining NBA playoff spots will be determined tonight on the final day of the regular season. In the Western Conference, New Orleans and Oklahoma City go into tonight's action tied for the eighth seed in the West. The Pelicans entertain streaking San Antonio, and are... more »
  • Pelicans top Timberwolves 100-88, remain in hunt for final playoff spot

    April 13, 2015 9:40 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Heading towards the finish line in a hotly contested playoff race, the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-88 on Monday to retain possession of the 8th seed in the Western Conference playoff race. Anthony Davis had 24 points, 11 rebounds, 6 blocks and 5 assists... more »
  • Pelicans' Anderson expects to be back soon

    March 30, 2015 10:55 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson says it's his "full intention" to play during New Orleans' upcoming three-game road trip. Anderson has been out of the lineup for more than a month with a sprained right knee. New Orleans begins a West Coast swing Wednesday night in Los... more »
  • Pelicans lose to Rockets, drop fourth straight

    March 26, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - James Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month absence, and the Houston Rockets handed New Orleans its fourth straight loss with a 95-93 victory on Wednesday night. Davis had 24... more »
  • Suns survive for ugly 74-72 win over Davis-less New Orleans

    March 20, 2015 2:00 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - Brandan Wright scored 16 points and matched his career high with seven blocked shots, helping the Phoenix Suns to a sluggish, cold-shooting 74-72 victory over a New Orleans Pelicans team playing without star Anthony Davis on Thursday night. Davis rolled his left ankle in the team's shootaround... more »
  • Davis, Pelicans outlast Bucks 85-84

    March 18, 2015 2:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans held off the Milwaukee Bucks, 85-84 on Tuesday night. Davis, who shoots around 55 percent, hit only 6 of 18 shots, but made 8 of 9 free throws and hit a clutch 15-footer that... more »
  • Pelicans beat Nets, move closer to 8th in West

    March 11, 2015 2:02 AM

    NEW YORK - Alexis Ajinca and Quincy Pondexter each scored 17 points and the New Orleans Pelicans moved within percentage points of eighth place in the Western Conference by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-91 on Tuesday night. Omer Asik had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans in their... more »
  • Davis pours in 43, Pelicans beat Bucks 114-103

    March 10, 2015 2:07 AM

    MILWAUKEE, WI - Anthony Davis scored 43 points, tying a career high and helping the New Orleans Pelicans pull away for a 114-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. Eric Gordon added 16 and Tyreke Evans had 13 before leaving the game in the third quarter with an... more »
  • Davis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85

    March 5, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 39 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in his first game back from a right shoulder sprain, and the New Orleans Pelicans won for the sixth time in seven games, 88-85 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Davis hit two mid-range jumpers in... more »
  • Pelicans hold off Nuggets 99-92 for 5th straight win

    March 2, 2015 2:01 AM

    DENVER, CO - Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik... more »
  • Pelicans beat Nets, stay hot in playoff race

    February 26, 2015 5:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Pondexter surpassed his previous high of 22 points by hitting his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 49.9 seconds left to all but... more »
  • Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors 100-97

    February 24, 2015 5:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored 18 for New Orleans, including a clutch 3-pointer... more »
  • Without All-Star Davis, Pelicans fall to Pacers

    February 12, 2015 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - David West and George Hill each scored 17 points and the Indiana Pacers went into the All-Star break with their fourth victory in their last five games, pounding the New Orleans Pelicans 106-93 on Wednesday night. Rodney Stuckey scored 16 points for the Pacers, who led by... more »
  • All-Star Davis, F Anderson out for Pelicans vs. Pacers

    February 11, 2015 6:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Pelicans All-Star power forward Anthony Davis and fellow forward Ryan Anderson both have been ruled out of Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers. Davis is missing his second straight with a right shoulder sprain, but coach Monty Williams says he would still encourage Davis to play... more »
  • Pelicans snap Hawks' 19-game winning streak, 115-100

    February 3, 2015 2:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Atlanta Hawks' franchise-record 19-game winning streak was snapped Monday night in a 115-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 13 rebounds to help New Orleans win for the sixth time in seven games, a stint which includes victories over several... more »
  • Davis to return as Pelicans host streaking Hawks

    February 2, 2015 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Pelicans All-Star power forward Anthony Davis says he'll return to the lineup Monday night when New Orleans tries to end Atlanta's 19-game winning streak. Davis, who missed one game and has had four days of rehabilitation since straining his left groin against Denver last Wednesday night, says... more »
  • Denver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicans

    January 29, 2015 2:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Afflalo hit four 3-pointers, the last with 2:32 left to increase Denver's then-tenuous lead to 89-85. After that, the Pelicans were unable to score... more »
  • Davis leads Pelicans past 76ers, on four game win streak

    January 27, 2015 2:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Eric Gordon added 13 for New... more »
  • Pels beat Lakers 96-80 as Davis returns to the court

    January 21, 2015 11:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis scored 29 points and blocked four shots in his return from a sprained toe, and the New Orleans Pelicans extended the Los Angeles Lakers' losing streak to a season-long six games, 96-80 on Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant returned after missing two games as part... more »
  • Bryant, Davis, slated to return as Pelicans host Lakers

    January 21, 2015 1:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans forward Anthony Davis and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant are expected to return from recent absences when their teams meet on Wednesday night. Davis says he remains in pain from a sprained big toe on his left foot, but feels good enough to play... more »
  • Davis has double-double as Pelicans beat Pistons, 105-94

    January 15, 2015 2:02 AM

    AUBURN HILLS, MI - Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans brought the Detroit Pistons back to earth with a 105-94 win Wednesday night. The Pistons came in having won of nine of 10, but were never competitive with New Orleans, which led by... more »
  • Pelicans sign guard Wolters; Holiday has right ankle injury

    January 14, 2015 11:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed point guard Nate Wolters to a 10-day contract. The signing, announced Wednesday, comes as starting point guard Jrue Holiday deals with a right ankle injury that will sideline him for Wednesday night's game in Detroit. The 6-foot-4 Wolters was a second-round... more »
  • Another big game for Anthony Davis in Pelicans loss

    January 8, 2015 2:06 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 31 points, including a game-winning 11-foot jumper off the glass with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a 98-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. With the game tied, Walker drove the right side of the lane and... more »
  • Wizards end skid with 92-85 win over Pelicans

    January 6, 2015 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards ended a three-game skid with a 92-85 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Paul Pierce scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Washington, which had five players in double digits. Andre Miller... more »
  • Pelicans' Gordon expects to return from injury, face Wizards

    January 5, 2015 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon, who has missed 21 games with a shoulder injury, says he expects to start in Monday night's home game against Washington. The Pelicans have also announced that Tyreke Evans is ill and that his status for the game is questionable.... more »
  • Evans scores 24 as Pelicans hold off Suns, 110-106

    December 31, 2014 2:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tyreke Evans scored 24 points, including eight straight for New Orleans in the final 2 minutes, and the Pelicans held off Phoenix 110-106 on Tuesday night to stop the Suns' winning streak at six games. Anthony Davis had 19 points with a season-high 18 rebounds, and Jrue... more »
  • Pels get landmark win over Spurs 97-90

    December 26, 2014 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis had 22 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 97-90 victory over the slumping San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. The Pelicans earned consecutive wins over the Spurs for the first time in team history. They also won... more »
  • Spurs guard Tony Parker out against Pelicans

    December 26, 2014 6:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is not playing against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night because of the lingering effects of a left hamstring strain. Parker played the last two games, including Thursday's 114-106 loss to Oklahoma City. But coach Gregg Popovich said the injury... more »
  • Pacers top Pelicans 96-84

    December 23, 2014 10:58 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill made an impactful season debut Tuesday night, leading the Pacers to a 96-84 home win over the New Orleans Pelicans. After missing the first 28 games with a left knee contusion, Hill had a team-high 15 points, four rebounds and three... more »
  • Pelicans waive guard Gal Mekel

    December 19, 2014 12:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have waived point guard Gal Mekel, who was acquired earlier this month. The 6-foot-3, 191-pound Mekel was signed on Dec. 5 and appeared in four games for the Pelicans, averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 assists. A native of Israel, Mekel played in college... more »
  • Davis injured in Pels' loss to Mavericks

    December 11, 2014 2:22 AM

    DALLAS, TX - Monta Ellis scored 13 of his 26 points in the final 5 minutes and the Dallas Mavericks outlasted the New Orleans Pelicans 112-107 on Wednesday night. New Orleans had a chance to tie the game in the final 6 seconds, but Ryan Anderson's 3-point attempt bounced off... more »
  • Davis scores 23, Pelicans top Lakers 104-87

    December 8, 2014 5:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Anthony Davis scored 23 points, Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night. Ryan Anderson had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, helping the Pelicans end a four-game road losing... more »
  • Pelicans add ex-Mavericks guard Gal Mekel

    December 5, 2014 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed former Dallas Mavericks guard Gal Mekel. The club, which announced the move on Friday evening, says Mekel will be with the team and available to play in Saturday night's game against the Clippers in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-3 Mekel appeared in... more »
  • Pelicans sign Dante Cunningham

    December 4, 2014 12:32 PM

    The New Orleans Pelicans have signed forward Dante Cunningham, who has struggled to clear his name after domestic assault charges against him were dropped this summer. The Pelicans announced the signing Thursday. He played the previous two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Cunningham was charged last April with felony domestic... more »
  • Cousins, Kings rule over Pelicans 99-89

    November 26, 2014 1:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 99-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Omri Casspi also scored 22 for Sacramento, which has won three in a row. Casspi, who made his first... more »
  • Pelicans' Gordon sidelined with shoulder injury

    November 24, 2014 3:18 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Eric Gordon's left shoulder injury will sideline him indefinitely. Team officials say an MRI has revealed that Gordon tore his labrum when he separated his shoulder in a collision with Jazz guard Trey Burke during Saturday night's victory in Utah. Gordon, who... more »
  • Davis powers Pelicans past Kings 106-100

    November 19, 2014 2:06 AM

    SACRAMENTO, CA - Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebound to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Tuesday on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for the Pelicans, who outscored the Kings 31-15 in the third. Tyreke Evans had... more »
  • Trail Blazers rally for 102-93 win over Pelicans

    November 18, 2014 1:57 AM

    PORTLAND, OR - Damian Lillard scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, back after missing one game with an illness, had 22 points and nine rebounds to... more »
  • Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers, 109-102

    November 13, 2014 1:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night. Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each... more »
  • James' Triple-Double helps Cavs soar past Pelicans 118-111

    November 10, 2014 11:22 PM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Kyrie Irving scored 27 of his 32 in the second half, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 118-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Kevin Love added 22 points for... more »
  • Pelicans beat their old team name 100-91

    November 4, 2014 10:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis had 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Charlotte Hornets 100-91 on Tuesday night. Tyreke Evans added 16 points and 10 rebounds in New Orleans' first victory since its season opener. Ryan Anderson scored 16 points and... more »
  • Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies over Pelicans 93-81

    November 4, 2014 2:01 AM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Marc Gasol scored 16 points, Zach Randolph had 15 and Tayshaun Prince added 14 as the Memphis Grizzlies extended their home winning streak to a franchise record 16 straight Monday night with a 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies, off to a franchise-best 4-0... more »
  • Davis power Pelicans past Magic, 101-84 in season opener

    October 29, 2014 1:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson, coming back from surgery on a herniated disk that cost him more than half of... more »
  • Pelicans starters see action in win over Mavs

    October 24, 2014 1:51 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - Tyreke Evans scored 14 points and Anthony Davis added 13 as the New Orleans Pelicans' starters saw plenty of action in a win over the Dallas Mavericks 88-85 in an exhibition game Thursday night. The Mavericks made it close, cutting the Pelicans' 10-point fourth-quarter lead to one... more »
  • Holiday, Anderson gear up as Pelicans camp nears

    September 12, 2014 10:25 AM

    METAIRIE - Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday has been feeling the best kind of pain this week - that general muscle soreness that comes from finally playing the sport he loves again. Sharp-shooting forward Ryan Anderson will have that same feeling in a week or so, and he can't wait.... more »
  • Pelicans center Davis shines for Team USA basketball

    August 17, 2014 11:30 PM

    CHICAGO - Anthony Davis gave the hometown fans something to cheer about, as the Chicago native and New Orleans Pelicans center led the charge for team USA in a 95-78 exhibition win over Brazil on Sunday. Davis led team USA with 20 points, including several spectacular dunks as well... more »
  • Pelicans top Rockets in season finale

    April 16, 2014 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans, both starring Evans' relentless hustle... more »
  • Pelicans Davis leaves game with back spasms

    April 3, 2014 7:01 AM

    DENVER, CO - New Orleans forward Anthony Davis has left Wednesday night's game against Denver with back spasms. Davis scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in 10 minutes before leaving the game in the second quarter, with his team trailing by double digits. Davis was playing his second straight... more »
  • Pelicans' Anderson out for season with neck injury

    March 25, 2014 7:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Ryan Anderson will miss the remainder of the season because of a herniated cervical disc that has sidelined him since early January. Anderson is scheduled to have neck surgery April 8 to repair the injury, which occurred when he collided with... more »
  • Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Pelicans, 111-103

    March 14, 2014 10:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Damian Lillard scored 27 points, Nicolas Batum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a four-game skid while playing without All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 111-103 Friday night. Wesley Matthews had 20 points for the Trail Blazers, who held out Aldridge with a... more »
  • Grizz rally at the end to beat Pelicans 90-88

    March 12, 2014 10:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mike Conley hit a driving layup against Austin Rivers with 1.5 seconds remaining to complete the Memphis Grizzlies' comeback for a 90-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Conley's basket closed out a 9-0 Grizzlies run to end the game. Memphis trailed 88-81 with... more »
  • Pelicans' wings Clipped

    February 25, 2014 7:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jamal Crawford hit seven 3s on his way to 24 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 on Monday night. Crawford picked up where he left off in Oklahoma City a day earlier, when he hit five 3-pointers and finished with 36... more »
  • Pierre the Pelican's new look revealed

    February 13, 2014 10:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans revealed the new face of their mascot Pierre the Pelican Wednesday night. Gone are the red beak and yellow feathers that inspired a number of internet memes poking fun at the "terrifying" mascot. Pierre's new look is covered in brown, with a... more »
  • Rockets rally to get past Pelicans 107-98

    December 28, 2013 11:10 PM

    HOUSTON - Dwight Howard had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and James Harden scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter in the Houston Rockets' 107-98 comeback victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Chandler Parson added 19 points and seven rebounds, and Terrence Jones had... more »
  • Clippers beat Pelicans

    December 19, 2013 6:27 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan each had a double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-95 Wednesday night to give coach Doc Rivers a victory over his son's team. Griffin had 21 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with 4:05 left, and... more »
  • Evans' sprained ankle to sideline him 1-2 weeks

    December 9, 2013 4:47 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Tyreke Evans is expected to miss up to two weeks because of his left ankle injury. The club says further evaluation Monday of Evans' injury has confirmed the initial diagnosis of a sprain. Evans was hurt while trying to drive past Kevin... more »
  • Holiday lifts Pelicans in 3OT win over Bulls

    December 3, 2013 6:34 AM

    CHICAGO- Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving the New Orleans Pelicans a 131-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to... more »
  • Davis leads Pelicans past Jazz 105-98

    November 21, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Anthony Davis had 22 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their second straight game, 105-98 over the struggling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Ryan Anderson added 14 of his 19 points in the second half to help the Pelicans pull away in... more »
  • Pelicans waive veteran forward Rodney Carney

    October 7, 2013 10:38 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans have waived journeyman forward Rodney Carney. The 6-foot-7 Carney has played for five teams, averaging 5.9 points and two rebounds in 15.4 minutes in 299 games. He was drafted 16th overall by the Chicago Bulls out of Memphis in 2006. Before joining New Orleans,... more »
  • Pelicans training center finished in time for camp

    September 18, 2013 10:46 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans' new $15 million practice headquarters is complete and ready for training camp, which opens Oct. 1. The facility includes two full-size courts, player and staff locker rooms, a weight room, a stadium-style theater for video review, meeting rooms, a dining area and offices. The... more »
  • Pelicans' Darius Miller has foot fracture

    September 9, 2013 9:51 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say second-year small forward Darius Miller has had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. Team officials say Miller had surgery in southern California on Friday and will return to New Orleans on Tuesday to begin his rehabilitation, which is expected... more »
  • Withey signs with Pelicans

    July 31, 2013 9:41 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say former Kansas standout Jeff Withey has signed his rookie contract, but the team didn't release details. Withey was drafted by Portland in the second round of the draft with the 39th overall pick. He was then traded to New Orleans as part... more »
  • Demps: Pelicans have many options on draft day

    June 26, 2013 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he wants to maintain a "poker face" and give away as little as possible regarding his club's intentions heading into Thursday night's NBA Draft. The Pelicans- formerly called the Hornets - hold the sixth overall pick and have no... more »
  • Pelicans' Gordon has arthroscopic ankle surgery

    May 10, 2013 9:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Eric Gordon has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. The club says the procedure, performed Thursday in Los Angeles, was aimed at alleviating pain caused by scar tissue. Gordon is expected to begin rehabilitation immediately and return... more »
  • New Orleans NBA team officially the 'Pelicans' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 24, 2013 3:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Hornets confirmed what could be the worst-kept secret of 2013; they're changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans. The team made the announcement this afternoon in a nationally-streamed press conference. Owner Tom Benson said in a promotional video it was the "perfect" symbol... more »

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