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  1. Cavaliers reportedly trading Alonzo Gee to Pelicans, which could lead to Omer Asik trade

    Jul 11, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Houston Rockets

    Rockets need New Orleans to figure out how to get Asik before Chandler Parsons’ clock expires

  2. With lower-than-expected salary cap, will Rockets and Pelicans still complete Omer Asik trade?

    Jul 10, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Omer Asik, Tyler Zeller

    New Orleans no longer has enough cap room to absorb Asik’s salary

  3. Report: Pelicans ‘aggressively’ targeting first-round pick

    Jun 17, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

    Jrue Holiday, Monty Williams

    Too bad they already traded theirs for Jrue Holiday

  4. Austin Rivers, Nick Collison ejected for unimpressive shoving match (VIDEO)

    Apr 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Nick Collison, Austin Rivers

    It’s wasn’t much of a fight, even by NBA standards, but the referees decided it was worth a double ejection.

  5. Wednesday And-1 links: Trade rumor updates, mostly bad news if you want trades

    Feb 19, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

    Grizzlies' Tony Allen celebrates on the bench during the third quarter in Game 3 of their NBA Western Conference final playoff basketball series against the San Antonio Spurs in Memphis

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Today we start off with a heavy dose of trade rumor updates. • Talks between Memphis and Minnesota on…

  6. The Extra Pass: Predictions for All-Star Weekend

    Feb 14, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    NBA All-Star Game 2013

    All-Star weekend is upon us. While the rest of the PBT crew gets to eat beignets and earn beads for showing a little skin (that’s how that works, right?), some of us will be stuck at home watching the celebrity game and reevaluating our life choices. Not that I’m bitter or anything. Not at all.…

  7. Pierre Jackson scores D-League single-game record 58 points

    Feb 5, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

    2013 NIT Championship

    The New Orleans Pelicans have plenty of talented players who play or have played point guard: Jrue Holiday Tyreke Evans Brian Roberts Austin Rivers That’s why the Pelicans’ second-round pick, point guard Pierre Jackson from Baylor, signed to play in Europe. But Jackson left his French team to be closer to his grandmother and is…

  8. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Durant powers Thunder to top slot

    Jan 27, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

    Kevin Durant

    No Russell Westbrook yet Kevin Durant has pushed the Thunder to the top of the West and the top of PBT’s weekly power rankings. Still strange to see the Celtics and Lakers near the bottom of the poll, but it’s where they belong this season.   1. Thunder (35-10, LW 4). Kevin Durant is making…

  9. The Extra Pass: Vince Carter had a front row seat for the “Miracle on Hudson” plane crash

    Jan 16, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    US Airways Passenger Jet Crashes Into Hudson River By NYC

    LOS ANGELES — “They have to be shooting a movie or something.” That was Vince Carter’s first thought. Five years ago yesterday, the morning of Jan. 15, 2009, Carter woke up in the bedroom of his home in Edgewater New Jersey, and was lazily sitting on his bed just looking out the window of his…

  10. Mark Cuban good with NBA admitting referee mistakes, wish it would happen more

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors

    The Dallas Mavericks have benefitted from two late game bad calls by the referees this season — the one above where Monta Ellis clearly fouled Austin Rivers on the final shot, and one earlier in the season that wasn’t quite as egregious but still a foul, when Shawn Marion clipped Kevin Love on the arm.…

  11. PBT NBA Power Rankings: New York teams rising but Pacers on top still

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers

    Here are the weekly PBT power rankings, with some improving teams out of New York. For you fans in Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Minnesota and Memphis — teams with dreams of the Western Conference playoffs — know that the pace right now is 47-48 wins just to get the 8 seed. Plan accordingly.   1. Pacers…

  12. NBA says refs missed foul call on final play of Mavericks’ win over Pelicans

    Jan 12, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The Mavericks hung on for a 110-107 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, and Monta Ellis hacked the heck out of Austin Rivers on the game’s final play to ensure that would be the case. No foul was called by the officials at the time, however, and a day later, the league issued a statement…

  13. Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday out indefinitely with stress fracture in leg

    Jan 10, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans v Sacramento Kings

    Ugh. The list of quality point guards currently out injured in the NBA includes Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams, Eric Bledsoe (even if he played some two guard)… And now Jrue Holiday. Pelicans starting point guard Holiday has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right tibia and will be out…

  14. The Extra Pass: 10 teams, 10 observations, plus Tuesday recaps

    Nov 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Chuck Hayes, Paul Millsap

    Let’s zip around the league with ten observations for ten teams: Atlanta: I’m digging the former Jazz men. Paul Millsap is already getting along famously with Al Horford, but the smart movement off the ball by flex-bred wingmen Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll is keeping defenses off guard. This is a really unselfish offense already,…

  15. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The New Orleans Pelicans

    Oct 25, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Anthony Davis

    Last season: New Orleans final season as the Hornets wasn’t pretty. Eric Gordon was out much of the year, Anthony Davis showed promise but looked like a rookie at times, Austin Rivers looked like a mistake, they blew a 25-point lead to the Lakers, and they ended the season with 27 wins without even a…

  16. Monday And-1 Links: Luke Walton wants another shot in NBA

    Oct 21, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Luke Walton

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Luke Walton spent most of last season on the Cleveland bench (he got…

  17. Austin Rivers finds Anthony Davis for the alley-oop slam (VIDEO)

    Oct 6, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Knicks Pelicans Basketball

    We wrote a lot about Austin Rivers while seeing him in action at Summer League in Las Vegas, and with good reason. Rivers was terrible for most of last year, but then was able to string together a series of nice performances just before breaking his hand which prematurely ended his season. Rivers looked good…

  18. Shaq doesn’t care for the Pelicans name, might not know what a pelican is

    Sep 22, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal of the

    Shaquille O’Neal is not overly fond of the Pelicans nickname. This is not an uncommon opinion. Shaq’s reasoning for not liking the new name, though? Pretty spectacular. “It’s a terrible name. I told Charles on TNT, I don’t think I’ve seen a Pelican before. Pelicans, are they that big white bird? I would had named…

  19. Highlights from the Orlando pro-am (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    We already showed you that Chandler Parsons looked really good at the Orlando pro-am, but he wasn’t the only one. White chocolate Jason Williams also put on a show, and there was Courtney Lee, Nick Calathes,  Austin Rivers and others. Enjoy. In about a month we finally start to get some real NBA basketball again. Hat…

  20. Josh Childress working out for Pelicans, trying to land spot

    Aug 20, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    Josh Childress, Draymond Green

    There is not much room in the rotation, but there is room on the roster in New Orleans — they have only 13 spots filled. Which leads us to this news about swingman Josh Childress: Josh Childress is working out in New Orleans for the Pelicans this week, agent Chris Emens told HoopsHype. po.st/vREYT9— HoopsHype…

  21. It took Jrue Holiday five minutes to get over being traded

    Jul 30, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Jrue Holiday

    A couple years ago the Philadelphia 76ers looked like an up-and-coming team — Doug Collins had them playing good defense, they had Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner to go with Andre Iguodala. There was some reason for hope… then the gamble on Andrew Bynum went bad. Very bad. Now the Sixers are rebuilding and Holiday…

  22. Brian Roberts hopes Summer League helped his chances of staying in New Orleans next season

    Jul 20, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Knicks Pelicans Basketball

    Brian Roberts was surprisingly productive for the Pelicans last year (when they were still called the Hornets), especially in the latter part of the season. He was a capable scorer from the guard position, and was regularly the one name that would jump out at you when combing through the morning’s box scores late in…

  23. In a crowded Pelicans backcourt, Austin Rivers wants to show he belongs

    Jul 18, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Austin Rivers Summer League

    LAS VEGAS — Austin Rivers’ poor start to last season got a lot of attention — he was genuinely awful. Historically awful. For the season he ended with a PER of 5.9, the kind of number that normally would suggest his next paycheck will come from Europe. It’s the worst PER ever for a rookie…

  24. Austin Rivers shines in Summer League opener for the Pelicans

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT

    Knicks Pelicans Basketball

    LAS VEGAS — Austin Rivers hasn’t played in an NBA basketball game since March 4, after suffering a broken hand injury that ended his season. You wouldn’t have known it in his first game with the Pelicans at the Las Vegas Summer League opener on Friday, as Rivers finished with 24 points, seven rebounds, and…

  25. Trey Burke ready to compete with new teammate point guards right now

    Jun 26, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    NEW YORK – When Trey Burke committed to Michigan, the Wolverines still had Darius Morris. Though Morris’ NBA success as a Lakers second-round pick has been moderate at best, he was a star at Michigan. Morris left early for the NBA before Burke arrived in Ann Arbor, but Burke’s preparation for playing with Morris could…

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