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  1. Pelicans likely starting Tyreke Evans at three

    Oct 14, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans Media Day

    Now they need to find a sixth man.

  2. John Salmons in running to start for Pelicans at small forward

    Sep 25, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    John Salmons

    If Salmons is their best option at the three, they have a serious weakness.

  3. Pelicans sign Dionte Christmas

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    Temple product spent rookie year with Suns last season

  4. Pelicans sign Kevin Jones, Vernon Macklin

    Sep 8, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Cleveland Cavaliers

    New Orleans has enough flexibility to keep either player into regular season

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Extra Pass: Jimmer Fredette salvaging NBA career with long 3-pointers

    Feb 13, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Jimmer Fredette

    Jimmer Fredette – the bright lights of Madison Square Garden shining on him – walked the ball up court and called out a play. Of course, Fredette has never been big on plays. His freelancing, gunning style endeared him to fans at Brigham Young, where he carried the program to unprecedented heights. Fredette noticed his…

  8. Former first round pick Luke Babbitt signs in Russia

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT

    Babbitt shoots over Fournier during NBA basketball game in Portland, Oregon

    Luke Babbitt shot up draft boards back in 2010, all the way to No. 16, where he was taken by Minnesota and traded to Portland as part of the Martell Webster deal. He was a 6’9” guy who impressed in workouts and at the Draft Combine with his scoring touch, both from inside and out.…

  9. Tuesday And-1 links: OKC couldn’t seem to miss, neither could their fans

    Apr 23, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    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. • Everything seemed to be going in for Oklahoma City’s stars in Game 1.…

  10. It’s official: J.R. Smith is NBA Sixth Man of the Year

    Apr 22, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Boston Celtics

    The Knicks have the NBA’s scoring champion at forward in Carmelo Anthony. Now they have the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, too. As we told you would happen earlier in the day, the New York’s J.R. Smith has been named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year. His strong end of the season —…

  11. The Extra Pass: Assessing Trade Situations (Northwest Division)

    Jan 21, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we look at potential homes for players on the trading block.  Here’s a look at the trade situations for every team in the Northwest Division: Oklahoma City Thunder: 32-9, 1st in Northwest…

  12. Damian Lillard hits the game-winner to send Blazers past Hornets (VIDEO)

    Dec 17, 2012, 12:51 AM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Ryan Anderson, Greivis Vasquez, Luke Babbitt

    This was not an easy shot. Blazers rookie Damian Lillard continued his impressive start to the season, this time draining the game-winning shot from beyond three-point distance to give his team the 95-94 home victory over the Hornets. It would have been a shame for Portland to waste its win against the Spurs on Thursday…

  13. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Robin Lopez, Luke Babbitt key wins. It was that kind of night.

    Dec 4, 2012, 3:42 AM EDT

    Brandon Jennings, Robin Lopez

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while trying to decide if you love or hate the new Air Jordan XX8…. Clippers 105, Jazz 104: Blake Griffin has his biggest scoring game of the year and the Clippers hand the Jazz their first home loss of the year.…

  14. Three Stars of the Night: The all power forward edition

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:02 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    Tonight we will play the four — three power forwards who keyed their teams’ wins. Third Star: Glen Davis (24 points, 6 rebounds) A night after an emotional win in Los Angeles — don’t think for a second those Magic players didn’t enjoy beating and embarrassing Dwight Howard after standing up for him for years…

  15. Blazers beat Bobcats behind…Luke Babbitt? Is this life?

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

    BABBITT_LUKE

    If you’re down 17 points to the Charlotte Bobcats with a little over 5 minutes to play, what do you do? If you’re the Spurs, you’re enjoying first class luxury provided by Southwest Airlines. If you’re the Lakers, you come to grips with the fact that the Bobcats hold the series advantage, 8 wins to…

  16. NBA season preview: Portland Trail Blazers

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers

    Last season: Nothing will push you toward rebuilding like disappointment, and their 28-38 record was that. This was a 48 win team a couple seasons ago, but last season a team that should be playing fast and pressuring teams was average in pace and threatening nobody. Point guard Raymond Felton took the blame from fans…

  17. NBA Summer League: Where Chris Copeland comes to shine

    Jul 16, 2012, 12:51 AM EDT

    chris copeland

    The NBA Summer League season continued on Sunday with seven more games of players looking to reach the next level by way of a couple solid exhibition games in lovely Las Vegas. It doesn’t seem like anyone is a can’t miss signee quite yet, but the odds began to favor a few players that have…

  18. What would it mean for teams to win NBA Draft Lottery

    May 29, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    Fates will be decided by some bouncing balls and random numbers Wednesday. Not just the fate of lock No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis (and guys like Andre Drummond, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson and many more). It’s the fate of franchises (and general managers) that will be decided. What would it mean to the 14…

  19. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Suns rising while Rockets crash back to earth

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

    Luis Scola, Kosta Koufos, Kenneth Faried

    What you missed while watching the holographic Tupac set from Coachella… Clippers 92, Thunder 77: Oklahoma City scored just 25 points in the second half. It’s the kind of game that makes you go hmmmm….. Nuggets 104, Rockets 102: In the first half, the Rockets were playing with a sense of desperation on defense. How…

  20. Antoine Walker’s D-League debut looks pretty good

    Dec 9, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

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    At age 34, after having been out of competitive basketball for two years, what does Antoine Walker really have left in the tank? Maybe a little something, after reading reports of his first game with the Idaho Stampede. Walker, teamed with Blazers first rounder and new D-Leaguer Luke Babbitt, got Idaho its first win of…

  21. Minnesota asks league to investigate if Portland knowingly traded injured player

    Oct 28, 2010, 9:50 AM EDT

    Mwebster_wolves

    Martell Webster will be out the next six weeks, give or take, after having undergone surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back this week. If you recall, Webster was moved out of Portland to Minnesota this summer in a trade for the draft rights to No. 16 pick Luke Babbitt. Now Minnesota is…

  22. NBA Season Preview: The Portland Trailblazers

    Oct 5, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    Last season: 50-32, a fantastic achievement considering the comical amount of injuries the Blazers suffered last season. What this team was able to accomplish with Juwan Howard and Jeff Pendergraph, and then later with Marcus Camby, a mid-season acquisition, at center was pretty amazing. Head Coach: Nate McMillan, who, right or wrong, is no stranger…

  23. Some thoughts from the final day of Summer League

    Jul 19, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

    Just got home after 10 days in Las Vegas — a crazy experience, to say the least. Here are some quick thoughts from the final day of action: -I was definitely too hard on Jeremy Lin in my original evaluation of him. I absolutely loved and continue to love his approach to the game, but…

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