Team Related News

The February 7th game between the Pacers and Pelicans has been rescheduled for March 21.

The game was postponed due to a leak in the roof, but this could be seen as good news because it's in the heart of the fantasy playoffs. This means the Pacers will have four games instead of three in Week 23 (Mar. 19-Mar. 25), while the Pelicans will have four games as opposed to three as well.
Feb 15 - 1:05 PM

The 76ers have reportedly expressed interest in Tyreke Evans.

The Grizzlies want a first-round pick for Evans and the 76ers are reportedly reluctant to throw that into the deal, although Memphis may be able to entice them if they'd be willing to take on Jerryd Bayless, who is owed roughly $8.5 million next season. Evans has also been linked to Boston, New Orleans, Miami, OKC and Houston, and it seems likely that he won't finish the year in Memphis. He's in an ideal situation in Memphis, so owners may want to sell-high before he gets dealt.
Jan 31 - 12:17 PM

The Timberwolves, Warriors, Thunder and Pelicans are all reportedly interested in unrestricted free agent Nick Young.

In terms of fantasy hoops, Young's best opportunity to produce would be in New Orleans, but the Warriors present Swaggy P with the best opportunity to chase a ring, which is reportedly something that is important to him. It'll be interesting to see how this one plays out, but we likely won't see a team make a move on Young until some of the bigger name two-guards come off the board.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 04:39:00 PM

Ty Lawson has fielded calls from multiple teams, including the Timberwolves, Kings, Thunder and Pelicans.

Lawson may have to wait until the remaining top-tier point guards find homes before he inks a new deal. He has had some issues off the floor, but Lawson served as a solid backup last season in Sacramento, where he averaged 9.9 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 25.1 minutes.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 11:08:00 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans plan to connect with Nick Young on Saturday.

With Jrue Holiday agreeing to re-sign with New Orleans, the core of the team (a Big 3 of Holiday, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins) is in place. Now, the Pels are looking to flesh out the rest of the roster by adding backcourt depth. Young is coming off a solid season in Los Angeles. He averaged 13.2 points for the Lakers, shooting 43.0 percent from the floor and 40.4 percent from 3-point territory.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 08:54:00 AM

The Pelicans and Pacers are early possibilities for Rajon Rondo, according to CSN Chicago's Vincent Goodwill.

In case you missed it, Rondo was waived earlier today and is an unrestricted free agent. The Pelicans will obviously be doing all they can to bring back Jrue Holiday, but the Pacers could be without a point guard as Jeff Teague appears to be the favorite to land in Minnesota.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 07:31:00 PM

With the 40th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets have selected Dwayne Bacon out of Florida State.

The Hornets acquired this pick after trading down from No. 31 in a deal with New Orleans. Although Bacon, a 6'5" prospect, was ranked 74th (out of 100) on the Draft Express big board, he has the look of an NBA wing with a 6'10" wingspan and offers intriguing potential. Per Draft Express, some concerns with Bacon revolve around his consistency, basketball IQ and level of engagement.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 11:30:00 PM

The Suns have reportedly spoken to the Pelicans about a trade involving Jared Dudley, likely in exchange for second-round picks.

New Orleans holds the No. 40 pick, in addition to the No. 52 pick they acquired from the Wizards for Tim Frazier. Dudley would give the Pelicans an alternative to guys like Solomon Hill, Quincy Pondexter and Dante Cunningham, but it's obviously not a given that this deal will come to fruition.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 05:36:00 PM

Combo guard Jarrett Jack will work out for the guard-depleted Pelicans, according to Marc Stein.

The former Yellow Jacket and NBA vet last played for the Nets and Hawks, and is trying to come back from an ACL tear suffered in 2016. The Pelicans, who need guard help after the DeMarcus Cousins trade, would be a nice landing spot for him, but he's 33 years old and probably wouldn't make much of a fantasy impact even if he were to be signed.
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 01:27:00 PM

The Hornets are reportedly "aggressively pursuing" Lou Williams.

The Hornets are lacking a real scoring punch off the bench, so it'll be interesting to see if Magic Johnson's first trade as the Lakers' President of Basketball Operations ends up being with a team owned by Michael Jordan. Williams wouldn't have much trouble finding quality minutes in Charlotte, so his value would be relatively safe there. Thus far, Williams has been linked to the Hornets, Wizards, Jazz, Rockets and Pelicans, and it seems likely that he'll be dealt at the deadline.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 05:44:00 PM

Omri Casspi will reportedly be traded to the Pelicans as part of Sunday's deal centered around DeMarcus Cousins.

Casspi, who has been dealing with a calf injury since mid-January, has been targeting a return soon after the All-Star break. Assuming he's healthy, he should vie for minutes with guys like Dante Cunningham, Solomon Hill and Terrence Jones. The Kings' frontcourt minutes will be swallowed up by Cousins and Anthony Davis, so it's hard to trust Casspi or any other forward on the roster.
Mon, Feb 20, 2017 12:04:00 AM

The Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Kings are expected to get Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a future first-round pick and a future second-round pick. This is a stunning move that gives New Orleans an overwhelming frontcourt with Cousins joining All-Star MVP Anthony Davis -- the Pelicans are currently 2.5 games out of the playoff picture, so they could make a late run. Cousins' fantasy value could take a hit in New Orleans, since his usage rate should dip, but he's still an elite fantasy option. Teams on the bubble of the playoff picture out West have been put on notice, and we can't wait to see how Cousins and AD play as a frontcourt duo.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 11:45:00 PM

DeMarcus Cousins reportedly asked to play limited minutes during Sunday's All-Star game because he was "dinged up."

DMC is healthy and his limitations during Sunday's meaningless game aren't a concern. His owners should be monitoring the swirling trade rumors, however, as the Kings are reportedly "strongly considering" an offer from the Pelicans which would send Cousins to New Orleans in exchange for Buddy Hield and two first-round picks. Plenty of teams will likely get involved in a bidding war, assuming the Kings are open to moving Cousins before the deadline, so this storyline is far from over.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 11:26:00 PM

The Kings have reportedly been "engaging" in trade talks regarding DeMarcus Cousins.

This is the first credible report we've heard regarding Sacramento shopping Cousins since GM Vlade Divac briefly quelled the rumors earlier in the year saying that the Kings intended to re-sign DMC to a massive deal during the offseason. Cousins has been linked to the Celtics and Suns this year, and Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Kings recently had discussions with the Pelicans, although Sacramento is still debating Cousins' future with the franchise internally. As for fantasy hoops, Boogie's value should be fairly safe regardless of where he's playing.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017 05:47:00 PM


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