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The Pelicans, Trail Blazers and Lakers have expressed interest in Carmelo Anthony should he be waived by the Rockets.

"I heard three teams that I think could be for Melo," Kevin O’Connor said. "And this could change, he’s still with Houston. I heard New Orleans, Portland and LA Lakers. Those are the three teams I heard." While Melo does have a strong connection with LeBron James, the Lakers seem like the least likely team out of this group to sign him, as he'd be a very awkward fit on that roster. We don't anticipate his non-existent value changing much based on the name of the jersey across his chest.
Nov 14 - 9:01 AM

The Clippers have reportedly traded Wes Johnson to the Pelicans in exchange for Alexis Ajinca.

The Clippers don't have a ton of depth on the wings, but they're fairly loaded up in the frontcourt, so this move doesn't make a ton of sense for Los Angeles. Johnson will provide the Pelicans with a reliable swingman, and there's a chance he could start at the three-spot, which would give him the potential to carve out some low-end value in deep leagues. Ajinca won't be worth owning, though.
Oct 15 - 3:20 PM

Ty Lawson and Tyrone Wallace reportedly went in for a workout with the Pelicans this past week.

The Pelicans have plenty of depth at the point guard position, so it seems unlikely that this workout will result in a contract for either of these guys. Regardless of where these two wind up, it's unlikely either one will find themselves in a situation where they're relevant in fantasy hoops.
Aug 25 - 11:42 AM

Mario Chalmers has reportedly received interest from the Nets, Pelicans and Mavericks.

Chalmers is a serviceable backup point guard, so he should be able to sign a deal somewhere prior to the start of the 2018-19 season. That said, it's unlikely he'll find himself in a situation where he's a relevant name in fantasy hoops.
Aug 7 - 4:47 PM

The Pelicans are reportedly in "discussions" with Jahlil Okafor regarding a training camp deal.

This isn't the first time we've seen New Orleans linked to Okafor, and they could certainly use some help at the five-spot in wake of DeMarcus Cousins' departure. That said, Okafor could make significantly more money in China, and if the best he can get in the NBA is a camp invite, he might just go ahead and head overseas. Stay tuned.
Aug 7 - 3:09 PM

Rajon Rondo has agreed to a deal with the Lakers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Rondo's contract with Los Angeles will reportedly be a one-year deal at $9 million, and it'll be interesting to see what happens with Lonzo Ball now that Rondo is with the club. For what it's worth, Rondo is reportedly coming to camp with plans of competing for the starting point guard position, so this has the potential to devolve into a value-killing timeshare between Ball and Rondo. Rondo's departure from New Orleans should result in an uptick in usage for Jrue Holiday.
Jul 2 - 5:30 PM

Free agent James Ennis reportedly met with the Rockets on Sunday.

Houston is also slated to meet with swingman James Nunnally, as they're wasting no time surveying the pool of possible replacements for Trevor Ariza. Ennis is being "actively target[ed]" by the Pelicans, while the Pistons also have "significant interest" in retaining him.
Jul 1 - 10:14 PM

Nerlens Noel has reportedly narrowed his choices down to four teams: the Wizards, Lakers, Thunder and Pelicans.

Noel is coming off a disastrous 2017-18 season in which he was sidelined for three months due to a thumb injury and then suspended for the final five games of the season due to a drug suspension. However, when healthy, he has typically been productive on a per-minute basis. The Thunder are already facing a hefty luxury tax, so their inclusion is surprising. Landing in L.A. or Washington would probably give Noel the best chance at carving out significant fantasy value next season.
Jul 1 - 8:51 PM

The Timberwolves, Jazz, Spurs, Rockets, Pelicans and Knicks have all expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Trevor Booker.

Booker is a quality backup big man who could help any one of these teams with some frontcourt depth, but he'll be a non-factor in fantasy hoops next season.
Jul 1 - 2:39 PM

The Warriors, Pelicans, Lakers and Thunder are "in the mix" for JaVale McGee according to David Aldridge of TNT.

McGee was a limited part of Golden State's rotation, but he stepped up big time in the postseason. He's not the kind of player that can play big minutes and he does have a long injury history, but he'll have a decent market for his rim protection and ability to finish around the basket. The Warriors will likely have to let him go if his price climbs given their cap situation.
Jul 1 - 11:01 AM

There is a "buzz" about the Warriors having interest in Tyreke Evans, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

The Pelicans reportedly also have interest in bringing Reke back, but would the dark days in the Big Easy scare Evans away? As for the Warriors, Bob Myers was his former agent and his former trainer work for the Warriors. Evans had a big year in 2017-18, so maybe someone overpays for him. It won't be the Warriors or Pelicans, though.
Jul 1 - 3:18 AM

The Pacers, Cavaliers, Bulls and Pelicans are all reportedly interested in restricted free agent Rodney Hood.

The Cavs will be able to match any offer Hood receives on the open market, although Cleveland will likely let him walk if the retaining price becomes too extravagant. Hood had trouble fitting in in Cleveland, and his refusal to enter a playoff game was not a good look ahead of free agency, so his value is likely a bit deflated at the moment. In terms of fantasy hoops, the Pelicans or Bulls would make for the best landing spots.
Jun 27 - 12:08 PM

James Harden lit up the Nuggets on Sunday with 41 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 37 minutes of action.

The MVP frontrunner shot 11-of-20 from the field and 13-of-16 from the line with a 6-of-10 mark from downtown. He scored 17 points in the first quarter alone and has been as-advertised for fantasy owners. Anthony Davis is right there with Harden for the No. 1 spot in most fantasy settings, and both AD and Harden benefit from a terrific schedule down the stretch -- the Pelicans and Rockets each play four games in Weeks 21, 22 and 23. Let the good times roll.
Feb 26 - 12:05 AM

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


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