Player News - Pelicans

Date: Team: Pos:

Jarrett Jack has agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Pelicans.

Jack will be competing with Frank Jackson at camp for the third-string point guard position, but based on how he played in New York last season, he should be able to come out on top in that battle. If he does secure a regular-season roster spot, he'll be competing with Ian Clark for the backup PG minutes, meaning he'll be a non-factor in fantasy hoops.
Sep 17 - 6:39 PM

The Pelicans don't seem "particularly concerned" about Anthony Davis switching agents, according to reporter Scott Kushner.

Last week, ESPN reported that Davis has parted ways with longtime agent Thad Foucher, and that AD is expected to sign with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. Some Pelicans fans were uneasy with this development, as Paul is a longtime friend and associate of LeBron James. However, Davis still has two years left on his deal and New Orleans will be able to offer him a massive extension next summer.
Sep 13 - 9:23 AM

Anthony Davis has parted ways with longtime agent Thad Foucher according to ESPN.

Rich Paul of Klutch Sports (he represents LeBron James and other big names) is reportedly a leading contender. We wouldn't reach too much into this, as Davis has two years and $52 million left on his contract with a player option for 2020-21. He'll be eligible to sign the largest contract in NBA history next summer (2019), so the Pelicans are still in driver's seat.
Source: ESPN
Sep 9 - 10:47 AM

The Pelicans signed F Kenrich Williams to a partially guaranteed contract.

Williams averaged 13.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists at TCU last season, but was not drafted. He played for the Nuggets at the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League. The Pelicans need depth at small forward, but Williams is unlikely to make the final 15-man roster.
Sep 4 - 11:29 AM

New Orleans is signing G Darius Morris to a partially guaranteed two-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Morris has appeared in 132 games for five different teams over his four-year NBA career. Last season, he averaged 19.0 points, 7.7 assists, and 4.7 rebounds in the G-League. However, he can be ignored in all fantasy formats for now, as it is unlikely he will be able to crack the Pelicans rotation and earn consistent minutes in 2018-19.
Sep 4 - 10:43 AM

Pelicans waive G DeAndre Liggins.

He drew some emergency starts for the Pelicans last year, but Liggins just never was able to get it going offensively. He has a good shot for at least a camp invite.
Aug 31 - 5:07 PM

Jahlil Okafor has focused on becoming a more adept defender and rebounder this summer.

"The knock on me has always been my defense and my rebounding," said Okafor. "I let the coaches know that I’m aware of that... They know that I’m 150% bought into doing whatever it takes to win. I think I’ve taken the necessary steps this summer just to become a better defender, a better rebounder." Okafor isn't even guaranteed a roster spot in New Orleans this season, and even if he does make the team, it's unlikely he'll be earning much more than 20 minutes a night. He's not worth drafting in most leagues.
Aug 30 - 12:03 PM

Jrue Holiday said he's been working on his 3-point shooting more this offseason.

He's still been doing a lot of things he's done in previous offseasons, but Holiday sounded like he wanted to take his 3-point percentage to another level. He had his second-worst season for percentage from deep at 33.7% in 2017-18, but Holiday's domination inside led to a career-high 49.4% from the field overall -- 35% of his shots came from within three feet. He also shot just 28.4% on pull-up treys, so that is likely a focus. Now that Holiday appears to be over his leg-fracture issue, he's shaping up to be a second-round pick.
Aug 29 - 4:49 PM

Frank Jackson (ankle) is back on the court.

He was working out with Elfrid Payton, Jrue Holiday, and others in Los Angeles. Jackson looked like he was on his way to a head-turning run in Vegas, but he hurt himself after a 13-point half in his debut. Elfrid Payton isn't exactly untouchable, so maybe Jackson could put some heat on him, assuming he can stay healthy.
Aug 25 - 6:07 PM

E'Twaun Moore is preparing for a bigger role with Rajon Rondo out of the picture.

"I can be another guy that can help create shots [for teammates] ... help create my own shots, also," Moore said. "Shoot more threes, maybe, off the bounce ... shoot more threes, it's a big part of the game." Moore played a lot of SF last season with Solomon Hill injured for most of the campaign, and while he hopes to play more guard, his versatility widens his path to minutes. Moore averaged 12.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 triples in 31.5 minutes in 2017-18 and will continue to provide low-end fantasy value unless the Pelicans trade for a wing -- they have been linked to Kent Bazemore.
Source: HoopsHype
Aug 16 - 11:15 AM

Jahlil Okafor has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Pelicans.

Okafor's new contract with New Orleans is reportedly a two-year, partially guaranteed deal, with a team option on Year-2. The former No. 3 overall pick has a ton to prove after not being able to get into the rotation in Brooklyn last season, but with the Pelicans having a need for depth at center and room on the roster, this is a great landing spot for Okafor. We'll be watching how his role develops at camp, but even in an ideal situation, he probably won't be much more than a late-round guy.
Aug 8 - 9:35 AM

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

Troy Williams has agreed to a one-year deal with the Pelicans, according to Yahoo's Shams Charania.

Williams has two-year career averages of 6.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting, including 29.0 percent from deep. He's not exceptional from any perspective, fantasy-wise, and is unlikely to be an asset regardless of league depth.
Jul 25 - 7:52 PM

The Pelicans have reportedly signed Garlon Green to a training camp deal.

Garlon is Gerald Green's younger brother, and he's spent the past few years playing overseas. New Orleans doesn't have a ton of depth on the wings, so if Green can impress at camp, maybe he'll be able to earn himself a regular-season roster spot.
Jul 23 - 4:47 PM

Jahlil Okafor has reportedly been pursued by several Chinese teams.

He still hasn't gotten a deal with an NBA team yet, or much interest at all despite working out for four teams in Las Vegas. Okafor's playing time has diminished each season over his odd career in the league, so going overseas could be best for him. Even if he signs a deal in the NBA, don't expect too much playing time for him.
Source: Sportando
Jul 21 - 11:01 AM

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