Player News - Pelicans

Date: Team: Pos:

Buddy Hield has officially signed his deal with the Pelicans.

He shot just 32.7 percent from the field in Vegas, but did post averages of 16.8 points, 5.4 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 3-pointers. He will be competing for minutes with E'Twaun Moore and Langston Galloway, so there's a good chance that he opens the season as the starting SG.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 23 - 10:27 AM

The Pelicans have officially signed Tim Frazier.

"We were really impressed with how well Tim performed last season," Pelicans GM Dell Demps said. "He stepped into our rotation late in the season and immediately made a positive impact. Tim is a player our coaches want to coach, and our players want to play with him. We are happy to have him back." Frazier had a strong finish to the 2015-16 season, but he won't have much value right out of the gate while Jrue Holiday is healthy.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 23 - 10:03 AM

The Pelicans have officially signed Terrence Jones.

It's just a one-year deal which will allow Jones to hit the open market again next summer. Jones has some durability concerns and fell out of the rotation in Houston last season, finishing with averages of 8.7 points, 4.2 boards and 0.8 blocks. He does have upside, but fantasy owners will be able to wait until the later rounds to snag him in the hope that he has a bounce-back campaign. If Anthony Davis plays a lot of center next season, there will be a path to minutes for Jones as he competes with Cheick Diallo for playing time.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 23 - 9:52 AM

Cheick Diallo officially signed his three-year deal with the Pelicans on Friday.

The Pelicans don't have the best depth behind Anthony Davis, so it's possible that Diallo cracks the rotation this season. He's still just 19 years old and is pretty raw, so standard league owners won't need to worry about drafting him.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 22 - 12:14 PM

Pelicans sign G E'Twaun Moore.

Moore has officially signed his four-year, $34 million deal and will provide the Pelicans with guard depth off the bench. While the 27-year-old could see minutes if there are injuries in front of him, he won't have much fantasy value on the Pelicans second unit.
Jul 21 - 12:11 PM

Pelicans sign F Solomon Hill.

Hill had already agreed to a deal with the Pelicans and has now officially signed his four-year, $52 million deal. Hill has some upside at just 25 years old, but he's been too inconsistent to be anything more than a late-round flier in 2016-17 fantasy drafts.
Jul 21 - 12:08 PM

Pelicans sign G Langston Galloway.

The terms of Galloway's deal are currently unavailable, but the 24-year-old will now join the Pelicans as a backup guard. While Galloway has looked good at times during his short NBA career, he's too inconsistent to consider drafting in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 21 - 12:06 PM

Alonzo Gee has signed with the Pelicans, according to Mike Scotto of Sheridan Hoops.

Gee's one-year deal is $1.4 million and will bring the 29-year-old to New Orleans as bench depth. While Gee will help provide the Pelicans with a veteran presence off the bench, he won't have much fantasy value in 2016-17.
Jul 21 - 11:39 AM

Cheick Diallo and the Pelicans have agreed to a three-year deal.

He's almost certainly going to be on the roster to start the season. Diallo was very impressive in Summer League, especially on the defensive end. He has a decent jumper, but he doesn't have much skill just yet. Considering how much Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca struggled, maybe Diallo can get minutes.
Jul 20 - 3:09 PM

Alonzo Gee is finalizing a one-year deal with the Pelicans.

Gee's representatives and the Pelicans are hoping to finalize the deal in the next day. Due to the Pelicans having so many injuries late in the year, Gee played 25.9 minutes per game in March. He did suffer a quad tear to end his season on Mar. 28. He'll likely just be emergency depth.
Jul 20 - 2:28 PM

Buddy Hield is not worried about the fact that he struggled with his shot during summer league.

"I'll be fine," he said after his fourth game in Las Vegas, in which he went 5-for-17. "It's just a learning curve for me. I'm not worrying. I'm just a little pissed off right now. I didn't get summer league how I wanted it to go. But I gotta keep grinding, man." Hield struggled to handle the ball when the defense put pressure on him, which made it tough for him to get separation, but he should see a ton of more wide open looks playing next to Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday during the regular season.
Source: ESPN
Jul 16 - 11:36 AM

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that he doesn't anticipate Tyreke Evans (knee) being ready to start the 2016-17 season.

"He won't be ready for the start of the season," Gentry said in an interview with Zach Lowe. "He's in a rehab situation. I think for us we just gotta move forward with our season. And then, if he comes back and he's able to help us that's just icing on the cake." Evans' surgically repaired right knee has caused him some serious issues over the years, and last season he only made it through 25 games. It sounds like Evans' absence could extend well into the regular season so he's going to be an extremely risky guy to spend a draft pick on.
Source: ESPN Radio
Jul 16 - 11:03 AM

Terrence Jones has finalized a one-year contract with the Pelicans.

Jones will get a fresh start in New Orleans, and perhaps he'll finally have a healthy season in which he realizes his potential. He will however be competing for minutes with rookie Cheik Diallo, who has been impressive during summer league, and his lengthy injury history makes him a risky draft day target. Jones contract with New Orleans is reportedly for the minimum, but that number reportedly could rise to $1.5 million if the Pels can successfully move some cap space around.
Jul 14 - 5:59 PM

Terrence Jones has reportedly received at least one offer from another NBA team that is richer than what the Pelicans can pay.

The Pelicans are hopeful that Jones will decide to come to New Orleans, but given Jones’ relatively low career earnings, it wouldn't be shocking to see him take the deal that offers him the most money. Jones is a highly talented individual, but his tendency to find his way to the sidelines for extended stretches due to weird injuries makes him a risky guy to target on draft day.
Jul 14 - 5:43 PM

The Pelicans and free agent Terrence Jones are reportedly nearing agreement to a one-year deal.

Jones is coming off a lousy season with Houston, during which he averaged just 8.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 50 appearances. His arrival gives the Pelicans some much-needed frontcourt depth, but rookie big man Cheick Diallo has been impressive at Summer League and it's questionable whether Jones will make a fantasy impact while Anthony Davis is healthy.
Jul 14 - 1:15 AM


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