Player News - Pelicans

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E'Twaun Moore said that he chose the Pelicans because he was a little more comfortable with the coaching staff.

"I definitely had a lot more interest from New Orleans than the Bulls," Moore said. "I was in contact more with New Orleans. I just felt a little bit more comfortable with New Orleans’ organization and the coaching staff and everything, what they were trying to do with the future. Everything worked out." The four-year, $34 million contract probably made him feel comfortable too. Moore said he hasn't talked about his role for next season with the coaching staff, but he will likely be a key part of the second unit and could see minutes at both guard spots.
Source: ESPN
Jul 29 - 11:11 AM

Las Vegas, New York, Chicago and New Orleans are all currently being considering as potential destinations to host the 2017 All-Star Game, according to sources of Scott Kushner.

Kushner reports that New Orleans remains the front-runner to host All-Star Weekend, but it'll likely be another few weeks until an official decision is made.
Jul 27 - 11:49 AM

Solomon Hill said that he wants to expand his game on the offensive end as a member of the Pelicans.

''I want to expand my offensive game, but I'm clearly here to play and be our No. 1 defender,'' Hill said. ''I wanted to go somewhere that provided a place that I feel comfortable, a place that I can get better and allow me to grow." Hill will have the opportunity to start in New Orleans, and his averages of 12.1 points, 6.4 boards, 1.7 steals and 1.9 triples in 29.1 minutes through seven games in April are certainly intriguing. He's on the radar as a potential late-round flier in deep leagues.
Jul 26 - 6:19 PM

Solomon Hill said the opportunity to start in New Orleans was a "huge" factor in his decision to sign.

Hill also said that he's comfortable playing the three and four and that he's looking forward to the up-tempo offense. Tyreke Evans (knee) likely won't be ready for the start of the season, so Hill will compete with Quincy Pondexter for the starting small forward role on opening night. Regardless, Hill is nothing more than a late-round flier and didn't really make any noise last season until the playoffs.
Jul 26 - 12:26 PM

Langston Galloway said he's comfortable playing either guard spot in New Orleans.

New Orleans has Jrue Holiday, Tim Frazier, Buddy Hield and E'Twaun Moore in the backcourt with Tyreke Evans (knee) expected to begin the season on the shelf, so Galloway could very well wind up seeing minutes at both point guard and shooting guard. Despite the potential path to playing time, Galloway will only arrive on the fantasy radar in standard leagues if there is an injury or two in front of him.

Jordan Hamilton has signed with Tofas Bursa in Turkey.

Hamilton got some run with the the Pelicans late last season after their roster was decimated by injuries, but he's going to have to prove capable of doing something other than scoring if he wants to stick in the NBA.
Source: Sportando
Jul 25 - 9:56 AM

Terrence Jones said he chose to sign with the Pelicans in order to earn a larger role.

"I wanted an opportunity to play for a team that is young and defining itself, but could still compete right away," Jones said." I wanted a larger role, where I could really compete and help a team win." Jones disappeared in Houston last season, but now he has a fresh start alongside former Kentucky teammate Anthony Davis. "We won a lot of games together and I know what he’s capable of," Jones said of Davis. "We both work well together and we’ve already got a great chemistry and friendship." Jones is only 24 years old and should be able to have a bounce-back campaign if he can stay healthy.
Jul 24 - 11:16 AM

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.

Galloway's deal is a two-year pact worth a shade under $10M that carries a player option in the second season, and 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


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