Celtics did not make Tatum available in Davis trade talks

According to the New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Boston Celtics “refused” to make Jayson Tatum in trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans. Earlier today it was initially reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Anthony Davis was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, three first round picks, including the number 4 pick in this year’s NBA draft.

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Breaking News: Anthony Davis traded to Los Angeles Lakers

The long and protracted Anthony Davis trade saga has thankfully reached its end. Earlier this afternoon, the New Orleans Pelicans agreed to send the suddenly disgruntled power forward to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh three first round picks, which includes this year’s no. 4 overall selection. It was speculated that newly hired Pelicans’ head of basketball operations David Griffin wanted to get the Davis deal prior to the draft, and with this move, that he did. The move stocks the Pelicans with young…

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Swin Cash named Pelicans VP

The New Orleans Pelicans have named Swin Cash to a front office position. According to initial reports by ESPN’s Zach Lowe , the former WNBA player and two-time NCAA champion with UCONN will assume the roles of vice president of basketball operations and team development. Cash will be scouting, assisting in the guidance of player development on and off the court and will take on other roles within the organisation. Cash was 15-year WNBA vet, a three-time WNBA champion and played in four All-Star games. After hanging up the sneaks…

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David Griffin to meet with Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is going to meet with newly hired executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin.  As it has been widely publicized, Davis publicly requested a trade back in January, which earned him a $50K fine, and the resulting fiasco that swept up both the Pelicans and Lakers,effectively torpedoing both ballclub’s season.  Griffin said last week that he was looking forward to meeting with Davis.saying ,”We’re very confident we have a compelling situation for him here, referring to the no.1 overall pick the team won in this year’s draft…

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Pelicans hire Trajan Langdon as GM

The New Orleans Pelicans announced the team had hired former Brooklyn Nets assistant generals manager Trajan Langdon as their new GM. According to The Advocate’s Scott Kushner Langdon set the foundation for this move in his time as as a scout with the Spurs and Cavaliers where he “built his reputation as a scout with the Spurs and Cavaliers before joining general manager Sean Marks’ staff in Brooklyn in 2016, where the Nets have taken the league by surprise.” Prior to his time as a scout, he had a brief career as…

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Pelicans to name David Griffin Pelicans Executive VP of Basketball Operations

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a deal with David Griffin to run their basketball operations. Although Griffin’s job will be to run the Pelicans’ basketball operations, his official title has not be set in stone but Wojnarowski adds that it will likely be Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations. Although he spent 17 seasons with the Phoenix Suns, his last three was as their VP of Basketball Operations, he is most known for his time as General Manager of The Cleveland Cavaliers…

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Anthony Davis out against Portland

New Orleans Pelican forward (for the time being) Anthony Davis, will not suit up for the team’s game Friday night against the Portland TrailBlazers for rest, according to the ballclub. Davis’ minutes has been reduced since they were unable to find a suitable deal for him prior to this year’s trade deadline.

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Jrue Holiday will be out with abdominal strain; to be re-evaluated in 7-10 days

The injury bug has kicked the New Orleans Pelicans in the tooshie again. The ballclub announced earlier today that guard E’Twaun Moore will be out at least 7-10 days with a left quadriceps tendon he has been battling and now it appears they will be without point guard Jrue Holiday for at least that same amount of time. Holiday suffered a lower abdominal strain in the team’s loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. After being plagued by injuries earlier in his career, he has enjoyed good health over…

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Pelicans trade Mirotic to Bucks

Finally, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a trade…for Nikola Mirotic. The team has agreed to send the flloor-spreading power forward to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for big man Jason Smith and small forward Stanley Johnson. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal also included the Pistons and will see multi second-round picks to the Pelicans.

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