Pelicans rook Liddell blows out knee

Unfortunate news out of Las Vegas summer league- New Orleans Pelicans rookie EJ Liddell has suffered a torn ACL. Liddell went down in the third quarter in their Monday game against the Atlanta Hawks. He was clutching his right knee and had to be helped off the court. The initial report, and undoubtedly the hope, from the team was that was a sprained knee; however subsequent examination revealed a much more severe diagnosis , as the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The Ohio State product averaged 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.5…

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CP3’s perfect night helps Suns advance

Via nba.com Staff Suns guard scores 33 points on a perfect 14-14 FGs to lead Phoenix to a series-clinching victory over the Pelicans in Game 6 of their first-round matchup. Suns point guard Chris Paul turned in one of the finest performances of an illustrious career on Thursday, setting an NBA Playoffs record while helping the Suns close out the Pelicans in their first-round series. Just eight days shy of his 37th birthday, in a season highlighted by being named a member of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, in a city…

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CJ McCollum has not spoken with Zion Williamson since being traded to Pelicans

CJ deserves so much better. Apparently since his trade to the New Orleans Pelicans, the former Trail Blazer star guard has not directly spoken to Zion Williamson. When asked about it on TNT’s All-Star Saturday night about his communication with the oft injured Pelicans star, McCollum had this to say: “I haven’t had conversations with him directly. I’ve spoken with some people close to him and look forward to sitting down with him sooner than later. I know about as much as you do right now, but I’m gonna get…

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Trail Blazers and Pelicans agree on McCollum trade

The CJ McCollum trade that was reported on earlier Tuesday morning has been agreed on by the Trail Blazers New Orleans is receiving : CJ McCollum Larry Nance Jr Tony Snell Portland is receiving: Josh Hart Tomas Satoransky Nicke Alexander-Walker Didi Louzada Protected 2022 1st round pick Two future second round draft picks This brings the Lillard -McCollum backcourt era to an end. The winner of the 2015-15 Most Improved awards brings his career average of 19.0 ppg to a Pelicans team desperate to return to the playoffs ( and…

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CJ McCollum deal to Pelicans nearly done

The Portland Trail Blazers continue to be the busiest team in the league as we head toward the NBA trade deadline. Having already traded wings Normal Powell and Robert Covington to the LA Clippers for questionable compensation ( Eric Bledsoe, Justice Winslow, Keon Johnson and a future 2nd round draft pick ), the Blazers are still at work and it seems that CJ McCollum’s time in the Rose City may be coming to an end. According to the Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Trail Blazers and the New Orleans Pelicans are…

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New Orleans Pelicans trade J.J. Redick to the Dallas Mavericks

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade guard J.J. Redick to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for James Johnson, Wes Iwundu and a second round pick. As Reddick had been rumoured to be a buyout candidate, the Pelicans were able to scrounge up something for the veteran guard.

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Pelicans Steven Adams out against Suns

New Orleans Pelicans center Steven Adams will not play Friday night against the Phoenix Suns due to an ankle injury according to head coach Stan Van Gundy, per Jim Eichenhofer. Adams injured the ankle in the team’s game Wednesday night against Portland, causing him to leave the game in the third quarter.

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Milwaukee Bucks trade Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three picks for Jrue Holiday

From James Herbert of cbssports.com : The Milwaukee Bucks have made their big move of the offseason. They will reportedly acquire guard Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for guards Eric Bledsoe and George Hill, plus three first-round picks, according to Shams Charania. There will also be pick swaps involved, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Holiday, 30, is one of the league’s best defenders and one of the top players on the trade market. He is one of the few guards in the league who does not represent a downgrade from Bledsoe when it comes to perimeter defense, and…

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Stan Van Gundy agree on deal to become Pelicans new head coach

From nba.com: The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to terms with veteran NBA coach Stan Van Gundy to become their next coach, per multiple reports. Van Gundy had been serving as an NBA analyst for Turner Sports before reportedly agreeing to his deal. Prior to that, Van Gundy spent 12 seasons as an NBA coach from 2003-18, serving in that role with the Miami Heat (2003-06), Orlando Magic (2007-12) and Detroit Pistons (2014-18). Van Gundy has coached 907 games in his career, amassing a 523-384 record and led the Magic…

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Pelicans looking at Stan Van Gundy ,Tyronn Lue amongst others for head coach

Former Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy and current L.A.Clippers assistant and former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, Tyronn Lue are amongst four finalist for the vacant opening for the New Orleans Pelicans head coach job, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Van Gundy met with the team Tuesday and Luke’s meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.

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