Norris Cole RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:170 lbs. / 77.1 kg.
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:170 lbs. / 77.1 kg.
Restricted free agent guard Norris Cole is the top remaining free agent the New Orleans Pelicans are making a push to re-sign, sources said Saturday afternoon. The Pelicans can match any offer Cole receives, but the Pelicans have committed a portion of their $5.5 million mid-level exception after small forward forward Dante Cunningham agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal on Saturday afternoon. The Pelicans also have their full $2.1 million bi-annual exception still available.
Eric Pincus: New Orleans Pelicans made Jeff Withey and Norris Cole restricted free agents @BBallInsiders basketballinsiders.com/new-orleans-pe…
Eric Pincus: The New Orleans Pelicans have given Norris Cole and Jeff Withey qualifying offers to make them restricted free agents @BBallInsiders
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Norris Cole let Steph Curry mess around with his championship ring. MOTIVATION. http://t.co/nNhUPCWTGO
I didn’t see him, but the sharp eyes of ESPN’s Dave McMenamin spotted free agent to be point guard Norris Cole in attendance tonight. Cole, of course, is a former Cleveland State product and a fellow Klutch client. The Cavs tried acquiring Cole at February’s trade deadline. Who could imagine then what a pivotal role Delly would be playing in this postseason?
But barring a trade, the Pelicans are locked into this roster for another year. They won’t have much cap room even if Omer Asik and Norris Cole leave, and all indications are the Pelicans would like to re-sign everyone. That would allow them to stay over the cap and use the full midlevel exception to sign another veteran cog.
“He’s a sticker. He can shoot,” said point guard Norris Cole, who made his Pelicans debut in that game, facing his ex-team. “Everyone in the league knows the scouting report: Close out on him. And even if you close out on him, he can still make it. He’s a prolific shooter. Obviously he works on it a lot.” That too has been critical to Gordon’s improvement. Though he suffered more bad luck Nov. 22 when a right shoulder injury at Utah caused him to miss 21 games, his lower body has been fine all season, providing the basis for a career shooting year. “What helps is he’s getting the reps up, because he’s healthy now,” Vinson said. “He’s more apt to be in the gym getting up extra shots, as opposed to being in the training room, trying to protect his body and prepare himself to be able to play. Now that he’s healthy, he can get out on the court early before shootaround, or get extra shots in after practice. He’s able to say, ‘OK, I feel good, I can get those extra shots up.’ His health has been huge.”
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Friday that the most difficult part of parting with four players at Thursday’s NBA trading deadline was dealing point guard Norris Cole. “When you send a player like Norris Cole,” Spoelstra said, “to another team, a two-time champion, somebody that came up through our ranks — we developed him, we spent a lot of time when we drafted him — that’s always tough in this business. You hear it all the time, the cliche, ‘it’s a business’. But when you trade someone like that, you make that call, those are one of the tougher calls you have to make. He’s one of my favorite players that we’ve had here, because of what I call his ‘competitive character.’ Norris is elite with that.”
Miami HEAT President Pat Riley announced today that they have acquired brothers Goran Dragic and Zoran Dragic from the Phoenix Suns in part of a three-team trade involving the New Orleans Pelicans. Phoenix received Danny Granger and two future first round draft picks from Miami and John Salmons from New Orleans while the Pelicans received Norris Cole, Justin Hamilton and Shawne Williams from the HEAT.
The Phoenix Suns today completed a deal to acquire two future first-round draft picks from the Miami Heat. The Suns also received forward/guard Danny Granger from Miami and forward John Salmons, who will be waived, from the New Orleans Pelicans in the three-team trade. As part of the deal, the Suns send guards Goran Dragic and Zoran Dragic to the Heat and the Pelicans receive guard Norris Cole, center Justin Hamilton and forward Shawne Williams from Miami. The Suns received Miami’s 2017 first-round pick (protected to seven) and Miami’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick as part of the deal.
Dwyane Wade: Into our culture. To my Lil bro Norris. I love this guy for what he stands for as a person above all…your heart and grit can’t be matched. And we will miss that part of you. I hope that you all move on and have great success with your new teams.. #Love
Jason Lieser: The Heat trade appears to be Williams, Cole & Hamilton to NO; Granger & 2 firsts to PHX. Miami gets Dragics from Suns. No official word yet.
John Reid: Still gathering details on Pelicans trades. Norris Cole appears to be heading to Pelicans.
Alex Kennedy: I’m hearing the Pelicans made a last minute deal, still waiting on details. They may have acquired Norris Cole. Trying to confirm.
Barry Jackson: Dan Le Batard says Heat traded Granger, Justin Hamilton, Cole, Shawn3 Williams and 2 first-rounders for Dragic.
Ira Winderman: Norris Cole mentioned in numerous permutations today, with Thunder, Pistons in mix. Could have been Wizards before Sessions deal.
Alex Kennedy: The Detroit Pistons continue to shop for a point guard. Norris Cole and Jarrett Jack are two names that have come up.
Chris Mannix: Pistons aggressively pursuing guard help. Jarrett Jack, Norris Cole among the playmakers SVG is looking at, per league sources.
Alex Kennedy: If Thunder move Reggie Jackson, they’ll target backup point guards. Norris Cole could be an option (as Woj said) and so could Jameer Nelson.
Adrian Wojnarowski: If Miami can include Norris Cole into a Dragic deal w/ Suns, Cole could be shipped through to Detroit, league sources tell Yahoo.
Adrian Wojnarowski: If OKC completes the Brook Lopez-Reggie Jackson deal, Thunder could make a move for Miami’s Norris Cole, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.