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January 20, 2015 Updates

With the Pelicans’ fan base becoming more antsy after each loss due to the team’s glaring inconsistent play, Coach Monty Williams said he’s been doing plenty of self-evaluating to improve the situation. Yet, the Pelicans (20-20) still have not strung together three consecutive wins with their season reaching the halfway point. New Orleans Times-Picayune

January 19, 2015 Updates

Players and staff boarded the bus, sweats on and shoes in hand, expecting to pull up at a gym. Instead, they disembarked in front of a bowling alley. Coach Monty Williams called an audible, hoping the change in routine would give his inconsistent team some spark. "It was really a wonderful surprise," said Alexis Ajinca, who scored a career high 22 points off the bench. "We laughed and relaxed with each other. It helped us mentally re-set." FoxSports.com

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New Orleans (8-8) used one of its two open roster spots to sign Cunningham, who worked extensively with Pelicans Coach Monty Williams when both were in Portland during Cunningham’s rookie year of 2009-10. That relationship was one reason the Villanova product was enthusiastic about signing with New Orleans. “It’s a blessing,” Cunningham said. “Coming from Portland my rookie year, he was a coach I looked up to. He taught me the ropes, taught me how to be a professional. Taught me what you need to do to be successful in this league. Clearly, he has the formula. Coming out of the situation I was in, I couldn’t ask for a better situation than this right here.” NBA.com

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Adrian Wojnarowski: Cunningham had domestic assault charges dropped and has become viable for teams. Monty Williams has history w/ Cunningham in Portland. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

November 27, 2014 Updates

''Anthony (Davis) cannot be in a game and not touch the ball,''Williams said after his meeting with players. ''We have to have an effort to get him at least 20 shots every night. ''And that’s on me too. As much as I draw up plays for him, run the offense through him, the guys on the floor has to know it. When they don’t do it, I’ve got to make sure they get him the ball. Because he’s not a selfish player, he’s going to make the right plays. And our guys know that.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

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I asked Pelicans coach Monty Williams how he planned to handle the minutes of star Anthony Davis after the forward spent so much time this summer with Team USA for the FIBA World Championships. He had a pretty interesting answer (and even got a bit animated). “We’ve talked to our training staff to make sure we give him the proper rest but at the same time he’s 21 (years old),” Williams said. “He doesn’t get tired until he’s like 28. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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