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The New Orleans Pelicans announced the hiring and promotion of several members of the team’s basketball operations staff. Duane Brooks, who brings over two decades of experience in his field, enters his first season as head athletic trainer with the New Orleans after spending the previous 13 seasons as the New Orleans Saints’ assistant athletic trainer. Brooks is responsible for the health care, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, daily training room operations and maintenance of the team’s medical records. RealGM

October 12, 2014 Updates

Stephens, who was not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft but played in Greece last season, is a longshot to make the roster. But Coach Monty Williams said Stephens might be the best athlete in the NBA. "I have not seen anybody jump that high," Williams said. ''He's a once in a generation athlete. He can almost touch the top of the backboard. That's how high he can jump.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

October 11, 2014 Updates

Still, Smith doesn't appear overwhelmed like most rookies. He also doesn't shy away from admitting mistakes. When asked what happened in the Atlanta game that caused Williams to yell at him, he honed up to his mistake. ''I knew the play that he had told me,'' said Smith, who has averaged 6.6 points and 0.6 assists so far in the preseason. ''He was yelling something that I didn't hear and I had ran something totally different. It was a miscommunication on my part. I wasn't paying attention.'' 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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