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February 24, 2015 Updates

Relative to most teams in the "skeptics" tier, the Pelicans have invested heavily in analytics. Director of basketball operations Shane Kupperman manages the department, which added former Houston Rockets intern Somak Sarkar last season and also has made use of outside consultants. Still, it's challenging to find examples of how analytics have penetrated New Orleans' decision-making, and sources confirm that GM Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams are not engaged in incorporating advanced stats. ESPN.com

February 22, 2015 Updates

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived forward Shawne Williams, who was acquired Feb. 19 from the Miami Heat along with Norris Cole and Justin Hamilton as part of a three-team trade. Williams, 6 feet 9, 230 pounds, appeared in 44 games (22 starts) this season for Miami, averaging 6.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game. NBA.com

February 20, 2015 Updates

There are several names the Griz might consider, including Memphis native Shawne Williams, who is expected to receive a buyout after being traded from Phoenix to New Orleans. Williams shot 39.5 percent from 3-point range in 44 appearances for Miami this season. Memphis Commercial Appeal

February 19, 2015 Updates

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. NBA.com

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. NBA.com

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived guard Ish Smith, who was acquired by New Orleans earlier in the day from Oklahoma City, along with the rights to Latavious Williams, cash considerations and draft considerations. NBA.com

Ken Berger: Pelicans indeed will waive Shawne Williams, acquired in massive Goran Dragic trade. Norris Cole to New Orleans and John Salmons to Phoenix. Twitter @KBergCBS

 

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