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February 19, 2015 Updates

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

Adrian Wojnarowski: New Orleans plans to buyout the contract of Shawne Williams, league source tells Yahoo Sports. That adds another good shooter to market. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Adrian Wojnarowski: As part of massive deal, Miami sends Shawne Williams to New Orleans, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Shams Charania: The New Orleans Pelicans have waived guard Toney Douglas, league sources tell RealGM. Twitter @ShamsCharania

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. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

While the Orlando Magic have a number of names being kicked around the trade rumor mill, there doesn’t seem to be much going on as the deadline approaches. The Magic have a normally scheduled practice today and will continue to prepare for their game tomorrow versus the Pelicans. Basketball Insiders

February 18, 2015 Updates

When asked if his team could use a veteran point guard before the trade deadline passes, Pelicans coach Monty Williams appeared to endorse the need. ''You can always use one (veteran point guard), we have a young team, certainly as it relates to making a playoff run, but that's how you grow up,'' Williams said. ''You get into these situations, understand what it feels like and you deal with that pressure and you grow that way.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

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