New Orleans Pelicans Rumors
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.
Jabari Young: Something to note: Damian Lillard’s deal could stretch to $145M if he makes an All-NBA Team next year. Same deal as Anthony Davis
Alex Kennedy: Unrestricted free agent Quincy Acy has received interest from Orlando, Sacramento, New Orleans, Atlanta and San Antonio, per sources.: 1 more rumor
Sam Amick: Jimmer Fredette, who judging by attached link is enjoying life these days, has interest from 5 teams, I’m told- bleacherreport.com/articles/25101…
John Reid: Pelicans summer league roster includes Larry Drew II, Seth Curry and several other players who played in the D-League. Story coming shortly
Ira Winderman: Pelicans announce ex-Heat camper Khem Birch to play on their summer roster in Vegas, after he plays for Nets in Orlando league.
The five-year deal for Asik, sources said, is guaranteed for four years and nearly $45 million, with a nonguaranteed fifth year included that — if Asik were to hit all of his incentives over the course of the deal — would take the total value of the pact into the $60 million range.: 4 more rumors
Free-agent center Omer Asik is finalizing an agreement for a five-year, $60 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Asik’s agent, B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group, was finalizing the deal points of an agreement with New Orleans management on Wednesday night.: 4 more rumors
Marc Stein: Hearing that the final year of Omer Asik’s new contract in New Orleans is not guaranteed. Guaranteed cash in the deal roughly $45 million
Adrian Wojnarowski: Omer Asik is finalizing a five-year, $60M deal to return to the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.: 4 more rumors
Marc Stein: Omer Asik and Pelicans are finalizing a deal, according to ESPN sources: 4 more rumors
Sam Amick: Meanwhile in New Orleans, the Omer Asik deal that @ESPNSteinNBA reported as looming, I’m told, will be for five years. No clarity on $$.: 4 more rumors
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: I just want to congratulate my brother @Anthony Davis I’m extremely proud of you. Keep showing the world how great you are!
Chris Mannix: Dallas and New Orleans are among the teams that have discussed deals w/forward Richard Jefferson, per source. RJ looking for 1-2 year deal.
Sources say negotiations between the Pelicans and center Omer Asik, their unrestricted free agent, are heating up. Wednesday the team talked about a new contract with Asik’s agent, B.J. Armstrong. Earlier in the day, the team agreed on a new contract with backup center Alexis Ajinca.
John Reid: Pelicans are in discussions to re-sign starting center Omer Asik, sources say. Robin Lopez doesn’t appear to be an option at this point.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say that Ajinca and the Pelicans have come to terms on a four-year deal valued, more precisely, at $20.2 million
Alex Kennedy: The New Orleans Pelicans rescinded their qualifying offer to Jeff Withey, making him an unrestricted free agent. (h/t @Eric Pincus)
Royce Young: The Rockets, Pelicans and Knicks have interest in unrestricted free agent Kendrick Perkins, according to a source.: 1 more rumor
New Orleans Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis has reached agreement on a maximum five-year extension that could be worth in excess of $145 million, a league source told Yahoo Sports.: 2 more rumors
The contract will have a player option after the fourth year, sources said. Davis and his agent, Thad Foucher of Wasserman Media Group, met with New Orleans general manager Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry for a dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Wednesday night and reached an agreement after midnight ET, sources told Yahoo Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski: New Orleans star Anthony Davis has agreed to a five-year, $145 million maximum contract extension, league source tells Yahoo Sports.: 2 more rumors
Anthony Davis: NOLA, I am here to stay! Just getting started… #6MoreYears #TakeFlight pic.twitter.com/Kni8WpikEA
Timing is everything, and it’s about to work out quite well for Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans are prepared to offer their All-Star big man a five-year, $143 million extension — one that Davis should take, thus foregoing restricted free agency in 2016.: 2 more rumors