New Orleans Pelicans Rumors
The New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks are so far among the interested suitors for Portland Trail Blazers free agent Robin Lopez, league sources told RealGM.: 1 more rumor
Beyond Portland, Lopez is expected to have a list of suitors on July 1, and his connection to Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has been clear around the NBA. Gentry coached Lopez during the seven-foot center’s first four seasons with the Phoenix Suns.
The Pelicans also are likely to have an interest in Golden State Warriors free agent Leandro Barbosa, whom Gentry’s long coached as an assistant, sources said.
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Marc J. Spears: The Knicks will not be extending a qualifying offer to forward Quincy Acy, which makes him an unrestricted free agent. The Kings, Nuggets, Magic & Pelicans have expressed early interest in free agent forward Quincy Acy, a source said. Acy avg 5.9, 4.4 ’14-15.
Sources say the Pelicans will make a push to bring Asik back, although he sputtered in their first-round playoff series this past April against the eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors. But despite his limited offensive skills, Asik ranked fifth in the NBA this season in rebounding percentage at 21.4 and he totaled 54 blocks. The Pelicans also inherited Asik’s bird rights from the Houston Rockets, which means they can go above the salary cap to re-sign him.