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Hornets' Cody Zeller not having much trouble scoring against Jeff Withey today.
Pelicans power forward Patric Young went scoreless in the first half, but grabbed four rebounds. He has three fouls.
Russ Smith halftime update: 14 pts (5-11 FGs, 4-4 FTs), 2 reb, 3 assists, 3 turnovers, 14 minutes. Pelicans trail 52-40 but were down 21
Pelicans trailing Hornets 52-40 at halftime.
Hornets have made 6-of-13 3-pointers against Pelicans.
Pelicans have outscored Hornets 20-13 in second quarter.
More of the same from Courtney Fells, who had 50 points in 62 minutes over the first 3 games. Has 12 points in 12 minutes today. Char 46-33
Pels' Cameron Fells may be a keeper- just always seem to be on rhythm.
Courtney Fells entered today shooting 61% from field and 56% on treys. Has 7 quick points today as Pels try to rally from big hole
Pelicans getting into their offense a little better in second quarter. Courtney Fells starting make shots.
Jeff Withey has three blocks.
Pelicans defenders are getting out on the Hornets' shooters to contest, but they are still making shots.
Jeff Withey has 3 blocks in his first 7 minutes of playing time today, giving him a total of 10 in four summer league games
Pelicans trailing 34-13 at end of first quarter.
Russ Smith scored eight of the Pelicans' 13 points in first quarter. Pelicans made only 5 of 14 shots.
Still think second-year Pelicans center Jeff Withey has to be more physical.
Russ Smith leads league in assists (7.7 per game), but has been ultra-aggressive on offense today. Shot 3-for-6, had 8 pts in 1st qtr
Looking like a blowout here, Pelicans trailing Hornets, 30-13. Courtney Fells just entered.
Pelicans' defense non-existent in first quarter.
Pelicans trailing Hornets, 22-7, with 2:57 remaining in 1Q
Pelicans have shot well most of the week, but came out today 2-for-8 from field and 3-for-6 at foul line. Charlotte 20-7 at 2:57
Anthony Davis seated behind the Pelicans bench.
Crossover move by Russ Smith didn't look like a travel, but officials said it was.
Pelicans rookie guard Russ Smith is not only quick, but he has great ball-handling skills.
Little different writing Charlotte Hornets again.
Pelicans trailing Hornets 13-5 with 5:40 in 1Q.
Pelicans have started game missing five of their first six shots.
N.O. Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets have tipped off.
Pelicans move DeQuan Jones into starting five today. He's played very well off the bench in his two games
Coming up on tip-off of today's tournament game between Pelicans and Hornets from Las Vegas: http://t.co/HFllytfHiS
If the Pelicans beat the Charlotte Hornets today in the Samsung NBA Summer League, they will advance to Saturday's quarterfinal round.
איזה כיף לחזור ארצה ולספר הכי טוב בארץ! ויקי שלג, בן יהודה 211, תל אביב!
Pelicans will play Thursday vs. Charlotte Hornets in Round of 16 at summer league tourney. Tip-off is 3 p.m. Central (broadcast info TBA)
Roberto Nelson drained a buzzer beating three to give the Hornets a one point win. Pelicans-Hornets tomorrow!
You want somebody to blame it on? Blame Yuki Togashi. Yes, THAT Yuki Tohashi.
Dallas has made a fierce comeback, and now our Hornets-Pelicans matchup is in serious jeopardy!
Looks like New Orleans is going to play the Hornets tomorrow. Some in the national media are confused and don't know how this is possible.
Pelicans PG Russ Smith leads NBA Summer League in assists, with 23 in three games (7.7 average). Second-best is 16 (Kings' Ray McCallum)
Like Babbitt and he can take back about 5.2 million. -MM
For those of you interested in speculating, Dell could take back about 3.8 mil in salary by trading Rivers. Add a min salary guy like that
If you have followed Austin Rivers for a while, you know that tweets/post like that are very common with him. And he hasn't been traded yet.
Google "Identifying the Next Anthony Morrow". You will find an article listing Jones as a possibility from about two months ago. -MM
Looks like Dell is still throwing min. offers at veteran shooters. Got Anthony Morrow after everything settled down last year. -MM
For going 2-1, the Pelicans got a first-round bye in the playoff round of summer league. They play Thursday against Mavs-Hornets winner.
Really physical front court led by Ivan Johnson and Bernard James. Will be a good test for Smith, Young, and Withey. -MM
Fully expect the Mavs to win tomorrow to set up a matchup with the Pels on Thursday. Ledo has been tearing it up for them & they have a
Pelicans earned No. 7 seed in Las Vegas tourney. They will play Thursday at 3:30 CT vs the winner of Wednesday's Mavs/Hornets game
Jason Smith is signing with the Knicks
Holiday's incentives not kicking in or renouncing Darius Miller. Either way, this likely means the Salmons signing is into the Room MLE.
If this is the case, then that means he deal was signed using cap space. This is space seems to have come from one of two places.
Russ Smith's reported deal is 2 years at the minimum and guaranteed, with a team option for the third year, fully guaranteed if picked up
Omer Asik acknowledged it's too early to start focusing on the uncertainty regarding a possible contract extension in 2015 with the Pelicans
Dell Demps on Omer Asik: "We think the team that we’ve put together, he was a missing piece. He was a much-needed piece."
Asik is not eligible for an extension yet. Dell says he wants him here long term.
Dell says they want to make the playoffs, but chuckled when asked if they expected to. Knows it's tough in the West.
Dell mentions pairing Asik with AD, Jrue, Tyreke, Ryno, and Gordon.
Dell is excited about the team. Says he thinks that Asik is the missing piece. Says the team is all in.
Omer says he does not care about playing against the rockets more. Says he is only focused on his team
Omer says he hopes the team can stay healthier this year. Is excited to play for a defensive-minded coach.
Dell says he went out of his way to get Asik. Mentions elite rebounding, playoff experience. -MP
Starting now. http://t.co/TwQVWwkxv2
We're awaiting for Pelicans' news conference to start. It was pushed back to 1:30 p.m.
Two spots. Guessing Dell and Asik. -MP http://t.co/9J79DN1hO2
Pelicans will monitor results of other Vegas games today. Won't know their tourney seed until about 9:30 CT. Right now it's 5 (of 24 teams)
Press conference moved to 1 pm CDT (UTC -5).
NBA has approved Pelicans' trade with Houston and center Omer Asik will be formally introduce at 1 today.