Jason Calmes

Omer says he does not care about playing against the rockets more. Says he is only focused on his team

Jason Calmes

Omer says he hopes the team can stay healthier this year. Is excited to play for a defensive-minded coach.

Jason Calmes

Dell says he went out of his way to get Asik. Mentions elite rebounding, playoff experience. -MP

Jason Calmes

Starting now. http://t.co/TwQVWwkxv2

John Reid

Follow us at nola.com/pelicans/exper… for Pelicans' news conference updates

John Reid

We're awaiting for Pelicans' news conference to start. It was pushed back to 1:30 p.m.

Jason Calmes

Two spots. Guessing Dell and Asik. -MP http://t.co/9J79DN1hO2

Jim Eichenhofer

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)

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things to know about Pelicans (a press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT to make major announcement): on.nba.com/1p2VdbA

Jason Calmes

Press conference moved to 1 pm CDT (UTC -5).

John Reid

NBA has approved Pelicans' trade with Houston and center Omer Asik will be formally introduce at 1 today.

Sean Kelley

Ready for day 2 of @NBA broadcast meetings. Meanwhile back home at 5800 Airline Campus pretty big day for @New Orleans Pelicans and @Saints

Jim Eichenhofer

Won't even try to explain, but appears Pelicans have clinched a bye in Vegas tourney. They are 5 seed (of 24) but may drop a few spots Tues.

Jrue Holiday

Yeaaaaaa boy!!!!!@JustHolla22

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans generate 3rd straight big offensive output, but this time lose in final seconds to Spurs, 88-86. Story: on.nba.com/1rmKQlx

Austin Rivers

My bro @PatrickDiop5 just said let's take a road trip to Hawaii.

Sean Kelley

Great start to @NBA broadcast meetings in Vegas. Steve Kerr was very good guest speaker. Also great session w/ fellow team announcers.

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans PG Russ Smith finished with 14 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists in NOLA's 88-86 loss to Spurs

John Reid

Russ Smith couldn't get up a shot after the Spurs trapped him. Pelicans lose 88-86 for their first summer league defeat.

Jim Eichenhofer

Russ Smith tries to get shot off before buzzer but swarmed by two Spurs defenders near baseline. Doesn't draw iron. Spurs win 88-86

Jason Calmes

Our own writer @NOLAJake will be on @WWLAMFM talking Pelicans and NBA free agency in about 15 minutes. Listen live in Nola or stream it!

Jim Eichenhofer

Spurs' Jeff Ayres converts layup and-one for three-point play, putting San Antonio back up 88-86. Pelicans timeout with ball. 6.3 seconds

John Reid

Pelicans in close one - leading Spurs 86-85 with 19.6 seconds remaining.

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans missed 2 free throws. Spurs now have the ball down 86-85 with 19 seconds left. Coming down to last possession again

Jim Eichenhofer

DeQuan Jones drains big 3 to give Pelicans 86-85 lead with 37 seconds left

Jim Eichenhofer

Free throws severely hampering Pelicans (11-for-24), but within 77-76 at 4:08 left. Josh Carter has 15 points, all on his 5 three-pointers

Jason Calmes

Pelicans Press Conference tomorrow (Tuesday July 15) at noon. "Major Announcement." Event will be streamed on pelicans.com

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans hanging around most of 2nd half, down 75-70 at 4:56 of 4th. Jam-packed Russ Smith stat line: 11 points, 5 boards, 7 assists

Jason Calmes

Salary Central updated to reflect Hopson trade. bourbonstreetshots.com/salary-central… bourbonstreetshots.com/salary-central/ Enjoy it while it lasts. - 42

John Reid

Pels trailing Spurs 64-61 at end of third quarter. Courtney Fells has 19 points.

Jim Eichenhofer

Russ Smith has been almost exclusively a second-half scorer in summer league. Has 7 quick pts in 3rd quarter (all on and-ones). Total 9 pts

John Reid

Tyreke Evans is all in - he's among the fans watching Pels-Spurs summer league game at the Thomas &Mack Center.

Jim Eichenhofer

Patric Young continues to show knack for blocking or at least altering shots on D. Also very active on offensive boards/tipping balls out

John Reid

Russ Smith missed five of six shots but had five assists in the first half.

Jim Eichenhofer

FWIW a Pelicans win vs. Spurs would clinch a first-round bye in the summer league tournament. A loss (and 2-1 record) would make that iffy

John Reid

If Pels win today they will get a first -round bye in the playoff round of the Samsung NBA Summer League.

John Reid

Courtney Fells only Pelicans' player in double figures with 14 points at end of first half.

Jim Eichenhofer

Russ Smith halftime stats update: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists (seemed like he had a couple more), 3 turnovers in 12 minutes

John Reid

Pelicans trailing Spurs 47-39 at halftime in summer league.

John Reid

Pelicans defended better Sunday against Lakers than they have so far today against Spurs.

Nakia Hogan

Maybe - just maybe - Courtney Fells' game is closer to Morrow's than we thought. And Fells is - as he said - more athletic than Morrow.

John Reid

Pels PG Russ Smith showing the burst to get in the lane and score in traffic. He has a quick first step.

John Reid

Josh Howard has played 6 1/2 minutes and scored two points and grabbed two rebounds against Spurs.

Jim Eichenhofer

Courtney Fells confidence is sky-high right now. He's up to 14 points in 9 minutes. Since Sunday, he's shooting 8-for-11 on three-pointers

John Reid

Pels' Courtney Fells strikes again - 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting and he came off the bench. He might need to start.

John Reid

Arinze Onuaku has found his way back to the Pelicans playing on their summer league team.

Jrue Holiday

First day of camp down!!! Back at it Mañana @ Shepard of the Hills instagram.com/p/qcvORFxx-U/

John Reid

Pels' Courtney Fells making his case for a roster spot - 12 points in just over five minutes on the floor

Jim Eichenhofer

Another thing I like that Russ Smith is doing: Keeping his dribble alive in lane, scanning for open guys, a la Steve Nash or Rajon Rondo

John Reid

Pelicans leading Spurs, 24-22, after first quarter.

John Reid

Pels' Courtney Fells striking again from 3-point range. I'm convinced this guy can shoot. Made his first three shots - all 3s.

Jim Eichenhofer

Mr. Instant Offense, Courtney Fells, checks in and immediately drains three straight treys for 9 points. He had 25 points Sunday vs. Lakers

John Reid

Pelicans trailing Spurs 18-14 in the first quarter. Pels look a little a sluggish early from having to play yesterday.

Jim Eichenhofer

Russ Smith showing such a good feel for setting guys up for shots. Has to reduce turnovers, but you'd think he was a point guard in college

John Reid

Patric Young always appears to be in the right spot in the post to get rebounds.

John Reid

Pelicans and Spurs have tipped off in summer league play.

Jim Eichenhofer

A little over an hour till tip-off of Pelicans (2-0) and Spurs. Russ Smith averaging 13.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 2.5 steals

John Reid

League source says Pelicans are going to sign John Salmons,

John Reid

No confirmation, but it looks like the Pelicans are working to improve their roster beyond acquiring center Omer Asik.

John Reid

New Orleans Pelicans likely to waive small forward Omri Casspi after trade is approved s.nola.com/2Bz4NWe via @nolanews

John Reid

League source says small forward Omri Casspi ''most likely'' will be waived by Pelicans once NBA approves three-team trade.

Jason Calmes

Our writer @NOLAJake has two radio spots today. Check the next two retweets for the details and be sure to listen in!

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans' roster renovation remains fluid as search for small forward help continues. bit.ly/Wd5lXv

Jrue Holiday

First day of camp at Shepard of the hills!!! It's gonna be a great week

John Reid

No confirmation yet on Pelicans plan to release Omri Casspi, reported first by ESPN's Marc Stein.

John Reid

Still think the Pelicans are looking closely at one of their summer league small forwards to emerge for a roster spot.

Jason Calmes

Down and it was great. People asked, "Why did I ever question him?" Did we learn? Can we let this play out? -MM

Jason Calmes

I saw a lot of people panicking the last 2 weeks. Worrying that Dell didn't know what he was doing. Assuming this and that. Then, trade came

Jason Calmes

Watching Casspi last night, I could not help but notice how long his shot took to get off and how it was hard for him to guard wings -MM

Jason Calmes

Casspi was never going to be more than backup any way. Very possible that team likes Miller, Southerland, Fells or some other min guy better

Anthony Davis

Honored to be selected for the @usabasketball camp. Looking forward to getting to work!

Jason Calmes

Last two times a team gave up a good 1st round pick for a player on a short term deal: Lowry and Gortat. Both re-signed.

Jason Calmes

Grade based on the assumption that the Pels MIGHT keep the pick? IMO, it is just as likely Pels keep pick as Asik leaves. -MM

Jason Calmes

If others can lower the Pels grade on the Asik trade based on the assumption that Asik MIGHT leave next summer, then why can't we raise the

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things to know about Pelicans (Anthony Davis named to USAB roster; summer Pelicans vs. Spurs at 5:30 p.m. CT): on.nba.com/1qalOst

Alexis Ajinca

Today it's French National Day in my country #14juillet2014 #PriseDeLaBastille http://t.co/n5oIqQnzb4

Jason Calmes

Feature: What does Lebron’s return to Cleveland mean for small markets? bit.ly/1ser26r #Pelicans #fb

Jason Calmes

In the NO Podcast Episode 185: Offseason Moving bit.ly/1mzMXlx #Pelicans #fb

Jason Calmes

I was confused about the number of gives and receives required. Sorry again, - 42

Jason Calmes

To clarify, each team must GIVE, each must RECEIVE, and each must interact with 2 teams. Ely going to WAS instead of HOU suffices. - 42

Jason Calmes

Apologies. Ely being send to WAS satisfies the trade rule. They need not send something to NOLA. This is purely my misreading. - 42

Jason Calmes

Washington will be sending a trinket to New Orleans in the 3-way Asik deal. Don't get too excited, though. - 42

John Reid

Pelicans involved in three-team trade to acquire center Omer Asik and small forward Omri Casspi s.nola.com/gkWl1BU via @nolanews

Jason Calmes

Earlier, I left out the well-known protected first going to Houston. Sorry, just an accidental omission. Will be in the article. - 42

Sean Kelley

The offseason ends tonight. Packing 4 @NBA meetings in Las Vegas. Then, it's off to @The_Greenbrier for @Saints camp http://t.co/6xBKukJgh5

John Reid

New Orleans Pelicans acquire guard Scotty Hopson in trade with the Charlotte Hornets s.nola.com/il864zY via @nolanews

Jason Calmes

cont . . . Also send had to lose all cap holds other than Miller, gave up NTMLE, Bi-annual. Still have Room MLE, min exception. Trades. - 42

Jason Calmes

To sum up. Ely, Gee, Hopson can bring back Asik, Casspi. Pels send out cash, get cash, send out Clips' top-55 protected 2nd. cont . . . - 42

Jason Calmes

As David Weiner pointed out to me, the Pelicans can ignore incoming minimum salary players in trades. So Casspi can just be a throw in. - 42

Jason Calmes

Hopson to Pels for Cash is official. He has been traded into space after Roberts deal, can be dealt in aggregate immediately. - 42

Jim Eichenhofer

Patric Young: "Guys are going out there making plays. No one is trying to show out, and do more than what they’re capable of doing."

Jason Calmes

Now that Hopson deal is done, adding Babbitt to get Casspi helps Houston shed salary. Same deal as before with Babbitt / Casspi swap? - 42

Jim Eichenhofer

Behind teamwide quality performance, 25-point game by Courtney Fells, Pelicans (2-0) roll over Lakers, 90-73. Story: on.nba.com/1rjvU7v

Jason Calmes

Red Hot Start Helps the Pelicans Take Down the Lakers bit.ly/1sQQ35h #Pelicans #fb