Eric Gordon

with my guy @tyrekeevans after #pelicans open practice. s/o to all the fans that came out this morning… instagram.com/p/ulXGYqCwkB/

Nakia Hogan

Austin Rivers said he has known since summer the Pelicans wouldn't pick up his option. He said he isn't upset but will play with a chip

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans coach Monty Williams said team still values Austin Rivers. Williams said Rivers is the most scrutinized 10th pick in history.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans guard Austin Rivers said he has a chip on his shoulder now that the Pelicans have declined to pick up his 4th-year option.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans was late arriving to practice. Coach Monty said it's an internal issue and the team would deal with it.

Jim Eichenhofer

Following the open practice scrimmage, a brief one-on-one game has broken out between Russ Smith and Pierre the Pelican #buckets

Jason Calmes

Pelicans players throwing shirts to the fans. Davis had the longest throw. Brees better watch out.

Nakia Hogan

Blue beats White 46-36 in Pelicans scrimmage. Anthony Davis scored 14, Jrue Holiday 13 to lead Blue. Austin Rivers had 10 to pace White.

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette has made some nice plays so far in scrimmage.Just made a driving shot in lane.

Jason Calmes

Anthony Davis or Matt Barnes? http://t.co/NTUd4INtA6

John Reid

Tyreke Evans working with the white team - the backups - in scrimmage.

Nakia Hogan

Tyreke Evans is now on the court for the White team to start second half.

Nakia Hogan

Blue leading White 23-17 at halftime of Pelicans scrimmage. Anthony Davis leading Blue with 8 pts. Austin Rivers leading White with 7.

John Reid

No alarm folks - I'm told by the Pelicans that Tyreke Evans is fine. Getting in some rest time today.

Jason Calmes

Tyreke Evans is at the Smoothie King Center but not participating in the Pelicans open practice today..

Nakia Hogan

Tyreke Evans just made his way onto the practice court.

Nakia Hogan

Jeff Withey is having a nice start for the Pelicans reserves (White team).

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans are going through a Blue vs. White scrimmage.

Jason Calmes

Might be my eyes this morning, but I do not see Evans anywhere.

Jason Calmes

Withey with a slam for the White Team.

Jason Calmes

White Team: Rivers, Ajinca, Miller, Withey, Jimmer, Young.

Jason Calmes

Blue Team: Davis, Asik, Holiday, Babbitt, Gordon, Anderson, Salmons, Smith.

Jason Calmes

The Pelicans are about to tipoff their scrimmage at the open practice.

John Reid

NBA Power Rankings: Defending champ San Antonio begins season No. 1 s.nola.com/kao43uB via @nolanews

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans are set to start their open practice at Smoothie King Center. The only player missing is Tyreke Evans. No word on where he is yet

Jim Eichenhofer

Off the Court with Pelicans' Patric Young, who may have tried baseball if career in hoops didn't happen. More: on.nba.com/1slO1ax

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things to know about Pelicans on Saturday (team's annual open practice begins at 10 a.m., free to public): on.nba.com/1yybtXI

Jimmy Smith

Today's column: It'll take a while to determine if #Pelicans will be improved this season. bitly.com/1DLDYDY @PelicansHoops

Jason Calmes

Why Dell Demps Should Pick Up Austin Rivers’ Option bit.ly/1tyxRQ9 #Pelicans #fb

Jimmer Fredette

So happy to see @TheRealJGuts have a great start tonight in the World Series! Such a good guy. Now finish the game KC.

John Reid

Former LSU, NBA player Randy Livingston taking part in Saturday's gun buyback program in New Orleans s.nola.com/gyNR3LI via @nolanews

John Reid

Pelicans pick up fourth-year option on Anthony Davis' contract, but not Austin Rivers' s.nola.com/4EGGVEj via @nolanews

John Reid

Quick story on Pelicans picking up option on Anthony Davis' contract, but not for Austin Rivers.

John Reid

Pelicans pick up fourth year option on Anthony Davis'contract but not Austin Rivers

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans like Rivers as player, but decision not to pick up option is financial due to potential salary cap implications.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans will pick up fourth-year option on @Anthony Davis but will NOT pick up the option on @Austin Rivers sources say.

Jason Calmes

Feature: New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview Part Two bit.ly/1w0DCac #Pelicans #fb

Nakia Hogan

As expected, Pelicans waive DJ Stephen and Kevin Jones. Roster now at regular season max of 15.

John Reid

Pelicans just released Kevin Jones and D.J. Stephens to get their roster to the required 15-man maximum.

Nakia Hogan

Monty Williams, Dell Demps are not feeling added pressure nola.com/pelicans/index…

Nakia Hogan

Anthony Davis poised to become a super star nola.com/pelicans/index…

Hugh Weber

On the way IN come early RT @celoz0828: @Hugh Weber are pins being given away before the game or after like it always was?

Jimmer Fredette

Hey NBA, Pelicans fans GO, right now, check out the newest website NBAWire.com!

Hugh Weber

Congrats to @jeffpalladino & @SpyroMantzas! You've won my #DevsPrezTix tonight! Enjoy #CelebratingChico at @PruCenter! DM to claim your tix.

Jason Calmes

Feature: Rounding out the Rotation: the Pelicans’ Seventh Man bit.ly/1rsWpFW #Pelicans #fb

Jason Calmes

In the NO Podcast Ep. 192: Western Conference Preview Part 2 bit.ly/1rqvc6N #Pelicans #fb

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans starters play well again as New Orleans wraps up preseason with 88-85 win over Dallas. More: on.nba.com/1sW4i9C

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty said postgame he may need to tighten his rotation in reg. season. But upside of that is more minutes on floor for top 6 guys

Jim Eichenhofer

Not going to read too much into preseason but Pelicans' top 6 solidified what we already knew on how good they can be at 100%

Jimmy Smith

Column: #Pelicans weren't exactly challenged during exhibition season. bit.ly/1nBwEXw @PelicansHoops

Jim Eichenhofer

Mavericks miss 3 at the buzzer, Pelicans hold on to win 88-85. That's it for preseason. NOLA hosts Orlando in regular season opener Tuesday

Jim Eichenhofer

A little drama in preseason finale. Loose ball scramble leads to Patric Young dunk. Pelicans up 88-85 with 2.1 ticks left. Mavs ball

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans have trouble holding on in this sleeper vs. #Mavs; DAL trails 86-85 with 30.5 4Q.

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans rookie Russ Smith getting chance to log some minutes in 4th, has scored 7 pts in qtr. NOLA leads 86-82 with 34 seconds left

Jim Eichenhofer

The paint no place for faint of heart with Patric Young (6-9, 240) + Dallas' Ivan Johnson (6-8, 255) vying for boards. NOLA 80-77, 2:46 left

John Reid

Pelicans camp invitee D.J. Stephens enters for the first time tonight with 4:06 remaining in 4Q.

Jim Eichenhofer

Just over 10,000 fans here tonight in Bossier City. Seem to be split about 60-40 in favor of Mavs. Dallas is only 2.5 hours away

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette just struck with a 3-pointer.

Jim Eichenhofer

Unique Pelicans lineup to open 4th quarter: Smith, Fredette at guards; Rivers, Miller forwards; Withey center. NOLA up 61-57

John Reid

Looks like the Pelicans starters are done for night.

John Reid

Pelicans leading Mavericks, 59-55, at end of third quarter.

Jim Eichenhofer

Wholesale changes for NOLA include Anthony Davis subbing out. Might be it for him in preseason. Had 13 pts/6reb/2blk/2stl/2ast in 21 minutes

Jimmy Smith

Starters sit for #Pelicans with 4:54 to go 3Q; Jimmer Fredette, Darius Miller on floor for first time.

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette about to enter for his first action of the night.

John Reid

Jrue Holiday 0-of-5 from the field.

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis comes up with the rare 5-point possession, drawing back-to-back and-ones after missing initial free throw. NOLA 47-41 mid 3rd

Jimmy Smith

Anthony Davis failed to convert 3-PT play, grabs rebound, follows, gets another chance and drops FT this time.

John Reid

Pelicans' Anthony Davis just had a difficult stretch - missed a layup and another attempt was blocked.

Jimmy Smith

More rotational tweaks for Monty Williams: Ryan Anderson checks Omer Asik with 7:30 to go 3Q.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans Anthony Davis just had shot rejected by ex-teammate Al-Farouq Aminu.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans starters are getting healthy number of minutes tonight; #Mavs starters have not and will not play.

Jim Eichenhofer

Tyreke Evans handed out 7 assists in his first 2 preseason games (in only 20 minutes per), but scoring more tonight (13 pts/6 reb/2 ast)

John Reid

Pelicans leading Mavericks 38-33 at halftime.

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette didn't get off the bench in the first half.

John Reid

Jrue Holiday still scoreless after 12 minutes in the first half.

Jimmy Smith

Tyreke Evans' mid-range jumper hasn't translated well from the practice gym to a game yet.

John Reid

Pelicans showing quick-strike capability now. Eric Gordon has made back-to-back shots and Tyreke Evans just drove lane for layup.

Jim Eichenhofer

Both teams struggling big-time to make shots. Pelicans lead 31-25 at 2:59 of 2nd qtr. Ryan Anderson has all 8 of NOLA's points in 2nd qtr

Jimmy Smith

TIme out 2:59 2Q, #Pelicans up 31-25 over Mavs; NOLA shooting 30 percent, DAL 28 percent. Ugh.

John Reid

Pelicans not attacking the rim like they did in the previous three games.

John Reid

Pelicans not off to a good start shooting - making only 35.5 percent of their shots from the field.

John Reid

Ryan Anderson has scored all eight of the bench points so far tonight. Pelicans leading Mavericks, 31-21.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans Alexis Ajinca has 2 PFs in 2:09 on floor 2Q.

Jimmy Smith

#Mavs shot 24 percent 1Q, 4/16.

John Reid

Austin Rivers first guard off the bench tonight.

Jimmy Smith

Rough start for Tyreke Evans: he's 1 of 5 from the field. Several mid-range jumpers have failed to go in.

John Reid

Tyreke Evans already with two fouls with 1:55 remaining in first quarter.

Jimmy Smith

Eric Gordon back in at the 3:50 mark as Ryan Anderson checks in. Monty Williams hinted at this in pregame comments.

Jimmy Smith

Sluggish 1Q both teams; 8-4 #Pelicans with 3:50 to go.

Jimmy Smith

Time out 5:53 1Q, #Pelicans lead 6-4 over #Mavs.

Jim Eichenhofer

Eric Gordon subbed out at 6:38 of 1st qtr for Luke Babbitt. Monty said in pregame he wants to see Gordon more with reserves, incl. Anderson

Jimmy Smith

Luke Babbitt checking in for Eric Gordon at 6:38 1! for #Pelicans.

John Reid

Former Pelicans small forward Al-Farouq Aminu starting tonight for Mavericks.

Jimmy Smith

No regular starters on floor for #Mavs.