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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
Pelicans coach Monty Williams said team still values Austin Rivers. Williams said Rivers is the most scrutinized 10th pick in history.
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.
Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans was late arriving to practice. Coach Monty said it's an internal issue and the team would deal with it.
Pelicans players throwing shirts to the fans. Davis had the longest throw. Brees better watch out.
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.
Jimmer Fredette has made some nice plays so far in scrimmage.Just made a driving shot in lane.
Anthony Davis or Matt Barnes? http://t.co/NTUd4INtA6
Tyreke Evans working with the white team - the backups - in scrimmage.
Tyreke Evans is now on the court for the White team to start second half.
Blue leading White 23-17 at halftime of Pelicans scrimmage. Anthony Davis leading Blue with 8 pts. Austin Rivers leading White with 7.
No alarm folks - I'm told by the Pelicans that Tyreke Evans is fine. Getting in some rest time today.
Tyreke Evans is at the Smoothie King Center but not participating in the Pelicans open practice today..
Tyreke Evans just made his way onto the practice court.
Jeff Withey is having a nice start for the Pelicans reserves (White team).
Pelicans are going through a Blue vs. White scrimmage.
Might be my eyes this morning, but I do not see Evans anywhere.
Withey with a slam for the White Team.
White Team: Rivers, Ajinca, Miller, Withey, Jimmer, Young.
Blue Team: Davis, Asik, Holiday, Babbitt, Gordon, Anderson, Salmons, Smith.
The Pelicans are about to tipoff their scrimmage at the open practice.
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
Quick story on Pelicans picking up option on Anthony Davis' contract, but not for Austin Rivers.
Pelicans pick up fourth year option on Anthony Davis'contract but not Austin Rivers
As expected, Pelicans waive DJ Stephen and Kevin Jones. Roster now at regular season max of 15.
Pelicans just released Kevin Jones and D.J. Stephens to get their roster to the required 15-man maximum.
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
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%
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
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
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
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
Pelicans camp invitee D.J. Stephens enters for the first time tonight with 4:06 remaining in 4Q.
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
Jimmer Fredette just struck with a 3-pointer.
Unique Pelicans lineup to open 4th quarter: Smith, Fredette at guards; Rivers, Miller forwards; Withey center. NOLA up 61-57
Looks like the Pelicans starters are done for night.
Pelicans leading Mavericks, 59-55, at end of third quarter.
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
Jimmer Fredette about to enter for his first action of the night.
Jrue Holiday 0-of-5 from the field.
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
Anthony Davis failed to convert 3-PT play, grabs rebound, follows, gets another chance and drops FT this time.
Pelicans' Anthony Davis just had a difficult stretch - missed a layup and another attempt was blocked.
More rotational tweaks for Monty Williams: Ryan Anderson checks Omer Asik with 7:30 to go 3Q.
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)
Pelicans leading Mavericks 38-33 at halftime.
Jimmer Fredette didn't get off the bench in the first half.
Jrue Holiday still scoreless after 12 minutes in the first half.
Tyreke Evans' mid-range jumper hasn't translated well from the practice gym to a game yet.
Pelicans showing quick-strike capability now. Eric Gordon has made back-to-back shots and Tyreke Evans just drove lane for layup.
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
Pelicans not attacking the rim like they did in the previous three games.
Pelicans not off to a good start shooting - making only 35.5 percent of their shots from the field.
Ryan Anderson has scored all eight of the bench points so far tonight. Pelicans leading Mavericks, 31-21.
Austin Rivers first guard off the bench tonight.
Rough start for Tyreke Evans: he's 1 of 5 from the field. Several mid-range jumpers have failed to go in.
Tyreke Evans already with two fouls with 1:55 remaining in first quarter.
Eric Gordon back in at the 3:50 mark as Ryan Anderson checks in. Monty Williams hinted at this in pregame comments.
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
Former Pelicans small forward Al-Farouq Aminu starting tonight for Mavericks.