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October 17, 2014 Updates
October 16, 2014 Updates

The New Orleans Pelicans announced the hiring and promotion of several members of the team’s basketball operations staff. Duane Brooks, who brings over two decades of experience in his field, enters his first season as head athletic trainer with the New Orleans after spending the previous 13 seasons as the New Orleans Saints’ assistant athletic trainer. Brooks is responsible for the health care, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, daily training room operations and maintenance of the team’s medical records. RealGM

October 12, 2014 Updates
October 11, 2014 Updates

Still, Smith doesn't appear overwhelmed like most rookies. He also doesn't shy away from admitting mistakes. When asked what happened in the Atlanta game that caused Williams to yell at him, he honed up to his mistake. ''I knew the play that he had told me,'' said Smith, who has averaged 6.6 points and 0.6 assists so far in the preseason. ''He was yelling something that I didn't hear and I had ran something totally different. It was a miscommunication on my part. I wasn't paying attention.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

October 10, 2014 Updates
October 9, 2014 Updates
October 7, 2014 Updates

I asked Pelicans coach Monty Williams how he planned to handle the minutes of star Anthony Davis after the forward spent so much time this summer with Team USA for the FIBA World Championships. He had a pretty interesting answer (and even got a bit animated). “We’ve talked to our training staff to make sure we give him the proper rest but at the same time he’s 21 (years old),” Williams said. “He doesn’t get tired until he’s like 28. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 5, 2014 Updates

Rather than try and strike a deal to get jersey No. 2 from Miller, which is what players often do, Smith has opted to instead wear the number worn by one of his favorite players. “I got a chance to know Rajon and follow him my sophomore year. I'm a big fan of his game," Smith told WDRB-41 in Louisville, Kentucky. "When coach (former Celtics coach and current Louisville head coach Rick Pitino) asked me to watch film of point guards, he (Rondo) was one of the first people that I watched, along with Steve Nash, to help me prepare for my senior season.” Smith said as much in June when he was in town to work out for the Celtics. "Believe it or not, he's actually my favorite point guard," Smith said at the time. "I'm a score-first guy and been a score-first guy my whole life. But I like his poise, the way he gets into the lane. He's able to find people and the way he's able to pass the ball ... a lot of people can't do that." CSNNE.com

October 2, 2014 Updates
October 1, 2014 Updates

In the chaos of LeBron James Day, the Pelicans considered both trading Rivers and waiving him with the stretch provision to make sure they had enough room to complete the Asik deal with Houston. To be clear: Stretching Rivers was an absolute last resort, and New Orleans demanded real assets for him in trade talks, per several league sources. New Orleans eventually traded Asik into cap space after acquiring several nonguaranteed contracts they could trade to Houston — including the contracts of Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson, who might have spent time on all 30 NBA rosters this summer. Grantland

 

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