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2017 Schedule
34-48, 4th in Southwest

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints and Pelicans owners Tom and Gayle Benson inside the newly-named Ochsner Sports Performance Center as they announce that the teams have sold naming rights to their practice facilities to Ochsner Health System.

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Davis optimistic about Pelicans, 'tired of losing'

Anthony Davis believes the Pelicans "have the tools right now" to be a winning organization and expressed optimism that the team can "make some noise" in a loaded Western Conference this season.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

New Orleans now with $116.9M in contracts, $2.4M below the luxury tax after the Quinn Cook and Axel Toupane waiver. The Pelicans have 12 guaranteed and 1 (Jordan Crawford) non-guaranteed contract. The contract of Toupane would have increased from $25K to $200K and Cook from $25K to $100K if they were not released today.

Pelicans waive Cook, Toupane

The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday that they have waived guard Quinn Cook and guard/forward Axel Toupane. Cook averaged 5.8 points and 1.6 assists in nine games with New Orleans last season.

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Davis, Cousins working out to jell before camp

Anthony Davis told the Pelicans' website that he and teammate DeMarcus Cousins are working out this summer in Los Angeles and Las Vegas to get a head start on training camp.

Davis dunks in stranger's driveway (0:27)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The $3.3M Rajon Rondo contract now has the Pelicans $486K below the luxury tax. New Orleans has 12 guaranteed and 3 non-guaranteed/partial contracts. The protection on Axel Toupane will increase to $200K if not waived by July 25. In addition the contract of Quinn Cook will become guaranteed $100K if he is not waived by July 25. Both players currently count $50K against the Pelicans guaranteed money.

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Rondo reunites with Cousins in the Big Easy (0:39)
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Source: Pelicans, Rondo agree to 1-year deal

Point guard Rajon Rondo, coming off a largely disappointing and turbulent season with the Bulls, has reached a one-year agreement with the Pelicans.

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Nuggets down Pelicans in consolation round

Former Iowa State PG Monte Morris led the way for Denver with 17 points and six assists, as the Nuggets defeated the Pelicans 96-91 in Las Vegas on Friday. Undrafted rookie Peter Jok scored 22 points for New Orleans, while forward Jalen Jones had 21 points and 12 boards.

Pelicans fall to Spurs in summer league tourney

New Orleans took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter but couldn't close the deal, dropping to 1-4 in Vegas after losing 86-81 to San Antonio. Quinn Cook led the team with 16 points and seven assists, while Cheick Diallo tallied 13 points, 13 rebounds and a pair of blocks.

New timeout rules may quiet crunch-time advantages (2:38)
Is Rondo a good fit for the Pelicans? (1:27)
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Sources: Pelicans meet with free agent Rondo

The Pelicans could begin talks about a one-year deal with free agent Rajon Rondo as soon as Thursday, sources told ESPN.

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Cook, Diallo shine in win

The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Atlanta Hawks to improve to 1-3 in Las Vegas Summer League. Quinn Cook led all scorers with 26 points while Cheick Diallo dropped 21 and added eight boards.

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Nets rout Pelicans in summer league

Archie Goodwin totaled 18 points and eight assists, while first-round pick Caris LeVert added 17 points and eight rebounds in the Nets' 95-66 win on Monday to improve to 2-1 in Las Vegas. Quinn Cook scored 20 points for the Pelicans, who fell to 0-3.

Hawks hold off Pelicans

The Hawks held off the Pelicans in Day 3 of the Las Vegas Summer League, 84-82, behind 22 points and 10 rebounds from John Collins. Quinn Cook led New Orleans with 25 points while Cheick Diallo added 23. Atlanta improves to 1-1 in Vegas while New Orleans drops to 1-2.

Diallo puts Prince on a poster (0:22)
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Diallo shines in summer league Day 1

Cheick Diallo recorded 27 points and 10 rebounds in the Pelicans' 96-93 loss to the Raptors in both teams' opener in the Las Vegas summer league. Quinn Cook scored 16 points and James Young added 12.

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Free-agency losers: Pelicans

Jrue Holiday brings plenty of positives, but if he doesn't make a jump, his new deal is a cap-clogging problem, which would be a major issue in the unforgiving Western Conference.

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Pels' Holiday: I'm lobbying Cousins to commit

Jrue Holiday says his new five-year contract with the Pelicans thrusts him into the role of helping persuade All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to make a similar long-term commitment to New Orleans.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.3Tied-18th
Rebounds Per Game43.713th
Assists Per Game22.812th
Points Allowed106.417th

Team History