Cousins will probably get max offers anyway, but it sure would help if he shines in his first full season out of Sacramento.
2017 ScheduleAll times ET
- 2/23L 129-99
- 2/25L 96-83
- 2/26L 118-110
- 3/1W 109-86
- 3/3L 101-98
- 3/5W 105-97
- 3/6L 88-83
- 3/8L 94-87
- 3/11W 125-122
- 3/14W 100-77
- 3/15L 120-112
- 3/17W 128-112
- 3/19W 123-109
- 3/21W 95-82
- 3/24L 117-107
- 3/26W 115-90
- 3/27L 108-100
- 3/29W 121-118
- 3/31W 117-89
- 4/2L 117-110
- 4/4L 134-131
- 4/7L 122-106
- 4/8L 123-101
- 4/11L 108-96
- 4/12W 103-100
- Full Schedule
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.
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.
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.
Zach talks to ESPN's Ryen Russillo about Cleveland's offseason, LeBron's future, Boston, the Pelicans, and much more.
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.
New Orleans head coach Alvin Gentry is planning to start a backcourt with Rajon Rondo at point guard and Jrue Holiday at shooting guard.
Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of every major and minor deal on Day 15. First up: Rajon Rondo to join Pelicans.
Point guard Rajon Rondo, coming off a largely disappointing and turbulent season with the Bulls, has reached a one-year agreement with the Pelicans.
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.
The Pelicans could begin talks about a one-year deal with free agent Rajon Rondo as soon as Thursday, sources told ESPN.
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.
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 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.
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.