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2017 Schedule
34-48, 4th in Southwest
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Pelicans send Frazier to Wizards for late pick

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade point guard Tim Frazier to the Washington Wizards in exchange for the No. 52 overall pick in Thursday's draft. Frazier will back up Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall.

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2dLuke Knox

Best No. 4 pick ever: Chris Paul

In 2005, New Orleans took Paul, who has more career win shares than any other No. 4 overall selection in NBA draft history.

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Four potential All-Star free agents

With Paul George reportedly declaring he won't return to the Pacers after next season, the summer of 2018 is shaping up to be a potentially star-studded free agent market. It could become even more interesting if the player options of LeBron James and Russell Westbrook don't get picked up.

New Orleans hires Finch as assistant

The Pelicans announced Tuesday that they've added former Nuggets and Rockets assistant Chris Finch to their coaching staff. They have also offered a front-office position to former assistant Phil Weber, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

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27dTom Haberstroh

NBA clutch rankings: The Brow is just cold-blooded

It's breathtaking to consider that Anthony Davis -- in just five seasons -- already has accumulated more career clutch WPA (win probability added) than Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson and Paul Pierce.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Like most NBA teams, the Knicks are looking for players in free agency who can contribute on both ends of the floor. Per sources, the Knicks have preliminary interest in veteran free agents P.J. Tucker and Dante Cunningham. Both players have shown that they can knock down perimeter shots and defend.

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31dKevin Pelton

NBA free agent rankings: Holiday to be coveted

Jrue Holiday will hit the unrestricted market in his prime at age 27, and his stock is further increased following a relatively healthy season.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Pels, sources says, are eager to add Finch's offensive brainpower to the staff to spark the Anthony Davis/DeMarcus Cousins partnership.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The New Orleans Pelicans are closing in on the hire of Nuggets assistant coach Chris Finch to join Alvin Gentry's staff, league sources say.

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The NBA unveiled its All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams this afternoon.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

One team that's interested in free agent point guard Jrue Holdiay? The Dallas Mavericks. League sources say members of the Mavericks organization view Holiday as a free agent target this summer. Holiday will likely command top dollar on the market and Dallas would probably have to clear some cap space to make Holiday a competitive offer. New Orleans would also like to retain Holiday and can offer him more money than any other team. Some in the Knicks organization are fans of the 26-year-old, though it's unclear just how strong that interest is from New York. The length and amount of Holiday's contract would likely take New York out of the running.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Sacramento Kings will pick 10th in the NBA Draft. This pick belongs to the New Orleans Pelicans, who traded it to the Kings as part of this year's DeMarcus Cousins deal.

37dChad Ford

NBA draft trades, lottery picks for 14 teams

The 2017 NBA draft lottery is Tuesday night. Here's our ultimate guide to every likely pick, important trade and much more for every team with a chance at a top selection.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson headlines the team representatives for Tuesday night's NBA Draft Lottery.

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38dChad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Which teams have most to gain, most to lose in NBA lottery?

The NBA draft lottery (Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) could be a game-changer. Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton break down what it means for the Lakers, Celtics, Knicks and more teams.

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54dChris Haynes

Sources: Pels PF Cunningham to decline option

Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham plans to decline his $3.1 million player option for next season and become a free agent, sources told ESPN.

Team Stats

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

Team History