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2017 Schedule
34-48, 4th in Southwest
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3hKevin 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.

ESPN Staff  

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.

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6dChad 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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7dChad 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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23dChris 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.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

New Orleans forward Dante Cunningham plans to decline player option to become unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources tell ESPN.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans' search for a D-League home is down to six: Baton Rouge, St. Tammany Parish, Shreveport (La.); Jackson (Miss.); Mobile (Ala.). "We are excited to the see the excitement which this process has generated among the six locations," owner Tom Benson said in a statement. "All of them have stepped forward with legitimate and sincere interest and are going to make a case via their proposals for why they would like to be the home of our NBA G League team in 2018-2019. The process is underway and we know that this will be a very significant addition for a city/parish near us as it will add global exposure and bring professional basketball to their town."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Jrue Holiday receives the NBA's community assist award for March. Holiday pledged $1,000 toward New Orleans tornado relief for every point and assist he recorded against San Antonio on March 3, resulting in a donation of $31,000.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans, slotted at 10th in this year's draft lottery, will have an 11/1,000 chance of the top pick. New Orleans concedes its pick to the Kings if it falls out of the top three. Pelicans also draft 10th in the second round (40th overall).

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Thon Maker has two blocks and a steal in the third quarter alone. Maker, the 10th overall pick in last year's draft, averaged just 10 minutes a game in the regular season but is already up to 14 in Game 1 in Toronto.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans GM Dell Demps said Quincy Pondexter suffered an infection after his most recent left knee surgery in January. Pondexter has undergone three separate procedures on his left knee that have kept him from playing the past two seasons. "We're hoping to get him back," Demps said. "But at the same time, he hasn't played in two seasons. Can he recover?"

Team Stats

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

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-173448.415
2015-163052.366
2014-154537.549
2013-143448.415
2012-132755.329