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23-35, 4th in Southwest
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12hMarc Stein

Sources: Pelicans ink R. Williams, waive Casspi

The Pelicans are signing Reggie Williams to a 10-day deal, while waiving Omri Casspi to create roster room, sources say. Casspi broke his right thumb Thursday night in his debut for New Orleans.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans' waiving of Omri Casspi ends a long, tough week for the veteran swingman. Casspi seemed in line for a big opportunity under Pels coach Alvin Gentry, long an admirer of his game, after being traded from Sacramento with DeMarcus Cousins. But a 4-to-6 week recovery period after suffering a broken right thumb in his first game led to his waiver Friday. New Orleans is clearly all-in on the West's 8th-seed race, and could use an able body after limiting its rotation to essentially nine players Thursday.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Pelicans will sign Reggie Williams to a 10-day deal for the second time this season after newly acquired Omri Casspi suffered a broken thumb in his New Orleans debut, league sources tell ESPN. The Pels reluctantly made the decision to waive Casspi to create a roster spot, fearing that the minimum four weeks he'll miss to heal would leave them shorthanded on the wing as they try to secure the West's final playoff spot.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

I understand the New Orleans Pelicans feeling they couldn't leave a roster spot open in midst of a playoff race but waiving the injured Omri Casspi means forfeiting the ability to re-sign him this summer using Bird rights. The Pelicans will be over the cap if they re-sign point guard Jrue Holiday.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Omer Asik is out again tomorrow in Dallas because of an illness.


Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrett Jack discusses what a year off from the NBA has been like and the changes he's noticed with the franchise he once knew as the New Orleans Hornets:


Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

New/old New Orleans guard Jarrett Jack gets shots up after his first official practice:

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans have officially signed Jarrett Jack to a 10-day contract.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran point guard Jarrett Jack has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Pelicans, a source confirmed. The Vertical first reported the agreement.

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Cousins on Kings trade: 'Was a coward move'

DeMarcus Cousins doesn't want to talk to Kings officials about his trade to the Pelicans, because "It was a coward move, so I'm pretty sure I will get a coward response."

ESPN Stats & Info

Pelicans' offense leans on prized bigs

The Pelicans averaged 1.04 points per play when Anthony Davis or DeMarcus Cousins had an offensive touch (on 75 plays). For comparison, the Rockets averaged 1.10 points per play Thursday. On 42 plays in which neither Davis nor Cousins had a touch, the Pelicans struggled. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Rose: Cousins has right to take shot at Kings

ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose covers DeMarcus Cousins' criticism of the Kings' management, the Pelicans' outlook, the Celtics' trade deadline inaction and how Deron Williams would benefit the Cavaliers.

NBA returns with Boogie's debut and LeBron's monster block (0:36)
The first chapter of 'Fire and Ice' (1:05)

Stumbling out of starting blocks in NOLA

The Kings lost by 34 points on Dec. 14 to, coincidentally, the Rockets. But DeMarcus Cousins was given a planned day of rest and sat out that night in Houston, making Thursday night's defeat his worst of the season.

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1dJustin Verrier

Boogie era starts with sputter in Pelicans' loss

The DeMarcus Cousins era in The Big Easy got off to a difficult start as the Pelicans were blown out by the Rockets. Omri Casspi, also acquired in the Cousins trade, broke his thumb in the loss.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he took the technical foul tonight so DeMarcus Cousins wouldn't, Alvin Gentry said, "I took it for myself."


Nowhere to go but up for new-look Pels

Thursday's loss to the Rockets in the first game following the acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins squeezed out the 29-point loss vs. the lowly Nets (143-114 on Jan. 20) as New Orleans' worst this season.

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Casspi breaks thumb in 1st game with Pelicans

In his first game as a Pelican following a trade on Sunday, Omri Casspi suffered a broken right thumb in the team's home loss to the Rockets. He is expected to miss at least four weeks.


No partying in French Quarter just yet

Anthony Davis had 29 points and nine rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins 27 and 14 in their debut together on Thursday night. The rest of the Pelicans combined for 43 points in their 129-99 loss to the Rockets.

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.321st
Rebounds Per Game43.915th
Assists Per Game22.613th
Points Allowed106.923rd

Team History


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