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2015 NBA Free Agency - Pelicans

Norris Cole signs qualifying offer

Finally one of Rich Paul's clients has ended his holdout.

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New Orleans Pelicans could bring in Sean Kilpatrick on camp contract

Kilpatrick was solid for the Milwaukee Bucks during summer league averaging 18.3 points while posting an impressive .473/.457/.840 shooting line. Be sure to check out this post from the Cincinnati blog Down the Drive for more insight on the former Bearcat.

Pelicans to work out Sean Kilpatrick

Assessing Cole's dwindling potential suitors

Will the New Orleans Pelicans be welcoming back the point guard? Almost all signs point to yes.

Perhaps Dell Demps should sign Rasual Butler

Butler's experience and three-point prowess could prove to be a viable replacement for missing out on the JET.

Pelicans offseason earns high marks

Turns out signing one of the best players on the planet is looked upon favorably. Who knew?

Pelicans offer contract to Jason Terry

How much might it be? What would Terry bring to the Pelicans?

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Norris Cole has interest from Philadelphia and New York

The Knicks just used the room exception on Kevin Seraphin. That means the most they can offer is a minimum contract while Cole's qualifying offer is over $3 million. Philadelphia has oodles of cap space but already four point guards (Tony Wroten, Isaiah Canaan, Pierre Jackson, and Scottie Wilbekin) under contract. This smells like an agent trying to drive up the price.

Grading the New Orleans Pelicans offseason

The Kendrick Perkins signing checks several boxes

Just ask any of the Pelicans last year, there's so much more to competitive basketball than just upside and individual statistics.

Kendrick Perkins is a Pelican, Seth Curry a King

Some late night news breaks on an otherwise slow Tuesday.

Asik costs even less than anticipated

Good news for the Pelicans future salary cap.

Alonzo Gee, an important signing for New Orleans

Gee could turn out to be quite an underappreciated signing by New Orleans, especially if he emerges as the opening day starter at small forward.

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2015 NBA Free Agency: New Orleans Pelicans sign Alonzo Gee

Did you know Alonzo Gee was actually a Pelican for a couple days last summer? Dell Demps traded his unguaranteed contract (along with others) to Houston for Omer Asik. Welcome back Alonzo Gee!

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2015 NBA Free Agency: Pelicans re-sign Luke Babbitt for two years

The Pelicans held Luke Babbitt's early bird rights. At two years, $2.5 million this is a touch more than the minimum but does not utilize an exception.

How much can the Pelicans offer now?

The free agent market is pretty picked over. Let's see what the Pelicans can offer.

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2015 NBA Free Agency: Pelicans officially sign Asik, Ajinca, and Cunningham

In an era where verbal agreements might be backed out on in the last minute, the Pelicans suffered no such fate.

Anthony Davis makes it official

Davis wasted absolutely no time.

Higher salary cap and paths not taken

The difference in a couple million in the salary cap could have made a huge difference for the Pelicans.

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2015 NBA Free Agency: Pelicans interested in K.J. McDaniels

I am very excited about this development. The Rockets do not have Bird Rights for McDaniels since he's only been in the league one year. They will need to use an exception to match a Pelican offer.

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2015 Free Agency: Salary cap set at $70 million

Estimates in April pegged the salary cap at $67.1 million. Just as free agency began reports said it could come in one to two million higher. I have some thoughts on what the Pelicans should have done with this higher cap. Stay tuned.

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Pelicans interested in Carlos Boozer, or any available fifth big man

Boozer joins Ryan Hollins and Quincy Acy as bigs the Pelicans have been loosely connected to at this time. Dell Demps appears to be combing through the league for a competent fifth big.

Pelicans were interested in Mo Williams

Dell Demps continues to try to improve this team. He just doesn't negotiate in public

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Pelicans interested in Ryan Hollins

How many centers does Alvin Gentry need?

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2015 NBA Free Agency: Pelicans re-sign Dante Cunningham for three years

Dell Demps told everyone who would listen that they liked their core. After re-signing Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca, and Dante Cunningham almost the entire rotation returns. Up next, Norris Cole.

The Pelicans should look to sign Jeremy Evans

Dell Demps was interested in adding Al-Farouq Aminu, an athletic forward who can play both the 3 and 4, but I'm here to tell you Jeremy Evans makes for a far more appealing choice.

Hunting for Tweeners in Free Agency

New Orleans lacks a tweener. Let's take a look at three options.

Three SF that could potentially help the Pelicans

A deep dive into some NBA wing players, who are still free agents, that could contribute something to the Pelicans roster.

Five more years for Omer Asik

New Orleans liked their core. Dell Demps said so over and over again. This is a clear example he was telling the truth.

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2015 NBA Free Agency: Omer Asik back in New Orleans

Terms still being hashed out. Will have a full article soon.

Reaction: Ajinca re-signs with Pelicans

Ajinca is coming back. Let's take a look at the numbers.

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2015 NBA Free Agency: Pelicans re-sign Alexis Ajinca for four years

That amount is low enough to be within Early Bird Rights. The Pelicans still maintain the Mid-Level Exception and Bi-Annual Exception. I'm honestly surprised he cost that little to retain.