Roberts spent time with the Clippers last season, but he appeared in only 12 games and 103 minutes total. The year before, however, he played in 49 games for the Charlotte Hornets. He averaged 6.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in approximately 20 minutes of action per game. The most promising statistic was perhaps his 38.6 shooting percentage from three-point territory.
Regardless, it's another wingman being considered by the New Orleans Pelicans -- it's sure beginning to look the plan might be to have a group of players fight for at least one roster spot. Will the competition bring out the best in one of the potential candidates?
About this time of the year, there are often plenty of blurbs going around about NBA players being in the best shape of their lives. However, considering today's news concerns Ryan Anderson, the New Orleans Pelicans player who had suffered a devastating spinal injury close to two years ago, this information is way more important than the usual standard good public relations spin. Coming off the most disappointing season of his career, Anderson's timing couldn't be any more perfect as he's entering a contract year and will play in Alvin Gentry's stat-inducing system.
"He’s been so into it this summer," Sumerlin said of Anderson’s dedication. "He’s excited. He’s been consistent and has the right mindset. It’s the way he’s working out. I showed him HITS, which is high-intensity training. You don’t just do one set and catch your breath. You constantly go through different stations, kind of like CrossFit. His heart rate is constantly up. He’s really thin."
Ryan Anderson was one of 12 finalists selected for the award that also included Andre Iguodala and Pau Gasol.
For more information regarding this award, give this article a read. Among other things, it includes how players are nominated and then selected.
"The award recognizes the player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to team."
"A panel of NBA Legends nominated six players from each conference for the award and then nearly 300 NBA players submitted their votes through confidential balloting conducted by the league office."
The second half of the New Orleans Pelicans All-NBA Summer League backcourt announced he is on his way to Europe. Drew will play in France's second basketball tier, the Ligue Nationale de Basket Pro B (or LNB Pro B for short).
Please congratulate LDII and hopefully we'll see his play reward him with a trip back to the NBA in the near future.
Woelfel is a Milwaukee Bucks beat reporter. However, it was Woelfel who said the Pelicans would make big changes regardless of making the playoffs. That guaranteed money is the sticking point shouldn't be a surprise.
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.
Weber was the head coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the D-League last season, affiliated with the Miami Heat. Prior to that he was a consultant with the Heat during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. His NBA coaching career prior to that was with the Knicks (2008-2012) and Phoenix Suns (1999-2008); the vast majority coaching with Mike D'Antoni.
Both Cole and Withey will be restricted free agents. This is a clear signal that the Pelicans will be operating above the salary cap. Barring a trade, their biggest offer in free agency will be the Mid-level Exception. For more, check out this article.
Interesting that he would be meeting with the franchise after walking away last season. Maybe the front office was more enamoured with him than coach Monty Williams. If Alvin Gentry plans to use Aminu as a small ball power forward I fully support this idea.
After finishing with his Golden State Warriors commitments, Alvin Gentry is ready to move onto the New Orleans Pelicans. If you've got the time, don't miss his introductory press conference scheduled for this Monday at 3:30 PM central time.
This would be a huge get for the Pelicans. Melvin Hunt was a lead assistant and interim head coach last year in Denver. He's going to sign up to be the second assistant behind Alvin Gentry and Darren Erman? Coaching staff isn't going to come cheap.