The New Orleans Pelicans have signed 7-foot-2 center Alexis Ajinca, the team announced today.
Ajinca comes to New Orleans after two years in the Euroleague, where he played for Strasbourg, France. He was drafted 20th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats — after Charlotte, he played for the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors before moving over to the Euroleague.
The terms of Ajinca's contract have not been released, per Pelicans team policy.
The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Josh Childress, the team announced Friday afternoon.
Childress appeared in just four games with the Pelicans this season, since being signed on Nov. 12, 2013. He played 24 minutes total, scoring zero points but pulling in three rebounds, dishing out two assists, and recording a steal.
Childress, who played college ball at Stanford, has appeared in 391 career NBA games, averaging 9.1 ppints, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.7 minutes per game.
Anthony Davis, the 6-foot-10 second-year power forward that has been a crucial piece of the New Orleans Pelicans’ high-flying offense this season, broke his hand in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against the New York Knicks.
The injury has been described as a “non-displaced fracture” in his right hand, according to the team, who will be updating the media on his status later this week since the team is currently on a road trip.
The New Orleans Pelicans, down by one point with 22 seconds to go, set up on the visiting Golden State Warriors. Jrue Holiday took it inside, looking for a pull up jumper, and couldn’t find one. He dished it to Eric Gordon on the outside.
1.8 seconds left. Gordon takes the jumper, and his game-winning three-pointer rolls around the inside of the rim… and back out. And the Warriors took home a 102-101 victory.
The New Orleans Pelicans have placed injured center Greg Stiemsma on the inactive list and have activated forward Ryan Anderson, per General Manager Dell Demps, the team announced today.
Stiemsma suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee during the second quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles. An MRI confirmed the injury, and Stiemsma is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
The New Orleans Pelicans have released two players and signed two others, the team announced today.
Forward Lou Amundson, who played 18 games with the Hornets last season before moving on to Chicago and Minnesota, returned to New Orleans today. The seven-year vet holds per-game career averages of 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 12.9 minutes in 327 regular season games. He's also appeared in 29 playoff games with Philadelphia, Phoenix and Indiana.
Anthony Davis scored 32 points, collected 12 rebounds, blocked six shots and dished out three assists Friday night as the New Orleans Pelicans put away the visiting Los Angeles Lakers in convincing fashion, 96-85.
The New Orleans Pelicans picked up their first win of the season Saturday night with a 105-84 drubbing of the Charlotte Bobcats.
In a sharp turnaround from the previous two games this season — which featured Hornets-esque defensive efforts in those losing efforts, especially in the second half — the Pelicans maintained solid defensive rotations and hung on to the big lead they built early.
The New Orleans Pelicans came out strong against the visiting Indiana Pacers, opening a revamped New Orleans Arena for their first regular season game and introducing mascot Pierre the Pelican to a social media uproar.
But the team couldn’t ride the excitement through the half. The Pacers, coming off the first of a back-to-back and without injured F/G Danny Granger, crawled their way back from a 16-point second quarter deficit to take the win, 95-90.