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2018 Schedule
34-48, 4th in Southwest

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, on behalf of owner Tom Benson, who is a former Naval officer: “Our organization takes great pride in equality and inclusion and find the comments by the President disappointing and inappropriate relative to our players on this issue. Tom Benson served in the military and continues to this day to support all military branches and feels strongly that we honor those men and women who defend our freedoms and our freedom of speech. He also believes that the very players that represent the Saints and Pelicans organizations should be allowed to share or express their feelings. We prefer to take this moment in time and work together, all of us, to stop the divisiveness. Our players and our organization serve the New Orleans community selflessly and do so without care of race, creed or sexual orientation and that makes us a better city and a better team. We believe strongly in honoring our flag and the national anthem and what it represents and we support our players. We all must strive to show that we are all Americans and continue to work towards equality for all. The NFL and NBA, perhaps more than any sports, have the power to bring communities together.”

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The Dante Cunningham $2.3M contract now has the Pelicans $970K below the tax with 14 guaranteed contracts and 1 partial (Jordan Crawford).

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10d

Pelicans sign veteran free agent guard Allen

Tony Allen has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans for the upcoming season. Allen provides back-court depth as well as an option on the wing when using a smaller lineup.

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10dESPN.com

#NBARank Top 10: Davis' star doesn't fade

Anthony Davis is a two-time All-NBA first-teamer, yet hasn't won a single playoff game, but remains one of the league's top performers.

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13dESPN.com

#NBArank Nos. 51-75: Holiday just misses top 50

A solid playmaker and defensive presence, Jrue Holiday earns the No. 52 spot on our list this year. The Pelicans guard was slotted at No. 97 in last year's rankings.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The signing of Tony Allen last night now has New Orleans $3.27M below the tax and $3.85M below the hard cap. The Pelicans now have 13 guaranteed contracts with the 14th spot likely reserved for Jordan Crawford. The shooting guard has $250k in guaranteed money. The roster now stands at 17 with the training camp addition of Perry Jones.

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14dBrian Windhorst

Sources: T. Allen, Pelicans agree to 1-year deal

Thirteen-year veteran Tony Allen, regarded as one of the best wing defenders in the league, has agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, sources told ESPN.

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17dMike Triplett

Saints' next emergency QB: Rajon Rondo?

Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo popped into Saints practice and casually showed up Drew Brees in an impromptu throwing contest.

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21dBruno Altieri

Rumbo a 2017-18: New Orleans Pelicans

Los Pelicans lucen como una gran incógnita en el lejano Oeste. Y en esta incertidumbre los playoffs, al menos hoy, lucen como una isla escondida detrás de una densa neblina.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The Pelicans Frank Jackson has an Exhibit 3: Prior Injury Exclusion in his current contract. The exhibit protects the Pelicans if Jackson has a reoccurring right foot injury. Jackson has two years guaranteed ($2.1M combined) and $506K guaranteed in year 3. New Orleans can eliminate or reduce the compensation owed based on his current injury.

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25dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Pels' Jackson needs 2nd foot surgery

Pelicans rookie Frank Jackson, the No. 31 overall pick in the NBA draft in May, will undergo surgery for a broken right foot, league sources told ESPN.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints and Pelicans owners Tom and Gayle Benson announced plans to make financial donations to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. "Unfortunately, we know as well as anyone the devastation and the monumental tasks that lay ahead for the residents directly impacted Hurricane Harvey," the Bensons said in a statement released by the teams. No specific monetary amount was reported, but their initial donations will go to SBP, Community Foundation of Southwest Loisiana and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

New Orleans has the $3.29M bi-annual to chase Dante Cunningham or use full bird rights.

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