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Training Camp Begins and Other Tuesday Stories

Today's Tuesday, and at long last, basketball is back, sort of. Some links for the first day of training camp: - Jim Eichenhofer on Jeff Withey's development over the course of voluntary workouts. ...

Pelicans Rankings and Other Monday News

Happy Monday! News is starting to trickle in with training camp opening tomorrow: - Jim Eichenhofer lists Ryan Anderson as reason #3 to get excited about camp. - Eric Pincus wonders at the Los...

Xavier Henry Joins LA and Other Pelican News

Happy Monday. Some Pelicans-related links for you: - HERNY SIGHTINGs™ will officially be moving to Los Angeles, the ostensibly desperate Lakers opting to bring him to training camp. - Jason...

Welcome to The Bird Writes!

Hey! Hi. Welcome to The Bird Writes. A pun was always going to win out obviously, and in the end, I'm rather ecstatic it was this inimitable specimen (finishing in a very close second: FOWLED...

Overhead, the Pelican

It's an historic day, one that requires the use of that extraneous 'n,' for this is the end, and why not. It is an unpunctual day since the names have been swapped, the colors refreshed, the...

Pelicans' 2013-2014 Schedule Released

The NBA announced its full 2013-2014 schedule for all 30 of its teams today. Here's a look at how the Pelicans' schedule breaks down in their inaugural season; New Orleans' full schedule can be...

Monday Pelicans News

- Eric Gordon's targeting a return to full health ahead of Pelicans training camp. Given how many false starts and stalled comebacks we've seen in the past year and change, it's unclear whether...

Greg Oden Update

A couple quick bites from Yahoo! and ESPN yesterday on the continued Greg Oden chase: Yahoo!: NBA free-agent center Greg Oden will decide next week where to sign, a league source told Yahoo!...

Summer League Game Thread: Wizards vs Pelicans

New Orleans' last game of the summer comes against Otto Porter and the SummerWizards.

Stein: Greg Oden Seriously Considering New Orleans

!!! I'm getting way more excited than I really should be, given (a) Greg Oden hasn't played since 2009 and (b) both teams that made the 2013 Finals are still the reported front runners for his...

Pelicans To Meet With Greg Oden

Via Marc Stein at the Worldwide Leader: Free-agent center Greg Oden will be in Las Vegas this week for face-to-face meetings with officials from the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings and New...

Monday Discussion: Lance Thomas and Jon Brockman

Brian and I were discussing yesterday a potential trade-off New Orleans will have to make as summer league comes to a close next week and training camp invites are eventually sent out -- does it...

Pelicans Summer League and Other News

Happy Monday! Here's all the Pelicans news fit to blog: If you missed Brian's recaps of the first two SummerPellies games, you can find them here and here. And surprise, surprise, Austin Rivers...

Game Thread - Summer League: Pelicans vs. Bucks

Sorry for the late thread; the Pelicans face off against the Bucks for their second game of summer league action. This one's available only on

Pelicans News, 7/8

Happy Monday! Austin Rivers is headed to Summer League for the second straight season, per the Times-Pic: ``I've been trying to get better mostly,'' Rivers said by telephone earlier this week....

Who's On the Team?

We've talked plenty about the remaining free agent targets still on the board, but a quick diversion: who's currently on the team, who's guaranteed, and who's not? This depth chart's just a guess...

Pelicans Release Summer League Roster

Here's the press release from the team on the 2013 Pelicans Summer League roster: The New Orleans Pelicans announced their roster for the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Four players from...

NBA Free Agent Small Forwards Still on the Market

With most of the Pelicans' rumored targets at forward coming to terms with other teams, the free agent market's starting to look despondently thin. Via usnfish's latest in-depth analysis of the...

NBA Trade Rumors: Ryan Anderson to Houston?

UPDATE: So remember those Ryan Anderson for Omer Asik rumors from a couple hours ago? Totally made up, per Marc Stein: Have it on strong authority Pelicans not only haven't talked to Rockets...

Reactions to the Tyreke Evans Trade

A round-up of blogosphere reaction to the Tyreke Evans/Jeff Withey trade

Pelicans Acquire Jeff Withey

As part of the three team deal with Sacramento and Portland that netted them restricted free agent guard Tyreke Evans, New Orleans also received the 39th overall pick of the 2013 draft, Jeff Withey....

Report: Tyreke Evans to Play Bench Role?

One of the central questions surrounding New Orleans' initial pursuit of Sacramento Kings restricted free agent Tyreke Evans was whether he'd be willing to play the bench role Pelicans GM Dell...

Pelicans Trade for Tyreke Evans

UPDATE: New Orleans also gets the 39th pick of the 2013 draft, Kansas center Jeff Withey. Woj: Portland will send Jeff Withey to Pelicans as part of 3-team deal, league source tells Y! — Adrian...

Five Quick Thoughts on the Tyreke Evans Trade

There's plenty more roster, player, and financial analysis on the way on the Tyreke Evans/Robin Lopez/Greivis Vasquez deal as soon as the trade between the Pelicans and Kings becomes official...

Pelicans to Trade Vasquez, Lopez for Evans

Ailene Voisin reports that instead of matching the 4 year, $44M offer sheet Tyreke Evans has verbally committed to signing with the New Orleans Pelicans next Wednesday, the Sacramento Kings will...

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest on Robin Lopez

Is Robin Lopez on the move?

Pelicans Meet With Tyreke Evans

The New Orleans Pelicans were reported to have met with Sacramento Kings restricted free agent guard Tyreke Evans and to have made him an offer. TNT's David Aldridge: As @ESPNSteinLine...

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