Monty Williams ready to roll with Team USA

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams yells to his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 96-80. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

During last summer’s USA Basketball training camp in Las Vegas, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams was a self-proclaimed sponge. The youngest member of the USA staff, he soaked up knowledge from legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski. The best part of … Continue reading→

Pelicans sign Jimmer Fredette, Patric Young

The New Orleans Pelicans announced Thusday that the team signed guard Jimmer Fredette and center Patric Young. Terms of the contracts were not released.Fredette (6-2, 195) averaged 6.9 points, 1.9 assists, while shooting 40.9 percent from 3-point range. The former … Continue reading→

Pelicans fall flat to Hornets

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON Pelicans guard Russ Smith shoots during drills at the team's practice facility in Metairie on July 10, Smith scored 19 points in the Pelicans' 104-75 loss to the Charlotte Hornets in summer league action Thursday in Las Vegas..

LAS VEGAS — It’s a tired, generations-old basketball adage that nonetheless rings true from time to time: “Sometimes, you just don’t have it.”The Pelicans didn’t have it Thursday, while the Charlotte Hornets had “it” in spades, blowing out the Pelicans … Continue reading→

Pelicans acquire Gee from Cavaliers

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams calls in a play against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 21, 2014, in Atlanta. New Orleans won 111-105. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

The New Orleans Pelicans have acquired guard/forward Alonzo Gee from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for future draft considerations.The trade of Gee helps Cleveland clear out cap space to acquire free agent LeBron James and future free agents this summer.Gee, … Continue reading→

NBA SUMMER LEAGUE

Jeff Withey, Patric Young look to impress Pelicans in NBA summer league

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Pelicans summer league center Patric Young (4) runs plays as New Orleans Pelicans center Jeff Withey (5) looks on at right at the Pelicans practice facility in Metairie, La. Thursday, July 10, 2014.

As Pelicans center Jeff Withey approached the media after summer league minicamp practice Thursday — the team’s last before heading to Las Vegas — he bumped his head on a caged-in fire alarm high on the wall. “Maybe I’m still … Continue reading→