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Bobby Marks ESPN 

There is no salary cap hit with New Orleans waiving Emeka Okafor. The veteran had $0 protection that would have increased to $100K guaranteed if he was on the roster past September 21. The $100K in protection originally had a July trigger date but was amended twice this summer to give the Pelicans flexibility leading up to training camp. The likely backup to Anthony Davis is now former top three pick Jahlil Okafor. The former Duke standout has $50K in protection.

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Okafor cut by Pelicans after return last season

The Pelicans waived center Emeka Okafor on Wednesday. He had made a comeback with the team last season after missing the previous four seasons with a herniated disk in his neck.

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17dAdrian Wojnarowski

Source: Clippers match offer sheet for Wallace

The Clippers matched New Orleans' offer sheet for forward Tyrone Wallace, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Pelicans were offering a two-year, $3 million deal for the 24-year-old, who had a two-way contract last season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

New Orleans Pelicans' offer sheet for restricted free agent Tyrone Wallace is for two years at the minimum and partially guaranteed, per ESPN sources. Los Angeles Clippers can match the offer.

Kellerman: Davis will eclipse LeBron as best player in NBA (2:05)
Can Jahlil Okafor revive his career with Pelicans? (0:33)
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45dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Free agent Okafor, Pelicans reach deal

Free-agent center Jahlil Okafor will be joining his third team since December after reaching a partially guaranteed one-year deal with the Pelicans, sources told ESPN.

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55dGerald Malunga, Special to KweséESPN

NBA Africa is Cheick Diallo's chance to impress

The 2018 NBA Africa Game could be the launching pad for New Orleans Pelicans power forward Cheick Diallo, who will lace up for Team Africa against Team World in Pretoria on August 4.

Davis is ready to move on without Boogie (2:06)
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Pelicans sign Bluiett to 2-way contract

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Trevon Bluiett to a two-way contract after the rookie guard averaged 18.3 points in four NBA Summer League games.

Diallo runs the floor for dunk (0:17)
Carr gets tough and-1 to fall (0:16)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN Sources: Portland and New Orleans had discussed the possibility of a sign-and-trade for DeMarcus Cousins, but a road block existed since he shares the same agent as RFA Jusuf Nurkic.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN Sources: DeMarcus Cousins had narrowed his choices down to Golden State and Boston.

Pierce: Randle is an 'insurance policy' for Pelicans (1:46)
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82dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Randle goes to Pels for 2 years, $18M

Free-agent center Julius Randle, fresh off a career season with the Lakers, agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal to join the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN.

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82dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Lakers add Rondo, renounce Randle

The Lakers have agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal with point guard Rajon Rondo and renounced the rights to Julius Randle, who now has a two-year agreement with the Pelicans, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Woj: 'Davis wants DeMarcus Cousins back' (1:41)
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84dMarc J. Spears

Source: Pelicans, Lakers first to call Cousins

Four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins could meet with the Pelicans and Lakers on Sunday after receiving phone calls from both teams on the first day of NBA free agency, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

New Orleans Pelicans All-Star free agent center DeMarcus Cousins received calls from the Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers tonight once free agency began and is expected to have meetings scheduled with both teams soon, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated.

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Points Per Game111.73rd
Rebounds Per Game44.310th
Assists Per Game26.83rd
Points Allowed110.429th

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