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12hZach Lowe

Grantland: NBA free agency winners and losers

Zach Lowe breaks down how teams have done in free agency so far, from the obvious winners (Spurs) and losers (Trail Blazers, Clippers) to those who got left out in the cold (Lakers, Knicks, Kings, among others).

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1dLarry Coon and Amin Elhassan

Coon/Elhassan: FAQ on FA max contracts

Having trouble figuring out all the max contracts being doled out? Larry Coon and Amin Elhassan answer all your questions here.

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Pelicans among free-agency winners

Marc Stein names the New Orleans Pelicans as one of his free-agency winners so far after the team agreed to a "near-instantaneous deal" with Anthony Davis. Free-agency winners and losers

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Report: Cole is Pelicans' top remaining free-agency target

The New Orleans Pelicans, in addition to extending Anthony Davis' contract, re-signed Dante Cunningham, Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca this past week. The Pelicans will now focus on keeping restricted free agent guard Norris Cole.

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Report: Pelicans re-sign Cunningham for 3 years

People familiar with the negotiations say the New Orleans Pelicans and forward Dante Cunningham have agreed on a three-year contract extension worth about $9 million.

Pelicans overpaying for backup?

New Orleans re-signed Alexis Ajinca for $20 million over four years, a decision Kevin Pelton questions given their depth at center. Pelton's first-day analysis (Insider)

Asik, Knight among questionable moves (1:34)
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Reality check: NBA teams pony up $1.4 billion

NBA teams agreed in principle to pay over $1.4 billion in salary to players on the first full day of free agency, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

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Source: Asik returning to Pelicans

Omer Asik and the Pelicans are finalizing terms to keep the big man on New Orleans' front line alongside Anthony Davis, according to Marc Stein. Davis was signed to a five-year, $145 million extension with the Pelicans in the opening minutes of free agency.

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6dMarc Stein

Sources: Asik, Pels finalizing 5-year, $60M deal

Omer Asik and the Pelicans were finalizing terms Wednesday night on a five-year deal to keep the big man on the New Orleans' front line alongside Anthony Davis.

Ajinca signs 4-year, $20.5M deal in N.O.

Alexis Ajinca has agreed to a 4-year deal with New Orleans worth $20 million, sources tell ESPN. Ajinca, a power forward, is a French pro who last played for the Pelicans.

Salary cap implications for Davis deal (1:48)
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It's all about the money for Davis

Two-time All-Star Anthony Davis agreed to a five-year, $145M extension with the Pelicans when free agency started early this morning. That deal would surpass Kobe Bryant's 7-year, $136M contract signed in 2004-05 as the richest in terms of total money in NBA history.

Anthony Davis agrees to five-year extension (0:42)
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Anthony Davis gets handsome extension

The Pelicans and Anthony Davis have agreed to terms on a mammoth contract extension that should become the league's richest when it goes into effect. Sources told that the deal is a five-year extension estimated at nearly $145 million. Story

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7dMarc Stein

Sources: Davis' Pelicans deal approaches $145M

New Orleans and Anthony Davis, on the first day possible, have agreed to a mammoth contract that is expected to become the league's most lucrative.

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Report: Greg Monroe wants a team 'ready to win'

Detroit Pistons free-agent center Greg Monroe said he wants to play for a team "ready to win." Monroe will reportedly speak this week to the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers.

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Sixers pay price for injury nondisclosure

The NBA forced the 76ers to pay the Pelicans $3 million last season for failing to disclose a leg injury to Jrue Holiday that has limited his playing time for two years, The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported. Story

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game99.416th
Rebounds Per Game43.516th
Assists Per Game22.011th
Points Allowed98.611th

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