NBA Basketball
Scoreboard| Playoffs| Stats|Standings|Teams|Players|Player News|Injuries|Transactions

New Orleans Pelicans (48-34)


Fri. 5/4 Sun. 5/6 Tue. 5/8
vs. GS 
W 119-100
Box | Recap
vs. GS 
L 92-118
Box | Recap
@ GS 
L 104-113
Box | Recap

Pelicans use only draft pick to take Penn State guard Carr

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans moved to strengthen their backcourt by selecting Penn State point guard Tony Carr in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday night.

The Pelicans used the 51st overall pick, their only selection in the draft, to get the 6-foot-5 Carr, who averaged 19.6 points (second-most in the Big Ten), 5.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds as a sophomore last season.

New Orleans entered the offseason looking to upgrade their perimeter game, particularly with scorers who can create their own shot off the dribble. Carr shot just 40.8 percent from the floor last season, but that was an improvement from the 37.7 percent he shot while averaging 13.2 points as a freshman.

 MORE
Leaders
Points: Anthony Davis28.1
Rebounds: DeMarcus Cousins12.9
Assists: Rajon Rondo8.2
FG%: Anthony Davis53.4%
Steals: DeMarcus Cousins1.65
Blocks: Anthony Davis2.57
Defense (Rank)
Points: 110.4 (29)
Rebounds: 45.5 (25)
Assists: 23.7 (20)
FG%: 45.4% (9)
FT%: 78.4% (28)
3P%: 35.5% (8)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 111.7 (3)
Rebounds: 44.4 (10)
Assists: 26.8 (3)
FG%: 48.3% (2)
FT%: 77.2% (14)
3P%: 36.2% (14)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Houston 65 17 .793 --
x-New Orleans 48 34 .585 17.0
x-San Antonio 47 35 .573 18.0
Dallas 24 58 .293 41.0
Memphis 22 60 .268 43.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/7/2018 Larry Drew II 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
4/5/2018 Jordan Crawford Signed as Free Agent
3/26/2018 Larry Drew II Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
3/15/2018 Larry Drew II Signed to 10-Day Contract
3/14/2018 Walt Lemon Jr. 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
Show Transactions
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2018 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Partner of USATODAY Sports Digital Properties