Five things to know about the Pelicans on Aug. 4

by Jim Eichenhofer

1)      Anthony Davis isn’t the only Pelicans player who will be headed to Spain later this month to play in the FIBA World Cup. New Orleans center Omer Asik will represent Turkey in the competition – and face Davis on Aug. 31. Check out a photo gallery of Asik in Turkey, working with Pelicans trainer Mark Armour.

2)      Read what former Rockets teammates James Harden and Chandler Parsons had to say about Asik last week at USA Basketball training camp.

3)      Pelicans broadcaster Joel Meyers was a guest on Friday’s Black & Blue Report.

4) writer Jim Eichenhofer will be on the Black & Blue show today, discussing his experience  last week at USA Basketball training camp.

5)      There is still no confirmed date for the official release of the 2014-15 NBA schedule, but it is likely to happen in the near future. Various reports have suggested it will be released no later than mid-August. Historically, it's usually the last week of July or first week of August.