Pelicans News Around the Web (6/30/14)

Your New Orleans Pelicans daily news from around the web

'Russdiculous' is enthralling, exasperating, always entertaining | Jeff Duncan
I've never met the newest New Orleans Pelican, but I feel like I know him. As a proud graduate of the University of Louisville, I watched Russ Smith play countless games over the years. Read more

New Orleans Pelicans not extending point guard Brian Roberts a qualifying offer
In a race to secure needed salary cap room, the New Orleans Pelicans are not going to extend backup point guard Brian Roberts a qualifying offer and he will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, according to league sources. Read more

Brian Roberts won’t receive qualifying offer from Pelicans
The Pelicans will not extend a qualifying offer to backup point guard Brian Roberts by Monday’s deadline, an NBA source said Sunday, meaning Roberts became another casualty of the injuries that devastated the team last season. Read more

Breaking down the New Orleans Pelicans' roster
The remaking of the New Orleans Pelicans' roster still isn't complete. A year after massive personnel turnover, the Pelicans will again be tweaking. Read more

New Orleans Pelicans could have several potential small forward targets in free agency
When free agency begins on Monday at 11 p.m.,New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps is expected to make a push to acquire a quality small forward, a primary need the franchise has lacked having for the past two seasons. Read more

New Orleans Pelicans should take a run at Phoenix Suns free-agent forward P.J. Tucker | Jimmy Smith
Because of the New Orleans Pelicans' recent history of roster improvement and foundation-building through trades for young, established players, the team will probably continue that trend in the search for a small forward. Read more

New Orleans Pelicans' roster makeup could be radically different in a few days | Jimmy Smith
In just a few days, the makeup of the New Orleans Pelicans roster likely will be far different than it was at the end of the season. Read more