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AP Source: Pelicans pick up Gentry's option for next season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with the situation says Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry's contract option for next season has been exercised by the club.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club has not announced the move. The person says Gentry was informed of the decision before the Pelicans swept their first-round playoff series against third-seeded Portland.

ESPN first reported the club's move.

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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
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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
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/26/2018 DeMarcus Cousins Torn Achilles
10/17/2017 Alexis Ajinca Sore knee
9/1/2017 Frank Jackson Right foot fracture
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