What could the New Orleans Pelicans learn from teams in NBA Finals

The NBA Finals are already heading into game two, however it’s not too late for the New Orleans Pelicans to take notes on the teams in the championship series. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the NBA Finals have already begun. The New Orleans Pelicans, unfortunately, are not involved in the festivities. Still, […] What could the New Orleans Pelicans learn from teams...
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9 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans Debrief Discussions: Tyreke Evans

The New Orleans Pelicans are entering a critical offseason in which they need to make decisions regarding team personnel. Jermaine and Rory discussed what to do with one of the team’s most polarizing players, Tyreke Evans. Nathan Heck (@NathanHeck22): Rory and Jermaine are going to discuss Tyreke Evans’s role going forward, and I’m pretty excited […] New Orleans Pelicans...
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11 hours ago

Omer Asik to play for Turkey in 2016 Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Asik might be key in helping the Turkish National Basketball team punch their ticket to Rio De Janerio. The Turkish national basketball team has not participated in Olympic competition in a very long time. To be exact, the 1952 Games in Helsinki, Finland represent the last instance. That squad, though, failed to make a notable mark on history, finishing 22nd overall after losses...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

New Orleans Pelicans need to get in transition

The New Orleans Pelicans were effective at attacking defenses in transition during the 2015-16 season, but they did not utilize this ability with enough frequency. The New Orleans Pelicans seemed guaranteed to do one thing before the season started: get out and run. Alvin Gentry, a disciple of Mike D’Antoni, has helped put some of […] New Orleans Pelicans need to get in transition...
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1 day ago

Dragan Bender, not Buddy Hield, projected to New Orleans in ESPN 8.0 Mock Draft

Stop the presses! Even with Hield still on his board, Chad Ford believes the Pelicans would lean towards the 18-year-old European. In his last several NBA Mock Drafts, Chad Ford had predicted the New Orleans Pelicans would select the sweet shooting stroke of Buddy Hield. Well, that trend ended abruptly this morning with the release of ESPN's latest version, as 8.0 predicts Dragan...
Via The Bird Writes
2 days ago

New Orleans Pelicans need a guard in the draft

The 2015-2016 NBA season for the New Orleans Pelicans was one of toughest to watch. New Orleans had so much potential coming into the season, with a mix of veterans and young talent that could push the Pelicans into the playoffs in a strong Western Conference. The Pelicans were a team that surprised many and made the playoffs last year but this season was eliminated from playoff...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans tumble down ESPN Future Power Rankings

After a disappointing year that failed to answer numerous questions, the Pelicans rightly slip down the latest NBA standings. Kevin Pelton and Chad Ford released their NBA Future Power Rankings last week, and the New Orleans Pelicans were positioned 18th on the list. Six other Western Conference teams finished lower, indicating the organization's future may be not as bleak as previously...
Via The Bird Writes
6 days ago

NBA player shot and killed after reportedly breaking into apartment

Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot and killed after breaking into an apartment in Dallas early Saturday morning. The former New Orleans Pelicans guard died at a hospital on Saturday, and the Dallas Morning News provides more information about the matter. According to a police report, Dejean-Jones kicked open the door to an apartment. The apartment resident was asleep and woke up. The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

All-NBA team snub costs Pelicans’ Anthony Davis $24 million

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis didn’t make the All-NBA squad and it’s going to cost him dearly. The All-NBA squads were announced on Thursday with the usual candidates on the list: LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. All NBA Teams announced: — Complex Sports (@Complex_Sports) May 26, 2016 One player who didn’t...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans star Anthony Davis not named All-NBA, loses $24 million

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is out about $24 million after not being named to the All-NBA first, second or third team.Now his five-year extension is worth $121 million instead of $145 million.A provision in the NBA collective bargaining agreement called the "Rose rule" allows players signing maximum money extensions to their rookie contracts to...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis out $24 million for not making All-NBA team

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis missed out on a huge payday on Thursday when he wasn’t named to any of the three All-NBA teams. Davis, who signed a five-year, $145 million extension with the team last July, had incentives embedded into his contract that would have paid him a higher percentage of the team’s cap should he hit some thresholds. According to the current...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry Joining Dell Demps At NBA Draft Combine

Alvin Gentry will join Dell Demps to help him scout players during the NBA Draft combine in Chicago for the New Orleans Pelicans. ''I don't think it ever shuts off whatsoever,'' Gentry said about his offseason duties. ''I'm leaving here in the morning at 5 on a flight to Chicago to go to pre-draft camp. Obviously we're very disappointed with the season that we had last year.'' Demps...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis blasts 49ers front office on Twitter, says they should draft an offensive tackle

Anthony Davis — no, not the New Orleans Pelicans star, but the San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle — enjoyed Twitter on Wednesday evening. The 49ers should Draft an Offensive Tackle in the top 10. #NFLDraft2016 — AD (@BamDavis_) April 27, 2016 Davis is still signed by the 49ers despite what his tweets may make you believe. It’s important to keep in mind the last game...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

A Pivotal Pelicans Offseason: For Better Or Worse

The New Orleans Pelicans were no doubt one of the most disappointing teams of the 2015-16 NBA season. The Pelicans seemingly had a breakthrough last season when they narrowly edged out the Oklahoma City Thunder to sneak into the playoffs. For a team that hadn't made the playoffs since 2011, last season was a significant one for the franchise in general, but more specifically it...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

For lack of a better term, the New Orleans Pelicans season' was a mess. It isn't an exaggeration to say everyone got hurt, with only Dante Cunningham and Alonzo Gee appearing in more than 70 games. Every player who was expected to be part of the rotation at the beginning of the season missed 15 or more games and several missed 30-plus. Having that many injuries makes winning an almost...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Unlucky, injury-filled season finally ends for Pelicans

On the strength of an MVP-caliber season from Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans ended a three-year playoff drought last spring. They finished the regular season by winning eight of their last 11 games, edging the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors swept the Pelicans, but the...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans found a diamond in the rough?

The New Orleans Pelicans loss to the Philadelphia 76ers this week, truly emphasized how much they have been struggling this season. Who can blame them? Devastated by an otherworldly injury bug, the Pelicans have lost seven players for the year already and have two currently marked as out indefinitely. New Orleans is now at its 40th different starting lineup this season, which is...
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins claims to know which team Kevin Durant will choose as a free agent

Kendrick Perkins is no longer a relevant NBA player, and hasn't been for quite some time. But as a member of the 2008 Celtics team that is lionized in Boston by fans and media alike, he receives a hero's welcome anytime he returns to town.So, when Perkins (who is currently taking up a roster spot with the Pelicans) was back in Boston on Wednesday, the locals decided he was a worthy...
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April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Perkins: Durant has ‘a few teams’ in mind in free agency

Kendrick Perkins spent parts of five NBA seasons as Kevin Durant’s teammate with the Oklahoma City Thunder, during which he and the superstar established a great friendship. So much so, in fact, that the veteran New Orleans Pelicans center says he and Durant chat at least once per week. With all the free agency speculation and drama surrounding Durant — something that has...
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April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Why is Ryan Anderson Going to Get Overpaid This Summer?

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on April 6, 2016. Ryan Anderson is a unicorn without a horn. He’s a 6’10” shooter that the NBA is fascinated by simply because he’s a 6’10” shooter. That’s exactly the kind of player teams desperately want to overpay this summer, when everyone will have cap space and need gunners, preferably in the front court...
Via The Sports Post
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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