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Pelican Debrief Podcast: the season is finally over for the New Orleans Pelicans

It’s been a long slog listeners/readers, but the New Orleans Pelicans have finally played their final game of the 2015-16. The writers gathered after the game to give their thoughts on a myriad of topics. The New Orleans Pelicans were blown out in their final game of the season against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but that […] Pelican Debrief Podcast: the season is finally over...
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1 hour ago

New Orleans Pelicans year in review: Quincy Pondexter

Forget Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson; Quincy Pondexter, by far, had the best 2015-16 season for the New Orleans Pelicans. For the entirety of the season, the New Orleans Pelicans could rely on Quincy Pondexter’s production to impact each and every game. Finishing with out-of-this-world averages of 0.0 points per game, 0.0 rebounds […] New Orleans Pelicans year...
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3 hours ago

Pelicans head into the offseason after 144-109 mauling by Towns and Timberwolves

It's a 30-52 season. Things will need to be figured out about the future of the New Orleans Pelicans. The New Orleans Pelicans (30-52) drop their final game of the season to the Minnesota Timberwolves (29-53) 144-109. Omer Asik finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans, while Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 28 points, 14 rebounds and three assists for Minnesota. There...
Via The Bird Writes
13 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans Grades: Pelicans demolished by Wolves

For fans wanting the New Orleans Pelicans to end the season on a high note, the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves was extremely disappointing. It seems fitting that the New Orleans Pelicans would end their season with an absolute implosion against the Minnesota Timberwolves. After trudging through month after month of unrealized expectations and dashed […] New Orleans Pelicans...
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15 hours ago

Wolves set franchise scoring record with 144-109 win over Pelicans

MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 14 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves sent coach Sam Mitchell out in style with a 144-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in the season finale Wednesday night.Gorgui Dieng had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Shabazz Muhammad scored 28 points for the Timberwolves (29-53), who learned before the game that owner Glen Taylor...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine soars for incredible alley-oop slam dunk against Pelicans

As the Minnesota Timberwolves prepare for their bright future, Zach LaVine is showing off his incredible slam-dunking abilities against the New Orleans Pelicans today. In the second quarter, Timberwolves teammate Shabazz Muhammad was able to find LaVine with a beautiful alley-oop pass for the one-handed slam dunk: Zach LaVine, everybody! *** LaVine Alley-Oop Dunk [DefPenSports...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
16 hours ago  |  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...
Via RealGM - NBA
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Timberwolves vs. Pelicans

Although they were supposed to take another step forward, the injury-ravaged New Orleans Pelicans are mercifully closing out a highly disappointing season.Expectations weren't nearly as high for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but the emergence of their young talent has them feeling good about the future.As Karl-Anthony Towns looks to put an emphatic stamp on his bid for the Rookie of...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans finish season near the bottom of power rankings

Started near the top. Now near the bottom. It wasn't supposed to be like this for the New Orleans Pelicans. Think back to opening night and the preseason power rankings. No one ranked the Pelicans worse than 11th. Las Vegas put the the Pelicans over under at 47.5 wins. They are going to fall far short of those marks. Injuries came in waves all season long and began in training...
Via The Bird Writes
2 days ago

Pelicans have a roster size crunch on the horizon to sift through

New Orleans has a problem of too many marginal NBA players and not enough roster spots. The New Orleans Pelicans have some tough choices to make on the roster in the next three months. Alexis Ajinca, Quincy Pondexter, and Dante Cunningham are all under contract for multiple seasons. Alonzo Gee, currently recovering from injury, has a player option and that injury probably increases...
Via The Bird Writes
2 days ago

Goodwin, Teletovic lead Suns past Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS -- Archie Goodwin scored 24 points and Mizra Teletovic added 22 points to lead the Phoenix Suns past the New Orleans Pelicans 121-100 in a matchup of lottery-bound teams Saturday night.The victory was the second straight for Phoenix (22-58), which snapped a seven-game losing streak on Thursday with a 124-115 win at Houston.Toney Douglas had 23 points to lead New Orleans...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Camelo Anthony on-court kid hug costs usher and security guard their jobs

What was originally a fleeting, feel-good moment quickly became defined as a potential catastrophe for arena operators in New Orleans as an usher and an off-duty police officer were fired for not properly manning their posts near the end of the March 28 game at Smoothie King Center between the New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks. “So essentially what happened there...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What Now?

Heading into this NBA season, expectations were set high for the New Orleans Pelicans.  They made a run at the end of the ’14-’15 season that would give them the eighth playoff spot in a tightly contested Western Conference. Though they ended up getting swept in the first round to the eventual champions, the trip to the playoffs represented the team’s first in the post-Chris...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson stops posting on social media, says he got ‘addicted’ to it

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has over 58,000 followers on Twitter and over 40,000 thousand on Instagram, but he says he’s done with social media. Last week, Anderson said he was refraining from posting items on social media because he had become addicted to it, and he said before Monday night’s game against the New York Knicks he was sticking by what he said...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans GM second-guessing, undermining Gentry

New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps hired Alvin Gentry as his head coach last offseason. It sounds as though he already regrets it. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, Demps has spent much of the season second-guessing and undermining Gentry, even within earshot of players. “Sources tell me that [Demps] spent way too much of this year second-guessing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvaging the Anthony Davis era

Of all the improbable things about Anthony Davis, playing professional basketball for three years with a torn labrum is high on the list, considering the labrum is an integral part of the shoulder that holds the whole mechanism together. In a game that, broadly speaking, requires two sturdy arms, it's less than optimal to be out on the court with one of those arms not quite as tightly...
Via RealGM - NBA
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans shutting Anthony Davis down for season

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry announced on Sunday that Anthony Davis will be shut down for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. Davis left Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers after a knee-to-knee collision with C.J. McCollum. He has also been dealing with a shoulder injury. The Pelicans have had a disappointing season and are nowhere near...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis shut down for season by Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis has been shut down for the remainder of the season due to knee and shoulder issues. Head coach Alvin Gentry spoke to the media Sunday to announce the move. The Pelicans are well outside playoff contention, which likely has a lot to do with this decision. With a record of 25-43, the season hasn’t gone according to plan, and this serves...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans considering shutting down Anthony Davis

Alvin Gentry’s first season as the New Orleans Pelicans head coach has not gone according to plan. Coming off a 2014-15 campaign that saw New Orleans earn a playoff spot before eventually dropping to Gentry’s old team in the first round, the expectations were that the Pelicans would take the next step. That was magnified by the presence of all-everything big man Anthony Davis...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kendrick Perkins clotheslines Damian Lillard, ejected

Kendrick Perkins has been known as something of a goon in NBA circles and he was at it again on Friday. During the fourth quarter, Perkins sent Damian Lillard to the floor with what resembled a clothesline while the Blazers guard was attempting to make his way to the basket. Pelicans' Kendrick Perkins ejected for clotheslining Blazers' Damian Lillard pic.twitter.com/jf7P6UrhpC...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Ryan Anderson join Kings in free agency?

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson is an unrestricted free agent this summer, free to sign with any team, even his hometown Sacramento Kings. He played his final game at Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday, scoring 29 points in 28 minutes to help the Pelicans get a 123-108 win over the Kings. A return to Sacramento could happen for Anderson. From James Ham of CSNBayArea.com:...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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