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New Orleans Pelicans: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

New Orleans Pelicans: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Trot Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Moves Made Traded for Omer Asik Signed Patric Young Let Anthony Morrow and Jason Smith Walk Traded for Russ Smith on draft night Strongest: Trading for Omer Asik Asik provides an elite rebounding and defensive presence alongside Anthony Davis, which gives the Pelicans...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Gordon Expecting Playoffs

The New Orleans Pelicans had horrible luck when it came to injuries during the 2013-14 season. Key contributors such as Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Jason Smith missed a combined 202 games and the team was never able to play to their full potential since the rotation was depleted due to a variety of ailments. Every NBA team has to deal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Candice Parker beats NBA player in free throw contest

Candice Parker beat Eric Gordon in a foul shot contest WNBA star Candice Parker definitely has game. The Los Angeles Sparks center/forward had a free throw contest with NBA player Eric Gordon, and actually won. The New Orleans Pelicans guard probably won’t want to bring this up with his friends, but his teammates surely won’t let Gordon live this down. Just watched Candice Parker...
Via Pass The Pill
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis experiences eventful week with USA team

Among the group of 20 elite players who participated in USA Basketball’s training camp in Las Vegas, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was often a center of attention, drawing raves from peers for the player he’s become at just 21. By the end of the week in the desert, however, the warm feelings generated by Team USA and Davis gave way to shock and sadness, the result...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The not-so-easy task of Monty Williams next season

January 8, 2014: Wizards 102 Pelicans 96–The Pelicans, who were in the second game of a back-to-back go into the fourth quarter of this game down by 21 points. The late crew managed to go on a 14-1 run and close the Wizards‘ lead to six points. Instead of finishing strong and closing out the game, the team went with a lineup which Monty Williams later described as, “…The...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former teammates weigh in on NOLA addition of Omer Asik

The usage of analytics to evaluate NBA players has made incredible strides in recent years, gaining near-universal acceptance, but the data still has a ways to go before it can accurately measure every aspect of the game. Case in point: 7-foot, 255-pound center Omer Asik, who was traded to New Orleans from Houston this summer. In 103 career starts, all but two with the Rockets,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

New Orleans Pelicans: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… After a injury-filled 2014 season that ended disappointingly, the Pelicans are now faced with the challenge of getting back into the upper echelon of the brutal Western Conference. With Anthony Davis taking a place among the elite players in the NBA, an injury-free Pelicans squad...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant says Anthony Davis is a future MVP

Kevin Durant won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award last season, and is expected to be one of the candidates for the foreseeable future. It’s not too strange to hear an MVP talk about other players that could win the award in the future, but Durant believes that one player in particular will win the award without a doubt. That player would be New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Figuring out Jimmer Fredette’s role with the Pelicans

The Pelicans made a few off-season moves thus far, most of which were just small splashes. One of those splashes came in the signing of former Kings guard Jimmer Fredette to a one year veteran’s minimum contract. The addition to the team came soon after former Pelicans sharp shooter Anthony Morrow signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s been assumed that Fredette, who averaged...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers hire Byron Scott as coach

In a less-than-surprising move, the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Byron Scott to be their new head coach. As the only remaining NBA team without a coach, the Lakers were facing scrutiny to get something done. With Scott now on board, they can move on to their offseason program and start to implement his philosophy on the court.  Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans ready to move forward behind Davis

LAS VEGAS -- When it comes to ending a three-year playoff drought, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams isn't looking for a quick fix even when offering up an oft-debated but unlikely change to the postseason setup.   "It would be nice if we could take the top 16 teams in the league and put them in the playoffs, but that's not something we control," Williams...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans agree to one-year deal with Jimmer Fredette

The New Orleans Pelicans lost deadly three-point shooter Anthony Morrow to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this offseason, and they didn’t take long to sign his replacement. According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Pelicans have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent guard Jimmer Fredette. Fredette has been one of the most disappointing players to come out of...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, 2 million Since the Pelicans allowed Al-Farouq Aminu and Darius Miller to become unrestricted free agents and don’t seem to have a desire to bring either of them back, they created a need for a backup small forward. Although Evans spent most of his time in a 6th man role...
Via HoopStuff
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down Asik's impact on the Pelicans

As Omer Asik's 7-foot, 255-pound frame towered above the New Orleans Pelicans' microphone podium, fans and journalists got their first glimpse of the formidability of the Pelicans' new front court. The Pelicans unveiled Asik and his new No. 3 jersey Tuesday afternoon, finally making official the 3-team deal to bring him to New Orleans and pair him with star power forward...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have made Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers available in trade discussions, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Gordon, 25, averaged 15.4 points, 3.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game last season. He previously signed an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns, but the Pelicans matched it.... The post Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers appeared...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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