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New Orleans Pelicans Pokécans: Terrence Jones’ transition game stands out

The New Orleans Pelicans newest addition at the power forward spot is Terrence Jones. His weak hands and strong athletic build compare him well to the Pokémon Houndoom. The New Orleans Pelicans have some intriguing brand new weapons to work with. One of the most interesting is power forward Terrence Jones. Jones played the past four seasons with the […] New Orleans Pelicans...
Via Pelican Debrief
23 hours ago

ESPN projects New Orleans Pelicans to finish 11th in Western Conference

Expectations are quite modest after the draft and free agency. Agree or disagree? The summer forecasts from the sports leader are in and ESPN predicts the New Orleans Pelicans will finish 11th in the Western Conference standings, up just one spot from last seasons ugly finish. In 2015-16, the Pelicans posted a record of 30-52, but in hindsight that wasn’t entirely shocking. Team...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

Five Questions following the New Orleans Pelicans’ Free Agency: Debrief Discussions

Pelicans fans can rejoice!  The New Orleans Pelicans brought in a few surprises in the first few weeks of free agency. In the aftermath of Demps, Loomis, Ferry and Gentry’s successful first go round, Pelican Debrief analyzes the impact. 1) On a scale of 1-10, grade the Pelicans’ offseason thus far. Preston (@PelicanBriefNBA): Let’s give ‘em […] Five Questions following...
Via Pelican Debrief
2 days ago

New Orleans Pelicans may find difficultly replicating the gravity of Ryan Anderson

Can a combination of Anthony Davis, Dante Cunningham, Solomon Hill and Terrence Jones make up for the departure of the Flamethrower? Following a flurry of offseason moves, coming on the heels of one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, New Orleans fulfilled on their promise of change. However, not all of the transitions may wind up of the seamless variety. With...
Via The Bird Writes
2 days ago

New Orleans Pelicans Pokécans: Alexis Ajinca is all offense

New Orleans Pelicans’ big man Alexis Ajinca has big size, yet has a passive game, which compares quite well to the Pokémon Granbull. The New Orleans Pelicans have quite the conundrum at the center spot. With Omer Asik not living up to expectations, the Pelicans were forced to ride a majority of last year with Alexis Ajinca carrying the center […] New Orleans Pelicans Pokécans...
Via Pelican Debrief
2 days ago

An early look at the rotations and minutes for the 2016-17 New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans had a whirlwind offseason, chock full of moves that saw the roster add six new faces, yet many of the players are not familiar names to the casual fan. However, the new additions all bring three things to the table the team lacked to some degree last season: high iq, fantastic work ethic and an ability to defend. As David referenced on Saturday, the front...
Via The Bird Writes
3 days ago

Pelicans sign Jones for 1 year, Frazier for 2 years

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say they have signed free-agent forward Terrence Jones and re-signed guard Tim Frazier. A person familiar with the negotiations says Jones, a four-year veteran, signed a one-year deal Friday for the NBA minimum of about $1.14 million, while Frazier has signed a two-year deal worth about $4.1 million. The person spoke to The Associated...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Pelicans, Gee, agree on 1-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and veteran small forward Alonzo Gee have agreed on a one-year, $1.4 million contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract is not expected to be signed until Friday and the deal not been announced. The 6-foot-6 Gee played in 73 games for New Orleans...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Pelicans, 2nd-rounder Diallo agree on 3-year deal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and second-round draft choice Cheick Diallo have agreed to a three-year contract at the NBA minimum, with a team option in the third season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been announced. If Diallo plays through the end of the contract...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield is 'pissed off' about his Summer League performance

In an interview with SB Nation's Tim Cato, Buddy Hield, former college basketball star and most recently the New Orleans Pelicans' 6th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, expressed extreme displeasure with the first impression he delivered at the Summer League in Las Vegas earlier this month."I just got fed up, man, fed up with losing ... I just knew it wasn't me out there missing...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis says winning gold medal means more than winning title

While many NBA players hold the Larry O'Brien trophy as the ultimate prize, New Orleans Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis believes taking home the gold for Team USA is the end-all, be-all.“For me, it’s No. 1,” Davis said Saturday when asked where winning gold ranks in terms of importance for NBA players, via USA Today. “You don’t really get an opportunity to win...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Alvin Gentry says Tyreke Evans won’t be ready for start of 2016-17 season

The New Orleans Pelicans were torn apart at the seams by injury last season, and their luck still doesn’t appear to be getting any better. In an appearance on The Lowe Post podcast with ESPN’s Zach Lowe on Friday, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said that guard Tyreke Evans will not be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. “He won’t be ready for the start of the season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans changing for the better?

It’s still only been days into free agency, but NBA free-agency happens quickly and swiftly, with players agreeing to terms to contracts as soon as the clock hits 12:01 AM on July 1st. NBA free agency is in full swing and the New Orleans Pelicans are addressing one of the biggest things they lacked last season: defense. The Pelicans allowed 106.5 points a game last year, ranking...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon Is Working Hard This Off-Season To Attract Offers From Other NBA Teams

It's free agency time in the NBA, and there have already been some big signings that will shake up the league next season. The biggest free agent, Kevin Durant, has not yet chosen his destination for next season, but other players are still trying to find their best deal. New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon has a new approach for hopefully attracting interest. RELATED: The...
Via Stack
25 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Balances Out 2016 NBA Draft with Sure Thing and Question Mark

The Pels’ 2016 draft was a crucial one. Their 2015-2016 campaign was disappointing, with consistent injuries leading New Orleans to a 30-52 record and fourth from the bottom in the Western Conference standings. Possessing a bonafide superstar in Anthony Davis while being a small-market team means the Pelicans will always be in the insecure position of “Win-now,” at least as...
Via The Lottery Mafia
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pelicans Might Have Landed The Best Player In The 2016 NBA Draft

The NBA draft process is often cruel and unfair. No prospect is a finished product as a teenager or young adult, but scouts and analysts always seem to emphasize a player's flaws rather than appreciate his skills. Wingspans and verticals wrongfully carry more weight than intangible attributes like character and work ethic, leaving guys like Buddy Hield behind other players who didn...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield Had The Flag Of The Bahamas Sewn Into His Draft Night Suit

Former Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield was taken No. 6 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Draft Thursday night, and he made a pretty cool statement when he walked to the podium to shake hands with league commissioner Adam Silver. Hield, who was born in Freeport, Bahamas, flashed the inside of his suit, which featured his nickname – Buddy Buckets – over a backdrop of the...
Via College Spun
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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