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New Orleans Pelicans Draft Profile: Marquese Chriss

If a team like the New Orleans Pelicans is looking for a home run-type swing, look no further than Marquese Chriss, who has Giannis Antetokounmpo type potential. With less than a month left, the New Orleans Pelicans continue their search for the next major building block. Their best chance is in the form of the sixth overall […] New Orleans Pelicans Draft Profile: Marquese Chriss...
Via Pelican Debrief
49 minutes ago

New Orleans Pelicans should pass on any trade offers for Sixers' Jahlil Okafor

Traditional big men are finding it more difficult of staying relevant during the 2016 playoffs -- a fact the front office should be mindful of in the upcoming draft and beyond. If you haven't been paying attention, the association is continuing to trend away from positional lineups, and it's not simply because the rest of the league is envious of the Golden State Warriors, seeking...
Via The Bird Writes
1 hour ago

Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn and Marquese Chriss shine in individual workouts

The New Orleans Pelicans should be in position to draft a very good player with the team's 2016 first round pick. Individual workouts for NBA prospects are in full swing and ESPN's Chad Ford continues to graciously write on what has been happening behind closed doors. Last week, he covered Brandon Ingram and Jamal Murray among others, but today's report focused on a group including...
Via The Bird Writes
20 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans Pixels: Kendrick Perkins is intimidating

The New Orleans Pelicans have one of the league’s most well-known enforcers on their roster, Kendrick Perkins. His demeanor on the court and history are not so different from one of the gaming world’s most iconic villians. It’s not all advanced stats and critiques of the front office here at Pelican Debrief. Nope. We can have […] New Orleans Pelicans Pixels: Kendrick Perkins...
Via Pelican Debrief
23 hours ago

2016 NBA Free Agency: Brandon Ashley is a young option for the Pelicans

New Orleans could snag a first round talent who slipped through the cracks. The New Orleans Pelicans have three draft picks on June 23rd. Hopefully they land one or two impact players, giving the franchise a couple young player on bargain contracts. To get another possible development chip they could scan the market for undervalued free agents, a specialty of Dell Demps, by diving...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

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: pic.twitter.com/t9eE94iFf1 — Complex Sports (@Complex_Sports) May 26, 2016 One player who didn’t...
Via The Comeback
1 day 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...
Via Associated Press
1 day 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...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Pixels: Eric Gordon is a classic sniper

New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon has one distinct skill at this point in his NBA career: long-range shooting. Lacking in all other areas, Gordon has come to closely resemble a classic video game sniper. It’s not all advanced stats and critiques of the front office here at Pelican Debrief. Nope. We can have fun, […] New Orleans Pelicans Pixels: Eric Gordon is a classic sniper...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

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...
Via RealGM
16 days ago  |  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...
Via RealGM - NBA
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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

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
April 06, 2016  |  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
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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