PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ex-USWNT star Lauren Holiday gives birth, prepares for brain tumor surgery

Former U.S. national team and FC Kansas City star Lauren Holiday gave birth to a healthy baby girl this week and is preparing for surgery to remove a brain tumor, according to teammates of NBA player Jrue Holiday, her husband.“She had a baby girl, so she's doing fine,” New Orleans Pelican forward Anthony Davis told reporters on Friday, according to ESPN. “Now it's time to get...
Via FOX Sports
11 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans Sign Free Agent Guard Quinn Cook

Looking for more possible depth at the point guard position, the New Orleans Pelicans have signed free agent guard Quinn Cook. The New Orleans Pelicans are still looking at options for the point guard position this upcoming season. With that in mind, the Pelicans signed free agent guard Quinn Cook to the team before training […] New Orleans Pelicans Sign Free Agent Guard Quinn...
Via Pelican Debrief
12 hours ago

10 biggest highlights from 2016 New Orleans Pelicans Media Day

Everything you need to know that transpired at the event in one place. From Anthony Davis talking championships to Dell Demps promising the medical staff now parallels other highly-regarded organizations. The New Orleans Pelicans held their 2016 Media Day on Friday and Dell Demps, Alvin Gentry and the entire training camp roster, outside of Jrue Holiday of course, held individual...
Via The Bird Writes
13 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans: Recapping Media Day 2016

Friday’s candid Media Day marked 33 days until the start of the New Orleans Pelicans season. On a day generally reserved for audacious predictions and sensational imaginations, the New Orleans Pelicans served honesty up on a platter to those in attendance for Friday’s Media Day. The candor was of the reserved, cautious variety; fresh off […] New Orleans Pelicans: Recapping...
Via Pelican Debrief
16 hours ago

Pelicans enter camp rife with uncertainty, but also optimism

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans are rife with uncertainty as they prepare to open training camp this weekend. Anthony Davis and Co. believe they are poised to improve substantially over last season's injury-riddled, 30-52 campaign, but a lot of variables have to work in their favor. It's unclear when several members of Davis' supporting cast will return from various...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vegas is Bidding Low on the New Orleans Pelicans 2016-2017 Season

With injuries and questions surrounding the young New Orleans Pelicans team, Las Vegas decided to bid low on the their chances to make noise this season. The 2016-2017 season has yet to begin, but the New Orleans Pelicans are finding themselves underdogs in the West, yet again. Vegas has put the Pelicans win totals at 36.5 […] Vegas is Bidding Low on the New Orleans Pelicans 2016...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Pelicans over/under drops for the first season since Anthony Davis arrived in New Orleans

That’s not the right direction folks. The New Orleans Pelicans hold media day Friday. No, seriously. The off-season is nearly complete. Rejoice! As the season approaches one of the first things to discover is how Las Vegas views the Pelicans. Last season the Pelicans over/under was a robust 47.5, good enough for 7th in the Western Conference. Injuries, lack of the continuity advertised...
Via The Bird Writes
3 days ago

Lance Stephenson ready to lead Pelicans, Media Day preparations and more

Preseason is fast approaching! Hooray!!! Justin Verrier of ESPN recently sat down with Lance Stephenson and got his take on a number of topics including how he ended up with the Pelicans and the role he envisions for himself. The two bigger takeaways in my book, though, were the New Orleans Pelicans were reportedly interested in Stephenson prior to the team learning Jrue Holiday...
Via The Bird Writes
3 days ago

New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis is the X-Factor

The New Orleans Pelicans wish to rebound after a lost season, and Anthony Davis is the key. Can he lead them back to the playoffs? The New Orleans Pelicans should be a perennial contender. There are three paths to take when building a team around a superstar. With one, you trade or sign other veteran stars to play alongside them. That can work, as recent teams such as Boston, Miami...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lance Stephenson agrees to deal with Pelicans

The NBA hasn’t seen the last of Legendary Lance. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Friday, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to sign free agent swingman Lance Stephenson. Free agent Lance Stephenson has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 9, 2016 The 25...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Davis has been medically cleared to play

Good news for New Orleans Pelicans fans. All-Star power forward Anthony Davis has been medically cleared for basketball activity, the team announced Friday, roughly 5 1/2 months after undergoing a procedure to correct a stress reaction and tendinopathy in his left knee. Davis scrimmaged on Wednesday for the first time since March 20, when he was ruled out for the remainder of...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis expected to begin 2016-17 season with no restrictions

The New Orleans Pelicans haven’t had much good news on the injury front over the last several months, so here’s a welcome development. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said on Wednesday that All-Star big man Anthony Davis is expected to be medically cleared for the start of next season without any medical restrictions, per John Reid of the Times-Picayune. Davis, 23, was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-soccer star Holiday faces tumor with husband Jrue's help

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Former U.S. soccer star Lauren Holiday has been diagnosed with a brain tumor while pregnant, and her husband, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, is taking indefinite leave from the NBA club to care for his wife, the Pelicans said Sunday. Lauren Holiday retired from soccer last year after helping the U.S. win Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012, and a FIFA...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pregnant former USWNT star Lauren Holiday needs brain surgery, husband Jrue to miss start of NBA season

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2015 Women’s World Cup winner Lauren Holiday has to undergo brain surgery for an operable benign tumor. Her husband, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday will sit out the start of the NBA season in order to be with his family. Holiday is eight months pregnant and will undergo induced labor to give birth earlier and thus have surgery...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Holiday taking leave for wife's brain surgery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday will be taking indefinite leave to care for his wife, former U.S. women's national soccer team member Lauren Holiday, who is pregnant and needs brain surgery. ''We are all praying for a healthy delivery of their first child and a successful surgery for Lauren,'' Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said in a prepared...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the New Orleans Pelicans Playoff Hopes

One of the most compelling contrasts in summer strategies involved Indiana and New Orleans. The Pacers seemingly swapped out its defensive identity for an offensive one, but the Pels did just the opposite—allowing Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon to sign with the Houston Rockets and instead nabbing numerous defensive-minded grinders and overlooked talents. A five-man lineup of Anderson...
Via The Lottery Mafia
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

2017 NBA All-Star Game headed to New Orleans, per report

When the NBA decided to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte due to North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, the hot rumor for the replacement city was New Orleans. Turns out that rumor was valid. The Associate Press is now reporting that the 2017 All-Star Game will in fact be held in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center, home of the New Orleans Pelicans. Adrian...
Via The Comeback
August 19, 2016  |  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
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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