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2016 Summer League: New Orleans Pelicans building roster around Buddy Hield

A familiar face should be running the show in Vegas. Welcome back Larry Drew II. The Las Vegas Summer League is merely two weeks away. Dell Demps and the New Orleans Pelicans staff are filling out a roster around Buddy Hield and Cheick Diallo to take the floor on July 8th. The first game, against an absolutely stacked Los Angeles Lakers squad, is scheduled to start at 9:30 PM central...
Via The Bird Writes
9 minutes ago

2016 NBA Draft: Grading Buddy Hield, Anthony Davis' newest sidekick

Is there reason for everyone to be running around the streets of New Orleans with Buddy love? With the selection of Buddy Hield, the New Orleans Pelicans not only drafted but appear to have decided to keep a first round pick for the long haul. For those who follow the team avidly, it's been an agonizing four years since Anthony Davis first came to town. And until last night, he was...
Via The Bird Writes
1 hour ago

Meet the New Orleans Pelicans New Buddy

The New Orleans Pelicans have a new Buddy in town as they selected Oklahoma shooting guard Buddy Hield with the sixth pick in the NBA Draft. Last night weeks and weeks of speculation finally came to a close. In a night full of twist and turns the New Orleans Pelicans would stand pat in the […] Meet the New Orleans Pelicans New Buddy - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans...
Via Pelican Debrief
2 hours ago

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
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelican Debrief Podcast: New Orleans Pelicans draft reaction

The New Orleans Pelicans made some picks that made the fans happy on Thursday night by selecting Buddy Hield and Cheick Diallo. The Pelican Debrief staff discussed what unfolded. The New Orleans Pelicans found themselves in an extremely advantageous spot with the sixth pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. With both Buddy Hield and Jamal […] Pelican Debrief Podcast: New Orleans Pelicans...
Via Pelican Debrief
4 hours ago

Scouting Buddy Hield and gauging his effect on free agency for New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans added Buddy Hield at 6th overall. What can Hield bring to New Orleans and what does that mean for New Orleans heading into free agency in a week? After weeks of talking draft prospects, figuring out which direction the New Orleans Pelicans would ultimately go, openly wondering if moving down and collecting more picks was a smarter strategy,  and creating other, more...
Via The Bird Writes
4 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans and the sixth pick

The NBA Draft is finally here, and the New Orleans Pelicans find themselves in the sixth position with, potentially, a wealth of options available to them. Just how valuable is this pick? The New Orleans Pelicans did not rise in the NBA Draft lottery, but they also did not fall. Staying put in their projected […] New Orleans Pelicans and the sixth pick - Pelican Debrief - Pelican...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Anthony Davis refuses to explain 'Netflix and Chill' to Walt Frazier

Hall of Famer Walt Frazier and New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis appeared in an NBA edition of "Generation Gap" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night when the age and knowledge gap was very clearly illustrated. At one point (at the 3:30 mark) Kimmel tried to put Davis in the unenviable position of explaining the meaning of "Netflix and Chill" to Frazier, which he immediately...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans hire Ferry as adviser to GM Demps

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he's hired former NBA player and front office executive Danny Ferry as a special adviser. Demps says Ferry's ''experience, insight and achievements will be a welcomed addition.'' Ferry's most recent NBA job was with Atlanta, where he was general manager from 2012 to 2015. Before that, he spent a couple seasons...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA player shot and killed after reportedly breaking into apartment

Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot and killed after breaking into an apartment in Dallas early Saturday morning. The former New Orleans Pelicans guard died at a hospital on Saturday, and the Dallas Morning News provides more information about the matter. According to a police report, Dejean-Jones kicked open the door to an apartment. The apartment resident was asleep and woke up. The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days 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
28 days 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
28 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
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