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Pelicans' Asik to miss three weeks with calf strain

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Pelicans say center Omer Asik is expected to be sidelined about three weeks with a right calf strain. The club says the 7-footer strained his calf in practice on Wednesday. Asik is entering his second season in New Orleans. He appeared in 76 games for the Pelicans last season, averaging 7.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Asik, who is from Turkey...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alexis Ajinca out 4-6 weeks with hamstring injury

If the Pelicans are going to reach their full potential this season, they'll need to avoid the injury bug which has plagued them in recent years.Things aren't off to a great start, as reserve center Alexis Ajinca will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury, according to an official release.The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that center Alexis Ajinca is expected to miss...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis best highlights from 18 points against Pacers

There are few players in today’s sport of basketball like New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis and last night, he showed to be right on his way to helping the Pelicans become a force in the Western Conference. Davis last night in only sixteen minutes of action scored eighteen points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Pelicans close victory. Check out some of his best highlights...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Enter Training Camp with Playoff

Head Coach Alvin Gentry and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans pose for photos during NBA Media Day on September 28, 2015 at the New Orleans Pelicans practice facility in Metairie, Louisiana. (Getty Images) The New Orleans Pelicans opened training camp on Tuesday and players reported to new Pelican’s head coach Alvin Gentry. Gentry was an assistant coach for the NBA Champion...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons Saints fans are dreading rest of football season

By Tanisha Robinson / @mslightbright I know, I know. We as a football nation are only days away from Week 4 of the 2015-16 NFL season, and I am already jumping ship. Mission: ABORT. Yes, I too, like the rest of ‘MERICA,’ wait impatiently and full of angst during the summer months for the return of the sweet sound of grunting, hard tackles and helmet contact that is probably...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans unveil Mardi Gras-inspired ‘Pride’ jerseys

The New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday unveiled the team’s foray into the NBA’s “Pride” uniforms to celebrate the city’s intrinsic and inseparable ties to Mardi Gras. The New Orleans-based NBA squad originally donned the festive unis back when the team was called the Hornets, but decided to bring them back to dazzle the rods and cones in fans’ eyes once again. A closer...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans: Pelicans ‘right there’ with defending champs

    One of my all-time favorite quotes from Breaking Bad came from the great Mike Ehrmantraut, who famously told Walter White, “Just because you shot Jesse James, don’t make you Jesse James.” Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans should probably heed Mike’s words, albeit with a bit more of an applicable interpretation: “Just because you hired the offensive guru of the Golden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(April 22, 2015 – Source: Stacy Revere/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… In the New Orleans Pelicans article I did for the recently published starting five series I played Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans across the top three positions. Although this is a very good three man unit to have, it highlights the lack of depth the Pelicans...
Via HoopStuff
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis wants gold medal more than NBA MVP

Jesse Reed Anthony Davis, center for the New Orleans Pelicans, would much rather have an Olympic gold medal than an NBA MVP trophy in 2016, and his reason might surprise you. Speaking with Chris Palmer, the outrageously talented big man revealed that he’d rather win the gold “because it only comes every four years.” Translation: Davis knows how precious winning a gold...
Via Sportsnaut
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The puzzling journey of Jimmer Fredette

"Jimmer range!" shouts the television announcer, while everyone in the stadium stands up in awe of where number 32 just drained a three. Then, as Jimmer Fredette jogs back on defense, the broadcast goes to a replay.   From the replay it's clear that the standout star for BYU crossed half court envisioning exactly what he was about to do. As his defender backed up, Jimmer...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Terry likely to leave Houston for New Orleans

Jason Terry of the Houston Rockets is likely to be leaving for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans offered Terry a contract to sign with them for two years earlier this month. The Rockets reportedly offered him a veteran’s minimum contract. Terry refused their offer, saying the offer was “insufficient”. Additionally, the Pelicans offered $600,000 more per year than what...
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis, Pelicans to get more national TV exposure

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis is already a superstar in the NBA, but the lack of national exposure hasn’t helped “The Brow” become a mainstream celebrity. That’s about to change. The league released its 2015-16 schedule Wednesday night, and the Pelicans will appear on ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBATV a combined 21 times throughout the regular season. New Orleans...
Via Sportsnaut
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins reportedly signs with New Orleans Pelicans

Veteran center Kendrick Perkins has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal to join the New Orleans Pelicans, bringing his storied Cleveland Cavaliers career to an end. His final numbers as a Cav: 17 games played with 2.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 fouls, and 1.2 turnovers per game. Perk joined the Cavs in February after being bought out by the Utah Jazz, for whom he never played; the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans until 2020

With a player of Anthony Davis' talent, there's always a fear he could do something unprecedented and forgo a max extension to control his own destiny. LeBron James did a version of that in 2006 when he took a shorter deal on his first extension to be able to become a free agent in 2010. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh followed suit as fellow members of the class, while Carmelo Anthony...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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