PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Game Preview: New Orleans Pelicans face injured Memphis Grizzlies on short rest

For once, the New Orleans Pelicans have the advantage of health over a battered Memphis Grizzlies squad. Can they take advantage on a back-to-back at home? It’s become a winter ritual, and maybe a spring one too. The Memphis Grizzlies are the most injured team in basketball, once again. Tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans, […] Game Preview: New Orleans Pelicans face injured...
Via Pelican Debrief
4 hours ago

Pelicans vs Grizzlies preview: New Orleans seeks to end slide back down the standings

The Pelicans have lost 4 of 5 games and Anthony Davis appears physically hobbled. The New Orleans Pelicans (7-14) host the Memphis Grizzlies (13-8) tonight at 7pm CST in the Smoothie King Center. The game will broadcast live on Fox Sports New Orleans as well as Fox Sports South East, or one can tune to 99.5FM and have Sean Kelley describe all the action. Don’t look now but the...
Via The Bird Writes
9 hours ago

The Pelicans lose to the Thunder, 101-92, but Buddy Hield finds the mark

Inconsistent defense and spotty contributions down New Orleans in Oklahoma City despite another strong performance by Anthony Davis. The Pelicans went into Oklahoma City looking to steal a win on the road, where they have been terrible (2-7) this season. Well, let's make that record one game worse in the loss column as New Orleans fell to the Thunder, 101-92. As in most of the other...
Via The Bird Writes
16 hours ago

Pelicans in need of win vs. shorthanded Grizzlies

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans will host the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night in the second game of a back-to-back. To make matters worse for the New Orleans, the Grizzlies were resting comfortably in their hotel on Sunday while the Pelicans fell 101-92 on the road Sunday night to Oklahoma City. Such is the relentless nature of the NBA schedule. The problem is that the...
Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Player Grades: New Orleans Pelicans’ Struggles Continue in Loss to Oklahoma City Thunder

The New Orleans Pelicans could not give Anthony Davis the support he needed in a loss to Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Anthony Davis put up yet another ridiculous stat line for the New Orleans Pelicans Sunday Night. Unfortunately, it was yet again not enough for a win. The Oklahoma City Thunder used […] Player Grades: New Orleans Pelicans’ Struggles Continue...
Via Pelican Debrief
18 hours ago

Russell Westbrook records most consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook continues to amaze this 2016-2017 NBA campaign, and on Sunday evening vs. the New Orleans Pelicans, the MVP favorite recorded his fifth straight triple-double by collecting 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists in a 101-92 victory at home.Two of those 28 points came in emphatic fashion:Westbrook's fifth consecutive triple-double...
Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago

The Pelicans backcourt flip hopefully starring Tyreke Evans in the near future

The guard rotation could soon be fixed in one fell swoop. The teams go to their respective locker rooms for halftime, and the crowd files out for nachos and beer. The tireless Pelicans staff runs onto the floor and sets down a tarp at half-court. A microphone. An easel. A canister of, what is that, paint? The omnipotent stadium voice bellows: “Pelican fans, Please welcome performance...
Via The Bird Writes
23 hours ago

Game Preview: New Orleans Pelicans travel to take on Oklahoma City Thunder

The New Orleans Pelicans get no reprieve from a difficult two-week stretch when they travel to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder on Sunday night. Are the New Orleans Pelicans actually playing the Thunder, or are they playing Russell Westbrook and his band of squibs? Entertainment history is chock full of ubiquitous groups dominated by […] Game Preview: New Orleans Pelicans travel...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Pelicans home win streak snapped by Clippers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Blake Griffin had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Paul had 17 points and 13 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 114-96 on Friday night.Jamal Crawford scored 21 points and Luc Mbah a Moute had 15 for Los Angeles, which capped a 10-day, six-game trip with victories on back-to-back nights on the shores of lakes Erie and Pontchartrain...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthews sparks rally, Mavericks beat Pelicans 91-81

DALLAS (AP) Wesley Matthews scored 21 points, including eight during a fourth-quarter rally that gave Dallas the lead for good, and the Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 91-81 on Sunday night. Matthews made a 3-pointer and another basket to give Dallas a 72-71 edge with 5:39 remaining. New Orleans regained the lead on Anthony Davis' two free throws, but Matthews made another...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans recall 2nd-rounder Diallo from D-League

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says the club has recalled rookie forward Cheick Diallo from the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. The 6-foot-9 Diallo was acquired by New Orleans in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers during the second round of the NBA draft in June. The former Kansas forward has appeared in six games with Austin...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Holiday Back Just In Time For The Holiday

Could there be anyone else in the NBA that everyone can get behind and root for than Jrue Holiday?!  At this rate, he needs to run for prez in 2020!  And just to make him even more likable, he's now wearing rec spec goggles.  Soooooooo dope!  It's like he's playing ball underwater!  When he hit this stepback, I'm pretty sure I heard him say "you miss me?!" on the game broadcast...
Via Razzball Basketball
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things that may turn around the New Orleans Pelicans’ season

The New Orleans Pelicans have struggled early on this season. Anthony Davis has been playing great, averaging 30 points and 11 rebounds so far. Other than Davis however, the team hasn’t looked stellar. They are 2-10 and in the basement of the Western Conference standings. They have struggled with injuries including Davis having to sit out Wednesday’s game against the Orlando...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday will make season debut Friday

  The New Orleans Pelicans will have point guard Jrue Holiday back in the lineup later this week when they face the Portland Trail Blazers. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps told reporters on Tuesday that Holiday will practice on Thursday and play Friday against Portland, per Jim Eichenhofer of Pelicans.com. Dell Demps says Jrue Holiday will play Friday vs. Trail Blazers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis wants Pelicans to be more like Celtics

Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans sit on a 1-9 record. Nobody would suggest the Pelicans have one of the most talented rosters in the NBA. One of the most talented players, sure. But Davis doesn’t sound like a guy all too pleased with how his team has performed so far this year. Davis opened up with ESPN.com’s Chris Forsberg: We want to be kind of like how Boston...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

How the New Orleans Pelicans can help Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans finally earned their first win of the 2017 season last night against the Milwaukee Bucks.  As expected Anthony Davis was asked to shoulder the load but this time he was able to rely on his teammates to make shots.  However this likely won’t be a trend moving forward as the team is largely comprised of journeymen players looking to find their way in the...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday to return to Pelicans, a good sign for Lauren Holiday’s recovery

After a nine-game absence, Jrue Holiday is returning to the New Orleans Pelicans next week. USWNT soccer star Lauren Holiday, Jrue’s wife, was recovering from successful surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Jrue Holiday hadn’t yet played this season in the wake of that surgery. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports Holiday will return next week. Jrue Holiday's return...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jrue Holiday’s return to Pelicans imminent

The 1-8 New Orleans Pelicans could use some encouraging news, and they got it on Friday. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, guard Jrue Holiday’s return to the team is imminent, and he’s planning to make his season debut some time next week. Jrue Holiday's return to the Pelicans is imminent, league sources tell @TheVertical. He's planning to make his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Is there any hope for the New Orleans Pelicans this season?

The New Orleans Pelicans are off to a terrible start. They are 0-8 and have been outplayed in every game this season. Despite Anthony Davis’ superstar efforts, they have lost every game they have played so far and are currently at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. The lackluster beginning to the season has many fans wondering if there is any chance to turn it around...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson needs groin surgery, out indefinitely

Anthony Davis’ supporting cast is officially down to skin and bones. The New Orleans Pelicans announced on Saturday that swingman Lance Stephenson has been diagnosed with a groin injury that will require surgery. There is currently no timetable for his return. The 26-year-old Stephenson had managed 9.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game in the team’s first six contests...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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