PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tyreke Plundah’s Da Thundah

I don't know today's title has a Boston accent, just sorta happened!  Tyreke Evans absolutely tore up the Thunder last night, slashing-n-gashing his way to a 41/9/8/3/0 line with only one turnover.  I don't know what's crazier, that line or a Pelicans win!  That starting NO line-up other than Evans was scrub city.  If you followed the news leading up to this game...
Via Razzball Basketball
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Austin Rivers; Thunder's Nick Collision Ejected for "Fighting Fouls"

Monday night's entertaining matchup between the playoff bound Oklahoma City Thunder and the struggling New Orleans Pelicans provided more fireworks than anyone would have predicted. The show was highlighted by a chippy encounter between the Thunder's big man Nick Collison and the Pelicans point guard Austin Rivers that started with a few shoves and ended with ejections...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

OKC tops short-handed New Orleans Pelicans

The opponent was inferior, injured and in a tailspin. And against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Thunder had little incentive to play up to par. But Serge Ibaka forced his team to come out with the right focus. His energy and effort, seen just 15 seconds in when he caught a pass out of a pick-and-roll with Russell Westbrook and threw down a ferocious one-handed dunk over New Orleans...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook’s Monster Block on 7-footer Alexis Ajinca (Video)

Russell Westbrook has been going off since returning from his latest knee injury, averaging 22.3 points and 6.8 assists since February 20th. This past Friday Westbrook put up a solid 24-5-7 line in OKC’s 116-94 win over the Pelicans, including one monster block on Alexis Ajinca, New Orleans’ 7-foot-2 center. Not bad for a guy listed at 6-foot-3. Westbrook’s playing with a...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Eric Gordon To Have Knee Surgery

New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon will miss the remainder of the season to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week, team announced on Thursday. Gordon is expected to make a full recovery. Gordon averaged 15.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting in 64 games this season.  Gordon underwent his first arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee in February of 2012. H...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon To Undergo Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Eric Gordon will miss the remainder of the season to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week, the New Orleans Pelicans announced on Thursday. Gordon is expected to make a full recovery. Gordon averaged 15.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting in 64 games this season.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Southerland To Sign With Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans will use an injury exemption to create roster space to sign James Southerland out of the NBA Development League, a league source told RealGM. Southerland’s deal for the remainder of the season won’t carry into 2014-15. The Pelicans had received an exemption that allows the team to exceed 15 players on the roster, which has sustained significant injuries...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis injuries a concern?

Back injuries are one of the worst set backs a basketball player at any level can encounter. Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans is having major back issues and could certainly set him back in the future.  Davis has a bright future nonetheless, however, back issues can stick with a player for quite sometime. Davis hasn’t had that many health issues this season. That can’t...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon may be headed to surgery…again

A couple of months ago, I may have spoken too soon when I said Eric Gordon has been the healthiest person on the entire Pelicans team this season. Cue in Gordon missing the last nine games for New Orleans as well as news being broken that he’s done for the season. The culprit this time is knee tendonitis. Now, I honestly thought it was “tendonitis,” i.e., there’s no point...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans launch 'brow' campaign for Davis' most improved bid

"Bigger, Better, Brower" - that's the title of the New Orleans Pelicans' campaign to support All Star forward Anthony Davis' bid for the NBA's Most Improved Player award. The campaign feeds off of Davis' trademark unibrow and even includes an invitation for fans to tweet photos of themselves wearing a cutout unibrow, available at the new website www...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zombie Team: Pelicans getting plenty of points

Sometimes in sports betting, a team can be so bad that the market severely discounts its odds and it actually becomes a good bet. We call those “Zombie Teams”. Each week, we unleash our favorite “Zombie Team” on the bookies, explaining just how these terrible teams have come back from the betting dead and are biting books with hidden value. This week’s Zombie Team: New...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dissecting Davis' growth: Now and year later

As the New Orleans Pelicans prepare to officially roll out the team's campaign supporting Anthony Davis for Most Improved Player in the NBA, the decision has already been made in the minds of his coaches. Monty Williams is one of the more measured NBA head coaches when it comes to extolling his team's virtues or celebrating individual accomplishments. For Williams though...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans treating Davis' back spasms with dry needling

After a rash of injuries, the training staff of the New Orleans Pelicans might be one of the busiest in the NBA, especially now that they're spending hours every day fighting to get Anthony Davis' recurring back spasms under control. On the team's recent road trip out West, trainers have used every opportunity to address Davis' back, from treatment during plane rides...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Resilience within the Pelicans–Part 2: Anthony Morrow

“Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback,” (Psychology Today).  When looking at individuals within sports, it seems that people rarely take to the psychological side to explain various successes or failures...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: New Orleans Pelicans unlikely to be big players this offseason

The New Orleans Pelicans is another team that's been plagued by injuries this season. They made a few moves last summer and that's possibly the reason why they won't make that many on this one.Image: Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsThe Pelicans (32-41) are officially eliminated from playoffs contention despite the huge season that Anthony Davis is having, i will admit...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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