Former USWNT star Lauren Holiday has surgery for brain tumor

Former U.S. women’s national team star Lauren Holiday had surgery on Thursday to remove a brain tumor.She was diagnosed with a benign, operable brain tumor in June while carrying her child with New Orleans Pelicans player Jrue Holiday, and doctors induced birth early to expedite surgery which was slated for Thursday.Many friends and fans sent well-wishes to Holiday on social media...
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

2016-17 Player Preview: Terrence Jones is the Pelicans X-Factor this season

Terrence Jones could be the secret to unlocking Anthony Davis and making New Orleans viable in the Western Conference. First, the good news: The New Orleans Pelicans signed a lot of nice NBA players this offseason. Now, the bad news: A lot of those players may lack the talent to become proverbial needle movers for a franchise that desperately needs several others to stand out alongside...
Via The Bird Writes
11 hours ago

Davis says Pelicans can win with 'Boston' model

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis doesn't accept the premise that the New Orleans Pelicans will struggle again this season simply because they let two of their best shooters walk this offseason and didn't make a splash in free-agency. For now, Davis has faith that the acquisitions of hard-nosed, two-way players including Solomon Hill, E'Twaun Moore and Terrence Jones will make up...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Does Alvin Gentry Listen to The Gentrys?

The secret key to the New Orleans Pelicans’ success this season can be found in their coach’s relationship to a classic rock band and its ability to innovate in their own little way. Before Memphis, Tennessee was home to any Grizzlies named Mike, Marc or Zach – it was home to The Gentrys. They were an […] New Orleans Pelicans: Does Alvin Gentry Listen to The Gentrys? - Pelican...
Via Pelican Debrief
13 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans Season Outlook: E’Twaun Moore Needs to Be Reliable

If E’Twaun Moore wants to become a key piece to this New Orleans Pelicans team, he will need to bring reliability to the shooting guard role. E’Twaun Moore is a fresh face at shooting guard for New Orleans Pelican fans. The 27 year old made an impression last year on the Chicago Bulls, starting in 22 […] New Orleans Pelicans Season Outlook: E’Twaun Moore Needs to Be Reliable...
Via Pelican Debrief
15 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans: Anonymous NBA Scouts Give Their Hottest Takes

In one of the first pieces on Sports Illustrated’s new NBA vertical The Crossover, writers spoke with scouts who gave their takes on the teams in the Western Conference, including the New Orleans Pelicans. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated published anonymous scouts’ takes on each of the Western Conference’s 15 teams. The scouts’ New Orleans Pelicans […] New Orleans Pelicans...
Via Pelican Debrief
17 hours ago

Pelicans on the outside looking in at playoffs according to win projections

The computers do not see substantial improvement for the Pelicans this season. Has it only been a year since the New Orleans Pelicans were the darling of the NBA? Just last October the Pelicans found themselves in an enviable position, the hottest young commodity around the league. Anthony Davis was the en vogue pick to win the MVP, Alvin Gentry was going to unlock AD’s full potential...
Via The Bird Writes
20 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans fail to hold lead, fall in OT to Orlando Magic, 114-111

The Pelicans finish the 2016 preseason schedule with an uninspiring 1-5 record — the worst in the Western Conference. The New Orleans Pelicans (1-5) lost to the Orlando Magic (2-5) in overtime, 114-111. Anthony Davis started strongly and wound up with a line of 33 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 three-pointers but 5 costly turnovers. Terrence Jones added 24 points, 4 rebounds...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

Davis returns with 33 points in Pelicans' last exhibition

The New Orleans Pelicans would have been happy just seeing Anthony Davis on the court. The way he played should make them ecstatic. The star forward returned sooner than expected from a sprained right ankle and had 33 points, 13 rebounds and four assists' in the Pelicans' 114-111 overtime loss in Orlando on Thursday night. Davis was hurt Oct. 12 during a preseason game against...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA GMs Pick Former Sooner Buddy Hield To Finish Second For ROTY

The NBA's 30 general managers have made their annual predictions for the upcoming season and they have former Sooner and current New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Buddy Hield finishing second behind Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Kris Dunn for the rookie of the year award.Read More »
Via Sooners Blog
2 days ago

NBA Southwest Division Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Rounding out the West, we head to the Southwest. Projected Conference Finish: 8th Best Move of Offseason: New Orleans nailed the entire thing. Buddy Hield was the draft’s third-best prospect and they got him at No. 6 because he’s old. He’s not actually old. He’s 22. But to NBA teams that might as well mean...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis posts Craigslist ad seeking personal assistant

If you want to work for one of the best basketball players on the planet, you’re in luck. Anthony Davis is hiring. The Pelicans star has apparently arrived at a point where a personal assistant would benefit him. So, Davis posted on his Facebook page a link to an ad he placed on Craigslist. Here’s the full text of the ad: Looking for someone to help me out so I can focus...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis could miss start of season with sprained ankle

After what has to be considered a disappointing 2015-16 season that saw the team win just 30 games, expectations are high that the New Orleans Pelicans will rebound this year. The biggest key in a potential playoff run for Alvin Gentry’s squad remains all-everything big man Anthony Davis. If he’s healthy and playing at the level we’ve seen throughout his career, Davis can...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: New Orleans Pelicans

Following a lousy team through its regular season, loss by numbing loss, is one of late capitalism's stupider extravagances. It's a wonder that so many of us put up with the necessary day-to-day aggravations of living and working, then regularly sink into the couch to be deadened by what's supposed to be entertainment. It speaks to a lack of imagination, a peculiar sense of brand...
Via RealGM - NBA
11 days ago  |  Discuss

3 burning questions the New Orleans Pelicans must answer

The New Orleans Pelicans have a lot of uncertainty surrounding the team. What was supposed to be a successful, playoff year turned into finishing last in their division. They struggled mightily last year and were not able to reproduce their playoff appearance from the year before. There are a few important questions the Pelicans must answer if they are to make a playoff run in the...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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
September 20, 2016  |  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
September 09, 2016  |  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
September 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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