PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

What Frank Jackson will bring to the New Orleans Pelicans

At last year’s NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans had the sixth pick in the first round and selected the highly entertaining and talented Buddy Hield from Oklahoma. A lot of buzz surrounded their selection, as Hield was one of the most popular and exciting players in the draft class. However, the Pelicans ended up dishing him away early to acquire DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans rumored to be interested in PG Rajon Rondo

As the 2017 offseason continues, there have been reports that the New Orleans Pelicans are interested in the services of point guard Rajon Rondo if he’s waived by the Chicago Bulls.  Last season, Rajon Rondo averaged 7.8 points, 6.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game with the Chicago Bulls despite a tumultuous tenure in which he lost […] New Orleans Pelicans rumored to be interested...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Pod: Frank Jackson Talk with Bird Writes Kevin Barrios

The New Orleans Pelicans traded up to acquire Duke University’s Frank Jackson with Charlotte’s pick in the NBA Draft.  We welcome Kevin Barrios from our good friends at Bird Writes to discuss his, and the rest of the Pels future. For the conversation in its entirety, click the player below: It seems like just yesterday […] Pod: Frank Jackson Talk with Bird Writes Kevin Barrios...
Via Pelican Debrief
3 days ago

New Orleans Pelicans: 2017 NBA Draft grades

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

WATCH: Pelicans general manager Dell Demps on drafting Frank Jackson

The Pelicans picked Jackson with the 31st pick in the 2017 NBA Draft
Via NOLA.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

5 NBA Draft Questions for the Pelicans

Only hours away from the 2017 NBA Draft, Wilton Jackson and I float some ideas as we anticipate the New Orleans Pelicans 40th and 52nd overall  selections. Name a first round talent who could realistically fall to the Pelicans in the second round of tonight’s draft. Wilton Jackson (@WiltonReports): After looking a numerous draft boards, […] 5 NBA Draft Questions for the Pelicans...
Via Pelican Debrief
5 days ago

New Orleans Pelicans trade point guard Tim Frazier to Wizards for 52nd pick

Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Report: Celtics have interest in Anthony Davis

The Boston Celtics definitely have the interest and the means to make a big splash this offseason.According to Chris Mannix of the Vertical, the Celtics have eyed New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis as a potential trade target.The Pelicans, however, have no intention of trading their star big man. Davis is on a team-friendly contract through 2021, and the organization is committed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: A look back at NBA Draft history before 2017

Via FOX Sports
10 days ago

Report: Mavs serious contenders to sign Jrue, Justin Holiday

The Dallas Mavericks already have a Curry brother on their roster, and now they may be adding two Holiday brothers into the mix.Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated reports on Wednesday that the Mavs have emerged as “serious contenders” to sign Jrue and Justin Holiday, who are both unrestricted free agents this summer. Fischer also adds that the two have “strong interest” in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Quincy Pondexter promises big injury news reveal in few months time

Plus, latest vibe beckons hope again, offering idea he may finally see this comeback attempt through. Quincy Pondexter made an appearance on ABC30 News out of Fresno California, and to sports director Tommy Tran, he promised the public would soon learn of his travails. Perhaps more importantly, he was adamant in making up for lost time. “It’s been unbelievable last two years...
Via The Bird Writes
13 days ago

Report: Mavericks interested in All-Star guard Jrue Holiday

It wouldn’t be an absolute shock if the Dallas Mavericks were major players in free agency this summer. Coming off a 2016-17 season that saw the Mavs put up their worst record in two decades, owner Mark Cuban cannot be happy with the status quo.Dallas could have up to $33 million to spend in free agency. And while that’s dependent on what the team decides to do with future Hall...
Via Sportsnaut
May 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Twitter account gets petty, zings fan

It’s a long offseason and that seems to be wearing on the Pelicans, who are watching the NBA’s final four teams battle it out in the conference finals.Maybe whoever runs the team’s official Twitter account was bored or maybe they realized their team may never reach that round, but for whatever reason, they felt the need to respond to a trolling fan on Wednesday.The Pellys posted...
Via The Sports Daily
May 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry: Re-signing Jrue Holiday is Pelicans’ ‘number one priority’

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry may just be raising the boombox over his head for point guard Jrue Holiday this summer.In an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday, Gentry said that re-signing Holiday will be “a number one priority” for the Pelicans. Holiday, 26, averaged 15.4 points and 7.3 assists per game for New Orleans in 2016-17. An unrestricted free agent...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Pelicans announce they will keep coach Gentry, GM Demps

Despite the 2016-17 season ending in disappointment, the New Orleans Pelicans will not be making big changes heading into next season. The team announced on Monday that general manager Dell Demps and head coach Alvin Gentry will be retained.Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Mickey Loomis announced the decision on the team’s website. Owner Tom Benson added that the...
Via Sportsnaut
May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Offseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

After making the playoffs in 2015, the New Orleans Pelicans have fallen back over the past two years. A portion of this can be blamed on the failure of Anthony Davis to stay healthy, but that an easy, surface level assessment. The bigger challenge has been the inability to put other high end talent around Davis. At the trade deadline in 2017, New Orleans took a big step towards changing...
Via RealGM - NBA
May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are talking again, according to Kendrick Perkins

A reunion of former Boston Celtics on Kevin Garnett’s Area 21 show Monday night mostly got attention for the juicy details about Ray Allen’s non-existent relationship with his ex-teammates. But the show also revealed that Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook may be on better terms than we thought. Kendrick Perkins, a former teammate of both Durant and Westbrook in Oklahoma...
Via The Comeback
May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett holds 2008 Celtics reunion on 'Area 21'

Kevin Garnett got the gang back together on Monday night, and it was pretty cool to watch. It’s unclear why he chose that particular day, but there had been a lot of talk about a Celtics 2008 team reunion, and it finally happened on Monday.The rumors were true, as Ray Allen was not in attendance. In fact, pretty much everyone aside from Allen was there — Paul Pierce, Glen Davis...
Via The Sports Daily
May 08, 2017  |  Discuss

What are the offseason goals for the New Orleans Pelicans?

With the playoffs now in full swing, it’s time for the New Orleans Pelicans to plan ahead for next season. They finished the season with a 34-48 record overall, being a fair distance away from a playoff appearance this year. However, they acquired All Star DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings late in the season. The hope is that putting Cousins alongside Anthony Davis will...
Via isportsweb.com
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pelicans general manager Dell Demps: "I like the direction we are headed"

Pelicans general manager Dell Demps: "I like the direction we are headed"
Via NOLA.com
April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant has classic response when asked if he missed media during injury

Kevin Durant doesn’t have time for jokes. Out since late February with an MCL sprain, the former MVP is slated to return for Saturday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. This will allow Durant the ability to suit up for the Golden State Warriors’ final three regular season games before the playoffs.In talking after taking part in practice Friday, Durant had an absolutely...
Via Sportsnaut
April 07, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pelicans F Anthony Davis following Tuesday's 134-131 loss vs. the Nuggets

Davis finished with 41 points in Tuesday's
Via NOLA.com
April 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Is it time for Pelicans to clean house?

With seven games remaining in the regular season, it’s not looking good for the New Orleans Pelicans. Despite Wednesday’s win over the Dallas Mavericks, they trail the Portland Trail Blazers by 4.5 games for the eighth seed in the Western Conference standings and have a 0.2 percent chance of making the playoffs.General manager Dell Demps and head coach Alvin Gentry have been...
Via The Sports Daily
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins isn’t giving the Kings any bulletin board material in pregame interview

DeMarcus Cousins will face off against the Sacramento Kings, his former team, for the first time on Friday night.During a pregame interview on Thursday, Cousins refused to give his former teammates any bulletin board material, repeating the same answer over and over to all questions he was asked about playing his former team. Okay, so “go in, play hard, try to get a win” doesn’t...
Via The Comeback
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

New Orleans’ Looming Summer and Potential Future

As the 2016-17 NBA season winds down, the thoughts of the playoffs and offseason loom. With a new CBA, who will benefit in year one? Who will make massive makeovers to put themselves ahead of the curve? Will a team look to trade a star player a year or two early because they have too much talent? Those questions may loom around the Utah Jazz, but a team that also has some similar...
Via The Lottery Mafia
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss
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