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Anthony Davis Could Become Only Player With NCAA, Olympic, FIBA And NBA Title

After Sunday’s Team USA gold medal win, the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, who has blossomed into one of the fives best player’s the NBA right now, could become the first player to ever with an NCAA Championship, Olympic and FIBA gold medal and an NBA Title. Of course Anthony Davis has won NCAA title […] The post Anthony Davis Could Become Only Player With NCAA, Olympic...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Holiday, Anderson gear up as Pelicans camp nears

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday has been feeling the best kind of pain this week - that general muscle soreness that comes from finally playing the sport he loves again. Sharp-shooting forward Ryan Anderson will have that same feeling in a week or so, and he can't wait. The prominent pair of Pelicans have been medically cleared for 5-on-5, full-speed court...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Jrue Holiday goes full contact in drills for first time since season-ending injury

After having a promising season cut short in January by a season-ending stress fracture in his right tibia, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday was back penetrating between defenders Thursday at the team's practice facility. For the first time in six months after requiring surgery and having an extended rehabilitation schedule, he was finally cleared for contact work...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Austin Rivers: “This Is My Year”

Austin Rivers has reached a pivotal point in his career.  The son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, was supposed to lift the New Orleans Pelicans to new heights coming out of Duke. Rivers took a step forward last season in a backup role, and told John Reid at the Times Picayune that this is his year.  ”I was constantly working the entire summer,” Rivers said. ”I gained 10...
Via Thacover2
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Still View Austin Rivers As An Asset

With Austin Rivers showing improvement in his second NBA season, the New Orleans Pelicans still consider him a valuable asset, according to sources. It apparently turned out to be a deciding factor on why they didn't trade him, despite listening to offers. At one point it looked like Rivers would need to be included in the Pelicans' deal for Omer Asik due to salary cap restraints...
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Injury Update: Ryan Anderson cleared for full body contact

The New Orleans Pelicans had a tough 2013-2014 season with a 34-48 record, 28 games behind the San Antonio Spurs in the Southwest Division. The season-ending injury to Ryan Anderson on January 3 typified the season for the Pelicans. Anderson was enjoying his best season to date when he collided Boston’s Gerald Wallace. The good news is that Anderson has been cleared for full...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Ryan Anderson Cleared For Contact

Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson took to Twitter Wednesday to announce that he has been cleared for contact work. I’m cleared for contact! After 8 months out, I can finally play again. Thank you God! http://t.co/gIgcP7ZF61 — Ryan Anderson (@ryananderson33) September 3, 2014 This is great news for coach Monty Williams and company as Anderson is […] New Orleans Pelicans...
Via NBA Draft Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers’ Handles Are In Fine Form

The New Orleans Pelicans should be getting the Austin Rivers they have ever had when the season begins. Dude has been putting in work this summer, especially on the ball handling side of things. The post Austin Rivers’ Handles Are In Fine Form appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Davis throws down sick one-handed alley-oop

During USA Basketball’s beat down of Turkey at the 2014 FIBA World Championship, Anthony Davis threw down a sweet one-handed alley-oop jam courtesy of Klay Thompson, who found him while he was cutting. Coach K’s squad didn’t quite score 100 points, but they did win 98-77 after surprisingly trailing by 5 at the half. [@cjzero] The post Anthony Davis Throws Down Ridiculous...
Via Diehardsport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What To Make Of Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon is known more for the amount of money on his contract nowadays rather than his actual play on the court. This to me is sad, given the amount of talent he has displayed over the course of his short NBA career. One could point to his lack of luck when it comes to injuries as a […] New Orleans Pelicans: What To Make Of Eric Gordon - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
Via NBA Draft Blog
24 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: 5 Bold Predictions for 2014-15

The New Orleans Pelicans are going to be a very intriguing team to keep an eye on this season, and definitely have the talent and potential to make the playoffs if they stay healthy. Anthony Davis will be leading the way once again for them, and he is likely going to be a much improved […] New Orleans Pelicans: 5 Bold Predictions for 2014-15 - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
Via NBA Draft Blog
24 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What is the Pelicans’ Biggest Weakness?

New Orleans Pelicans: What is the Pelicans’ Biggest Weakness? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… By trading for Jrue Holiday for Nelens Noel and a 1s torund pick and signing Tyreke Evans in the offseason, the Pelicans were picked by many to be a potential playoff team heading into the 2014 season. A starting lineup of Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans, Ryan Anderson...
Via HoopStuff
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

New Orleans Pelicans: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Trot Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Moves Made Traded for Omer Asik Signed Patric Young Let Anthony Morrow and Jason Smith Walk Traded for Russ Smith on draft night Strongest: Trading for Omer Asik Asik provides an elite rebounding and defensive presence alongside Anthony Davis, which gives the Pelicans...
Via HoopStuff
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Figuring out Jimmer Fredette’s role with the Pelicans

The Pelicans made a few off-season moves thus far, most of which were just small splashes. One of those splashes came in the signing of former Kings guard Jimmer Fredette to a one year veteran’s minimum contract. The addition to the team came soon after former Pelicans sharp shooter Anthony Morrow signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s been assumed that Fredette, who averaged...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans looking to trade Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have been very active in trade talks, and agreed to acquire big man Omer Asik from the Houston Rockets last night. According to a report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Pelicans are now looking to trade guard Austin Rivers to relieve some cap space. Rivers has been a very inconsistent player through his first two seasons with the Pelicans, but he does have...
Via Sports-Glory
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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