Pelicans still face an uphill climb to snag the 8th and final playoff spot

Denver and Portland are the biggest roadblocks in the way of #BoogieBrow in the playoffs Now for the hard part, actually making the post season. I expect the New Orleans Pelicans have a decent shot at doing so, but at best it is probably a coin-flip. That’s probably a lot lower than many fans would think after DeMarcus Cousins found his way to the Crescent City but I think the...
Via The Bird Writes
3 hours ago

Updated Playoff Predictions: DeMarcus Cousins forces reevaluation of Pelicans odds

New Orleans is poised to go streaking up the Western Conference standings! Predict how well the Pelicans Boogie-AD experiment fares over the rest of the season. Will the Pelicans make the playoffs and what do you predict will be their finishing W/L record over these remaining 25 games. Jason: Playoffs BOOGIEBROW! BOOGIEBROW! BOOGIEBROW! I may just still be high off the adrenaline...
Via The Bird Writes
6 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans rocket up NBA power rankings as they prepare to host Houston

Trading for DeMarcus Cousins has dramatically shaped the national opinion of the franchise. All it took was a massive trade for the NBA’s best center and suddenly every single national media outlet is talking, glowingly, about the New Orleans Pelicans. DeMarcus Cousins is now the Pelicans’ starting center and the 1B to Anthony Davis. Calling a talent of Boogie’s magnitude...
Via The Bird Writes
8 hours ago

Report: Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak pursued DeMarcus Cousins in attempt to save jobs

Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak are dunzo in the Los Angeles Lakers front office, and apparently they knew it was coming for at least the last few days.According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday, the ousted EVP and GM pair attempted to trade for DeMarcus Cousins in a last-ditch effort to save their jobs. Cousins was ultimately dealt to the New Orleans Pelicans instead, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac indicates DeMarcus Cousins’ agents killed other deal

Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac seems angry at agents in the aftermath of DeMarcus Cousins being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.Divac had some words for agents in an interview with Sports 1180 KHTK on Monday, strongly implying that it was Cousins’s representatives who scuttled other attempts at a deal. This would explain why Divac told reporters to “talk to those...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings owner thinks Hield has 'Steph Curry potential'

If you were one of the millions of people baffled at how little the Sacramento Kings received in return for DeMarcus Cousins, more information has come out on the topic that could shed light on the issue.But be warned. In no way, shape or form should you have any beverage in your mouth as you read what comes next.Ready?Here it goes.Apparently, Buddy Hield is the next Stephen Curry...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Trade for Star Center DeMarcus Cousins

In a stunning move, the New Orleans Pelicans traded Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, Tyreke Evans and a first-rounder to Sacramento for DeMarcus Cousins. New Orleans Pelicans fans are quickly finding out just how crazy the NBA Trade Deadline can get. Right after the NBA All-Star Game, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical dropped a bombshell on […] New Orleans Pelicans Trade for Star...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

New Orleans’ Pelicans Anthony Davis Wins MVP in NBA All-Star Game

An MVP performance in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game capped quite the showing for New Orleans Pelicans’ Superstar Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis represented the city of New Orleans in the best way he possibly could. His performance in Sunday’s night All-Star game was nothing short of spectacular. While much of the chatter was focused on […] New Orleans’ Pelicans Anthony Davis Wins...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Anthony Davis reacts to DeMarcus Cousins trade

Anthony Davis has a new partner in crime in New Orleans.The New Orleans Pelicans traded for DeMarcus Cousins Sunday night, an out-of-nowhere deal after Cousins had made it clear he wanted to remain with the Sacramento Kings and Davis had put on a historic show at the All-Star Game.Davis, of course, was all smiles after the unexpected move, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman:“This...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kings reportedly agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins’ time in Sacramento appears to be over. The Kings agreed to trade the All-Star center to the New Orleans Pelicans for rookie swingman Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway future first round and second round pick, according to multiple reports Sunday. Cousins, who played just two minutes in Sunday’s All-Star Game, now joins a Pelicans team that features...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Buddy Hield leads World past US in Rising Stars Challenge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield each had moments when they caught the ball in the low post, only to dribble right out to the corner, turn and let fly a 3-point shot. Maybe not the most fundamental approach, but the way they were scoring in the Rising Stars Challenge, no one seemed to mind -- certainly not the fans. Murray had 36 points and 11 assists as the World...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Kevin Durant returned to Thunder

Count veteran big man Kendrick Perkins as one who thinks Kevin Durant could make a return to the Oklahoma City Thunder sooner or later.Durant fled Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors and figures to stick around for quite a long time. But with LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers and winning a title, some have started to wonder if Durant might follow a similar...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis on Pelicans future: ‘I’m here to stay’

Based on words from the big man himself, all the Anthony Davis trade rumors need to go away for good, as he’s fully committed to the New Orleans Pelicans. Appearing on ESPN Radio’s Meet The All-Stars show that will air Saturday night (5:30 p.m. ET), Davis made it clear he has no intention of looking to play elsewhere any time soon. “Look, I’m here. If I was thinking about...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans jamboree: NBA All-Stars, Mardi Gras go 1-on-1

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam dunks, 3-pointers and buzzer beaters in New Orleans. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Yes, Mardi Gras revelers and basketball fans alike will ''Let the good times roll!'' when New Orleans' famous pre-Lenten Carnival meets NBA All-Star Weekend. Bobby Hjortsberg, a local attorney and captain...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pelicans Get In The Way Of Appreciating Anthony Davis

An owner fighting to prove he isn’t senile. An owner’s family trying to prove the contrary. An organization too cheap to pay a second, non-NFL training staff. A Team President who’s admitted to have not prioritized the NBA franchise he was supposed to be heading up. Oh, and there’s also that whole attempted murder allegation, too. The New Orleans Pelicans have failed Anthony...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans' big weekend: NBA All-Star Game meets Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam-dunks, three-point plays and buzzer-beaters in New Orleans. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Yes, Mardi Gras revelers and basketball fans alike will ''Let the good times roll!'' when New Orleans' famous pre-Lenten Carnival meets NBA All-Star Weekend. Bobby Hjortsberg, a local attorney and...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson reportedly signs 10-day contract with T'Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have found a temporary replacement for Zach LaVine: Lance Stephenson.With LaVine going down with a season-ending ACL injury, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports the Timberwolves have signed the Stephenson to a 10-day contract. Stephenson’s career has been full of ups-and-downs.The 26-year-old was one of the league’s most polarizing players as a member...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ear-blowing incident aside, LeBron James endorses Lance Stephenson tryout

The Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday will hold a tryout during which Lance Stephenson, Mario Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich and Jordan Farmar will work out for the team.Whether or not the tryout is the organization’s way of acquiescing to LeBron James’ expletive-ridden complaints last week concerning the depth of the team’s roster is unknown, but the superstar made note of a shared...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the best expansion markets for the NBA?

Recent reports suggest that the NBA is ready to expand to the 32-team model used by the NFL. One slot is a given: Seattle is, at some point or another, going to get a team. They have an ownership group and stadium financing plan in place. They have the 14th biggest television market in the country and an established fan base. There is simply not a good reason to exclude Seattle beyond...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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