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PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

New Orleans Pelicans: Should Ramon Sessions Be A Target?

Currently on the Pelicans roster, there are two candidates to play backup point guard. Their names are Austin Rivers and Jimmer Fredette. Stop laughing.  Brian Roberts (not the baseball player) had a decent season for them last year, but he is now in Charlotte. It should be assumed that General Manager Dell Demps will address […] New Orleans Pelicans: Should Ramon Sessions Be...
Via NBA Draft Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nene compares Anthony Davis to Dhalsim from Street Fighter

Washington Wizards forward Nene plays against New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis twice a year. So you would think that Nene would know how to play against Davis right? Well Davis and his US teammates faced Brazil’s National Team last Saturday and Nene watched Davis show why he is one of the premier young players in the league. After the game, Nene spoke to the media and...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

Are the Pelicans ready to become a regular playoff contender or destined to return to the lottery for the fourth straight year? The Pelicans have gone all-in. With a roster revolving around All-Star Anthony Davis, the Pelicans made a flurry of moves that indicate the franchise is in win-now mode. In an already deep Western Conference, are the Pelicans ready to become a perennial...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Injury Update:Jrue Holliday is looking healthy

The New Orleans Pelicans won 34 games in the 2013-2014 season and finished well 28 games behind the eventual NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs. Heading into training camp next month, the Pelicans are looking for a healthy roster, which was not the case most of last season.  Only four players on the Pelicans' roster appeared in at least 70 games and 21 different players suited...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stat Central: The Value Of Rim Protection

The general wisdom in the NBA is that rim protection is extremely valuable, which is why someone like Omer Asik got paid by the Houston Rockets $24 million over three years and why the New Orleans Pelicans were willing to part with a first-round draft pick to pair him up with Anthony Davis. Roy Hibbert, […] Stat Central: The Value Of Rim Protection - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit ...
Via NBA Draft Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Good news for Pelicans: Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson all healthy, working out

The Pelicans were ravaged by injuries last season: Jrue Holiday played 34 games, Ryan Anderson 22, Eric Gordon 64, and even Anthony Davis missed 15 games. This season, if they can stay healthy the Pelicans are a playoff team in the West. Which is why this note from GM Dell Demps, via Nakia Hogan of the Times-Picayune, is a good sign.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans power forward Anthony Davis is a dangerous Pelican

Spectacular New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks in Team USA’s 95-78 win over Brazil on Saturday. The 21-year-old Davis, who suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand on December 1, battled back spasms in the springtime and has been a somewhat fragile employee in the association. Still, Davis averaged...
Via Sports by Colin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis dives into stands during USA-Brazil exhibition game

At the start of the fourth quarter of tonight’s USA-Brazil exhibition game, New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis showed off his athleticism in the period. After trying to chase down a loose ball, Davis found himself diving into the stands at the United Center and leaping past the front row: That was pretty incredible, Anthony! *** Davis leaps into stands during USA-Brazil...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis wears interesting attire for Boost Mobile commercial

We all know that one of the spoils of being an NBA player is the fact that you get to appear in commercials and recently, New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis got dressed up for a commercial. Apparently, Davis is filming a spot for Boost Mobile and a photo of him dressed up in some 18th Century-Spanish garb is floating around the web. Check out the photo in the below tweet from TheSportsJunky1...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
9 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Gordon Expecting Playoffs

The New Orleans Pelicans had horrible luck when it came to injuries during the 2013-14 season. Key contributors such as Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Jason Smith missed a combined 202 games and the team was never able to play to their full potential since the rotation was depleted due to a variety of ailments. Every NBA team has to deal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

New Orleans Pelicans: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… After a injury-filled 2014 season that ended disappointingly, the Pelicans are now faced with the challenge of getting back into the upper echelon of the brutal Western Conference. With Anthony Davis taking a place among the elite players in the NBA, an injury-free Pelicans squad...
Via HoopStuff
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant says Anthony Davis is a future MVP

Kevin Durant won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award last season, and is expected to be one of the candidates for the foreseeable future. It’s not too strange to hear an MVP talk about other players that could win the award in the future, but Durant believes that one player in particular will win the award without a doubt. That player would be New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down Asik's impact on the Pelicans

As Omer Asik's 7-foot, 255-pound frame towered above the New Orleans Pelicans' microphone podium, fans and journalists got their first glimpse of the formidability of the Pelicans' new front court. The Pelicans unveiled Asik and his new No. 3 jersey Tuesday afternoon, finally making official the 3-team deal to bring him to New Orleans and pair him with star power forward...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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