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New Orleans Pelicans Preview: Pels Get Ready to Face Houston Rockets

The New Orleans Pelicans will be in for a tough game Friday night, as they get ready to battle the Rockets in their hometown of Houston. Things are going well for the New Orleans Pelicans, especially on their home court. The Pelicans are on a three-game winning streak at home & winners of five of […] New Orleans Pelicans Preview: Pels Get Ready to Face Houston Rockets - Pelican...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 hour ago

WATCH: Pelicans C DeMarcus Cousins: 'We've got to play some of the best basketball of the year right now'

Pelicans are four games back of the 8th seed in the Western Conference with 11 games remaining
Via NOLA.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pelicans F Anthony Davis on the team's upcoming 3-game road trip

The Pelicans are four games back of the 8th seed in the Western Conference Playoffs with 11 games remaining
Via NOLA.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Offseason: Determining whether New Orleans should add talented fourth player to mix

The Pelicans would best be served by chasing a player of Ricky Rubio’s caliber. This coming offseason will be a pivotal moment in franchise history for the Pelicans. I’m sure you’ve aware of the biggest deal to be consummated at the last trade deadline — the Pelicans landing DeMarcus Cousins — but it bears repeating: New Orleans road to a championship became clearer....
Via The Bird Writes
22 hours ago

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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Podcast: Cross Town Talk with Saints Nation Expert, Andrew Juge

We take a break from game action to chat with Saints Nation expert, Andrew Juge.  As one season comes to its conclusion, the other is just getting started. Let’s talk New Orleans Pelicans and Saints! As part of Pelican Debrief’s Podcast, we decided to stretch out to New Orleans’ other major sports team. The New […] New Orleans Pelicans Podcast: Cross Town Talk with Saints...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

New Orleans Pelicans Discussion: Five Offseason Questions

The New Orleans Pelicans’ offseason is quickly approaching and the boys at Pelican Debrief are here to answer five crucial questions the club will face. 1) Sporting News recently reported that Alvin Gentry’s job is in jeopardy, and will need to improve the team dramatically in order to remain as the New Orleans Pelicans’ Head […] New Orleans Pelicans Discussion: Five Offseason...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

WATCH: Pelicans F Anthony Davis on DeMarcus Cousins' 41-point performance in Tuesday's win

Davis finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds in Tuesday's 95-82 win vs the Memphis Grizzlies
Via NOLA.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans enter final 12 games with continuity in question

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Pelicans forward Solomon Hill hopes New Orleans can sell its fan base on the benefits of patience and continuity - tough as that may be for a team on the brink of missing the playoffs for a second straight season. Recently, though, the Pelicans have begun seeing more of the results they expected when they traded for 6-foot-11 All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and put...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans will be dangerous

Looking at the 2016-17 NBA season, the New Orleans Pelicans have made waves in professional basketball and are currently still alive with hopes of sneaking into the playoffs. Now I don’t think they’ll achieve that goal this season, but I do believe that there is a lot to look forward to in New Orleans for the coming years. Acquiring DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Casspi agrees to terms with Wolves

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a deal with free agent forward Omri Casspi. The two sides came to agreement on Sunday in New Orleans. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Timberwolves have not announced the deal. Casspi was traded from Sacramento to New Orleans in the...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Casspi closing in on deal with Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly close to bringing in veteran forward Omri Casspi after head coach Tom Thibodeau personally recruited him over dinner. Casspi was released by the New Orleans Pelicans after injuring his thumb in his only game with the club after being shipped over in the DeMarcus Cousins trade last month.In his eighth season, the Israeli-born small forward...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The clock is ticking for the New Orleans Pelicans and DeMarcus Cousins

When the New Orleans Pelicans acquired superstar big-man DeMarcus Cousins at the All-Star break the NBA world was stunned.  Fans were quick to label the Sacramento Kings as a dumpster-fire and praised the Pelicans for robbing them blind.  However, just because the Pelicans acquired Cousins does not guarantee that they will be able to retain him.  Cousins will be a free agent in...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Cousins out vs. Rockets with knee, rib soreness

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say forward DeMarcus Cousins has been scratched from the lineup for Friday night's game against Houston because of left knee soreness and a right rib bruise. The Pelicans say Cousins has been examined by team physicians and that an MRI scan on his left knee did not show any structural damage. Cousins has played in 10 games for New Orleans...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans C DeMarcus Cousins out with a knee injury

For the second time since he joined the team in a trade from the Sacramento Kings last month, New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins will be out of action Friday night.No, it’s not because he received yet another suspension due to crossing the technical foul threshold. This time, Cousins will be sitting due to an injury.The team announced that he will be sidelined Friday...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans need to hit the reset button on Alvin Gentry, Dell Demps

One thing is definitely apparent as the NBA season dwindles down, the New Orleans Pelicans need to blow things up off the court. Since rebranding from the New Orleans Hornets to the Pelicans, the organization has failed to be anything beyond average. Personifying the Stealer Wheelers, the Pellies perpetually sit in the middle to lower bottom of the standings. In four seasons, New...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Western Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

We’re less than a month away from the end of the NBA’s regular season, so it’s time to focus our attention on the teams who won’t play in this year’s postseason. We’ll have at least four more games for each of the 16 playoff teams, so use these last 15 or so games to check out some of the NBA’s best young players who aren’t in a position to lead their teams to the...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Anthony Davis rolls ankle but avoids serious injury

The New Orleans Pelicans avoided a scare on Tuesday night after X-rays on Anthony Davis’ ankle turned out to be negative.Davis turned his ankle just before halftime of the Pelicans’ game against Portland and was deemed questionable to return. Here’s a look at the play: Davis underwent X-rays at halftime, which turned out to be negative. Davis started in the second half and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's why the Pelicans are 3-6 with DeMarcus Cousins

The New Orleans Pelicans have a DeMarcus Cousins problem.Anthony Davis' team is 3-6 since acquiring Boogie at the trade deadline, with one of those wins coming with Cousins suspended. Really, though, the win-loss record doesn't do this team's struggles justice.The Pelicans are three different teams these days: An atrocious squad playing ugly basketball when Cousins and Davis share...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago

Report: Monty Williams looking to return to coaching in NBA

Monty Williams is ready to get back to NBA coaching ater a year off, and is turning down big money to stay in the professional ranks.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, the former New Orleans Pelicans head coach is ready to get back on an NBA bench, and will be a top candidate after the season. He is reportedly set to rebuff interest from the Illinois Fighting Illini...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Omri Casspi reportedly drawing interest from playoff teams

A number of contenders apparently have their sharpshooter senses tingling.According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, veteran forward Omri Casspi is roughly a week away from receiving clearance to play and is drawing interest from playoff teams. The 28-year-old Casspi is only averaging 6.1 and 4.0 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game this year. Still, he’s a valuable three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA fines Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins $50,000

New Orleans has never saved anyone from trouble. Just ask those who frequent Bourbon Street or make a point of hitting up Mardi Gras.For his part, Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins needs to no reason to find himself in trouble. It’s what led to him being jettisoned from California’s capital city when the Sacramento Kings moved him to New Orleans last month.Now attempting to bring...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mulligan: Why Vlade Divac deserves another chance

This past month will either go down as the worse month of Vlade Divac's tenure as general manager of the Sacramento Kings, or we will look at it as some kind of turning point. After repeatedly saying his team was not interested in trading DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings traded their superstar in the most Kings way possible, with trade rumors picking up during All-Star weekend, and after...
Via Yardbarker
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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