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New Orleans Pelicans Game Preview: Road trip finale versus Indiana Pacers

The New Orleans Pelicans (16-25) finish up their East Coast road trip in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matchup against the Indiana Pacers (20-19). Over the summer, the Indiana Pacers replaced longtime coach Frank Vogel with NBA lifer Nate McMillan in an attempt to modernize and develop the team’s offense around wing superstar Paul […] New Orleans Pelicans Game Preview: Road trip...
Via Pelican Debrief
3 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans Player of the Week: Jrue Holiday cannot make up for the weaknesses around him

Each week, Pelican Debrief veteran Charles LaRocca (@CLaRoccaJr) will choose one player to highlight as New Orleans Pelicans Player of the Week. We’d love to hear your feedback, in the comments or on his Twitter timeline. This week, we focus on the team’s Robin, who has played through puzzling inconsistency all year long: Jrue Holiday. […] New Orleans Pelicans Player of the...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

New Orleans Pelicans Grades After a Sloppy Loss to the Chicago Bulls

The New Orleans Pelicans could not overcome a sloppy performance in Chicago, snapping their three game winning streak in a loss to the Bulls. The New Orleans Pelicans had a chance to extend their winning streak to three, going into tonight’s contest with the Chicago Bulls. Unfortunately, poor shooting and sloppy play on the glass […] New Orleans Pelicans Grades After a Sloppy...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Chicago Bulls abuse New Orleans Pelicans small ball lineups in victory, 107-99

Too much Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and all those offensive rebounds! The New Orleans Pelicans 2-game road winning streak was snapped Saturday in Chicago as the Bulls were relentless on the glass all night to earn the 107-99 victory. Chicago finished with a 63-42 rebounding advantage, largely thanks to a 21-6 superiority on the offensive glass. The Bulls previous game-high for OREB...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

Jrue Holiday vs Tyreke Evans: Debating the future of the New Orleans Pelicans

An attempt to settle the point guard controversy between the team’s two prized upcoming free agents. Since the duo arrived in the Summer of ‘13, Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans have consistently been compared, contrasted or downright disparaged in New Orleans. Similar to a neck-and-neck race at the Fair Grounds, the two points guards have often alternated as momentary place holders...
Via The Bird Writes
3 days ago

Pelicans star Anthony Davis out with bruised left hip

NEW YORK (AP) New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis didn't suit up for Thursday night's game against Brooklyn because of an injured left hip. Davis bruised his hip in the Pelicans' 110-96 win over the New York Knicks on Monday. He went through some training during the pregame warmups in Brooklyn, but didn't shoot. Davis is second in the NBA in scoring, averaging over 20 points...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans 2017 NBA trade deadline primer

Anthony Davis needs more help, pure and simple. The NBA trade deadline is set for February 23rd this year, just six weeks away from today. The Cleveland Cavaliers got the wheeling and dealing started last week when they received Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams and a future protected first round pick. Sporting a 15-24 record, the New Orleans...
Via The Bird Writes
4 days ago

Derrick Rose returns to Knicks, explains his mysterious no-show

Less than 24 hours after no-showing the Knicks' Monday night game against the New Orleans Pelicans with no explanation, Derrick Rose reportedly was back at the team facility on Tuesday, in "good spirits" and dressed in team attire:Rose was reportedly unhappy with his fourth quarter benching in the Knicks’ Friday night win over the Bucks, but it’s unclear if that had anything...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Report: Derrick Rose told Knicks he had family situation

New information surrounding Derrick Rose’s disappearance on Monday night continues to emerge, with the latest report suggesting the point guard had a family situation and may have returned to Chicago. Rose was an unexpected no-show for New York’s 110-96 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at MSG on Monday night. Prior to the game, head coach Jeff Hornacek made no specific mention...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Many Knicks unsure why Derrick Rose missed game

Derrick Rose was not with the New York Knicks for the team’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, and his absence apparently was a surprise for many teammates, associates, and team employees. Before the game, Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek was asked if everyone would be available for the game and did not mention Rose. Then just before the game, the team announced...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans reportedly interested in trading for Paul Millsap

The New Orleans Pelicans are thinking of adding another All-Star in the frontcourt to pair with Anthony Davis. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reports that the Pelicans have expressed interest in trading for Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap. The three-time All-Star has been rumored in trade talks with several teams, including the Raptors, Nuggets, Kings and 76ers. According...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Donatas Motiejunas make New Orleans Pelicans a playoff team?

The New Orleans Pelicans are slowly improving in their quest to not waste the prime years of Anthony Davis’ standout career. Davis, still just 23, has made the playoffs just once in his first four full NBA seasons, which is essentially a basketball crime for a player who has an identical career Player Efficiency Rating (26.4) to Shaquille O’Neal (albeit in a much smaller sample...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Pondexter has procedure on troublesome left knee

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Quincy Pondexter, who has not played because of a left knee injury since the 2015 playoffs, has had successful arthroscopic on his injured knee. The club says the surgery was performed Wednesday and that a timetable for his return will be provided later. The 6-foot-7 Pondexter has played in 279 career regular-season games...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Motiejunas' new mission with the Pelicans: Get Davis open

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Donatas Motiejunas, the Pelicans' new 7-footer, might sound delusional to more cynical NBA observers. Two of the first topics Motiejunas discussed after his first practice with the Pelicans on Wednesday were the health of his back and the Pelicans' playoff prospects, offering rosy outlooks on both fronts. ''I'm going to prove it when I get on the floor,'' Motiejunas...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday moved by LeBron James’ gesture of support

LeBron James took time just before Monday’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans to offer some encouragement to Jrue Holiday. The Pelicans point guard has been dealing with some unimaginable off-court issues this season, as his wife Lauren underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, only weeks after giving birth to the couple’s first child. Holiday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans ride hot streak into the new year

The New Orleans Pelicans have won four straight games and are poised to make a turnaround in the new year. The Pelicans sit in 11th place in the Western conference, only one and a half games out of the eighth and final playoff spot. They will look to continue the winning streak and launch themselves into a playoff spot. Here are a few factors that are helping the Pelicans turn their...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

How Jrue Holiday Unlocks The Pelicans Offense

Someone asked me the other day, "Why does Jrue Holiday spell his name so weirdly?" I thought about it for a second and realized that his name really isn't spelled that weirdly. Phonetically it achieves the same purpose that "Drew" or "Juhrieux" or "Dru" would. It's not like he spells it one way and pronounces it another (*cough cough* DWYANE [DWI-ANE] Wade). It's just an unconventional...
Via The Sports Quotient
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans making Omer Asik very available for trade

The New Orleans Pelicans hope to shed one of the NBA’s worst contracts. According to a report by A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England on Sunday, the Pelicans are making center Omer Asik “very much available” for trade. Asik, 30, holds meager averages of 3.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 0.4 blocks in 17.5 minutes per game for New Orleans this season. He is in the second year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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