PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pelican Debrief Podcast: New Orleans Pelicans have a long road ahead

The New Orleans Pelicans, along with the rest of the NBA, have had their schedule released by the Association. The podcast covered that topic and the place Jrue Holiday occupies on the team. The New Orleans Pelicans’ schedule has been made public, and, since the podcast took an unexpected hiatus last week, Nathan Heck (@NathanHeck22) […] Pelican Debrief Podcast: New Orleans Pelicans...
Via Pelican Debrief
9 hours ago

Examining the New Orleans Pelicans Playoff Hopes

One of the most compelling contrasts in summer strategies involved Indiana and New Orleans. The Pacers seemingly swapped out its defensive identity for an offensive one, but the Pels did just the opposite—allowing Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon to sign with the Houston Rockets and instead nabbing numerous defensive-minded grinders and overlooked talents. A five-man lineup of Anderson...
Via The Lottery Mafia
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans can make March memorable

The New Orleans Pelicans will have a chance at a memorable March in 2017, due to their schedule’s winnable games. The 2016-2017 season is difficult all around for the New Orleans Pelicans. However, there is a small window of hope near the end of the season, as the schedule begins to ease up. That begins in March. […] New Orleans Pelicans can make March memorable - Pelican Debrief...
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10 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans: Jrue Holiday is bucking his reputation

The New Orleans Pelicans have a great player on their hands in Jrue Holiday, but he’s not exactly the player they expected to receive. Here’s a look at how he’s changed. A special thanks to FanSided Senior Editor and Columnist Ian Levy, whose help was immeasurable in the stats and information found and generated for […] New Orleans Pelicans: Jrue Holiday is bucking his reputation...
Via Pelican Debrief
12 hours ago

Jeff Adrien Signing Professional Contract in Israel

Adrien has played internationally before, with stints in Russia, Italy, and China in between stops in the NBA. Former UConn Husky forward Jeff Adrien, who was captain of the 2009 Final Four team as a senior, has signed a deal with Israeli League team Bnei Herzliya, per international basketball writer David Pick. ESPN’s Marc Spears adds that Adrien had interest from teams in Spain...
Via The UConn Blog
2 days ago

2017 NBA All-Star Game headed to New Orleans, per report

When the NBA decided to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte due to North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, the hot rumor for the replacement city was New Orleans. Turns out that rumor was valid. The Associate Press is now reporting that the 2017 All-Star Game will in fact be held in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center, home of the New Orleans Pelicans. Adrian...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans reportedly will host 2017 NBA All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the decision hasn't been announced. An announcement was expected within the day, the person said.New Orleans replaces Charlotte, which was set to host the game until...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans will rarely be fresh on national TV

Just five appearances on national TV and the NBA put the Pelicans in position to go 0-5 easily. Going 30-52 during the season sure does make a difference in how the NBA tries to showcase a franchise. Last year, coming off a solid 45-37 campaign and entertaining first round series with the Golden State Warriors the NBA rewarded Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans with 13 national...
Via The Bird Writes
11 days ago

2016-17 NBA Schedule: New Orleans Pelicans to be tested early and often

The stiffest part of the schedule will come in the months of December and January. The New Orleans Pelicans learned their fate earlier today when the NBA released the 2016-17 regular season schedules for all 30 teams. At first glance, the schedule appears incredibly balanced as the opponent’s win-loss records from last season both before and after the All-Star game are precisely...
Via The Bird Writes
11 days ago

Shawn Dawson to join New Orleans Pelicans in training camp on unguaranteed deal

Shawn Dawson, a 6’6’’ swingman, will join the New Orleans Pelicans in training camp next month. He reportedly signed a non-guaranteed deal which isn’t surprising as the Pelicans already have 15 guaranteed contracts for next season. Teams may carry up to 20 players prior to the start of the regular NBA season. Interestingly, Dawson turned down an identical camp invite by the...
Via The Bird Writes
12 days ago

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: New Orleans Pelicans

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets.  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors… New Orleans...
Via Razzball Basketball
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans sign Jones for 1 year, Frazier for 2 years

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say they have signed free-agent forward Terrence Jones and re-signed guard Tim Frazier. A person familiar with the negotiations says Jones, a four-year veteran, signed a one-year deal Friday for the NBA minimum of about $1.14 million, while Frazier has signed a two-year deal worth about $4.1 million. The person spoke to The Associated...
Via Associated Press
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Pelicans, Gee, agree on 1-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and veteran small forward Alonzo Gee have agreed on a one-year, $1.4 million contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract is not expected to be signed until Friday and the deal not been announced. The 6-foot-6 Gee played in 73 games for New Orleans...
Via Associated Press
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield is 'pissed off' about his Summer League performance

In an interview with SB Nation's Tim Cato, Buddy Hield, former college basketball star and most recently the New Orleans Pelicans' 6th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, expressed extreme displeasure with the first impression he delivered at the Summer League in Las Vegas earlier this month."I just got fed up, man, fed up with losing ... I just knew it wasn't me out there missing...
Via FOX Sports
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Alvin Gentry says Tyreke Evans won’t be ready for start of 2016-17 season

The New Orleans Pelicans were torn apart at the seams by injury last season, and their luck still doesn’t appear to be getting any better. In an appearance on The Lowe Post podcast with ESPN’s Zach Lowe on Friday, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said that guard Tyreke Evans will not be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. “He won’t be ready for the start of the season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans changing for the better?

It’s still only been days into free agency, but NBA free-agency happens quickly and swiftly, with players agreeing to terms to contracts as soon as the clock hits 12:01 AM on July 1st. NBA free agency is in full swing and the New Orleans Pelicans are addressing one of the biggest things they lacked last season: defense. The Pelicans allowed 106.5 points a game last year, ranking...
Via isportsweb.com
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon Is Working Hard This Off-Season To Attract Offers From Other NBA Teams

It's free agency time in the NBA, and there have already been some big signings that will shake up the league next season. The biggest free agent, Kevin Durant, has not yet chosen his destination for next season, but other players are still trying to find their best deal. New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon has a new approach for hopefully attracting interest. RELATED: The...
Via Stack
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

New Orleans Balances Out 2016 NBA Draft with Sure Thing and Question Mark

The Pels’ 2016 draft was a crucial one. Their 2015-2016 campaign was disappointing, with consistent injuries leading New Orleans to a 30-52 record and fourth from the bottom in the Western Conference standings. Possessing a bonafide superstar in Anthony Davis while being a small-market team means the Pelicans will always be in the insecure position of “Win-now,” at least as...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

The Pelicans Might Have Landed The Best Player In The 2016 NBA Draft

The NBA draft process is often cruel and unfair. No prospect is a finished product as a teenager or young adult, but scouts and analysts always seem to emphasize a player's flaws rather than appreciate his skills. Wingspans and verticals wrongfully carry more weight than intangible attributes like character and work ethic, leaving guys like Buddy Hield behind other players who didn...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield Had The Flag Of The Bahamas Sewn Into His Draft Night Suit

Former Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield was taken No. 6 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Draft Thursday night, and he made a pretty cool statement when he walked to the podium to shake hands with league commissioner Adam Silver. Hield, who was born in Freeport, Bahamas, flashed the inside of his suit, which featured his nickname – Buddy Buckets – over a backdrop of the...
Via College Spun
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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