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WATCH: Anthony Davis throws down sick one-handed alley-oop

During USA Basketball’s beat down of Turkey at the 2014 FIBA World Championship, Anthony Davis threw down a sweet one-handed alley-oop jam courtesy of Klay Thompson, who found him while he was cutting. Coach K’s squad didn’t quite score 100 points, but they did win 98-77 after surprisingly trailing by 5 at the half. [@cjzero] The post Anthony Davis Throws Down Ridiculous...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis with a sick-one-handed slam (video); Shades of Final Four vs. Louisville

Team USA got off to a slow start vs. Turkey in their Sunday World Cup matchup. The US fell behind early and went into halftime trailing by five, but were able to take command of the game in the second half. The final dagger that sparked the UK was this one-handed slam by New Orleans Pelicans […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Run And Gun Time For The Pelicans

When you boast an athletic young core with the likes of Anthony Davis as one of your big men, one would assume that you would at least be in the top 10 when it comes to pace of play. In the curious case of the Pelicans, they ranked 22nd last season out of 30 teams. There […] Run And Gun Time For The Pelicans - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion and Stats All About The NBA
Via NBA Draft Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Sign Veteran John Salmons

The New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement with free agent small forward John Salmons, adding depth at the position following the departure of Al-Farouq Aminu to Dallas this offseason. The addition of the veteran Salmons provides the Pelicans some depth at the small forward position. The 34-year old Salmons, drafted 26th overall by Philadelphia in the 2002 draft, averaged...
Via The League News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans officially sign free-agent forward John Salmons

  The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free-agent contract. Salmons, whose acquisition was announced by the club Tuesday, has played 12 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his career. The 34-year-old Salmons entered the NBA with Philadelphia after being selected 26th overall in the 2002 draft....
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans acquire veteran 6-foot-6 F John Salmons

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free agent contract. Salmons, whose acquisition was announced by the club Tuesday, has played 12 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his career. The 34-year-old Salmons entered the NBA with Philadelphia after being selected 26th overall in...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Injury Update: Ryan Anderson hopes to be 100 percent by camp

The New Orleans Pelicans had a tough 2013-2014 season with a 34-48 record, 28 games behind the San Antonio Spurs in the Southwest Division. The season-ending injury to Ryan Anderson on January 3 typified the season for the Pelicans. Anderson was enjoying his best season to date when he collided Boston’s Gerald Wallace. The good news is that Anderson was back with his teammates...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What To Make Of Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon is known more for the amount of money on his contract nowadays rather than his actual play on the court. This to me is sad, given the amount of talent he has displayed over the course of his short NBA career. One could point to his lack of luck when it comes to injuries as a […] New Orleans Pelicans: What To Make Of Eric Gordon - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
Via NBA Draft Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: 5 Bold Predictions for 2014-15

The New Orleans Pelicans are going to be a very intriguing team to keep an eye on this season, and definitely have the talent and potential to make the playoffs if they stay healthy. Anthony Davis will be leading the way once again for them, and he is likely going to be a much improved […] New Orleans Pelicans: 5 Bold Predictions for 2014-15 - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
Via NBA Draft Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What is the Pelicans’ Biggest Weakness?

New Orleans Pelicans: What is the Pelicans’ Biggest Weakness? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… By trading for Jrue Holiday for Nelens Noel and a 1s torund pick and signing Tyreke Evans in the offseason, the Pelicans were picked by many to be a potential playoff team heading into the 2014 season. A starting lineup of Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans, Ryan Anderson...
Via HoopStuff
10 days 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
12 days 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
12 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
26 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
July 31, 2014  |  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
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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