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PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pelicans Persevering Through Second Straight Injury-Plagued Season

New Orleans is 31-27 and flying high on a four-game winning streak. For the last two seasons, the case can certainly be made that the Pelicans have been the unluckiest team in the league with regards to staying healthy. After four years of good fortune in a 76ers uniform, Jrue Holiday has played in only 71 of the 140 games since arriving in New Orleans. Ryan Anderson has only been...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans Game Recap: Heat Lose Heartbreaker to Pelicans

(New Orleans, LA) – In the midst of a rat race for the final two playoff seeds in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat (25-32) took a step backwards as they couldn’t hold off the New Orleans Pelicans (31-27) in a 104-102 loss at the Smoothie King Center on Friday night. Dwyane Wade, who scored 11 points (four of 16 from the field) with his eight assists and four rebounds on...
Via Heat Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat downed on road by Pelicans in final minute

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Hassan Whiteside appeared to be going up for a tying dunk when he was blocked by fellow 7-footer Omer Asik, who secured the rebound, but his hasty outlet pass went...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. After all the winning he experienced in Miami, Norris Cole likes to think he can be a steadying force on a young team like the New Orleans Pelicans. So far, so good. Cole will face his old club for the second time in a week Friday night when the Pelicans host the Heat. New Orleans (30-27) has won all three games since Cole...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans battling for playoff spot, despite injuries

The scrappy New Orleans Pelicans squad refuses to give up on its playoff aspirations, despite having an average of 54 points a game sidelined with injury. The rest of the team is stepping up in the absence of Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson. Quincy Pondexter poured in a career high 25 points versus the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday.  "I'm so glad my shots were falling,"...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pondexter leads Pelicans past Nets

As Quincy Pondexter saw his 3-pointer go down with 49.9 seconds on the clock, he turned up court, allowed a slight smile and pounded his chest with the palm of his hand three times. The clutch basket as the shot clock wound down gave Pondexter a career-high 25 points and all but sealed New Orleans' third straight victory, a 102-96 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. "That...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Quincy Pondexter lifts Pelicans over Nets with career-best 25 points

  As Quincy Pondexter saw his 3-pointer go down with 49.9 seconds on the clock, he turned up court, allowed a slight smile and pounded his chest with the palm of his hand three times. The clutch basket as the shot clock wound down gave Pondexter a career-high 25 points and all but sealed New Orleans' third straight victory, a 102-96 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gal Mekel Signs With Nizhny Novgorod, Has NBA Out In Offseason

Gal Mekel has signed with Nizhny Novgorod of Russia. Mekel's deal has an NBA out clause in the offseason. Mekel played four games this season with the New Orleans Pelicans following 31 as a rookie with the Dallas Mavericks.
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Norris Cole Impresses in Pelicans Debut

Point guard Norris Cole's debut for the New Orleans Pelicans certainly involved a lot more emotion and drama than anyone expected. Ironically, Cole's first night in a New Orleans uniform came in Miami against the Heat, the team he's played for his entire NBA career until Thursday. When Cole entered the game for the Pelicans the first time, the Heat played a tribute video commemorating...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans expect Anthony Davis (shoulder) to miss two weeks

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Pelicans say Anthony Davis is expected to be out up to two weeks because of a right shoulder sprain, while fellow forward Ryan Anderson is expected to miss up to four weeks with a right knee sprain. Davis, an All-Star who averages 23.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game, left Saturday night's victory at Miami in the first quarter after...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Lose Anthony Davis for a Week or Two

The New Orleans Pelicans returned from the NBA All-Star break, only to lose Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson just 2 games later. Each of them lasted less than 10 minutes against Miami, but the team rallied and managed to beat Goran Dragic in his first game as a member of the Heat. Eric Gordon led the Pelicans offensively, with 24 points (6 threes) and added 6 assists, matching Tyreke...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson to Miss 2-4 Weeks With MCL Sprain

Last night was a rough night for the New Orleans Pelicans, as Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson had both gone down with injuries.  We have an update on Ryan Anderson’s leg injury.  It is a sprained MCL, which will force him to miss 2-4 weeks.  
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat vs. Pelicans sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Miami Heat's game against the New Orleans Pelicans. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday Out At Least 3 More Weeks Due To Leg injury

Jrue Holiday will be out at least another 3 weeks. New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday is out indefinitely once again after aggravating his leg injury. Holiday will be re-evaluated  in another three weeks before seeing if he’s able to suit up. ESPN reports the Pelicans point guard has already missed a month due to the stress reaction in his lower right leg. New...
Via Basketball Bicker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA’s best shooting guards

6. Tyreke EvansEvans has been doing point guard duty for his New Orleans Pelicans lately, but only because of an injury absence from Jrue Holiday...
Via Athlon Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Toney Douglas

Daniel Berger made a strong push to repeat as this week’s Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week, but this week’s winner goes to one of the two former Florida State players currently on NBA rosters. Toney Douglas is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of February 9th through the 15th after being signed to a pair of 10-day contracts by the New Orleans Pelicans...
Via Noled Out
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Davis leaves with injury after nasty fall

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis left Saturday’s game against the Chicago Bulls after suffering a shoulder injury on a nasty fall. Davis threw down an alley-oop but was undercut on his way down and landed hard on his right shoulder. He initially tried to play through the injury, but he later left the game...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins suspended for head-butting Tyreke Evans

NEW YORK — Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Saturday for initiating and making head-to-head contact with New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans.   This embed is invalid   " /> The incident occurred in the first quarter of the Thunder’s 116-113 home loss to the Pelicans on Friday night. Perkins...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Davis hits game-winning 3-pointer

The marquee NBA matchup Friday night featured two teams — Atlanta, Golden State — battling for the league’s best record. The encore to that showdown — a game between two teams battling for the eighth seed in the Western Conference — somehow managed to be even better. The New Orleans Pelicans were in Oklahoma City Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

With a healthy core, Pelicans can make some noise in West

Monday night, the New Orleans Pelicans did something that no other NBA team had been able to do since December 26th, 2014 — beat the Atlanta Hawks. The Pelicans, still without Jrue Holiday, who has missed the last 11 games with an ankle injury that’s expected to keep him sidelined for the next two weeks or so, have won six of their last seven games and will be looking to finish...
Via Crossover Chronicles
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis draws Barkley portrait on 'Inside the NBA'

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis is not only one of the most talented young players in the NBA, he’s also something of an artist. Davis sat down for an interview with Rachel Nichols for an “Inside the NBA” segment and it was mentioned that he is something of a doodler. Nichols asked Davis...Read More The post Anthony Davis’ Charles Barkley portrait pegs him...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson speaks out about battle with depression

The feeling of losing someone is unexplainable and, when asked to put it into words, can be almost impossible. But for Ryan Anderson, a forward for the New Orleans Pelicans,..... The post Ryan Anderson Speaks Out About The Realty of Depression appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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