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It has been almost a month since Jrue Holiday was traded to New Orleans from Philadelphia, but the all-star guard is still not completely accustomed to his new team's nickname.Check out the full article here.-- "When the New Orleans Hornets initially changed their name to the Pelicans a few months back, the move was met with some skepticism. Sure, Pelicans may be fierce and ferocious, and there are a lot of them in New Orleans, but still, ‘Pelicans’ isn’t the most intimidating moniker. At the time the name change originally occurred, Jrue Holiday was still the centerpiece of a struggling Sixers franchise, and didn’t have to pay too much attention to New Orleans’ new nickname, as the Sixers only play the Pelicans a couple times a year. A shocking draft day trade however saw Holiday shipped south in exchange for the rights to Nerlens Noel, who was selected sixth overall by New Orleans. Suddenly Holiday was part of the Pelicans.Although the trade went down almost a month ago, ...
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One of the Pelicans' new star players is getting a jump start on next season during Team USA mini-camp out in Las Vegas.
Point guard Jrue Holiday is striving to make the Team USA cut and represent at next year's World Cup championships - true.
But he's also using this time in Las Vegas to start bonding with fellow campers Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson, as well as...
Newly acquired New Orleans Pelicans starting point guard, Jrue Holiday, admits he thinks the team’s new name sounds funny.
According to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated:
“I mean, it’s funny, I’m not going to lie,” new point guard Jrue Holiday admitted Wednesday. “It’s funny saying it. ‘We’re the Pelicans.’ But I’ve said it about half a million times now, so...
FLIES LIKE A PELICAN?
With tonight’s Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas, many of the best young NBA players are trying their best to make an impression and get a roster spot for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. In the second quarter of play, Pelicans center Anthony Davis stole an alley-oop attempt by the white team and went coast-to-coast for an impressive one-handed finish:
I mean it’s PELICANS………..
Even the players on the team knows it is hilarious.
“I mean, it’s funny, I’m not going to lie,” new point guard Jrue Holiday admitted Wednesday. “It’s funny saying it. ‘We’re the Pelicans.’ But I’ve said it about half a million times now, so I’m used to it.”
Clearly recovered from suffering an MCL sprain and bruise to his left knee in April, New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis thrived in Thursday’s Team USA Showcase. Shooting 10-of-13 from the field, the 20-year-old Davis tallied 22 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes of action. Taken first overall out of Kentucky in 2012, the 6-foot-10, 220 pound Davis averaged 13...
LAS VEGAS – Jrue Holday and Ryan Anderson have heard about the New Orleans Pelicans as one of the teams considering the signing of Greg Oden, and both endorse the possibility.
“That would be awesome, a great addition to what we want to do,” Holiday told RealGM late Thursday.
Oden hasn’t played since 2009, but players around USA Basketball this week had heard through people...
With the 2013-14 NBA season coming soon, the New Orleans Pelicans will take their first steps after being re-branded from the Hornets era.
Recently, Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated got a chance to ask newly-acquired guard Jrue Holiday about playing for a team named the “Pelicans” and his response was pretty classic:
“I mean, it’s funny, I’m not going to lie,” new point...
Team USA has been hosting a minicamp for their young players to see who’s worthy of joining Kevin Durant and others next summer as USA basketball begins their quest for another gold medal in the 2016.
This talented group of young guys includes the likes of John Wall, Kemba Walker, DeMar DeRozan, Kyrie Irving, and Anthony Davis just to name a few.
During last night USA Basketball...
Let this be a lesson to New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, if you happen to stand in the way of Golden Warriors State’s Harrison Barnes, you are more than likely going to get dunked on.
Watch as Harrison skies over Anderson for the two-handed stuff during the 3rd quarter of the Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas:
Harrison Barnes dunks on Ryan Anderson [@CJZero]
During Thursday’s USA Basketball Showcase, Golden State Warriors’ Harrison Barnes had this facializing dunk over New Orleans Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson.
As good as the dunk by Barnes was, Anthony Davis may have stole the play-of-the-game with this impressive block and coast to coast slam.