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New Orleans Pelicans: Examining the Frontcourt

In superstar Anthony Davis the New Orleans Pelicans already have an unquestioned franchise superstar. However, before they can start seriously competing for a championship, they’ll need to improve their options down low next to Davis. Although they recently signed centers Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca to long-term deals, it’s unclear whether either of them can be relied on to start...
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Anthony Davis says Pelicans 'would definitely love' to re-sign Norris Cole

The New Orleans Pelicans are almost whole after a busy offseason. The only piece still missing is restricted free agent Norris Cole. And although Anthony Davis says he hasn't done any recruiting of Cole, he also made it clear that the Pelicans would like for Cole to come back next season. During the same conference call where he praised Alvin Gentry, Davis told reporters as much...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: 'I like the direction' of Pelicans with new coach

The Pelicans' biggest offseason move is no doubt inking young super star Anthony Davis to a five-year, $145 million contract extension.  The two-time All Star says several factors convinced him that New Orleans is the right place for him to continue his NBA journey, including the retention of the team's core players, new coach Alvin Gentry's more up-tempo offense and a general attachment...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis on Alvin Gentry: 'I definitely love his playing style'

The combination of Anthony Davis and Alvin Gentry should suit the New Orleans Pelicans just fine in their pursuit of a title. Gentry has already talked about how excited he is to be in New Orleans. He was mentioning it just as soon as his Golden State Warriors won their championship. And that shoutout meant a lot to Davis, who joined reporters on a conference call Monday to talk...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis turned down 'Dancing With The Stars': 'I can't dance'

There are those who might doubt whether New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is already a superstar or not. He's unquestionably one of the best players in the league, and he's only going to get better. But the Pelicans haven't really done anything yet, and New Orleans isn't exactly a market that draws a lot of national attention.To the doubters, we offer you this evidence:...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis has a pet monkey, for real

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has the world at his fingertips. At just 22 years old and after signing a five-year, $145 million extension, he’s not going to be wanting for anything any time soon. Davis, already one of the top players in the NBA, can already cross one thing off his to-do list. Young Meek! A photo posted by Ant Davis (@antdavis_23) on Jun...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans coach wants Anthony Davis to shoot more threes

Superstar power forward Anthony Davis made a single three-pointer during the 2014-15 season, but it effectively sent the New Orleans Pelicans into the playoffs. However, Alvin Gentry—the franchise’s new head coach—wants to see “The Brow” hoist more triples next year. According to John Reid of, Gentry said: “That’s got to become a consistent shot for...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans until 2020

With a player of Anthony Davis' talent, there's always a fear he could do something unprecedented and forgo a max extension to control his own destiny. LeBron James did a version of that in 2006 when he took a shorter deal on his first extension to be able to become a free agent in 2010. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh followed suit as fellow members of the class, while Carmelo Anthony...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis’ contract gives us an idea of new salary cap money

Anthony Davis has reportedly agreed to a contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans that will be the richest in NBA history. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Davis and the Pelicans have a agreed to a five-year extension worth roughly $145 million that will kick in after the 2015-2016 NBA season. The deal cannot be...Read More
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Davis, Pelicans Agree On Five-Year, $140M Contract Extension

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a five-year extension worth more than $140 million. Davis tweeted: “NOLA, I am here to stay! Just getting started” shortly after free agency opened late Tuesday night, and a person with knowledge of the details confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot...
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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