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Pelicans' Anthony Davis has groin strain, might play Friday vs. Clippers

  Pelicans coach Monty Williams says All-Star forward Anthony Davis has a mild groin strain and could play again as soon as Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Davis, who was hurt in the third quarter of Wednesday night's 93-85 loss to Denver, had an MRI Thursday morning. The scan revealed a "grade 1" adductor strain, an injury that causes soreness from being over-stretched...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams Takes Himself To Task As Pelicans Drop Below .500

Monty Williams took himself to task after the New Orleans Pelicans' 108-100 loss to the Boston Celtics on Monday night. “I am not doing a good job of getting our guys to play the same way every game,” he said. "That has plagued us all year long. We’ve got to — I’ve got to — figure out. We play selfish. We separate when things don’t go well, especially on the road. That’s...
Via RealGM
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams vs Dell Demps: who goes first?

As of right now, the New Orleans Pelicans are 17-18 and are ranked fifth in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. To some, tinkering right around .500 may be cause for celebration. Before you break out your finest bubbly apple cider, look closely. Through 35 games last season, the team was 15-20. That’s right, this Pelicans team only has two more wins than that Pelicans...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Comparing and contrasting Tim Duncan, Anthony Davis

Coach Monty Williams has had numerous conversations with his young star Anthony Davis. At 21-years-old, Davis is a dominant presence on the court, but he's still impressionable and finding his way in the NBA.   One name that has often come up in the discussions between Davis and Williams: Tim Duncan. "They have similar demeanors," Williams said of Davis and Duncan. "There is no...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams, Pelicans like direction team is headed

DALLAS —€” The best way for a coach to get his name off the hot seat is for his team to get on a hot streak. Whenever the inevitable hot-seat segment comes up on any national sports show, be it television or radio, Monty Williams' name is quick to crack the top of the list.  After all, the New Orleans Pelicans' coach is in his fifth season with the club, one that's now supposed...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Durant Compared To Len Bias By Monty Williams

Monty Williams compared the style of Kevin Durant to Len Bias, who was the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft out of Maryland. “(Durant)’s a very unique player, reminds me of what Len Bias would have been if he played in the league,” Williams explained. “(At) 6-8, 6-9, can shoot it and run, can dunk and defend, play many positions. I’m just impressed by the way he...
Via RealGM
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Monty Williams starts Anthony Davis for Most Improved Player campaign

With awards season fast approaching in the NBA, we've reached the point in time where head coaches double as lobbyists, promoting their players for individual awards and honors.
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Monty Williams "Re-Assessing Goals" in Near Future

The New Orleans Pelicans have won their last 3-out-of-5, but with time running down on the season, the 26-win Pelicans will soon be changing the team's priorities. Friday night the goal versus the wounded Portland Trailblazers was to snag another taste of victory. The Pelicans fell shy of that 111-103 and are still one-victory away from tying last year's win total. Soon though,...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the New Orleans Pelicans Anti-Player’s Coach Monty Williams Loved or Hated?

New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Monty Williams is not a player’s coach. He’s here to teach, like it or not and if his players want to, they can be friends later.
Via Pro Bball Report
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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