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New Orleans Pelicans Schedule: December will test Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans’ schedule will become a tall task in December, as many of the Western Conference’s best teams will face the Pels. December is usually the time to prepare for Christmas. For the New Orleans Pelicans, it’s the time to prepare for a difficult stretch of basketball. The New Orleans Pelicans will play […] New Orleans Pelicans Schedule: December will test...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 hour ago

Jrue Holiday announces goggles may be in his future as Pelicans continue to bond in Los Angeles

Team participation includes activities away from the basketball court and gym. Several news-worthy items regarding the New Orleans Pelicans were announced today. First, Jrue Holiday claims he feels 100% physically, but he may still decide to sport a different look for next season. Jrue Holiday said he's 100 percent but may wear goggles this season on the floor for the #Pelicans...
Via The Bird Writes
23 hours ago

November is Critical for the New Orleans Pelicans

The first full month of the NBA season will be critical for the New Orleans Pelicans, who have a history of struggles in November. Things have been rough for the New Orleans Pelicans in November. The Pelicans have not had a winning record in the month since the 2010-2011 season. That’s half a decade. New Orleans […] November is Critical for the New Orleans Pelicans - Pelican...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

The New Orleans Pelicans will improve in the 2016-17 season

Get ready for the hottest of hot takes: the New Orleans Pelicans have the players, coaches and ideas in place to improve over last year’s 30-win disappointment. Don’t be surprised if the New Orleans Pelicans win many more basketball games this year than last. Don’t be surprised if Anthony Davis shows marked improvement across the […] The New Orleans Pelicans will improve...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans will rarely be fresh on national TV

Just five appearances on national TV and the NBA put the Pelicans in position to go 0-5 easily. Going 30-52 during the season sure does make a difference in how the NBA tries to showcase a franchise. Last year, coming off a solid 45-37 campaign and entertaining first round series with the Golden State Warriors the NBA rewarded Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans with 13 national...
Via The Bird Writes
4 days ago

2016-17 NBA Schedule: New Orleans Pelicans to be tested early and often

The stiffest part of the schedule will come in the months of December and January. The New Orleans Pelicans learned their fate earlier today when the NBA released the 2016-17 regular season schedules for all 30 teams. At first glance, the schedule appears incredibly balanced as the opponent’s win-loss records from last season both before and after the All-Star game are precisely...
Via The Bird Writes
5 days ago

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: New Orleans Pelicans

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets.  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors… New Orleans...
Via Razzball Basketball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans sign Jones for 1 year, Frazier for 2 years

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say they have signed free-agent forward Terrence Jones and re-signed guard Tim Frazier. A person familiar with the negotiations says Jones, a four-year veteran, signed a one-year deal Friday for the NBA minimum of about $1.14 million, while Frazier has signed a two-year deal worth about $4.1 million. The person spoke to The Associated...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Pelicans, Gee, agree on 1-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and veteran small forward Alonzo Gee have agreed on a one-year, $1.4 million contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract is not expected to be signed until Friday and the deal not been announced. The 6-foot-6 Gee played in 73 games for New Orleans...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Pelicans, 2nd-rounder Diallo agree on 3-year deal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and second-round draft choice Cheick Diallo have agreed to a three-year contract at the NBA minimum, with a team option in the third season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been announced. If Diallo plays through the end of the contract...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield is 'pissed off' about his Summer League performance

In an interview with SB Nation's Tim Cato, Buddy Hield, former college basketball star and most recently the New Orleans Pelicans' 6th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, expressed extreme displeasure with the first impression he delivered at the Summer League in Las Vegas earlier this month."I just got fed up, man, fed up with losing ... I just knew it wasn't me out there missing...
Via FOX Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis says winning gold medal means more than winning title

While many NBA players hold the Larry O'Brien trophy as the ultimate prize, New Orleans Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis believes taking home the gold for Team USA is the end-all, be-all.“For me, it’s No. 1,” Davis said Saturday when asked where winning gold ranks in terms of importance for NBA players, via USA Today. “You don’t really get an opportunity to win...
Via FOX Sports
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Alvin Gentry says Tyreke Evans won’t be ready for start of 2016-17 season

The New Orleans Pelicans were torn apart at the seams by injury last season, and their luck still doesn’t appear to be getting any better. In an appearance on The Lowe Post podcast with ESPN’s Zach Lowe on Friday, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said that guard Tyreke Evans will not be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. “He won’t be ready for the start of the season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans changing for the better?

It’s still only been days into free agency, but NBA free-agency happens quickly and swiftly, with players agreeing to terms to contracts as soon as the clock hits 12:01 AM on July 1st. NBA free agency is in full swing and the New Orleans Pelicans are addressing one of the biggest things they lacked last season: defense. The Pelicans allowed 106.5 points a game last year, ranking...
Via isportsweb.com
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon Is Working Hard This Off-Season To Attract Offers From Other NBA Teams

It's free agency time in the NBA, and there have already been some big signings that will shake up the league next season. The biggest free agent, Kevin Durant, has not yet chosen his destination for next season, but other players are still trying to find their best deal. New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon has a new approach for hopefully attracting interest. RELATED: The...
Via Stack
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

New Orleans Balances Out 2016 NBA Draft with Sure Thing and Question Mark

The Pels’ 2016 draft was a crucial one. Their 2015-2016 campaign was disappointing, with consistent injuries leading New Orleans to a 30-52 record and fourth from the bottom in the Western Conference standings. Possessing a bonafide superstar in Anthony Davis while being a small-market team means the Pelicans will always be in the insecure position of “Win-now,” at least as...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

The Pelicans Might Have Landed The Best Player In The 2016 NBA Draft

The NBA draft process is often cruel and unfair. No prospect is a finished product as a teenager or young adult, but scouts and analysts always seem to emphasize a player's flaws rather than appreciate his skills. Wingspans and verticals wrongfully carry more weight than intangible attributes like character and work ethic, leaving guys like Buddy Hield behind other players who didn...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield Had The Flag Of The Bahamas Sewn Into His Draft Night Suit

Former Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield was taken No. 6 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Draft Thursday night, and he made a pretty cool statement when he walked to the podium to shake hands with league commissioner Adam Silver. Hield, who was born in Freeport, Bahamas, flashed the inside of his suit, which featured his nickname – Buddy Buckets – over a backdrop of the...
Via College Spun
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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