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Buddy Hield to play in BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

The National Basketball Association (NBA) selected New Orleans Pelicans rookie guard Buddy Hield to play on the World Team for the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend. Buddy Hield to play in BBVA Rising Stars Challenge - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Via Pelican Debrief
3 hours ago

Buddy Hield selected to play for World Team in 2017 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

The New Orleans Pelicans will have more than just Anthony Davis representing them in the upcoming All-Star festivities. Earlier today, the NBA revealed the participants in the 2017 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge and Buddy Hield made the list! He is the first Pelicans player to be selected for this game since Anthony Davis made an appearance in 2014, coincidentally also when it was last...
Via The Bird Writes
3 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans medical staff on track to vastly improve standing on NBA injury front

It’s time the training staff receives at least some praise for advancements with their injury prevention techniques. Despite subtle personnel changes, the New Orleans Pelicans are on pace to significantly improve upon their league-leading 351 games missed to injury from one year ago, yet one wouldn’t know it by all the snide remarks that continue to be made in reference to the...
Via The Bird Writes
4 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans Preview: Maintaining momentum at home against Oklahoma City Thunder

The New Orleans Pelicans (18-27) look to maintain momentum as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (26-19) at home on Wednesday night. What goes into a win? I’d argue that more than “identity”, finding the answer to that question has been the primary problem afflicting the New Orleans Pelicans this season. No victory has […] New Orleans Pelicans Preview: Maintaining momentum...
Via Pelican Debrief
7 hours ago

NBA Preview: New Orleans attempts to slow down triple-double threat Russell Westbrook

After a terrible loss to the Nets and a terrific win against the Cavaliers, what’s next for the Pelicans? What a wild, strange ride it’s been... since last Friday! Terrence Jones went to his isolation game against, of all people, LeBron James, and the Pelicans beat the Cavs’ big 3 Monday night 124-122. This, just a few days after a blowout loss in Brooklyn. Fans should never...
Via The Bird Writes
21 hours ago

LeBron James returns to Twitter with more positive outlook on Cavaliers

It was all doom and gloom for the most part from LeBron James following Monday’s 124-122 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, the team’s fifth loss in seven games. But in his second appearance on Twitter Tuesday, in an effort to perhaps temper the severity of his original critique, James took a much more positive outlook on the current situation.The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Dispatch from the Blender, Bandwagon Fans Edition

Rory Callais takes you inside the New Orleans Pelicans’ arena following a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, in the latest Dispatch from the Blender. Every NBA season, they come. Unexpectedly high numbers of people in communities throughout the country with never-before-revealed deep roots in Los Angeles or Oakland or Cleveland and then Miami and then […] New Orleans Pelicans...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Davis 'expecting to play' vs Thunder

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis says he's ''expecting to play'' when New Orleans hosts Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. Davis, who sat out Monday's victory over Cleveland because of a right thigh bruise, says he took part in five-on-five work on both the offensive and defensive ends during Tuesday's practice. Davis says he feels ''a lot better'' and says the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jones, Holiday lead Pelicans past Cavs 124-122

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Terrence Jones filled in brilliantly for injured All-Star Anthony Davis, scoring a season-high 36 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking LeBron James' dunk attempt in the fourth quarter, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-122 on Monday night. Jrue Holiday added 33 points and 10 assists for the Pelicans, and Langston Galloway capped...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis is an all-star starter

Anthony Davis has been one of the best players in the league all year. He has established himself as one of the premiere players in the league and on the New Orleans Pelicans. This year, his progress has been rewarded and he has been named a starter for the Western Conference all-star team. This is a big step for Davis. This is his fourth consecutive all-star appearance but his first...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis weighs in on his future with the New Orleans Pelicans

There's little doubt the New Orleans Pelicans have wasted the first four-and-a-half years of Anthony Davis' NBA career.The team has failed to build anything resembling a playoff contender around one of the brightest talents in basketball, and the clock is ticking on Davis' potential free agency in the summer of 2021. Furthermore, should New Orleans continue to flounder over the...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

Report: Sixers to consider run at Jrue Holiday this summer

Could the Philadelphia 76ers be throwing it back to the pre-Process days? According to a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN on Wednesday, the Sixers “will take a hard look” at New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday this summer in free agency. The 26-year-old Holiday, who is averaging 13.9 points and 7.1 assists per game this season, played the first four seasons of his NBA...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks and Pelicans talked Dwight Howard trade

Despite sitting as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, it appears that the Atlanta Hawks are looking to change up their roster big time. The team traded Kyle Korver to the conference-rival Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month and has been rumored to be interested in trading All-Star big man Paul Millsap. Now comes this rather interesting report from ESPN’s Zach Lowe indicating...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Derrick Rose told Knicks he had family situation

New information surrounding Derrick Rose’s disappearance on Monday night continues to emerge, with the latest report suggesting the point guard had a family situation and may have returned to Chicago. Rose was an unexpected no-show for New York’s 110-96 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at MSG on Monday night. Prior to the game, head coach Jeff Hornacek made no specific mention...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Many Knicks unsure why Derrick Rose missed game

Derrick Rose was not with the New York Knicks for the team’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, and his absence apparently was a surprise for many teammates, associates, and team employees. Before the game, Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek was asked if everyone would be available for the game and did not mention Rose. Then just before the game, the team announced...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans reportedly interested in trading for Paul Millsap

The New Orleans Pelicans are thinking of adding another All-Star in the frontcourt to pair with Anthony Davis. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reports that the Pelicans have expressed interest in trading for Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap. The three-time All-Star has been rumored in trade talks with several teams, including the Raptors, Nuggets, Kings and 76ers. According...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Donatas Motiejunas make New Orleans Pelicans a playoff team?

The New Orleans Pelicans are slowly improving in their quest to not waste the prime years of Anthony Davis’ standout career. Davis, still just 23, has made the playoffs just once in his first four full NBA seasons, which is essentially a basketball crime for a player who has an identical career Player Efficiency Rating (26.4) to Shaquille O’Neal (albeit in a much smaller sample...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday moved by LeBron James’ gesture of support

LeBron James took time just before Monday’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans to offer some encouragement to Jrue Holiday. The Pelicans point guard has been dealing with some unimaginable off-court issues this season, as his wife Lauren underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, only weeks after giving birth to the couple’s first child. Holiday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans ride hot streak into the new year

The New Orleans Pelicans have won four straight games and are poised to make a turnaround in the new year. The Pelicans sit in 11th place in the Western conference, only one and a half games out of the eighth and final playoff spot. They will look to continue the winning streak and launch themselves into a playoff spot. Here are a few factors that are helping the Pelicans turn their...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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