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New Orleans Pelicans Season Outlook: Langston Galloway Must Fight For Minutes

New Orleans Pelicans Guard Langston Galloway will have to fight hard to earn minutes this year, for a team very deep in backcourt players. Langston Galloway came to New Orleans with high hopes of being a key role player for the team. After averaging 24 minutes a game last year in New York, his expectations should […] New Orleans Pelicans Season Outlook: Langston Galloway Must...
Via Pelican Debrief
10 hours ago

Anthony Davis is looking to hire a personal assistant that looks just like him

Are you at least 6-foot-5 and have a unibrow? If so, then New Orleans Pelicans standout Anthony Davis has the job for you! The 23-year-old NBA superstar has decided he needs to hire a personal assistant, and laid out a specific set of requirements for this position in a Craigslist post. Here are the specifications Davis has given for this personal assistant job: Looking for someone...
Via The Comeback
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Langston Galloway and the New Orleans Pelicans are a perfect match

One of the New Orleans Pelicans’ lower-profile signings has the potential to be one of its most important additions on the court. This summer was a homecoming for one New Orleans Pelicans signing. In a move that sent shockwaves throughout the NBA, Langston Galloway left the bright lights of the Big Apple to come back home […] Langston Galloway and the New Orleans Pelicans are...
Via Pelican Debrief
12 hours ago

Pelicans vs Hawks preview: We could see Buddy Hield spread his wings

New Orleans travels to Atlanta and will be without a slew of core players that now includes Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks on Tuesday evening at 6:30pm central time. The game is scheduled to be televised on NBAtv, or if preferred, follow the action live over the radio waves on 99.5 WRNO. The game may be on national television, but it...
Via The Bird Writes
13 hours ago

NBA Southwest Division Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Rounding out the West, we head to the Southwest. Projected Conference Finish: 8th Best Move of Offseason: New Orleans nailed the entire thing. Buddy Hield was the draft’s third-best prospect and they got him at No. 6 because he’s old. He’s not actually old. He’s 22. But to NBA teams that might as well mean...
Via The Sports Post
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis posts Craigslist ad seeking personal assistant

If you want to work for one of the best basketball players on the planet, you’re in luck. Anthony Davis is hiring. The Pelicans star has apparently arrived at a point where a personal assistant would benefit him. So, Davis posted on his Facebook page a link to an ad he placed on Craigslist. Here’s the full text of the ad: Looking for someone to help me out so I can focus...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans add 6-8 rookie Quincy Ford to preseason roster

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say they've signed swing player Quincy Ford to their preseason roster. The 6-foot-8 Ford, an undrafted rookie out of Northeastern, is expected to see playing time at shooting guard and small forward. Ford played for the Utah Jazz's summer league team. He averaged 5.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and an assist in eight games. During his college...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Players to Target For Your Fantasy Basketball Team

Blah, blah, blah, Fantasy Sports is among the nation’s top-growing industries. We’re sure many of you play Fantasy Basketball, so it seemed a good idea to preview five New Orleans Pelicans who could impact your team this spring. Anthony Davis Naturally, as one of the best players in the entire league, Anthony Davis remains near the […] New Orleans Pelicans: Players to Target...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

2016-17 Player Preview: Buddy Hield primed to win the Rookie of the Year Award

The stars might be aligning for Buddy Buckets in his rookie campaign. While preparing to write this player preview for Buddy Hield, I quickly realized that I was so focused on his game that I didn't even know the real name of the New Orleans Pelicans highest profile acquisition since Anthony Davis. Buddy Hield was born Chavano Rainier Hield. The Bahamian baller was given the nickname...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

The Pelicans should not ignore the dangers of depending on Jrue Holiday

New Orleans needs to consider the future of the point guard position because Holiday’s percentage of missed games compares eerily similar to Eric Gordon. This offseason we have seen this New Orleans Pelicans team reshaped in dramatic fashion. A slew of new faces come in — faces that fit a more flexible less star power, more solid roleplayer mold — replacing bigger names that...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

Pelicans: Davis expected back from sore ankle in 10-14 days

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say Anthony Davis is expected to return to basketball activities within 10 to 14 days after spraining his right ankle during an exhibition game against Houston in China on Wednesday. The update comes after the Pelicans resumed practice at their New Orleans-area headquarters on Friday. The prognosis for Davis raises the prospects that...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis' status for Pelicans opener up in the air

Anthony Davis was flat on his back, grabbing his right ankle and wincing in pain. And now the New Orleans Pelicans can only wonder if their best player will be ready for opening night. Davis sprained his ankle Wednesday in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets in Beijing, part of the NBA Global Games. The All-Star center was unable to play when last season ended because...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis could miss start of season with sprained ankle

After what has to be considered a disappointing 2015-16 season that saw the team win just 30 games, expectations are high that the New Orleans Pelicans will rebound this year. The biggest key in a potential playoff run for Alvin Gentry’s squad remains all-everything big man Anthony Davis. If he’s healthy and playing at the level we’ve seen throughout his career, Davis can...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

3 burning questions the New Orleans Pelicans must answer

The New Orleans Pelicans have a lot of uncertainty surrounding the team. What was supposed to be a successful, playoff year turned into finishing last in their division. They struggled mightily last year and were not able to reproduce their playoff appearance from the year before. There are a few important questions the Pelicans must answer if they are to make a playoff run in the...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis is the X-Factor

The New Orleans Pelicans wish to rebound after a lost season, and Anthony Davis is the key. Can he lead them back to the playoffs? The New Orleans Pelicans should be a perennial contender. There are three paths to take when building a team around a superstar. With one, you trade or sign other veteran stars to play alongside them. That can work, as recent teams such as Boston, Miami...
Via The Lottery Mafia
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lance Stephenson agrees to deal with Pelicans

The NBA hasn’t seen the last of Legendary Lance. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Friday, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to sign free agent swingman Lance Stephenson. Free agent Lance Stephenson has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 9, 2016 The 25...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Davis has been medically cleared to play

Good news for New Orleans Pelicans fans. All-Star power forward Anthony Davis has been medically cleared for basketball activity, the team announced Friday, roughly 5 1/2 months after undergoing a procedure to correct a stress reaction and tendinopathy in his left knee. Davis scrimmaged on Wednesday for the first time since March 20, when he was ruled out for the remainder of...
Via The Sports Daily
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Pregnant former USWNT star Lauren Holiday needs brain surgery, husband Jrue to miss start of NBA season

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2015 Women’s World Cup winner Lauren Holiday has to undergo brain surgery for an operable benign tumor. Her husband, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday will sit out the start of the NBA season in order to be with his family. Holiday is eight months pregnant and will undergo induced labor to give birth earlier and thus have surgery...
Via The Comeback
September 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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