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Alvin Gentry concedes Pelicans are out of playoff race

The Pelicans have 23 games remaining in the regular season and currently sit six games behind the Houston Rockets, who hold the eighth and final spot in the NBA's Western Conference playoff race. In theory, New Orleans shouldn't be written off yet. Realistically, well, that's another story. The Pelicans are certainly facing an uphill battle, one that head coach Alvin Gentry concedes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans center Ajinca sidelined by fractured sternum

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say 7-foot-2 center Alexis Ajinca will be sidelined indefinitely because of a fractured sternum. The Pelicans say the diagnosis came after Ajinca had an MRI before Thursday night's home game against the San Antonio Spurs. Ajinca was injured during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's loss at Houston. A French national now in his sixth...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron upset Cavs don’t have ‘enforcer’ like Kendrick Perkins

The Cleveland Cavaliers chose not to re-sign Kendrick Perkins last year, and it sounds like the players on the current roster felt like that was a major mistake. Is LeBron James among them? In an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, Cleveland.com’s Chris Haynes spoke about how angry Cleveland’s players were when the team chose to replace Perkins with Sasha Kaun...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fans at Rockets game wear skimpy clothes to distract Pelicans

Sports fans will do whatever it takes to help their team win. That was the case on Wednesday night when two Houston Rockets fans attempted to distract Pelicans players while they were shooting free throws during the Western Conference match-up. When Ryan Anderson went to the line to shoot, he probably didn’t expect to be flashed by these two ladies. The same goes for Norris...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the New Orleans Pelicans Begin to Look Ahead to Next Year Already?

  There is no way around it. This highly anticipated season for Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans is basically a lost cause, as they are the 11th seed in the Western conference and stand as a below average team in the NBA. Now it goes without saying, the Pelicans have played with a depleted lineup since the beginning of the season and have been without several key players...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks reportedly have 'crush' on Ryan Anderson

Valentine’s Day was last month, but the Dallas Mavericks still covet potential free agents such as Ryan Anderson when thinking about this summer’s free-agent period. It’s a tad premature for the Mavericks to ponder what could be this summer provided the fact Dirk Nowitzki has the team sixth in the Western Conference at 32-28 and hoping to make a run in the playoffs. But who...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Starters lead Wolves to comeback win over New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins hit two free throws with 3.6 seconds left and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 112-110 on Saturday night.Zach LaVine added 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including a 3-pointer with 2:43 left that gave the Timberwolves their first lead since the first quarter...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis won't play for Pelicans against Minnesota

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will miss Saturday night's game against Minnesota after injuring his right foot during pregame warm-ups. The All-NBA first-team selection from last year is averaging 24.0 points and 10.3 rebounds. He scored 59 points with 20 rebounds on Feb. 21 at Detroit. He joined Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O'Neal as the only players...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top 5 NBA Performances This Week: Because Anthony Davis Needs To Get Paid

With the All-Star break over, the NBA season now shifts into the stretch run of the schedule, which marks a time when the league’s stars tend to shine brightest as teams jockey for position for the playoffs. As stated before, The Sports Fan Journal is for the people and in keeping up with that mission statement, we’d like to keep you in the know with all things going on in the...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Asking Anthony Davis to move mountains

Seventy percent of lottery winners go bankrupt within a few years, a precariously similar reality facing the New Orleans Pelicans, who currently have just one player on their roster they drafted. Fortunately that player is transcendently talented, but Anthony Davis is also fending for himself on a broken, under-talented roster producing league-wide anxiety he will waste the better...
Via RealGM - NBA
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pelicans have a generational talent… and nothing else

The New Orleans Pelicans have won their first two games after the All-Star break. It’s been a terrible series of days for the organization. * Are you laughing? There’s nothing wrong with having a little chuckle in a world where teams’ best interests — near the bottom of the NBA food chain — are better served this time of year by losing rather than winning. However, once...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis needs help, but this trade would have doomed him

Anthony Davis is the most important player in New Orleans Pelicans franchise history. He's 22 years old and may very well be the best player alive by the time he's 24. But so far, the Pelicans have done a horrendous job building around their organization's sturdiest pillar. The strategy of surrounding him with "young veterans," talented but flawed pieces like Tyreke Evans, Jrue...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis scores NBA-season-high 59 points and grabs 20 rebounds in Pelicans win

Anthony Davis went crazy Sunday afternoon, becoming the first player since Shaquille O’Neal to score at least 55 points and grab 20 rebounds in a game, as he put up 59 and 20 in a win over the Pistons. Davis’ total was the most for any player in an NBA game this season and also set a new Hornets/Pelicans franchise record. Anthony Davis scores 59 points vs. Detroit, the most...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis has eye-popping performance against Pistons

There was no question former Kentucky standout Anthony Davis was destined to be a star at the next level when he was selected No. 1 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. On Sunday, he once again showed NBA fans why he was deserving of that honor when he scored 59 points and brought down 20 rebounds to record the fist 50-20 game in the NBA since Chris Webber did it in 2001. Wow. OUTSTANDING...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Miami Heat interested in Ryan Anderson

Bench scoring and floor spacing have been the two deadliest weaknesses for the Miami Heat this season. Fortunately, the team might have just the guy in mind to help it kill those two birds with one stone. According to a report by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald on Sunday, the Heat is interested in Pelicans big man Ryan Anderson. Anderson, 27, has thrived in a sixth man role for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Jimmer Fredette Have Another Opportunity in the NBA?

Jimmer Fredette has been stellar in the NBA D-League averaging 22.6 points and 4.8 assists per game with the Westchester Knicks. Fredette added to his tremendous D-League season by scoring 35 points and earning MVP in the D-League All-Star game. Fredette had stints with little impact with the Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans and the San Antonio Spurs. Fredette...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tyreke Evans to undergo surgery, miss rest of season

New Orleans Pelicans combo guard Tyreke Evans will undergo surgery on his right knee and miss the rest of the 2015-16 season, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Pelicans' Tyreke Evans plans to undergo surgery on his right knee and likely out for rest of the season, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 10, 2016 When healthy...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Pelicans go Next?

After an abysmal start to the season, the New Orleans Pelicans, slowly but surely, clawed their way back into relevancy in the West, drawing within a few games of the last playoff spot. But now six games out of eighth place and with four teams to jump ahead of them, the Pelicans must decide what’s more important: the present or the future. In terms of living up to expectations...
Via The Lottery Mafia
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson Commits Crime, Dunks On Kobe

Kobe Bryant has made a living dunking on helpless big men. There was the one on Vlade Divac, the one on Todd Macculloch, and, of course, the one on Yao. On Thursday night, Ryan Anderson took it upon himself to defend their honor, dunking on Bryant late in a New Orleans Pelicans 99-96 loss to Bryant’s Lakers. What makes this so terrible for Bryant is that he thought he had a chance...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry: ‘We are not a good team’

The Dallas Mavericks broke the New Orleans Pelicans. Following a loss to the Mavericks — who were resting four starters — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry decided he’d run out of excuses. Gentry: We are not a good team. I don't know how anyone here thinks we don't have to compete night in and night out. — Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner) January 7, 2016 Gentry continued, stating the...
Via Sportsnaut
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans excited to play on Christmas Day

For the first time since becoming the New Orleans Pelicans, rising star Anthony Davis and his team will play on Christmas Day. The Pelicans will take on the Heat in Miami, and the honor of playing on Christmas Day is not lost on Peilicans players.''This is my first time and I think it's pretty cool,'' said point guard Jrue Holiday after Wednesday night's 115-89 victory against the...
Via Yardbarker
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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