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Why the New Orleans Pelicans didn’t make the playoffs

The New Orleans Pelicans were more then confident when the players first laced up their shoes for the 2013-2014 NBA season. Now that the season is over, the fans of New Orleans can go back into hibernation.  Another disappointing season is in the books for the Pelicans as they finished the regular season with a 34-48 on Wednesday night. Two games left on the Pelicans roster, and...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans View Pierre Jackson As Asset, Remain Unsure On Signing Him For 14-15

Dell Demps discussed the New Orleans Pelicans' future with Pierre Jackson, a leading scorer in the NBA D-League whom New Orleans never signed to a rookie scare contract. ''He’s an interesting one," Demps said. "He played really good in the D-League. I think he was the leading scorer. We’ve followed him and been in contact with him. When we made the trade...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Season Grade and Analysis

New Orleans Pelicans: Season Grade and Analysis By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… Record: 33-48 * 12th in West Analysis: The season was a disappointing one for the Pelicans who were thought to be a sleeper pick for the playoffs in the West. Derailed by injuries, they never really had their core together for any significant length of time forcing head coach Monty Williams...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyreke Plundah’s Da Thundah

I don't know today's title has a Boston accent, just sorta happened!  Tyreke Evans absolutely tore up the Thunder last night, slashing-n-gashing his way to a 41/9/8/3/0 line with only one turnover.  I don't know what's crazier, that line or a Pelicans win!  That starting NO line-up other than Evans was scrub city.  If you followed the news leading up to this game...
Via Razzball Basketball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Austin Rivers; Thunder's Nick Collision Ejected for "Fighting Fouls"

Monday night's entertaining matchup between the playoff bound Oklahoma City Thunder and the struggling New Orleans Pelicans provided more fireworks than anyone would have predicted. The show was highlighted by a chippy encounter between the Thunder's big man Nick Collison and the Pelicans point guard Austin Rivers that started with a few shoves and ended with ejections...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

OKC tops short-handed New Orleans Pelicans

The opponent was inferior, injured and in a tailspin. And against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Thunder had little incentive to play up to par. But Serge Ibaka forced his team to come out with the right focus. His energy and effort, seen just 15 seconds in when he caught a pass out of a pick-and-roll with Russell Westbrook and threw down a ferocious one-handed dunk over New Orleans...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook’s Monster Block on 7-footer Alexis Ajinca (Video)

Russell Westbrook has been going off since returning from his latest knee injury, averaging 22.3 points and 6.8 assists since February 20th. This past Friday Westbrook put up a solid 24-5-7 line in OKC’s 116-94 win over the Pelicans, including one monster block on Alexis Ajinca, New Orleans’ 7-foot-2 center. Not bad for a guy listed at 6-foot-3. Westbrook’s playing with a...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Eric Gordon To Have Knee Surgery

New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon will miss the remainder of the season to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week, team announced on Thursday. Gordon is expected to make a full recovery. Gordon averaged 15.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting in 64 games this season.  Gordon underwent his first arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee in February of 2012. H...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis injuries a concern?

Back injuries are one of the worst set backs a basketball player at any level can encounter. Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans is having major back issues and could certainly set him back in the future.  Davis has a bright future nonetheless, however, back issues can stick with a player for quite sometime. Davis hasn’t had that many health issues this season. That can’t...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon may be headed to surgery…again

A couple of months ago, I may have spoken too soon when I said Eric Gordon has been the healthiest person on the entire Pelicans team this season. Cue in Gordon missing the last nine games for New Orleans as well as news being broken that he’s done for the season. The culprit this time is knee tendonitis. Now, I honestly thought it was “tendonitis,” i.e., there’s no point...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans launch 'brow' campaign for Davis' most improved bid

"Bigger, Better, Brower" - that's the title of the New Orleans Pelicans' campaign to support All Star forward Anthony Davis' bid for the NBA's Most Improved Player award. The campaign feeds off of Davis' trademark unibrow and even includes an invitation for fans to tweet photos of themselves wearing a cutout unibrow, available at the new website www...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Zombie Team: Pelicans getting plenty of points

Sometimes in sports betting, a team can be so bad that the market severely discounts its odds and it actually becomes a good bet. We call those “Zombie Teams”. Each week, we unleash our favorite “Zombie Team” on the bookies, explaining just how these terrible teams have come back from the betting dead and are biting books with hidden value. This week’s Zombie Team: New...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dissecting Davis' growth: Now and year later

As the New Orleans Pelicans prepare to officially roll out the team's campaign supporting Anthony Davis for Most Improved Player in the NBA, the decision has already been made in the minds of his coaches. Monty Williams is one of the more measured NBA head coaches when it comes to extolling his team's virtues or celebrating individual accomplishments. For Williams though...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans treating Davis' back spasms with dry needling

After a rash of injuries, the training staff of the New Orleans Pelicans might be one of the busiest in the NBA, especially now that they're spending hours every day fighting to get Anthony Davis' recurring back spasms under control. On the team's recent road trip out West, trainers have used every opportunity to address Davis' back, from treatment during plane rides...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: The “What If Report”

The final buzzer of the NBA season is about to go off. And the New Orleans Pelicans are going to miss their final shot at the postseason. What if the Pelicans would’ve had zero players get injured this season? I predicted the Pelicans to finish as high as a 6-seed in the Western Conference at the start of the year. That bold prediction failed, but let’s take a look at the ...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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