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PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bryce Dejean-Jones Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed guard Bryce Dejean-Jones to a second 10-day contract. Dejean-Jones, 6-6, 203, has appeared in five games (two starts) for the Pelicans, averaging 5.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game. Prior to joining New Orleans, Dejean-Jones played for the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League, appearing in nine games (seven starts),...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez soars for monster slam dunk on Omer Asik

There are plenty of amazing centers in the association these days and one of them happens to be Brooklyn Nets star Brook Lopez. Tonight, the Nets traveled to New Orleans to face the Pelicans and in the third quarter of action, Brook was able to throw down an amazing dunk on Omer Asik: Brook Lopez, everybody! *** Lopez Monster Dunk [Bleacher Report] Lopez image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans beat Nets on Jrue Holiday's winning jumper

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jrue Holiday hit a 15-foot shot with 1.3 seconds remaining and the New Orleans Pelicans held off the Brooklyn Nets, 105-103 on Saturday night. New Orleans' Anthony Davis scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in his first game back after sitting out with a concussion. Davis started 0 for 10 from the floor before finding his rhythm. The Pelicans (18-28) and Davis...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans beat Nets 105-103 on Holiday's winning jumper

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jrue Holiday hit a 15-foot shot with 1.3 seconds remaining and the New Orleans Pelicans held off the Brooklyn Nets, 105-103 on Saturday night. New Orleans' Anthony Davis scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in his first game back after sitting out with a concussion. Davis started 0 for 10 from the floor before finding his rhythm. The Pelicans (18-28) and...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans reportedly listening to trade offers for Tyreke Evans

The New Orleans Pelicans find themselves in a unique position right now. The team has been struggling throughout the season but have a lot of players that others teams are interested in. Forward Ryan Anderson is the one everyone wants, but the Pelicans don’t want to trade him. But they are trying to see what they could get from one of their former first round picks. According...
Via No Guts, No Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Davis, Evans out; Kings coach Karl out sick

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says starting forward Anthony Davis and starting point guard Tyreke Evans will sit out Thursday night's game against Sacramento. The Kings, meanwhile, will be without coach George Karl, who has a stomach illness. Associate head coach Chad Iske is taking over for Karl on the sidelines. Davis is out because of a concussion...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans reportedly listening to trade offers for Tyreke Evans

The New Orleans Pelicans season has been nothing short of A Nightmare on Bourbon Street, and now a big-time roster shakeup could be in the works. According to a report by Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops on Thursday, the team is reportedly listening to trade offers for guard Tyreke Evans. He also notes that Evans is set to make eight figures next season. Sources: Pelicans are listening...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans listening to trade offers for Tyreke Evans

The New Orleans Pelicans are the latest team to get in on the NBA trade rumors frenzy with the revelation that the team will pick up the phone and chat about guard Tyreke Evans. Evans, 26, comes with a huge price tag next season, so the struggling Pelicans floating his name out there to gauge interest and return isn’t the biggest surprise in the world. Michael Scotto of the Associated...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans may try to trade Eric Gordon even with fractured finger

Eric Gordon underwent surgery on his broken right ring finger last Wednesday, and he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Sources say the New Orleans Pelicans were exploring trade offers for Gordon before the injury, but there’s still a chance they could look to trade him before the Feb. 18 deadline if they can find a willing team, John Reid of The Times-Picayune reports. Gordon...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Pistons’ Marcus Morris takes elbow right to the guys

Vine A 2 for 11 shooting night wasn’t the worst thing that happened to Marcus Morris during the Pistons loss to the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday night.  A -21 +/- while terrible didn’t compare either.  Morris was on the wrong end of a Toney Douglas elbow to a bad spot that left Morris doubled over for some time. And here I thought my post dinner heartburn was bad news…...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gentry told Pelicans 'This is our season' while trailing Timberwolves

We're at the halfway point of the NBA's regular season, and for the New Orleans Pelicans, that officially means that they're running out of time to turn things around.A slew of injuries is what's mainly to blame for the team's 14-27 start, but head coach Alvin Gentry knows that his guys can't afford to lose any more games to opponents they're supposed to beat.Maybe that's why he...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon undergoes surgery to repair fractured finger, out 4-6 weeks

The 2015-16 New Orleans Pelicans season is really putting the resiliency of the human spirit to the test. On Wednesday, the team announced that guard Eric Gordon underwent successful surgery to repair a fractured ring finger in his shooting hand suffered in Tuesday’s 114-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. He is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks. The health of the oft-injured...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns seizes the ball (and future?) from Anthony Davis

So, in this case "the future" is just a ball. But man, it's a pretty darn important one.Anthony Davis is supposed to be the NBA's next great top two or three player, but another one-and-done from the same school as his has been making a case for that standing of late. Karl-Anthony Towns isn't nearly as good as Davis right now, but it's tough to argue that anyone else (including the...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Kings should trade Rudy Gay for Ryan Anderson

Over the offseason, the Sacramento Kings considered putting some of their key players on the trading block. DeMarcus Cousins was rumored to be on the move in the offseason, but that rumor soon died off. However, Rudy Gay has been in several trade talks over the past couple of years and now that opportunities are arising, the Kings may go through with trading him. There have been...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans GM admits to looking into trades after team's slow start

A cursory look at the NBA standings will tell you that the New Orleans Pelicans are just 4.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.A deeper look into the team, however, will tell you that some very real problems exist.The Pelicans' playoff position is deceiving because the bottom of the West has been worse than expected, and New Orleans is just...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins calls out Pelicans: ‘This is not what I signed up for’

Rugged veteran center Kendrick Perkins is not used to a culture of losing basketball. He made the NBA Finals with all three teams that he was on prior to this season, has cracked the playoffs in nine of his 12 seasons in the league (including the last eight in a row), and has a championship ring from the 2008 Boston Celtics. But this year with the New Orleans Pelicans has been a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans receiving trade interest in Ryan Anderson

It’s hard to tell if the struggling New Orleans Pelicans want to act as sellers at the NBA trade deadline, though they have quite the attractive piece to offer in forward Ryan Anderson. New Orleans sits at 11-25 and well out of the running in the Western Conference, so it only makes sense other teams—both rebuilders and hopeful contenders alike—examine the roster and make...
Via The Sports Daily
23 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...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kings' best playoff shot in years

The Sacramento Kings are 14-21 with a -1.9 point differential and they are in 10th place in what has been an unusually down year in the Western Conference. Their offense has slightly improved (12th in the NBA) thanks to George Karl's decision to push the tempo at every opportunity (1rst in pace) but their defense is still one of the worst in the league (22nd). BPI has them projected...
Via RealGM - NBA
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: ‘We just don’t play hard all the time’

The New Orleans Pelicans had high expectations entering the 2015-16 season, but injuries and now effort have kept the team near the bottom of the standings. Following a 104-89 loss to the Orlando Magic, Andrew Lopez of the Times-Picayune notes star forward Anthony Davis said the Pelicans don’t play hard on a consistent basis. “We just don’t play hard all the time. That...
Via Sportsnaut
December 29, 2015  |  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 be playing 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...
Via Yardbarker
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Timofey Mozgov with great line: ‘In Russia we ride bears’

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Timofey Mozgov knows Russia is tougher than America. Just ask him. Before Friday night’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, James Jones was talking to reporters about how his contract prohibits him from riding horses. Mozgov heard his teammate and responded with a quote that has no appropriate rebuttal unless you live in Skyrim and have conquered...
Via Sportsnaut
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans are hitting their stride

The New Orleans Pelicans began the season 1-11 and have since won three straight games. These victories include wins against the San Antonio Spurs and back-to-back wins against the Phoenix Suns. Many were calling for the Pelicans to throw the season away and begin tanking. However, the Pelicans are now only three games out of the playoffs. The Pelicans’ win in Phoenix against the...
Via isportsweb.com
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Is there hope at the end of the Pelicans' cursed tunnel?

Have you ever been anticipating an event so much that you go over how it’ll turn out in your mind a million times? Then it happens and everything that can possibly go wrong does, and it’s just nothing at all like you thought it would be? Yeah, that pretty much sums up the start of the New Orleans Pelicans’ (1-10) season. The team was in high spirits in anticipation of 2015...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

What in the world is wrong with the New Orleans Pelicans?

It stung when the New Orleans Pelicans were ousted from the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors via a four game sweep. It stung, but not as much as it otherwise would have. The Pelicans put on a somewhat impossible showcase given they did not win a single game. Readers may better remember it as the Anthony Davis show, during which he put up monster numbers of 31.5 PPG, 3 BLK,...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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