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Anthony Davis: 'I knew I needed to get stronger'

During Anthony Davis’ USA Basketball conference call Friday with New Orleans media members, one reporter remarked that he can detect a difference in the power forward’s physique even while watching him work out from 100-plus feet away in the Pelicans’ practice facility. The 238-pound Davis, who has been focused on adding muscle to his frame since the regular season ended in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Darius Miller Re-Signs With Pelicans

Darius Miller re-signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Originally drafted by New Orleans with the 46th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the University of Kentucky product averaged 4.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 16.1 minutes per game during the 2013-14 season. Miller has appeared in 97 career games (nine starts) for the Pelicans over the last two seasons, averaging 3...
Via RealGM
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Place A Bet on Themselves

The evidence suggests that the New Orleans Pelicans believe they are a playoff team. When Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey is looking to clear cap space, teams the whole league ’round would be quite wise to dial him up and see what he’s trying to ship away. Last summer the Portland TrailBlazers got valuable bench player Thomas Robinson in exchange for the extremely...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans waive small forward Omri Casspi

Desiring a new start with another team, the New Orleans Pelicans waived small forward Omri Cassipi on Wednesday after acquiring him from the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade earlier this month. Casspi was included in the deal in which the Pelicans acquired starting center Omer Asik from the Rockets. Casspi had a year remaining on his non-guaranteed contract valued at just more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Al-Farouq Aminu Agrees To Two-Year, $2.1M Deal With Mavericks

Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks. Aminu will have a player option on the second season of his deal. Aminu averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the floor last season for the New Orleans Pelicans. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/23/5990120/mavericks...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: Omer Asik will 'help my game a lot'

There are a few mitigating circumstances – the two haven’t always been matched up one-on-one against each other, for example – but the statistics Anthony Davis has produced while facing Omer Asik in the NBA seem like misprints. During a total of four matchups vs. Asik and Houston over Davis’ two-year career, the 2014 All-Star has averaged just 8.0 points and 5.3 rebounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans ready to move forward behind Davis

LAS VEGAS -- When it comes to ending a three-year playoff drought, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams isn't looking for a quick fix even when offering up an oft-debated but unlikely change to the postseason setup.   "It would be nice if we could take the top 16 teams in the league and put them in the playoffs, but that's not something we control," Williams...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Jimmer Fredette Signing Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: Jimmer Fredette Signing Grade By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… Jimmer Fredette has found a new home and his legion of dedicated fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief. The New Orleans Pelicans signed Fredette to a one year contract at the league minimum to replace sharpshooter Anthony Morrow who recently signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. There...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans News: New Orleans signs Jimmer Fredette, Darius Miller

The New Orleans Pelicans made a couple of moves in the past day to solidify their lineup for the 2014-2015 season. John Reid of Nola News reports that the Pelicans have signed sharp shooter Jimmer Fredette and re-signed Darius Miller. New Orleans was in the market for a shooting guard that could come off the bench and fire from long range, and they found their guy in Jimmer.By Mike...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans agree to one-year deal with Jimmer Fredette

The New Orleans Pelicans lost deadly three-point shooter Anthony Morrow to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this offseason, and they didn’t take long to sign his replacement. According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Pelicans have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent guard Jimmer Fredette. Fredette has been one of the most disappointing players to come out of...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, 2 million Since the Pelicans allowed Al-Farouq Aminu and Darius Miller to become unrestricted free agents and don’t seem to have a desire to bring either of them back, they created a need for a backup small forward. Although Evans spent most of his time in a 6th man role...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down Asik's impact on the Pelicans

As Omer Asik's 7-foot, 255-pound frame towered above the New Orleans Pelicans' microphone podium, fans and journalists got their first glimpse of the formidability of the Pelicans' new front court. The Pelicans unveiled Asik and his new No. 3 jersey Tuesday afternoon, finally making official the 3-team deal to bring him to New Orleans and pair him with star power forward...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Russ Smith, Now Anthony Davis’ Teammate In New Orleans, Jokes About How Many Shots Of His Kentucky Big Man Blocked

Anthony Davis and Russ Smith played collegiately at schools that hate each other–Kentucky and Louisville, respectively–but the former NCAA stars are now teammates in the NBA.  Smith, the former Louisville guard picked in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Pelicans, joins Davis, the former Kentucky big man selected No. 1 overall in 2012, in New Orleans.  Today, Smith...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have made Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers available in trade discussions, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Gordon, 25, averaged 15.4 points, 3.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game last season. He previously signed an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns, but the Pelicans matched it.... The post Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers appeared...
Via Hoops-Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans looking to trade Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have been very active in trade talks, and agreed to acquire big man Omer Asik from the Houston Rockets last night. According to a report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Pelicans are now looking to trade guard Austin Rivers to relieve some cap space. Rivers has been a very inconsistent player through his first two seasons with the Pelicans, but he does have...
Via Sports-Glory
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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