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Anthony Morrow to the Thunder

Anthony Morrow has agreed to a 3-year, $10 million deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Last season, Morrow averaged 8.4 PPG, 0.8 APG, and 1.8 RPG in 18.8 minutes per game with the New Orleans Pelicans. Morrow is an exceptional shooter as he shot 45.1% from three-point range last season, good for 4th in the league. He’s not much of a playmaker but with defenses paying so much attention...
Via KC Sports Ninja
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis Coming Home: Return to Chicago (Part 1)

In episode one of a three part series from Red Bull featuring Pelicans big man Anthony Davis. The energy drink maker chronicles AD’s return to Chicago and explores his early life growing up in Second City as he prepares to host the Red Bull Reign 3×3 basketball tournament at Seward Park later this month. H/N SLAM The post Anthony Davis Coming Home: Return to Chicago (Part 1...
Via Hooped Up
3 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
3 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon might just be the most hated athlete in Nola

This week will make exactly two years since Pelicans guard Eric Gordon agreed to terms with the Phoenix Suns. Terms were agreed upon on July 4, 2012; the offer sheet was signed on July 11; and the Hornets matched the offer on July 14. Needless to say, it’s been downhill since then. Since joining the organization, Gordon has had three surgeries, one of which sidelined him for a...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Looking To Make a Splash By Trading Tryeke Evans And Eric Gordan

The New Orleans Pelicans are being reported to trying to trade Tryeke Evans and  Eric Gordan to create cap space. The news comes as kinda surpise since during the 2013 NBA draft they traded for Jrue Holiday. Tyreke Evans had a solid season last year averaging over 14 points per game and 5 assists as well. Eric Gordon also had a very solid year averaging over 15 points per game...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans not extending small forward Darius Miller a qualifying offer

With salary cap room needed to acquire center Omer Asik in a trade from the Houston Rockets, the New Orleans Pelicans are not going to extend small forward Darius Miller a qualifying offer and he will become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, according to league sources. Over the weekend, the Pelicans made a similar decision with backup point guard Brian Roberts, declining to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Pelicans Draft Grades

Round 2, Pick 17: Russ Smith – PG – Louisville - Going into Thursday night’s draft, the Pelicans didn’t have many glaring needs – however, with the looming unrestricted free agency of Anthony Morrow, a player who could provide floor spacing and instant points off of the bench was needed. They were able to wait until 3/4th’s of the draft was already complete to find that...
Via HoopStuff
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Omer Asik Trade Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: Omer Asik Trade Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… Pelicans Receive: Omer Asik and cash Rockets Receive: 2015 first round pick It’s been well known that ever since the Rockets singed Dwight Howard that Omer Asik has not been pleased and wanted out of Houston. It seemed as though early last season they were going to acquiesce...
Via HoopStuff
16 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Injury Update: Jrue Holiday still not cleared for basketball activities

The New Orleans Pelicans won 34 games in the 2013-2014 season and finished well 28 games behind the eventual NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs. Part of the problems for the Pelicans were injuries, as only four players appeared in at least 70 games and 21 different players suited up for the Pelicans. One key injury was to point guard Jrue Holiday who missed over half the season due...
Via NBA Injury News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans pursuing trade options to secure draft pick but talks don't involve Jrue Holiday

The New Orleans Pelicans are heading into Thursday night’s NBA draft with no selection in the first or second rounds for the first time in 12 years. But that could change if the Pelicans are able to find a willing trade partner. According to Pelicans coach Monty Williams, they have actively pursued options to get back in the NBA draft after surrendering their first-round pick...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

A bigger, better Anthony Davis already 15 pounds heavier

The maturation process is far from complete for the Pelicans star forward, 21-year-old Anthony Davis. Opponents and fans can expect to see a bigger, more seasoned All Star when next season begins. Already this off season, Davis has added another critical 15 pounds to his 6'10" frame. "He's about 237 right now," head coach Monty Williams said. "That'...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans interested in signing Andray Blatche

The New Orleans Pelicans are looking for more help in the front-court, and they have their eye on one name in particular as free agency continues to draw closer. According to a report from Alex Kennedy, the Pelicans are interested in signing big man Andray Blatche. Blatche is coming off of yet another good season with the Brooklyn Nets, and at 27 years of age is looking to cash in...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bigger, better Jeff Withey is on the horizon for Pelicans

Pelicans big man Jeff Withey has large plans for this offseason in preparation for his sophomore season in the NBA: gaining weight, adding muscle and becoming a more dominant threat in the post. Ensuring that checklist comes to fruition means Withey has a busy and disciplined summer ahead of him. The Pelicans strength and conditioning Coach Carlos Daniel wants Withey to add 15 pounds...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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