Poor shooting dooms New Orleans Pelicans again as they fall to the Atlanta Hawks, 99-94

Birds and shooting percentages fly South for the Winter Thursday evening was just a weird night at the Smoothie King Center. Minutes prior to tipoff, a #Wojbomb appeared suddenly, dropping news that the Atlanta Hawks would be trading Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers. And yet, as game time crept closer and closer, the sharpshooter kept taking warmup shots which made people...
Via The Bird Writes
4 hours ago

Player Grades: New Orleans Pelicans let one slip against Atlanta Hawks

The New Orleans Pelicans fell tonight to 13-23 after another loss to the Eastern Conference, this time at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks. The game started with very little focus being paid to the tiny orange ball that tall men were bouncing on the wood surface below them; Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver had […] Player Grades: New Orleans Pelicans let one slip against Atlanta...
Via Pelican Debrief
6 hours ago

Pelicans' Pondexter has procedure on troublesome left knee

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Quincy Pondexter, who has not played because of a left knee injury since the 2015 playoffs, has had successful arthroscopic on his injured knee. The club says the surgery was performed Wednesday and that a timetable for his return will be provided later. The 6-foot-7 Pondexter has played in 279 career regular-season games...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA Preview: Pelicans and Hawks have been soaring of late, a good matchup awaits

New Orleans aims to sweep the season series against Atlanta. Of all the things that have or probably will surprise me this NBA season, I doubt anything will top what the Pelicans did to the Hawks in their first matchup of the season in Atlanta: a 112-94 complete and thorough thrashing. In terms of overall surprising-ness, I give the Pelicans win over the Hawks a solid seven out...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

The New Orleans Pelicans offense remains on the bad side of the rankings

The switch to playing small full-time has yet to significantly help Alvin Gentry in the points department. Stop me if you’ve heard this one line before: It’s a make or miss league. At the end of the day, finishing with more made shots than an opponent is grossly determinative in the outcome of a basketball game. If necessary, may I remind you that Dean Oliver had once assigned...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

New Orleans Pelicans’ Buddy Hield wins NBA Rookie of the Month

After a standout December, New Orleans Pelicans rookie shooting guard Buddy Hield has been named the NBA’s Western Conference Rookie of the Month. You read it up there, folks: Our dreams have come true. The New Orleans Pelicans are looking good in national news. Buddy Hield has been named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month […] New Orleans Pelicans’ Buddy Hield wins...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Motiejunas' new mission with the Pelicans: Get Davis open

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Donatas Motiejunas, the Pelicans' new 7-footer, might sound delusional to more cynical NBA observers. Two of the first topics Motiejunas discussed after his first practice with the Pelicans on Wednesday were the health of his back and the Pelicans' playoff prospects, offering rosy outlooks on both fronts. ''I'm going to prove it when I get on the floor,'' Motiejunas...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Player of the Week: Buddy Hield is playing his game at an elite level

Each week, Pelican Debrief veteran Charles LaRocca (@CLaRoccaJr) will choose one player to highlight as New Orleans Pelicans Player of the Week. We’d love to hear your feedback, in the comments or on his Twitter timeline. This week, we celebrate the drastic improvements of rookie Buddy Hield, whose ability to maximize the skills he’s always […] New Orleans Pelicans Player of...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Jrue Holiday moved by LeBron James’ gesture of support

LeBron James took time just before Monday’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans to offer some encouragement to Jrue Holiday. The Pelicans point guard has been dealing with some unimaginable off-court issues this season, as his wife Lauren underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, only weeks after giving birth to the couple’s first child. Holiday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans ride hot streak into the new year

The New Orleans Pelicans have won four straight games and are poised to make a turnaround in the new year. The Pelicans sit in 11th place in the Western conference, only one and a half games out of the eighth and final playoff spot. They will look to continue the winning streak and launch themselves into a playoff spot. Here are a few factors that are helping the Pelicans turn their...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans waive veteran wing player Reggie Williams

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have waived veteran wing player Reggie Williams. The 6-foot-6 Williams, an eight-year veteran who also has played for Golden State, Charlotte, Oklahoma City and San Antonio, joined the Pelicans on Dec. 10. He played in five games for New Orleans, averaging five points and 1.2 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game. The move announced Sunday...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tyreke Evans will make season debut Thursday

The cavalry’s coming for the New Orleans Pelicans. According to a report by Justin Verrier of ESPN, Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans will make his season debut on Thursday against the Indiana Pacers, his first game action in nearly 11 months. The former Rookie of the Year has been recovering from his third knee surgery in nine months. He will be on an unspecified minutes limit and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans making Omer Asik very available for trade

The New Orleans Pelicans hope to shed one of the NBA’s worst contracts. According to a report by A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England on Sunday, the Pelicans are making center Omer Asik “very much available” for trade. Asik, 30, holds meager averages of 3.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 0.4 blocks in 17.5 minutes per game for New Orleans this season. He is in the second year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans should embrace rebuilding

Just when we thought the Pelicans were getting better they once again get hit by the injury bug.  It truly pains me to see Anthony Davis wasting his time on a team devoid of talent.  The Pelicans front office should waste no time looking to rebuild the team from the ground up.  Here is how the Pelicans should build around Anthony Davis to bring their franchise back to relevance...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

This Pelicans fan is handcuffed to arena door and isn’t leaving until Alvin Gentry is fired

The New Orleans Pelicans are, once again, heading for another disappointing season and one fan has had enough. He’s so perturbed, he handcuffed himself to the Smoothie King Center and won’t leave until Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry is fired. Here’s the sad picture. The protester is wearing an Anthony Davis jersey, a pair of shades and a bandana. I’m going to bet he listens...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alvin Gentry sounds off on reporter after loss

The (7-16) New Orleans Pelicans lost to the (5-18) Philadelphia 76ers at home on Thursday night, 99-88, and that’s about as close as a team can get to hitting rock bottom. As such, things already aren’t looking too good for Alvin Gentry, who’s in his first year as head coach. The Pelicans have a young team with a lot of talent on the roster, and after a disappointing 2015...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis makes case for MVP

The New Orleans Pelicans’ best player is no longer an NBA secret. Anthony Davis is a bona fide superstar and is making his impact know around the league. He is averaging 31 points, 11 rebounds and almost three blocks per game. He is a scoring machine, breaking the forty-point mark in four of his games this season. Davis is among the top players in the league and will look to try...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter: Anthony Davis 'can't beat us just by himself'

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the New Orleans Pelicans by the final of 101-92 on Sunday, and Thunder big man Enes Kanter used the occasion to jab the Pelicans for their lack of a supporting cast around Anthony Davis. “He can’t beat us just by himself,” Kanter said of Davis after the game, per Justin Verrier of ESPN. “That’s what a really special player does. Look...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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