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Alexis Ajinca Out 4-6 Weeks With Hamstring Strain

Alexis Ajinca is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a right hamstring strain. The injury occurred during the second quarter of the New Orleans Pelicans’ preseason opener against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Oct. 3. Ajinca, 7-2, 220, appeared in 68 games for New Orleans during the 2014-15 season, averaging a career-best 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. In 195 NBA games for...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis best highlights from 18 points against Pacers

There are few players in today’s sport of basketball like New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis and last night, he showed to be right on his way to helping the Pelicans become a force in the Western Conference. Davis last night in only sixteen minutes of action scored eighteen points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Pelicans close victory. Check out some of his best highlights...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans guards impressed with Anthony Davis' three-point shooting

Anthony Davis has been working on his three-point shot during the offseason, which is something that the new head coach in New Orleans, Alvin Gentry, had specifically requested.It's one thing to ask your power forward/center to shoot threes, but it's another entirely for him to pick it up so quickly. Davis has apparently done the latter, and has drawn praise from some of the guards...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Enter Training Camp with Playoff

Head Coach Alvin Gentry and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans pose for photos during NBA Media Day on September 28, 2015 at the New Orleans Pelicans practice facility in Metairie, Louisiana. (Getty Images) The New Orleans Pelicans opened training camp on Tuesday and players reported to new Pelican’s head coach Alvin Gentry. Gentry was an assistant coach for the NBA Champion...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons Saints fans are dreading rest of football season

By Tanisha Robinson / @mslightbright I know, I know. We as a football nation are only days away from Week 4 of the 2015-16 NFL season, and I am already jumping ship. Mission: ABORT. Yes, I too, like the rest of ‘MERICA,’ wait impatiently and full of angst during the summer months for the return of the sweet sound of grunting, hard tackles and helmet contact that is probably...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Quincy Pondexter intentionally skipped MRIs to stay on the court last season

Quincy Pondexter came to the Pelicans in a midseason trade last season, and played some of the best basketball of his career.He was so eager to stay on the court that he played through pain in his knee, and was fined by the team for skipping scheduled MRI exams on purpose.You want a certain level of dedication from your players, but the reality is that the Pelicans weren't going...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans won't ask Jrue Holiday to play heavy minutes

Jrue Holiday has been the starting point guard for the Pelicans when healthy, but that hasn't been the case for the majority of the past two seasons.Holiday has missed 90 games in total over that span, but should be ready to go once training camp opens next week. Still, the team is understandably taking the cautious approach.Holiday averaged 32.6 minutes per contest in 40 appearances...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans unveil Mardi Gras-inspired ‘Pride’ jerseys

The New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday unveiled the team’s foray into the NBA’s “Pride” uniforms to celebrate the city’s intrinsic and inseparable ties to Mardi Gras. The New Orleans-based NBA squad originally donned the festive unis back when the team was called the Hornets, but decided to bring them back to dazzle the rods and cones in fans’ eyes once again. A closer...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans: Pelicans ‘right there’ with defending champs

    One of my all-time favorite quotes from Breaking Bad came from the great Mike Ehrmantraut, who famously told Walter White, “Just because you shot Jesse James, don’t make you Jesse James.” Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans should probably heed Mike’s words, albeit with a bit more of an applicable interpretation: “Just because you hired the offensive guru of the Golden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(April 22, 2015 – Source: Stacy Revere/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… In the New Orleans Pelicans article I did for the recently published starting five series I played Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans across the top three positions. Although this is a very good three man unit to have, it highlights the lack of depth the Pelicans...
Via HoopStuff
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Georgetown Player Patrick Ewing Jr. Joins Hoyas Basketball Staff

View image | With his professional playing career behind him, former Georgetown Hoya Patrick Ewing, Jr. is joining the Hoyas’ men’s basketball staff as the director of basketball operations, the school announced Tuesday. Ewing is the son of Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing Sr. The elder Ewing is currently the associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets...
Via KCM Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis wants gold medal more than NBA MVP

Jesse Reed Anthony Davis, center for the New Orleans Pelicans, would much rather have an Olympic gold medal than an NBA MVP trophy in 2016, and his reason might surprise you. Speaking with Chris Palmer, the outrageously talented big man revealed that he’d rather win the gold “because it only comes every four years.” Translation: Davis knows how precious winning a gold...
Via Sportsnaut
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The puzzling journey of Jimmer Fredette

"Jimmer range!" shouts the television announcer, while everyone in the stadium stands up in awe of where number 32 just drained a three. Then, as Jimmer Fredette jogs back on defense, the broadcast goes to a replay.   From the replay it's clear that the standout star for BYU crossed half court envisioning exactly what he was about to do. As his defender backed up, Jimmer...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Terry likely to leave Houston for New Orleans

Jason Terry of the Houston Rockets is likely to be leaving for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans offered Terry a contract to sign with them for two years earlier this month. The Rockets reportedly offered him a veteran’s minimum contract. Terry refused their offer, saying the offer was “insufficient”. Additionally, the Pelicans offered $600,000 more per year than what...
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins reportedly signs with New Orleans Pelicans

Veteran center Kendrick Perkins has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal to join the New Orleans Pelicans, bringing his storied Cleveland Cavaliers career to an end. His final numbers as a Cav: 17 games played with 2.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 fouls, and 1.2 turnovers per game. Perk joined the Cavs in February after being bought out by the Utah Jazz, for whom he never played; the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans want to re-sign Norris Cole

The New Orleans Pelicans have had an active offseason retaining key players and now have Norris Cole as their next target to bring back to New Orleans, according to Cole is a restricted free agent and can play for a one-year qualifying offer if no other teams offer him a contract.  The Pelicans have limited room left for contracts and are looking to sign him to a deal...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans until 2020

With a player of Anthony Davis' talent, there's always a fear he could do something unprecedented and forgo a max extension to control his own destiny. LeBron James did a version of that in 2006 when he took a shorter deal on his first extension to be able to become a free agent in 2010. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh followed suit as fellow members of the class, while Carmelo Anthony...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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