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New Orleans Pelicans seek to take care of business against Dallas Mavericks without Jrue Holiday (flu)

No Smith Jr. or Matthews but Barnes and Barea likely to play. Following morning shootaround, Head Coach Rick Carlisle divulged that J.J. Barea would try and give it a go while Harrison Barnes and Dorian Finney-Smith would be available. At least Dennis Smith Jr. and Wesley Matthews will be sidelined! 2017-18 NBA Regular Season vs 40-30 (19-15 Home) 22-48 (8-26 Away) ...
Via The Bird Writes
25 minutes ago

New Orleans Pelicans: Rajon Rondo gets mentioned Ray Allen’s Book

The New Orleans Pelicans point guard is the subject of some developing controversy with his former team. The New Orleans Pelicans and Rajon Rondo met each other at just the right time. Rondo has seamlessly become apart of the Pelicans...
Via Pelican Debrief
8 hours ago

NBA Preview: New Orleans Pelicans aiming for easy win, hoping for some rest against Dallas Mavericks

Anthony Davis and crew look to gather a painless W before entering the back half of their five game in six night homestand.   The Pelicans are in the eye of the storm. While a five game home stand with guests like the Lakers and Mavericks may not seem all too formidable, five games in six nights certainly is, and the Pelicans will need to find time for as much rest as they can...
Via The Bird Writes
10 hours ago

The Bird Calls Podcast Ep. 94: Pelicans salvage weekend, props to Alvin Gentry, and here comes the back-to-back-to-back!

Anthony Davis continued his dominance over the Celtics but Cheick Diallo made for a nice surprise. The New Orleans Pelicans earned a split over the weekend, but thinking about the loss to the Houston Rockets still leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth. It’s not so much that the Pelicans lost, but rather how they were beaten on their home floor. Anthony Davis was manhandled throughout...
Via The Bird Writes
12 hours ago

Rajon Rondo on Ray Allen's book: He just wants attention

Rajon Rondo probably isn’t going to be picking up a copy of Ray Allen’s new book anytime soon. But, he wouldn’t mind some royalties from “From The Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love”. That’s because his name appears often throughout the book. But, these mentions don’t paint the most positive of pictures.Rondo doesn’t mind too much, though. In fact, he believes Allen...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans success this season will live and die on Nikola Mirotic

The New Orleans Pelicans fanbase is breathing a sigh of relief following the teams 108-89 win versus Boston. Now begins a tough week for NOLA. The New Orleans Pelicans came through on a must win against the Boston Celtics. Now, they...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Pelicans Notes: Davis, Benson, Gentry, Jackson

Pelicans owner Tom Benson passed away earlier this week at 90 years old. Benson struggled for almost a  month with flu-like symptoms. He has been posthumously honored by many in the sports world and earned praise for his efforts to keep professional football and basketball in the state of New Orleans.Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis was among those to speak highly of Benson. Davis...
Via Hoops Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rondo: Ray Allen just seeking attention with new book

Ray Allen’s new autobiography included some unflattering anecdotes about Rajon Rondo, and the point guard is firing back.In his upcoming book “From The Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love,” Allen alleged that the Boston Celtics were ready to trade Rondo to the New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul, but that coach Doc Rivers didn’t want to foist Rondo on his close friend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Gentry fined $15,000 for criticizing officials

It didn’t take long for the league to respond to Alvin Gentry. Following their loss Saturday night, the New Orleans Pelicans head coach would get some things off his chest. But that’s not all. Gentry would also call out officials, claiming they don’t call games consistently.“The thing that bothers me more than anything, and I really don’t care, is that we try to play the right way...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gentry rips official in loss to Rockets

Alvin Gentry probably doesn’t mind that a fine likely awaits him. But after his Pelicans fell to the Rockets Saturday (107-101), he couldn’t take it anymore. Instead, insisting that Anthony Davis doesn’t get calls.“The thing that bothers me more than anything, and I really don’t care, is that we try to play the right way and we play our ass off, and then what happens to us is that...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Frank Jackson won’t play this season

The Pelicans have given up on rookie point guard Frank Jackson seeing any playing time before the end of the season, tweets Scott Kushner of The Advocate.Coach Alvin Gentry confirmed to reporters today that Jackson has been ruled out for the rest of the year. The second-round pick out of Duke has been recovering from surgery on his right foot after fracturing it in late August. He...
Via Hoops Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis says he’s ‘forever indebted’ to the late Tom Benson

Anthony Davis on Friday honored the memory of New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson, who passed away Thursday at the age of 90. The Pelicans drafted Davis with the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, which came only months after Benson, who also owned the New Orleans Saints, acquired the team. Davis in a tweet said he will be “forever indebted” to both Benson and the owner...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans and Saints owner Tom Benson dies at the age of 90

A fixture within the New Orleans sports community for the past several decades, New Orleans Pelicans and New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has died at the age of 90.The Saints themselves made the announcement on Thursday.“Tom Benson, 90, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 15 at Ochsner Medical Center with his wife Gayle Marie Benson at his side. Mr. Benson was hospitalized...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans notes: G League team plans on hold; Jrue Holiday hits contract bonus

A report way back in March of 2017 indicated that the Pelicans planned on launching a G League affiliate of their own for the 2018-19 season. Since then, there have been a handful of updates on the franchise’s hunt for an appropriate spot for that affiliate to play, with an offseason report suggesting the decision would likely come down to Shreveport, La. vs. Pensacola, Fla.However...
Via Hoops Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans mid-season moves paying dividends in the Big Easy

Prior to All-Star C DeMarcus Cousins‘ left Achilles’ tendon rupture, the New Orleans Pelicans were becoming one of the rising powers in the NBA. They had just beaten the Western Conference’s then second-seed team in the Houston Rockets, and had just started to truly jell as a team before Cousins went down in that marquee victory. Understandably, losing one of the team’s two All-Star...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Davis 'day-to-day' with ankle sprain, doubtful for Friday

New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis had an MRI on his left ankle on Thursday that reportedly revealed a sprain and will likely keep him out of Friday’s game.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN called the injury “day-to-day.” On Wednesday night after the game, Davis’ ankle was said to be “swelling significantly,” which is more evidence that this injury will likely keep him out for longer...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cousins cracked funny joke to Davis after rib injury

Anthony Davis left Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers after suffering a rib injury in the first half, but he later returned after X-rays were negative. Had he remained out of the game, it may have cost him an Achilles tendon.After he led the New Orleans Pelicans to a 121-116 win with a game-high 41 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and three steals, Davis revealed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pelicans' Anthony Davis has historic February with MVP-like performances

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis recorded a string of historic performances throughout the month of February. Davis ended February averaging 35.0 points and 13.0 rebounds, joining Moses Malone as the only players in the past 40 seasons to average at least 35 points and 10 rebounds for an entire month.
Via NOLA.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Mirotic adds insult to injury after Bulls’ brutal loss to Sixers

The Bulls suffered arguably their worst loss of the season on Thursday night, and a former member of the team elected to rub some salt in the wound after the game.Chicago had a three-point lead over Philadelphia with less than 12 seconds remaining in the Eastern Conference matchup, and the Bulls wisely elected to foul J.J. Redick, rather than giving up a three-pointer to potentially...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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