PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Tony Allen signing one-year deal with Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans are definitely making a push to upgrade their backcourt this offseason. After signing former NBA champion Rajon Rondo and re-signing Jrue Holiday earlier the summer, the Pelicans are reportedly bringing in Tony Allen. Allen, 35, is a three-time All-NBA First Team Defense performer and will bring a tremendous amount of toughness to New Orleans’ perimeter...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce calls on 2008 Celtics to end feud with Ray Allen

Paul Pierce thinks it’s time for the 2008 Boston Celtics to let bygones be bygones. Pierce was recently reunited with Ray Allen for a celebrity basketball game in China, and took the opportunity to call on Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett to reunite with the guard — who fell out with his former Celtics teammates over his decision to join their rivals in Miami in 2012. Will this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Under-The-Radar: How Will Jrue Holiday And Rajon Rondo Coexist?

Alright, take a deep breath everyone. Unless you’re a close personal friend of JaMychal Green, the rest of this offseason will probably be a breeze. Witnessing one of the most dramatic summers in recent memory has left fans and writers struggling to grasp what the hell just happened. How will James Harden and Chris Paul fare together? Who will make the playoffs in the West? How...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for DeMarcus Cousins and the Pelicans?

In Kevin Arnovitz’s lengthy examination of the mutually toxic relationship between the Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins, the temperamental star reflects on a January 2015 film session in which he screamed at interim head coach Ty Corbin and stormed out of the room: I feel bad for Ty Corbin… He’s a great guy who was put in the worst possible situation—the worst. On first...
Via RealGM - NBA
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans interested in trading for Iman Shumpert

The New Orleans Pelicans’ desperation for wing depth has them searching far and wide for potential solutions.Cody Taylor of Basketball Insiders reported this weekend that the Pelicans are interested in acquiring Iman Shumpert from the Cleveland Cavaliers.The Pelicans were already paper thin on the wings, and the problem got even worse with the recent revelation that forward Solomon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Frank Jackson will undergo surgery after breaking foot

Frank Jackson’s professional career is off to a rough start.The New Orleans Pelicans rookie guard broke his foot according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and will undergo surgery on Friday. The Pelicans made Jackson the first pick in the second round of the draft.Jackson dealt with a stress fracture during his freshman season at Duke and decided to undergo surgery in May. He was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

What makes Anthony Davis the 9th best player in the NBA?

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: Remember the parlor game we played with Kristaps Porziņģis? You know, the one where we cherry-picked a game from his season and showed that no one...
Via The Sports Post
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cousins weighs in on Trump, blasts Confederate statues

DeMarcus Cousins didn’t hold back when expressing his opinions on President Donald Trump and the current controversy surrounding the removal of Confederate statues and monuments across the country.The New Orleans Pelicans superstar unleashed a profanity-laden rant against Confederate statues, telling a TMZ camera crew, “Take all them (expletive) down,” Cousins said … “Take...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 18, 2017  |  Discuss

What makes DeMarcus Cousins the 18th best player in the NBA?

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: We talked about Boogie’s three-point shooting as a reason he is better than Klay Thompson. But, the fact that he makes three-pointers doesn’t say...
Via The Sports Post
August 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Demarcus Cousins: A kingmaker after all

A man a little too well known for his proficiency in antagonistic behavior overshadowing his supreme talent in the purple and slate gray, DeMarcus Cousins, still looms as a central figure in Sacramento. He’s the catalyst, the kingmaker you could say, of the current happiness and hope emanating around Sac—a place once as bleak, colorless and jail-like as a Robert Bresson film...
Via RealGM - NBA
August 14, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis jokes that kids were asking him about trade rumors at his basketba...

Via NOLA.com
August 08, 2017  |  Discuss

BIG3 Week 7: Where's Iverson and where's the love between StatJack and Oak?

The biggest story of the week had nothing to do with what happened on the court, but rather who failed to show up in Dallas. Allen Iverson was a no show in Week 6 as his team, 3’s Company, earned their second win of the season over Power. Iverson was spotted gambling in Chicago the night before the game, then eating in a Chi-town restaurant as the games were happening. League owner...
Via Yardbarker
August 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Why Jrue Holiday is the 47th best player in the NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: Jrue Holiday has every NBA skill. He is above-average across the board. He makes almost 37 percent of his three-pointers. Additionally, he plays very...
Via The Sports Post
July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Early Summer League Notes on the New Orleans Pelicans

Okay, so only two games have been completed in the NBA Summer League so far for the New Orleans Pelicans. And again, this is the Summer League, which is composed of many rookies and D-League players as coaches try to develop the youth on their roster to potentially make a spot on their professional team. But with this in mind, there is still plenty of enough to discuss during those...
Via isportsweb.com
July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pelicans guard Frank Jackson on rehabbing his injured foot, sitting out Summer League

The Pelicans picked Jackson with the 31st pick in the 2017 NBA Draft
Via NOLA.com
July 05, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pelicans assistant Jamelle McMillan on Cheick Diallo's improvement

Jamelle McMillian will be the head coach for the Pelicans Summer League team
Via NOLA.com
July 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Growing resignation’ that Jrue Holiday stays with Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday was expected to be among the top free agent players at his position.While that might still very well be the case, there’s reportedly concern among other NBA teams that Holiday will ink a lucrative five-year deal with New Orleans quickly after free agency starts. This would be a rather large boon for New Orleans in free agency. With...
Via Sportsnaut
June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Offseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

After making the playoffs in 2015, the New Orleans Pelicans have fallen back over the past two years. A portion of this can be blamed on the failure of Anthony Davis to stay healthy, but that an easy, surface level assessment. The bigger challenge has been the inability to put other high end talent around Davis. At the trade deadline in 2017, New Orleans took a big step towards changing...
Via RealGM - NBA
May 15, 2017  |  Discuss
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