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Pelicans end season with a 105-100 win against the Rockets

It was a meaningless game in yet another lost season. In a 6 ½-month span of basketball that was ravaged by injuries and, at times, dumbfounding lapses, the squad the New Orleans Pelicans ran out on the court for their season finale Wednesday night vaguely resembled the unit that opened the season with so much promise. The best thing that likely can be said about this trying season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Season Grade and Analysis

New Orleans Pelicans: Season Grade and Analysis By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… Record: 33-48 * 12th in West Analysis: The season was a disappointing one for the Pelicans who were thought to be a sleeper pick for the playoffs in the West. Derailed by injuries, they never really had their core together for any significant length of time forcing head coach Monty Williams...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant Compared To Len Bias By Monty Williams

Monty Williams compared the style of Kevin Durant to Len Bias, who was the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft out of Maryland. “(Durant)’s a very unique player, reminds me of what Len Bias would have been if he played in the league,” Williams explained. “(At) 6-8, 6-9, can shoot it and run, can dunk and defend, play many positions. I’m just impressed by the way he...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans head coach Monty Williams says Kevin Durant reminds him of Len Bias

Tonight, the New Orleans Pelicans will face the Oklahoma City Thunder and star Kevin Durant. He is the type of player that is almost impossible to stop offensively, and is having a MVP caliber year. Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said that Durant reminded him of Len Bias the former Maryland player who was taken by the Boston Celtics in 1986 at the second pick, but unfortunately...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans head coach Monty Williams says Kevin Durant reminds him of Len Bias

Tonight, the New Orleans Pelicans will face the Oklahoma City Thunder and star Kevin Durant. He is the type of player that is almost impossible to stop offensively, and is having a MVP caliber year. Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said that Durant reminded him of Len Bias the former Maryland player who was taken by the Boston Celtics in 1986 at the second pick, but unfortunately...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans without Davis vs. Suns because of back spasms

Pelicans coach Monty Williams says All-Star forward Anthony Davis is unable to play in Wednesday night's game against Phoenix because of back spasms.
Via FOXSports.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans without Davis vs. Suns

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pelicans coach Monty Williams says All-Star forward Anthony Davis is unable to play in Wednesday night's game against Phoenix because of back spasms.
Via FOXSports.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans G Eric Gordon expected to miss last five games

Pelicans coach Monty Williams does not expect guard Eric Gordon to play in any of New Orleans' final five games this season. 
Via FOXSports.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dissecting Davis' growth: Now and year later

As the New Orleans Pelicans prepare to officially roll out the team's campaign supporting Anthony Davis for Most Improved Player in the NBA, the decision has already been made in the minds of his coaches. Monty Williams is one of the more measured NBA head coaches when it comes to extolling his team's virtues or celebrating individual accomplishments. For Williams though...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams starts Anthony Davis for Most Improved Player campaign

With awards season fast approaching in the NBA, we've reached the point in time where head coaches double as lobbyists, promoting their players for individual awards and honors.
Via FOXSports.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis is a game-time decision at Utah

New Orleans All-Star forward Anthony Davis (back spasms) will be a game-time decision to play in Friday’s Western Conference game against the Utah Jazz. Davis participated in shootaround this morning at EnergySolutions Arena. “He’s been doing a lot of stuff the last two days,” Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said of Davis’ activity since he left Wednesday’s game at Denver...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Summit's defensive wisdom inspires Monty Williams

Monty Williams found a new way to deliver his message to the Pelicans after listening to legendary University of Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.
Via FOXSports.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams says there are no plans yet to shut down Eric Gordon

Although New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon has missed six consecutive games with tendinitis in his left knee, there are no plans yet to shut him down for the rest of the season. Pelicans coach Monty Williams said Gordon’s status will be determined on a game-by-game basis, but he will not play on Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets after sitting out the shootaround...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans minus Gordon, Roberts; Burks out for Jazz

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Coach Monty Williams says guards Eric Gordon and Brian Roberts will miss New Orleans' game against Utah.
Via FOXSports.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans upset Miami Heat 105-95

There is no denying who these New Orleans Pelicans are: a young, injury-prone bottom tier NBA team. That may not always be the case. In a season that'll ultimately end with New Orleans missing the playoffs for the third straight time, the Pelicans continue to take strides in their development. Saturday night was a major step. The Pelicans, with second-year phenom Anthony...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans forward Anthony Davis eager to return against Atlanta Hawks

Without Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans were overmatched by the Toronto Raptors earlier this week, unable to effectively rebound or hold a 14-point lead. Despite the deflating 107-100 loss, Pelicans coach Monty Williams feels much better about heading into Friday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks, who are on a five-game winning streak. After missing Wednesday&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis out due to upper respiratory infection

Anthony Davis will not play tonight against Toronto, due to an upper respiratory infection. News and updates from the Smoothie King Center prior to Wednesday’s interconference game between Toronto and New Orleans: • Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said some of his players were “under the weather” today, including Anthony Davis, who is uncertain to play vs. Toronto due to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Monty Williams "Re-Assessing Goals" in Near Future

The New Orleans Pelicans have won their last 3-out-of-5, but with time running down on the season, the 26-win Pelicans will soon be changing the team's priorities. Friday night the goal versus the wounded Portland Trailblazers was to snag another taste of victory. The Pelicans fell shy of that 111-103 and are still one-victory away from tying last year's win total. Soon...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans beat Lakers 132-125 to end eight-game losing streak

With his team reeling, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams shuffled his starting lineup, pressed for urgency from his players and scheduled extended shootaround sessions in hopes for a breakthrough. It had little impact until Tuesday night, when the Pelicans pushed with effort and executed effectively for a change before having to hold off a late rally from the Los Angeles...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans gets stuck in elevator, almost misses start

Tweet New Orleans head coach Monty Williams had plans to start forward Tyreke Evans Friday night against the Phoenix Suns, his first start as a member of the Pelicans, but Williams’ plans nearly fell through after Evans got stuck in an elevator at the team hotel prior to the game… New Orleans coach Monty Williams says he plans to start Tyreke Evans tonight – but Evans...
Via Los That Sports Blog
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Elevator almost ruins first start of year for Pelicans' Evans

PHOENIX -- New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans will be hard to beat in extended hang time Friday night. Scheduled to make his first start of the season in the Pelicans' game against the Suns at US Airways Center, Evans almost had to be scratched after getting stuck in an elevator at the team's hotel. "There's no other way to put this," Pelicans coach Monty...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gordon: Current Pelicans squad deserves more time

Eric Gordon expressed confidence Tuesday that he won't be traded this season and said it would be premature to break up the team that Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams put together for this season. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday afternoon, and with 30 games left, the Pelicans (23-29) are 7 1/2 games out of the Western Conference's final playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans coach Monty Williams doesn't think Eric Gordon or Tyreke Evans will be traded before Thursday's deadline

With Thursday’s trade deadline approaching, speculation persists about the New Orleans Pelicans' front office listening to offers for Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans. But Pelicans coach Monty Williams said after Monday’s practice that he expects for both players to still be with the team after the trade deadline passes. ''I don’t know where all that stuff comes from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the New Orleans Pelicans Anti-Player’s Coach Monty Williams Loved or Hated?

New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Monty Williams is not a player’s coach. He’s here to teach, like it or not and if his players want to, they can be friends later.
Via Pro Bball Report
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Monty Williams Isn’t Worried About Hurting His Players Feelings

Monty Williams doesn’t want to a player’s buddy, pal or friend. He has an old school mentality and his coaching philosophy that has been molded by working with or playing for ornery coaches like Gregg Popovich, Larry Brown, Nate McMillan and Pat Riley.
Via Hoops Addict
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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