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Tyreke Evans out for Pelicans vs. Rockets because of bruised knee

  New Orleans guard Tyreke Evans will miss the Pelicans' game Thursday night at Houston because of a bruised right knee. Coach Monty Williams says Evans was injured when he bumped knees with a teammate Tuesday night and that they'd re-evaluate him Friday. ''He's had some swelling in his knee," Williams said. "Any time you bump it like that, you want to make sure it's OK.'' Evans...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Evans out for Pelicans against Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) New Orleans guard Tyreke Evans will miss the Pelicans' game Thursday night at Houston because of a bruised right knee. Coach Monty Williams says Evans was injured when he bumped knees with a teammate Tuesday night and that they'd re-evaluate him Friday. Williams says: ''He's had some swelling in his knee. Any time you bump it like that, you want to make sure it's OK...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jazz-Pelicans Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans nearly toppled the NBA's best team despite lacking Anthony Davis. Faced with his possible absence again Tuesday night, they hope to have enough to get by the struggling Utah Jazz. New Orleans (11-12) led league-leading Golden State by eight points with 4:16 left in regulation Sunday but lost 128-122 in overtime. Davis, who is the NBA's only player averaging...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What exactly is going on in Sacramento?

With the 2014-15 NBA season a fourth of the way completed, time is running out for head coaches leading underachieving squads, like, Monty Williams of the New Orleans Pelicans for instance, but essentially nobody expected the proverbial hourglass to be empty for Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Malone. But all the sand had reached the bottom and Malone was relieved of his coaching...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What exactly is going on in Sacramento?

With the 2014-15 NBA season a fourth of the way completed, time is running out for head coaches leading underachieving squads, like, Monty Williams of the New Orleans Pelicans for instance, but essentially nobody expected the proverbial hourglass to be empty for Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Malone. But all the sand had reached the bottom and Malone was relieved of his coaching...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Barnes leaves vs. Pelicans after elbow to mouth

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Golden State forward Harrison Barnes has left Sunday night's game against New Orleans to receive treatment for a laceration in his mouth and Warriors officials say his return his questionable. Barnes was hit hard by an elbow from Dante Cunningham as the Pelicans forward, who had the ball, pivoted near the basket on New Orleans' offensive end. Earlier, forward Anthony...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis will sit out Pelicans' game against Warriors because of chest injury

New Orleans forward Anthony Davis will sit out the Pelicans' game Sunday night against the Golden State Warriors because of a chest injury that occurred Friday night in a victory over Cleveland. Pelicans coach Monty Williams says Davis is sore and the club wants to be cautious about an injury the coach referred to as a "freak deal." Davis left Friday night's game in the first quarter...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans forward Davis questionable vs Warriors on Sunday

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against Golden State because of a chest contusion that forced him from Friday night's victory over Cleveland. Pelicans coach Monty Williams says Davis spent Friday night at a hospital, where tests didn't find any serious injuries that would be expected to sideline Davis for...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis questionable vs Warriors on Sunday

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against Golden State because of a chest contusion that forced him from Friday night's victory over Cleveland. Pelicans coach Monty Williams says Davis spent Friday night at a hospital, where tests didn't find any serious injuries that would be expected to sideline Davis...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is rising superstar Anthony Davis the NBA's next MVP?

DALLAS -- He has two gold medals with Team USA, national endorsement deals and funny television commercials, and as of last week a Sports Illustrated cover for the first time as a pro. He's being discussed as potentially becoming the youngest MVP in league history, and he has arguably the most ambitious unibrow the game's seen since Ramon Rivas (Google him). So what doesn't 21-year...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams, Pelicans like direction team is headed

DALLAS —€” The best way for a coach to get his name off the hot seat is for his team to get on a hot streak. Whenever the inevitable hot-seat segment comes up on any national sports show, be it television or radio, Monty Williams' name is quick to crack the top of the list.  After all, the New Orleans Pelicans' coach is in his fifth season with the club, one that's now supposed...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers drop Boozer, Lin from starting 5, then fall to Pelicans

  Anthony Davis is just scratching the surface, and New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams is itching to see how much more the third-year forward can accomplish this season. Davis scored eight of his 23 points in the final 6 minutes of the fourth quarter, Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, and the Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night. "He's just...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans-Hawks Preview

Anthony Davis' outstanding season has the New Orleans Pelicans hoping to finally gain traction in the Western Conference, but an inability to work the offense through their big man in their latest loss has Monty Williams concerned. They'll look to get Davis considerably more involved Friday night as they continue a road-heavy stretch against the Atlanta Hawks. Davis took only 12...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans-Jazz Preview

The New Orleans Hornets don't use many passes in their halfcourt sets and they rank among the leaders in points in the paint. No team passes the ball as much as the Utah Jazz. The Pelicans have dropped their last five visits to Salt Lake City ahead of Saturday night's matchup of contrasting styles against Quin Snyder's new-look Jazz. New Orleans (6-5) entered Friday averaging a league...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Ryan Anderson 'overjoyed' about impact of article on girlfriend's suicide

The article itself can be tough to read, let alone imagining living through the nightmare personally. In a recent Sports Illustrated exclusive, author Chris Ballard goes in depth with the New Orleans Pelicans Ryan Anderson about the suicide of his reality TV star girlfriend Gia Allemand last summer: how it happened after the two had quarreled, how Anderson found her dangling from...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves-Pelicans Preview

New Orleans coach Monty Williams knows the Pelicans must play well against both perennial bottom feeders and title contenders to compete in the Western Conference. That sentiment will certainly apply Friday night when the Pelicans host the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves. "The West is unreal," Williams said. "This is the toughest the Western Conference has ever been, in my opinion...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Darius Miller welcomes daughter

New Orleans Pelicans reserve man Darius Miller has not been with the team for the past few games for "Personal reasons" according to head coach Monty Williams. Turns out the personal reason is the birth of his first child, a daughter, named Nadia Belle Miller. Miller and his college sweetheart Brynne Carolyn welcomed Nadia on November 6. She arrived early, at 35 weeks, weighing just...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marines scrimmage with Pelicans at practice

The Pelicans Thursday practice was certainly not what one would expect a little more than 48-hours out from taking on the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. Twenty special guests were the center of attention: observing practice, then interacting with players and coaches, even scrimmaging with the players. The guests were 20 local Marines, invited for the day to thank them for their...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans hilariously awkward opening night intro

The 2014 NBA season is being welcomed with open arms. Once again, this Pelicans team has been highly anticipated in the off-season. What was not anticipated, however, was the video intro skit featuring Coach Monty Williams and his team. The Pelicans crew showed off their acting–um–abilities–in this short video featuring celebrity Chef John Besh. Although Austin Rivers probably...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wrist-i-Cuffs

So this is why preseason wrap ups are tough.  News flutters around willy-nilly like that bag that dumbass had an obsession with in American Beauty.  And most of the news has about as much meaning... First there's Razzball lovebrows Anthony Davis spraining his wrist last night, and Monty Williams held him out as a precaution.  Davis wanted to come back into the game, but Monty...
Via Razzball Basketball
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Tyreke Evans to Start at Small Forward

New Orleans Pelicans wing Tyreke Evans has all the traits of being a really good sixth man. He can be an explosive scorer who can carry the offensive load for a team’s second unit and he can facilitate for others. Coach Monty Williams envisioned Evans being his sixth man heading into the new season, but that’s all changed now. After less than stellar performances from three potential...
Via Standing O Sports
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

Editor's note: This is the seventh of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Omer Asik; PF Anthony Davis; SF Tyreke Evans; SG Eric Gordon; PG Jrue Holiday. Reserves PF Ryan Anderson; G Austin Rivers; F John Salmons; G Jimmer Fredette; F Darius Miller; G Russ Smith; F/C Patric Young; C Jeff Withey; C Alexis Ajinca; F Luke Babbitt...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Monty Williams And The NBA Coaches With The Most Heat

Monty Williams And The NBA Coaches With The Most Heat By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff.. With only thirty spots existing in the entire world, being a head coach in the NBA comes with a massive amount of responsibility. All of them are under constant scrutiny by fans and analysts, but a select few will go into this season under a notable amount of pressure. This doesn’t...
Via HoopStuff
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

Are the Pelicans ready to become a regular playoff contender or destined to return to the lottery for the fourth straight year? The Pelicans have gone all-in. With a roster revolving around All-Star Anthony Davis, the Pelicans made a flurry of moves that indicate the franchise is in win-now mode. In an already deep Western Conference, are the Pelicans ready to become a perennial...
Via The Lottery Mafia
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The not-so-easy task of Monty Williams next season

January 8, 2014: Wizards 102 Pelicans 96–The Pelicans, who were in the second game of a back-to-back go into the fourth quarter of this game down by 21 points. The late crew managed to go on a 14-1 run and close the Wizards‘ lead to six points. Instead of finishing strong and closing out the game, the team went with a lineup which Monty Williams later described as, “…The...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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