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Pelicans' Anthony Davis has groin strain, might play Friday vs. Clippers

  Pelicans coach Monty Williams says All-Star forward Anthony Davis has a mild groin strain and could play again as soon as Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Davis, who was hurt in the third quarter of Wednesday night's 93-85 loss to Denver, had an MRI Thursday morning. The scan revealed a "grade 1" adductor strain, an injury that causes soreness from being over-stretched...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Davis rests groin strain, might play vs. Clippers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pelicans coach Monty Williams says All-Star forward Anthony Davis has a mild groin strain and could play again as soon as Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. The coach says he hopes Davis can not only play, but play his usual 35 to 42 minutes. Specifically, Davis' injury is a grade 1 adductor strain, an injury that causes soreness from being over-stretched...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anderson returns for Pelicans vs. Mavericks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pelicans coach Monty Williams says forward Ryan Anderson is returning to the lineup against Dallas after missing a game with swelling and soreness in both ankles. The 6-foot-10 Anderson is averaging 14.7 points per game this season while shooting 41 percent. But his accuracy from the perimeter - normally his strength - declined sharply during his previous his past...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Wolves PF Cunningham picking up pieces after tumultuous 2014

MINNEAPOLIS -- There was a time when the Target Center held primary meaning in Dante Cunningham's life. This was his workplace. His office. This is where his live-in girlfriend Miryah Herron would come watch him play for the Timberwolves and be waiting outside the locker room for him after games. But Friday night, sitting in the visitors' dressing room on the arena's service level...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise bowling trip jump starts the New Orleans Pelicans

After a disastrous game in Philadelphia Friday where the 76ers led wire to wire, Pelicans players thought they were headed for an intense practice session Saturday in Toronto ahead of a Sunday faceoff with the Raptors. Players and staff boarded the bus, sweats on and shoes in hand, expecting to pull up at a gym. Instead, they disembarked in front of a bowling alley. Coach Monty Williams...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans-76ers Preview

The respective futures of the New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers could be linked for years to come because of their 2013 draft-night trade. New Orleans fared well in its first game without its key acquisition from that deal, however, and could be without Jrue Holiday again Friday night at Philadelphia. The Pelicans (19-19) acquired Holiday from the 76ers in June 2013 in...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams Takes Himself To Task As Pelicans Drop Below .500

Monty Williams took himself to task after the New Orleans Pelicans' 108-100 loss to the Boston Celtics on Monday night. “I am not doing a good job of getting our guys to play the same way every game,” he said. "That has plagued us all year long. We’ve got to — I’ve got to — figure out. We play selfish. We separate when things don’t go well, especially on the road. That’s...
Via RealGM
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans-Celtics Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans have not strayed too far from mediocrity this season, but heading into a long road trip, they'll hope to finally distance themselves from .500 and make a push in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. That quest begins Monday night when New Orleans takes on the struggling Boston Celtics. All five games of the road swing come against Eastern teams, including...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Slumping Grizzlies start slow, fall to Pelicans in the Bayou

NEW ORLEANS -- Tyreke Evans was removed from New Orleans' starting lineup, and then finished off the Memphis Grizzlies. Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds Friday night, leading the Pelicans to a 106-95 victory. "I know my role and I'm comfortable with the guys out there, so I just go out there and try to make it work," Evans said. Evans said the lineup change resulted from a meeting...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Slumping Grizzlies start slow, fall to Pelicans in the Bayou

NEW ORLEANS -- Tyreke Evans was removed from New Orleans' starting lineup, and then finished off the Memphis Grizzlies. Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds Friday night, leading the Pelicans to a 106-95 victory. "I know my role and I'm comfortable with the guys out there, so I just go out there and try to make it work," Evans said. Evans said the lineup change resulted from a meeting...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams vs Dell Demps: who goes first?

As of right now, the New Orleans Pelicans are 17-18 and are ranked fifth in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. To some, tinkering right around .500 may be cause for celebration. Before you break out your finest bubbly apple cider, look closely. Through 35 games last season, the team was 15-20. That’s right, this Pelicans team only has two more wins than that Pelicans...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans-Hornets Preview

New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams wants Anthony Davis to take more shots, and he has a plan to make it happen. Injuries are the biggest reason the Charlotte Hornets have been turning to Kemba Walker lately. Williams hopes his plan for Davis can help the Pelicans bounce back from a listless performance, while Walker will try to carry the Hornets to a third straight victory...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Eric Gordon back at practice after missing 21 games

  New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon, who has missed 21 games with a shoulder injury, has returned to practice and says he might play in Monday night's home game against Washington. Gordon says his status against the Wizards will likely be decided shortly before tip-off, after he's had a chance to participate in a shoot around early Monday and pregame warmups that evening...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon returns to practice for Pelicans

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon, who has missed 21 games with a shoulder injury, has returned to practice and says he might play in Monday night's home game against Washington. Gordon says his status against the Wizards will likely be decided shortly before tip-off, after he's had a chance to participate in a shoot around early Monday and pregame...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Comparing and contrasting Tim Duncan, Anthony Davis

Coach Monty Williams has had numerous conversations with his young star Anthony Davis. At 21-years-old, Davis is a dominant presence on the court, but he's still impressionable and finding his way in the NBA.   One name that has often come up in the discussions between Davis and Williams: Tim Duncan. "They have similar demeanors," Williams said of Davis and Duncan. "There is no...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Interested In Re-Signing Gal Mekel Later In Season

The New Orleans Pelicans waived Gal Mekel but remain interested in potentially re-signing him later in the season. "We just felt like it was a move that we wanted to take a look at him," Monty Williams said. "We thought he did a good job, (but) there are some particulars financially that I am not going to discuss, that's for Dell and his staff (to discuss). They do a good job of...
Via RealGM
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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
December 18, 2014  |  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
December 18, 2014  |  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
December 15, 2014  |  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
December 15, 2014  |  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
December 15, 2014  |  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
December 14, 2014  |  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
December 14, 2014  |  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
December 13, 2014  |  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
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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