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Anthony Davis: ‘I’m never going to turn down shooting threes’

Anthony Davis has already solidified himself as the heir apparent to LeBron James’ throne as the best player in the NBA, and now, the New Orleans Pelicans power forward is adding the three-point shot to his arsenal. In an interview with SLAM magazine, Davis said he won’t be passive from downtown, either. “I’m going to mix it up. I love playing down low, but at the same...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: More Than Just A Playoff Team?

(Dec. 1, 2014 – Source: Stacy Revere/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Western Conference has managed to get even stronger this offseason, with the Blazers’ drop out of contention equaled by the Thunder’s rise back into the championship picture. The vast majority of people have boiled the conference down to five teams with legitimate...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Jeff Withey Signing Grade

(Nov. 20, 2014 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 years, Partially Guaranteed (200k Guaranteed in the first year) After a quiet couple of years in New Orleans, Jeff Withey felt that it was time for a change of scenery, and signed a two year deal with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. At just 25 years of age he...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans teams up with VSP Vision Care to give free glasses to kids in need

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans has once again teamed up with VSP Vision Care to provide free eye exams and glasses for children in need. This is a program he’s been helping to grow in his home town of Chester, Pa. since joining the Pelicans in 2013. Pelicans' Tyreke Evans has joined VSP Vision Care to provide free exams & give free glasses to those in need in his...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis wants gold medal more than NBA MVP

Jesse Reed Anthony Davis, center for the New Orleans Pelicans, would much rather have an Olympic gold medal than an NBA MVP trophy in 2016, and his reason might surprise you. Speaking with Chris Palmer, the outrageously talented big man revealed that he’d rather win the gold “because it only comes every four years.” Translation: Davis knows how precious winning a gold...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Adrien Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pelicans

Jeff Adrien and the New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a one-year deal to play for the veteran's minimum. Adrien averaged 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 17 games last season. The Pelicans have been courting him throughout free agency, but the Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Withey Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Jazz

Jeff Withey and the Utah Jazz have agreed to a two-year, partially guaranteed deal. Withey has a strong chance of making Utah's opening night roster as they currently have just 13 guaranteed contracts. Withey's deal includes a team option in the second year. Withey has played his first two seasons in the NBA with the New Orleans Pelicans.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry: 'No doubt' Anthony Davis will one day be MVP

There is a ton of optimism surrounding the Pelicans and how they'll fare next season, thanks to a combination of a new head coach in Alvin Gentry who is expected to turbo-charge the offense, along with the continued development of Anthony Davis, who's already viewed by many as being a top-three player in the league.But for New Orleans to truly improve, they'll need to be better on...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Spike Lee narrates NBA 2K16 trailer hyping Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is expected to help the Pelicans make a true leap this season, and the folks at NBA 2K are making sure to jump on the bandwagon as early as possible.In a new trailer for NBA 2K16, Spike Lee narrates an inspiring story about Davis, one that bridges his past to what should be an extremely successful future.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The puzzling journey of Jimmer Fredette

"Jimmer range!" shouts the television announcer, while everyone in the stadium stands up in awe of where number 32 just drained a three. Then, as Jimmer Fredette jogs back on defense, the broadcast goes to a replay.   From the replay it's clear that the standout star for BYU crossed half court envisioning exactly what he was about to do. As his defender backed up, Jimmer...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans expecting 'serious improvement' in low post game of Anthony Davis

There's a lot of excitement surrounding the Pelicans in advance of the upcoming season, and with good reason.The team has arguably one of the game's top-three players in Anthony Davis, and will have a new head coach in Alvin Gentry who is expected to crank up the tempo while improving the New Orleans offense.But internally, there's another reason the team can't wait to get things...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans sign rookie guard Dejean-Jones

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have signed rookie guard Bryce Dejean-Jones. The 6-foot-6, 209-pound Dejean-Jones played for the Pelicans' Las Vegas summer league team, averaged 12.8 points on 62 percent shooting in six games. He also averaged 1.5 steals in that span. Dejean-Jones, whose signing was announced by the Pelicans on Thursday, played in college at Iowa State...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson finishes fourth in Teammate of the Year vote

Tim Duncan won the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, which is voted upon by the league's players. Ironically enough, guys aren't allowed to vote for players on their own team, which makes you wonder how accurate a representation this particular award truly is. Nevertheless, the Pelicans' Ryan Anderson finished fourth out of the 12 players that received votes. The award is...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Anthony Davis explains what went wrong the (one) time he shaved brow in high school

New Orleans Pelicans' All-Star forward Anthony Davis has long since accepted that despite having an incredible 7-foot-5 wingspan, his most discussed physical attribute is his unibrow. In fact he trademarked the phrase "fear the brow." “I don’t want anyone to try to grow a unibrow because of me and then try to make money off of it,” Davis told CNBC in 2012. “Me and my family...
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Anthony Davis on The Late Late Show with James Corden

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis was a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden and the all-star forward got a chance to discuss his record-breaking contract, being on the cover of NBA 2K16 and he showed James how to Whip and Nae Nae. The post Anthony Davis on The Late Late Show with James Corden appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Anthony Davis makes appearance on 'Late Late Show'

The Pelicans Anthony Davis celebrated his new $145 million contract and NBA 2K16 cover with a guest appearance on the Late Late Show with James Corden Tuesday. Davis appeared relaxed and comfortable, discussing everything from why he turned down an offer to appear on Dancing With The Stars to his younger years when he was embarrassed by his trademark unibrow. "I never groom the brow...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis does the 'Nae Nae' on 'Late Late Show'

Anthony Davis celebrated his new $145 million contract and NBA 2K16 cover with a guest appearance on the Late Late Show with James Corden Tuesday. Davis appeared relaxed and comfortable, discussing everything from why he turned down an offer to appear on Dancing With The Stars to his younger years when he was embarrassed by his trademark unibrow. "I never groom the brow, I do nothing...
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Anthony Davis shows off dance moves on The Late Late Show with James Corden

We all know that New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is pretty good at the sport of basketball and if you wondered about his dancing ability, Anthony showed that he can bust-a-move when he needs to. Last night, Davis was a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden and was asked about his dancing ability which eventually led to him showing off his smooth dance moves: Anthony...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Dejean-Jones signs partially-guaranteed deal with Pelicans

Bryce Dejean-Jones went undrafted after playing for three different colleges in five years, but impressed enough at Summer League to earn a contract with the Pelicans.New Orleans signed him to a partially-guaranteed three-year deal, reports John Reid of NOLA.com.Dejean-Jones lit it up in the Pelicans' Summer League finale, scoring 25 points against the Phoenix Suns. He was the team...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry likely to leave Houston for New Orleans

Jason Terry of the Houston Rockets is likely to be leaving for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans offered Terry a contract to sign with them for two years earlier this month. The Rockets reportedly offered him a veteran’s minimum contract. Terry refused their offer, saying the offer was “insufficient”. Additionally, the Pelicans offered $600,000 more per year than what...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis, Pelicans to get more national TV exposure

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis is already a superstar in the NBA, but the lack of national exposure hasn’t helped “The Brow” become a mainstream celebrity. That’s about to change. The league released its 2015-16 schedule Wednesday night, and the Pelicans will appear on ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBATV a combined 21 times throughout the regular season. New Orleans...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis best defensive plays from 2014-15 season

In regards to the best defensive player in the association, there are many notable names to consider but near the top of the list has to be New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. Last season, Davis led the league in blocked shots with nearly three blocks and also averaged over one steal per game for the Pelicans. Check out some of his best defense moments in the below video clip...
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Pelicans finish 8th in NBA.com's offseason rankings

The Pelicans didn't do much this offseason in terms of making sweeping changes to the personnel on the roster.But the moves they did make might be enough to see them take a significant leap next season.A change at the head coaching position, bringing in the offensive-minded Alvin Gentry in exchange for the more defensive-oriented Monty Williams, along with the signing of franchise...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the New Orleans Pelicans backcourt

Last week I took a look at the Pelicans’ big men and how they fit in New Orleans. I’ll now shift my focus to the backcourt and attempt to make sense of the guards that will be tasked with feeding their budding superstar, Anthony Davis. Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, and Tyreke Evans will presumably round out the starting lineup alongside Davis and center Omer Asik. As the small...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

In the Western Conference, one of the more interesting teams has to be the New Orleans Pelicans and their incredible superstar player Anthony Davis. Last season, the Pelicans made it into the playoffs and faced the Golden State Warriors in the first round but ended up losing in four games but put together an impressive effort against the West’s top team. Check out some of their...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss
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