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Here's why the Pelicans can be even better next year

The Pelicans had a fantastic season. They made the playoffs, then gave Golden State a somewhat legitimate scare (the first three games were competitive) in the first round. Their franchise player, Anthony Davis, just turned 22 years old and is already one of the most dominant athletes in the world. The future certainly looks bright. Here's SB Nation's Liam Boylan-Pett with a few...
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Should Pelicans' ownership keep Williams for next two seasons?

If New Orleans didn't qualify for the postseason, Monty Williams would no longer be its head coach.Instead, not only did they make the playoffs, but the Pelicans were competitive against the league's best team, and for that reason The Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith believes Williams deserves to stay on board for at least two more seasons. "Williams has one year remaining on his contract...
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Holiday considering surgery on lower right leg

Thanks to a serious leg injury that limited him to just 40 games during the regular season, Jrue Holiday wasn't as effective in the first round as New Orleans originally envisioned he'd be after trading a lottery pick for his service two years ago. In order to prevent another injury from hampering him in the future, the Pelicans point guard says he plans on having a screw removed...
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Monty Williams Confident In Return As Pelicans' Coach

Monty Williams said he is 100 percent confident in returning as the New Orleans Pelicans' head coach. “I’m confident that I am going to be the coach of this team because Mickey and I talk all the time,” Williams said. “And that has never come up. So I don’t think of anything else. I think of coaching the team… “To me, to have this job is a blessing and privilege. I...
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Anthony Davis To Receive $140M+ Max Offer From Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans will offer Anthony Davis a max contract this offseason that could exceed $140 million. The exact figure of the contract will depend on how the cap increases in 2016, but the Pelicans will offer Davis the maximum allowed. The Pelicans will have until Oct. 31 to convince Davis to commit to the franchise long-term. Because Davis was elected by the fans to start...
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Report: Anthony Davis' next contract will exceed $140 million

Anthony Davis is the definition of a "max" player. He deserves as much money as the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement allows, and then some.  New Orleans knows this more than anyone, and, according to ESPN's Marc Stein, they plan to give Davis exactly what his play warrants."Pelicans officials plan to be aggressive as possible in presenting him with a maximum five-year deal...
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Warriors Save Best for Last in Sweeping Pelicans

Louis Armstrong might have sung, “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans,” but I don’t think the Golden State Warriors will spend any time longing for the days when Anthony Davis was between them and moving forward in the NBA playoffs. Still, after three games that seemed to be going in the wrong direction, Steve Kerr’s bunch put it all together (mostly) in sweeping...
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Warriors Save Best for Last in Sweeping Pelicans

Louis Armstrong might have sung, “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans,” but I don’t think the Golden State Warriors will spend any time longing for the days when Anthony Davis was between them and moving forward in the NBA playoffs. Still, after three games that seemed to be going in the wrong direction, Steve Kerr’s bunch put it all together (mostly) in sweeping...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Summer Scoop: New Orleans Pelicans

Summer Scoop: New Orleans Pelicans
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Anthony Davis: Pelicans planning five-year max contract

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsThe New Orleans Pelicans are fresh off of a disappointing four-game loss against the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. It wasn’t a good showing, but even reaching the postseason was a huge step in the right direction for the Pelicans. Anthony Davis was a huge part of getting them there, and he is about to get a major...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon shows flashes of old in the playoffs

Despite a 4-0 series loss to the Golden State Warriors, Eric Gordon showed flashes of the player the New Orleans Pelicans thought they had traded for four seasons ago. When the New Orleans Pelicans traded Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers four seasons ago, Eric Gordon was considered the best player acquired in return. It wasn’t an outlandish idea — Gordon had averaged...
Via The Lottery Mafia
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Anthony Davis has historical performance in final game of 2014-15 season (video)

Anthony Davis’ season is over, but not after an amazing 2014-15 season that culminated with a playoff debut for the ages. In a 109-98 loss to the Warriors Saturday night, Davis had 36 points and 11 rebounds to close out what has been a remarkable third season for the Pelicans’ 22-year-old franchise player. Thought it […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
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Anthony Davis Gets a Double-Double In Game 4 Loss

The New Orleans Pelicans went down in four games, but Anthony Davis made sure it wasn’t without a fight every game. In his final playoff act, Davis hit up the Warriors for 36 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. “We fought every game,” Davis said. “Even when we were down 20 we still fought — both home and on the road. It’s tough right now to try to take positive things...
Via Hooped Up
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The Rush To Want Monty Williams Out Of New Orleans Is Understandable… But Premature

One can certainly look at the New Orleans Pelicans’ “sweeping” exit from the 2015 NBA Playoffs and conclude that head coach Monty Williams is not likely to lead this franchise to greater riches. However, there’s a difference between “not likely” and “certain,” and it’s this fundamental point which sits at the heart of the matter for basketball analysts. The New...
Via Bloguin Best
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The Rush To Want Monty Williams Out Of New Orleans Is Understandable… But Premature

One can certainly look at the New Orleans Pelicans’ “sweeping” exit from the 2015 NBA Playoffs and conclude that head coach Monty Williams is not likely to lead this franchise to greater riches. However, there’s a difference between “not likely” and “certain,” and it’s this fundamental point which sits at the heart of the matter for basketball analysts. The New...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Swept but striving, Anthony Davis and the Pelicans have arrived

Swept but striving, Anthony Davis and the Pelicans have arrived
Via Philly Sports Live
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors confident after sweep of Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Golden State coach Steve Kerr dead-panned that he'd be relaxing on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas while waiting to find out who would be the Warriors' second-round playoff opponent. ''I'll be in Cabo all week. I told the guys just to get some work in if they want,'' Kerr said, unable to stop himself from smiling before he got to the end of the sentence. Among those...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors end Pelicans playoff run with sweep

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers during a 39-point night, and the Golden State Warriors cruised to 109-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, completing a sweep of their first-round playoff series. Klay Thompson added 25 points for the Warriors, the NBA's top overall seed, who will wait to host Game 1 of their second-round series against the winner...
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Warriors complete sweep with 109-98 win over Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers during a 39-point night, and the Golden State Warriors cruised to 109-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, completing a sweep of their first-round playoff series. Klay Thompson added 25 points for the Warriors, the NBA's top overall seed, who will wait to host Game 1 of their second-round series against the winner...
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Curry leads Warriors to 109-98 win and sweep of the Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Stephen Curry had 39 points, eight rebounds and nine assists and Golden State cruised to 109-98 victory over New Orleans on Saturday night, completing a sweep of their first-round playoff series. Klay Thompson added 25 points for the Warriors, the NBA's top overall seed, who will wait to host Game 1 of their second-round series against the winner of the Portland...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golden State: Not losing to New Orleans, but still snoozing

You snooze, you lose… unless you’re the Golden State Warriors against the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The team with the NBA’s best record is about to reach the second round after a remarkable Game 3 escape. However, a clear pattern of regression coexists with the Warriors’ impending advancement in the playoffs. This captures the mixed-bag...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis is a beast

Even though the Pelicans are down 3-0 in their first round series against the Warriors, the playoffs battles with one of the West's best serve as excellent experience for Anthony Davis. Davis is blossoming at a rapid rate, and has already posted some numbers comparable to some of the game's greats:  Look out league. 
Via Around the Arc
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ouch, that hurt! Which Louisiana loss was most gut-wrenching?

The New Orleans Pelicans are not the only Louisiana team to endure painful losses.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
2 days ago

Monty Williams told team to foul before Stephen Curry's shot

In Game 3, the Pelicans held a three-point lead with just a few seconds left in regulation. Facing one of the best three-point shooting teams in NBA history, common sense says New Orleans should've fouled as soon as possible, sending Golden State to the free-throw line and eliminating the possibility of a big play.   Obviously, that's not how things went down, as Stephen Curry sent...
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Pelicans fan's Anthony Davis unibrow tribute on bare chest may haunt your dreams

The most stunning sight at the Smoothie King Center Thursday night other than Stephen Curry's game-tying three to send the Golden State Warriors into overtime against the New Orleans Pelicans was a Anthony Davis-style unibrow painted onto (and on over the hair on) a middle-aged man's bare chest. Did you miss it? Do you want to see it again? Here we go: That's a visual rivaling the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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