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Anthony Davis Could Become Only Player With NCAA, Olympic, FIBA And NBA Title

After Sunday’s Team USA gold medal win, the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, who has blossomed into one of the fives best player’s the NBA right now, could become the first player to ever with an NCAA Championship, Olympic and FIBA gold medal and an NBA Title. Of course Anthony Davis has won NCAA title […] The post Anthony Davis Could Become Only Player With NCAA, Olympic...
Via Diehardsport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Holiday, Anderson gear up as Pelicans camp nears

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday has been feeling the best kind of pain this week - that general muscle soreness that comes from finally playing the sport he loves again. Sharp-shooting forward Ryan Anderson will have that same feeling in a week or so, and he can't wait. The prominent pair of Pelicans have been medically cleared for 5-on-5, full-speed court...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Jrue Holiday goes full contact in drills for first time since season-ending injury

After having a promising season cut short in January by a season-ending stress fracture in his right tibia, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday was back penetrating between defenders Thursday at the team's practice facility. For the first time in six months after requiring surgery and having an extended rehabilitation schedule, he was finally cleared for contact work...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott reveals Lakers coaching staff additions

The Los Angeles Lakers haven't made an official announcement, but head coach Byron Scott has detailed the coaching staff he will be bringing to the sidelines this season with the Lakers. His coaching staff will include his son Thomas Scott, Larry Lewis, Paul Pressey, Mark Madsen and Jim Eyen, reports the Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina. Medina also notes that there is...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Austin Rivers: “This Is My Year”

Austin Rivers has reached a pivotal point in his career.  The son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, was supposed to lift the New Orleans Pelicans to new heights coming out of Duke. Rivers took a step forward last season in a backup role, and told John Reid at the Times Picayune that this is his year.  ”I was constantly working the entire summer,” Rivers said. ”I gained 10...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Austin Rivers: “This Is My Year”

Austin Rivers has reached a pivotal point in his career.  The son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, was supposed to lift the New Orleans Pelicans to new heights coming out of Duke. Rivers took a step forward last season in a backup role, and told John Reid at the Times Picayune that this is his year.  ”I was constantly working the entire summer,” Rivers said. ”I gained 10...
Via BlackSportsOnline
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Austin Rivers stayed focused through trade rumors this summer

Even when New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers was the subject of trade rumors this summer, he didn't stop working. Instead of wondering where he may end up, he stayed focused on getting better. He spent time in Houston working with former NBA player and coach John Lucas and also in Los Angeles with skills trainer, Rob McClanaghan, whose clients include Oklahoma City Thunder...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Still View Austin Rivers As An Asset

With Austin Rivers showing improvement in his second NBA season, the New Orleans Pelicans still consider him a valuable asset, according to sources. It apparently turned out to be a deciding factor on why they didn't trade him, despite listening to offers. At one point it looked like Rivers would need to be included in the Pelicans' deal for Omer Asik due to salary cap restraints...
Via RealGM
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Injury Update: Ryan Anderson cleared for full body contact

The New Orleans Pelicans had a tough 2013-2014 season with a 34-48 record, 28 games behind the San Antonio Spurs in the Southwest Division. The season-ending injury to Ryan Anderson on January 3 typified the season for the Pelicans. Anderson was enjoying his best season to date when he collided Boston’s Gerald Wallace. The good news is that Anderson has been cleared for full...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Ryan Anderson Cleared For Contact

Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson took to Twitter Wednesday to announce that he has been cleared for contact work. I’m cleared for contact! After 8 months out, I can finally play again. Thank you God! http://t.co/gIgcP7ZF61 — Ryan Anderson (@ryananderson33) September 3, 2014 This is great news for coach Monty Williams and company as Anderson is […] New Orleans Pelicans...
Via NBA Draft Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers’ Handles Are In Fine Form

The New Orleans Pelicans should be getting the Austin Rivers they have ever had when the season begins. Dude has been putting in work this summer, especially on the ball handling side of things. The post Austin Rivers’ Handles Are In Fine Form appeared first on Hooped Up.
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Ryan Anderson cleared for contact

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has been cleared for contact, he announced on Instagram. He suffered a herniated disc in January and had surgery in April. "After 8 months out, I can finally play again," he wrote. "Thank you God!"
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

FIBA World Cup Studs From Day 4 Omer Asik And Anthony Davis

Tuesday’s action at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain continues to provide a platform for NBA and international players to strut their stuff and a pair of Pelicans stood out. Omer Asik had a massive game but failed to propel Turkey to the win. Anthony Davis had another big outing for the unbeaten USA.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Davis throws down sick one-handed alley-oop

During USA Basketball’s beat down of Turkey at the 2014 FIBA World Championship, Anthony Davis threw down a sweet one-handed alley-oop jam courtesy of Klay Thompson, who found him while he was cutting. Coach K’s squad didn’t quite score 100 points, but they did win 98-77 after surprisingly trailing by 5 at the half. [@cjzero] The post Anthony Davis Throws Down Ridiculous...
Via Diehardsport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis with a sick-one-handed slam (video); Shades of Final Four vs. Louisville

Team USA got off to a slow start vs. Turkey in their Sunday World Cup matchup. The US fell behind early and went into halftime trailing by five, but were able to take command of the game in the second half. The final dagger that sparked the UK was this one-handed slam by New Orleans Pelicans […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Run And Gun Time For The Pelicans

When you boast an athletic young core with the likes of Anthony Davis as one of your big men, one would assume that you would at least be in the top 10 when it comes to pace of play. In the curious case of the Pelicans, they ranked 22nd last season out of 30 teams. There […] Run And Gun Time For The Pelicans - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion and Stats All About The NBA
Via NBA Draft Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis embracing Team USA leadership role

Anthony Davis is eager, not to mention proud, to accept the physical risks that go with playing without pay for Team USA. With the FIBA World Cup approaching this weekend, Davis said playing for his country does more than make him a better player. It's also a way to spend his offseason doing what he loves while showing his appreciation for others who've made greater sacrifices...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Sign Veteran John Salmons

The New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement with free agent small forward John Salmons, adding depth at the position following the departure of Al-Farouq Aminu to Dallas this offseason. The addition of the veteran Salmons provides the Pelicans some depth at the small forward position. The 34-year old Salmons, drafted 26th overall by Philadelphia in the 2002 draft, averaged...
Via The League News
25 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Welcome (Officially) John Salmons

It was announced Tuesday that the Pelicans have signed veteran forward John Salmons to a one-year contract. Apparently, this deal was agreed upon last month, but general manager Dell Demps had to work out some kinks in his contract before it could be finalized. The addition of Salmons is a puzzling one, given that the Pelicans […] New Orleans Pelicans: Welcome (Officially) John...
Via NBA Draft Blog
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans officially sign small forward John Salmons

The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday they have signed free agent small forward John Salmons to a one-year contract, although he verbally agreed to join the franchise more than a month ago. A delay in the announcement occurred because Pelicans general manager Dell Demps had to work out some specifics in Salmons' contract before it could be finalized, according to sources...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans officially sign free-agent forward John Salmons

  The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free-agent contract. Salmons, whose acquisition was announced by the club Tuesday, has played 12 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his career. The 34-year-old Salmons entered the NBA with Philadelphia after being selected 26th overall in the 2002 draft....
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans acquire veteran 6-foot-6 F John Salmons

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free agent contract. Salmons, whose acquisition was announced by the club Tuesday, has played 12 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his career. The 34-year-old Salmons entered the NBA with Philadelphia after being selected 26th overall in...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Injury Update: Ryan Anderson hopes to be 100 percent by camp

The New Orleans Pelicans had a tough 2013-2014 season with a 34-48 record, 28 games behind the San Antonio Spurs in the Southwest Division. The season-ending injury to Ryan Anderson on January 3 typified the season for the Pelicans. Anderson was enjoying his best season to date when he collided Boston’s Gerald Wallace. The good news is that Anderson was back with his teammates...
Via Sports Injury Alert
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What To Make Of Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon is known more for the amount of money on his contract nowadays rather than his actual play on the court. This to me is sad, given the amount of talent he has displayed over the course of his short NBA career. One could point to his lack of luck when it comes to injuries as a […] New Orleans Pelicans: What To Make Of Eric Gordon - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
Via NBA Draft Blog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: 5 Bold Predictions for 2014-15

The New Orleans Pelicans are going to be a very intriguing team to keep an eye on this season, and definitely have the talent and potential to make the playoffs if they stay healthy. Anthony Davis will be leading the way once again for them, and he is likely going to be a much improved […] New Orleans Pelicans: 5 Bold Predictions for 2014-15 - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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