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Anthony Davis will be NBA's best player in less than 5 years

Every time Team USA gets together, there's talk of how players return to the NBA better. They can see how other stars work, go against them in practice and refine their individual games. If there's one guy this summer who people are talking about using this experience as a springboard to superstardom, it's New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis. His college coach...
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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
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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
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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...
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Via NBA Draft Blog
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New Orleans Pelicans: What is the Pelicans’ Biggest Weakness?

New Orleans Pelicans: What is the Pelicans’ Biggest Weakness? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… By trading for Jrue Holiday for Nelens Noel and a 1s torund pick and signing Tyreke Evans in the offseason, the Pelicans were picked by many to be a potential playoff team heading into the 2014 season. A starting lineup of Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans, Ryan Anderson...
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New Orleans Pelicans: 5 Toughest Games For 2014-15

The New Orleans Pelicans are all in on making the 2015 playoffs. After trading three first-rounders for Jrue Holiday and Omer Asik in the last two drafts, the Pelicans have mortgaged their future for immediate success while banking on the future superstardom of Anthony Davis. The roster still has many questions, most importantly regarding perimeter […] New Orleans Pelicans: 5 Toughest...
Via NBA Draft Blog
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The Brow Rises

Anthony Davis played his first game since entering the NBA in front of his hometown of Chicago on Friday, August 15. It was a dominating performance against the Brazilian national team, especially given the opponents' impressive front court of quality NBA big men. Nene, Tiago Splitter, and Anderson Varejao are all above average starting bigs in the league Yet when it came time...
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New Orleans Pelicans: Should Ramon Sessions Be A Target?

Currently on the Pelicans roster, there are two candidates to play backup point guard. Their names are Austin Rivers and Jimmer Fredette. Stop laughing.  Brian Roberts (not the baseball player) had a decent season for them last year, but he is now in Charlotte. It should be assumed that General Manager Dell Demps will address […] New Orleans Pelicans: Should Ramon Sessions Be...
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Nene compares Anthony Davis to Dhalsim from Street Fighter

Washington Wizards forward Nene plays against New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis twice a year. So you would think that Nene would know how to play against Davis right? Well Davis and his US teammates faced Brazil’s National Team last Saturday and Nene watched Davis show why he is one of the premier young players in the league. After the game, Nene spoke to the media and...
Via No Guts, No Glory
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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...
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Pelicans Injury Update:Jrue Holliday is looking healthy

The New Orleans Pelicans won 34 games in the 2013-2014 season and finished well 28 games behind the eventual NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs. Heading into training camp next month, the Pelicans are looking for a healthy roster, which was not the case most of last season.  Only four players on the Pelicans' roster appeared in at least 70 games and 21 different players suited...
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Stat Central: The Value Of Rim Protection

The general wisdom in the NBA is that rim protection is extremely valuable, which is why someone like Omer Asik got paid by the Houston Rockets $24 million over three years and why the New Orleans Pelicans were willing to part with a first-round draft pick to pair him up with Anthony Davis. Roy Hibbert, […] Stat Central: The Value Of Rim Protection - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit ...
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Good news for Pelicans: Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson all healthy, working out

The Pelicans were ravaged by injuries last season: Jrue Holiday played 34 games, Ryan Anderson 22, Eric Gordon 64, and even Anthony Davis missed 15 games. This season, if they can stay healthy the Pelicans are a playoff team in the West. Which is why this note from GM Dell Demps, via Nakia Hogan of the Times-Picayune, is a good sign.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans power forward Anthony Davis is a dangerous Pelican

Spectacular New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks in Team USA’s 95-78 win over Brazil on Saturday. The 21-year-old Davis, who suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand on December 1, battled back spasms in the springtime and has been a somewhat fragile employee in the association. Still, Davis averaged...
Via Sports by Colin
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Team USA Defeats Brazil, 95-78

It was a long time coming, as Derrick Rose made his 2014 United Center debut in Team USA’s first exhibition, helping the squad to a convincing 95-78 victory over Brazil in Chicago. While Rose was the one receiving “MVP” chants, feeling the pressure from the Chicago faithful to shoot the ball each offensive possession of his 24 minutes, another Chicago native stole the show...
Via The League News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis dives into stands during USA-Brazil exhibition game

At the start of the fourth quarter of tonight’s USA-Brazil exhibition game, New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis showed off his athleticism in the period. After trying to chase down a loose ball, Davis found himself diving into the stands at the United Center and leaping past the front row: That was pretty incredible, Anthony! *** Davis leaps into stands during USA-Brazil...
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Anthony Davis says Beyonce is his “future wife”

With all the reported problems in Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z’s marriage, the pop diva may have a new knight in shining armor waiting for her in NBA superstar and USA basketball team member Anthony Davis. During a public appearance in his hometown of Chicago, Davis referred to Beyonce as his “future wife.” The host of the event then brought up Hova’s prodigious financial prowess...
Via The Sports Bank
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis says the Pelicans are going to the playoffs

At a public appearance in his hometown of Chicago, NBA superstar Anthony Davis said his New Orleans Pelicans are going to the playoffs this season. He proclaimed it, and making a statement that displays confidence and leadership. Davis also took ownership, adding that is was “on us” (meaning the Pelicans obviously) to get it done. He’s in town with Team USA basketball, and...
Via The Sports Bank
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis wears interesting attire for Boost Mobile commercial

We all know that one of the spoils of being an NBA player is the fact that you get to appear in commercials and recently, New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis got dressed up for a commercial. Apparently, Davis is filming a spot for Boost Mobile and a photo of him dressed up in some 18th Century-Spanish garb is floating around the web. Check out the photo in the below tweet from TheSportsJunky1...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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