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Pelcians' Davis and Asik emerging big man duo

After an initial test, it seems new starting center Omer Asik will live up to expectation in New Orleans. General manager Dell Demps brought Asik in as the "missing piece" to free up star power forward Anthony Davis, and so far, Asik is delivering. Asik and Davis, who both played in the FIBA world championships for their respective countries – Turkey and the USA, have...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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Charles Barkley: Anthony Davis is 'the next superstar'

Move over, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. There's a new superstar in town, at least according to NBA legend and TNT analyst Charles Barkley. The big guy spent much of Tuesday's opening night praising the third-year power forward. "If you haven't got a chance to see Anthony Davis play, man, you've got to," Barkley said during the broadcast. "We're...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers’ Anthony Davis Reminds Folks That He Is Not Pelicans’ Anthony Davis

This tweet by the 49ers Anthony Davis was welcomed, as it is every year.  Being confused by someone can be frustrating but when you have the same name, it’s going to happen a lot more constantly. When we first Googled football player Anthony Davis, Pelicans Anthony Davis dominates that Google search. Here is a friendly reminder by the football player himself. It's that time...
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis Had a Monster First Game

We are only a day into the season, but Anthony Davis separated himself from the pack already with a monster near triple-double performance tallying 26 points, 17 rebounds and a career high 9 blocks. Which propelled the New Orleans Pelicans to a 101-84 victory against the visiting Orlando Magic. The post Anthony Davis Had a Monster First Game appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
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Watch: Anthony Davis starts NBA season with near triple-double

TweetNew Orleans Pelicans (lol) forward/center Anthony Davis is quickly establishing himself as one of the NBA’s best players. Tuesday night, Davis filled up the stat sheet against the Orlando Magic to help validate that claim. Davis went off against the overmatched Magic front line, putting up 26 points, 17 rebounds and swatting away 9 blocks on his way to a near triple-double...
Via Los That Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Anthony Davis wreak havoc on the Orlando Magic

  Anthony Davis put the basketball world on notice last night.  The New Orleans Pelicans star dropped  26 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks, three steals and two assists on opening night to lead his team to a 101-84 win over the Orlando Magic.  Oh and those 26 points were scored while making 45% of his shots.  If Davis isn’t on your list of favorite players to watch yet, do...
Via All Sports Everything
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Anthony Davis starts NBA season with near triple-double vs Magic (Video)

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis started the new NBA season Tuesday night with a strong performance as he nearly achieved a triple-double while leading the Pelicans to a 101-84 victory over Orlando.Davis scored 27 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and had a career-high 9 blocks in the game. This highlight real from the season opener shows just how dominant Davis really...
Via Holdout Sports
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Magic caught in the Pelicans’ splash zone

One day, not so long ago, Ryan Anderson was crushing teams’ spirits in a Magic uniform. Some day soon, Channing Frye could be used in the same way in pick and pops to burn teams with the 3-pointer, making teams stick to the perimeter and opening things up in the paint and driving lanes. That day came. That day will come. Tuesday night, that day came against the Magic. The long...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis Dominates, Pelicans Soar Over Magic

Anthony Davis opens the season strong with 26 points, 17 rebounds, 9 blocks, 3 steals and 2 assists. With high expectations entering the season, Anthony Davis started his 3rd year in the NBA with a tremendous performance to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic. Dominating on both offense and defense, Davis dazzled the Magic and led his team to...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis just misses triple-double as Pelicans rout Magic

  Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson, coming back from surgery on a herniated disk that cost him more than half of last season, scored 22 points. The Pelicans' new 7-foot center, Omer Asik, had a double-double with 14 points...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic corrals 23 rebounds, Magic drop opener to Pelicans on road

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson, coming back from surgery on a herniated disk that cost him more than half of last season, scored 22 points. The Pelicans' new 7-foot center, Omer Asik, had a double-double...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis power Pelicans past Magic, 101-84

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson, coming back from surgery on a herniated disk that cost him more than half of last season, scored 22 points. The Pelicans' new 7-foot center, Omer Asik, had a double-double...
Via AP on Fox
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Nikola Vucevic corrals 23 rebounds, Magic drop opener to Pelicans on road

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson, coming back from surgery on a herniated disk that cost him more than half of last season, scored 22 points. The Pelicans' new 7-foot center, Omer Asik, had a double-double...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Overpower Magic on Opening Night

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images Tuesday night the Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans helped tip off the 2014-2015 NBA season. Even without being on national television, it’s always a special honor. Well, Orlando begins their season 0-1 as the Pelicans took down the Magic 101-84. It got ugly in the fourth quarter with the Magic trailing by as many as 23 points...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans hilariously awkward opening night intro

The 2014 NBA season is being welcomed with open arms. Once again, this Pelicans team has been highly anticipated in the off-season. What was not anticipated, however, was the video intro skit featuring Coach Monty Williams and his team. The Pelicans crew showed off their acting–um–abilities–in this short video featuring celebrity Chef John Besh. Although Austin Rivers probably...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson returns to court after career-threatening injury

Tuesday's season opener for the New Orleans Pelicans marks an important milestone for 3-point sharpshooter Ryan Anderson. The game versus the Orlando Magic marks Anderson's first return to regular season NBA action since a terrifying injury early last year made him question if he'd see the court professionally again. "After all that happened, just to be playing is...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A new year, another chance for the talented Pelicans to break through

In the 2013-14 season, the New Orleans Pelicans won 34 games and finished as the 12th seed in the harsh Western Conference. Looking at that for what it is, you might think the Pelicans do not have much going for them and are likely doomed for the West cellar against. But when you look deeper into the issue, you realize New Orleans was just destroyed by injuries last season. Anthony...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A new year, another chance for the talented Pelicans to break through

In the 2013-14 season, the New Orleans Pelicans won 34 games and finished as the 12th seed in the harsh Western Conference. Looking at that for what it is, you might think the Pelicans do not have much going for them and are likely doomed for the West cellar against. But when you look deeper into the issue, you realize New Orleans was just destroyed by injuries last season. Anthony...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic at Pelicans game preview

Time: Pregame begins at 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Sports Florida Among rebuilding teams in the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans are in an enviable position. They're the only team with Anthony Davis. Davis looks to build on his fantastic sophomore campaign as the Pelicans host the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night to open the season. Davis averaged team highs of 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic at Pelicans game preview

Time: Pregame begins at 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Sports Florida Among rebuilding teams in the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans are in an enviable position. They're the only team with Anthony Davis. Davis looks to build on his fantastic sophomore campaign as the Pelicans host the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night to open the season. Davis averaged team highs of 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic-Pelicans Preview

Among rebuilding teams in the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans are in an enviable position. They're the only team with Anthony Davis. Davis looks to build on his fantastic sophomore campaign as the Pelicans host the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night to open the season. Davis averaged team highs of 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.8 blocks last season for New Orleans (34-48) and continued...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott not sure Dwight Howard is serious about winning titles

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard clashed during Dwight’s only season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Most of the clash had to do with the difference in personality between the two; Kobe is very serious, while Dwight is more playful. Ahead of Tuesday’s season-opening game between Kobe’s Lakers and Howard’s Rockets, new Lakers head coach Byron...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how good can Anthony Davis be?

Just how good is Anthony Davis? That’s not really a fair question. See, for the past two years, New Orleans has stuck him with a mishmash of ball-dominant guards, shoot-first big men, one-dimensional wings, and Austin Rivers. As far as thoughtful roster construction went, New Orleans was at the bottom of the barrel. But now? Things have changed. Davis played over 40 percent of...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans News: New Orleans exercise fourth-year option on Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans have announced today that the team has exercised the $7.0M fourth-year option on their star Power Forward, Anthony Davis.                                               Davis was the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and has been a pivotal piece to the Pelicans' rebuilding plan ever since. In his first two seasons he has...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Decline Fourth-Year Option On Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans will not exercise the fourth-year player option on Austin Rivers, according to sources. Rivers was the 10th overall pick to the Pelicans in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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