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Why the New Orleans Pelicans didn’t make the playoffs

The New Orleans Pelicans were more then confident when the players first laced up their shoes for the 2013-2014 NBA season. Now that the season is over, the fans of New Orleans can go back into hibernation.  Another disappointing season is in the books for the Pelicans as they finished the regular season with a 34-48 on Wednesday night. Two games left on the Pelicans roster, and...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans View Pierre Jackson As Asset, Remain Unsure On Signing Him For 14-15

Dell Demps discussed the New Orleans Pelicans' future with Pierre Jackson, a leading scorer in the NBA D-League whom New Orleans never signed to a rookie scare contract. ''He’s an interesting one," Demps said. "He played really good in the D-League. I think he was the leading scorer. We’ve followed him and been in contact with him. When we made the trade...
Via RealGM
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nina Agdal’s Butt Could Save The New Orleans Hornets

Nina Agdal decided to shoot some hoops, and that just gave us a fabulous new idea for how a few struggling NBA teams could g…
Via COED
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Surmount Slow Start To Win 10th Straight Over Pelicans

The Pelicans tried as hard as they could to hang. They even had the score tied 17-all with 4:17 to play in the first. Unfortunately for them, that’s when the bottom fell out. Nick Collison lays it up as Reggie Jackson looks on. Jackson finished the game with 11 points. A 22-8 run pushed the Thunder lead to 14 (39-25), and they never looked back. The Pelicans never did shave the...
Via KC Sports Ninja
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Season Grade and Analysis

New Orleans Pelicans: Season Grade and Analysis By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… Record: 33-48 * 12th in West Analysis: The season was a disappointing one for the Pelicans who were thought to be a sleeper pick for the playoffs in the West. Derailed by injuries, they never really had their core together for any significant length of time forcing head coach Monty Williams...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyreke Plundah’s Da Thundah

I don't know today's title has a Boston accent, just sorta happened!  Tyreke Evans absolutely tore up the Thunder last night, slashing-n-gashing his way to a 41/9/8/3/0 line with only one turnover.  I don't know what's crazier, that line or a Pelicans win!  That starting NO line-up other than Evans was scrub city.  If you followed the news leading up to this game...
Via Razzball Basketball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Austin Rivers; Thunder's Nick Collision Ejected for "Fighting Fouls"

Monday night's entertaining matchup between the playoff bound Oklahoma City Thunder and the struggling New Orleans Pelicans provided more fireworks than anyone would have predicted. The show was highlighted by a chippy encounter between the Thunder's big man Nick Collison and the Pelicans point guard Austin Rivers that started with a few shoves and ended with ejections...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

TLN PICK: Most Improved Player

Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans is the most improved player this season. You know you’re something special when you’re the face of a team. I always thought that Davis was good, I never thought of him as an all-star player though. Last year, […] The post TLN PICK: Most Improved Player appeared first on The League News.
Via The League News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets take Pelicans down in 4th quarter

After two straight losses on the road, the Rockets were looking for a bounce back win when they hosted New Orleans on Saturday night. That wouldn’t come easily, however, as the Rockets required late-game heroics to pull out a 111-104 win at Toyota Center. A couple of Pat Beverley 3-pointers, a Jeremy Lin layup and steal and clutch free throws by James Harden in the final minute...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook denies Alexis Ajinca with flying block

There are few players in the NBA who are as crazy athletic as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and during last night’s Pelicans-Thunder game, he showed that he could swat even big centers. In the third quarter of play, the Pelicans got the ball to back-up big man Alexis Ajinca who appeared to have an easy shot. That was until Westbrook denied him with a flying block...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

OKC tops short-handed New Orleans Pelicans

The opponent was inferior, injured and in a tailspin. And against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Thunder had little incentive to play up to par. But Serge Ibaka forced his team to come out with the right focus. His energy and effort, seen just 15 seconds in when he caught a pass out of a pick-and-roll with Russell Westbrook and threw down a ferocious one-handed dunk over New Orleans...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook’s Monster Block on 7-footer Alexis Ajinca (Video)

Russell Westbrook has been going off since returning from his latest knee injury, averaging 22.3 points and 6.8 assists since February 20th. This past Friday Westbrook put up a solid 24-5-7 line in OKC’s 116-94 win over the Pelicans, including one monster block on Alexis Ajinca, New Orleans’ 7-foot-2 center. Not bad for a guy listed at 6-foot-3. Westbrook’s playing with a...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis Fans "Browing Up" In Support of Most Improved Player Campaign

James Harden imitated it during Foot Locker's recent NBA All Star television spot. Boost Mobile actually gave it a voice back in a May 2013 advertisement. President Barack Obama has even mentioned it whiles speaking about Team USA’s Olympic gold medal in basketball. Now, hundreds of fans of New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis are donning unibrows and swarming to...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Eric Gordon To Have Knee Surgery

New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon will miss the remainder of the season to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week, team announced on Thursday. Gordon is expected to make a full recovery. Gordon averaged 15.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting in 64 games this season.  Gordon underwent his first arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee in February of 2012. H...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon To Have Knee Surgery

New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon will miss the remainder of the season to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week, team announced on Thursday. Gordon is expected to make a full recovery. Gordon averaged 15.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting in 64 games this season.  Gordon underwent his first arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee in February of 2012. H...
Via Thacover2
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis will stockpile MVP votes next year

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis will be shelved for the remainder of the 2013-2014 campaign. The 21-year-old Davis, who suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand on December 1, has been battling back spasms for the past week. Davis averaged 20.8 points, 10.0 boards and a league-leading 2.8 blocks over 67 games. Despite Davis’ brilliance, New Orleans (32...
Via Sports by Colin
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans give out unibrows for Anthony Davis award campaign

It’s that time of year where the postseason awards debate is in full force. Many teams around the NBA have been sending packages to media members in the hope of gaining votes for a respective player on their team. The New Orleans Pelicans have joined in the fun by creating a unibrow campaign titled ‘Bigger, Better, Brower” to further Anthony Davis’s cause for the Most Improved...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon To Undergo Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Eric Gordon will miss the remainder of the season to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week, the New Orleans Pelicans announced on Thursday. Gordon is expected to make a full recovery. Gordon averaged 15.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting in 64 games this season.
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Shutting Anthony Davis Down for Remainder of Season

The New Orleans Pelicans announced Thursday that All-Star Anthony Davis will sit the final four games of the season. CBS Sports reports that Davis is going to miss time due to back spasms. Davis has missed 11 games already this season, but will sit the last four because of back spasms, the team announced Thursday. Davis will join Eric Gordon (left knee), who has already been ruled...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

James Southerland To Sign With Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans will use an injury exemption to create roster space to sign James Southerland out of the NBA Development League, a league source told RealGM. Southerland’s deal for the remainder of the season won’t carry into 2014-15. The Pelicans had received an exemption that allows the team to exceed 15 players on the roster, which has sustained significant injuries...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans shut down Anthony Davis due to injury

The New Orleans Pelicans have shut down their biggest stars in big man Anthony Davis and guard Eric Gordon. With the NBA season all but in the books, the Pelicans would be foolish to push their two premium assets to play with zero to gain. The team issued a press release that detailed the medial reasoning for the moves. The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that forward/center...
Via Players View
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Anthony Davis shut down for the rest of the season

The Pelicans will rest Anthony Davis for the team's final four games because they need more pingpong balls, uh, I mean because he is injured. Davis has missed 11 games already this season, but will sit the last four because of back spasms, the team announced Thursday. Davis will join Eric Gordon (left knee), who has already been ruled out for the rest of the season. The Pelicans...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis injuries a concern?

Back injuries are one of the worst set backs a basketball player at any level can encounter. Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans is having major back issues and could certainly set him back in the future.  Davis has a bright future nonetheless, however, back issues can stick with a player for quite sometime. Davis hasn’t had that many health issues this season. That can’t...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon may be headed to surgery…again

A couple of months ago, I may have spoken too soon when I said Eric Gordon has been the healthiest person on the entire Pelicans team this season. Cue in Gordon missing the last nine games for New Orleans as well as news being broken that he’s done for the season. The culprit this time is knee tendonitis. Now, I honestly thought it was “tendonitis,” i.e., there’s no point...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns pick up needed win in playoff pursuit

NEW ORLEANS -- Gerald Green scored 21 points, and the Phoenix Suns won their third straight game, 94-88 over New Orleans on Wednesday night. Goran Dragic had 20 points and nine assists for the Suns, who are clinging to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Eric Bledsoe added 16 points and P.J. Tucker 15 for the Suns, who handed the Pelicans their sixth straight loss....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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