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Pelicans Injury Update: Jrue Holiday expects to be limited during early training camp days

New Orleans Pelicans star point guard Jrue Holiday is expecting that his minutes will be limited out the gate once training camp starts. Although this means that Holiday is likely not fully recovered just yet, it also means that he’s is back, which is great news for the NBA. I bet there probably isn’t another player happier to have Jrue back more than teammate Anthony Davis...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Looks Poised For Fresh Start Tuesday as Pelicans Begin Training Camp

Last year was cruel for New Orleans Pelicans sharp shooter Ryan Anderson, who lost his girlfriend Gia Allemand to suicide before the season started, then lost basketball, at least temporarily, due to a frightening and freak neck injury. Now, nine months after his collision with Gerald Wallace on the court in Boston, Anderson appeared to be back to his playful, happy self at the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans downplay pressure to make playoffs

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Anthony Davis doesn't see the point to thinking about what might happen to the only NBA coach he's had if the New Orleans Pelicans fail to make the playoffs again this season. ''We know we have a lot of work to do as a team this season and it starts tomorrow,'' Davis said Monday, referring to Tuesday's first practice of training camp...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Looks Poised For Fresh Start Tuesday as Pelicans Begin Training Camp

Last year was cruel for New Orleans Pelicans sharp shooter Ryan Anderson, who lost his girlfriend Gia Allemand to suicide before the season started, then lost basketball, at least temporarily, due to a frightening and freak neck injury. Now, nine months after his collision with Gerald Wallace on the court in Boston, Anderson appeared to be back to his playful, happy self at the Pelicans...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA GMs on the hot seat

When a general manager’s job is believed to be in jeopardy, it can be a moment of dramatic decisions and wildly diverging forks in the road for an NBA franchise. Picture this: let’s say that the team’s 12th man believes that his job is in jeopardy. Suddenly, that 12th man is very uninterested in whether his team wins or loses—instead, he is totally interested in putting...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans To Miss 3-5 Weeks With Strained Hamstring

Tyreke Evans is expected to miss 3-5 weeks with a strained right hamstring, the New Orleans Pelicans announced on Saturday. "Tyreke injured his hamstring playing pickup basketball out of town last week,” Dell Demps said in a statement. “He is back in New Orleans rehabbing with our medical staff. Hopefully, he will be cleared to play before the season-opener.” Evans appeared...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans say G Evans has strained hamstring, will be out 3-5 weeks

  New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says guard Tyreke Evans has a strained right hamstring that is expected to require about three to five weeks of rehabilitation. Demps says the injury occurred while Evans was playing in a pickup basketball game away from team headquarters last week. Demps says Evans has returned to New Orleans to work with team medical and training...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans say Evans has strained hamstring

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says guard Tyreke Evans has a strained right hamstring that is expected to require about three to five weeks of rehabilitation. Demps says the injury occurred while Evans was playing in a pickup basketball game away from team headquarters last week. Demps says Evans has returned to New Orleans to work with team medical...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Tyreke Evans Out 3-5 Weeks With Hamstring Injury

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans will miss 3-5 weeks with a strained hamstring. Pelicans announced that guard Tyreke Evans is out 3-5 weeks with a strained right hamstring. Opportunity for Jimmer Fredette to step in. — Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) September 27, 2014 Evans averaged 14.5 points, five assists and 4.7 rebounds per game last season.
Via Thacover2
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Tyreke Evans Out 3-5 Weeks With Hamstring Injury

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans will miss 3-5 weeks with a strained hamstring. Pelicans announced that guard Tyreke Evans is out 3-5 weeks with a strained right hamstring. Opportunity for Jimmer Fredette to step in. — Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) September 27, 2014 Evans averaged 14.5 points, five assists and 4.7 rebounds per game last season.
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans hoping John Salmons can make impact at small forward

This summer, veteran small forward John Salmons wasn’t considered one of the top available players in free agency. But he was near the top of the New Orleans Pelicans’ priority list. He was targeted because of his experience and potential to be a consistent contributor. For the past three seasons, the Pelicans desired consistency from 24-year-old small forward Al-Farouq Aminu...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans roll out new unis

On Tuesday, the New Orleans Pelicans revealed a new red version of their uniforms to the media. Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers, Eric Gordon, and Jimmer Fredette all modeled the newest uniform addition. via @PelicansNBA–Pelicans’ Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon in the new red uniforms These unis will be worn four times throughout this season, including opening night. They’re–um–okaaayyyy...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers ‘Man On A Mission’ Episode 1

In episode one of “Man On A Mission” New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers continues to put in the work necessary for him to reach the next level before the upcoming season begins. The post Austin Rivers ‘Man On A Mission’ Episode 1 appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans unveil new alternate uniform

When the New Orleans Pelicans take the court in New Orleans on October 28 to open the 2014-15 season, they'll be resplendent in red, outfitted in the team's new uniform.  The Pelicans' alternate uniforms captures the character of the Crescent City: the letters "N" and "O" combine to form a basketball on the shorts' waistband. The jersey front...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
16 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
20 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
20 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
22 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 Thacover2
25 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
26 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
26 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
27 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.
Via Hooped Up
28 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
28 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.
Via Pro Bball Report
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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