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While the New Orleans Pelicans hold out hope over Anthony Davis' latest injury, the Los Angeles Clippers don't appear to be in any rush to get Blake Griffin back. The scorching Clippers vie for a ninth consecutive win when the Pelicans begin an important road trip Sunday afternoon with Davis' status in question. Los Angeles (24-13) hasn't slowed down a bit with Griffin sidelined...
Via Associated Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Davis day-to-day, X-rays negative after leaving with back injury

Anthony Davis left in the first quarter of the Pelicans' loss to the Pacers on Friday, and did not return after diving into the stands to try to save a loose ball.It looked like a rough fall at the time, but reporters were told afterward that X-rays were negative, and that Davis would be listed as day-to-day."I don't know anything yet,'' Gentry said afterward, via NOLA.com. ''He...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Davis leaves with injury in Pelicans' loss to Pacers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ian Mahinmi had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers posted a 91-86 win over a reeling New Orleans Pelicans team that lost Anthony Davis to a lower back bruise early in the game Friday night. Davis was hurt diving into the stands to stop a ball from going out of bounds on the defensive end. He went to the locker room soon after and never returned...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Anthony Davis hurts his back diving into stands

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has bruised his lower back diving into the stands during New Orleans' game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. The Pelicans say Davis' return to the game is doubtful. Davis dove into the stands on the defensive end early in the first quarter while pursuing a rebound that had been deflected toward the sideline. Davis was...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans on the Struggle Bus

Struggles continue in New Orleans with the Pelicans. After a 105-98 win against the Dallas Mavericks, they lose at home to the Mavericks 100-91 with Dallas resting 4 starters for the night (Dirk Nowitzki, Wes Matthews, Zaza Pachulia, and Deron Williams). Their season has not gone as anyone has intended. New head coach Alvin Gentry was expected to have this team making a playoff push...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry: ‘We are not a good team’

The Dallas Mavericks broke the New Orleans Pelicans. Following a loss to the Mavericks — who were resting four starters — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry decided he’d run out of excuses. Gentry: We are not a good team. I don't know how anyone here thinks we don't have to compete night in and night out. — Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner) January 7, 2016   Gentry continued...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kings' best playoff shot in years

The Sacramento Kings are 14-21 with a -1.9 point differential and they are in 10th place in what has been an unusually down year in the Western Conference. Their offense has slightly improved (12th in the NBA) thanks to George Karl's decision to push the tempo at every opportunity (1rst in pace) but their defense is still one of the worst in the league (22nd). BPI has them projected...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis nails teammate Eric Gordon in face with pass (Video)

Anthony Davis accidentally nailed New Orleans Pelicans teammate Eric Gordon in the face with a pass during the fourth quarter of Monday night's loss in Orlando. Davis was attempting to pass across the court to Tyreke Evans and didn't see Gordon come open in the middle. As a result, Davis threw the ball hard right into Gordon's face. Adding insult to injury, the ball bounced off...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: ‘We just don’t play hard all the time’

The New Orleans Pelicans had high expectations entering the 2015-16 season, but injuries and now effort have kept the team near the bottom of the standings. Following a 104-89 loss to the Orlando Magic, Andrew Lopez of the Times-Picayune notes star forward Anthony Davis said the Pelicans don’t play hard on a consistent basis. “We just don’t play hard all the time. That...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Justise Winslow absolutely rocked an Eric Gordon shot attempt (VIDEO)

Justise Winslow is good at basketball, which is super convenient for him considering his career now involves playing basketball. It is, however, pretty inconvenient for Eric Gordon, who likes making shots on a basketball court, but really struggles to when Winslow gets in his way.During the third quarter of the Heat's Christmas game against the Pelicans, Winslow very much got in...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans reportedly trade Ish Smith to Sixers

Former Pelicans guard Ish Smith (4) dunks the basketball against Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce (34). Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Pelicans have traded point guard Ish Smith to the Philadelphia 76ers, a team he played for last season. Smith shined in the beginning of this season when he was the main option at point guard with Tyreke...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans excited to play on Christmas Day

For the first time since becoming the New Orleans Pelicans, rising star Anthony Davis and his team will be playing on Christmas day. The Pelicans will take on the Heat in Miami, and the honor of playing on Christmas day is not lost on Peilicans' players.''This is my first time and I think it's pretty cool,'' said point guard Jrue Holiday after Wednesday night's 115-89 victory against...
Via Yardbarker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Transcendent Anthony Davis Makes Pelicans Must-Watch On Christmas Day

If you’re a basketball junkie, the NBA on Christmas Day is like, well, Christmas. If you’re more of a casual fan, you’ll likely wait until the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors duke it out in their NBA Finals rematch at 5 p.m. ET, or flip on the television at 10:30 to watch Kobe Bryant’s final Christmas Day game. Allow us to suggest another option: Start watching...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis doesn't play as the Pelicans in NBA2K

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, like plenty of other guys in the NBA, likes to play video games. Davis recently talked about his sports gaming habits with Matt Haag, professional gamer and YouTube personality. Davis talks with Haag about his favorite video games, what he thinks of his player rating on NBA2K16, and plenty more.But the most interesting nugget from the interview...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Adrien takes stolen Mercedes on joyride

What you remember most about Jeff Adrien is probably… nothing. I guess he played for UConn and was considered “a project big with tons of talent” at some point. His most recent pro stint was with the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans. It appears Adrien is better at a different sport, though: stealing cars. Adrien really did steal a car. According to TMZ, the NBA-nobody stole a Mercedes...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Timofey Mozgov with great line: ‘In Russia we ride bears’

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Timofey Mozgov knows Russia is tougher than America. Just ask him. Before Friday night’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, James Jones was talking to reporters about how his contract prohibits him from riding horses. Mozgov heard his teammate and responded with a quote that has no appropriate rebuttal unless you live in Skyrim and have conquered...
Via Sportsnaut
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson unleashes tremendous flop against Cavaliers (Video)

Ryan Anderson probably has a flop fine coming his way after his display Friday night against the Cavaliers. The Pelicans forward was squaring up Kevin Love, and attempted to draw a charge. It was not pretty, and just to clinch how stupid he ended up looking, Love made the basket, too. Points for form. Anderson went down like he’d been shot. Too bad there was barely any contact...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans are hitting their stride

The New Orleans Pelicans began the season 1-11 and have since won three straight games. These victories include wins against the San Antonio Spurs and back-to-back wins against the Phoenix Suns. Many were calling for the Pelicans to throw the season away and begin tanking. However, the Pelicans are now only three games out of the playoffs. The Pelicans’ win in Phoenix against the...
Via isportsweb.com
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Is there hope at the end of the Pelicans' cursed tunnel?

Have you ever been anticipating an event so much that you go over how it’ll turn out in your mind a million times? Then it happens and everything that can possibly go wrong does, and it’s just nothing at all like you thought it would be? Yeah, that pretty much sums up the start of the New Orleans Pelicans’ (1-10) season. The team was in high spirits in anticipation of 2015...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

How Concerned Should We Be On The Pelicans' Nightmare Start?

Adding head coach Alvin Gentry to a young, impressive core made the New Orleans Pelicans everyone's dark horse Finals contender entering this season. But a string of injuries has caused a team ready to explode to instead sputter out of the gate. After securing their first win of the season last night against what looks to be a middling Dallas team, New Orleans is now 1-6 with the...
Via RealGM - NBA
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

What in the world is wrong with the New Orleans Pelicans?

It stung when the New Orleans Pelicans were ousted from the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors via a four game sweep. It stung, but not as much as it otherwise would have. The Pelicans put on a somewhat impossible showcase given they did not win a single game. Readers may better remember it as the Anthony Davis show, during which he put up monster numbers of 31.5 PPG, 3 BLK,...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kendrick Perkins may miss three months with pectoral injury

Well, Kendrick Perkins riding shotgun for the New Orleans Pelicans was fun while it lasted. According to a report on Friday by NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the 30-year-old center could miss three months with a right pectoral injury suffered in Saturday’s loss to Golden State. The 2008 NBA champion signed a deal...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins’ Crazy Spin Move Buckets Will Make Basketball Fans Drool (Videos)

Plot twist: In “Space Jam 2” tiny aliens steal powers from NBA players but give them all to Kendrick Perkins. Except it isn’t a movie, it’s what actually happened Tuesday night in the New Orleans Pelicans’ season-opener versus the Golden State Warriors. Don’t believe us? Explain this video of him back down a defender: I knew All It would Take To See Perkins Score In...
Via NESN.com
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA to stream Golden State Warriors opening game in virtual reality

That whole "the future is here" thing we have heard many times. Well, it didn't vanish with "Back to the Future Day" drawing to a conclusion last week. The NBA is actually planning to live stream the Golden State Warriors opening night game against the New Orleans Pelicans in virtual reality.  You read that right. Virtual reality.  If you own a Samsung Gear VR...
Via Yardbarker
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the future be now for the New Orleans Pelicans?

The vultures are already circling Anthony Davis in New Orleans. Even signing a five-year $145 million extension with the Pelicans hasn't really cooled speculation about his future. Will Davis be the next Kevin Love? Chris Paul? Kevin Garnett? The fundamental problem is obvious - there's no second star to put next to Davis and create the type of title contender that would presumably...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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