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PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
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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
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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
14 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
24 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Davis throws down sick one-handed alley-oop

During USA Basketball’s beat down of Turkey at the 2014 FIBA World Championship, Anthony Davis threw down a sweet one-handed alley-oop jam courtesy of Klay Thompson, who found him while he was cutting. Coach K’s squad didn’t quite score 100 points, but they did win 98-77 after surprisingly trailing by 5 at the half. [@cjzero] The post Anthony Davis Throws Down Ridiculous...
Via Diehardsport
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Figuring out Jimmer Fredette’s role with the Pelicans

The Pelicans made a few off-season moves thus far, most of which were just small splashes. One of those splashes came in the signing of former Kings guard Jimmer Fredette to a one year veteran’s minimum contract. The addition to the team came soon after former Pelicans sharp shooter Anthony Morrow signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s been assumed that Fredette, who averaged...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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