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Who will represent the New Orleans Pelicans at the NBA Draft Lottery?

With the NBA Draft Lottery just two days away, an under-the-radar question is who will the New Orleans Pelicans select as their representative. Attention New Orleans Pelicans fans. The NBA Draft Lottery is fast approaching. Tuesday night, New Orleans will find out what slot they will be selecting in the upcoming NBA Draft. Right now, the […] Who will represent the New Orleans...
Via Pelican Debrief
18 hours ago

Questions about the Southwest divison could make the New Orleans Pelicans’ future promising

After a season where everything that could go wrong did for the New Orleans Pelicans, major questions about the Southwest division could lead to a bright future in the Bayou. Four out of the five teams in the Southwest Division made the playoffs this season. The New Orleans Pelicans were the team left out after […] Questions about the Southwest divison could make the New Orleans...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

New Orleans Pelicans Draft Profile: Dragan Bender

The New Orleans Pelicans could be in the running to draft the consensus top European player in the NBA Draft, Dragan Bender. With the NBA draft lottery fast approaching, the New Orleans Pelicans fans are experiencing emotions they have not felt since, well this. Usually when teams are not picking in the lottery, it is perceived positively, because […] New Orleans Pelicans Draft...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

The New Orleans Pelicans remain on track to select Buddy Hield in NBA draft

Two keys exist: not drop down in the draft order following the outcome of the lottery next week and for the Phoenix Suns to think positional need and select a forward in June. The general sentiment is that the New Orleans Pelicans would prefer to spend their draft selection on a player possessing more than the minimal required experience of one collegiate season. However, we should...
Via The Bird Writes
2 days ago

Picking a favorite prospect for Pelicans outside of Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram

Is this a two man draft or could New Orleans find a gem if the ping pong balls don't bounce their way? Who is your favorite (non-Brandon Ingram/Ben Simmons) prospect for the Pelicans and why? Isaac Constans: So I like the idea of selecting a big guy if you can't get an elite outside player, right? Well, there's an exception. His name is Jaylen Brown. At 6'7 with a 7'0 wingspan...
Via The Bird Writes
3 days ago

Kendrick Perkins didn't get a chance to teach the Pelicans about proverbial next step

Following such a dismal season, it's difficult to capture the influence Perk had on the New Orleans roster. So, Kendrick Perkins. Do you have extremely strong feelings about the guy, one way or the other? He had some fun quotes, like the time he told Yahoo!, "At the end of the day, this is not what I signed up for." But he never should have played so much, so often, as the Pelicans...
Via The Bird Writes
3 days ago

Alvin Gentry Joining Dell Demps At NBA Draft Combine

Alvin Gentry will join Dell Demps to help him scout players during the NBA Draft combine in Chicago for the New Orleans Pelicans. ''I don't think it ever shuts off whatsoever,'' Gentry said about his offseason duties. ''I'm leaving here in the morning at 5 on a flight to Chicago to go to pre-draft camp. Obviously we're very disappointed with the season that we had last year.'' Demps...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis blasts 49ers front office on Twitter, says they should draft an offensive tackle

Anthony Davis — no, not the New Orleans Pelicans star, but the San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle — enjoyed Twitter on Wednesday evening. The 49ers should Draft an Offensive Tackle in the top 10. #NFLDraft2016 — AD (@BamDavis_) April 27, 2016 Davis is still signed by the 49ers despite what his tweets may make you believe. It’s important to keep in mind the last game...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

A Pivotal Pelicans Offseason: For Better Or Worse

The New Orleans Pelicans were no doubt one of the most disappointing teams of the 2015-16 NBA season. The Pelicans seemingly had a breakthrough last season when they narrowly edged out the Oklahoma City Thunder to sneak into the playoffs. For a team that hadn't made the playoffs since 2011, last season was a significant one for the franchise in general, but more specifically it...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dell Demps To Meet With Pelicans' Ownership, Expected To Keep Job

Dell Demps will meet with officials from the New Orleans Pelicans' ownership on Monday. The expectation is Demps will be retained as general manager. There has been speculation of Joe Dumars eventually taking on a big role within the Pelicans. Demps was hired as GM of the Pelicans in July of 2010.
Via RealGM
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

For lack of a better term, the New Orleans Pelicans season' was a mess. It isn't an exaggeration to say everyone got hurt, with only Dante Cunningham and Alonzo Gee appearing in more than 70 games. Every player who was expected to be part of the rotation at the beginning of the season missed 15 or more games and several missed 30-plus. Having that many injuries makes winning an almost...
Via RealGM - NBA
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves set franchise scoring record with 144-109 win over Pelicans

MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 14 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves sent coach Sam Mitchell out in style with a 144-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in the season finale Wednesday night.Gorgui Dieng had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Shabazz Muhammad scored 28 points for the Timberwolves (29-53), who learned before the game that owner Glen Taylor...
Via Associated Press
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Unlucky, injury-filled season finally ends for Pelicans

On the strength of an MVP-caliber season from Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans ended a three-year playoff drought last spring. They finished the regular season by winning eight of their last 11 games, edging the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors swept the Pelicans, but the...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Goodwin, Teletovic lead Suns past Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS -- Archie Goodwin scored 24 points and Mizra Teletovic added 22 points to lead the Phoenix Suns past the New Orleans Pelicans 121-100 in a matchup of lottery-bound teams Saturday night.The victory was the second straight for Phoenix (22-58), which snapped a seven-game losing streak on Thursday with a 124-115 win at Houston.Toney Douglas had 23 points to lead New Orleans...
Via Associated Press
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans found a diamond in the rough?

The New Orleans Pelicans loss to the Philadelphia 76ers this week, truly emphasized how much they have been struggling this season. Who can blame them? Devastated by an otherworldly injury bug, the Pelicans have lost seven players for the year already and have two currently marked as out indefinitely. New Orleans is now at its 40th different starting lineup this season, which is...
Via isportsweb.com
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins claims to know which team Kevin Durant will choose as a free agent

Kendrick Perkins is no longer a relevant NBA player, and hasn't been for quite some time. But as a member of the 2008 Celtics team that is lionized in Boston by fans and media alike, he receives a hero's welcome anytime he returns to town.So, when Perkins (who is currently taking up a roster spot with the Pelicans) was back in Boston on Wednesday, the locals decided he was a worthy...
Via Fox Sports
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Perkins: Durant has ‘a few teams’ in mind in free agency

Kendrick Perkins spent parts of five NBA seasons as Kevin Durant’s teammate with the Oklahoma City Thunder, during which he and the superstar established a great friendship. So much so, in fact, that the veteran New Orleans Pelicans center says he and Durant chat at least once per week. With all the free agency speculation and drama surrounding Durant — something that has...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Why is Ryan Anderson Going to Get Overpaid This Summer?

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on April 6, 2016. Ryan Anderson is a unicorn without a horn. He’s a 6’10” shooter that the NBA is fascinated by simply because he’s a 6’10” shooter. That’s exactly the kind of player teams desperately want to overpay this summer, when everyone will have cap space and need gunners, preferably in the front court...
Via The Sports Post
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Camelo Anthony on-court kid hug costs usher and security guard their jobs

What was originally a fleeting, feel-good moment quickly became defined as a potential catastrophe for arena operators in New Orleans as an usher and an off-duty police officer were fired for not properly manning their posts near the end of the March 28 game at Smoothie King Center between the New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks. “So essentially what happened there...
Via The Comeback
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: What Now?

Heading into this NBA season, expectations were set high for the New Orleans Pelicans.  They made a run at the end of the ’14-’15 season that would give them the eighth playoff spot in a tightly contested Western Conference. Though they ended up getting swept in the first round to the eventual champions, the trip to the playoffs represented the team’s first in the post-Chris...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Toney Douglas' 4-year-old son takes over postgame interview

New Orleans Pelicans guard Toney Douglas put up 20 points and 10 assists Thursday night in a home win over the Nuggets, and after the game his son Toney Jr. took over a live TV interview with reporter Jennifer Hale. "I saw the Pelican. We won! Daddy won."Midway through the interview, Toney Jr. interrupted to announce that Pierre the Pelican had arrived. Toney Jr. even hit the Whip/Nae Nae.
Via Fox Sports
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Only a 'voodoo doctor' can save the injury-plagued Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans are cursed. Coming off their first playoff appearance since 2011, the Pelicans entered 2016 with aspirations to make a deep postseason run. Instead, several meaningful injuries combined with their inability to execute head coach Alvin Gentry's uptempo system (particular as it relates to the defensive end), have destroyed New Orleans' season. They're 27-46...
Via Fox Sports
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson stops posting on social media, says he got ‘addicted’ to it

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has over 58,000 followers on Twitter and over 40,000 thousand on Instagram, but he says he’s done with social media. Last week, Anderson said he was refraining from posting items on social media because he had become addicted to it, and he said before Monday night’s game against the New York Knicks he was sticking by what he said...
Via The Sports Daily
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans GM second-guessing, undermining Gentry

New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps hired Alvin Gentry as his head coach last offseason. It sounds as though he already regrets it. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, Demps has spent much of the season second-guessing and undermining Gentry, even within earshot of players. “Sources tell me that [Demps] spent way too much of this year second-guessing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelicans sign forward Hamilton to 10-day contract

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The injury-decimated New Orleans Pelicans have received a hardship exemption from the NBA allowing them to increase their roster to 17 players and have signed forward Jordan Hamilton to a 10-day contract. The 6-foot-7 Hamilton last played in the NBA Development League for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, averaging 14.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 14...
Via Associated Press
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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