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Pelicans Decline Fourth-Year Option On Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans will not exercise the fourth-year player option on Austin Rivers, according to sources. Rivers was the 10th overall pick to the Pelicans in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Via RealGM
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Childress Acting Childish in Australian League

NBA veteran Josh Childress, who is now apart of the Sydney Kings, forgets what the true meaning of sportsmanship is. He was knocked down to the ground by a hard screen and felt the need to retaliate and throw a dangerous elbow to his opponent's face. Whether he's trying out for his new career in MMA or just acted irrationally, he can now face some heavy charges on...
Via Basketball Bicker
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans season preview: Player projections

With the NBA season set to tip off this Tuesday, it’s time to take a closer look at the personnel the New Orleans Pelicans will be working with in 2014-2015. I will predict who will be the starters and key reserves in this third and final part of my Pelicans season preview. If you missed part one, I analyzed the roster and broke down the team’s strengths and weaknesses. In part...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

RealGM Radio: Mason Ginsberg On Anthony Davis, Pelicans

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks about the New Orleans Pelicans with Mason Ginsberg of BourbonStreetShots.com (@MasonGinsberg). The two discuss how Anthony Davis' rise to prominence puts the Pelicans in a unique negotiating position with high-level free agents, defining success for this season and the exciting possibility of Monty Williams playing Davis...
Via RealGM
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Young seals Pelicans win over Mavericks

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Undrafted rookie Patric Young is working hard to make it in the NBA. The New Orleans Pelicans benefited from the University of Florida product's efforts in the waning moments of the team's preseason finale Thursday. After the New Orleans Pelicans' 10 point fourth-quarter lead was cut to one in the waning moments, Young's emphatic follow slam...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans starters see action in win over Mavs

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) There can be a little drama in the NBA preseason. After the New Orleans Pelicans' 10 point fourth-quarter lead was cut to one in the waning moments, an emphatic follow slam by undrafted rookie Patric Young with 2.1 seconds remaining helped the Pelicans secure a 88-85 victory at the CenturyLink Center. Dallas guard Ricky Ledo's 3-pointer at the buzzer...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis has NBA GMs attention, ties Durant in important survey question

Anthony Davis is coming. The third year player out of Kentucky is on the rise and NBA general managers have taken notice. During the annual survey taken by the league’s general managers, the question of “which player would you want to start a franchise with,” had the most surprising twist. Davis was deadlocked with Kevin Durant for second place, with LeBron James winning the...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Injury Update: Anthony Davis sprains wrist

The NBA's brightest young star, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, injured his right wrist in a preseason win over the Washington Wizards on Monday. Davis, who has missed 33 games through his first two seasons in the league, hurt his wrist after a botched alley-oop attempt.New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis Sprains Wrist http://t.co/oyvdlbpdkH pic.twitter.com/gqRBg2orsH—...
Via NBA Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Wizards’ Nene spins and dunks over Pelicans’ Omer Asik

Washington Wizards forward Nene took it back to his younger days, as he posted up New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik then spun off him to throw down a thunderous dunk. The Wizards have been carefully easing Nene through the preseason, given his injury history and the fact he played for his native Brazil during the FIBA World Basketball Championships. When healthy, there is no...
Via KCM Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

Can the Pelicans make the leap to the playoffs this year? Anthony Davis is already in mid-season form, Omer Asik has brought about what we can expect this year, Jrue Holiday has looked good so far, and Jimmer Fredette may be able to revitalize his career in the Big Easy. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the Pelicans’ potential to become this year’s version of the Phoenix...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Space Jam’ tops ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ in Ryan Anderson’s basketball movie bracket

Forget about Michael Jordan for a bit. Bill Murray is the deciding factor for Ryan Anderson. Space Jam is the greatest basketball movie of all time according to the New Orleans Pelicans forward, upsetting Hoosiers on its way to a championship. Even though Anderson himself is a white man who cannot jump (his words, not mine), White Men Can’t Jump could not top cartoons battling...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson declares ‘Space Jam’ best basketball movie

Forget about Michael Jordan for a bit. Bill Murray is the deciding factor for Ryan Anderson. Space Jam is the greatest basketball movie of all time according to the New Orleans Pelicans forward, upsetting Hoosiers on its way to a championship. Even though Anderson himself is a white man who cannot jump (his words, not mine), White Men Can’t Jump could not top cartoons battling...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Tyreke Evans to Start at Small Forward

New Orleans Pelicans wing Tyreke Evans has all the traits of being a really good sixth man. He can be an explosive scorer who can carry the offensive load for a team’s second unit and he can facilitate for others. Coach Monty Williams envisioned Evans being his sixth man heading into the new season, but that’s all changed now. After less than stellar performances from three potential...
Via Standing O Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

Editor's note: This is the seventh of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Omer Asik; PF Anthony Davis; SF Tyreke Evans; SG Eric Gordon; PG Jrue Holiday. Reserves PF Ryan Anderson; G Austin Rivers; F John Salmons; G Jimmer Fredette; F Darius Miller; G Russ Smith; F/C Patric Young; C Jeff Withey; C Alexis Ajinca; F Luke Babbitt...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans season preview: Roster analysis

The New Orleans Pelicans are entering their second season donning the name of Louisiana’s state bird and have the talent to end a three-year playoff drought. With most of last season’s key players returning and the addition of center Omer Asik to pair with franchise player Anthony Davis, things are trending up for the Pelicans. Here’s the current roster. New Orleans finished...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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