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Pelicans' Eric Gordon heads to Los Angeles to get his left knee examined

New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon did not accompany the team for Friday night's game against the Utah Jazz, so he could get his ailing left knee examined by his doctor in Los Angeles, according to a source close to the team. It's not known when Gordon will rejoin the team, but he's not likely to make the trip to Portland on Sunday when the Pelicans play...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Roberts: Evolution of a Starting Point Guard

The Pelicans starting point guard Brain Roberts has had quite the storied journey to arrive at the helm of the New Orleans franchise. Roberts went undrafted after a signature collegiate career at The University of Dayton. He spent several years honing his skills playing overseas in Israel and Germany, while returning to the US to participate in the Summer League with squads...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon To Visit Doctor For Exam On Left Knee

Eric Gordon will receive an examination on his left knee from his doctor in Los Angeles. Gordon did not accompany the New Orleans Pelicans for their game against the Utah Jazz on Friday. Gordon has missed eight consecutive games because of tendinitis in his left knee. Monty Williams said the Pelicans had no plans to shut down Gordon for the remainder of the season. Gordon has averaged...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis is a game-time decision at Utah

New Orleans All-Star forward Anthony Davis (back spasms) will be a game-time decision to play in Friday’s Western Conference game against the Utah Jazz. Davis participated in shootaround this morning at EnergySolutions Arena. “He’s been doing a lot of stuff the last two days,” Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said of Davis’ activity since he left Wednesday’s game at Denver...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Anthony Davis day-to-day with back spasms

The New Orleans Pelicans suffered a blowout loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday by the score of 137-107. The loss was the third straight for the Pelicans, who dropped to 32-43 on the season, last in the Southwest Division.  Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis left the game in the second quarter because of back spasms and did not return.TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia CommonsAccording...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams says there are no plans yet to shut down Eric Gordon

Although New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon has missed six consecutive games with tendinitis in his left knee, there are no plans yet to shut him down for the rest of the season. Pelicans coach Monty Williams said Gordon’s status will be determined on a game-by-game basis, but he will not play on Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets after sitting out the shootaround...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: The “What If Report”

The final buzzer of the NBA season is about to go off. And the New Orleans Pelicans are going to miss their final shot at the postseason. What if the Pelicans would’ve had zero players get injured this season? I predicted the Pelicans to finish as high as a 6-seed in the Western Conference at the start of the year. That bold prediction failed, but let’s take a look at the ...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Davis talks unibrow topics on talk show

There are few people in the world that have a unibrow like New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis and well, he’s become pretty famous for it. Recently, Davis sat down for an interview with comedian Pete Holmes for TBS late night show, “The Pete Holmes Show”, where many “unibrow related” topics were dished: *** Davis image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Anthony Davis Have A Unibrow In His Pants?

We all know that Anthony Davis has a unibrow on his head, but what about in his pants? This is the question that late night host Pete Holmes asked New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. Holmes asked several unibrow-themed questions including, “Who do you like better – Bert or Ernie?” Holmes also said that the unibrow helps enunciate his facial expressions and asked Davis...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Resilience within the Pelicans–Part 2: Anthony Morrow

“Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback,” (Psychology Today).  When looking at individuals within sports, it seems that people rarely take to the psychological side to explain various successes or failures...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: New Orleans Pelicans unlikely to be big players this offseason

The New Orleans Pelicans is another team that's been plagued by injuries this season. They made a few moves last summer and that's possibly the reason why they won't make that many on this one.Image: Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsThe Pelicans (32-41) are officially eliminated from playoffs contention despite the huge season that Anthony Davis is having, i will admit...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Withey gets the rookie treatment in shaving cream prank

Part of being an NBA rookie is getting pranked. Some of the most famous pranks involve the rookie’s cars. Jeff Withey of the New Orleans Pelicans got his rookie hazing on Thursday. Ryan Anderson, Jason Smith and Anthony Morrow are the pranksters. It involved his car (a 2012 white Mercedes CLS), plastic Saran wrap and shaving cream. They wrote “Sweet Pea” on the windshield of...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Herniated disc officially costs Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson his season

When the then-New Orleans Hornets acquired Ryan Anderson via a sign-and-trade with the Magic in the 2012 offseason, they expected to get the sharpshooting power forward who blossomed into a star in his final year in Orlando. For the 2012-13 season, New Orleans got exactly that from him, as the former Nets draft pick scored 19.8 points and 6.5 boards per contest on 44 percent field...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Resilience within the Pelicans, Part 1

Resilience:  the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens [Merriam-Webster]. 70 games into the NBA season, a team with just 30 wins and way out of the playoff race does not exactly scream for much praise at first glance. This especially goes for a young team that had so much hope at the beginning of the season for all the talent that it...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans Has Surged Since Becoming Starter

Tyreke Evans has become the second best player on the New Orleans Pelicans since being inserted into the starting lineup on Feb. 28. Evans scored a season-high 33 points on Monday, just two off his career high, and had 10 rebounds and seven assists, helping the Pelicans win for the fourth time in their last five games. "Tyreke has the ability to play at a high level every single...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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