Pelicans Rumors & News

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

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    Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer

    Monty said idea of bringing Eric Gordon off bench and starting Tyreke at guard is something Pelicans will discuss: "It's a valid question."

  • Pelicans end season with a 105-100 win against the Rockets

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It was a meaningless game in yet another lost season. In a 6 ½-month span of basketball that was ravaged by injuries and, at times, dumbfounding lapses, the squad the New Orleans Pelicans ran out on the court for their season finale Wednesday night vaguely resembled the unit that opened the..." April 17

  • What the Oklahoma City Thunder said about its 101-89 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Thunder coach Scott Brooks: (On the game tonight) ''We didn’t do a good job of stopping the basketball in the second half. Tyreke (Evans) got to the paint too many times, he got to the free throw line too many times – I think 11 times in the 2nd half. We fouled them early and put him (Evans)..." April 15

  • Pelicans sign Melvin Ely, release Stiemsma "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team waived center Greg Stiemsma and signed center Melvin Ely for the remainder of the season. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released. Ely (6-10, 260) has appeared in 373 games over eight NBA seasons, averaging 5.3 points and..." April 14

  • Rockets take Pelicans down in 4th quarter

    Houston Chronicle "After two straight losses on the road, the Rockets were looking for a bounce back win when they hosted New Orleans on Saturday night. That wouldn’t come easily, however, as the Rockets required late-game heroics to pull out a 111-104 win at Toyota Center. A couple of Pat Beverley 3-pointers,..." April 13

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    Michael McNamara @McNamara247

    Brian Roberts won't play, though, so we probably see another 38-40 minutes from Rivers. I ain't complaining.

  • OKC tops short-handed New Orleans Pelicans

    The Oklahoman "The opponent was inferior, injured and in a tailspin. And against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Thunder had little incentive to play up to par. But Serge Ibaka forced his team to come out with the right focus. His energy and effort, seen just 15 seconds in when he caught a pass out of a..." April 12

  • Pelicans officially sign James Southerland for remainder of season "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed forward James Southerland for the remainder of the season. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released. Southerland (6-8, 221) joins the Pelicans after playing for the NBA D-League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders in 2013-14...." April 11

  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis shut down for the rest of the season "The Pelicans will rest Anthony Davis for the team's final four games because they need more pingpong balls, uh, I mean because he is injured. Davis has missed 11 games already this season, but will sit the last four because of back spasms, the team announced Thursday. Davis will join Eric..." April 10

  • Suns Hang On for Tough Win in New Orleans

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Tonight's game won't be sent to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for display. An injured and overmatched New Orleans Pelicans team gave the Suns all they could handle, as the Suns looked discombobulated and short on energy for most of the game before finally securing the critical 94-88..." April 10

  • Zombie Team: Pelicans getting plenty of points "Sometimes in sports betting, a team can be so bad that the market severely discounts its odds and it actually becomes a good bet. We call those “Zombie Teams”. Each week, we unleash our favorite “Zombie Team” on the bookies, explaining just how these terrible teams have come back from the..." April 09

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    Jennifer Hale @JenHale504

    The @PelicansNBA decide to hold Anthony Davis out... For this game only vs. #Suns... So far. Davis' back spasms not improving enough.

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    Ryan Anderson @ryananderson33

    Surgery went really well thanks to Dr. Watkins and his amazing staff. Thank you guys for all your…

  • Nuggets’ Ty Lawson, Pelicans’ Eric Gordon likely shut down for season

    Pro Basketball Talk "At this point in the season, if you have a slightly banged up star on a team not headed for the playoffs, what’s the point? Why play him? With that in mind we bring you these two bits of news: Denver’s Ty Lawson and New Orleans’ Eric Gordon appear to be done for the year. That according to a..." April 08

  • Trail Blazers clinch playoff spot with win over New Orleans, but say they're not satisfied

    Oregonian "Damian Lillard answered questions in his normal composed, almost hushed, manner. Wesley Matthews cracked a smile once or twice, delivered a joke here or there, but mostly sported a steely focus, almost looking forward rather than backward. And Robin Lopez sat in his corner stall in the Trail..." April 07

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

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "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..." April 05

  • Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward lift Jazz to victory over Pelicans

    The Deseret News "It looks like there's still some fight and some life left in these Jazz guys after all. And some wins, too. Alec Burks turned in his customary spark plug performance off the bench, and he and Gordon Hayward combined to hit 24 of 26 free throws — including four in the final seven seconds — as..." April 05

  • 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..." April 04

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Nugs turn up heat, roast Birds, 137-107

    Denver Stiffs "I don't know how many of the Denver Nuggets players and staff read the comments sections of Denver Stiffs, but my esteemed colleague Jeffrey Morton revealed an interesting tidbit in the Nuggets recent loss to the Memphis Grizzlies post-game Monday night. Jeff mentioned that in speaking with our..." April 03

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

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "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..." April 02

  • Reggie Evans fined $15K for elbowing Anthony Davis in the face

    Pro Basketball Talk "Reggie Evans earned a flagrant-two foul and an ejection for leading with his elbow and clobbering Anthony Davis in the face on Monday, and a day later, he’s earned a $15,000 fine from the league office." April 01

  • Cousins takes over in Kings’ victory over Pelicans

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings on Monday night had just had one of those quarters that have doomed them all season. After a good start, Sacramento looked out of sorts defensively in the second quarter. Its lead and momentum were gone. That’s when DeMarcus Cousins took over. Cousins bullied his way through New..." April 01

  • Spurs 96, New Orleans 80

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs held a double-digit lead over the final 3 1/2 quarters, cruising past the depleted Pelicans Saturday at the AT&T Center to tie the regular-season club record with their 17th straight victory, 96-80. The Spurs (57-16) took control with a 23-4 surge in the first quarter, after which..." March 30

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    Pelicans PF Anthony Davis (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for tonight's game vs. Spurs. He will be a game-time decision.

  • Pelicans beat Utah Jazz 102-95 but forward Anthony Davis suffers left ankle injury

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In the past month, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis had been carrying the offensive load and dominating games. However, the Pelicans were forced to carry on without him for all but the opening four minutes of Friday night'€™s 102-95 victory against the Utah Jazz at the Smoothie King..." March 29

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    While Austin Rivers will play tonight for the #Pelicans, Eric Gordon (knee tendinitis) and Brian Roberts (knee bruise) are still day-to-day.

  • New Orleans Pelicans beat Los Angeles Clippers 98-96

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Somewhere near and far, New Orleans Pelicans guards Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Brian Roberts sat and watched Wednesday's game unfold, recovering from their individual ailments. Somehow, the Pelicans made due without their services. With just two backcourt players available..." March 27

  • Pelicans Brian Roberts questionable for Wednesday's game against Clippers

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans point guard Brian Roberts did not participate in Wednesday morning’s shootaround and is questionable to play against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a bone bruise in his left knee. Roberts injured his left knee with 5:23 remaining in the fourth quarter in Monday night’s..." March 26

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    Pelicans thin at guard tonight. Gordon (knee), Roberts (knee), Rivers (ill) are all out.

  • Eric Gordon Dealing With Tendinitis In Good Knee

    Real GM Basketball "Eric Gordon has missed two straight games, but he is confident there is nothing serious or structurally wrong with his left knee. "It's feeling better," he said. "I just had a little episode during the game. I had a little knee tendinitis but nothing very serious. It's getting a little bit..." March 25

  • Pelicans Ryan Anderson will have surgery, miss the rest of the season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After months of speculation, the New Orleans Pelicans have finally announced that Ryan Anderson will have surgery to correct a herniated cervical disc and will miss the remainder of the season. Anderson was injured on January 3 against the Boston Celtics when he collided with Celtics forward..." March 25

  • Pelicans overcome 22-point deficit to beat Nets 109-104 in overtime

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis' streak of scoring at least 28 points in eight consecutive games ended on Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets. But he was too busy celebrating a tough overtime victory to be concerned about it. Behind swingman Tyreke Evans' season-high 33-point..." March 25

  • Raptors grind out win against New Orleans Pelicans

    Toronto Sun "Greivis Vasquez left a big part of his heart in New Orleans when they shipped him off to Sacramento. A key member of a young and improving team, Vasquez had every reason to believe he had earned some loyalty from the Pelicans organization but it was not to be. This was his first time back in..." March 23

  • New Orleans Pelicans upset Miami Heat 105-95

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There is no denying who these New Orleans Pelicans are: a young, injury-prone bottom tier NBA team. That may not always be the case. In a season that'll ultimately end with New Orleans missing the playoffs for the third straight time, the Pelicans continue to take strides in their..." March 23

  • Pelicans lose Eric Gordon to knee injury but still prevail against Atlanta Hawks

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Until Friday night, New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon had shown signs of durability, missing just four games and not having any knee injury setbacks like he endured the previous two seasons. But Gordon injured his left knee during the first quarter in Friday night’s 111-105..." March 22

  • Pelicans forward Anthony Davis eager to return against Atlanta Hawks

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Without Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans were overmatched by the Toronto Raptors earlier this week, unable to effectively rebound or hold a 14-point lead. Despite the deflating 107-100 loss, Pelicans coach Monty Williams feels much better about heading into Friday night's game against..." March 21

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • Raptors grind out win against Pelicans, 107-100

    Toronto Sun "Greivis Vasquez left a big part of his heart in New Orleans when they shipped him off to Sacramento. A key member of a young and improving team, Vasquez had every reason to believe he had earned some loyalty from the Pelicans organization but it was not to be. This was his first time back in..." March 20

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    Michael McNamara @McNamara247

    Monty to go small with AD at center. Hope we see a lot of that tonight. Need him around hoop because Lowry and Derozen drive a ton.

  • Anthony Davis out due to upper respiratory infection "Anthony Davis will not play tonight against Toronto, due to an upper respiratory infection. News and updates from the Smoothie King Center prior to Wednesday’s interconference game between Toronto and New Orleans: • Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said some of his players were “under the..." March 19

  • Pelicans escape with 121-120 overtime victory against the Boston Celtics behind Anthony Davis' 40 points

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Even with forward Anthony Davis playing sensational, the New Orleans Pelicans had been unable to break the habit of blowing late fourth-quarter leads in their past two games. On Sunday, the Pelicans almost experienced the same setback. But after getting forced into overtime by the Boston..." March 17

  • Blazers end 4-game losing streak with victory over New Orleans

    Oregonian "Before he slipped on his jacket and strolled away from the Trail Blazers’ locker room toward a five-hour flight to Portland, Nicolas Batum chuckled as he contemplated the phone call that would await him when he finally made it home in the wee hours of the morning. His mother, Sylvie Batum,..." March 15

  • Grizzlies beat Pelicans 90-88 with Mike Conley's last second effort

    Grizzly Bear Blues "The Memphis Grizzlies took on the New Orleans Pelicans in Smoothie King Center, which is an arena with an awesome name. The Grizzlies basketball that happened within was... largely a mixed bag. The Grizz dealt with ebbs and flows to the quality of their play throughout the night, and spent most..." March 13

  • Pelicans' Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon both will miss Wednesday's game against Memphis Grizzlies

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans starters, Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon, were both ruled out from playing in Wednesday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies because of an unspecified illness, the team announced. Both players participated in the team's shootaround on Wednesday morning. Evans had..." March 12

  • Pelicans F Anderson still 'talking to a lot of doctors' about herniated disc "Two months after Ryan Anderson originally was listed as out indefinitely – and with only 19 games left in the season – the team still doesn’t have a final status for the game-changing forward. All coach Monty Williams knows at this point is that Anderson, who suffered a herniated disc in a Jan...." March 11

  • Pelicans forward Anthony Davis leads way in win over Denver Nuggets

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Once again, it was the offensive prowess and rebounding skill of second-year Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis that kept the Pelicans in the game. Davis scored 13 points in a 30-point third quarter as the Pelicans climbed out of a hole and had an opportunity to win the game. Davis recorded..." March 10

  • Pelicans beat Milwaukee Bucks 112-104 for second straight win

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis was in a good mood Friday night. When he talked, he smiled a bit. He grew giddy when speaking about teammate Tyreke Evans. He seemed happy to no longer have to discuss losing streaks. That's because after ending a tumultuous eight-game losing streak on Tuesday, the New Orleans..." March 08

  • Pelicans beat Lakers 132-125 to end eight-game losing streak

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With his team reeling, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams shuffled his starting lineup, pressed for urgency from his players and scheduled extended shootaround sessions in hopes for a breakthrough. It had little impact until Tuesday night, when the Pelicans pushed with effort and..." March 05