Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Griffin lifts Clippers over Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Perspective is a wonderful thing. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers believes his team is stronger and wiser than in previous seasons and should prove that on the road, so he called splitting a six-game road trip "average." But by dispatching the New Orleans Pelicans 114-96..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Davis, Pelicans pound Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Keeping track of Anthony Davis' double-doubles is getting more complicated. The NBA's leading scorer recorded his 11th double-double of the season -- finishing with 41 points and 16 rebounds -- as the New Orleans Pelicans ended a two-game losing streak with their fifth..." November 29

  • Grizzlies Express Interest In Norris Cole

    Hoops Rumors "With Mike Conley expected to be sidelined until sometime in January, the Grizzlies appear to be exploring ways to fortify their point guard spot. According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (via Twitter), Memphis has expressed interest in veteran point guard Norris Cole. Cole, 28,..." November 29

  • Mavs pass Pelicans, end eight-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews each found the hot hand in the fourth quarter to lead the Mavericks past the New Orleans Pelicans 91-81 Sunday, snapping Dallas' eight-game losing skid, the longest of the Mark Cuban era. Matthews and Barnes combined for 23 of the Mavs' 31..." November 27

  • Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers entered Friday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans with the NBA's worst rebounding percentage. You'd never know it by the way the Trail Blazers hit the glass in a 119-104 victory at Moda Center. Portland won the battle in total..." November 26

  • Pelicans ride Davis' hot start to win over Wolves

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- No matter how much his teammates plead with him to stop throwing his franchise body into the expensive courtside seats chasing after loose balls, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis simply won't listen. The pride and fire Davis has displayed in helping the Pelicans..." November 24

  • Dante Cunningham Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks

    Hoops Rumors "After leaving Wednesday’s game with an apparent knee injury, Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham has been diagnosed with a non-displaced right proximal fibula fracture, the team announced today (via Twitter). According to the Pelicans, the injury is expected to sideline Cunningham for the next four..." November 24

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Pelicans rout Hawks despite Davis injury

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The New Orleans Pelicans, who began the season 2-10, turned things around with a three-game winning streak. The Atlanta Hawks, who were 9-2 after a six-game winning streak, are heading the other way with three defeats in a row. The Pelicans were without all-star Anthony Davis for..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Anthony Davis Reaffirms Loyalty To Pelicans

    Hoops Rumors "A second straight disappointing start by the Pelicans has trade rumors swirling around star big man Anthony Davis, but he told The Vertical’s Shams Charania he has no desire to leave New Orleans. The shorthanded Pelicans have won just four of their first 14 games and have been mired near the..." November 22

  • Pelicans sign Anthony Brown

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by the franchise on Monday morning, the New Orleans Pelicans have signed guard Anthony Brown. While the Pelicans recently parted ways fellow guard Archie Goodwin, it appears that the franchise has opted to go with the more versatile Brown, who also..." November 21

  • Pelicans Waive Archie Goodwin

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have waived guard Archie Goodwin, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. Goodwin appeared in just three games with the Pelicans, averaging 5.0 points and 10.0 minutes per contest. New Orleans signed Goodwin on November 7th after an injury to Lance Stephenson left the team with a..." November 20

  • Davis returns to lead Pelicans over Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "By Les East, The Sports Xchange NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis had been absent for just one game, but Jrue Holiday had been absent for the first 12 games of the season. When they both returned Friday night, they led the New Orleans Pelicans to a 113-101 victory against the Portland Trail..." November 19

  • New Orleans' Davis stings Charlotte in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Jrue Holiday has played in just two games this season, but the New Orleans Pelicans have won both and have their first winning streak of the season. Holiday, who made his season debut in a victory against Portland on Friday, scored 17 of his 23 points after halftime to help..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • After Tending to His Wife for Three Months, Jrue Holiday Has Returned to Join the Pelicans

    Complex "Amazing news: Jrue Holiday, who has spent the past three months with his wife as she has dealt with medical issues, is back practicing with the New Orleans Pelicans. Why return now? “Because my wife said I could,” Holiday said, according to ESPN. Holiday’s wife, Lauren, gave birth to their..." November 18

  • Nuggets Finalizing Deal With Alonzo Gee

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets are finalizing a deal to sign Alonzo Gee. With Gary Harris out for four weeks, Gee will give the Nuggets depth on the wing." November 16

  • Magic take advantage of Davis-less Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Nikola Vucevic didn't end his puzzling slump, but the center still found a way to win a game for the Orlando Magic. He finished strong. Vucevic hit two hook shots and grabbed two key rebounds in the final 1:09 Wednesday night, lifting the Magic to an 89-82 victory over..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • Pelicans' Jrue Holiday: To make return Friday vs. Portland

    CBS Sports "Holiday (personal) will make his season debut Friday against Portland, Justin Verrier of ESPN reports. As anticipated, Holiday will debut this week, but he'll sit out Wednesday's game against the Magic in order to make his debut at home in New Orleans. The point guard has been out since late in..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Anthony Davis to Celtics?

    CSN New England "The Boston Celtics have played most of this season with at least one starter out due to injury, but even at full strength they’re going to struggle rebounding the ball. That is why they will forever -- or at least the next three-plus months, whichever comes first -- be linked with any and every..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Pelicans tip Celtics for first home win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- In an early season filled with so many almosts, the New Orleans Pelicans finally got a chance Monday night to savor what it's like to make the critical, close-out plays that had eluded them during their woeful 1-9 start. The result was a 106-105 victory over the Boston..." November 14

  • Pelicans' Hill: Davis can't be the only one making plays

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis went to down with a back injury as his team trailed by one point in the third quarter of Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, but he knew he needed to come back to give his team a chance to win. After a quick trip to the locker room, Davis..." November 13

  • Gentry: Walton would still be in his underwear 6 minutes before the game

    Los Angeles Times "As soon as Lakers Coach Luke Walton finished speaking with reporters before the game, he turned to his right and smiled as he walked down the Smoothie King Center’s concrete hallway. Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry teased him for having to answer so many questions as he waited. “They were all about..." November 13

  • Lakers continue to roll, defeat host Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Life after Kobe seems to be going just fine for this bold, new brand of run-and-gun Los Angeles Lakers. Behind a backcourt quartet of Jordan Clarkson (23 points), D'Angelo Russell (22), Lou Williams (21) and Nick Young (15), the Lakers demolished the New Orleans Pelicans..." November 12

  • Jrue Holiday expected to make his season debut next week

    Fantasy Pros " According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Holiday could make his season debut as early as Wednesday against the Magic. He's expected to return against the Blazers at the very latest. Tim Frazier would return to a bench role upon his return. " November 11

  • Davis powers Pelicans to first win of season

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There was one overriding thought going through Anthony Davis' mind as the final horn sounded on the New Orleans Pelicans' first victory of the season. It wasn't relief, it wasn't celebratory and it certainly wasn't surprising. It was actually quite simple. "It was about..." November 10

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Cousins, Kings keep Pelicans winless

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Dave Joerger has been preaching an old-fashioned message since the first day of camp, repeating it like an old vinyl record on a turntable with a needle that skips. The ongoing missive from the coach: His Sacramento Kings must play consistent, hard defense to start..." November 09

  • Curry sinks record 13 3-pointers as Warriors top Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After plunging to one of the low points of his NBA career Friday night, Stephen Curry vented some frustration over the weekend. On himself. Curry responded to his first game without a 3-pointer in almost two years and two subsequent high-intensity workouts by sinking..." November 08

  • Matt Barnes calls out Pelicans for waiving Lance Stephenson due to injury

    TMZ "Matt Barnes is PISSED at the New Orleans Pelicans for cutting his boy Lance Stephenson -- saying Lance busted his ass for the team, only to get waived after he got hurt. Stephenson suffered a groin injury and will require surgery that will reportedly keep him out for 6 to 10 weeks. So, New..." November 07

  • Pelicans Open To Re-Signing Stephenson When Healthy

    Hoops Rumors "While it’s not official yet, the Pelicans are expected to formally sign Archie Goodwin today, waiving Lance Stephenson to open up a roster spot. However, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein (Twitter links), New Orleans isn’t expected to sever its relationship with Stephenson upon his release. As..." November 07

  • Matt Barnes Blasts Pelicans for Releasing Lance Stephenson Due to Injury

    Complex "Lance Stephenson’s very brief Pelicans career is likely over. Over the weekend, Stephenson—who signed with the Pelicans in the offseason and was averaging 9.7 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.3 rebounds for the team so far this season—found out that he’s going to need to undergo surgery to repair a..." November 07

  • Pelicans releasing Lance Stephenson to sign Archie Goodwin

    ESPN "The New Orleans Pelicans will release injured swingman Lance Stephenson to sign former Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin on Monday, according to league sources. Goodwin confirmed the looming deal via Twitter on Sunday night. The Pelicans need a backcourt boost after learning Saturday that..." November 07

  • Lance Stephenson to undergo surgery for groin injury

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans guard Lance Stephenson will undergo surgery for a groin injury, the team announced Saturday night. An MRI exam Saturday confirmed the injury. No timetable was given for his return. Stephenson, 6 feet 5, 230 pounds, who signed a one-year deal with the Pelicans in..." November 06

  • Suns edge Pelicans on Warren's dunk in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- There's the gall of youth, and then there's the deep, deep well of experience. The Phoenix Suns benefitted from each precious commodity Friday night in winning their second consecutive overtime game by dispatching the winless New Orleans Pelicans, 112-111, on a game-ending,..." November 05

  • Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham suspended one game

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham has been suspended for one game for pleading guilty in Washington to negligent driving while exhibiting the effects of having consumed alcohol. Cunningham will serve the suspension Friday night during the Pelicans' home game against the Phoenix Suns." November 04

  • Grizzlies grind out OT victory over winless Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies shot 35 percent, missed 19 of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc, committed 20 turnovers and managed but nine points in the fourth quarter. Despite the ugly numbers, the Grizzlies, playing their fourth game in five nights, defeated the New Orleans..." November 03

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball

    Philly.com "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • Anthony Davis says he's frustrated with Pelicans' 0-4 start

    ESPN "Anthony Davis is off to the best start of his young career, but the New Orleans Pelicans superstar acknowledged mounting frustrations after a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks dropped his team to 0-4 overall and 0-3 at home this season. "Definitely frustrating," Davis said after Tuesday's 117-113..." November 02

  • Antetokounmpo leads Bucks over Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo spent the first 46 minutes of Tuesday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans filling up the box score with everything except his 3-point shooting. In the closing moments, Antetokounmpo took care of that. Antetokounmpo..." November 01

  • NBA to host postseason awards show in June 2017

    Today's Fastbreak "The NBA announced on Tuesday that they will host the first-ever NBA awards show next June. The event will take place in New York City following the conclusion of the NBA Finals on June 26, 2017, and will be televised by TNT. The venue, host and award presenters will be announced at a later..." November 01

  • Which NBA Star Needs A Trade The Most?

    SI "It doesn't take long for the NBA rumor mill to get churning once the season begins. But before reports and sources start putting the full-court press on your timeline, we thought we'd examine the NBA trade landscape ahead of the madness. The Crossover asked its writers which star they would..." October 31

  • Pelicans' Hill: 'Nobody is going to turn into Kobe on this team'

    ESPN "When asked about an injury or something medically related, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers will often quip that he's not a doctor. When it comes to diagnosing basketball-related maladies, the San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich might be suited for the stethoscope. "If you don't know what..." October 30