Pelicans Rumors & News

  • 76ers, Pelicans Express Interest In Trading For Tyus Jones

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans have expressed interest in trading for Tyus Jones. Jones improved his stock around the NBA with his MVP performance in the Summer League. Jones was the 24th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft" October 20

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Pelicans expect Anthony Davis to play in regular season-opener

    Today's Fastbreak "The New Orleans Pelicans believe that big man Anthony Davis will be ready to return from his sprained right ankle in time for their October 26 regular season-opener against the Denver Nuggets, according to ESPN. Davis originally injured his ankle during the team’s preseason trip to China. The..." October 19

  • Anthony Davis is Looking to Hire a Personal Assistant that Looks Just Like Him

    The Comeback "Are you at least 6-foot-5 and have a unibrow? If so, then New Orleans Pelicans standout Anthony Davis has the job for you! The 23-year-old NBA superstar has decided he needs to hire a personal assistant, and laid out a specific set of requirements for this position in a Craigslist post. Here..." October 18

  • Anthony Davis Posts Craigslist Ad for Personal Asst ... 'Unibrow a Plus'

    TMZ "Looking for a job? Have thick-ass eyebrows?? Well, you can be Anthony Davis' new personal assistant! The New Orleans Pelicans superstar just posted an ad for a personal assistant on Craigslist ... and he's very specific about the type of person he's looking for ..." October 17

  • Fan Makes Halfcourt Shot, Wins $148K at Pelicans - Rockets Game in Beijing

    The Big Lead "The Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans played in Beijing earlier this week. At some point during the festivities a fan got to take some halfcourt shots. Make one and you get a giant check worth 1,000,000 Renminbi. That’s the Chinese equivalent of $148,620.44. I feel like this guy should..." October 15

  • Anthony Davis says his sprained ankle is responding to treatment, but still could miss opener

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Two weeks ago, Anthony Davis expressed hope about getting through the entire regular season without getting injured. But the Pelicans announced on Friday that Davis' timetable to recover from a Grade 2 right ankle sprain could take up to 14 days, which could force him to miss the Oct. 26 season..." October 15

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Anthony Davis suffers right ankle sprain vs. Rockets

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis played only six minutes in Wednesday's preseason game against the Houston Rockets in Beijing before he was forced out of the game with a sprained right ankle injury. Davis suffered the injury after stepping on the foot of Rockets' center Nene on a post..." October 12

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Anthony Davis expected to miss 10-15 days after ankle sprain

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is expected to be out 10-15 days after suffering a Grade 2 right ankle sprain in Wednesday's preseason game against the Houston Rockets in Beijing, a source told The Undefeated. Davis stepped on the foot of Rockets center Nene Hilario while making a move..." October 12

  • Lin was 'intrigued' by Pelicans before signing with Nets

    Real GM Basketball "Jeremy Lin met with both the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans at the start of free agency in Palo Alto at 9:01 PM. Lin was coming off an excellent season with the Charlotte Hornets in which he restored his value. Lin announced his decision to sign with the Nets at 7:02 AM just a few..." October 12

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Alonzo Gee appears to be on Pelicans' roster bubble despite having guaranteed contract

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After the first two preseason games, New Orleans Pelicans small forward Alonzo Gee has barely got off the bench despite appearing in 73 games last season. Gee appears to be on the roster bubble and could be the odd man out if swingman Lance Stephenson lands one of the final roster..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Norris Cole signs $5 million deal to play in China

    Today's Fastbreak "Unable to land a NBA contract to his liking, free agent point guard Norris Cole has signed a $5 million deal to play with the Shandong Golden Stars of Chinese Basketball Association, per Darren Wolfson. By accepting this deal to play in China, not only does Cole cash in financially, but he will..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Kevin Durant Reveals His Favorite Teammate Ever And It Might Surprise You

    NESN "Kendrick Perkins is a popular guy. Not only was Perkins beloved during his seven-plus seasons with the Boston Celtics. But he also formed such a good friendship with Kevin Durant during their time together with the Oklahoma City Thunder that Durant considers Perkins to be his favorite teammate..." October 03

  • Pelicans waive Chris Copeland

    Sportando "The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Chris Copeland. Pelicans’ roster stands a19 now with 15 guaranteed contracts. " October 03

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Pelicans star Anthony Davis is still getting taller

    Fox Sports "In a shocking development that can only be described as "unfair" for 29 NBA teams, New Orelans Pelicans star and early MVP candidate Anthony Davis had a minor growth spurt over the offseason and showed up to Media Day Monday even bigger than he was last season. Davis, who is still only 23, was..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Gentry: Davis ready to be Pelicans' leader

    ESPN "The New Orleans Pelicans were losing, as they did more often than not last season, and Anthony Davis wasn't happy about it. Davis had already been relegated to a suit and the sidelines thanks to a season-ending knee procedure and thus was unable to help save the day. Yet when a timeout was..." September 26

  • Jrue Holiday remains out as wife Lauren prepares for brain surgery

    ESPN "Lauren Holiday gave birth to a healthy girl this week, New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis said Friday, and both the team and her husband, Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, now await her surgery to remove a benign tumor from the right side of her brain. "She had a baby girl, so she's doing..." September 24

  • Davis never plans on leaving Pelicans: 'I love it here'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Three years ago, Anthony Davis didn't feel comfortable taking charge as the New Orleans Pelicans' vocal leader. He preferred letting his play speak for itself while someone else did the heavy lifting when it came to leadership. But that was then and this is now. Entering his fifth season in the..." September 24

  • Pelicans Announce Chris Copeland, Robert Sacre Deals

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have finally made their deals with Chris Copeland and Robert Sacre official, announcing today in a press release that they’ve added both players to their camp roster. As we heard back in August, Copeland and Sacre will both be on non-guaranteed, one-year summer contracts, so they..." September 22

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Shaq says Omer Asik is a role player who needs to master his role better

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Outside of his work as a studio analyst for Turner network, Shaquille O'Neal confessed on Friday that he generally prefers not to critique NBA players. But when O'Neal was asked to assess the play of New Orleans Pelicans starting 7-foot center Omer Asik, he didn't hold back. ''He's a..." September 17

  • Pelicans Invite Chinese Forward He Tianju To Camp

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have extended a training-camp invitation to forward He Tianju of the Chinese Basketball Association’s Liaoning Flying Leopards, according to Justin Verrier of Assuming the offer is accepted, the 6’9” Tianju would play in New Orleans’ two preseason Global Games matchups in..." September 15

  • Lance Stephenson guaranteed only $100K in deal with Pelicans

    Today's Fastbreak "Lance Stephenson finally signed with a team last week and that team was the New Orleans Pelicans. Stephenson signed a minimum deal, but here’s the catch: only $100,000 out of $1.22 million is guaranteed, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Just three years ago, Stephenson was a..." September 15

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Pelicans not sure when Tyreke Evans will join them, but it won’t be start of training camp

    Pro Basketball Talk "At some point next season, Tyreke Evans will rejoin the Pelicans — and then they will have to figure out where he fits in with a changing rotation. But that time will not be the start of training camp. Or even the start of the season. Evans had three knee surgeries in nine months and will still..." September 11

  • Lance Stephenson signs with the Pelicans, according to reports

    CBS Sports "Stephenson agreed to a deal with the Pelicans on Friday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports. Stephenson is coming off a stretch with the Grizzlies where he averaged 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 26.6 minutes per game, but had little luck on the free agent market this..." September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Anthony Davis expected to start season without any medical restrictions

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis is expected to be medically cleared to start the season with no restrictions, New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said at a season-ticket event for fans at the team's practice facility on Wednesday night. Davis underwent a surgical procedure in March to fix a..." September 08

  • Jrue Holiday to miss start of season as pregnant wife Lauren Holiday faces brain surgery

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Few things in life are scarier than learning you have a brain tumor. When the news comes only months before the birth of your first child, well, it can be almost incomprehensible, especially for a world-class athlete. This was the situation that confronted Lauren and Jrue Holiday in late June,..." September 04

  • Pelicans Guard Jrue Holiday Changes Agents

    Hoops Rumors "Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday has signed with agent Jason Glushon of Glushon Sports Management, Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Daily reports. Holiday, who will make approximately $11.3MM for the upcoming season, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer. He was previously..." September 01

  • Pelicans plan to work out free agent Lance Stephenson

    The Advocate "The Pelicans plan to hold a workout for free-agent swingman Lance Stephenson, a league source said Monday. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Stephenson, 25, played 43 games for the Los Angeles Clippers and 26 for the Memphis Grizzles last season. The Pelicans already have 15 players under guaranteed..." August 29

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

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