Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • Pelicans recall rookie point guard Russ Smith from NBA Development League

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After going through his second NBA Development League assignment with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants this month, the Pelicans recalled rookie point guard Russ Smith on Saturday. He will be available to play on Saturday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, but he did not attend the team's..." December 20

  • Gal Mekel Waived By Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Gal Mekel. Mekel, 6-3, 191, was signed by the team on December 5 as an unrestricted free agent." December 19

  • Pelicans beat Rockets 99-90 without Tyreke Evans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "On Thursday night, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and Rockets guard James Harden both had the same objective. They were intent on supplying their respective teams with everything needed for a win. Harden did all he could, but Davis' 30 points helped the Pelicans emerge from the Toyota Center..." December 19

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    Jennifer Hale @JenHale504

    Tyreke Evans (right knee contusion) will not play tonight at Houston. Austin Rivers gets the start instead. @TeamRivers25

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    Pelicans PR @PelicansPR

    Tyreke Evans (right knee contusion) is questionable for tonight's game in Houston.

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Perceived as sellers, Celtics have received inquiries about Jeff Green from Clippers, Pelicans, Grizzlies but Cs not interested in offers.

  • Davis and big fourth quarter push Pelicans by Jazz 119-111

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Nearly two months into the season, the New Orleans Pelicans hadn't yet encountered one of those truly embarrassing moments. They barely escaped such disaster at the Smoothie King Center on Tuesday night. With All-Star forward Anthony Davis back in the lineup, the Pelicans had to scratch and..." December 17

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    The Brow formerly known as Anthony Davis (chest contusion) is questionable and Eric Gordon (shoulder) is out vs. Jazz, per Pelicans PR.

  • Kerr upset with play of Cunningham "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the team will send two plays involving Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham to the league for review. Kerr presides over a 16-game win streak and the league's best record, but he's not happy with the way Cunningham swung his elbows in the proximity of..." December 15

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    New Orleans head coach Monty Williams said Anthony Davis (chest contusion) is out for tonight's game vs. the Warriors.

  • Ryan Anderson comes through for Pelicans, tying career high for threes in win against Cavaliers

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Just two nights ago, Ryan Anderson stood inside a cramped American Airlines Center locker room and talked about the frustration of missing a late, potential-game-tying 3-pointer. It was a conversation Anderson clearly didn't want to have, but one under the circumstances was necessary. No..." December 13

  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis will not return due to a chest contusion

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Pelicans forward Anthony Davis left Friday's game due to a chest contusion. Davis was initially ruled questionable to return, but was downgraded to out after further evaluation." December 13

  • Monta is too much for the Pelicans, Mavs win 112-107

    Mavs Moneyball "Dallas improved its record on the second night of back-to-backs to 4-1 on the season with a 112-107 win over New Orleans on Wednesday night. Both teams were playing the second night of a back-to-back, which resulted in sluggish play at the outset. Monta Ellis was too much for the Pelicans, as..." December 11

  • Jason Smith comforted Ryan Anderson after girlfriend’s tragic suicide

    New York Post "Knicks power forward Jason Smith got together with Ryan Anderson, his former New Orleans teammate. It was an emotional reunion and an emotional return here for Smith. One month ago, Sports Illustrated published a long feature on Anderson and the suicide of his girlfriend, Gia Allemand, who..." December 10

  • Tyreke Evans leads Pelicans to a 104-93 win against struggling Knicks

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The first 20 games of this New Orleans Pelicans schedule has been a grueling and daunting slate. Following a challenging three-game West Coast trip that left them embarrassed by the Warriors and deflated by the Clippers, only to regain some self-respect with a win against the Lakers, the..." December 10

  • Pelicans beat Lakers, 104-87, to end four-game road losing streak

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Despite their objective to emerge as a playoff contending team, the Pelicans have not had much luck against some of the top teams in the Western Conference. But after suffering lopsided defeats to the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers to start off their three-game road trip, they..." December 08

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Mekel must stick past Jan. 10 to guarantee this season's min. salary. Pels hold 2015-16 option & Mekel still paid by Mavs this season & next

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Pelicans, after signing Dante Cunningham, are now in advanced discussions to sign former Mavericks point guard Gal Mekel

  • Warriors soar to 11th straight win 112-85 over the Pelicans

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors on Thursday won their 11th consecutive game, matching the franchise record, with a 112-85 dispatching of the Pelicans before a sellout crowd (19,596) at Oracle Arena. Five players scored in double figures, with Klay Thompson leading the way with 23 points. Stephen Curry added 19..." December 05

  • Pelicans sign forward Dante Cunningham

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Pelicans announced on Thursday morning they have signed forward Dante Cunningham to a contract. He worked out with the team last weekend and fills the need for a proven veteran player that can play small forward. In a surprise move this past Sunday, the Pelicans waived third-year small..." December 04

  • Pelicans take advantage of their balanced attack to beat Thunder, 112-104

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson felt the urgency to perform on Tuesday night to help get his team back on track. It was the same motivation Anthony Davis, Tyreke Evans and the rest of the Pelicans' players had against the Oklahoma City Thunder. They had been having a rough time with their..." December 03

  • New Orleans “seriously considering” signing Dante Cunningham

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dante Cunningham is the kind of solid reserve big man who normally would have been picked up by a team in early-to-mid August as they rounded out their roster, but last summer nobody went near him. The reason was a some ugly domestic violence charges — ones that led to him getting booed by home..." December 01

  • Wall turns up the defense while Gortat and Pierce do their part as Wizards top Pelicans

    Washington Post "As always, John Wall studied the film from the Washington Wizards’ previous two games, both losses. He still could not quite believe what the numbers had showed him: The point guard, arguably the fastest player with a basketball in his hands, paced a team that had mustered just two fast-break..." November 30

  • Hawks stifle Pelicans early en route to win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "This might be the defensive effort Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been harping about all season. At least for one half, anyway. The Hawks limited the Pelicans to 28 first-half points, on 29.7 percent shooting, en route to a 100-91 victory Friday night at Philips Arena. The defensive effort..." November 29

  • Anthony Davis grows into MVP candidate as New Orleans finds its star

    Yahoo! Sports "Anthony Davis can't help but notice the homeless people living under bridges near the New Orleans Pelicans' arena when he arrives for and leaves games. "Any time I see a homeless person I give them money if I have cash on me," Davis said. "You don't know what they're going through. Some people..." November 29

  • Monty Williams tells his players Anthony Davis must get at least 20 shots a game

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "As promised, Pelicans coach Monty Williams gathered his players for a meeting on Wednesday. Williams issued objectives that he wants carried out for the remainder of the season. Perhaps, it didn't come as a surprise that getting the ball more to star forward Anthony Davis is at the top of the..." November 28

  • Kings beat Pelicans without Collison, Gay

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings faced a challenge against the Pelicans in New Orleans on Tuesday night, playing without starters Rudy Gay and Darren Collison due to injury, but they managed to pull out a 99-89 win. For a majority of the night, the Kings also had to play without coach Michael Malone, who picked up..." November 26

  • Eric Gordon says surgery to repair his torn labrum will be considered as a last option

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon says a decision will made within the next two weeks on whether if he will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. But Gordon acknowledged on Tuesday that surgery will be considered as a last option. ''We’ll see,’’ Gordon said. ''It’s..." November 25

  • Pelicans' Gordon out Indefinitely with shoulder injury "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Eric Gordon will be out indefinitely with a left shoulder injury. An MRI revealed Gordon suffered a torn labrum as a result of the left shoulder subluxation injury that occurred Saturday night at Utah. Gordon will undergo further evaluation..." November 24

  • Eric Gordon separates left shoulder in Saturday night's game against Utah

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Pelicans starting shooting guard Eric Gordon suffered a separated left shoulder in the second quarter on Saturday night after colliding into Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke. There is no timetable on Gordon's return, but it' another injury setback for the Pelicans. The Pelicans officially said..." November 23

  • Pelicans beat Utah Jazz 106-94 behind Anthony Davis' career-high 43 points

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There has always been something since the 2010-11 season that denied the New Orleans Pelicans an opportunity to celebrate a victory at EnergySolutions. The Jazz always seemed to find someway to get their offense going, seize the momentum and walk away as winners. On Saturday night, the..." November 23

  • Pelicans' Ryan Anderson 'overjoyed' about impact of article on girlfriend's suicide

    Fox Sports Southwest "The article itself can be tough to read, let alone imagining living through the nightmare personally. In a recent Sports Illustrated exclusive, author Chris Ballard goes in depth with the New Orleans Pelicans Ryan Anderson about the suicide of his reality TV star girlfriend Gia Allemand last..." November 20

  • Pelicans bounce back to beat the Kings, 106-100

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Monday night was a teaching moment for the New Orleans Pelicans, who were schooled by the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter. The Pelicans learned their lesson ... well sort of. One night after having a double-digit lead evaporate in a disappointing loss, the Pelicans again flirted..." November 19

  • Portland Fights Back From 16 Down to Stun New Orleans

    Blazer's Edge "Portland had a poor first three quarters against New Orleans Monday night. The fourth quarter was all they needed. Portland overcame a 16-point third quarter deficit, and 15-point fourth quarter hole, to stun the Pelicans, 102-93 at Moda Center. Portland started the game hot with an 8-0..." November 18

  • New Orleans Pelicans set nine offensive records in 139-91 victory against Timberwolves

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In the opening minute of Friday night's game, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday bolted from the right side and easily made an open 10-foot jumper. It was the beginning of a record-setting offensive attack that virtually left the Minnesota Timberwolves staggered by halftime. Anthony..." November 15

  • Pelicans have few problems stopping Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, 109-102

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "At the final buzzer on Wednesday night, the scoreboard read: New Orleans Pelicans 109, Los Angeles Lakers 102. The final margin didn't come close to serving as a true indicator of what occurred before an announced sellout crowd at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans actually made easy..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • LeBron James' triple-double leads Cleveland Cavaliers over New Orleans Pelicans

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers won their second consecutive game, 118-111 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night at The Q. Cleveland (3-3) did a good job of keeping Anthony Davis out the paint on defense. Kevin Love's presence on the outside had to be respected by Davis. That strategic plan..." November 11

  • Anthony Davis helps lift New Orleans Pelicans over San Antonio Spurs, 100-99

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis had another nice game on Saturday night, and the New Orleans Pelicans held on down the stretch to beat the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs 100-99 at the AT&T Center. Davis made a layup with 6.6 seconds left, then watched as San Antonio small forward Kawhi Leonard's..." November 09

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    Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer

    It's been overshadowed amid Anthony Davis' huge open to 2014-15, but NOLA's Tyreke Evans is averaging 17.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists

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    Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer

    Pelicans shootaround:John Salmons returns tonight after birth of son; NOLA w/o Babbitt/Miller:

  • Eric Gordon still unable to end dreadful shooting slump

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After playing on the road Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, Pelicans coach Monty Williams gave his players Tuesday morning off from having to participate in a shootaround workout. But determined to end a dreadful shooting slump, Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon came to work anyway...." November 06

  • Anthony Davis, Pelicans roll past Hornets, 100-91

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The "MVP" chants directed at New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis started early in the fourth quarter. Davis was at the free throw line and clearly wasn't ready. "MVP! MVP! MVP!" Of course it was bit premature, but it's clear the crowd of 14,840, who showed up at the Smoothie..." November 05

  • Grizzlies invent a new way to win against the Pelicans

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Don't let the final score fool you. This win was nearly as ugly as the sarcastic-slow-clap victory from Saturday night in Charlotte. The main differences here were a stronger finish and much better support from some of the Grizzlies bench. It was like a game of Tetris; a scenario where you're..." November 04

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    Jennifer Hale @JenHale504

    The @PelicansNBA activate Russ Smith for tonight's game vs Memphis with John Salmons out for birth of his child.

  • Balanced Mavs clamp down on D in 4th quarter, outlast Pelicans 109-104

    Dallas Morning News "As much as Dirk Nowitzki struggled to get up accurate shots with Anthony Davis’ hand in his face, the Dallas Mavericks’ veteran still found a way to come through in the clutch. Nowitzki’s knack for producing when it mattered was mirrored by the Mavericks, who squandered a 17-point lead and..." November 02

  • Why a police officer working Pelicans game has a Mavericks’ championship ring?

    Dallas Morning News "Andre Menzies has been working as a police officer for more than 35 years. He’s done security work for Michael Jackson, among others, and now works at New Orleans Pelicans games at Smoothie King Center. So what’s he doing wearing a Dallas Mavericks’ championship ring? Menzies told the story..." November 02

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Pelicans beat Magic, 101-84, behind Anthony Davis' 26 points

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "On opening night, the Pelicans were at full strength and driven to start things off right. Standing in their way was a young Orlando Magic team aiming to make a big splash with rookie point guard Elfrid Payton, who prepped at Ehret, wanting to enjoy a homecoming. But the Pelicans were able..." October 29

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