ESPN.com "With star forward Anthony Davis eligible for a contract extension this summer, Pelicans officials plan to be aggressive as possible in presenting him with a maximum five-year deal that could approach $140 million, according to league sources. The exact figures will depend on how much the NBA..." April 26
CSN Bay Area "Though the Warriors never ironed out their offense while winning the first three games in their first-round playoff series with the Pelicans, not a wrinkle was found in Game 4. In their most impressive performance of the series, the Warriors posted a 109-98 victory Saturday night at Smoothie..." April 26
Jrue Holiday is a game-time decision, Monty Williams said.
New York Times "Anthony Davis punctuated his activity at the Pelicans’ shootaround on Thursday morning by spotting up from the corner, where he took pass after pass from an assistant coach. Davis sank six of his final eight attempts, all from beyond the 3-point line. His release was effortless, the ball traveling..." April 25
According to a couple sources, the explanation the Warriors received was that Curry would’ve gotten the foul if he had missed the 3
#Warriors' Justin Holiday prefers brother Jrue not play. "I think he's taking a chance and he's not himself, doesn't have his explosion.'
Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24
San Francisco Chronicle "The Warriors have astronomical goals this season, but even they admitted that their goal in coming to the Big Easy was to steal one of two games. The heist won’t have to wait until Saturday. The Warriors were seemingly blown away Thursday night by a Smoothie King Center crowd with four years..." April 24
.@OchsnerHealth injury update: Jrue Holiday (stress reaction - lower right leg soreness) is expected to play tonight vs. GSW.
CSN Bay Area "New Orleans star Anthony Davis is 22 years old and already a Top-5 player in the NBA. He's 6-foot-10 but plays a foot taller. He covers so much ground on defense it's like a great centerfielder patrolling the basketball court. His defense may be the biggest reason the Warriors, even with a 2-0..." April 23
San Francisco Chronicle "The Warriors did what they were supposed to do, but maybe not a whole lot more. The top-seeded Warriors held homecourt, backing up a Game 1 win with a 97-87 victory in Monday night’s Game 2 and sending the best-of-seven, first-round series to New Orleans with a reinforced respect for the..." April 21
A source close to Tyreke Evans, when I asked if Evans (questionable) will play Game 2, said: "Think so."
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans starting point guard Tyreke Evans' status for Game 2 against Golden State was not upgraded before their shootaround workout on Monday morning. Evans remains questionable to play because of a bone bruise in his left knee. The Pelicans also listed point guard Jrue Holiday..." April 20
Sporting News "Oracle Arena is loud for Warriors games regardless of stakes, but when it’s playoff time, the fans decked out in bright yellow take it up a notch — so much so that Pelicans coach Monty Williams is calling foul. "I'm not so sure that the decibel level is legal there, and I'm serious," Williams..." April 20
CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20
ESPN.com "The New Orleans Pelicans have listed Tyreke Evans as questionable for Game 2 of their first-round series against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night with a bone bruise in his left knee. Evans underwent an MRI exam Saturday night after suffering a bruised left knee in a first-half..." April 20
Contra Costa Times "The mayor of Oakland and the mayor of New Orleans made a friendly bet Friday on the outcome of the playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans, the mayor's office said. The mayor of the city with the winning team will receive some of the other city's best goods..." April 20
Tyreke Evans says in Pels locker room he "felt a little pop" in left knee after tangle with Andre Iguodala and will undergo MRI later today
The Bird Writes "When Tyreke Evans left the game before halftime to trudge back to the locker room you could feel the hearts of New Orleans Pelicans fans sink. We did not expect the Pelicans to come out of the first round victorious but staying competitive (the Pels were not at the time) and healthy seemed to be..." April 19
San Francisco Chronicle "In looking around the Warriors’ postgame locker room Saturday afternoon, it wasn’t altogether obvious whether they had beaten New Orleans in Game 1 of the teams’ best-of-seven, first-round series. Many of the players cleared out of Oracle Arena quickly, instead of hanging around and messing..." April 19
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he could turn to rookie James Michael McAdoo in the defensive rotation trying to slow down Pels Anthony Davis
Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17
Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "In a pivotal regular-season finale, the New Orleans Pelicans' postseason hopes hinged on beating the defending champion San Antonio Spurs for the third time this season. With a sellout crowd decked out in red and on its feet for nearly the entire fourth quarter, the Pelicans celebrated in front..." April 16
Ownership gave GM Dell Demps and Monty Williams preseason mandate to make playoffs to keep jobs, w/ no allowance for injuries. They made it.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans left the Target Center Monday night still with high stakes unfinished business ahead trying to secure their first postseason berth since the 2010-11 season. New Orleans beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-88 at the Target Center. But the Pelicans (44-37) didn't seal..." April 14
NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14
Fox Sports Southwest "The Pelicans will take any boost they can get in their playoff quest against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the return of Jrue Holiday is proving to be an invaluable push for New Orleans. Holiday first played Friday versus the Phoenix Suns after a 40-game absence meant to allow a stress..." April 13
Houston Chronicle "James Harden had dragged the Rockets back into the game, mercilessly going at the New Orleans Pelicans defense until the Rockets’ 10-point deficit was gone and the game was tied heading into the fourth quarter. The Pelicans, however, were not going to go down after a flurry of left hooks. Too..." April 13
Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13
Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13
Pelicans say Dante Cunningham has a right knee contusion, but is expected to play.
NBA.com "Despite accidentally being struck in the throat Friday by Phoenix’s Earl Barron, forcing him to exit the game for roughly two quarters, Anthony Davis practiced Saturday and participated fully in Sunday’s morning shootaround at the Toyota Center. Meanwhile, Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday also..." April 12
For tomorrow night's game at Houston: Dante Cunningham (right knee contusion) – QUESTIONABLE
Anthony Davis still having problems speaking, but it didn't keep him from practicing on Saturday after taking blow to throat on Friday night
New Orleans Times-Picayune "In a game the New Orleans Pelicans needed to win to keep a lead in the race for an NBA playoff spot, star forward Anthony Davis missed nearly two full quarters Friday against the Phoenix Suns. Instead of playing, Davis was in the locker room getting treated for a throat contusion injury that..." April 11
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Suns, the team announced. He will be a game-time decision." April 10
Grizzly Bear Blues "BANGO. On a night that felt more must-win-y than just about any other, the Memphis Grizzlies hammered the New Orleans Pelicans 110-74 at FedExForum. With the Western Conference standings closing in on the Grizzlies like the trash compactor in Star Wars, Zach Randolph (15/13/6) and Co. (six..." April 09
New Orleans Times-Picayune "After halftime, Anthony Davis was determined to carry his teammates. He particularly didn't like how the first half ended with the Pelicans sputtering against the hard-charging Golden State Warriors. Trailing by an early 14-point deficit, the Pelicans struggled to make shots and during a..." April 08
USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08
Complex "To their credit, the Warriors have continued to play hard over the last week despite the fact that they've clinched home court advantage throughout the NBA Playoffs and are, essentially, playing for nothing right now. Sure, they got blown out against the Spurs on Sunday. But for the most part,..." April 08
New Orleans Times-Picayune "With only six games remaining in the regular season, Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday's possible return still remains in question because of his stress reaction injury in his lower right leg. And although coach Monty Williams hasn't ruled out hope for Holiday's possible return, it is starting..." April 07
New Orleans Times-Picayune "All the extra time Pelicans backup guard Norris Cole spent earlier this week putting up shots after practices appeared to be beneficial on Wednesday night at the Staples Center. In a crucial game to start their three-game road trip, Cole made an impact with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting to help..." April 02
NBA.com "After missing 18 games due to an MCL sprain in his right knee, Ryan Anderson will be back on the court Wednesday vs. the Los Angeles Lakers, a much-anticipated return to the lineup for a New Orleans team that’s getting closer to full strength. Anderson was sidelined Feb. 21 at Miami with the..." April 01
Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31
The Score "This season's MVP race is as hotly contested as any the NBA has seen in a quarter century, with Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and even Chris Paul enjoying MVP-caliber campaigns. Of course, only one of those superstars will lift the Maurice Podoloff..." March 31
New Orleans Times-Picayune "At this point in the season, the Pelicans cannot afford to have any slip ups. They need to win as many games as possible to stay in contention for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. On Sunday afternoon, the Pelicans didn't squander an opportunity facing a injury-ravaged Minnesota..." March 30
Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Without getting clearance yet to begin practicing, Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday could be forced to sit out the remainder of the season due to his stress reaction injury in his lower right leg. Holiday said his doctors have a possible timetable, but he has not asked about it. Although he..." March 27
Houston Chronicle "It took their largest comeback of the season for the Rockets to finally subdue the Pelicans. After trailing by 17 points in the first half Wednesday night, the Rockets tightened up defensively, got their offense flowing, and erased the deficit to beat New Orleans 95-93. As many have this..." March 26