Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Cleveland Cavaliers fight off New Orleans Pelicans, 99-84

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Someone's losing steak had to end Saturday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers found a way in the fourth quarter to make sure it wouldn't be the New Orleans Pelicans'. The Cavaliers broke a two-game skid with a 99-84 victory. New Orleans has lost four in a row. Kyrie Irving scored 19 of his..." February 07

  • Tyreke Evans out until after All-Star break with knee tendinitis

    The Score "New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans will be be shut down until after the All-Star break, the team announced Saturday. Evans is currently battling knee tendinitis, an injury that's caused him to miss the Pelicans' last five contests." February 06

  • Kobe Bryant spurs LA Lakers to 99-96 victory over New Orleans

    L.A. Daily News "The Lakers showed as much festiveness as the Mardi Gras celebrations. They became as prolific as the most determined bead collectors. They played in rhythm as well as the jazz music here. All of which helped the Lakers accomplish something they have rarely done all season. The Lakers secured..." February 05

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge brow-beat Pelicans into submission

    Pounding The Rock "Oh, THAT LaMarcus Aldridge. I remember him. We've seen Aldridge experience quite a few highs and lows in his brief time for the Spurs. We've seen him have great nights and some games where he's looked very ordinary. While we've yet to see him have a great game against a great team just yet,..." February 04

  • Led by Conley, Grizzlies’ clutch play late puts Pelicans away 110-95

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "When the going got rough, Mike Conley corralled his teammates and convinced them to remain calm. First came the speech, then a 3-pointer from the Grizzlies point guard, and then everybody began clicking on all cylinders. The Grizzlies dominated the last seven minutes of their 110-95 victory..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

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    Daniel Sallerson @dsallerson

    #Pelicans officially rule Tyreke Evans (right knee) out for tonight's game vs. #Grizzlies.

  • Bryce Dejean-Jones Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have signed guard Bryce Dejean-Jones to a second 10-day contract. Dejean-Jones, 6-6, 203, has appeared in five games (two starts) for the Pelicans, averaging 5.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Anthony Davis missed his first 10 shot attempts, but Pelicans still beat Nets

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis missed his first 10 shots and the New Orleans Pelicans gave up a 37-point fourth quarter on Saturday night. And they still escaped with a 105-103 victory against the Brooklyn Nets in front of 18,037 at the Smoothie King Center with backup point guard Jrue Holiday coming through in..." January 31

  • Pelicans were not willing to meet Jeff Van Gundy's demands

    The Bird Writes "Back in May of 2015, the New Orleans Pelicans had narrowed their choices for the head coaching vacancy to two names: Alvin Gentry and Jeff Van Gundy. Ultimately, Gentry was awarded the job, apparently for being the stronger applicant. News from several weeks ago very much now challenges that..." January 30

  • Pistons love Ryan Anderson but unlikely to swing deal before trade deadline

    Detroit Bad Boys "After a flurry of in-season and summer-time activity that saw an almost complete overhaul of the roster, things are much quieter for the Detroit Pistons this season. One of the few trade deadline rumors to leak out so far this season is that Detroit is trying to solidify its power forward..." January 30

  • Ryan Anderson ties career-high with 36 points to lead shorthanded Pelicans past Kings, 114-105

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans both out because of injuries, the New Orleans Pelicans turned to Ryan Anderson Thursday night against the Sacramento Kings. He sure didn't have a problem delivering. Anderson had 30 by halftime before finishing with a career-high 36 points to carry the..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Anthony Davis, Tyreke Evans will both miss tonight's game

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

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    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Sources: Pelicans are listening to trade offers for Tyreke Evans and gauging his value. He is on the books for $10.2 million next season.

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Anthony Davis officially listed as doubtful, Tyreke Evans is questionable vs. Kings.

  • James Harden, Trevor Ariza lead Rockets to win over Pelicans

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets had made as many 3s as they had all season, but needed one more. And they needed it to come from somebody besides James Harden and Trevor Ariza who had carried them all night. With the Pelicans clinging to a two point lead, Ariza and Harden had made 11 3s between them. The rest of..." January 26

  • Pelicans could be open to trading Eric Gordon

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In Eric Gordon's absence, the New Orleans Pelicans are still winning. They extended their winning streak to three straight and have won five of their last six going into Monday night's game against the Houston Rockets. In Saturday night's 116-99 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Pelicans..." January 26

  • Anthony Davis will not return due to concussion " Late in the third of Monday's game, Anthony Davis was ruled out due to a concussion. He was inadvertently elbowed in the left side of his head by Tyreke Evans in the second quarter, as the two Pelicans players tried to grab a rebound. " January 25

  • Ryan Anderson scores 23, Pelicans dominate second half to beat Bucks, 116-99

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "During the opening two months of the season whenever the New Orleans Pelicans struggled to make shots early in the game, it usually meant they had trouble winning. Lately, though, the Pelicans are showing they are a much better team. Whether they are shorthanded, start the game poorly or need a..." January 24

  • Anthony Davis could lose $23 million if not selected to an All-NBA team

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis could lose $23 million if he is not selected on either the All-NBA first, second or third teams or doesn't win the league's MVP award, which are picked by sports writers and broadcasters that cover the NBA. One of the stipulations in the five-year, $145 million extension that..." January 24

  • Pelicans rout Detroit Pistons, 115-99, behind Anthony Davis' 32 points

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans guards Norris Cole and Tyreke Evans ran through the Detroit Pistons' defensive coverages like they were trying to outrace each other to the basket. Omer Asik was an offensive threat instead of struggling to make some sort of impact. With that kind of effort, the Pelicans..." January 22

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • Pelicans Sign Bryce Dejean-Jones From Stampede To 10-Day

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Bryce Dejean-Jones from the Idaho Stampede to a 10-day contract. Dejean-Jones will help the Pelicans replace Eric Gordon." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Pelicans Sign Bryce Dejean-Jones to 10-Day Contract "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard Bryce Dejean-Jones to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dejean-Jones, 6-6, 203, most recently played for the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League, appearing in nine games..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Anthony Davis scores 35 points to lead Pelicans' second-half surge to beat Timberwolves 114-99

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Before Tuesday night's game against Minnesota, New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry didn't hold back from saying the truth. He said the Pelicans are at the make or break point of their season and if they don't make a strong push during their current seven-game homestand, their season is..." January 20

  • Does Anthony Davis deserve to be a starter in the NBA All-Star Game?

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The starters for next month's NBA All-Star Game will be announced Thursday on the NBA Tip-off show on TNT. New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, though, appears to be a longshot to earn a starting spot for the second consecutive year. During last week's fan balloting update, Davis was still..." January 20

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. had its largest Black..." January 20

  • Source: Pelicans’ Eric Gordon to miss 4 weeks with broken finger on shooting hand

    The Advocate "Guard Eric Gordon fractured a bone in the ring finger of his shooting hand, leaving him out for an undetermined amount of time, New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Tuesday night. The Pelicans’ starting shooting guard was injured midway through the third quarter of New Orleans’ 114-99..." January 20

  • Grizzlies beat Pelicans as Conley returns

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "He darted into the lane and tossed in a floater that provided the Grizzlies with their first basket of the game. Point guard Mike Conley later heaved a desperation 3-pointer that splashed through the nets and beat the shot clock. Conley shrugged with his palms upward in a moment of..." January 18

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18

  • Baron Davis Goes Unclaimed On D-League Waiver Wire

    Real GM Basketball "Baron Davis went unclaimed through the D-League waiver wire process and can sign with any team. Davis is attempting to resume his basketball playing career despite not playing since 2012." January 18

  • Report: Kings And Pelicans Discussed Rudy Gay Trade

    SLAM Online "The Kings and Pelicans are in continuing trade talks involving Rudy Gay. Sacramento reportedly turned down New Orleans’ offer involving Eric Gordon and Alonzo Gee, while earlier this week, the Pelicans were not interested in giving up Ryan Anderson for Gay. " January 17

  • Pelicans close out strong vs. Hornets to end 3-game losing streak at home

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For a change, the New Orleans Pelicans' locker room had a buzz of excitement after a home game. Even Alvin Gentry was in good spirits, speaking while smiling instead of looking frustrated. On Friday night, the Pelicans made the necessary clutch plays late in the game that led to a 109-107..." January 16

  • Adam Silver says NBA may eventually schedule morning games to accommodate international audiences

    SB Nation "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will consider experimenting with scheduling games during the morning on week days to accommodate the international audience, according to USA Today's Jeff Zilgitt. He said this in a press conference prior to Thursday's Raptors-Magic game in..." January 15

  • Sources: Gay not being shopped, Anderson trade offer unclear

    CSN Bay Area "The Sacramento Kings may have made a play for New Orleans Pelicans forward and Sacramento native Ryan Anderson. The Kings offered veteran forward Rudy Gay in a straight swap for Anderson, but were rebuffed by the Pelicans front office, according to Sheridan Hoops. The report also states that..." January 15

  • NBA's Adam Silver shoots down expansion to Europe

    Sporting News "Before the Magic and Raptors played in London, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made clear that the league is not seeking to add a European franchise any time soon. "We are not actively taking steps to bring a franchise to Europe or to expand to Europe," Silver said in a London press conference...." January 15

  • Kendrick Perkins on struggling Pelicans: ‘This is not what I signed up for’

    Yahoo! Sports "After being an NBA champion, a member of three NBA Finals teams and playing with the likes of Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Paul Pierce and Russell Westbrook, Kendrick Perkins is accustomed to maximum effort and a commitment to winning. So far in his first season with the New Orleans..." January 15

  • Eric Gordon makes 6 3-pointers to help New Orleans Pelicans beat Sacramento Kings, 109-97

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In one of the few times this season, the New Orleans Pelicans actually performed on Wednesday night like they did last April when they clinched the final playoff berth in the Western Conference. The Pelicans controlled the pace, attacked the lane, made timely jump shots, and the Sacramento..." January 14