Pelicans Rumors & News

  • 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

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    The Pelicans are giving serious consideration to Tyreke Evans starting at SF. In fact, he is now the favorite to win the job.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

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    Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer

    Anthony Davis jammed his left index finger in 1st half. X-rays were negative. He is available to return to the game in 2nd half

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Pelicans coach Monty Williams said in his pregame interview that Darius Miller will start at small forward tonight against Heat.

  • Pelicans coach Monty Williams is considering resting Anthony Davis, Omer Asik in preseason opener

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams said he's considering holding All-Star power forward Anthony Davis and top offseason acquisition Omer Asik out of Saturday's preseason opener against the Miami Heat in Lexington, Ky. Both Davis and Asik, who are expected to be a formidable duo at the..." October 04

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    I'm watching Pels swingman Tyreke Evans work on his refined shooting stroke & he's made at least 7 of 10 3s from each spot. Not bad.

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Pelicans coach Monty Williams said if Anthony Davis and Omer Asik play Saturday against Heat, it will be limited minutes.

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Anderson Looks Poised For Fresh Start Tuesday as Pelicans Begin Training Camp

    Fox Sports Southwest "Last year was cruel for New Orleans Pelicans sharp shooter Ryan Anderson, who lost his girlfriend Gia Allemand to suicide before the season started, then lost basketball, at least temporarily, due to a frightening and freak neck injury. Now, nine months after his collision with Gerald Wallace..." September 30

  • Tyreke Evans to miss training camp with Pelicans due to hamstring injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Paul George suffered the horrific injury playing for USA Basketball this summer, there were some who immediately questioned whether or not the NBA’s star players should be putting themselves at risk like that during the offseason. The problem with that line of thinking, of course, is that..." September 28

  • Pelicans should have quality numbers at point guard spot

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The timing couldn't have been much worse last season when New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday went down with a stress fracture in his right tibia. Just 34 games into his first season in New Orleans, Holiday was only beginning to display the form that had earned him an Eastern..." September 27

  • Pelicans hoping John Salmons can make impact at small forward

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "This summer, veteran small forward John Salmons wasn’t considered one of the top available players in free agency. But he was near the top of the New Orleans Pelicans’ priority list. He was targeted because of his experience and potential to be a consistent contributor. For the past three..." September 25

  • Pelicans unveil new red alternate uniforms on Tuesday

    SB Nation "The New Orleans Pelicans showed a sneak peak of a new red alternate uniform Tuesday. There it is in all its glory. It's ... very red. It will be the team's third uniform combination after deciding to rebrand as the Pelicans one year ago, and it'll be worn on opening night and three other times..." September 23

  • Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans getting healthy but role still uncertain

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With a black sleeve pulled over his surgically repaired right knee, Tyreke Evans goes about his business shooting jump shots and working on his dribbling techniques and core fundamentals. But when it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans players assembled at the team's Metairie practice facility..." September 13

  • Pelicans Tyreke Evans getting healthy but role still uncertain

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With a black sleeve pulled over his surgically repaired right knee, Tyreke Evans goes about his business shooting jump shots and working on his dribbling techniques and core fundamentals. But when it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans players assembled at the team's Metairie practice facility..." September 12

  • Pelicans' Jrue Holiday goes full contact in drills for first time since season-ending injury

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After having a promising season cut short in January by a season-ending stress fracture in his right tibia, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday was back penetrating between defenders Thursday at the team's practice facility. For the first time in six months after requiring surgery and..." September 11

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    Bourbon Street Shots @BourbonStShots

    Anderson is getting back in shape, feels good about that. Contact slowly increasing. Expects to be able to "play with the guys" next week.

  • Dionte Christmas Reaches One-Year Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent guard Dionte Christmas has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on a one-year contract, a league source told RealGM. Christmas has played five professional seasons since going unselected in the 2009 draft, and he hadn’t spent a regular season in the NBA until playing a..." September 10

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Ex-Pistons PF Vernon Macklin has reached agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on a non-guaranteed camp deal, league source tells RealGM.

  • Pelicans' Austin Rivers stayed focused through trade rumors this summer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Even when New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers was the subject of trade rumors this summer, he didn't stop working. Instead of wondering where he may end up, he stayed focused on getting better. He spent time in Houston working with former NBA player and coach John Lucas and also in Los..." September 06

  • Pelicans' Ryan Anderson cleared for contact "New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has been cleared for contact, he announced on Instagram. He suffered a herniated disc in January and had surgery in April. "After 8 months out, I can finally play again," he wrote. "Thank you God!"" September 03

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    Orazio Cauchi @paxer89

    Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans are among the teams that showed interest in forward Joe Ingles, sources told @sportando

  • Anthony Davis will be NBA's best player in less than 5 years "Every time Team USA gets together, there's talk of how players return to the NBA better. They can see how other stars work, go against them in practice and refine their individual games. If there's one guy this summer who people are talking about using this experience as a springboard to..." August 30

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