Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Anthony Davis to undergo MRI on groin injury suffered in loss to Nuggets

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis will have an MRI on his injured groin on Thursday, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams said Wednesday after the Pelicans' 93-85 loss to the Denver Nuggets at the Smoothie King Center. Davis, the Pelicans' All-Star power forward, was injured when he leaped to try and pull in..." January 29

  • Nuggets get timely win in New Orleans over Anthony Davis, Pelicans

    Denver Stiffs "This is going to be a pretty awful recap of the Nuggets nice win in New Orleans over the Pelicans. We hosted a Stiffs Night Out at Jake's Food and Spirits, and brought the Nuggets a little good luck in route to a 93-85 win, that snapped the team's seven game losing streak. Earlier in the day,..." January 29

  • Anthony Davis questionable for Clippers game with groin injury, will be evaluated tomorrow "New Orleans announced Thursday that All-Star power forward Anthony Davis (groin injury) is listed as questionable to play in Friday’s home game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Davis’ status will be evaluated tomorrow, including during the Pelicans’ morning shootaround at the Smoothie King..." January 29

  • Anthony Davis shows emotion, makes crucial plays to help Pelicans beat Mavericks, 109-106

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In most games, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis rarely shows much emotion. But Sunday was different. Davis screamed, pumped his fist and even hugged a fan standing near the court at the end of the game. Most importantly, Davis made the necessary critical plays down the stretch to help the..." January 26

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Monty Williams says there is a pretty good chance Ryan Anderson will play Sunday against the Mavericks.

  • Pelicans Sign Nate Wolters to Second 10-Day Contract "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard Nate Wolters to a second 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wolters, 6-4, 190, South Dakota State, first signed with the Pelicans on January 14. In five games with New Orleans, Wolters..." January 24

  • Eric Gordon achieves second career double-double in Pelicans' win against Lakers

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For only the second time in his seven-year NBA career, Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon achieved a double-double Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Smoothie King Center. He emerged after finishing with 17 points and 10 assists. It was Gordon's first double-double since..." January 22

  • Rita Benson LeBlanc, family file suit claiming Tom Benson incompetent to control New Orleans Saints, Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The shocking struggle for control of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans escalated Thursday (Jan. 23) as family members associated with Rita Benson LeBlanc filed a lawsuit claiming that the teams' owner and family patriarch Tom Benson is incompetent and is being directed by a manipulative wife and..." January 22

  • Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson will transfer ownership of the city's two major pro sports franchises to his wife, Gayle, when he dies, effectively ousting Benson's granddaughter, Rita Benson LeBlanc, who has previously been his handpicked successor. In a plan revealed to..." January 21

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • Holiday Out for Rest of January "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Jrue Holiday is expected to miss the next 2-4 weeks. Additional tests by team physicians yesterday revealed that Holiday developed a stress reaction in his right lower leg. Holiday will be held out of basketball activities until his symptoms..." January 21

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Anthony Davis says he is playing tonight against the Lakers.

  • Knicks snap 16-game losing streak with win over Pelicans

    New York Daily News "The Triangle works! Well, at least for one night it did. Things have gotten so bad for the Knicks that they started a pair of players on 10-day contracts on Monday. And a funny thing happened in what looked like a glorified tryout for them to stick around: They actually won! The..." January 20

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    Pelicans have upgraded Anthony Davis (toe) to probable. Jrue Holiday (ankle) remain questionable.

  • Tyreke Evans' clutch driving shot carries the Pelicans past Raptors, 95-93

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After watching his team repeatedly sputter on the road, Pelicans coach Monty Williams felt encouraged again on Sunday. If nothing else, he got a chance to enjoy a rare road victory against one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Tyreke Evans made it possible by converting a difficult..." January 19

  • Pelicans' Davis remains sidelined with toe sprain

    The Score "The New Orleans Pelicans got by without Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday on Sunday in a road win over the Toronto Raptors. They'll have to do it again Monday on the second night of a back-to-back, albeit against a much weaker opponent. Davis will miss his third consecutive game with a toe sprain..." January 19

  • Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday out Sunday for Pelicans

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis and point guard Jrue Holiday will miss Sunday's game against the Raptors, the team announced." January 18

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Just saw Anthony Davis walking to locker room at shootaround. He was limping and dressed in warmups.

  • Pelicans use big first half to roll past Pistons, 105-94

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "NBA rules required the New Orleans Pelicans to play out the final two quarters of basketball on Wednesday night. But for all intents and purposes, the Pelicans' work was done by halftime. Playing against a Detroit Pistons team that played with little energy and whose shooting -- early on --..." January 15

  • Jrue Holiday to miss tonight's Pelicans game vs. Pistons with ankle injury

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans will be without point guard Jrue Holiday tonight when they play the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Holiday suffered an inflammation to his right ankle in the first half of the Pelicans' 108-100 loss to the Boston Celtics on Monday and didn't play in the..." January 14

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Pelicans, I'm told, are zeroing in on PG Nate Wolters for 10-day deal after Wolters cleared waivers earlier today following release by Bucks

  • Crowder, Sullinger lead Celtics past Pelicans, 108-100

    CSN New England "With the shot clock winding down and no one seemingly having a good look at the basket, the ball wound up in Jae Crowders' hands behind the 3-point line. He launched a 3-pointer that rattled the backboard before falling through the net, a rocket of a bank-shot that symbolized the kind of night..." January 13

  • Three-way trade awaits approval from NBA

    Boston Globe "The Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, and New Orleans Pelicans are just waiting for the NBA offices to open on Monday to consummate the three-team deal that will bring Tayshaun Prince, Austin Rivers, and Memphis’s first-round pick in 2015 to the Celtics for Jeff Green, who will go to the..." January 12

  • Grizzlies agree on three-team trade to acquire Jeff Green

    Yahoo! Sports "The Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a three-team, five-player trade that sends Jeff Green to the Grizzlies, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The trade will send the Grizzlies' Tayshaun Prince, New Orleans' Austin Rivers and a future Memphis first-round..." January 12

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    At Pelicans practice, Austin Rivers not in building today.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    As it stands: Grizzlies would get Jeff Green, Celts would get Tayshaun Prince and Austin Rivers and Pelicans would get Quincy Pondexter

  • Pelicans emerge as third team in trade that would send Celtics’ Jeff Green to Grizzlies

    Pro Basketball Talk "Celtics GM Danny Ainge has decided it’s fire sale time in Boston, and is essentially trading away any players that he doesn’t see as a long-term solution, while kickstarting an ongoing rebuilding process into high gear at the very same time. Rajon Rondo was sent to Dallas, and Brandan Wright,..." January 10

  • Cardiac Kemba and the Hornets beat Pelicans 98-94

    At The Hive "In one of the more entertaining games of the season, the Hornets played quality team basketball to take down the Pelicans. Oh, and Kemba Walker had 31 points and two insane shots in the clutch. He took that shot one-handed from his waist, while being fouled. Give me a break. And it wasn't just..." January 08

  • Eric Gordon needs to prove his worth to Pelicans

    Fox Sports Southwest "The New Orleans Pelicans pay Eric Gordon a lot of money, $14.9 million big ones this season, more than anybody else on the squad. They'll pay him $15.5 million next season when Gordon surely picks up his player option, putting in his pocket twice as much green as the team's best player, the..." January 06

  • Eric Gordon To Return For First Game Since Tearing Labrum

    Real GM Basketball "Eric Gordon practiced for the first time on Sunday since tearing his labrum in late November and will play on Monday against the Washington Wizards. " January 05

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    Eric Gordon practiced today and said he felt a little rusty. He likely will be a game-time decision for Monday's game vs. Wizards.

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    With Eric Gordon expected to participate in practice tomorrow, Monty Williams still unsure whether to start Gordon or bring him off bench.

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    Pelicans PR @PelicansPR

    John Salmons (personal reasons) is out for tonight's game at San Antonio. Eric Gordon (left shoulder subluxation) remains out.

  • Joakim Noah praises Anthony Davis "All-Star center Joakim Noah has high praise for New Orleans Pelicans All-Star big man Anthony Davis. "He's a freak," Noah said after Saturday morning's shootaround, in advance of Saturday night's game between Pelicans and the Chicago Bulls. "He can shoot the ball -- there's not a lot of things..." December 28

  • Pelicans knock off Spurs for second time this season, winning 97-90

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis overcame a slow start and Ryan Anderson broke out of a mini-shooting slump to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs 97-90 Friday night before a sellout crowd of 18,376 at the Smoothie King Center. Despite missing seven of his first 10 shots, Davis had 22 points,..." December 27

  • Pelicans knock off Spurs for second time this season, winning 97-90

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis overcame a slow start and Ryan Anderson broke out of a mini-shooting slump to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs 97-90 Friday night before a sellout crowd of 18,376 at the Smoothie King Center. Despite missing seven of his first 10 shots, Davis had 22 points,..." December 27

  • Pacers beat Pelicans, Hill scores 15 in return

    Indianapolis Star "For a moment in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, the fan section inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse named the "G2 Zone" chanted "Home-town He-ro." It would be the first time all season that particular collection of fans – formed as the loyalists for Paul George and George Hill – had something to..." December 24

  • Anthony Davis leads Pelicans to a 101-99 win against OKC Thunder

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A day after turning in his worst performance of the season, Anthony Davis bounced back nicely, helping the Pelicans to a 101-99 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder before a sold out Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday. Davis, who was held to a season-low seven points on 3-of-14 shooting in..." December 22

  • 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

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