PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Anthony Davis and Quincy Pondexter on track for 2016-17 season; Buddy Hield loving on New Orleans fans

Dell Demps reassured season ticket holders about several important members of the Pelicans. According to the New Orleans Pelicans twitter account, both Anthony Davis and Quincy Pondexter are on track to start the 2016-17 regular season in uniform. Dell Demps informed a number of season ticket holders of the good news at an event at the team’s practice facility in Metairie. Dell...
Via The Bird Writes
5 hours ago

Anthony Davis expected to begin 2016-17 season with no restrictions

The New Orleans Pelicans haven’t had much good news on the injury front over the last several months, so here’s a welcome development. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said on Wednesday that All-Star big man Anthony Davis is expected to be medically cleared for the start of next season without any medical restrictions, per John Reid of the Times-Picayune. Davis, 23, was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pictures of Pelicans History: New Orleans Pelicans win the lottery

Pelican Debrief’s “Pictures of Pelicans History” is a series looking at the best and worst moments in the New Orleans Pelicans/Hornets history. In this installment of “Pictures of Pelicans History,” it is time to take a look at the most important event of the post-Chris Paul era: the winning of the draft lottery and subsequent […] Pictures of Pelicans History: New Orleans...
Via Pelican Debrief
11 hours ago

Pictures of New Orleans Pelicans History: Pelicans beat Spurs, make playoffs

Pelican Debrief’s “Pictures of Pelicans History” is a series looking at the best and worst moments in the New Orleans Pelicans and New Orleans Hornets history. In today’s second installment of “Pictures”, we’ll revisit a recent favorite: the Pelicans victory over the Spurs in the final game of the season to seal their trip to […] Pictures of New Orleans Pelicans History...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

Tim Frazier will bear weight of potential early success for New Orleans Pelicans

With Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday likely sidelined to start the year, the seldomly used rotation player will be asked to shoulder the load at start of the 2016-17 season. For the second straight year, it appears the New Orleans Pelicans will not be able to rely on the team’s most dynamic and experienced guards on a nightly basis to start the regular season. Tyreke Evans is not...
Via The Bird Writes
2 days ago

Jrue Holiday to miss start of 2016-17 season to be by wife Lauren’s side

An ailing member of the New Orleans Pelicans family takes precedence so take the time and say a prayer. Lauren Holiday was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this summer and Jrue Holiday has faithfully promised to stay by his wife’s side during the entire process. The devastating news was not publicly divulged until Jeff Duncan’s column printed earlier this morning. Thankfully...
Via The Bird Writes
4 days ago

Ex-soccer star Holiday faces tumor with husband Jrue's help

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Former U.S. soccer star Lauren Holiday has been diagnosed with a brain tumor while pregnant, and her husband, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, is taking indefinite leave from the NBA club to care for his wife, the Pelicans said Sunday. Lauren Holiday retired from soccer last year after helping the U.S. win Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012, and a FIFA...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pregnant former USWNT star Lauren Holiday needs brain surgery, husband Jrue to miss start of NBA season

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2015 Women’s World Cup winner Lauren Holiday has to undergo brain surgery for an operable benign tumor. Her husband, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday will sit out the start of the NBA season in order to be with his family. Holiday is eight months pregnant and will undergo induced labor to give birth earlier and thus have surgery...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Holiday taking leave for wife's brain surgery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday will be taking indefinite leave to care for his wife, former U.S. women's national soccer team member Lauren Holiday, who is pregnant and needs brain surgery. ''We are all praying for a healthy delivery of their first child and a successful surgery for Lauren,'' Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said in a prepared...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lance Stephenson will work out for Pelicans

The enigmatic Lance Stephenson is still looking for a new NBA home, and the New Orleans Pelicans appear to be interested. According to a report from Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate on Monday, Stephenson will work out for the Pelicans. Free agent Lance Stephenson will work out for the Pelicans, league source says. — Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) August 29, 2016 The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the New Orleans Pelicans Playoff Hopes

One of the most compelling contrasts in summer strategies involved Indiana and New Orleans. The Pacers seemingly swapped out its defensive identity for an offensive one, but the Pels did just the opposite—allowing Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon to sign with the Houston Rockets and instead nabbing numerous defensive-minded grinders and overlooked talents. A five-man lineup of Anderson...
Via The Lottery Mafia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NBA All-Star Game headed to New Orleans, per report

When the NBA decided to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte due to North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, the hot rumor for the replacement city was New Orleans. Turns out that rumor was valid. The Associate Press is now reporting that the 2017 All-Star Game will in fact be held in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center, home of the New Orleans Pelicans. Adrian...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: New Orleans Pelicans

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets.  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors… New Orleans...
Via Razzball Basketball
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelicans sign Jones for 1 year, Frazier for 2 years

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say they have signed free-agent forward Terrence Jones and re-signed guard Tim Frazier. A person familiar with the negotiations says Jones, a four-year veteran, signed a one-year deal Friday for the NBA minimum of about $1.14 million, while Frazier has signed a two-year deal worth about $4.1 million. The person spoke to The Associated...
Via Associated Press
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Alvin Gentry says Tyreke Evans won’t be ready for start of 2016-17 season

The New Orleans Pelicans were torn apart at the seams by injury last season, and their luck still doesn’t appear to be getting any better. In an appearance on The Lowe Post podcast with ESPN’s Zach Lowe on Friday, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said that guard Tyreke Evans will not be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. “He won’t be ready for the start of the season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans changing for the better?

It’s still only been days into free agency, but NBA free-agency happens quickly and swiftly, with players agreeing to terms to contracts as soon as the clock hits 12:01 AM on July 1st. NBA free agency is in full swing and the New Orleans Pelicans are addressing one of the biggest things they lacked last season: defense. The Pelicans allowed 106.5 points a game last year, ranking...
Via isportsweb.com
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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