New Orleans Pelicans 2016 Draft: Top 5 Takeaways

Between the disappointing 2015-16 season and an offseason that saw a major front office hire, there were many questions surrounding the New Orleans Pelicans going into the 2016 NBA Draft. Luckily, draft night gave fans some insights into where the team may be heading. After a catastrophic 2015-16 campaign, the New Orleans Pelicans entered the offseason […] New Orleans Pelicans...
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2016 NBA Free Agency: Chandler Parsons fits the Pelicans needs, except for his knees

Parsons would be the first real small forward on the roster in years. Can he stay healthy with the Pelicans medical staff? New Orleans Pelicans small forward. Only the Defence Against the Dark Arts position at Hogwarts saw more turnover in the last decade. Dante Cunningham, Alonzo Gee, Luke Babbitt, and James Ennis all started at small forward. That’s just the list from last year...
Via The Bird Writes
10 hours ago

Buddy Hield feeling the heat in New Orleans, and liking it

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- When Buddy Hield flew into south Louisiana on Friday to begin his NBA career, among the first things he noticed was how hot it was -- and he had no complaints."As soon as I came off the plane, it felt hot, it reminded me of home," said Hield, who grew up in the Bahamas. "It's the same feeling, a feeling I'm used to."The 6-foot-4 Hield also got used to putting...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Pelicans Might Have Landed The Best Player In The 2016 NBA Draft

The NBA draft process is often cruel and unfair. No prospect is a finished product as a teenager or young adult, but scouts and analysts always seem to emphasize a player's flaws rather than appreciate his skills. Wingspans and verticals wrongfully carry more weight than intangible attributes like character and work ethic, leaving guys like Buddy Hield behind other players who didn...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Draft: Grading Buddy Hield, Anthony Davis' newest sidekick

Is there reason for everyone to be running around the streets of New Orleans with Buddy love? With the selection of Buddy Hield, the New Orleans Pelicans not only drafted but appear to have decided to keep a first round pick for the long haul. For those who follow the team avidly, it's been an agonizing four years since Anthony Davis first came to town. And until last night, he was...
Via The Bird Writes
22 hours ago

Meet the New Orleans Pelicans New Buddy

The New Orleans Pelicans have a new Buddy in town as they selected Oklahoma shooting guard Buddy Hield with the sixth pick in the NBA Draft. Last night weeks and weeks of speculation finally came to a close. In a night full of twist and turns the New Orleans Pelicans would stand pat in the […] Meet the New Orleans Pelicans New Buddy - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans...
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23 hours ago

Buddy Hield Had The Flag Of The Bahamas Sewn Into His Draft Night Suit

Former Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield was taken No. 6 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Draft Thursday night, and he made a pretty cool statement when he walked to the podium to shake hands with league commissioner Adam Silver. Hield, who was born in Freeport, Bahamas, flashed the inside of his suit, which featured his nickname – Buddy Buckets – over a backdrop of the...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelican Debrief Podcast: New Orleans Pelicans draft reaction

The New Orleans Pelicans made some picks that made the fans happy on Thursday night by selecting Buddy Hield and Cheick Diallo. The Pelican Debrief staff discussed what unfolded. The New Orleans Pelicans found themselves in an extremely advantageous spot with the sixth pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. With both Buddy Hield and Jamal […] Pelican Debrief Podcast: New Orleans Pelicans...
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1 day ago

Scouting Buddy Hield and gauging his effect on free agency for New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans added Buddy Hield at 6th overall. What can Hield bring to New Orleans and what does that mean for New Orleans heading into free agency in a week? After weeks of talking draft prospects, figuring out which direction the New Orleans Pelicans would ultimately go, openly wondering if moving down and collecting more picks was a smarter strategy,  and creating other, more...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

Anthony Davis refuses to explain 'Netflix and Chill' to Walt Frazier

Hall of Famer Walt Frazier and New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis appeared in an NBA edition of "Generation Gap" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night when the age and knowledge gap was very clearly illustrated. At one point (at the 3:30 mark) Kimmel tried to put Davis in the unenviable position of explaining the meaning of "Netflix and Chill" to Frazier, which he immediately...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans hire Ferry as adviser to GM Demps

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he's hired former NBA player and front office executive Danny Ferry as a special adviser. Demps says Ferry's ''experience, insight and achievements will be a welcomed addition.'' Ferry's most recent NBA job was with Atlanta, where he was general manager from 2012 to 2015. Before that, he spent a couple seasons...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans need a guard in the draft

The 2015-2016 NBA season for the New Orleans Pelicans was one of toughest to watch. New Orleans had so much potential coming into the season, with a mix of veterans and young talent that could push the Pelicans into the playoffs in a strong Western Conference. The Pelicans were a team that surprised many and made the playoffs last year but this season was eliminated from playoff...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA player shot and killed after reportedly breaking into apartment

Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot and killed after breaking into an apartment in Dallas early Saturday morning. The former New Orleans Pelicans guard died at a hospital on Saturday, and the Dallas Morning News provides more information about the matter. According to a police report, Dejean-Jones kicked open the door to an apartment. The apartment resident was asleep and woke up. The...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis out $24 million for not making All-NBA team

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis missed out on a huge payday on Thursday when he wasn’t named to any of the three All-NBA teams. Davis, who signed a five-year, $145 million extension with the team last July, had incentives embedded into his contract that would have paid him a higher percentage of the team’s cap should he hit some thresholds. According to the current...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

A Pivotal Pelicans Offseason: For Better Or Worse

The New Orleans Pelicans were no doubt one of the most disappointing teams of the 2015-16 NBA season. The Pelicans seemingly had a breakthrough last season when they narrowly edged out the Oklahoma City Thunder to sneak into the playoffs. For a team that hadn't made the playoffs since 2011, last season was a significant one for the franchise in general, but more specifically it...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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