PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NBA Trade Rumors: Fitting Greg Monroe beside Anthony Davis in New Orleans

Does adding another center make sense in New Orleans? Maybe in this case. Greg Monroe coming to New Orleans has floated on the internet for years. A graduate from Helen Cox High School on the Westbank, Monroe has made it no secret that he would like to come home to the Crescent City and pair up with Anthony Davis in the front court. Most recently on The Lowe Post ESPN’s Marc Stein...
Via The Bird Writes
3 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans Pokecans: E’Twaun Moore is a Star…mie

New Orleans Pelicans’ newly acquired E’Twaun Moore is a balanced youngster with the underrated potential to change games, just like the Pokémon Starmie. One of the most surprising acquisitions for the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason was young shooting guard E’Twaun Moore. Moore, who previously played with the Chicago Bulls, averaged 7. 5 points, 2.3 rebounds […] New...
Via Pelican Debrief
15 hours ago

The New Orleans Pelicans are betting on success

Too long under-appreciated compared to their NBA counterparts, the New Orleans Pelicans are counting on wins to translate into an uptick in local and national fandom. Looking over their shoulders at a 30-win 2015-16 campaign, the New Orleans Pelicans took matters into their own hands this July. Already blessed with a franchise superstar in Anthony […] The New Orleans Pelicans are...
Via Pelican Debrief
19 hours ago

NBA Trade Rumors: Dissecting the fit for Kenneth Faried with the New Orleans Pelicans

Should the Pelicans seek to pair Faried with Anthony Davis in the New Orleans front court? Not so fast. Kenneth Faried has been on the trade block for months, thanks in large part to an impressive rookie season by Serbian sensation Nikola Jokic. It’s not often a second round pick finishes 3rd in Rookie of the Year voting to go along with an All-Rookie First Team selection but Jokic...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

Biggest regrets from the New Orleans Pelicans offseason

Yesterday’s topic dealt with the favorite offseason moves by the New Orleans Pelicans, so let’s switch gears today and don our hate-hard hats. For all the roster additions that have been applauded, there invariably usually sits that one thing that should have been done. Read on to discover who or what was singled out by the staff. Jason: Omer Asik My biggest dislike of the Pelicans...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

New Orleans Pelicans Pokécans: Tim Frazier

New Orleans Pelicans’ young guard Tim Frazier’s universal love and underrated game gives him similarities to the most popular Pokémon of the entire franchise. Tim Frazier recently resigned with the New Orleans Pelicans after he got the chance late in the season to get solid minutes due to the barrage of injuries. Frazier seized the opportunity […] New Orleans Pelicans Pokécans...
Via Pelican Debrief
1 day ago

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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Pelicans, Gee, agree on 1-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and veteran small forward Alonzo Gee have agreed on a one-year, $1.4 million contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract is not expected to be signed until Friday and the deal not been announced. The 6-foot-6 Gee played in 73 games for New Orleans...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Pelicans, 2nd-rounder Diallo agree on 3-year deal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and second-round draft choice Cheick Diallo have agreed to a three-year contract at the NBA minimum, with a team option in the third season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been announced. If Diallo plays through the end of the contract...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield is 'pissed off' about his Summer League performance

In an interview with SB Nation's Tim Cato, Buddy Hield, former college basketball star and most recently the New Orleans Pelicans' 6th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, expressed extreme displeasure with the first impression he delivered at the Summer League in Las Vegas earlier this month."I just got fed up, man, fed up with losing ... I just knew it wasn't me out there missing...
Via FOX Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis says winning gold medal means more than winning title

While many NBA players hold the Larry O'Brien trophy as the ultimate prize, New Orleans Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis believes taking home the gold for Team USA is the end-all, be-all.“For me, it’s No. 1,” Davis said Saturday when asked where winning gold ranks in terms of importance for NBA players, via USA Today. “You don’t really get an opportunity to win...
Via FOX Sports
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon Is Working Hard This Off-Season To Attract Offers From Other NBA Teams

It's free agency time in the NBA, and there have already been some big signings that will shake up the league next season. The biggest free agent, Kevin Durant, has not yet chosen his destination for next season, but other players are still trying to find their best deal. New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon has a new approach for hopefully attracting interest. RELATED: The...
Via Stack
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

New Orleans Balances Out 2016 NBA Draft with Sure Thing and Question Mark

The Pels’ 2016 draft was a crucial one. Their 2015-2016 campaign was disappointing, with consistent injuries leading New Orleans to a 30-52 record and fourth from the bottom in the Western Conference standings. Possessing a bonafide superstar in Anthony Davis while being a small-market team means the Pelicans will always be in the insecure position of “Win-now,” at least as...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 30, 2016  |  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
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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