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PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rivers 'impressed with crowd' at Lakers game

Doc Rivers attended Sunday's Lakers game at Staples Center. Actually, he went to watch his son - Austin Rivers - play against the Lakers. Rivers and the Pelicans were in town, and one day earlier, the Clippers beat New Orleans, 120-100. That day, Rivers was a coach. On Sunday, Rivers was a dad watching his son. And the Clippers coach didn't get a hard time from fans, either. "Fans...
Via Fox Sports West
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans recall Smith from NBA Development League

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have recalled rookie point guard Russ Smith from assignment in the NBA Development League. The 6-foot Smith, whose recall to New Orleans was announced Monday evening, has played in two games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, averaging 14.5 points and three steals per contest. Fort Wayne won both games in which Smith played. Smith has appeared...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Assign Russ Smith To D-League

The New Orleans Pelicans have assigned Russ Smith to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Smith, 6-0, 185, has appeared in three games for New Orleans, averaging 0.3 rebounds per game. Smith appeared in six preseason contests for the Pelicans, averaging 5.0 points, 1.2 assists and 0.8 rebounds. Drafted out of the University of Louisville by Philadelphia with the...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis’ Growth Chart Is Kind Of Crazy

Anthony Davis made his TNT debut Thursday night, and he did not disappoint. The Pelicans’ big man racked up 30 points and 15 rebounds in a 112-85 blowout loss that probably would have been a little bit closer if 1) Davis’ teammates didn’t suck, and 2) they weren’t playing against the (now) 16-2 Warriors. If Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans sign Dante Cunningham

            The New Orleans Pelicans announced Thursday that they have signed free agent forward Dante Cunningham to give them some much-needed depth at forward. Cunningham, 6-8, 230, has appeared in 366 career NBA games (41 starts) with Portland, Charlotte, Memphis and Minnesota, holding career averages of 6.2 points and 3.9 rebounds...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans waive Miller, Young

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans waived small forward Darius Miller and power forward Patric Young. The roster moves, announced Sunday, trim the Pelicans' roster to 13. Miller has appeared in five games with one start this season, averaging 0.4 points and 0.2 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game. Miller was a 2012 second-round draft choice out of Kentucky, where he won a...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans waive Darius Miller and Patric Young

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived Darius Miller and Patric Young. Miller appeared in five games (one start) this season for the Pelicans, averaging 0.4 points and 0.2 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game. Selected by New Orleans in the second round (46th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft, Miller […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Darius Miller, Patric Young Waived By Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Darius Miller and Patric Young. Miller appeared in five games (one start) this season for the Pelicans, averaging 0.4 points and 0.2 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game. Young, who signed with the Pelicans as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2014-15 season, played in seven preseason games for New Orleans and averaged 1.4 points and 3.0 rebounds...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis ‘loves’ situation with New Orleans Pelicans

            The New Orleans Pelicans are extremely excited with the start of the season that big man Anthony Davis has had this year, and they have begun seeing the superstar potential that was hyped up about him this offseason. He has the ability to become one of the best complete players that the league has ever seen, and he has showed...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Considering Anthony Davis as an MVP candidate on a lottery team

Making a case for Anthony Davis as the MVP, even if the New Orleans Pelicans miss the playoffs Watch Anthony Davis play, and it’s easy to get caught up making projections. Phrases like “MVP” and “future Hall of Famer” get thrown around, often very prematurely, yet with Davis it’s hard not to hear those words and think it just might be possible. Davis is only in Year...
Via The Lottery Mafia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Darius Miller moves into Pelicans' starting line up, for now

The New Orleans Pelicans have decided to move Darius Miller into the starting lineup in order to cope with the loss of Eric Gordon. Millers in his third season and has only played 29 minutes so far this season. But Anthony Davis, who played with Miller at the University of Kentucky, has confidence in Miller's abilities. "We allow what he's capable of," Davis said. "He can...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon Out Indefinitely - Torn Labrum

Another year, another injury for SG Eric Gordon of the New Orleans Pelicans. Gordon was the 7th overall pick in 2008 NBA draft of the Los Angeles Clippers, and the centerpiece of the Chris Paul trade.  He has not appeared in 70 games since his rookie season, and outside of the 9 games he played in his first season in New Orleans, has yet to average 20 points per game for the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Injury Update: Eric Gordon suffers a seperated shoulder during Saturday's victory over the Jazz

The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Utah Jazz on Saturday by the score of 106-94. The win improved the Pelicans to 7-5 on the season, last in the competitive Southwest Division. The Pelicans were lead by Anthony Davis, who scored 43 points and hauled in 14 rebounds in 40 minutes. During the game, shooting guard Eric Gordon suffered a separated shoulder and is out indefinitely...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why can’t the Pelicans play defense?

Anthony Davis is a stud in the NBA. Its next rising star. Everyone sees this. Everyone sees his soaring blocks and monstrous numbers. His dynamic offensive game that is a mix of speed, size and power with finesse around the rim and an underrated, improving jumper. This is a dominant player in the making that everyone in the NBA will be worry about for the next decade. That goes...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon Suffers Separated Shoulder

Eric Gordon’s season finds a way to get worse with a separated shoulder. New Orleans Pelicans starting shooting guard Eric Gordon left Saturday’s game vs. the Utah Jazz with a separated shoulder and did not return. Gordon scored 8 points on 4 for 7 shooting before suffering the injury in the second quarter. It has already been a rough start to the season for the guard who...
Via Basketball Bicker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Ryan Anderson 'overjoyed' about impact of article on girlfriend's suicide

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 summer: how it happened after the two had quarreled, how Anderson found her dangling from...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Anthony Davis throws down sick putback dunk

New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis’ length and athleticism allow him to do things that many players can’t. Such was the case in Monday night’s game against the Grizzlies, when guard Eric Gordon missed a three-point attempt. The ball bounced off the rim, and Davis flew in out of nowhere to grip the ball and throw down...
Via The Sports Daily
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans hilariously awkward opening night intro

The 2014 NBA season is being welcomed with open arms. Once again, this Pelicans team has been highly anticipated in the off-season. What was not anticipated, however, was the video intro skit featuring Coach Monty Williams and his team. The Pelicans crew showed off their acting–um–abilities–in this short video featuring celebrity Chef John Besh. Although Austin Rivers probably...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how good can Anthony Davis be?

Just how good is Anthony Davis? That’s not really a fair question. See, for the past two years, New Orleans has stuck him with a mishmash of ball-dominant guards, shoot-first big men, one-dimensional wings, and Austin Rivers. As far as thoughtful roster construction went, New Orleans was at the bottom of the barrel. But now? Things have changed. Davis played over 40 percent of...
Via The Sports Post
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans season preview: Player projections

With the NBA season set to tip off this Tuesday, it’s time to take a closer look at the personnel the New Orleans Pelicans will be working with in 2014-2015. I will predict who will be the starters and key reserves in this third and final part of my Pelicans season preview. If you missed part one, I analyzed the roster and broke down the team’s strengths and weaknesses. In part...
Via isportsweb.com
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans season preview: Roster analysis

The New Orleans Pelicans are entering their second season donning the name of Louisiana’s state bird and have the talent to end a three-year playoff drought. With most of last season’s key players returning and the addition of center Omer Asik to pair with franchise player Anthony Davis, things are trending up for the Pelicans. Here’s the current roster. New Orleans finished...
Via isportsweb.com
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Figuring out Jimmer Fredette’s role with the Pelicans

The Pelicans made a few off-season moves thus far, most of which were just small splashes. One of those splashes came in the signing of former Kings guard Jimmer Fredette to a one year veteran’s minimum contract. The addition to the team came soon after former Pelicans sharp shooter Anthony Morrow signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s been assumed that Fredette, who averaged...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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