3 burning questions the New Orleans Pelicans must answer

The New Orleans Pelicans have a lot of uncertainty surrounding the team. What was supposed to be a successful, playoff year turned into finishing last in their division. They struggled mightily last year and were not able to reproduce their playoff appearance from the year before. There are a few important questions the Pelicans must answer if they are to make a playoff run in the...
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Pelican Debrief Podcast: New Orleans Pelicans offseason with Mason Ginsberg

We’re back and better than ever with the newest edition of the Pelican Debrief podcast! Recapping the offseason with Bourbon Street Shots’ Mason Ginsberg, we look at the New Orleans Pelicans’ offseason moves, draft picks, and give our best guesses about the upcoming season. The New Orleans Pelicans have had a busy summer. After a […] Pelican Debrief Podcast: New Orleans Pelicans...
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14 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans need to take a look at Buddy Hield in the starting lineup

Anthony Davis needs assistance. Buddy Buckets can help. Following word that both Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday would be unavailable to start the season, the remaining guards on the Pelicans roster began training camp on equal footing, with all eyes fixated on two very big prizes. Today, I want to exclusively focus on the battle at shooting guard between E’Twaun Moore and Buddy...
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17 hours ago

Solomon Hill projects to be money well spent for New Orleans Pelicans

Beware doubters — Jae Crowder had the same slow start to his career. In my E’Twaun Moore season preview, I took what may have been perceived as a shot at Hill — comparing his flash in the pan offensive production in one playoff series to George Costanza’s lone life accomplishment of having the high score in Frogger at their favorite pizza joint. It wasn’t a knock, I was...
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1 day ago

New Orleans Pelicans: Starting shooting guard battle heats up

Going into training camp, one question loomed large for the New Orleans Pelicans. After a victory over the Mavericks and a big loss to the Pacers, the starting spot at shooting guard is still largely unsettled. After two preseason games, the battle for the New Orleans Pelicans starting shooting guard spot is still being fought. Former […] New Orleans Pelicans: Starting shooting...
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1 day ago

New Orleans Pelicans Cut Forward Chris Copeland

The New Orleans Pelicans brought their roster down to 19 players today, deciding to cut small forward Chris Copeland from the team. The New Orleans Pelicans are now down to 19 players on the roster. New Orleans announced they are cutting small forward Chris Copeland from the team today. Copeland, who played just three minutes […] New Orleans Pelicans Cut Forward Chris Copeland...
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3 days ago

New Orleans Pelicans barely move needle in latest ESPN Future Power Rankings

Analysts were not swayed by the summer’s roster upheaval. The ESPN Future Power Rankings are back and the New Orleans Pelicans moved up a single spot, from 18th last May into a 3-team tie at 17th today. Interestingly, the team’s 46.3 overall score tied them with both the Denver Nuggets and the Washington Wizards. In case you’re not aware, these rankings are based on the combined...
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3 days ago

Report: No. 1 pick Ben Simmons needs surgery on his broken right foot

Call it "The Curse of Sam Hinkie." The Philadelphia 76ers apparently aren't allowed to have nice things until they do right by their former general manager, and the latest victim is No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons.On Friday, the team announced that Simmons suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot after rolling his ankle during practice — an injury that...
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5 days ago

Pelicans enter camp rife with uncertainty, but also optimism

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans are rife with uncertainty as they prepare to open training camp this weekend. Anthony Davis and Co. believe they are poised to improve substantially over last season's injury-riddled, 30-52 campaign, but a lot of variables have to work in their favor. It's unclear when several members of Davis' supporting cast will return from various...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis is the X-Factor

The New Orleans Pelicans wish to rebound after a lost season, and Anthony Davis is the key. Can he lead them back to the playoffs? The New Orleans Pelicans should be a perennial contender. There are three paths to take when building a team around a superstar. With one, you trade or sign other veteran stars to play alongside them. That can work, as recent teams such as Boston, Miami...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lance Stephenson agrees to deal with Pelicans

The NBA hasn’t seen the last of Legendary Lance. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Friday, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to sign free agent swingman Lance Stephenson. Free agent Lance Stephenson has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 9, 2016 The 25...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Davis has been medically cleared to play

Good news for New Orleans Pelicans fans. All-Star power forward Anthony Davis has been medically cleared for basketball activity, the team announced Friday, roughly 5 1/2 months after undergoing a procedure to correct a stress reaction and tendinopathy in his left knee. Davis scrimmaged on Wednesday for the first time since March 20, when he was ruled out for the remainder of...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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
28 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...
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September 04, 2016  |  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...
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September 04, 2016  |  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
August 29, 2016  |  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...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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