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Quincy Pondexter hopes to have 'a lot better season' than he did last year

Quincy Pondexter played the best basketball of his career last season, after coming to the Pelicans as part of a three-team trade with the Celtics and the Grizzlies.Pondexter got an expanded role once he arrived in New Orleans, and he made the most of it. He averaged a career-best nine points and 3.1 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per contest, while knocking down 43.3 percent of his looks...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson reportedly 'in the best shape of his basketball life'

Ryan Anderson is the prototypical stretch-four when healthy, a 6'10" power forward capable of both crashing the glass and knocking down shots from three-point distance. Injuries and some tragedy in his personal life have limited Anderson's level of production over the past two seasons, but if the way he's been training this summer is any indication, he could be ready to return to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis not afraid to rip teammates who need motivation

Anthony Davis has been doing plenty of leading by example during his first three NBA seasons. He finished fifth in MVP voting last year, and averaged 24.4 points and 10.2 rebounds while leading the league in blocked shots for the second consecutive season.But as he's entering his fourth campaign, Davis may look to get more vocal with teammates -- and he expects the same from them...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Georgetown Player Patrick Ewing Jr. Joins Hoyas Basketball Staff

View image | With his professional playing career behind him, former Georgetown Hoya Patrick Ewing, Jr. is joining the Hoyas’ men’s basketball staff as the director of basketball operations, the school announced Tuesday. Ewing is the son of Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing Sr. The elder Ewing is currently the associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets...
Via KCM Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: ‘I’m never going to turn down shooting threes’

Anthony Davis has already solidified himself as the heir apparent to LeBron James’ throne as the best player in the NBA, and now, the New Orleans Pelicans power forward is adding the three-point shot to his arsenal. In an interview with SLAM magazine, Davis said he won’t be passive from downtown, either. “I’m going to mix it up. I love playing down low, but at the same...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: More Than Just A Playoff Team?

(Dec. 1, 2014 – Source: Stacy Revere/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Western Conference has managed to get even stronger this offseason, with the Blazers’ drop out of contention equaled by the Thunder’s rise back into the championship picture. The vast majority of people have boiled the conference down to five teams with legitimate...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans teams up with VSP Vision Care to give free glasses to kids in need

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans has once again teamed up with VSP Vision Care to provide free eye exams and glasses for children in need. This is a program he’s been helping to grow in his home town of Chester, Pa. since joining the Pelicans in 2013. Pelicans' Tyreke Evans has joined VSP Vision Care to provide free exams & give free glasses to those in need in his...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis wants gold medal more than NBA MVP

Jesse Reed Anthony Davis, center for the New Orleans Pelicans, would much rather have an Olympic gold medal than an NBA MVP trophy in 2016, and his reason might surprise you. Speaking with Chris Palmer, the outrageously talented big man revealed that he’d rather win the gold “because it only comes every four years.” Translation: Davis knows how precious winning a gold...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The puzzling journey of Jimmer Fredette

"Jimmer range!" shouts the television announcer, while everyone in the stadium stands up in awe of where number 32 just drained a three. Then, as Jimmer Fredette jogs back on defense, the broadcast goes to a replay.   From the replay it's clear that the standout star for BYU crossed half court envisioning exactly what he was about to do. As his defender backed up, Jimmer...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry likely to leave Houston for New Orleans

Jason Terry of the Houston Rockets is likely to be leaving for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans offered Terry a contract to sign with them for two years earlier this month. The Rockets reportedly offered him a veteran’s minimum contract. Terry refused their offer, saying the offer was “insufficient”. Additionally, the Pelicans offered $600,000 more per year than what...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the New Orleans Pelicans backcourt

Last week I took a look at the Pelicans’ big men and how they fit in New Orleans. I’ll now shift my focus to the backcourt and attempt to make sense of the guards that will be tasked with feeding their budding superstar, Anthony Davis. Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, and Tyreke Evans will presumably round out the starting lineup alongside Davis and center Omer Asik. As the small...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers to sign Toney Douglas

The Indiana Pacers are expected to sign free agent point guard Toney Douglas. Douglas was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans recently and has been working out with the Pacers.  Douglas has played six NBA seasons for five teams over his career.  He broke into the league with the New York Knicks and has become a journeyman since then. Douglas, 29, played 12 games with the Pelicans...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(April 22, 2015 – Source: Stacy Revere/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The New Orleans Pelicans face a new season with a new head coach in Alvin Gentry, and possibly a new emphasis on offense. Below I have selected a starting five that I feel will fit best into this system. Note: I did want to play Anthony Davis at all five positions but...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins reportedly signs with New Orleans Pelicans

Veteran center Kendrick Perkins has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal to join the New Orleans Pelicans, bringing his storied Cleveland Cavaliers career to an end. His final numbers as a Cav: 17 games played with 2.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 fouls, and 1.2 turnovers per game. Perk joined the Cavs in February after being bought out by the Utah Jazz, for whom he never played; the...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Seth Curry close to a guaranteed contract

Seth Curry, the brother of MVP Stephen Curry, is close to signing a guaranteed contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, reports Gery Woelfel. Move over Steph, here comes Seth: Hearing Seth Curry is on the brink of securing a guaranteed contract from the Pelicans. — Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) July 17, 2015 Following a strong NBA Summer League performance with the Pelicans, Curry...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Pelicans should make the NBA playoffs next season

We conclude our NBA schedule series this week with a positive example of how a lack of division-heavy scheduling can influence a team’s season. Earlier in the week, we examined why the Boston Celtics face such a tough path in the Eastern Conference, despite residing in the comparatively soft Atlantic Division. Boston will play just 16 games in the Atlantic. It will have to play...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans want to re-sign Norris Cole

The New Orleans Pelicans have had an active offseason retaining key players and now have Norris Cole as their next target to bring back to New Orleans, according to Cole is a restricted free agent and can play for a one-year qualifying offer if no other teams offer him a contract.  The Pelicans have limited room left for contracts and are looking to sign him to a deal...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans until 2020

With a player of Anthony Davis' talent, there's always a fear he could do something unprecedented and forgo a max extension to control his own destiny. LeBron James did a version of that in 2006 when he took a shorter deal on his first extension to be able to become a free agent in 2010. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh followed suit as fellow members of the class, while Carmelo Anthony...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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