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PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have made Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers available in trade discussions, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Gordon, 25, averaged 15.4 points, 3.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game last season. He previously signed an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns, but the Pelicans matched it.... The post Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers appeared...
Via Hoops-Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon might just be the most hated athlete in Nola

This week will make exactly two years since Pelicans guard Eric Gordon agreed to terms with the Phoenix Suns. Terms were agreed upon on July 4, 2012; the offer sheet was signed on July 11; and the Hornets matched the offer on July 14. Needless to say, it’s been downhill since then. Since joining the organization, Gordon has had three surgeries, one of which sidelined him for a...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Looking To Make a Splash By Trading Tryeke Evans And Eric Gordan

The New Orleans Pelicans are being reported to trying to trade Tryeke Evans and  Eric Gordan to create cap space. The news comes as kinda surpise since during the 2013 NBA draft they traded for Jrue Holiday. Tyreke Evans had a solid season last year averaging over 14 points per game and 5 assists as well. Eric Gordon also had a very solid year averaging over 15 points per game...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans not extending small forward Darius Miller a qualifying offer

With salary cap room needed to acquire center Omer Asik in a trade from the Houston Rockets, the New Orleans Pelicans are not going to extend small forward Darius Miller a qualifying offer and he will become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, according to league sources. Over the weekend, the Pelicans made a similar decision with backup point guard Brian Roberts, declining to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Pelicans Draft Grades

Round 2, Pick 17: Russ Smith – PG – Louisville - Going into Thursday night’s draft, the Pelicans didn’t have many glaring needs – however, with the looming unrestricted free agency of Anthony Morrow, a player who could provide floor spacing and instant points off of the bench was needed. They were able to wait until 3/4th’s of the draft was already complete to find that...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis will be Team USA Ambassador

Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans will assume a leadership role when Team USA basketball rolls into his hometown during the summer exhibition tour. Nike, Jordan Brand and USA Basketball will host the third-annual World Basketball Festival on the lakefront parks of Chicago. The event will feature members of the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team in Chicago from August...
Via The Sports Bank
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Omer Asik Trade Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: Omer Asik Trade Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… Pelicans Receive: Omer Asik and cash Rockets Receive: 2015 first round pick It’s been well known that ever since the Rockets singed Dwight Howard that Omer Asik has not been pleased and wanted out of Houston. It seemed as though early last season they were going to acquiesce...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Trade Omer Asik to Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans traded a 2015 1st round draft pick to the Houston Rockets in exchange for defensive minded Omer Asik. Together with Anthony Davis, the Pelicans have a formidable defense around the rim, and will look to make a playoff run this season. The Rockets clear cap space they need to target Carmelo Anthony or maybe even LeBron James. Jeremy Lin should be the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans looking to trade Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have been very active in trade talks, and agreed to acquire big man Omer Asik from the Houston Rockets last night. According to a report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Pelicans are now looking to trade guard Austin Rivers to relieve some cap space. Rivers has been a very inconsistent player through his first two seasons with the Pelicans, but he does have...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Injury Update: Jrue Holiday still not cleared for basketball activities

The New Orleans Pelicans won 34 games in the 2013-2014 season and finished well 28 games behind the eventual NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs. Part of the problems for the Pelicans were injuries, as only four players appeared in at least 70 games and 21 different players suited up for the Pelicans. One key injury was to point guard Jrue Holiday who missed over half the season due...
Via NBA Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans pursuing trade options to secure draft pick but talks don't involve Jrue Holiday

The New Orleans Pelicans are heading into Thursday night’s NBA draft with no selection in the first or second rounds for the first time in 12 years. But that could change if the Pelicans are able to find a willing trade partner. According to Pelicans coach Monty Williams, they have actively pursued options to get back in the NBA draft after surrendering their first-round pick...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans News: Anthony Morrow to opt out

Shooting guard Anthony Morrow will opt out of his contract and become a unrestricted free agent per the Times-Picayune:The New Orleans Pelicans confirmed on Thursday afternoon that shooting guard Anthony Morrow has decided to opt out the final year of his contract and  become an unrestricted free agent on July 1."Wiki CommonsMorrow went undrafted after a successful career at...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans says injured Ryan Anderson is on pace to be ready by start of training camp

When New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson underwent successful surgery on his cervical spine for a herniated disc in April, there were concerns if he would be recovered in time for the start of this upcoming season. After the surgery was performed, the Pelicans announced that Anderson was not expected to resume basketball activities for 4-6 months. But Pelicans coach Monty...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A bigger, better Anthony Davis already 15 pounds heavier

The maturation process is far from complete for the Pelicans star forward, 21-year-old Anthony Davis. Opponents and fans can expect to see a bigger, more seasoned All Star when next season begins. Already this off season, Davis has added another critical 15 pounds to his 6'10" frame. "He's about 237 right now," head coach Monty Williams said. "That'...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans interested in signing Andray Blatche

The New Orleans Pelicans are looking for more help in the front-court, and they have their eye on one name in particular as free agency continues to draw closer. According to a report from Alex Kennedy, the Pelicans are interested in signing big man Andray Blatche. Blatche is coming off of yet another good season with the Brooklyn Nets, and at 27 years of age is looking to cash in...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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