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Jrue Holiday, Quincy Pondexter Undergo Surgeries

Jrue Holiday underwent successful surgery to remove a screw from a previously placed rod in his lower right leg, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Wednesday. Quincy Pondexter also underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday. A timetable for both players' return to basketball activities will be determined at a later date.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon still not sure whether he'll opt out or in?

Eric Gordon had a tremendous bounce-back season with the Pelicans, finishing with the league's second-highest three-point percentage (44.8 percent) and averaging 18.5 points per game in New Orleans' first-round clash against the top-seeded Golden State Warriors.He has a $15.5 million player option for next season that most expect him to opt into. After all, that is a lot of money...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Dell Demps' good decisions simply cancel out the bad ones?

Dell Demps is not the best general manager in the NBA. Some might even say he's in the bottom half. Despite making a few key moves at the trade deadline that helped the Pelicans make the postseason (allowing Demps to keep his job), is he running New Orleans around in circles?Here's The Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith with more:"When Tyreke Evans, this year's opening night starting small...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing Tyreke Evans' second season in New Orleans

With his second season as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans in the books, Tyreke Evans remains a polarizing basketball player. His talent is undeniable—a driving tilt-a-whirl who gets to the basket at will—but so are his flaws.Evans launched a career-high 227 three pointers this year, but only made 30.7 percent of them. He needs the ball in his hands, can't space the floor...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Pelicans Should Be Proud

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The expectations for the New Orleans Pelicans coming into the 2014-15 season were relatively average. With a talented young core of Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, and Tyreke Evans, many thought the Pels might be able to remain in contention for a bottom seed out West, yet...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Celtics, Raptors and Pelicans should approach the offseason

The NBA saw its field of fighters lose three more squads this weekend, with the playoffs party whittling down to 13 as the New Orleans Pelicans,...
Via Athlon Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon shows flashes of old in the playoffs

Despite a 4-0 series loss to the Golden State Warriors, Eric Gordon showed flashes of the player the New Orleans Pelicans thought they had traded for four seasons ago. When the New Orleans Pelicans traded Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers four seasons ago, Eric Gordon was considered the best player acquired in return. It wasn’t an outlandish idea — Gordon had averaged...
Via The Lottery Mafia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rush To Want Monty Williams Out Of New Orleans Is Understandable… But Premature

One can certainly look at the New Orleans Pelicans’ “sweeping” exit from the 2015 NBA Playoffs and conclude that head coach Monty Williams is not likely to lead this franchise to greater riches. However, there’s a difference between “not likely” and “certain,” and it’s this fundamental point which sits at the heart of the matter for basketball analysts. The New...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State: Not losing to New Orleans, but still snoozing

You snooze, you lose… unless you’re the Golden State Warriors against the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The team with the NBA’s best record is about to reach the second round after a remarkable Game 3 escape. However, a clear pattern of regression coexists with the Warriors’ impending advancement in the playoffs. This captures the mixed-bag...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams told Pelicans to foul before Steph Curry 3-pointer

Steph Curry on Thursday night hit one of the biggest shots of the playoffs when he nailed a 3-pointer to tie Game 3 of the Warriors-Pelicans series in the final seconds of regulation and send it to overtime. Curry is possibly the greatest 3-point shooter in NBA history, so the last thing Monty Williams wanted...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Topless Pelicans fan has Anthony Davis-inspired ‘Unibra’

Gotta support the team? One New Orleans Pelicans fan may be crossing the line with his support of his favorite team and its star player. The fan painted a “unibra” across his chest to mirror Anthony Davis’ trademark unibrow. That’s definitely a creative look, but the sad part is the dude really could use a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans are playing well, but their inexperience could cost them

What’s surprising, and a bit disheartening, is that the New Orleans Pelicans could play very well throughout their entire playoff series against the Golden State Warriors and still get swept in four games. That’s the reality the Pelicans face after Monday night’s defeat, which saw them go down 2-0 in the playoff series. New Orleans carried over a strong fourth quarter in Game...
Via The Lottery Mafia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tracy Wolfson reports Tyreke Evans is out as he walks onto the floor

Tracy Wolfson is one of the best sideline reporters in the industry, but we all have one of those moments.  Before Game 2 of the Pelicans-Warriors series tipped off, Wolfson filed a report about injuries to New Orleans guards Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday.  The sideline reporter said that both would miss the game due to injury. However, just as Wolfson said Evans would be out,...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams: Warriors home crowd noise 'out of hand'

New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams knows all about the homecourt advantage the Golden State Warriors have at Oracle Arena, and he even thinks the crowd is so loud that the noise level might not even be legal. Speaking at practice Monday prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference playoff series between the teams,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tyreke Evans a game-time decision for Game 2

There’s no way around it: The New Orleans Pelicans need a healthy roster in order to spring a massive upset on the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA playoffs. However, swingman Tyreke Evans sustained a knee injury during Game 1 of the Western Conference series, leaving the bout with a single point and one rebound in 12 minutes of action. His status was uncertain following...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis skies for one-handed alley oop vs Warriors (Video)

New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis scored 20 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter of Saturday's Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State, highlighted by this one-handed alley-oop slam dunk where he displays his incredible vertical leap. Davis led a furious Pelicans comeback, as they rallied to within four points of the Warriors after being...
Via Holdout Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pelicans celebrate making it into the postseason

The Pelicans clinched the 8th spot in the West postseason by beating the defending champs Spurs last night in New Orleans. With the win, the Pelicans make it into the playoffs for the first time and will draw the top seed in the West – the Warriors. After the huge win, the Pelicans celebrated in the locker room where Anthony Davis busted out some dance moves, while the Pelicans...
Via Crossover Chronicles
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Conference's 8th seed to be decided Wednesday

Both the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder won their games on Monday night. This now means that the race for the final seed in the Western Confernce will come down to the final night of regular season action on Wednesday. New Orleans, who boasts the tiebreaker over Oklahoma City, will host a San Antonio Spurs team that has won 11 in a row and is 21-3 since late February...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis and the race for 8th place

Who will win the battle of attrition for a chance to take the eighth seed in the Western Conference Playoffs? The final four-game stretch begins tonight. The post Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis And The Race For 8th Place appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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