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Anthony Davis best defensive plays from 2014-15 season

In regards to the best defensive player in the association, there are many notable names to consider but near the top of the list has to be New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. Last season, Davis led the league in blocked shots with nearly three blocks and also averaged over one steal per game for the Pelicans. Check out some of his best defense moments in the below video clip...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 hours 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...
Via isportsweb.com
2 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...
Via Hoops-Nation
5 days ago  |  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...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Early version of schedule has Heat hosting Pelicans on Christmas Day

The NBA schedule is usually released in its entirety sometime in the first half of August, and because of this, an early draft version is already making the rounds.There will be plenty of leaks as to what this preliminary version brings, and one of the intriguing matchups on the slate has the Pelicans headed to Miami to face the Heat on Christmas Day, according to a report from Barry...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Examining the Frontcourt

In superstar Anthony Davis the New Orleans Pelicans already have an unquestioned franchise superstar. However, before they can start seriously competing for a championship, they’ll need to improve their options down low next to Davis. Although they recently signed centers Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca to long-term deals, it’s unclear whether either of them can be relied on to start...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toney Douglas Waived By Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Toney Douglas. Douglas, 6-2, 185, appeared in 12 games for New Orleans during the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.3 points and 2.0 assists in 14.8 minutes per game. Originally signed by the Pelicans on February 4, Douglas was waived on February 19 before subsequently re-signing with the team for the remainder of the season on March 24. Drafted 29th...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans' Omer Asik to miss Eurobasket due to back spasms

It's not time to panic, New Orleans Pelicans fans. You should still be enjoying the honeymoon from the hiring of Alvin Gentry as head coach, especially in the wake of Anthony Davis' comments in support of his new boss.But this is something to keep an eye on. Pelicans big man Omer Asik had been slated to join the Turkish national team at Eurobasket 2015 on August 9 against Germany...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Offseason: Love It/Like It/Hate It

(Dec. 17, 2014 – Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… It has been a dramatic year for the New Orleans Pelicans. An incredible season from Anthony Davis helped his team to make the playoffs, only for them to be eliminated in the first round by the Warriors. They then fired their coach Monty Williams and hired Alvin Gentry...
Via HoopStuff
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: 4 Free Agent Grades

(Feb. 25, 2015 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The New Orleans Pelicans have had a relatively quiet offseason outside of Anthony Davis’ massive five-year extension, but New Orleans has dealt out a few minor contracts to some necessary role players to aid in rounding out their rotation. The Pelicans are beginning...
Via HoopStuff
20 days ago  |  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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
21 days ago  |  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...
Via Hoops-Nation
25 days ago  |  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...
Via Crossover Chronicles
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis has a pet monkey, for real

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has the world at his fingertips. At just 22 years old and after signing a five-year, $145 million extension, he’s not going to be wanting for anything any time soon. Davis, already one of the top players in the NBA, can already cross one thing off his to-do list. Young Meek! A photo posted by Ant Davis (@antdavis_23) on Jun...
Via Sportsnaut
July 11, 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 nola.com. 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...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans, Asik agree on 5-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Pelicans and center Omer Asik have agreed on a five-year contract worth a minimum of $44 million and rising up to $58 million if incentives and benchmarks are met, said a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club and Asik have not publicly discussed the contract, which...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: Pelicans, center Alexis Ajinca agree on 4-year deal

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Pelicans and 7-foot center Alexis Ajinca have agreed on a four-year, $20.2 million extension. The 27-year-old Ajinca's new contract was confirmed by his agent, Mark Bartelstein, in an email to The Associated Press. Ajinca, who is French, was used last season primarily as a reserve. But when he received more minutes, he usually produced. He reached...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 01, 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...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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