Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Pelicans star Anthony Davis is still getting taller

    Fox Sports "In a shocking development that can only be described as "unfair" for 29 NBA teams, New Orelans Pelicans star and early MVP candidate Anthony Davis had a minor growth spurt over the offseason and showed up to Media Day Monday even bigger than he was last season. Davis, who is still only 23, was..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Gentry: Davis ready to be Pelicans' leader

    ESPN "The New Orleans Pelicans were losing, as they did more often than not last season, and Anthony Davis wasn't happy about it. Davis had already been relegated to a suit and the sidelines thanks to a season-ending knee procedure and thus was unable to help save the day. Yet when a timeout was..." September 26

  • Jrue Holiday remains out as wife Lauren prepares for brain surgery

    ESPN "Lauren Holiday gave birth to a healthy girl this week, New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis said Friday, and both the team and her husband, Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, now await her surgery to remove a benign tumor from the right side of her brain. "She had a baby girl, so she's doing..." September 24

  • Davis never plans on leaving Pelicans: 'I love it here'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Three years ago, Anthony Davis didn't feel comfortable taking charge as the New Orleans Pelicans' vocal leader. He preferred letting his play speak for itself while someone else did the heavy lifting when it came to leadership. But that was then and this is now. Entering his fifth season in the..." September 24

  • Pelicans Announce Chris Copeland, Robert Sacre Deals

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have finally made their deals with Chris Copeland and Robert Sacre official, announcing today in a press release that they’ve added both players to their camp roster. As we heard back in August, Copeland and Sacre will both be on non-guaranteed, one-year summer contracts, so they..." September 22

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Shaq says Omer Asik is a role player who needs to master his role better

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Outside of his work as a studio analyst for Turner network, Shaquille O'Neal confessed on Friday that he generally prefers not to critique NBA players. But when O'Neal was asked to assess the play of New Orleans Pelicans starting 7-foot center Omer Asik, he didn't hold back. ''He's a..." September 17

  • Pelicans Invite Chinese Forward He Tianju To Camp

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have extended a training-camp invitation to forward He Tianju of the Chinese Basketball Association’s Liaoning Flying Leopards, according to Justin Verrier of ESPN.com. Assuming the offer is accepted, the 6’9” Tianju would play in New Orleans’ two preseason Global Games matchups in..." September 15

  • Lance Stephenson guaranteed only $100K in deal with Pelicans

    Today's Fastbreak "Lance Stephenson finally signed with a team last week and that team was the New Orleans Pelicans. Stephenson signed a minimum deal, but here’s the catch: only $100,000 out of $1.22 million is guaranteed, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Just three years ago, Stephenson was a..." September 15

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Pelicans not sure when Tyreke Evans will join them, but it won’t be start of training camp

    Pro Basketball Talk "At some point next season, Tyreke Evans will rejoin the Pelicans — and then they will have to figure out where he fits in with a changing rotation. But that time will not be the start of training camp. Or even the start of the season. Evans had three knee surgeries in nine months and will still..." September 11

  • Lance Stephenson signs with the Pelicans, according to reports

    CBS Sports "Stephenson agreed to a deal with the Pelicans on Friday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports. Stephenson is coming off a stretch with the Grizzlies where he averaged 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 26.6 minutes per game, but had little luck on the free agent market this..." September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Anthony Davis expected to start season without any medical restrictions

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis is expected to be medically cleared to start the season with no restrictions, New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said at a season-ticket event for fans at the team's practice facility on Wednesday night. Davis underwent a surgical procedure in March to fix a..." September 08

  • Jrue Holiday to miss start of season as pregnant wife Lauren Holiday faces brain surgery

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Few things in life are scarier than learning you have a brain tumor. When the news comes only months before the birth of your first child, well, it can be almost incomprehensible, especially for a world-class athlete. This was the situation that confronted Lauren and Jrue Holiday in late June,..." September 04

  • Pelicans Guard Jrue Holiday Changes Agents

    Hoops Rumors "Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday has signed with agent Jason Glushon of Glushon Sports Management, Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Daily reports. Holiday, who will make approximately $11.3MM for the upcoming season, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer. He was previously..." September 01

  • Pelicans plan to work out free agent Lance Stephenson

    The Advocate "The Pelicans plan to hold a workout for free-agent swingman Lance Stephenson, a league source said Monday. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Stephenson, 25, played 43 games for the Los Angeles Clippers and 26 for the Memphis Grizzles last season. The Pelicans already have 15 players under guaranteed..." August 29

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Jrue Holiday eyes bonding opportunity as Pelicans gather in Los Angeles

    The Advocate "You might not recognize Jrue Holiday this season. When the Pelicans point guard returns to the court for training camp, there’s a chance he’ll be accessorizing for the first time, sporting a pair of goggles to protect the metal plate inserted below his eye after he fractured his right interior..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Warriors Draymond Green will be traded for Pelicans’ Anthony Davis?

    Sportsrageous "There is absolutely no doubt that the Golden State Warriors is one of the strongest and toughest team to watch out for in the upcoming NBA season. Basketball enthusiast is very aware that Draymond Green has played a vital role in the team success aside from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The..." August 15

  • 2017 NBA All-Star Game is a slam dunk for New Orleans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is coming to New Orleans. It's only a matter of time until city and league officials announce an agreement for the NBA's marquee annual event to be held at the Smoothie King Center on Feb. 19. The deal's not quite done. City officials still need to iron out a few..." August 13

  • Pelicans sign Chris Copeland to camp deal

    247 Sports "Chris Copeland will have the opportunity to crack the New Orleans Pelicans' roster. Brett Dawson of The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Pelicans have invited the 32-year-old small forward to training camp." August 12

  • Report: Pelicans bringing Robert Sacre to training camp

    The Score "Canadian center Robert Sacre will have the opportunity to compete for a roster spot on the New Orleans Pelicans after being invited to take part in the team's training camp, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. This signifies the end of Sacre's four-year run with the Los Angeles Lakers, which..." August 11

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Officials closing in on deal to bring 2017 NBA All Star Game to New Orleans

    The New Orleans Advocate "It isn’t done. But it’s close. New Orleans officials are closing in on a deal with the NBA to host the 2017 All Star Game and are in the process of ironing out details, multiple league sources told The Advocate on Tuesday. If everything goes to plan, there is a formal announcement expected..." August 04

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Monty Williams expected to join Spurs staff next season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In his first public comments since his wife died last February, former New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams said he's juiced up and ready to get back to coaching in the NBA. According to ESPN, Williams is expected to accept a job with the San Antonio Spurs for next season that could be..." July 30

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Does Louisiana have to put up money for the NBA All-Star Game? Not yet.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Louisiana hasn't been asked to chip in money for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game yet. Attracting such events usually requires the state to put up some money, but Gov. John Bel Edwards' staff said the NBA hasn't requested any funding at this point. The bidding process for this NBA All-Star Game..." July 27

  • Pelicans may find difficultly replicating the gravity of Ryan Anderson

    The Bird Writes "Following a flurry of offseason moves, coming on the heels of one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, New Orleans fulfilled on their promise of change. However, not all of the transitions may wind up of the seamless variety. With the Pelicans maintaining a consistent theme of..." July 26

  • Tofas Bursa signs Jordan Hamilton

    Sportando "Tofas Bursa signed Jordan Hamilton. The product of Texas has played 151 NBA games averaging 5.9 points per contest." July 25

  • Pelicans Sign Free Agent Forward Terrence Jones

    NBA.com "The New Orleans Pelicans today announced that the team has signed unrestricted free agent forward Terrence Jones, and re-signed guard Tim Frazier. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Jones, 6-9, 252, has spent his entire professional career with the Houston Rockets after..." July 23

  • Alonzo Gee Close To One-Year Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "Alonzo Gee is finalizing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Gee averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game for the Pelicans last season." July 20

  • Cheick Diallo Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "Cheick Diallo has agreed upon a three-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Diallo was drafted by the Pelicans with the No. 33 overall pick in last month's draft." July 20

  • Buddy Hield was ‘pissed off’ about Summer League. That’s exactly what he needed

    SB Nation "Buddy Hield doesn’t need help to be motivated. He’s a self-made college sensation who shared a queen-sized bed with seven other family members growing up. He’s the No. 6 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, yet was taking jumpers on the Pelicans’ practice court just days after they selected him...." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

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