Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Pelicans Narrow NBADL Affiliate Search To Six Cities

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans intend to own and operate an NBA D-League franchise starting in 2018/19, and have received preliminary proposals from six cities in or near Louisiana, the team announced today in a press release. Representatives from those six locations will have until June 7 to submit a “complete and..." April 25

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Pelicans rally past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The game didn't have playoff implications, but New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry liked what he saw as the Pelicans ended the season on a winning note Wednesday night at Moda Center. New Orleans rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final eight minutes to pull out a 103-100..." April 13

  • Anthony Davis Denied Entry Into Hollywood Restaurant For Wearing a Hoodie

    Black Sports Online "This is crazy yet unsurprising. The crazy part is this is Anthony Davis and he’s in LA. New York Post reports Anthony Davis along with a few other Pelicans players were barred from Katana restaurant in Hollywood by the doorman because of his hoodie. Now, Davis was wearing a Pelicans hoodie and..." April 13

  • Rob Hennigan rejected DeMarcus Cousins trade that Magic assistant GM wanted to make

    Pro Basketball Talk "In mid-February, Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report reported talks between the Magic and Kings involving DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier: Multiple league sources say the Magic turned down the chance to deal Nikola Vucevic and either Evan Fournier or draft picks to the Kings..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • World Peace carries Lakers to 5th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- In what was possibly his last game at Staples Center as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Metta World Peace delivered in impressive fashion. World Peace scored a club-high 18 points, all in the second half, and the Lakers extended their winning streak to five games with a..." April 12

  • NBA star barred from Hollywood hot spot over hoodie

    Page Six "Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans forward and MVP of the All-Star game, was turned away from a hip Japanese restaurant in West Hollywood for wearing a team hoodie. Davis and some of his teammates were barred from entering eatery Katana on Monday night by a doorman who objected to Davis’..." April 12

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Lonzo Ball: ‘Never heard of him,’ but ‘dad is a legend’

    Sportsnaut "DeMarcus Cousins isn’t shy about throwing shade, and he threw a truck full of it in the direction of Lonzo Ball when asked about the soon-to-be NBA rookie. Cousins was asked by TMZ Sports about his thoughts about the best prospects coming out of March Madness. He listed off a few, including..." April 10

  • Durant impacts Warriors' win in first game back

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- With Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins all on the sidelines watching, Saturday's game between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans had the feeling of an exhibition. Which is probably exactly what Kevin Durant needed. Durant made a..." April 09

  • Pelicans To Sign Axel Toupane

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans will sign Axel Toupane from Raptors 905 of the D-League. Toupane previously played for the Milwaukee Bucks this season and appeared in 21 games during the 15-16 season with the Denver Nuggets." April 09

  • Pelicans extend guard Quinn Cook a 2-year contract

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans signed point guard Quinn Cook to a two-year contract after his 10-day contract expired, the franchise announced on Saturday. Cook was extended a second, 10-day contract on March 29 and the Pelicans want him to play on their summer league team. Last fall, Cook was..." April 09

  • Nuggets continue playoff chase with win

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- In a must-win game, Denver's young backcourt delivered a big performance to keep the Nuggets' playoff hopes alive. Jamal Murray scored 22 of his career-high 30 points in the second half, Gary Harris had 20 points and a career-high nine assists to lead Denver to a 122-106 win over..." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Nuggets eliminate Pelicans from contention

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Denver coach Michael Malone saw his team being left for dead after the Nuggets had lost five of seven games. But, after beating the New Orleans Pelicans 134-131 on Tuesday night to move within a half-game of Portland for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference playoffs,..." April 05

  • Jrue Holiday on potential free agency: 'I haven't thought about it. Not even a little bit'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans believe that things have begun to fall in place with its reassembled roster featuring All-Star big men DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, but a different player may be in the position to make a franchise-changing decision for the team during this upcoming..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • What to do with Jrue? Holiday is a pending free agent, but Pelicans clearly want him back

    The Advocate "As the New Orleans Pelicans filed out of the team practice facility Monday for what was likely the final time this season, one topic emerged, with all eyes pointed toward the future: Was this the last time Jrue Holiday would wear a Pelicans jersey on Airline Drive? The heralded guard will be..." April 04

  • Blazing Butler guides Bulls past Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler doesn't have time to take a breath -- not that he really wants to. One night after scoring a game-high 33 points in 42 minutes and hitting the two clinching free throws with 2.1 seconds left in a two-point victory over Atlanta, the tireless..." April 02

  • DeMarcus Cousins after Pelicans win: Strange facing Kings again

    ESPN "DeMarcus Cousins said he didn't want to make Friday night's game about him, even if the opponent was the same team he suited up for in the first 470 games of his NBA career. But there were indeed moments that reminded him of the disconnect between his past with the Sacramento Kings and his new..." April 01

  • Pelicans plan to launch Development League team for 2018-19 season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson intends to launch his own NBA Development League team that will begin play during the 2018-19 season when the league will be renamed the NBA Gatorade League. The Pelicans have not selected a city where the team will be located, but they have sent a request..." April 01

  • Cousins leads Pelicans past his former team

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- DeMarcus Cousins spent the last two days insisting his first rematch against his former team, the Sacramento Kings, wasn't about him. Then the newly acquired New Orleans Pelicans center went out and proved it really was. Playing with equal measures of passion and poise,..." March 31

  • DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I was mentally gone’

    The Undefeated "The stress of being traded, personal pressure to succeed instantly with his new team and the craziness of Mardi Gras took a toll on New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins. In search of a mental escape, the Mobile, Alabama, native took a two-hour drive to his hometown about two weeks ago..." March 31

  • Davis, Cousins lead Pelicans past Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins both exceeded their lofty scoring averages for the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. On top of that, they had three teammates score in double figures, and the Pelicans needed all of that offense to hold off the Dallas Mavericks 121-118 at..." March 30

  • Omer Asik, Quincy Pondexter Out For Season

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans confirmed today that neither Asik nor Pondexter will return to action this season. Asik, who is recovering from a gastrointestinal infection, is expected to resume basketball activities in about three or four weeks." March 30

  • Rumor: Dell Demps out, Joe Dumars in with Pelicans?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry is on shaky ground. What about New Orleans general manager Dell Demps? A long-swirling rumor is getting renewed. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders: A few league sources peg the New Orleans Pelicans as a team that is going to make sweeping changes once their..." March 30

  • DeMarcus Cousins channels inner Marshawn Lynch, gives same response to questions about playing Kings

    Sporting News "The Pelicans' matchup against the Kings on Friday night pits DeMarcus Cousins against his former team for the first time since being traded from Sacramento, the franchise that drafted him fifth overall in 2010. But more importantly than that juicy storyline, it's another opportunity for New..." March 30

  • Gobert guides Jazz to season sweep of Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- A lack of fire and energy became enough of a problem in recent losses to cause Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert to publicly question the competitiveness of his teammates. They answered the criticism in the best way possible. Buoyed by Gobert's 20 points, 19 rebounds and five..." March 28

  • Master P says Pelicans should hire him as assistant coach: 'I'm serious

    Pro Basketball Talk "Did you know Master P had two NBA contracts? Percy Miller was with the Hornets before the 1999 season and the Raptors before the 1999-00 season. But he was cut in the preseason both times. These were mostly publicity stunts. Still, the rapper could actually play a bit. NBA quality? He long..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Lots of Davis, no Cousins in Pelicans' win at Denver

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis left a lasting mark on the Denver Nuggets and the Western Conference playoff race through three quarters on Sunday night. Then, he took a seat in the fourth. Might as well enjoy the rest now -- the Pelicans aren't throwing in the towel on the..." March 26

  • Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins says Rockets' Ryan Anderson guilty of flopping

    ESPN "Physical play in the paint as Ryan Anderson attempted to defend DeMarcus Cousins in the fourth quarter of the Houston Rockets' 117-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans led to two official video reviews, two common fouls and terse words afterward from both opposing forwards. "Flop, review,..." March 25

  • Harden's 38 points help Rockets beat Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni almost sensed the potential for something unseemly before the tipoff, wondering aloud what might come after he gave his team two days off following their home victory on Monday night. Trailing by virtue of their own issues with ball security, the..." March 24

  • Omer Asik, Quincy Pondexter unlikely to play for rest of season

    ESPN "With just 19 days left and 11 games to play, center Omer Asik (illness) and shooting guard Quincy Pondexter (left knee) are unlikely to return for the remainder of the regular season, New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “Both of those guys will be gearing toward the summer and next..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Cousins carries Pelicans past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS --DeMarcus Cousins waited impatiently for a breakout game in his new city, but it all came together Tuesday night for the New Orleans Pelicans center. Cousins scored a game-high 41 points -- his most since arriving from Sacramento in a blockbuster trade after the All-Star break..." March 21

  • Timberwolves sign Casspi for rest of season

    247 Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have finally found their forward. Following season-ending injuries to both Zach Lavine and Nemanja Bjelica, the Wolves will sign free agent Omri Casspi for the remainder of the year, according to Marc Stein of ESPN: "Free-agent swingman Omri Casspi has come to..." March 20

  • Pelicans use late spurt to bury Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- All savory gumbos start with what south Louisiana chefs call the "trinity" -- a sauteed roux of onions, bell pepper and celery -- and, like most recipes, good results take time. After the New Orleans Pelicans lost six of their first eight games trying to blend in the trinity..." March 19

  • Omri Casspi closing in on deal with Timberwolves

    Sportsnaut "The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly close to bringing in veteran forward Omri Casspi after head coach Tom Thibodeau personally recruited him over dinner. Casspi was released by the New Orleans Pelicans after injuring his thumb in his only game with the club after being shipped over in the..." March 19

  • Pelicans C DeMarcus Cousins out with a knee injury

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins will miss Friday's game against the Houston Rockets because of left knee soreness and a rib contusion, but coach Alvin Gentry said the injuries likely aren't that serious and the big man will be evaluated again on Saturday. Cousins has been dealing..." March 18

  • Hill carries Pelicans past Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- No one has played more games this season for the New Orleans Pelicans than forward Solomon Hill. In his 58 games as a starter, his scoring average of 6.5 points per game perfectly describes a player living in the shadows, hustling on defense but offensively challenged, waiting..." March 17

  • NBA rescinds Cousins' latest tech

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "DeMarcus Cousins' league-leading 19th technical foul that he received on Wednesday night against the Miami Heat will be rescinded by the NBA, ESPN reported Thursday. Cousins got tangled up with Heat rookie center Willie Reed with 3:32 remaining in the first quarter of the Pelicans' 120-112..." March 17

  • Pelicans expected to sign Jordan Crawford to second 10-day contract

    CBS Sports "It appears that Jordan Crawford’s return to the NBA will continue -- at least for 10 more days. The 28-year-old guard last played in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors during the 2013-14 season, and has since played both in China -- where he scored 72 points in a game and won the league’s..." March 16

  • Jordan Crawford agrees to 2-year contract with Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Veteran shooting guard Jordan Crawford has agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, The Vertical reported Thursday afternoon. Crawford signed a 10-day contract with the team March 6. He's averaging 14.2 points and 3.2 assists in five games. Prior to joining the Pelicans,..." March 16

  • Pelicans must close with 'significant progress' to save coach Alvin Gentry

    Sporting News "Alvin Gentry has declared this a crucial week for the Pelicans, and that might be an understatement. New Orleans is five games behind the Nuggets for the final playoff spot in the West, with four teams blocking their near-extinct bid for the playoffs. “We’ve just got to win games,” Gentry told..." March 16

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