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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Tyreke Evans says in Pels locker room he "felt a little pop" in left knee after tangle with Andre Iguodala and will undergo MRI later today

  • Tyreke Evans listed as questionable for game 2

    The Bird Writes "When Tyreke Evans left the game before halftime to trudge back to the locker room you could feel the hearts of New Orleans Pelicans fans sink. We did not expect the Pelicans to come out of the first round victorious but staying competitive (the Pels were not at the time) and healthy seemed to be..." April 19

  • Warriors hold off Pelicans after blowing most of big lead

    San Francisco Chronicle "In looking around the Warriors’ postgame locker room Saturday afternoon, it wasn’t altogether obvious whether they had beaten New Orleans in Game 1 of the teams’ best-of-seven, first-round series. Many of the players cleared out of Oracle Arena quickly, instead of hanging around and messing..." April 19

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he could turn to rookie James Michael McAdoo in the defensive rotation trying to slow down Pels Anthony Davis

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Pelicans beat Spurs, 108-103, advance to playoffs for first time since 2011

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In a pivotal regular-season finale, the New Orleans Pelicans' postseason hopes hinged on beating the defending champion San Antonio Spurs for the third time this season. With a sellout crowd decked out in red and on its feet for nearly the entire fourth quarter, the Pelicans celebrated in front..." April 16

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Ownership gave GM Dell Demps and Monty Williams preseason mandate to make playoffs to keep jobs, w/ no allowance for injuries. They made it.

  • Pelicans beat Timberwolves to set up showdown with Spurs to secure playoff bid

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans left the Target Center Monday night still with high stakes unfinished business ahead trying to secure their first postseason berth since the 2010-11 season. New Orleans beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-88 at the Target Center. But the Pelicans (44-37) didn't seal..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Jrue Holiday's return proving clutch for Pelicans' playoff push

    Fox Sports Southwest "The Pelicans will take any boost they can get in their playoff quest against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the return of Jrue Holiday is proving to be an invaluable push for New Orleans. Holiday first played Friday versus the Phoenix Suns after a 40-game absence meant to allow a stress..." April 13

  • Harden, Howard combo helps Rockets pull away from Pelicans to notch 54th win

    Houston Chronicle "James Harden had dragged the Rockets back into the game, mercilessly going at the New Orleans Pelicans defense until the Rockets’ 10-point deficit was gone and the game was tied heading into the fourth quarter. The Pelicans, however, were not going to go down after a flurry of left hooks. Too..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Pelicans say Dante Cunningham has a right knee contusion, but is expected to play.

  • Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday participate in shootaround, ready for key game against Rockets

    NBA.com "Despite accidentally being struck in the throat Friday by Phoenix’s Earl Barron, forcing him to exit the game for roughly two quarters, Anthony Davis practiced Saturday and participated fully in Sunday’s morning shootaround at the Toyota Center. Meanwhile, Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday also..." April 12

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    Pelicans PR @PelicansPR

    For tomorrow night's game at Houston: Dante Cunningham (right knee contusion) – QUESTIONABLE

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Anthony Davis still having problems speaking, but it didn't keep him from practicing on Saturday after taking blow to throat on Friday night

  • Pelicans keep NBA playoff race lead after win vs. Phoenix Suns

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In a game the New Orleans Pelicans needed to win to keep a lead in the race for an NBA playoff spot, star forward Anthony Davis missed nearly two full quarters Friday against the Phoenix Suns. Instead of playing, Davis was in the locker room getting treated for a throat contusion injury that..." April 11

  • Pelicans list Jrue Holiday (leg) as questionable for Friday's game

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Suns, the team announced. He will be a game-time decision." April 10

  • Grizzlies Bring The Big Guns - Clobber the Pelicans, 110-74

    Grizzly Bear Blues "BANGO. On a night that felt more must-win-y than just about any other, the Memphis Grizzlies hammered the New Orleans Pelicans 110-74 at FedExForum. With the Western Conference standings closing in on the Grizzlies like the trash compactor in Star Wars, Zach Randolph (15/13/6) and Co. (six..." April 09

  • Pelicans rally to stun Warriors and take lead in NBA playoff race

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After halftime, Anthony Davis was determined to carry his teammates. He particularly didn't like how the first half ended with the Pelicans sputtering against the hard-charging Golden State Warriors. Trailing by an early 14-point deficit, the Pelicans struggled to make shots and during a..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Anthony Davis Didn't Appreciate the Warriors Referring to Their Game Against the Pelicans as a "Scrimmage"

    Complex "To their credit, the Warriors have continued to play hard over the last week despite the fact that they've clinched home court advantage throughout the NBA Playoffs and are, essentially, playing for nothing right now. Sure, they got blown out against the Spurs on Sunday. But for the most part,..." April 08

  • Pelicans' Jrue Holiday return from stress reaction injury starting to appear doubtful

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With only six games remaining in the regular season, Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday's possible return still remains in question because of his stress reaction injury in his lower right leg. And although coach Monty Williams hasn't ruled out hope for Holiday's possible return, it is starting..." April 07

  • Pelicans rout Lakers, 113-92, to move closer to Oklahoma City in playoff race

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "All the extra time Pelicans backup guard Norris Cole spent earlier this week putting up shots after practices appeared to be beneficial on Wednesday night at the Staples Center. In a crucial game to start their three-game road trip, Cole made an impact with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting to help..." April 02

  • Ryan Anderson will return from knee injury, play for first time since February

    NBA.com "After missing 18 games due to an MCL sprain in his right knee, Ryan Anderson will be back on the court Wednesday vs. the Los Angeles Lakers, a much-anticipated return to the lineup for a New Orleans team that’s getting closer to full strength. Anderson was sidelined Feb. 21 at Miami with the..." April 01

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Anthony Davis endorses James Harden for MVP

    The Score "This season's MVP race is as hotly contested as any the NBA has seen in a quarter century, with Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and even Chris Paul enjoying MVP-caliber campaigns. Of course, only one of those superstars will lift the Maurice Podoloff..." March 31

  • Pelicans push closer to Oklahoma City Thunder after 110-88 victory vs. Timberwolves

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "At this point in the season, the Pelicans cannot afford to have any slip ups. They need to win as many games as possible to stay in contention for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. On Sunday afternoon, the Pelicans didn't squander an opportunity facing a injury-ravaged Minnesota..." March 30

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Jrue Holiday still not cleared yet to begin practicing, return could be put on hold

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Without getting clearance yet to begin practicing, Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday could be forced to sit out the remainder of the season due to his stress reaction injury in his lower right leg. Holiday said his doctors have a possible timetable, but he has not asked about it. Although he..." March 27

  • Rockets top Pelicans after biggest rally of season

    Houston Chronicle "It took their largest comeback of the season for the Rockets to finally subdue the Pelicans. After trailing by 17 points in the first half Wednesday night, the Rockets tightened up defensively, got their offense flowing, and erased the deficit to beat New Orleans 95-93. As many have this..." March 26

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    Darrell J. Williams @DWPelicansbeat

    #Pelicans PF Ryan Anderson said he hopes to play in a week but is not sure if that will be possible. 'We're doing more and more each day.'

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    New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

    .@OchsnerHealth injury update: Tyreke Evans (left ankle sprain) & Omer Asik (right calf strain) are both expected to play tonight vs. HOU.

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    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    The Pelicans have signed Toney Douglas for the rest of the season, via source. Had been on 10-days.

  • Clippers Overcome Pelicans' Hot Shooting, Manage 107-100 Win

    Clips Nation "The road team entered today's matchup yet again shorthanded, as things seemingly have been for most of the past three seasons in the Crescent City. Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson had already been out for a while now, and today Omer Asik and Tyreke Evans joined them among the wounded, while Anthony..." March 23

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    Pelicans PR @PelicansPR

    Omer Asik (right calf strain) and Tyreke Evans (left ankle sprain) are QUESTIONABLE for today's game against the Clippers.

  • NBA admits three incorrect calls by referees in final minute of Suns' win over Pelicans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has recently begun publishing Last Two Minute reports of calls made by the officials in all games where the margin was within five points with two minutes to play. Fans may disagree, but for the most part, the referees at the NBA level do a consistent job of officiating well in a..." March 22

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Suns win ugly game against Pelicans in key battle in playoff race

    Arizona Republic "The Suns won Thursday night in a way that would rival any of their ugliest victories over 47 years of NBA basketball in Phoenix. They escaped the falling bricks and wounded bodies to beat New Orleans 74-72 at a sold-out US Airways Center, matching the lowest victorious scoring total in..." March 20

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    New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

    .@OchsnerHealth injury update: Anthony Davis (left ankle sprain) will not play tonight vs. the Suns

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    Jennifer Hale @JenHale504

    The @PelicansNBA Anthony Davis missed shoot around this morning after rolling ankle during drills. He's now a game time decision vs #Suns

  • Anthony Davis unable to dominate, still helps Pelicans get 85-84 victory against Bucks

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis didn't have a breakout performance on Tuesday night like he did a week ago against the Milwaukee Bucks when he matched his career-high 43 points. He also didn't flirt with a potential quadrupal-double like he did during last Sunday's double overtime loss to..." March 18

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Nuggets improve to 6-2 under Melvin Hunt with win over Pelicans in 2OT

    Denver Post "Desperation pushed the tempo to be faster and made the pressure more palpable. New Orleans was playing for its playoff life. The Nuggets were out to put a dent in those plans. The result was one of the most entertaining, nail-biting, riveting games the Nuggets have been a part of all..." March 16

  • Anthony Davis' Agents Undecided On Extension Plans With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "Anthony Davis can agree upon a five-year "designated player" extension this offseason with the New Orleans Pelicans. If signed this offseason, Davis would essentially get a six-year max deal with the big jump in pay beginning in 2016." March 16

  • Pelicans' Davis posts historic scoreline in loss

    ESPN.com "The New Orleans Pelicans' futility this season, in which they sit a game out of the playoff picture with a month to play, was perhaps illustrated best by Anthony Davis' performance on Sunday night. Davis played with historic urgency and abandon. Yet the Pelicans lost 118-111 in double overtime..." March 16

  • Pelicans' Jrue Holiday goes through limited shooting work before Friday's practice

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For the first time since re-injuring his stress reaction injury in lower right leg, Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday went through some limited shooting work on the court Friday. Pelicans coach Monty Williams said Holiday took some shots before practice, but there remains no further update on..." March 13

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

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