Pelicans Rumors & News

  • 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

  • John Wall says he talked to DeMarcus Cousins about joining Wizards before trade

    CBS Sports "In an interview with The Undefeated’s Marc Spears, Washington Wizards guard John Wall said he was surprised to find out about the trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans after the All-Star Game, adding that he had talked with Cousins about potentially joining the Wizards if..." March 16

  • Dragic pushes Heat past Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Goran Dragic heard the chants, but he was slightly confused. The fans at AmericanAirlines Arena were chanting, "MVP! MVP!" serenading the Miami Heat point guard on a night in which he scored 33 points, one short of his season high. "It was like (Dwyane) Wade was here," Dragic..." March 15

  • Anthony Davis rolls ankle but avoids serious injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans avoided a scare on Tuesday night after X-rays on Anthony Davis’ ankle turned out to be negative. Davis turned his ankle just before halftime of the Pelicans’ game against Portland and was deemed questionable to return. Davis underwent X-rays at halftime, which turned..." March 15

  • Cousins, Davis power Pelicans past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- In purely academic terms, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis are just now learning to play nicely with each other in the sandbox. The New Orleans Pelicans' convincing 100-77 victory Tuesday night over the Portland Trail Blazers -- in which Cousins and Davis combined for 37..." March 14

  • Cousins May Have Worn Out His Welcome In New Orleans Already

    The Big Lead "DeMarcus Cousins was benched for the final 10 minutes of regulation and the entire overtime period of the Pelicans’ win over Hornets Saturday night. In fact, Cousins only played 25 minutes total and sat as New Orleans played through Anthony Davis and won the game. Since acquiring Cousins, the..." March 12

  • Davis' 46 points lead Pelicans to OT win over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Anthony Davis celebrated his 24th birthday in style on Saturday night and the New Orleans Pelicans were the beneficiaries. Davis erupted for 46 points and 21 rebounds and was at his best in the clutch, lifting the Pelicans to a 125-122 overtime victory over the Charlotte..." March 11

  • Agent Dan Fegan Terminated By ISE

    Real GM Basketball "Independent Sports & Entertainment has terminated Dan Fegan 'for cause'. Chris Grancio will replace Fegan. Grancio was hired by ISE in September of 2016 as Chief Marketing Officer. Grancio was previously General Manager of Global Basketball with adidas." March 11

  • Anthony Davis to face Hornets after wrist injury scare

    ESPN "- New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis says he will play Saturday in Charlotte against the Hornets despite suffering a left wrist contusion that kept him out of the second half of Wednesday's loss to the Toronto Raptors. Davis collided with Raptors guard Norman Powell in midair on an..." March 10

  • Casspi nearing return, drawing interest from playoff teams

    Fanrag Sports "Prior to Andrew Bogut’s 58-second cameo as a functioning member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, forward Omri Casspi saw an injury derail his time with a new team on his first night there. However, unlike Bogut, Casspi looks to be ready by the time the playoffs begin and the recently waived wing player..." March 10

  • Matt Barnes: Kings treated DeMarcus Cousins in a 'bad way'

    ESPN "Newly-signed Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes discussed the days leading up to the messy divorce between his former teammate DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings. “It was a tough situation for all of us,” Barnes told ESPN in his first interview on the situation since the trade...." March 10

  • NBA fines Pelicans C DeMarcus Cousins $50,000

    Sportsnaut "New Orleans has never saved anyone from trouble. Just ask those who frequent Bourbon Street or make a point of hitting up Mardi Gras. For his part, Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins needs to no reason to find himself in trouble. It’s what led to him being jettisoned from California’s capital..." March 09

  • Valanciunas powers Raptors past Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Toronto coach Dwane Casey utilized a three-day minicamp in Miami to iron out some kinks in an offense decimated by injuries to All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry and forward DeMarre Carroll, forcing the Raptors to think of other ways to score rather than just rely on the scoring muscle..." March 08

  • Jazz jump out quickly, hold off Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Everything clicked on offense for Utah through one quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans. Then the shots suddenly stopped falling, and the Jazz had to lean on their defense to get through the remaining three quarters. Surviving a grind-it-out contest is becoming second..." March 07

  • DeMarcus Cousins to heckler at Pelicans-Lakers game: ‘Suck a d—, b—-,’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pelicans finally won with DeMarcus Cousins, beating the Lakers on Sunday after starting 0-4 in games he played since the trade from the Kings. But New Orleans’ win might include Cousins’ loss — financially. Cousins responds profanely to a heckler who just happened to have a camera points..." March 07

  • Pelicans Line Up 10-Day Deal For Wayne Selden

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans continue to rotate through free agent guards, and are lining up a 10-day deal for another new addition. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein (via Twitter), the club is expected to call up Wayne Selden from the D-League to fill the current opening on the roster. Selden, a former Kansas..." March 07

  • Pelicans top Lakers for first win with Cousins

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The adjustment to life with a new employer is proving difficult for DeMarcus Cousins. On Sunday night, however, Cousins and the New Orleans Pelicans figuring out a winning formula. Anthony Davis scored 31 points and collected nine rebounds, and the Pelicans defeated the Los..." March 06

  • Pelicans sign Jordan Crawford

    Larry Brown Sports "Look out Nike because Jordan Crawford appears to be back in the NBA. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Monday that the New Orleans Pelicans are planning to call up the former No. 27 overall pick from the D-League and sign him to a 10-day contract early this week. The 28-year-old Crawford is..." March 06

  • Alvin Gentry: Omer Asik has lost significant weight battling infection

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik has a bacterial infection that he may have contracted while in Mexico over All-Star break, according to coach Alvin Gentry. Asik has missed the Pelicans' past six games and lost a significant amount of weight as a result of the illness, Gentry..." March 06

  • Spurs calmly rally in OT for 101-98 win over Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- The San Antonio Spurs were down five quick points in overtime Friday night, but they had the New Orleans Pelicans right where they wanted them. In the next 58 seconds, center Pau Gasol hit an open 3-pointer in the left corner, LaMarcus Aldridge slammed home a dunk after the..." March 04

  • Pelicans' Jarrett Jack has torn meniscus, could be out for season

    CBS Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans desperately need NBA bodies, but they keep dropping like flies. Veteran guard Jarrett Jack’s second stint in New Orleans could be over just a week after it started. Jack reportedly tore the meniscus in his right knee, and will miss four to six weeks. Since the Pelicans’..." March 04

  • Jrue, Justin Holiday could team up on Knicks?

    New York Post "If point guard Jrue Holiday is to leave New Orleans as a free agent, the Knicks have an ace in the hole in drawing the former UCLA product the club passed up in the 2009 draft. Justin Holiday told The Post he and his brother have talked about playing together since they were kids. For the first..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Terrence Jones Agrees To Sign With Bucks For Remainder Of Season

    Real GM Basketball "Terrence Jones has agreed to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks for the remainder of the season. Jones was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans" March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Pelicans G Jrue Holiday pledges support to New Orleans following tornadoes

    Sportsnaut "It’s really cool to see professional athletes combine their on-field performance with charity work around their communities. We have seen this multiple times in the NBA with players donating specific amounts of cash to help those impacted by natural disasters. New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue..." March 01

  • Frazier's alert play helps Pelicans defeat Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- In the world according to Pinocchio, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Tim Frazier towers on his tiptoes at 6 feet 1, give or take your favorite version of fake news. Suffice it to say that when Frazier came around the blindside of 6-11 Andre Drummond to swipe the ball..." March 01

  • Kings GM Vlade Divac: Pelicans were team that offered more for DeMarcus Cousins two days prior

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kings general manager Vlade Divac, explaining his modest return in the DeMarcus Cousins trade, said, “I had a better deal two days ago.” That statement probably made Divac look more foolish than he should have. Cousins’ agents, wary of losing a designated-veteran-player extension only..." March 01

  • Finally off emotional roller coaster, new chapters begin for Kings, Cousins

    USA Today "No matter what side of the DeMarcus Cousins debate you were on in Sacramento, there was always one indisputable reality about his six-plus season tenure with the Kings: It was exhausting. From the day he stepped foot in California’s Capitol as a 19-year-old and started clashing with then-coach..." March 01

  • DeMarcus Cousins suspended again, but hey, he's having fun at Mardi Gras

    CBS Sports "The NBA suspended DeMarcus Cousins one game on Tuesday, his second suspension this season for breaching the league’s technical fouls limit. Cousins was tagged with a technical foul in the Pelicans’ loss to the Thunder, New Orleans’ third-straight loss since adding Cousins in a trade on the night..." February 28

  • Knicks reportedly targeting Jrue Holiday in free agency, but it seems like a long shot

    CBS Sports "The New York Knicks are targeting upcoming free agent Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. Holiday, 26, would be a major upgrade over Derrick Rose at point guard, especially on the defensive end. Rose will also be a free agent in July. From ESPN: One..." February 28

  • Mavericks defeat Pelicans in Noel's Dallas debut

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Nerlens Noel is going to be a big part of the Dallas Mavericks' future, as his debut showed. But the heart of the franchise for nearly two decades isn't going anywhere just yet. Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 to help lead Dallas past the New Orleans Pelicans 96-83 Saturday night at..." February 26

  • Thunder benefit from Westbrook's 29th triple-double

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook has the ability to hurt opposing teams in a variety of ways. But regardless of which way the Oklahoma City point guard chooses to rip apart clubs, the foundation is his aggressive nature. This was on display Friday when he scored 21 points in the fourth..." February 26

  • Frustrated Pelicans know they need to figure things out soon

    ESPN "Anthony Davis couldn't fall asleep Sunday night after receiving an All-Star Game MVP award and an All-Star teammate before leaving the Smoothie King Center. He was too busy dreaming about the possibilities of playing next to DeMarcus Cousins. "I was just up all night just thinking about how..." February 26