Pelicans Rumors & News

  • 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 "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

  • Pelicans make push toward Thunder in playoff race after routing Nets, 111-91

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Pelicans took advantage of an opportunity to move closer toward the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 17 games remaining in the regular season. New Orleans overcame a sluggish start, rolled through the second quarter on the strength of its backups and enjoyed a 20-point..." March 11

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    Jennifer Hale @JenHale504

    The @PelicansNBA Anthony Davis in locker room for evaluation after sustaining blow to face from Deron Williams. Don't think it's serious

  • Anthony Davis' 43 points match career high as Pelicans beat Bucks 114-103

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis' brilliance as a clutch performer was on full display Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. He scored eight of his team's 10 points in the final 3 minutes, 35 seconds to lead the Pelicans to a 114-103 victory at the Bradley Center. Davis..." March 10

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    Pelicans PR @PelicansPR

    Tyreke Evans (left ankle sprain) is OUT for tonight's game at Brooklyn.

  • Celtics clip Pelicans' wings, win 104-98

    Celtics Blog "The Pelicans have Anthony Davis but the Celtics have Isaiah Thomas and some very good team defense. Advantage Celtics. The Pelicans' offense appears to consist of throwing the ball in the general direction of the rim and watching Anthony Davis dunk it. Seems like a pretty smart strategy to me...." March 07

  • Pelicans beat Pistons, 88-85, behind Anthony Davis' 39 points and 8 blocks

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Despite missing the previous five games with a sprained right shoulder, Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis didn't have a problem regaining his All-Star form Wednesday night. In his first game back against the Detroit Pistons, Davis scored 39 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had eight blocks to..." March 05

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    Darrell J. Williams @DWPelicansbeat

    #Pelicans PG Jrue Holiday no longer is in walking boot but said right lower-leg injury still has to be evaluated. Still pain, swelling.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Anthony Davis participated in NO's shoot around & will try to play tonight Vs Detroit barring any setbacks throughout the day.

  • Anthony Davis returns from shoulder injury, will play against Detroit "Eleven days after he left the court in Miami due to aggravating a prior right shoulder injury, Anthony Davis is set to make his return tonight, in Wednesday’s home game vs. the Detroit Pistons. Pelicans fifth-year head coach Monty Williams confirmed that Davis will be in the lineup and start at..." March 04

  • Pelicans expected to extend 10-day contract to guard Elliot Williams, waive Justin Hamilton

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Pelicans are expected to sign third-year shooting guard Elliott Williams to a 10-day contract and former LSU forward Justin Hamilton is expected to be waived, league sources confirmed on Tuesday. Williams, 25, is a 6-foot-5, 190-pound shooting who played five games with the Utah Jazz this..." March 03

  • In critical game, Mavericks only need one half for victory over Pelicans

    Dallas Morning News "From every angle, this was a night the Mavericks needed to devote their full attention to laying down their best effort. Coming off two losses, and with a challenging road trip in front of them, their meeting with New Orleans on Monday was as close to a must-win in March as you can get. Lose..." March 03

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    Bryan Gutierrez @BallinWithBryan

    Monty Williams thought feels like they're getting closer to having Anthony Davis back, doesn't appear to be tonight. Not rushing him back.

  • Pelicans beat Nets 102-96 behind Quincy Pondexter's career-high 25 points

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Despite struggling with turnovers and having difficulty containing the Brooklyn Nets' shooters, the Pelicans still were able to extend their winning streak to three on Wednesday night. Behind Quincy Pondexter's career-high 25 points, the Pelicans beat the Nets 102-96 at the Smoothie King..." February 26

  • Tyreke Evans still not 100 percent but will play against Nets "There’s never a good time during the NBA season for a player to get sick, but Monday’s game vs. Toronto was particularly bad for Tyreke Evans. With three of New Orleans’ other key players already sidelined by injury, the Pelicans (29-27) were in dire need of having Evans on the floor against the..." February 25

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Jrue Holiday will be wearing a protective walking boot for the next two weeks

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    The Detroit Pistons have also claimed Shawne Williams, I'm told

  • Pelicans overcome 18-point deficit to beat Raptors, 100-97

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Pelicans didn't have much go right early on Monday night against the Toronto Raptors. They made up for it after halftime, overcoming an 18-point deficit to pull out an improbable 100-97 victory that ended a four-game losing streak at the Smoothie King Center. With the Pelicans clinging..." February 24

  • Pelicans lose for Davis 1-2 weeks, Anderson for 2-4 weeks

    Fox Sports Southwest "The New Orleans Pelicans will have to cope without the firepower of forwards Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson for the near future after both players went down with injuries Saturday in Miami. An MRI confirmed that Davis re-aggravated the right shoulder sprain that held him out of the recent NBA..." February 23

  • Anthony Davis aggravates sprained shoulder, leaves game not to return

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis missed the All-Star Game because a few games earlier he suffered a shoulder sprain from when he fell awkwardly on his right shoulder after an impressive dunk. He came back for the Pelicans after the break as they try to make a playoff push, but Saturday night he appears to have..." February 22

  • Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson suffers knee sprain, has to be helped off court

    Pro Basketball Talk "While they picked up a road win in Miami, Saturday was a rough night for New Orleans. First, their superstar in the making Anthony Davis aggravated his sprained shoulder and had to leave the game. Then this — sharpshooter Ryan Anderson went down grabbing his knee and had to be helped off the..." February 22

  • Pelicans Waive Shawne Williams "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived forward Shawne Williams, who was acquired Feb. 19 from the Miami Heat along with Norris Cole and Justin Hamilton as part of a three-team trade. Williams, 6 feet 9, 230 pounds, appeared in 44 games (22 starts) this season for..." February 22

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    Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer

    Anthony Davis back in lineup; Ryan Anderson game-time decision; Norris Cole not available yet:

  • Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson now listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. Orlando Magic

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Though he participated in the past two practices and Coach Monty Williams declared he would be ready, the Pelicans listed backup forward Ryan Anderson as doubtful for Friday night's game against the Orlando Magic. Anderson, who was listed as probable to play on Thursday by the Pelicans, has a..." February 20

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Norris Cole to New Orleans for John Salmons is another trade that beat the buzzer

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  • Pelicans acquire Norris Cole from Heat for John Salmons

    Pro Basketball Talk "Add another one to the pile of trades that are still trickling in after the deadline, this one between Miami and New Orleans, swapping guards. This deal accomplishes something for both sides: the Heat have been trying to unload Cole, who will be a restricted free agent this summer. " February 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    New Orleans plans to buyout the contract of Shawne Williams, league source tells Yahoo Sports. That adds another good shooter to market.

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson both aiming to be ready for Friday's game against the Orlando Magic

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Jrue Holiday will be sidelined an additional three weeks because of stress reaction injury in lower right leg

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15