Pelicans Rumors & News

  • Anthony Davis dominates, but unable to celebrate because Pelicans still lost

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis is motivated to return to the level he was two seasons ago when he performed like an MVP and helped the Pelicans land the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Earlier this week, Davis said he had been watching game tapes from the 2014-15 season and studying how he..." October 27

  • Davis scores 50, but Pelicans fall to Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- It was not exactly five on one, but it was about as close to that as a playground game of keep-away. Despite a monster 50-point performance by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, the Denver Nuggets suffocated Davis' teammates to secure a 107-102 victory in the season..." October 26

  • Cap Holds For Players Coming Off Rookie Contracts Could Increase

    Real GM Basketball "Cap holds attached to free agents coming off rookie deals could jump to 250 and 300 percent of their prior salaries, which is an increase from 200 and 250 percent in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. The San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards held off on..." October 26

  • NBA sets record for international representation on rosters

    Today's Fastbreak "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Tuesday that the league’s opening night rosters have set new records for both the number of international players in the league and the number of countries represented. Opening night rosters feature a total of 113 international players from 41..." October 26

  • Pelicans Waive Alonzo Gee, Keep Lance Stephenson

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Alonzo Gee and will keep Lance Stephenson on their regular season roster. Gee, 6-6, 225, has appeared in 73 career games with New Orleans, averaging 4.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.9 steals in 22.4 minutes per game. " October 25

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

  • 'Huge Influx Of Money' Motivated Both Sides On New CBA

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver said the NBA and their players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement but aren't quite there yet. Multiple reports have indicated a deal on the main parts of the CBA have been agreed upon. "The reports aren't far off, but we're not quite there, yet," Silver..." October 25

  • Where Are All the White American NBA Players

    The Undefeated "J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player. The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard says he..." October 25

  • Every NBA team's best-case scenario and worst nightmare this season

    Fox Sports "The start of another NBA season is the time for hope to spring eternal — even if we're all seemingly counting the days until we crown an inevitable champion. But seasoned sports fans know a new season also brings the potential for everything to fall apart. With opening night upon us, we dived deep..." October 25

  • Lance Stephenson: 'My goal is to prove everybody wrong this year'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A few hours after Lance Stephenson found out he made the New Orleans Pelicans' final roster spot on Monday morning, he revealed his plans for the season that begins on Wednesday night against Denver. He's going to see to it that he becomes an impactful player and not a troubled one. He has..." October 25

  • Lance Stephenson, Alonzo Gee appear to be in close battle for Pelicans final roster spot

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans have until Monday afternoon to get their roster to the NBA-maximum 15 players and it appears Lance Stephenson and Alonzo Gee are in a two-man battle to land the final spot. Stephenson signed a $1.2 million contract with the Pelicans in September but only $100,000 is..." October 23

  • Lauren Holiday undergoes surgery to remove benign brain tumor

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Lauren Holiday underwent successful surgery on Thursday to remove a benign tumor after delivering a healthy baby girl a month ago, sources confirm. Jrue Holiday, Lauren Holiday's husband and the New Orleans Pelicans' starting point guard, has been away from the team since the start of training..." October 22

  • 76ers, Pelicans Express Interest In Trading For Tyus Jones

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans have expressed interest in trading for Tyus Jones. Jones improved his stock around the NBA with his MVP performance in the Summer League. Jones was the 24th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft" October 20

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Pelicans expect Anthony Davis to play in regular season-opener

    Today's Fastbreak "The New Orleans Pelicans believe that big man Anthony Davis will be ready to return from his sprained right ankle in time for their October 26 regular season-opener against the Denver Nuggets, according to ESPN. Davis originally injured his ankle during the team’s preseason trip to China. The..." October 19

  • Anthony Davis is Looking to Hire a Personal Assistant that Looks Just Like Him

    The Comeback "Are you at least 6-foot-5 and have a unibrow? If so, then New Orleans Pelicans standout Anthony Davis has the job for you! The 23-year-old NBA superstar has decided he needs to hire a personal assistant, and laid out a specific set of requirements for this position in a Craigslist post. Here..." October 18

  • Anthony Davis Posts Craigslist Ad for Personal Asst ... 'Unibrow a Plus'

    TMZ "Looking for a job? Have thick-ass eyebrows?? Well, you can be Anthony Davis' new personal assistant! The New Orleans Pelicans superstar just posted an ad for a personal assistant on Craigslist ... and he's very specific about the type of person he's looking for ..." October 17

  • Fan Makes Halfcourt Shot, Wins $148K at Pelicans - Rockets Game in Beijing

    The Big Lead "The Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans played in Beijing earlier this week. At some point during the festivities a fan got to take some halfcourt shots. Make one and you get a giant check worth 1,000,000 Renminbi. That’s the Chinese equivalent of $148,620.44. I feel like this guy should..." October 15

  • Anthony Davis says his sprained ankle is responding to treatment, but still could miss opener

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Two weeks ago, Anthony Davis expressed hope about getting through the entire regular season without getting injured. But the Pelicans announced on Friday that Davis' timetable to recover from a Grade 2 right ankle sprain could take up to 14 days, which could force him to miss the Oct. 26 season..." October 15

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Anthony Davis suffers right ankle sprain vs. Rockets

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis played only six minutes in Wednesday's preseason game against the Houston Rockets in Beijing before he was forced out of the game with a sprained right ankle injury. Davis suffered the injury after stepping on the foot of Rockets' center Nene on a post..." October 12

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Anthony Davis expected to miss 10-15 days after ankle sprain

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is expected to be out 10-15 days after suffering a Grade 2 right ankle sprain in Wednesday's preseason game against the Houston Rockets in Beijing, a source told The Undefeated. Davis stepped on the foot of Rockets center Nene Hilario while making a move..." October 12

  • Lin was 'intrigued' by Pelicans before signing with Nets

    Real GM Basketball "Jeremy Lin met with both the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans at the start of free agency in Palo Alto at 9:01 PM. Lin was coming off an excellent season with the Charlotte Hornets in which he restored his value. Lin announced his decision to sign with the Nets at 7:02 AM just a few..." October 12

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Alonzo Gee appears to be on Pelicans' roster bubble despite having guaranteed contract

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After the first two preseason games, New Orleans Pelicans small forward Alonzo Gee has barely got off the bench despite appearing in 73 games last season. Gee appears to be on the roster bubble and could be the odd man out if swingman Lance Stephenson lands one of the final roster..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Norris Cole signs $5 million deal to play in China

    Today's Fastbreak "Unable to land a NBA contract to his liking, free agent point guard Norris Cole has signed a $5 million deal to play with the Shandong Golden Stars of Chinese Basketball Association, per Darren Wolfson. By accepting this deal to play in China, not only does Cole cash in financially, but he will..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Kevin Durant Reveals His Favorite Teammate Ever And It Might Surprise You

    NESN "Kendrick Perkins is a popular guy. Not only was Perkins beloved during his seven-plus seasons with the Boston Celtics. But he also formed such a good friendship with Kevin Durant during their time together with the Oklahoma City Thunder that Durant considers Perkins to be his favorite teammate..." October 03

  • Pelicans waive Chris Copeland

    Sportando "The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Chris Copeland. Pelicans’ roster stands a19 now with 15 guaranteed contracts. " October 03

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • 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 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

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