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  • Kobe Bryant wouldn’t think twice about trading Lakers youngsters

    New York Post "Legend Kobe Bryant broke down the Lakers’ failed attempt to pry Pelicans stud Anthony Davis at the trade deadline in February, sayings the Lakers’ young trio — Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball — wasn’t a steep price to pay at all. It sounds like..." March 20

  • Pelicans Claim Christian Wood Off Waivers

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have claimed Christian Wood off waivers. New Orleans has waived Jason Smith to create a roster spot for Wood. Wood was waived this week by the Milwaukee Bucks. " March 20

  • Pelicans’ Anthony Davis will not play vs. Magic

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans Pelicans will be without the services of Anthony Davis for Wednesday night’s matchup against the Orlando Magic. According to a report from Josh Robbins of The Athletic, Davis made the trip with his teammates to Orlando. However, he was..." March 20

  • The Pelicans benched Anthony Davis out of pettiness so he couldn’t take a game-winning shot

    SB Nation "The Pelicans reached a hilarious level of pettiness with Anthony Davis Monday night. Davis, who requested a trade ahead of the deadline in February, has been playing limited minutes in limited games due to a peace-making effort between the team, which has..." March 19

  • Elfrid Payton becomes 5th player with 5 straight triple-doubles

    The Score "New Orleans Pelicans point guard Elfrid Payton joined an elite group of players Monday night during his team's 129-125 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Payton finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in 37 minutes of action, making him the fifth player in..." March 19

  • Kobe Bryant: “Anthony Davis Is Better Than Ingram, Lonzo And Kuzma.”

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers 2019 season has turned into an absolute nightmare with the franchise’s hopes of a return to the playoffs all but gone. It seems the turning point of the season may have been when Anthony Davis announced that he was requesting a trade from the New Orleans..." March 18

  • Report: Lakers signed Michael Beasley over Julius Randle

    247 Sports "The decision that the Los Angeles Lakers made to let Julius Randle and Brook Lopez walk in free agency last July has come under intense scrutiny recently as reporting has shed light on the flawed thought process that led to it. It was reported earlier this week that the..." March 18

  • Pelicans Call Timeout They Don't Have, Lose to Suns on Technical FT

    Bleacher Report "The New Orleans Pelicans channeled their inner Chris Webber in a 138-136 overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday when they were whistled for a technical foul for attempting to call a timeout when they had none left. After Josh Jackson tied the game at 136-136 on a three-pointer..." March 17

  • Pelicans’ Elfrid Payton warns against standing in front of Julius Randle

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans’s dreams of making the postseason are but an afterthought at this point, but that didn’t stop their players from playing like there’s no tomorrow. In New Orleans’ 122-110 loss on Friday to the Portland Trailblazers, power forward Julius Randle scored a..." March 16

  • Pelicans’ Julius Randle stresses being a professional despite playoffs out of reach

    Clutch Points "Julius Randle’s career night against the Portland Trail Blazers may have been wasted because they failed to get the win, but he remains very positive about everything. Randle finished with a career-high 46 points, to go along with 11 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two..." March 16

  • Jeanie Buss, Rich Paul Clear Air Over Anthony Davis Trade Leak

    Real GM Basketball "Jeanie Buss considered trading LeBron James after suspecting that Rich Paul intentionally leaked Anthony Davis' desire to get traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Ric Bucher. Paul denied the leaks and called Buss to clear the air over the situation. " March 15

  • Report: ‘No way’ Pelicans will trade Anthony Davis to Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James caused chaos by saying he wanted to play with Anthony Davis. The timing of Davis’ trade request was a thinly veiled attempt to get to the Lakers. Once the Lakers and Pelicans began talks, Los Angeles clearly negotiated through the media. Then, Lakers..." March 14

  • Does Anthony Davis Realize Jrue Holiday Is a Top-15 Player?

    Bleacher Report "Anthony Davis has every right to pursue a split with the New Orleans Pelicans. He's fallen victim to the team's 248-313 record (0.442) during his career, which puts it ahead of only 10 franchises throughout the same seven-year stretch. Now 26 years old and with just one..." March 13

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Lakers' Trade Talks For Anthony Davis 'Sapped Morale'

    Real GM Basketball "Sources say the public nature of the Los Angeles Lakers' trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis "sapped morale." All of the Lakers' young players were mentioned in trade talks. " March 12

  • E’Twaun Moore out 7-10 days with quad contusion

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Pelicans forward E’Twaun Moore is expected miss the next 7-10 days after re-injuring his quad in Wednesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz. According to an official report from the team, he will be re-evaluated at the end of that span. Moore, now..." March 08

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Jrue Holiday's Abdominal Injury MRI Reveals Strain; Re-Evaluated in 7-10 Days

    NBA.com "New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday has been diagnosed with a lower abdominal strain, the team announced today. An MRI taken this morning and examination by Pelicans Director of Medical Services/Head Team Physician Dr. Misty Suri confirmed the injury. Holiday will be re-evaluated..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Pelicans Allege LA Leaked Anthony Davis Trade Offers to Media

    Bleacher Report "The will-they-or-won't-they drama surrounding the possibility of the New Orleans Pelicans trading Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakersdominated NBA headlines prior to February's deadline, and the team that ultimately held on to the six-time All-Star seemingly..." March 06

  • Pelicans Had No Intention Of Trading Anthony Davis Before Trade Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans had no intent to trade Anthony Davis before the trade deadline, especially not to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to sources. The Lakers made several aggressive offers to the Pelicans " March 06

  • Adam Silver: Pelicans playing Anthony Davis three quarters, sitting him in fourth ‘not a good solution’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Anthony Davis situation is undeniably complicated. He requested a trade from the Pelicans. But the Celtics – the team with the best assets to offer – can’t realistically trade for him until the offseason, because both Davis and Kyrie..." March 05

  • Alvin Gentry had great excuse for fumbling words in postgame interview

    Larry Brown Sports "Alvin Gentry is nearing the end of what has almost certainly been his most trying season as the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, and a brief exchange he had with reporters after Monday night’s game may have helped shed some light on that. Following his team’s..." March 05

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • After Lakers fall apart, Anthony Davis should be wary of joining LeBron James

    USA Today "For anyone who has been clinging stubbornly to the notion that LeBron James still had time to rescue the Los Angeles Lakers from the lottery, Saturday’s loss to the woeful Phoenix Suns should be the pivot point where it became clear that he would miss the postseason for the..." March 04

  • Buss: Lakers offering entire roster for A.D. 'fake news'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss shot down the notion Saturday that the Lakers would be willing to trade their "entire roster" to the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis. According to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck, Buss said any reports stating the Lakers would..." March 02

  • Adam Silver on Anthony Davis situation: It's a 'bad dynamic' in New Orleans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Anthony Davis saga will extend to the end of the season with him likely playing 20 minutes or so in every game he plays the rest of the way. It’s a compromise the New Orleans Pelicans came up with after they were told they wouldn’t be able to sit Davis the rest of the..." March 02

  • Anthony Davis is 'CEO of my own business,' so he's taking over his career

    Yahoo! Sports "This Anthony Davis trade sage just won’t end. Davis requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans this season, but he remains on the team after the February trade deadline. As you know, the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly sent multiple trade packages to New Orleans to acquire..." March 02

  • Adam Silver explains why NBA wants Pelicans to play Anthony Davis

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans Pelicans will almost surely be trading superstar Anthony Davis this summer, so, naturally, you would expect the Pelicans to want to hold Davis out for the rest of the season to prevent injury. However, NBA commissioner Adam Silver does not want New Orleans doing that,..." March 01

  • Dairis Bertans Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "Dairis Bertans has agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. The deal will have a team option for the 19-20 season. " February 28

  • LeBron James Suggests Pelicans Behind Anthony Davis Smear Campaign

    TMZ "LeBron James thinks Anthony Davis is being done dirty in the media -- and he seems to be pointing the finger at the people who run the New Orleans Pelicans.   Bron had Davis as a guest on his HBO series, "The Shop" -- where the guys, along with stars like Antonio..." February 28

  • Lakers can learn from Pelicans' fighting spirit

    The Score "With an anxious Staples Center crowd holding its breath, LeBron James collected a semi-loose ball, faded to the corner, elevated off one leg, and plunged a dagger into the heart of a New Orleans Pelicans team that has been broken too many times to count this season. The fact that..." February 28

  • Anthony Davis says he's still 'the best player in the league' after Pelicans lose to Lakers

    USA Today "Anthony Davis gave a deeply awkward, but highly revealing interview after the bizarre saga of the New Orleans Pelicans season continued in Los Angeles. Everything about the night was odd, from the fact that Davis played just 20 minutes and sat down the stretch of a tense and..." February 28

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Pels' Davis to play limited minutes vs. Lakers

    ESPN "Anthony Davis will play limited minutes and likely will be held out in the fourth quarter for Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said the plan remains to utilize Davis around "20 to 23" minutes and that he will..." February 27

  • Anthony Davis on fourth quarter benching: 'I've never been a guy who sits in the fourth quarter'

    Yardbarker "Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have no choice but to begrudgingly coexist for the balance of the season, but there are bound to be significant bumps in the road ahead of an inevitable blockbuster trade this summer. One of those aforementioned bumps came Monday night, when..." February 26

  • Report: Celtics made no player off-limits in Anthony Davis trade talks

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans are almost certain to ask for Jayson Tatum as part of any potential trade package for Anthony Davis when they engage in talks with the Boston Celtics, and that is apparently not an unrealistic request. Tatum is considered one of the best young players in the..." February 25

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Jalen Rose says Anthony Davis trade rumors tore Lakers’ locker room apart

    Clutch Points "NBA Jalen Rose says Anthony Davis trade rumors tore Lakers’ locker room apart by  Bruno Manrique February 25, 2019 NBA analyst Jalen Rose, who was once torched by a particularly iconic member of the Los Angeles Lakers, is bringing the..." February 25

  • Pelicans sitting Anthony Davis against Lakers creates bad look for NBA

    USA Today "If you thought the New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis predicament would quiet down after the NBA All-Star break and fade into the background of the playoff race, you were wrong. The unfortunate situation was front and center as Davis sat out Saturday night's game against..." February 24

  • Anthony Davis To Sit Out Game Against Lakers Due To Rest

    Real GM Basketball "Anthony Davis will not play in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Lakers due to rest. The Pelicans lost to the Pacers last night 126-111. " February 23

  • Anthony Davis hears ‘Your team hates you’ chant from Pacers fans

    Larry Brown Sports "Anthony Davis was the subject of some pretty strong trash talk from Indiana Pacers fans. It was initially believed Davis had played his last game for the New Orleans Pelicans. That, however, is not the case. He will continue to play in games but Davis’ minutes will be reduced..." February 23

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Pelicans to continue playing Anthony Davis but cut his minutes

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry met with disgruntled star Anthony Davis this week and informed him the team would continue playing him but planned to cut his minutes. The Pelicans will also reduce the minutes of point guard Jrue Holiday,..." February 22

  • Tanking tension central to Anthony Davis drama

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA teams collectively play 2,460 games each season. Too few of those games matter. A few weeks ago, Anthony Davis decided it was no longer worth trying to accomplish his goals with the Pelicans. His trade request derailed New Orleans’ season, and there has..." February 21

  • Pelicans coach says Anthony Davis will not be benched

    Larry Brown Sports "Anthony Davis is apparently healthy enough to play after suffering a shoulder injury in the New Orleans Pelicans’ final game before the All-Star Break, and the team has no plans to bench the star big man to protect his trade value. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry told reporters on..." February 21

  • Anthony Davis still has the Lakers at the top of his list of preferred teams

    Silver Screen And Roll "If you’re a Lakers fan who thought you had heard the last of Anthony Davis after the trade deadline (at least until the end of the season), well, think again. Dwightmare 2.0 rolls on, whether you like it or not. Davis is still in New Orleans, apparently still wants to play and..." February 20

  • Anthony Davis still has the Lakers at the top of his list of preferred teams

    Silver Screen And Roll "If you’re a Lakers fan who thought you had heard the last of Anthony Davis after the trade deadline (at least until the end of the season), well, think again. Dwightmare 2.0 rolls on, whether you like it or not. Davis is still in New Orleans, apparently still wants to..." February 20

  • The Celtics Going All-In For Anthony Davis Only If Kyrie Irving Re-Signs

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers failed to secure a trade with the Pelicans before the deadline, meaning the Anthony Davis sweepstakes will continue in the summer. The Celtics are naturally leading the way to acquire the superstar big man, as their stockpile of assets is near impossible to match. If they..." February 20