Although the New Orleans Pelicans have been quietly filling holes up and down the roster with quality free agents the last two weeks, there was still a gaping hole for a quality, experienced power forward to back up Anthony Davis. That hole was filled today. Today, the Pelicans came to an agreement with Davis' former Kentucky Wildcat Championship teammate Terrence Jones. Considering what the funds they had to work with, this is an incredible find for the Pels. Here's the complete story.
July 14, 2016
The disastrous 2015-16 New Orleans Pelicans is officially in the books. It's over and it's time to move on to next season. Here is a comprehensive look at every single player on the Pels roster, and their possible future with the team. From contract length, salaries, as well as team & player options, everything you need to know about every Pelicans player is all right here. Take a deep look into what Anthony Davis and the boys might look like in the fall. For the rest of the story...
April 21, 2016
They say you're supposed to be kind to your guests, but the New Orleans Pelicans were in no mood to be hospitable, after learning superstar forward Anthony Davis will be out for the season with two significant injuries which will require surgery. Couple that with the fact that second leading scorer Ryan Anderson also sat today because of a groin issue, then it would seem to be an easy victory for former Hornet Chris Paul's homecoming to New Orleans. But the gritty Pels thought otherwise...
March 20, 2016
With the season possibly on the brink of extinction, the New Orleans Pelicans dug out of a deep 17-point 1st quarter hole to get a much needed victory tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Pels reversed the usual script, by coming back and outscoring the T-Wolves by 23 in the 2nd half to save any hope going into the second half of the NBA season. With six games left on a very winnable home stand, the time is now for them to make a move. Here's the rest of the detailed story....
January 19, 2016
On Monday, the New Orleans Pelicans announced that backup big man Alexis Ajinca would miss the next 4-6 weeks with a strained hamstring. Today, the news got worse...starting center Omer Ask strained his calf muscle in yesterday's practice & would likely miss the next 3 weeks. Triple that with point guard Jrue Holiday's mandated minutes restriction to help heal his perennially injured leg, the Pels are definitely weakened inside, but their new up-tempo style of play just got a big boost!
October 8, 2015
Although centers Omer Asik & Alexis Ajinca will never be confused with NBA All-Stars, it was imperative for the Pelicans to re-sign both of them in the offseason. Their presence in the paint helps keep franchise superstar Anthony Davis fresh...and more importantly, frees him up to concentrate on the things he does best on the court. But with Ajinca's strained hamstring keeping him out the next 4-6 weeks, get ready for even more of Coach Alvin Gentry's frenetic, fast paced basketball.
October 6, 2015
Pete Newell will turn 91 on August 31. But the Hall of Fame coach, who has influenced nearly every coach on every level of basketball, is still doing what he has always done so well . . . teaching athletes how to use their feet the proper way on a basketball court.
August 18, 2006