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Smack / Dec 5, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Monty Williams, Jrue Holiday Stress Need To Get Anthony Davis More Shots

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis scored 30 points on 14-of-19 shots in the New Orleans Pelicans’ 112-85 loss the Golden State Warriors last night. His teammates made just 23 of their 70 field goals, good for an abysmal shooting mark 32.8 percent. Thankfully, the Pelicans admitted post-game that getting Davis more attempts is crucial going forward. What’s frustrating is that coach Monty Williams said the exact same thing last week. Read More »

Smack / Dec 5, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Monty Williams Says Klay Thompson Is “Like A Crotchety Old Man”

Klay Thompson

New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams served as an assistant for Team USA this summer at the FIBA World Cup. In addition to spending more time with Anthony Davis, Williams’ time with the national team afforded him opportunities to gain insight about some of the game’s brightest young stars. What did he learn about Klay Thompson? That the 24 year-old Golden State Warriors star is “like a crotchety old man.” Read More »

Smack / Nov 28, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Monty Williams Says Anthony Davis Needs “At Least 20 Shots Every Night”

Monty Williams, Anthony Davis

New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams recently said that superstar Anthony Davis could eventually “go for 40 and 20.” That might be hyperbole, but we’ll never know it for sure unless The Brow gets more opportunities to put up numbers. In wake of a talk with his team on Wednesday, Williams ensured Davis will be afforded that chance on a nightly basis going forward. Read More »

NBA / Nov 21, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Monty Williams Says Anthony Davis “Could Easily Go For 40 and 20″

Monty Williams, Anthony Davis

At this point, tempering expectations for Anthony Davis is futile. Very few players in history have ever averaged 25.5 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.9 blocks, and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 57.9 percent from the field, and none have done so as 21 year-olds. It’s too early to say whether or not Davis will sustain those mind-boggling statistics – not to mention a would-be record 36.1 PER – over the full season, but it doesn’t even really matter. The New Orleans Pelicans’ superstar is on his way to a legendary career, and has the basketball world re-thinking the limits of potential in the process. Read More »

NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Coach Says Tyreke Evans Will Likely Start At Small Forward For Pelicans

Tyreke Evans

When the New Orleans Pelicans signed Tyreke Evans to a four-year, $44 million contract in summer 2013, the basketball world wondered how he’d fit on the perimeter alongside Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon. Though Evans struggled while coming off the bench when both Holiday and Gordon were healthy, last season still hardly gave us an answer – the trio played just 257 minutes together in 28 games due to a rash of injuries. With fortunate health in 2014-2015, though, it seems we’ll finally get a definitive read on the viability of a Holiday-Gordon-Evans triumvirate. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 18, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Monty Williams: “People Don’t Know How Hard Harden Works”

James Harden

The legend of post-practice one-on-one games between Kevin Durant, Paul George, and James Harden in the early stages of Team USA training camp is well-known. Long, intense, and highly competitive, these battles featuring three of the league’s brightest young stars goes to show just how much time and effort NBA players spend on their craft. Unbeknownst to most but apparently commonplace, though, is that Harden was getting in extra work before training camp practices, too. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Aug 13, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Video: Coach K Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Mike Krzyzewski

Viral videos and memes are always annoying, but at least the #ALCSIceBucketChallenge is for a worthy cause. The seemingly idiotic videos dominating your social media feed in recent weeks of people dumping ice water on their heads are actually anything but, as evidenced by the surge in donations to the ALS Association. Even better than normal harmless, stupid fun to fight a debilitating disease? When people like Duke University and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski get in on the act. Read More »

NBA / Mar 28, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Watch Out: Anthony Davis Will Be NBA MVP Sooner Than You Think

Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans drafted what they believed to be the next franchise player–replacing the void left by Los Angeles-bound Chris Paul–with their coveted first pick in the 2012 Draft, Anthony Davis. Despite a gold medal win in the London Olympics and a solid, efficient rookie campaign, questions lingered over his worthiness as a top selection, especially with the Rookie of the Year award going to 2012’s sixth pick, Damian Lillard. Read More »

NBA / Jul 16, 2013 / 1:31 pm

Dime Q&A: Tyreke Evans Reveals His True Position & What Will Motivate Him In New Orleans

Tyreke Evans

Not long ago, people referred to Tyreke Evans as a mini LeBron. We were talking All-Star Games, possible MVP selections and championships. But somewhere along the way, his national standing took a hit, and Sacramento eventually moved on without him. Now that he’s getting a fresh start in New Orleans, it’s time for Evans to reclaim his status as one of the best young talents in the NBA. Read More »

NBA / Jan 25, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Greivis Vasquez Is Pushing New Orleans Into A New Era

Greivis Vasquez

It’s not easy balancing humility and confidence. But New Orleans Hornets point guard Greivis Vasquez is doing it. The former Maryland standout is having a breakout season in his third year in the NBA, averaging 14.3 points, 9.2 assists (third in the NBA) and 4.6 rebounds, and racking up more 20/10/5 games (points/assists/rebounds) than anyone outside of LeBron James. Read More »