TAG: New Orleans Pelicans

GIFs, NBA / Oct 17, 2014 / 10:15 am

GIF: Tyreke Evans & Anthony Davis Dunk All Over OKC

Tyreke Evans, Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday

We really like the Pelicans in the preseason. The addition of Omer Asik could go a long way to shoring up their defense and Anthony Davis, at 28-to-1 odds, is a really good bet for MVP. Plus, Jrue Holiday is back and healthy (he actually dunked on us this summer, so we should know). The Pellies were in a groove last night and destroyed a Durant- and Westbrook-less Thunder team, 120-86. Tyreke Evans and the Brow punctuated the blowout with some righteous rim-rattlers, too. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 15, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Anthony Davis Dominate The Dwight Howard-Less Rockets

Kostas Papanikolaou, Anthony Davis, Joey Dorsey

Kostas Papanikolaou, Anthony Davis, Joey Dorsey (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

At one point during Anthony Davis‘ dominating performance during the Pelicans’ 117-98 win over a Rockets team missing James Harden and Dwight Howard, Pellies’ analyst David Wesley asked the question, “Man, how do you guard him?” It’s a question without many — or any — answers as Ant prepares to enter his third professional campaign in the bayou. 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 »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 2, 2014 / 2:00 pm

New Orleans’ Court Design Features Giant Pelicans Within Three-Point Arc

Pelicans Court

There’s not much gray area for the New Orleans Pelicans nickname – you either love it or you hate it. And though we hedge to the former side, we understand the argument of those standing on the latter one, too. But everyone has to give New Orleans credit for one thing, at least: The team has gone absolutely all-in with the Pelicans motif since its debut last year, and took that dedication to a new level this season by introducing a court design that features its mascot’s huge watermark within each three-point line. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 23, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Pelicans Release Red Alternate Uniforms To Be Worn This Season

Anthony Davis

It’s alternate jersey day in the NBA! After the Dallas Mavericks released a smashing new look that will debut in 2015-2016, the New Orleans tried to outdo their Southwest Division foes by unveiling never before seen uniforms of their own. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Anthony Davis Is Thrilled At Omer Asik’s Stated Desire To Just Defend, Rebound

Anthony Davis, Omer Asik

There was some debate in 2012 as to whether or not Anthony Davis the draft prospect could play both spots in the frontcourt. Rail thin and mostly subsisting on offense at the rim in his lone season at Kentucky, the uninitiated feared that Davis – a blue-chip prospect regardless – was too lithe to be a center and not skilled enough to be a power forward. But those concerns were always unfounded, and Davis has rendered them completely irrelevant two years later after bulking up to nearly 240 pounds and showing rare range and driving ability for a player of his length. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 17, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

Damian Lillard

The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 6, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: Watch Anthony Davis Again Get Steal, Go Coast-To-Coast For Huge Jam

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is 6-11 with a growing wingspan and thickening frame. It’s remiss to expect a player of his dimensions to make plays normally reserved for those far smaller, but Davis is a different kind of big man. He showed off that stunning combination of size and athletic ability in Team USA’s win over Mexico earlier today, grabbing a steal and going coast-to-coast for the second game in a row. Read More »

NBA / Sep 6, 2014 / 1:00 pm

New Orleans’ Austin Rivers: “This Is My Year”

Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers hasn’t lived up to the massive hype that accompanied his high school recruitment. After a solid but unremarkable freshman season at Duke, Rivers entered the NBA Draft and was chosen tenth overall by the New Orleans Hornets – a development that immediately sparked cries of nepotism given his pre-draft status coupled with the relationship coach Monty Williams has with Rivers’ father, Doc. Rivers’ disastrous rookie season certainly didn’t help matters, and his improved but still poor sophomore campaign rendered Rivers’ place in New Orleans’ future uncertain. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 4, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Ryan Anderson Cleared For Full Contact After April Neck Surgery

Ryan Anderson

Eight months after suffering a herniated disc in a nasty collision with the Boston Celtics’ Gerald Wallace and just five months removed from cervical spine surgery, New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has been cleared by doctors to resume full basketball activities. Read More »