TAG: New Orleans Pelicans

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 »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Sep 2, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Sky Above The Rim For Alley-Oop Versus New Zealand

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. gifdsports Vine)

Anthony Davis isn’t only getting better, but he’s getting bigger and longer, too. He put the latter attribute on display early in Team USA’s game against New Zealand today, getting his elbows well above the rim to finish a lob from Kyrie Irving. Read More »

Smack / Aug 29, 2014 / 12:30 pm

John Calipari Says Anthony Davis Could Soon “Be The Best Player In The NBA”

Anthony Davis

There might not be two basketball minds that know Anthony Davis better than the University of Kentucky’s John Calipari and the New Orleans Pelicans’ Monty Williams. Calipari watched Team USA’s best player evolve from a gangly high school senior to the NCAA’s Player of the Year, while Williams has enjoyed a first-class seat for Davis’ development from talented, inconsistent rookie to dominant, two-way force. And it’s all been in a span of four years. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Aug 27, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Continue Two-Way Dominance Against Slovenia

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. USABasketball Twitter)

There’s nothing Anthony Davis can’t do on a basketball court. The 21 year-old New Orleans Pelicans All-Star and Team USA might the most versatile player in basketball aside from LeBron James, a fact extra scary considering Davis is just scratching the surface of his limitless potential. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Aug 16, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Anthony Davis Skies For Huge, Poster Alley-Oop Against Brazil

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. gifdsports Vine)

Okay, so perhaps calling Steph Curry’s beautiful step-back jumper the likely highlight of Team USA’s exhibition against Brazil was premature. We just momentarily forgot that an alien force like Anthony Davis was playing, too. Read More »