TAG: New Orleans Pelicans

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 15, 2014 / 1:00 pm

2013-14 All-Fantasy Basketball First Team

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

As much as we love to talk about the sleepers and the busts, fantasy championships are won by the stars. Just as in real life, if you have a Kevin Durant or a LeBron James or a Dwight Howard, you can ride them deep into the playoffs. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 10, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Gerald Green Double-Clutch Jam

Gerald Green, Al-Farouq Aminu

Gerald Green, Al-Farouq Aminu (Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports)

Every time the Suns play, we get another Gerald Green gem. He’s been playing really well off the bench for Phoenix since Eric Bledsoe returned, and while his shooting can sometimes drift into conscience-free jacking, he’s producing, which means guys have to run at him when he’s open beyond the arc. That just means more driving lanes for him to get airborne as he showed early during Phoenix’s 94-88 win in New Orleans Wednesday night. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 2, 2014 / 2:45 pm

5 NBA Draft Prospects That Could Transform Lottery Teams Right Now

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

To think that we’re only three weeks away from the start of the playoffs; the special time of year where all of the “It’s only the regular season talk” stifles and the “Win or go home” mantra begins. While 16 teams prepare their final rosters and create the lineups they believe will lead them to a title, the other 14 plan for the draft, as they wait to see where the ping-pong balls bounce this year. Read More »

NBA / Mar 31, 2014 / 3:30 pm

10 NBA Stars Who Made “The Leap” This Season

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

Can anyone believe the NBA season is almost at an end? The playoffs are almost upon us, which means some teams will be reaching for NBA championships while other teams will be at home reaching for the remote. Every season that passes by there are players that have taken their game to the next level. These players have made the “leap” essentially, star players finally asserting themselves as dominant, All-Star caliber talents. Read More »

NBA / Mar 28, 2014 / 4:00 pm

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

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 26, 2014 / 11:50 pm

Chris Paul Lob Off The Glass To Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

The Pelicans made the mistake of allowing the Clippers to get into the open court early in their Wednesday game against the Pacific Division leaders. After coming up with the loose ball, Chris Paul found himself with no traffic in front of him. Blake Griffin was the only one to follow in tow, and viewers knew they were about to witness a thrilling play between the duo. CP3 decided to throw a high lob off the backboard to Griffin, who powerfully crushed it through with both hands. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 11:15 am

Video: Anthony Davis Erupts For 40-20 Game In Overtime Win Over Boston

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

Anthony Davis was putting the finishing touches on a career-night with the Celtics in New Orleans on Sunday, but then Kris Humphries decided to play spoiler with 1.1 seconds remaining like he was crashing Kimye‘s wedding day. Davis had just scored what was supposed to be the game-winner before Humprhies answered and forced OT. It didn’t matter in the end, though, because The Brow is a force these days. Read More »

NBA / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:01 am

Video: Mike Conley Hits The Game-Winning Floater

Mike Conley, Anthony Davis

Mike Conley, Anthony Davis (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

It might seem like Money Mike Conley has seen his production slip this season as the Grizzlies dropped back of the first tier pack in the Western Conference after reaching the Conference Finals for the first time in history last season. But his PER is at an all-time high through the first three quarters of the season and he kept the Grizzlies within striking distance of a playoff berth out west after Marc Gasol went down early in the year. On Wednesday night, Conley sank a game-winning floater against the Pelicans to give the Grizzlies their fourth straight win. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Anthony Davis’ Putback Jams Remind Everyone To Box The Brow Out

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s unclear when the Lakers forgot that Anthony Davis is a human pogo stick almost seven feet in length, capable of catapulting over any ol’ defender in front of him to smash a teammate’s errant shot. We don’t want to blame Pau — we’ll leave that for Lakers fans and LA Times beat writers — but Ant went berserker on a couple offensive rebounds during New Orleans’ 132-125 win at Staples on Tuesday night. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 23, 2014 / 3:42 pm

Video: Nene Ties Career-High & Slams Game-Winner

John Wall, Nene

John Wall, Nene ( Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

There were two heroes in Washington on Saturday night. The first was John Wall, who hit the go-ahead bucket to give the Wizards a lead over the Pelicans inside of a minute remaining. Then there was Nene, who tied his career-high with 30 points on the night, including a posterization of Greg Stiemsma. But it took both their efforts to finally win the game with 0.3 seconds remaining. Read More »