TAG: New Orleans Pelicans

NBA / Jul 17, 2014 / 11:45 am

Anthony Davis May Make Yet Another Leap Next Season

Anthony Davis

After just two seasons in the NBA, New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis has already established himself as an up and coming superstar in the league. The scariest part for the rest of the NBA? He may be poised to make another leap next season. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jul 1, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Losers Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Nik Stauskas

There was plenty of buzz on the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn last night as the Barclays Center was home to the NBA Draft for the second consecutive year. From Isaiah Austin hearing his name called despite recently finding out that he’ll never play competitive basketball again to Jabari Parker saying that he never wants to leave Milwaukee, there were many fans, players, coaches and front offices that walked away as winners on this memorable June night. While most organizations had reason in their respective war rooms, there were a select few that missed a golden opportunity to improve their ball-club. We take a look at the 5 Biggest Losers Of the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 25, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Report: Pelicans Trade Pick To Rockets For Asik

Omer Asik, Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans have found a center to pair with Anthony Davis, and the Houston Rockets seem one step closer to creating their own Big Three. Win-win. A report says that the Pelicans have agreed to trade a 2015 first-round pick to the Rockets in exchange for Omer Asik. Read More »

GIFs, Twitter / Jun 2, 2014 / 5:00 pm

As The NBA Season Winds Down, Anthony Davis Is Already Getting Stronger

Anthony Davis

With the NBA Finals set to tip off on Thursday, most players are preparing for their offseason. Usually this means a little rest and relaxation — preferably near a beach. For second-year power forward Anthony Davis, though, it means more time in the gym and in the weight room; Ant has already put on 17 pounds of muscle. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2014 / 10:50 pm

2013-14 Anthony Davis Highlights Show Growth & Dominance

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk

The New Orleans Pelicans were among the losers of Tuesday’s draft lottery. After failing to gain a top-five pick, the Pelicans sent the 10th selection of this year’s draft to the Phildelphia 76ers as part of last summer’s trade for Jrue Holiday. Despite increasingly disappointing early returns of that deal, the presence of burgeoning superstar Anthony Davis ensures that the future is still bright in the Bayou. Read More »

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

2013-14 All-Fantasy Basketball First Team

Anthony Davis, Kelly Olynyk

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

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

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

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

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 »