TAG: New Orleans Pelicans

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 »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Jul 30, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Reigning MVP Durant on Davis: “He’s Next In Line”

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis has been bound for superstardom since his senior of high school in 2011. All he’s done since is lead the Kentucky Wildcats to a national championship, get drafted first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans, and make the All-Star team and lead the NBA in blocks at 20 years-old. Expectations for Davis have been dangerously high for years, but he’s exceeded them – easily. Reigning MVP Kevin Durant recently forecasted even bigger things for Davis, saying that New Orleans’ burgeoning franchise player is “next in line” to win the award. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 24, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Teams Kill It On Twitter With #NBASitcoms

Draymond Green

No professional sports league in the world promotes itself through social media like the NBA. Whether it’s fodder gleaned from individual players, promotions ran by the league office, or quirky internet stuff used by specific teams, the NBA is always engaging its fans. A sizable group of clever franchises continued the latter trend today, using the Twitter hashtag #NBAsitcoms to combine the public’s love of hoops and (mostly crappy) television. Read More »

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 »