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The Bird Writes May 22, 2017
The threat of Jrue Holiday leaving New Orleans during free agency is growing by the day

The threat of Jrue Holiday leaving New Orleans during free agency is growing by the day

The Pelicans unhappiness with Holiday deciding to explore the market and the addition of Chris Finch to the coaching staff signal a call for contingency plans. There’s no more denying it. We have to legitimately ponder if Jrue Holiday seeks a fresh start in the NBA. Prior to the trade that netted DeMarcus Cousins, Zach Lowe mentioned the Pelicans were worried about keeping Anthony Davis happy for the long term because a Holiday departure seemed to be a real issue. Holiday is less so. He hasn't thought about free agency yet -- "not even a little bit," he said. The team is worried he will...
The Bird Writes May 19, 2017
Pelicans to add Nuggets offensive architect Chris Finch to Alvin Gentry’s coaching staff

Pelicans to add Nuggets offensive architect Chris Finch to Alvin Gentry’s coaching staff

Denver’s associate coach is being brought to New Orleans to help Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins fulfill their potential together. According to multiple sources, the New Orleans Pelicans will add Denver Nuggets associate coach Chris Finch to Alvin Gentry’s staff for next season. The offensive guru is considered to be the main architect of the league’s fifth highest rated offense that revolved around center Nikola Jokic. The New Orleans Pelicans are closing in on the hire of Nuggets assistant coach Chris Finch to join Alvin Gentry's staff, league sources say.— Marc Stein...
Pelican Debrief May 18, 2017

New Orleans Pelicans Season Review: DeMarcus Cousins

This year’s trade deadline following the NBA All-Star game changed the entire outlook for the Pelicans’ season in a matter of minutes. Shortly after the game, the Sacramento Kings decided to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and their 2017 first-round and second-round picks. New Orleans Pelicans Season Review: DeMarcus Cousins - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Times-Picayune May 16, 2017
Pelicans surrender first-round pick to Kings after failing to jump into top-3 of NBA Draft Lottery

Pelicans surrender first-round pick to Kings after failing to jump into top-3 of NBA Draft Lottery

The Pelicans sent a top-three protected first-round pick to the Sacramento Kings in the deal to acquire DeMarcus Cousins.
The Bird Writes May 16, 2017
NBA draft lottery results 2017: Pelicans fail to get lucky, lose first round pick to Kings

NBA draft lottery results 2017: Pelicans fail to get lucky, lose first round pick to Kings

The DeMarcus Cousins trade is now complete. As expected, the New Orleans Pelicans must forfeit use of their 2017 first round pick during next month’s NBA draft. With today’s lottery results failing to propel the Pelicans up inside the top 3 of the draft order, the 10th overall pick will convey to the Sacramento Kings and thus complete the trade for DeMarcus Cousins from last February. Barring any new trades between now and the draft or Dell Demps purchasing any additional pick(s), New Orleans will only have to look forward to a second round pick. The most recent Draft Express mock...
A Royal Pain May 16, 2017

NBA Draft Lottery 2017: Start time, live stream, TV info and more

The 2017 NBA Draft lottery takes place on May 16.  Today, we will examine when, where, why, and how to watch the lottery unfold. Today is an important day for the Sacramento Kings franchise.  They currently have two top ten selections in 2017 NBA Draft after the DeMarcus Cousins trade netted them the New Orleans Pelicans […] NBA Draft Lottery 2017: Start time, live stream, TV info and more - A Royal Pain - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Bird Writes May 12, 2017
Shooting is Overrated Part I: Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins pairing begs for own identity

Shooting is Overrated Part I: Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins pairing begs for own identity

How Joe Dumars failure for three bigs in Detroit could be the key to unlocking a real contender in New Orleans because of the Pelicans’ dynamic personnel. I’ve beat this drum before — it’s almost impossible to build a roster that will beat the Golden State Warriors or the Houston Rockets at their own game. Small ball and shooting are the heavy metal band t-shirt of basketball trends. If you walk into an Urban Outfitters or an H&M you will see racks of Metallica, Slayer and Iron Maiden t-shirts. These are being marketed to hipsters who have no emotional connection to or even much...
The Bird Writes May 9, 2017
Rudy Gay opts for free agency but should no longer sit in New Orleans Pelicans crosshairs

Rudy Gay opts for free agency but should no longer sit in New Orleans Pelicans crosshairs

DeMarcus Cousins’ former teammate was once a target of Dell Demps. Key word: once. According to his agent, Rudy Gay made his intentions known yesterday that he plans to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Sacramento Kings. Such news in years past would have immediately fired up the rumor mill in New Orleans, but we’re living in a vastly different era now. Two men stand in the way of Gay potentially wearing a Pelicans jersey next season: Solomon Hill and DeMarcus Cousins. Prior to last summer, Gay was often linked to the Pelicans, and rightfully so, the small forward...
Pelican Debrief May 9, 2017

Is Malik Monk a fit for the New Orleans Pelicans?

As the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery approaches, teams around the league are identifying needs and positioning their draft boards. With the New Orleans Pelicans needing to find shooters to surround Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, SG Malik Monk could be a possible fit alongside the two superstars.  The New Orleans Pelicans are in need of […] Is Malik Monk a fit for the New Orleans Pelicans? - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pelican Debrief May 8, 2017

10 New Orleans Pelicans Questions with Brendon Kleen of B.S.S. and The Step Back

The New Orleans Pelicans suffered another disappointing season, ending with just a 34-48 record. But with newly acquired star DeMarcus Cousins comes a glimmer of hope.  As the Pelicans head into an offseason of uncertainty, we continue our season recap with Brendon Kleen of the Bourbon Street Shots and The Step Back. For this New […] 10 New Orleans Pelicans Questions with Brendon Kleen of B.S.S. and The Step Back - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Bird Writes Apr 29, 2017
Pelicans linked to Jimmy Butler trade rumor and Dante Cunningham to decline player option

Pelicans linked to Jimmy Butler trade rumor and Dante Cunningham to decline player option

Don’t get your hopes up, New Orleans, cause this one smells like fake news. Sam Amico published a rumor earlier today, writing rather confidently that the New Orleans Pelicans will likely pursue a trade for Jimmy Butler this summer. Butler remains under contract, but is the constant subject of trade rumors. The New Orleans Pelicans are expected to be a strong suitor for the Bulls’ swingman this offseason. This is not the first time the Pelicans have been linked to the Bulls All-Star wingman; however, it is following the trade of DeMarcus Cousins . Back in January, a Fox Sports article...
Pelican Debrief Apr 25, 2017

10 New Orleans Pelicans Questions with Pelican Debrief’s Own Wilton Jackson

The New Orleans Pelicans suffered another disappointing season, ending with just a 34-48 record, but with newly acquired star Demarcus Cousins comes a glimmer of hope.  As the Pelicans head into an offseason of uncertainty, we continue our season recap with Pelican Debrief’s own, Wilton Jackson. Listen to this New Orleans Pelicans’ conversation in its […] 10 New Orleans Pelicans Questions with Pelican Debrief’s Own Wilton Jackson - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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    The threat of Jrue Holiday leaving New Orleans during free agency is growing by the day

  • Cheick Diallo

    Odds don't work out for Pelicans at NBA draft lottery

  • Anthony Davis

    The threat of Jrue Holiday leaving New Orleans during free agency is growing by the day

  • DeMarcus Cousins

    The threat of Jrue Holiday leaving New Orleans during free agency is growing by the day

  • Dante Cunningham

    New York Knicks expressing interest in pursuing Dante Cunningham in free agency

  • Donatas Motiejunas

    NBA rumors: Donatas Motiejunas wants to play for the Utah Jazz