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Fantasy Update

Oct 17, 2017
Hoops Hype
STAYING: Cristiano Felicio, Jerian Grant, Zach LaVine, Robin Lopez, Nikola Mirotic, Cameron Payne, Bobby Portis, Denzel Valentine and Paul Zipser. ADDED: Ryan Arcidiacono (Austin Spurs), Antonio Blakeney (Louisiana State), Kris Dunn (Minnesota), Kay Felder (Cleveland), Justin Holiday (New York), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Quincy Pondexter (Chicago) and David Nwaba (LA Lakers). GONE: Jimmy Butler (Minnesota), Michael Carter-Williams (Charlotte), Isaiah Canaan, Joffrey Lauvergne (San Antonio), Anthony Morrow, Rajon Rondo (New Orleans) and Dwyane Wade (Cleveland). STRENGTHS: Young,...
The Bird Writes Oct 18, 2017
The Bird Calls Podcast Ep. 38: Opening week, overcoming loss of Rajon Rondo and differentiating Crawford, Moore and Clark

The Bird Calls Podcast Ep. 38: Opening week, overcoming loss of Rajon Rondo and differentiating Crawford, Moore and Clark

New Orleans Pelicans basketball is back, but an oven is unfortunately the starting point once again. Does it feel like deja vu? Right out of the gates, the New Orleans Pelicans are going to be shorthanded due to injury, and with 10 games on the schedule in the first 17 days, a slower than expected start could be on the horizon. Despite this, the stars are raring to go — Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins — so, knock on wood, but no one should expect another 1-9 beginning to the season. While some believe Rajon Rondo missing time will be a good thing, we’re not in that camp. Most of...
The Bird Writes Oct 17, 2017
New Orleans Pelicans plan to utilize committee approach at point guard during Rajon Rondo’s absence

New Orleans Pelicans plan to utilize committee approach at point guard during Rajon Rondo’s absence

Don’t expect Jrue Holiday to shoulder the largest load! The original offseason plan called for Rajon Rondo to dictate the New Orleans Pelicans offense for the vast majority of the upcoming regular season minutes. Following an ill-fated sports hernia, though, a detour became necessary. Many still expect that burden to directly shift to Jrue Holiday, but the former point guard matter of factly downplayed this notion yesterday after practice. “No. Again, there’s like no one ball handler. Today in practice, I barely handled the ball. We had DeMarcus and AD bring it up most of the time....
Hoops Hype Oct 17, 2017
Season preview: Chicago Bulls

Season preview: Chicago Bulls

STAYING: Cristiano Felicio, Jerian Grant, Zach LaVine, Robin Lopez, Nikola Mirotic, Cameron Payne, Bobby Portis, Denzel Valentine and Paul Zipser. ADDED: Ryan Arcidiacono (Austin Spurs), Antonio Blakeney (Louisiana State), Kris Dunn (Minnesota), Kay Felder (Cleveland), Justin Holiday (New York), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Quincy Pondexter (Chicago) and David Nwaba (LA Lakers). GONE: Jimmy Butler (Minnesota), Michael Carter-Williams (Charlotte), Isaiah Canaan, Joffrey Lauvergne (San Antonio), Anthony Morrow, Rajon Rondo (New Orleans) and Dwyane Wade (Cleveland). STRENGTHS: Young,...
Pelican Debrief Oct 13, 2017

Rajon Rondo wants to be a head coach after he’s done playing

Rajon Rondo is widely known as a smart guy amongst NBA circles. Famously, one of his areas of expertise is “Connect 4”. He is also well-liked despite common perception amongst fans and media members. The players he plays with usually love him and view him as a brilliant basketball mind. Rondo wants to use that […] Rajon Rondo wants to be a head coach after he’s done playing - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pelican Debrief Oct 12, 2017

Should The New Orleans Pelicans Look Into Signing Deron Williams?

As I’m sure many of you may have heard, New Orleans point guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery Tuesday for a sports hernia injury suffered in game 2 of this years preseason. Because of this, the veteran is looking at a 4-6 week recovery period, leaving the Pelicans backcourt slimmer than a Victorias Secret model. With […] Should The New Orleans Pelicans Look Into Signing Deron Williams? - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pelican Debrief Oct 10, 2017

Rajon Rondo to miss 4-6 weeks with sports hernia

The New Orleans Pelicans are soon going to be synonymous with injuries. With seasons full of poorly timed bruises and years lost in tweaked ankles, the hits keep coming. This year it was offseason injuries to Solomon Hill and Frank Jackson. Then Rajon Rondo became the latest victim after he suffered a sports hernia in the […] Rajon Rondo to miss 4-6 weeks with sports hernia - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NBA Oct 10, 2017

New Orleans Pelicans' Rajon Rondo out 4-6 weeks after surgery

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Pelicans say veteran guard Rajon Rondo is expected to be sidelined about four to six weeks following surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury.
Sun Herald Oct 10, 2017

Pelicans guard Rondo to miss 4 to 6 weeks after surgery

The New Orleans Pelicans say veteran guard Rajon Rondo is expected to be sidelined about four to six weeks following surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury. Rondo's …
The Bird Writes Oct 10, 2017
Rajon Rondo undergoes hernia surgery, expected to miss 4-6 weeks

Rajon Rondo undergoes hernia surgery, expected to miss 4-6 weeks

Injury woes sit front and center once again for the New Orleans Pelicans. Play it again, Sam: The New Orleans Pelicans will officially begin a new campaign without their starting point guard. As expected, Rajon Rondo will miss the next 4-6 weeks as he recovers from hernia surgery on Tuesday in Philadelphia. New Orleans guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery on his sports hernia injury and will miss 4-to-6 weeks, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 10, 2017 Before appearing in a single regular season game for the New Orleans Pelicans, Rondo was...
Sports Illustrated Oct 10, 2017

Report: Pelicans’ Rajon Rondo Out 4–6 Weeks With Sports Hernia

Rajon Rondo is expected to miss 4–6 weeks after having surgery.
Hoops Hype Oct 9, 2017
Trending stories: Isaiah Thomas' new agent, Rajon Rondo and Carmelo Anthony

Trending stories: Isaiah Thomas' new agent, Rajon Rondo and Carmelo Anthony

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Rajon Rondo out with sports hernia, could miss month – via nba.nbcsports.com October 09 07:51 AM Jrue Holiday slid back over to the point and was joined by E’Twaun Moore in the starting backcourt. Shares Five takeaways as Kings’ comeback effort falls short in loss to Lakers – via nbcsports.com October 08 11:43 PM After trailing by 12 points at the half, the Kings found their way and fought back, but it wasn’t enough in a preseason loss to the...
NBA Oct 9, 2017

New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo diagnosed with sports hernia

Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo will be examined to determine whether surgery is required after being diagnosed with a sports hernia, head coach told the media before Sunday's preseason victory over the Bulls.
The Bird Writes Oct 9, 2017
New Orleans Pelicans could be in the market for a free agent point guard like Ty Lawson

New Orleans Pelicans could be in the market for a free agent point guard like Ty Lawson

Anthony Davis expects Rajon Rondo to miss 4-6 weeks with hernia injury, but can the team afford to wait for his return? Although Rajon Rondo is scheduled to meet with specialists tomorrow in Philadelphia, the New Orleans Pelicans expect their starting point guard to be sidelined for the next four to six weeks with a sports hernia. “Good thing is,” said Anthony Davis after the Pelicans knocked off the Bulls on Sunday evening, “it’s nothing too serious. The wait time is 4-6 weeks so he can come back and get right back into the rotation.” With Rondo unavailable against Chicago, Alvin...
Pelican Debrief Oct 8, 2017

New Orleans Pelicans wear down Bulls for first preseason win

If the New Orleans Pelicans are going to be successful this year, they will have to wear teams down. Think of them as a potent run game in football as they may not run away from games often. With Rajon Rondo having a sports hernia, NOLA will rely even more on their two big men. […] New Orleans Pelicans wear down Bulls for first preseason win - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Hoops Hype Oct 8, 2017
Pelicans' Rajon Rondo is reportedly expected to miss one month

Pelicans' Rajon Rondo is reportedly expected to miss one month

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo, who signed a one-year deal during the offseason, will miss time due to a sports hernia. Rajon Rondo out for a month? https://t.co/ewnhBPuY8c pic.twitter.com/aohlig8vey — HoopsHype (@hoopshype) October 8, 2017 Rondo originally left the preseason game with an apparent groin injury, though it appears his ailment may be more serious. Markieff Morris is expected to miss between six and eight weeks with the same injury for the Wizards this season. Jamal Murray, meanwhile, played while suffering from the core muscle issue and he did not miss a...

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