Griffin touts new Pelicans hires as Davis decision looms

Sports 05/21/19, 14:28

Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin asserted Tuesday that luring new general manager Trajan Langdon away from a playoff team in Brooklyn is an example of positive momentum in New Orleans that should make Anthony Davis reconsider his trade request.Griffin said he hopes to meet with Davis in Los Angeles, ...

Pelicans going at own pace after hitting NBA lottery jackpot

Sports 05/15/19, 17:06

In the NBA city most familiar with "gris-gris," folks see no small measure of poetic justice in the fact that their team will dictate the fate of a coveted prospect named Zion.Mystical explanations aside, the Pelicans are in the driver's seat now — but say they're in no hurry to ...

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

Basketball 05/14/19, 22:05

Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans.That may be changing very soon.The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds Tuesday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting the former Duke star next month — and potentially pairing him with Anthony Davis, in ...

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

Basketball 05/14/19, 22:05

Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans.That may be changing very soon.The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds Tuesday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting the former Duke star next month — and potentially pairing him with Anthony Davis, in ...

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

Sports 05/14/19, 20:07

New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson next month.The Pelicans won the lottery for the first time since 2012, when they selected Anthony Davis. And the lottery win comes after a season when Davis ...

sources: Pelicans hiring former Cavs GM Griffin

Sports 04/12/19, 18:21

The Pelicans have reached an agreement in principle to make former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin New Orleans' new executive vice president of basketball operations, three people familiar with the situation said Friday.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because contract negotiations are ongoing and ...

Pelicans, Davis enter offseason with major changes looming

Basketball 04/10/19, 13:50

A grinning Anthony Davis emerged from the Pelicans' weight room holding one of his white No. 23 game jerseys and tossed it over the shoulder of guard Jrue Holiday, mumbling, "so you won't forget about me," as he walked away.While Davis made his share of good memories during seven seasons ...

Cousins leads Warriors past Pelicans; Curry leaves hurt

Basketball 04/09/19, 21:38

DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Pelicans 112-103 on Tuesday night in a game that saw guard Stephen Curry leave with a mild foot sprain.The Warriors announced that Curry, who played the first nine minutes of the game, was held out ...

Source: Pelicans begin interviews for GM post

Basketball 04/04/19, 19:10

A person familiar with the process says the New Orleans Pelicans have begun interviewing candidates to become the club's new general manager.The person says the list of candidates includes current Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry, as well as former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, Golden State assistant GM ...

Pelicans’ Davis scratched vs. James-less Lakers

Basketball 03/31/19, 17:00

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been scratched from the lineup Sunday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.Davis has been listed on the Pelicans' injury report with lower back spasms and also has missed the previous two games.His third straight game out of the lineup comes a day after ...

Young records 24th double-double, Hawks top Pelicans 130-120

Basketball 03/26/19, 21:50

Rookie Trae Young had 33 points and 12 assists for his 24th double-double of the season, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-120 Tuesday night.Young finished 12 of 24 from the field, including 5 of 12 from 3-point range, and had one turnover in 31 minutes.DeAndre' Bembry ...

Harden scores 28, Rockets beat Pelicans 113-90

Basketball 03/24/19, 20:21

James Harden scored 28 points in a little less than 29 minutes, and the Houston Rockets downed the New Orleans Pelicans 113-90 on Sunday night.Chris Paul had 10 points and 13 assists, and Eric Gordon added 18 points for the Rockets, who hit 21 3s in winning for the fifth ...

Fournier, Gordon lead Magic to 119-96 rout over Pelicans

Basketball 03/20/19, 20:34

Evan Fournier scored 22 points and Aaron Gordon added 20 and the Orlando Magic routed the New Orleans Pelicans 119-96 on Wednesday night.Terrence Ross had 19 points and Nikola Vucevic added 15 points and 17 rebounds for Orlando, which won its third straight.New Orleans played without All-Star center Anthony Davis, ...

Leonard’s 31 lead Raptors past Pelicans, 127-104

Basketball 03/08/19, 23:45

Kawhi Leonard was bound to have a big night.New Orleans was without its best on-the-ball defender in Jrue Holiday and best rim protector in Anthony Davis. Those absences gave Leonard an opportunity to use the Pelicans' up-tempo pace against them by going strong to the basket early and often.Leonard scored ...

Favors, Gobert push Jazz past Pelicans 114-104

Basketball 03/06/19, 22:46

Derrick Favors scored 25 points, Rudy Gobert added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 114-104 on Wednesday night.Donovan Mitchell had 22 points, and Joe Ingles had 10 points and 10 assists for the Jazz, who won for the second time in New ...

Randle and Holiday rally Pelicans to 115-112 win over Jazz

Basketball 03/04/19, 23:52

Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle each scored 30 points to rally the New Orleans Pelicans past the Utah Jazz 115-112 on Monday night.Anthony Davis had 15 points and 11 rebounds in three quarters for the Pelicans. Davis didn't play in the fourth, but New Orleans still won its third straight ...

Holiday scores 29, Pelicans beat Nuggets 120-112

Basketball 03/03/19, 00:04

Jrue Holiday scored 29 points, Julius Randle had 28 and the New Orleans Pelicans rallied from 19 points down in the first half to beat the Denver Nuggets 120-112 on Saturday night.Frank Jackson added 16 points for the Pelicans, who were without Anthony Davis (rest) and E'Twaun Moore (thigh).Nikola Jokic ...

Randle scores 22, Pelicans beat Suns 130-116

Basketball 03/01/19, 23:36

Julius Randle scored 16 of his 22 points in the third quarter, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 130-116 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.Jrue Holiday scored 21 points, E'Twaun Moore added 20 and Anthony Davis, on a team-imposed playing-time restriction, had 17 points and eight rebounds ...

Antonio Brown says “too much smoke” to return to Steelers

Sports 03/01/19, 23:02

The Pittsburgh Steelers insist there's still a chance wide receiver Antonio Brown could return next season.Brown doesn't see it that way.According to a transcript provided by HBO, the four-time All-Pro told LeBron James on James' HBO show "The Shop" that there's "too much smoke" between Brown and the team for ...

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