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The Advocate has a good article about how Monty is dealing with the injuries in the backcourt that he's faced early this year. Buried halfway through the article, naturally, is the news that the Eric Gordon two-week timeline of return is...
The Advocate has a good article about how Monty is dealing with the injuries in the backcourt that he's faced early this year. Buried halfway through the article, naturally, is the news that the Eric Gordon two-week timeline of return is getting a little bit squishy: Williams gave a timetable that suggested Gordon likely won't play until about the Oct. 19 game against the Washington Wizards in Lexington, Ky., at the earliest. It's possible, though, that he won't play until the season opener on Oct. 30 against the Indiana Pacers at New Orleans Arena. So Gordon might not play a single preseason game? This sounds like last season's plot. John Reid writes that "The Pelicans' Talented Backcourt is Meeting Expectations"- only it's not, of course, Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon, and Jrue Holiday, it's Anthony Morrow, Austin Rivers, and Brian Roberts. The preseason has done a bit of a switcheroo on us in terms of backcourt personnel, and I'm interested to see how our guards perform at the start of the season when they've hardly played with each other. Zach Lowe puts all the NBA teams in tiers - I think putting New Orleans at the bottom of the playoff contender tier is reasonable, but I really do think the Pelicans will be better than the Mavericks this season. He repeats the old chestnut that lineups with both Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson are defensive liabilities, which I think is utter hogwash. There's another game tonight! 6PM CT at Orlando, but the game will be held in Jacksonville. Frankly, I have no idea how I'll watch this one, but hopefully David can find another live stream for us. More from The Bird Writes: Bird Feed: Anthony Davis's Preseason Grabs Attention Demps: Tyreke Evans to miss 1-2 weeks Developing a Fanbase and NBA Rank Roberts leads Pelicans over Mavericks, 94-92
about 2 hours ago
Two teams in different phases of their rebuilding efforts clash Wednesday in Orlando's preseason opener. The Orlando Magic open their preseason schedule on Wednesday night with a visit to Jacksonville to take on the New Orleans Pelicans....
Two teams in different phases of their rebuilding efforts clash Wednesday in Orlando's preseason opener. The Orlando Magic open their preseason schedule on Wednesday night with a visit to Jacksonville to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Tipoff from Veterans Memorial Arena is set for 7 PM. The game will not be televised in the Orlando market, but will be available on radio via ESPN 580 AM. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover Orlando's last time out: The Magic have yet to play this preseason. The latest word from training camp is that Doron Lamb suffered a "tweak" to one of his ankles during a scrimmage, and that coach Jacque Vaughn continues to experiment with lineups throughout camp. New Orleans' last time out: Anthony Davis scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Pelicans to a 94-92 win against the Dallas Mavericks, improving their preseason record to 2-0. Brian Roberts hit the go-ahead jumper for the Pelicans, capping off his 17-point fourth quarter. In 2012/13: Orlando split the season series with the then-Hornets, with each team winning on the other's home floor. The last meeting was on March 4th in New Orleans, where Arron Afflalo led five Magic players in double-digit scoring with 26 points. More from Orlando Pinstriped Post: Atlantic and Pacific NBA previews To break out, Harkless must improve as a shooter Pepsi releases Magic anniversary cans Camp notebook: Doron Lamb injures ankle Camp notebook: Oladipo adjusting to NBA game
about 6 hours ago
The Orlando Magic open their preseason schedule on Wednesday night with a visit to Jacksonville to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Tipoff from Veterans Memorial Arena is set for 7 PM. The game will not be televised in the Orlando marke...
The Orlando Magic open their preseason schedule on Wednesday night with a visit to Jacksonville to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Tipoff from Veterans Memorial Arena is set for 7 PM. The game will not be televised in the Orlando market, but will be available on radio via ESPN 580 AM. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover Orlando's last time out: The Magic have yet to play this preseason. The latest word from training camp is that Doron Lamb suffered a "tweak" to one of his ankles during a scrimmage, and that coach Jacque Vaughn continues to experiment with lineups throughout camp. New Orleans' last time out: Anthony Davis scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Pelicans to a 94-92 win against the Dallas Mavericks, improving their preseason record to 2-0. Brian Roberts hit the go-ahead jumper for the Pelicans, capping off his 17-point fourth quarter. In 2012/13: Orlando split the season series with the then-Hornets, with each team winning on the other's home floor. The last meeting was on March 4th in New Orleans, where Arron Afflalo led five Magic players in double-digit scoring with 26 points. More from Orlando Pinstriped Post: Atlantic and Pacific NBA previews To break out, Harkless must improve as a shooter Pepsi releases Magic anniversary cans Camp notebook: Doron Lamb injures ankle Camp notebook: Oladipo adjusting to NBA game
about 6 hours ago
A handful of things to know this morning on the final day of the Pelicans' three-game preseason road trip, which concludes in Jacksonville.
A handful of things to know this morning on the final day of the Pelicans' three-game preseason road trip, which concludes in Jacksonville.
about 6 hours ago
Michael and I talk rotations, Anthony Davis!, Tyreke Evan’s ankle, the top 2 what-ifs that are most likely and most unlikely to happen this year, Dell Demps strategy, and Jrue Holiday’s turnover woes. Did I mention we get to ...
Michael and I talk rotations, Anthony Davis!, Tyreke Evan’s ankle, the top 2 what-ifs that are most likely and most unlikely to happen this year, Dell Demps strategy, and Jrue Holiday’s turnover woes. Did I mention we get to talk about actual games! It’s Pre-season! Enjoy! Give us a call to sound off! 504-322-3333. Enjoy the Podcast! Want it on Itunes? Direct download?  RSS Feed? Like the Show or the Blog? Follow @BourbonStShots Like the music? Follow @ScottBurton Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review. Thanks for listening.
about 14 hours ago
First, I've been looking for something to indicate a link post other than just putting "and other news" at the end. So I'm calling it "Bird Feed" for now - suggestions welcome. Anthony Davis's solid preseason start has garnered some nat...
First, I've been looking for something to indicate a link post other than just putting "and other news" at the end. So I'm calling it "Bird Feed" for now - suggestions welcome. Anthony Davis's solid preseason start has garnered some national attention. Henry Abbott points out that Davis has been more effective offensively in the first couple of games even without having his jump shot fall. And Kurt Helin points out that this has been due to Davis's ability to drive into the paint and score - all of Davis's made field goals have come inside the paint. The Advocate and NOLA both have game recaps up. The Advocate had some good detail on Davis's knee injury, which happened when he got collided with Austin Rivers going for a rebound: Williams said Davis was fine, though the former Kentucky star spent an extended time after the game in the training room and was not available to reporters. NOLA also has a great profile of Arinze Onuaku, who spent four years at Syracuse and then two years in the D-League. I've been really impressed by his motor and athleticism so far in preseason, and he looks like the guy who might be this year's Brian Roberts - I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a year-long contract from Demps. Jimmy Smith's impressions of the Mavericks game were pretty similar to ours - Davis was great and the defense was improved. He led with a really odd quote from Monty Williams: New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams says he has retired as Anthony Davis' on and off-court protector. From now on, Williams said, Davis will be on his own, expected to carry a huge burden this year for the Pelicans. I'm not sure what that means, honestly.
about 24 hours ago
Five things to know on the day prior to the Pelicans wrapping up their preseason-opening three-game road trip in Jacksonville.
Five things to know on the day prior to the Pelicans wrapping up their preseason-opening three-game road trip in Jacksonville.
1 day ago
Good news for Tyreke Evans - Dell Demps said yesterday that Evans should only be out 1-2 weeks and should be able to play in the season opener (home on October 30th against the Pacers). That's a big sigh of relief for all Pelicans fans. ...
Good news for Tyreke Evans - Dell Demps said yesterday that Evans should only be out 1-2 weeks and should be able to play in the season opener (home on October 30th against the Pacers). That's a big sigh of relief for all Pelicans fans. Here's the tweet from John Reid: Pelicans GM Dell Demps said on tonight's radio broadcast that Tyreke Evans could be out one to two weeks, but should be ready by opener. — John Reid (@JohnReid64) October 8, 2013 Sounds like Evans's injury was just a garden variety sprain. I was pretty worried the night of the injury, when Evans seemed to clearly be in pain: Can't sleep ankle killing me 😩😩 but I will be back 💪💪💪 — Tyreke Evans (@TyrekeEvans) October 6, 2013 Thankfully, he's feeling much better now, sending out this tweet very early this morning: She got me feeling some type of way — Tyreke Evans (@TyrekeEvans) October 8, 2013 I'll assume Evans is talking about the Pelicans' excellent training staff. H/T: NBC Sports
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The Pelicans have played 96 minutes of basketball this preseason on division rival’s turf. Half in Houston, half in Dallas. This Wednesday Crescent City Basketball will take on the Magic in Jacksonville (chances Ryan Anderson will ...
The Pelicans have played 96 minutes of basketball this preseason on division rival’s turf. Half in Houston, half in Dallas. This Wednesday Crescent City Basketball will take on the Magic in Jacksonville (chances Ryan Anderson will outscore the Jaguars’ next score – 2:1). Then it’s the Hawks in Biloxi, the Thunder in Tulsa and the Wizards in Kentucky. The Pels play Miami and Orlando in the week leading up to the big red, gold and navy premiere but it’s the previous week’s slate of games that should be the most exciting for basketball fans. It’s not often enough that neighboring cities get the call to host professional warm-up roundball. In 2012 the Hornets played Orlando in Mexico City but every other game was played in an NBA venue. 2011 was lockout-shortened and saw no outside-the-box choices for preseason. 2010 saw the Hornets play the Hawks in Johnson City, Tennessee at East Tennessee State but that was Johnson City, Tennessee. This year’s preseason slate of games crushes the previous three. How much fun would a road trip to watch your favorite basketball team in a famous college arena be? How exciting must be it for NBA fans in Biloxi to get to see their favorite team in person? Is it because of the Arena renovations or is it because the schedule samurai got smart? It’s more fun to think this is a trend so let’s explore future preseason possibilities. View Larger Map Lafayette In 2009 the Pelicans Hornets held training camp here as well as an open to the public scrimmage. Lafayette is easily the second coolest city in the state – don’t sleep on Lafayette! – if you want people buying your merchandise and taking road trips to the Arena you’ve got to give them something to hold on to. Why not host an annual preseason game in Cajun Country? That charming po-boy shop on campus is never going to hang a Crescent City Basketball flag in the restaurant if you don’t show their town a little love. Also, the photo slideshow of Anthony Davis on an alligator tour is going to be a keeper. photo from opposingviews.com Baton Rouge If you leave at the right time (and have a radar detector) the state capital and New Orleans are only an hour apart. Imagine the good some sort of annual preseason event would do for Baton Rouge folks. Instead of just a game what if there was an open practice? Some sort of fan interactive event held on campus? What if every year we got a Kings vs. Pelicans matchup and Shaquille O’Neal could host some charity work? Pistol Pete! Bob Pettit! Is it possible to make preseason interesting? Yes, it is. photo from foxsports Shreveport Okay, it’s closer to Dallas. But Shreveport (home to Antawn Jamison and Stromile Swift!) is the third largest spot in Louisiana and the Pelicans flag should be planted there. Other than a Saints preseason game in 2006, Shreve-city (does that work?) has seen no professional sports action. An annual Mavericks/Pels matchup near the Texas border would contribute to turning the entire state of Louisiana into basketball fiends. Also, the film industry is on fire in Shreveport – actors and crews have to be looking for something else to do other than gamble their per diems away. Could a Pelicans game in Shreveport be the most star-studded event in all of preseason sports? I’d gamble on it. Jackson, MS There’s history here – the Mississippi state capital is the former Summer home of the New Orleans Saints. There’s an arena here that can host nearly 7,000 for a basketball game. If that’s not enough, Jackson is 24 miles closer to New Orleans than it is to Memphis. There are 24 seconds in a shot clock. That data alone suggests that Jackon-ites should be Pelicans fans, not Grizzlies fans. A very important factor: Jackson is less than 3 hours away from New Orleans and is the largest in the Magnolia state. A weekend in the Crescent City centered around an NBA game sho
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Five things to know on the day prior to the Pelicans wrapping up their preseason-opening three-game road trip in Jacksonville.
Five things to know on the day prior to the Pelicans wrapping up their preseason-opening three-game road trip in Jacksonville.
1 day ago