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Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday sore, still pushing during recovery

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday (11) knocks down Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (15) on the way to the basket in the fourth period as the New Orleans Pelicans defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 105-84 in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. ORG XMIT: LABAT

It was the second day of New Orleans Pelicans training camp, and point guard Jrue Holiday said his whole body was sore. Holiday, 24, joked that he was feeling old. “When I came in as a rookie, I could just go,” he said. “You’d see all the vets stretching. They were there three hours early… Continue reading →

Pelicans sign D.J. Stephens to their training camp roster

AP Photo/John Bazemore

The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Stephens is the 19th player on the Pelicans' training camp roster. Stephens, a 6-foot-5 forward, played at the University of Memphis but was undrafted in the 2013 draft. He was All-Conference USA Third Team, Conference USA All-Defensive Team and Conference USA Defensive… Continue reading →

Ryan Anderson healthy again as Pelicans begin practice

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) is seen at Pelicans Media Day in Metairie, La. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

For Ryan Anderson, a six-year NBA veteran, this wasn’t just any old practice, and not because it was the start of training camp for the New Orleans Pelicans. Anderson hadn’t had a real practice since Jan. 2, not counting the team’s shoot-around the next morning in Boston. That night, he had an horrific collision that resulted in… Continue reading →

Ryan Anderson healthy again as Pelicans begin practice

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) is seen at Pelicans Media Day in Metairie, La. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

For Ryan Anderson, a six-year NBA veteran, this wasn’t just any old practice, and not because it was the start of training camp for the New Orleans Pelicans. Anderson hadn’t had a real practice since Jan. 2, not counting the team’s shoot-around the next morning in Boston. That night, he had an horrific collision that resulted in… Continue reading →

Monty Williams says chemistry will be key for Pelicans' season

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, right, elicits a laugh as he pretends to interview New Orleans forward Darius Miller at Pelicans Media Day on Monday in Metairie.

When last season’s training camp arrived, building chemistry on a team with four new players was considered paramount. Coming off an injury-ravaged last season, coach Monty Williams again said the jelling of his starters will be important during this training camp because they didn’t get to play together much in 2013-14. That’s why a strained hamstring… Continue reading →

Anthony Davis says he’s ‘ready to go’

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis finds a moment to practice during Pelicans media day in Metairie on Monday.

With the New Orleans Pelicans opening training camp on Tuesday, some have expressed concern All-Star forward Anthony Davis hasn’t had the proper rest needed to prepare for the rigors of an NBA season. Davis, however, expressed little concern over the matter at Monday’s media day. “Man, I’m 21 years old. If… Continue reading →

Expectations keep growing as Pelicans prepare to open training camp

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday talks to coach Monty Williams during a game against the Washington Wizards in New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.

With new center Omer Asik joining All-Star power forward Anthony Davis on the front line and the return of key players from last season, the Pelicans appear poised for New Orleans’ first winning season and playoff appearance since 2010-11. “Omer is a defensive center who rebounds, plays great position defense, has a high IQ and has great… Continue reading →

Who’s new on the New Orleans Pelicans? And who went where?

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps welcomes center Omer Asik on July 15 after trading for him from the Houston Rockets.

7-foot, 255 pounds Asik had been talked about as a possible trade candidate ever since the Houston Rockets landed Dwight Howard. That deal got done over the summer, when Houston got a future first-round pick from the Pelicans (and some salary cap space relief as well). Asik, who averaged 5.8 ppg and 7.9 rpg, gives… Continue reading →

Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans to miss 3-5 weeks with hamstring injury

Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) reaches in on New Orleans Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, March 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans will miss three to five weeks with a strained right hamstring, the team announced Saturday afternoon. In the release, General Manager Dell Demps was quoted as saying Evans was injured “playing pickup basketball out of town last week.” He played 72 games in his first season with the Pelicans last year,… Continue reading →

The Pelicans unveil their new alternate uniforms on Tuesday

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Pelicans guard  Austin Rivers smiles as sixth-grader Abigail Post tries to measure how tall she is compared to Rivers as the Pelicans unveiled the team's alternate red uniform Tuesday at St. Catherine's of Siena in Metairie.

With 175 screaming fifth- through seventh-graders as the backdrop, four New Orleans Pelicans unveiled the team’s new red alternate uniforms Tuesday at St. Catherine of Siena School in Old Metairie. The players said they liked the new uniforms, which gives the team three — adding to the home white and road blue versions they wore… Continue reading →

Commissioner Adam Silver says NBA will review domestic violence policies

FILE - In this April 29, 2014, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses a news conference in New York. Silver says his league will

NEW YORK — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the NFL’s rash of incidents. Silver said during a community service event in Staten Island that the league has been discussing with the NBA Players Association ways to further educate players… Continue reading →

U.S. routs Serbia to claim Basketball World Cup with ease

United States' Stephen Curry, left, and Klay Thompson celebrate after wining the final World Basketball match against Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MADRID — With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A.” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. Doesn’t matter. They stopped listening long ago. All the questions about their talent, the doubts about their ability, were… Continue reading →

Pelicans wowed by Anthony Davis’ World Cup feats

New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis rests between plays during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

All through the FIBA World Cup, the Pelicans have watched with interest as Anthony Davis has been at the forefront of Team USA’s sprint to Sunday’s title game against Serbia (2 p.m., ESPN2). To some of the players, Davis has continued what he started last season, when he showed improvement offensively and was selected to… Continue reading →

U.S. beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

Associated Press photo by Manu FernandezAnthony Davis of theTeam USA and the  New Orleans Pelicans hangs onto the basket during the Basketball World Cup semifinal match against Lithuania.

BARCELONA, Spain — Madrid awaits. Spain doesn’t. The gold-medal matchup seemingly everyone wanted in the Basketball World Cup — maybe even some U.S. players — won’t be happening. The Spanish were upset in the quarterfinals, ending the predicted No. 1 vs. No. 2 game Sunday on Spain’s home court. “I think that’s one of the reasons… Continue reading →

Healthier Pelicans embrace the buzz as preseason inches closer

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, left, picks up a loose ball as Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, back left, and forward Wilson Chandler get tangled up while trying to cover Holiday in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

There’s an air of excitement at the Pelicans training facility. Some of it is that training camp will start in 18 days. Some of it is the acquisition of center Omer Asik, the play of power forward Anthony Davis in the World Cup and the promise and anticipation all of that brings. But much… Continue reading →

Team USA big men surprisingly dominant

Anthony Davis of the US, right, tries to control the ball in front as Dominican Republic's James Feldeine during the Group C Basketball World Cup match, in Bilbao northern Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

The USA was expected to be in the semifinals of the FIBA World Cup in Barcelona, Spain, but not how it got there. On a team of guards such as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Derrick Rose, it appeared the United States would bury opponents under a barrage of 3-pointers… Continue reading →

U.S. beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

Anthony Davis of the U.S, rear, vies for the ball with Slovenia's Goran Dragic during the Basketball World Cup quarterfinal at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BARCELONA, Spain — James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic. “We just stick to the program. We know it’s tough for any team to run with us for 40 minutes because of how deep we are and how hard we work on the floor,” Curry said. “I… Continue reading →

Stephen Curry’s 6 3-pointers send U.S. to 86-63 win over Mexico

Associated Press photo by Manu Fernandez -- Pelicans star Anthony Davis shoots over Mexico's Gustavo Ayon during Basketball World Cup round of 16 Saturday in Barcelona, Spain. Davis scored only four points but had six rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals and an assist in the United States' 86-63 win.

BARCELONA, Spain — They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their best to Barcelona. Stephen Curry sure did. Curry made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points Saturday, leading the U.S. national team into the quarterfinals of the Basketball… Continue reading →