Pelicans Update – May
The New Orleans Pelicans took some solid steps in the right direction this season,
and nobody can talk about this team without mentioning Anthony Davis right away. The Pelicans certainly had high hopes for
the lanky Kentucky product when they made him the number one pick in the NBA Draft two years ago, but it's unlikely that even
New Orleans saw his meteoric rise in year two coming. Davis had a solid rookie season but absolutely blew up as a sophomore.
Davis not only averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds on the season, but also was one of the best shot-blockers in the National
Basketball Association. Davis is already one of the top players in the league is you're going by advanced metrics, and the
Pelicans hope that his rise to stardom will have them in the playoffs next season.
The team made some splashy moves
last offseason when they acquired point guard Jrue Holiday on draft night and signed free agent Tyrek Evans. Holiday had himself
a solid season, but regressed a bit from his 2012-13 All-Star campaign. Still, he's a nice lead guard to have going forward.
Evans was used as a sixth man for much of the year, but Monty Williams may have found that Evans is better-suited for a starting
role; fans will have to wait and see how that situation shakes out next season. New Orleans certainly has a group of talented
players, but they are still learning how to play with one another. The team has the talent to make a run at a postseason spot
as soon as next season, but it's going to take some development as a group to make that happen. The Pelicans are really hoping
that they win a Top 3 pick in the NBA Draft Lottery this season, because if they don't their pick will go to the Philadelphia
76ers via the Holiday deal.
Pelicans Update – April
The New Orleans Pelicans may not be able to
make the postseason in the competitive Western Conference this season, but they have taken some nice steps forward and had
themselves a fine month of March by winning 10 of their 18 games. The Pels have truly found a superstar in the making in big
man Anthony Davis. The team used the first pick in the NBA Draft on Davis a couple of years ago and he has quickly become
one of the most impressive players in the entire National Basketball Association. He had himself an incredible March, averaging
24 points and 11 rebounds. Davis is already a top player in the NBA and he is just 21 years old, meaning that he could emerge
as a once in a generation big man in the pro game. Davis experienced some injuries late in the month of March, and the team
will surely be careful with their young stud.
The Pelicans got themselves one of the biggest wins of their season when
they took down the Miami Heat on March 22nd. Davis was magnificent in this contest, notching 30 points and 11 rebound while
turning the ball over just one time. Tyreke Evans chipped in a nice all-around game, notching 16 points, four rebounds and
eight assists. Miami star LeBron James put up 25 points and flirted with a triple-double, but this young Pelicans team was
able to capture the victory against the reigning NBA Champions. Four days later the Pelicans got another win against a top
team, defeating the Los Angeles Clippers. Anthony Morrow was one fire for New Orleans in this one, dropping 27 points thanks
to his nice shooting touch. Davis struggled from the floor but was still able to notch a double-double and add six blocks.
The Pelicans will look to close out the season on a high note.
Pelicans Update – March
The New Orleans
Pelicans had a tough month of February, losing nine of their 13 contests, but this team continues to fight each and every
time they hit the floor. The Bulls started out the month on a positive note, taking down the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are
in the hunt for the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, so a victory against a team of that caliber is always a
thrill, especially for a young team like New Orleans. Second-year big man Anthony Davis had a fantastic game against Chicago,
posting 24 points, eight rebounds and a dominant six blocked shots. The Pelicans had very high hopes for the former Kentucky
Wildcat when they selected him with the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. However, the team might not have foreseen
the level of success the youngster is experiencing in just his second season in the league. Davis will turn 21 years old in
March, and he's already breaking into the upper echelon of players in the entire league.
The Pelicans got another solid
victory later in the month when they took on the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks are fighting for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference,
but they experienced a bit of a swoon in the month of February and the Pelicans took advantage of it. Davis again had one
heck of a game, scoring 27 points and corralling 10 rebounds. Paul Millsap scored 26 points for Atlanta, but it was not enough
to outdo Davis and the Pels. This young team appears to be making strides, but the playoffs seem like a bit of a reach currently.
This team will continue to give their youngsters significant playing time that should help them develop both individually
and as a unit.
The New Orleans Pelicans - Schedule in 2013-14
The New Orleans Pelicans are ready to take
to the court this season and see just how high they can fly in the Western Conference. The Pelicans have a young team that
is ready to make a real move in the West after a busy offseason acquiring talent. The team made a huge splash on draft night
when they landed All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. The team also landed former Rookie
of the Year Tyreke Evans via free agency, seriously beefing up this roster in two swift moves. These two studs join a budding
star player in Anthony Davis, who has the potential to be one of the top players in the entire league. The Pelicans finished
last in the Southwest Division standings in 2012-13 and missed the playoffs, but the team is looking to change that in 2013-14.
The Southwest Division is one of the tougher divisions in the NBA, but with all the talent on the New Orleans roster this
team could make a real push this year. The Pelicans will have their work cut out for themselves, especially in some of their
toughest matchups at home, but fans will pack into the arena to support these players as they hit the court in their quest
for victories. It should be an exciting season of Pelicans hoops this season as this team tries to make its mark on the Western
The Pelicans will surely look forward to their home games against the San Antonio Spurs this season. The
Spurs were the top team in the Southwest last season, running through the best teams in the West in the playoffs on their
way to an NBA Finals appearance. Though San Antonio was unable to win the title last season, they are again a formidable threat
to win the conference championship in 2013-14. When the Spurs come to the Big Easy this season, the Pelicans will look for
defensive stud Anthony Davis to make a significant impact on the game. If he can use his shot-blocking ability to deter San
Antonio point guard Tony Parker from getting into the paint, it will be a huge leg up for New Orleans.
that could give the Pelicans a tough game is division rival Houston. The Rockets look like a real threat in the Western Conference
with the addition of big man Dwight Howard. Howard is one of the top defenders in the league and a guy that can also put the
ball in the basket down low. The task of defending him will likely fall to Davis, who may be up to such a lofty task despite
his age. The real offensive threat that Houston presents comes in the form of James Harden. Harden is one of the top scorers
in the game today, and his ability to get to the free throw line makes him consistent even when he's having an off night.
The Pelicans have enough firepower to take down a team of the Rockets' caliber, but it's not going to be easy. It will all
start on the defensive end for New Orleans, and sometimes it's difficult for a young team to stay disciplined, especially
on that end of the floor. The Pelicans have plenty of great matchups at home this season, and their fans will be there in
the stands to support them no matter what.
The New Orleans Pelicans are a pro hoops franchise
that plays in the National Basketball Association's Western Conference. As a part of the Southwest Division, the Pelicans
regularly face division rivals like the Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. The Pelicans
have a young team that appears to be on the rise in the Western Conference. The team looks to have a cornerstone player in
big man Anthony Davis, who is emerging as one of the best young players in the league. With other talents like Jrue Holiday
and Eric Gordon on board, the Pelicans present a potent threat to their division mates and could be a team to keep an eye
on for years to come.
The NBA has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every
season, from plenty of top-tier regular season battles to playoff clashes that you'll have to see first-hand to believe. When
you're there in person for a Pelicans game you're sure to be wrapped up the excitement of the game.
you know that this franchise has been around for a quarter-century?
That's right, formerly the Charlotte Hornets and
then the New Orleans Hornets, the Pelicans have seen it all in the NBA, though they're still looking to make their title run.
But now in a new era as the Pelicans, they have a very talented core group that has fans thinking about making a run at a
championship much sooner than later, making it the perfect time to head out and see it all first-hand as the Pelicans look
to make it happen.
NBA tickets to see the Hornets organization play basketball in Charlotte
became available after the 1988 season, and quickly became some of the hottest tickets in town. The franchise moved to New
Orleans in the wake of the 2002 season, and made the playoffs each of the first two seasons they were there. An NBA title
still eludes the Pelicans franchise, but the team is hoping to change that in the very near future.
love to pack into the stands to see the New Orleans Pelicans take to the court and face some of the top teams in the National
Basketball Association. Of course, it doesn't hurt the Pelicans have a great home venue in New Orleans Arena – a sports
venue that has become a staple of the local community over the years. The atmosphere of a big game is nothing short of electric,
particularly when it's the Pelicans with the ball late in the game with the score tied. It doesn't get any better than that,
and that's why so many fans how up regularly to see the action in person.