Apparently, the Warriors are willing to give up two stars for Davis
- Steph Curry
- Nick Young
- Kevin Durant
- ANTHONY DAVIS
- Zaza Pachulia
Anthony Davis has no structural damage in his left knee according to Shams Charania of The Vertical, but does have some swelling.
Anthony Davis knocks knees with Lillard. Will not return tonight. pic.twitter.com/wWPgamIALs— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) October 25, 2017
New Orleans Pelicans needs a big man with Solomon Hill sidelined for 6-8 months after undergoing surgery for a torn hamstring.
Journeyman Josh Smith is reportedly working out with the team.
Other notable players working out with Pelican are Chase Budinger and Martell Webster to earn that small forward slot.
Demarcus Cousins is known for his his legendary temper tantrums and corrosive behavior. Now, its starting to spill out onto the court again as Boogie lashes out at fans.
The NBA decided to move the upcoming 2017 NBA All Star weekend in New Orleans almost a month after the NBA pulled and change the intended plan that should be at Charlotte. The chosen city which was Charlotte had a controversial House Bill 2 that discriminated the LGBT Community in the whole state. The NBA did not agree in the said law.
It must be a celebration of the New Orleans community.
|Norris Cole is not only a two-time NBA Champion. He is a salutatorian of his high school, and earned a BA in health sciences.|
I think being sharp mentally and being educated helps in basketball but also helps in life and that’s what it is all about. – Norris Cole
Powcast: Who are your inspirations growing up?
Norris Cole: My father. Michael Jordan as far as basketball is concerned. I’m a family guy. My uncles, aunties, my cousins and I spent a lot of time with them. So my family is my inspiration.
Powcast: What are your advice for the young athletes here in the Philippines?
Norris Cole: My advice would be to work hard. Put your time in and don’t cheat the game. That is the only way to be good at something. In Jr. NBA that’s what we teach, we teach sportsmanship, teamwork, attitude and respect for the game and if you keep that in mind, you can be successful in this game.
|“I think being sharp mentally and being educated helps in basketball but also helps in life..” – Norris Cole, New Orleans Pelicans.|
Powcast: Do you think a lot of student athletes could actually achieve the same thing as far as graduating with honors and balancing their athletic career?
Norris Cole: Yes, it is very possible. It makes you a well-rounded individual and that’s what I wanted to be. I didn’t want to be stuck in one category. I wanted to be able to be multidimensional and be good in multiple things. I think being sharp mentally and being educated helps in basketball but also helps in life and that’s what it is all about. Achieving high in life and not just in the game of basketball.
Always be passionate about what you are doing. Whether it is basketball or something else, if it is something you enjoy, you enjoy it with all your heart. – Taj McWilliams-Franklin
|“If it is something you enjoy, you enjoy it with all your heart.” -Taj McWilliams-Franklin|
Powcast: With all your achievements and accomplices what would you impart to the campers of the Jr. WNBA?
Taj McWilliams-Franklin: I think the main thing is passion. Always be passionate about what you are doing. Whether it is basketball or something else, if it is something you enjoy, you enjoy it with all your heart. I love to exercise but I’m also very energetic and passionate about basketball and so for me they go to hand in hand, it thought me life lessons life like teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, attitude that I carry with. I take this life lessons wherever I go.
Norris Cole will have an appearance tomorrow Thursday at 2:30 pm NBA Store TriNoma. The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 National Training Camp will be held at the Don Bosco Technical institute April 22-23 and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on April 24.
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New Orleans Pelicans came up short after losing against the home team, Los Angeles Lakers 91-95 at Staples Center, January 12th 2016
Ingram is averaging 14 pts almost 6 rebounds per game and at least 1.5 blocks.
Here is the wide array of skills displayed by Ingram that included the Nasty Jam over the defender from Georgia Southern.
Benjamin “Ben” Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian basketball player, currently a freshman on the 2015–16 LSU Tigers basketball team. The 208 cm (6 ft 10 in) forward from Melbourne previously attended Box Hill Senior Secondary College and Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida, and has represented the Australian national team. He is touted as the possible first overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
I guarantee you he is not going to be a disappointment like Exum, I am not sold on exum as a top first round pick why? See Jordan Clarkson 44th pick outshining Exum.
Going back to Ben Simmons he’s a monster at 6’10 he plays like a PG with the tenacity and the knack to deliver when it matters.He is not the second coming of Lebron to be honest but he is going to be good in the pro’s. To me Ben is more of a combo of Shareef Abdur-Raheef and Lamar Odom. Ben is targeted by LA Lakers, Boston Celtics, Philly 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings.
If you are to ask me I would rather see him play along side Davis they would make the Pelicans have a stronger future. The 76ers on the other hand has the biggest chance of them all and certainly have the pieces to go after Simmons if they dont get the first pick in 2016. I know the NBA season has just started but for teams like Sixers etc. They are looking forward to 2016 Draft already. I cant blame them at all why? Here is what they could potentially get.
At last, NBA is back!
After long drought of no NBA games since the Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in 6 games to win the NBA championship, last night finally the best game in the world is returned in action.
The reigning champs, Golden State Warriors start their journey to defend their NBA title by playing New Orleans Pelicans in Warriors’ home, Oracle Arena.
It was all about hype in Oracle Arena. Before the game even started, the whole building cheered since the Warriors received their new rings and raised their 2015 NBA Championship banner. All the Warrior enjoyed and cherished their life-changing moment, and surely the fans would enjoy it since it was the first Larry O’Brien Trophy in 40 years,
In their first game of the season, The Warriors are simply dominating. Their superstar, and also last-season’s MVP-and also known as Chef by rapper Drake, Stephen Curry, went hard on the Pelicans, scoring 40 points, 7 dimes, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals in only 28 minutes. Curry also made an astonishing stat by being 5 for 12 from 3 points line last night. Meanwhile, Pelicans’ 2016 MVP hopeful Anthony Davis scored 18 points. Warriors’ Center, Andrew Bogut added 12 points, 5 boards and 5 dimes on the opening night, also Festus Ezeli scored 13 points. Final score, Warriors rout Pelicans 111-95.
The Warriors are scheduled to play away game versus Houston Rockets this Friday, while Pelicans will play tomorrow against Portland Trailblazers.
Pelicans: New Orleans played without six injured players — centers Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca, guards Tyreke Evans and Norris Cole and forwards Quincy Pondexter and Luke Babbitt
The New Orleans Pelicans’ seemed to have a good time during this offseason.
After they re-signed point guard Norris Cole, the Pelicans unveiled their new uniform for next season which celebrate the famous carnival at New Orleans, Mardi Gras. The uniform unveiling is also joined by a big parade in the city of New Orleans, September 16,2015.
However, the jersey is not yet to be released for sale. New Orleans Pelicans’ official Twitter, @PelicansNBA tweeted “For those asking, Mardi Gras uniforms will be available for sale soon! We’ll keep you up-to-date with details” on the same day as the launching.
Beside securing Norris Cole, Pelicans also signed former Cavaliers’ Kendrick Perkins and guard Sean Kilpatrick for the upcoming season.
In just three seasons, Anthony Davis has already established himself as one of the best power forwards in the NBA. Davis was selected to the All-NBA First Team last season, is a two-time All-Star. At 22 years old, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is just scratching the surface of the player he could be but that hasn’t stopped Shaquille O’Neal from already telling his 15-year-old son Shareef to pattern his game after the Pelicans forward.
Instead of pushing him to pattern his game after him, O’Neal said he’s told his son to learn the game by watching power forward Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans’ transcedent star who finished fifth in the league’s MVP voting last season.
“I told him to watch Anthony because he’s probably going to be the same height and have the same type of build, not skinny, but long.” said O’Neal.
Norris Cole has signed a $3.03 million, one-year qualifying offer with the New Orleans Pelicans.
The deal, which will have a no-trade clause, sets the stage for the 6-foot-2 Cole to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
The 26-year-old guard joined the Pelicans from Miami in February in a three-way deal with the Heat and Phoenix Suns that also brought forward Shawne Williams and center Justin Hamilton to New Orleans.
Free-agent forward Chris Douglas-Roberts has agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Douglas-Roberts has started workouts with the Pelicans and will sign for the NBA’s veteran minimum. Douglas-Roberts, 28, has averaged 7.1 points and 2.1 rebounds over six NBA seasons while playing for the Nets, Bucks, Mavericks, Hornets and Clippers.
Alvin Gentry could be the one that would guide the Pelicans to a better season.
“Gentry, who is currently a top Golden State Warriors assistant, has been hired as New Orleans’ new head coach, according to a person familiar with the situation.”
If there’s one thing that I would remember about Gentry, it was the time when they sweep San Antonio Spurs in 2010. This was probably the best season of Grant Hill post injury and Amare Stoudamire who was just a monster during that season. Steve Nash was also effective but it was Stoudamire who led them in points and reb per game (23.1 and 8.9 reb). The Suns Reached the Western Conference Finals but lost to the Lakers.
Gentry will be mentoring another great Big and his stint with the Warriors will play a major effect on Anthony Davis. Gentry is also in a win now situation so any moves that he would make would be critical to the organization and that could effect the decision of Anthony Davis when he becomes a free agent.
One thing is for sure barring any injuries expect that the Pelicans would have a better seeding in the playoffs under Gentry.