basketball en Pelicans Will Open NBA Summer League <p>The New Orleans Pelicans will open the 2014 NBA Summer League, matched up against the Development League Select team on July 11.</p><p>The Pelicans will then play the L.A.&nbsp;Lakers&nbsp;on Sunday, July 13, and the San Antonio Spurs at 3:30 p.m. on July 14.</p><p>The 11-day Summer League will take place on the campus of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The annual event features many of the top young prospects just entering the league, or D-League stars looking for their big break into the NBA.</p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:30:49 +0000 Jason Saul 62550 at Injury-Plagued Pelicans Close Out Season With 105-100 Win Over Houston Rockets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Pelicans closed out the season Wednesday night with a 105-100 win over the the playoff-bound Houston Rockets in front of a raucous home crowd.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he end of the season couldn’t have come soon enough.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This inaugural season of the rebranded New Orleans Pelicans will be remembered — but more for the team’s many hiccups than the very real successes of New Orleans’ here-to-stay NBA franchise.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:25:54 +0000 Jason Saul 58696 at Pelicans Mascot 'Breaks Beak', Will Undergo Surgery <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-6154d042-1e30-5bd8-d433-3486701c944d"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Pierre the Pelican, eponymous mascot of the New Orleans Pelicans basketball team, suffered a broken beak during a pickup basketball game with other mascots and will undergo "surgery" later today, the team announced this afternoon in a press release.</span></span></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:47:22 +0000 Jason Saul 53927 at Elevate New Orleans: Leadership In The Gym And Classroom <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's a rare thing to be able to take a not-for-profit organization and add a successful for-profit business to it. But that's what one young former Division I basketball star has done in New Orleans. On this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Sky Hyacinthe about just that</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:06:57 +0000 Sharon Litwin 53014 at Injury-Plagued Pelicans Hang On To Snap Home Losing Streak, Beat Magic 100-92 <p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The sliding New Orleans Pelicans staved off a seventh straight home loss Sunday evening, outlasting the woeful Orlando Magic 100-92.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:18:31 +0000 Jason Saul 52811 at Pelicans Injury Woes Continue: Ryan Anderson Out Indefinitely With Herniated Disc <p>Ryan Anderson, the New Orleans Pelicans' veteran forward, has been diagnosed with a herniated disc and will be out indefinitely, the team announced today.</p><p>Anderson, a central figure in New Orleans' recent success on the court, suffered the injury on Jan. 3 in a collision with Celtics forward Gerald Wallace in the fourth quarter of a game in Boston. Anderson was taken to a Boston-area hospital for tests, and remained there as the team went on to Indianapolis.</p><p>Anderson also sat out a few games at the start of the season, due to a broken toe suffered in the preseason.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:34:54 +0000 Jason Saul 51542 at Pelicans Waive Forward Lou Amundson <p class="p1">The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Lou Amundson, the team announced Tuesday evening.</p><p class="p1">Amundson averaged 2.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 10.2 minutes over the 18 games he played for New Orleans this season.</p><p class="p1">The Pelicans roster is now at 14 players.</p><p class="p1">The next Pelicans game will be in Boston on Jan. 3. The game tips off at 6:30 p.m., and can be seen locally on <a href="" target="_blank">Fox Sports</a>.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 23:46:41 +0000 Jason Saul 51289 at Pelicans Sign Center Alexis Ajinca <p>The New Orleans Pelicans have signed 7-foot-2 center Alexis Ajinca, the team announced today.</p><p>Ajinca comes to New Orleans after two years in the Euroleague, where he played for Strasbourg, France. He was drafted 20th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats — after Charlotte, he played for the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors before moving over to the Euroleague.</p><p>The terms of Ajinca's contract have not been released, per Pelicans team policy.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 00:54:05 +0000 Jason Saul 50550 at Pelicans Waive Forward Josh Childress <p>The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Josh Childress, the team announced Friday afternoon.</p><p>Childress appeared in just four games with the Pelicans this season, since being signed on Nov. 12, 2013. He played 24 minutes total, scoring zero points but pulling in three rebounds, dishing out two assists, and recording a steal.</p><p>Childress, who played college ball at Stanford, has appeared in 391 career NBA games, averaging 9.1 ppints, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.7 minutes per game.</p><p>The Pelicans roster is now 14 players strong.</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:58:45 +0000 Jason Saul 50108 at Pelicans Will Be Without Swingman Evans <p>The New Orleans Pelicans, plagued by injuries all this season, will now be without swingman Tyreke&nbsp;Evans, who was diagnosed with a left ankle sprain. He will be out from 1-2 weeks.</p><p>The team says Evans suffered the injury during the third quarter of the Dec. 6 game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Pelicans lost that game at home, 109-95.</p><p>A swingman is a player who can play both guard and forward.</p><p>Evans sprained his left ankle earlier this season, forcing him out for a few games.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:15:12 +0000 Jason Saul 49796 at