Pelicans

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Mark Menard
November 19, 2019 - 5:57 am
Have the Pelicans turned a crucial corner in their season? Through their last five games, the Pels have alternated wins and losses to go 3-2. And they've done that with a number of key players sidelined, and some of the youngest members of the roster earning key minutes. The Pelicans' two first-...
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Mark Menard
November 18, 2019 - 8:16 am
The weekend offered up a mixed bag for Pelicans fans, who watched the team go into Miami extremely shorthanded Saturday night. And while they couldn't come away with the win, the game offered something of a breakout opportunity for the team's third first-round pick of 2019. Nickiel Alexander-Walker...
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Mark Menard
November 15, 2019 - 8:29 am
It was just three days ago that Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry opined that his team needed Jrue Holiday to create his own offense more and stop being so generous with the basketball, and he believed he would. "He's going through a tough time right now," Gentry said Tuesday. "I'm not worried about Jrue...
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Mark Menard
November 14, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Despite a 2-8 start in the season’s first 10 games, Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry believes a breakthrough could be on the horizon for his struggling squad. Gentry says he believes his team can take their game to another level because of his players’ versatility, particularly his centers Derrick...
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Mark Menard
November 13, 2019 - 2:04 pm
Don't look now but the Pelicans may be improving, albeit in baby steps. The Pelicans made a huge dent in their turnover numbers in their last outing Monday night. While they still lost to the Rockets, they protected the ball much better than they had in previous games, and Coach Alvin Gentry says...
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Mark Menard
November 12, 2019 - 5:18 pm
The Pelicans picked up yet another loss last night, falling at home to the Houston Rockets 122-116. They made strides in cutting down on turnovers but were still outrebounded by their opponent and struggled on defense. With Brandon Ingram sidelined by a sore knee, J.J. Redick led the way in scoring...
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Mark Menard
November 11, 2019 - 10:07 am
It was a rocky weekend for the Pelicans, who lost the opening game of a back to back at home Friday night 122-104 to the Toronto Raptors, a game that saw Pascal Siakam match his career high with 44 points. But the Pelicans rebounded nicely on Saturday with their first road win of the year, taking...
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Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
Mark Menard
November 08, 2019 - 7:58 am
For the first time since his arthroscopic knee surgery two weeks ago, Pelicans #1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson spoke to the media yesterday, and he said he can feel the improvements as he continues to work his way back to getting on the court. "I do feel like I'm getting stronger day by day...
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Mark Menard
November 07, 2019 - 7:44 am
It's no secret that the biggest obstacle the Pelicans have faced this season has been the development of their defensive chemistry. The Pels D is, simply put, a mess. Coach Alvin Gentry says it's not a complicated fix. They have to keep players in front of them and stop dribble penetration. "You...
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Nicole Sweet - USA TODAY Sports
Mark Menard
November 06, 2019 - 12:27 pm
The New Orleans Pelicans have won just once in their first seven outings and, to be sure, there are fans who are growing impatient as they wait for the team to fulfill the promise of their potential. But Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday says that struggling early can become a blessing if they learn the...
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