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  1. Eric Gordon back, to start Thursday for Pelicans

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

    Eric Gordon

    New Orleans has put together its young big three, the core of guys it thinks could grow into something special — Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon in the backcourt, with Anthony Davis up front. Except we haven’t seen that combo together this preseason as Eric Gordon has battled back from ankle surgery. We will Thursday…

  2. NBA’s new promo video has young stars turning on arena lights (VIDEO)

    Oct 14, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v New Jersey Nets

    I’m not sure this is the best NBA season opening promo video I’ve seen this season, but I like it. The league put together footage of Damian Lillard, Harrison Barnes, John Wall, Jrue Holiday, Kenneth Faried, Paul George and other young stars from around the league “turning on the lights” in their buildings with the…

  3. Anthony Davis has looked impressive this preseason

    Oct 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Anthony Davis

    This post starts with a caveat: Don’t read too much into the preseason. Starters sit or play limited minutes while guys who will be in the D-League or Europe in a few weeks get serious run. That said… damn Anthony Davis has looked good. Through two games he has 46 points on 20-of-37 shooting (54…

  4. Report: Tyreke Evans out 1-2 weeks, will be ready for season opener

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:57 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans v Houston Rockets

    In the Pelicans first preseason game, big summer free agent signing Tyreke Evans went down with a sprained ankle. Not good. But apparently not THAT bad, reports Jason Reid of the Times-Picayune. Pelicans GM Dell Demps said on tonight's radio broadcast that Tyreke Evans could be out one to two weeks, but should be ready…

  5. Patrick Beverly makes Jrue Holiday’s life miserable (VIDEO)

    Oct 7, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT

    Patrick Beverly

    People who watched Patrick Beverly go after the ball last playoffs and in the process hit Russell Westbrook wrong and injure his knee last playoffs, them blamed Beverly for trying to make that aggressive play, haven’t watched him play. That’s how he defends — he is a relentless pest. That play was unfortunate, but the…

  6. Austin Rivers finds Anthony Davis for the alley-oop slam (VIDEO)

    Oct 6, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Knicks Pelicans Basketball

    We wrote a lot about Austin Rivers while seeing him in action at Summer League in Las Vegas, and with good reason. Rivers was terrible for most of last year, but then was able to string together a series of nice performances just before breaking his hand which prematurely ended his season. Rivers looked good…

  7. Dwight Howard records first blocked shot with Rockets (VIDEO)

    Oct 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard

    We could have brought you video of Dwight Howard scoring his first bucket as a member of the Houston Rockets, but considering his defensive impact will be far more important to the ultimate fortunes of his new franchise, a blocked shot seems much more appropriate. It didn’t take long for Howard to make his presence…

  8. Evan Turner thought he’d be traded from Sixers this summer

    Oct 4, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

    Evan Turner

    There’s no question that the Philadelphia 76ers are in the first year of a full-fledged rebuilding situation, with the franchise essentially starting from scratch. They have a new GM in Sam Hinkie, and didn’t even bother to hire a new head coach in Brett Brown until August — well after the draft had already taken…

  9. Pelican’s Eric Gordon out first couple weeks of preseason, just as a precaution

    Oct 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon played in 42 games last season for New Orleans due to battling ankle issues, which led to another surgery in May. That was better than the 9 games the season before that. For those of you counting at home, that’s 51 games since he was traded to New Orleans as a cornerstone in…

  10. Pelicans’ Williams plans to bring Tyreke Evans off the bench

    Sep 30, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT

    Tyreke Evans

    It’s a stunning development — we have actual on-the-court basketball news out of NBA media day. It may be a first in a day usually reserved for positive stories and fluff. Pelicans coach Monty Williams said he plans to bring Tyreke Evans in off the bench as a sixth man, at least initially. That according…

  11. John Wall says Wizards need to win for him to become an All-Star

    Sep 28, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    John Wall

    John Wall received a max contract extension from the Wizards this summer that will see him earn $80 million over the next five years. Now that he’s being paid like an All-Star, it’s time for him to go out and actually perform well enough to deserve the honor. Wall was limited to just 49 games…

  12. Shaq doesn’t care for the Pelicans name, might not know what a pelican is

    Sep 22, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal of the

    Shaquille O’Neal is not overly fond of the Pelicans nickname. This is not an uncommon opinion. Shaq’s reasoning for not liking the new name, though? Pretty spectacular. “It’s a terrible name. I told Charles on TNT, I don’t think I’ve seen a Pelican before. Pelicans, are they that big white bird? I would had named…

  13. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

    Sep 20, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

    Sam Hinkie, Nerlens Noel

    Last season: The 76ers went 34-48, the 11th time in the last 12 seasons they won between 33 and 48 games. They made the playoffs most seasons during that span, but they only one two postseason series. With the emergence of the NBA’s second-youngest All-Star last year, Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia seemed like it had a…

  14. PBT Roundtable: Who gets the last couple playoff spots in the West?

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

    Kevin Love, Wayne Ellington, Ricky Rubio

    Welcome to PBT’s regular roundtable on issues around the NBA, where our writers weigh in on the topic of the day. Today: The conventional wisdom is in the West the Thunder, Spurs, Clippers, Warriors, Grizzlies and Rockets are playoff locks (barring catastrophe). If true, who gets those final two slots? Kurt Helin: I think Minnesota,…

  15. Nerlens Noel says he’s feeling like his old self, still no timetable

    Sep 18, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    2013 NBA Draft

    The Philadelphia 76ers are not going to rush Nerlens Noel back on the court. More like the opposite. They are not in it for winning this season, they are in for the long haul and the lottery, which is why they took on Noel in a trade for Jrue Holiday — Noel has a high…

  16. Stern on Sixers: I hope they make the playoffs (and miss out on lottery)

    Sep 17, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    2013 NBA Draft

    Philadelphia is one of several that are going bad to get good. Call it the Oklahoma City method, call it tanking, call it “winless for Wiggins,” call it whatever you like — the fact is this is one of the deepest drafts in a decade next summer and teams will be finding ways to lose…

  17. Jrue Holiday says his goal is to be more efficient this season

    Sep 17, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Jrue Holiday

    Jrue Holiday had a good season last year — he was an All-Star who averaged 17.7 points and 8 assists a game. He took on a lot more of the Philadelphia offense and produced some good numbers. But not efficient ones — he shot 43.1 percent overall, a respectable 36 percent from three but he…

  18. Report: Nerlens Noel to sign shoe deal with Reebok

    Sep 13, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT

    Sam Hinkie, Nerlens Noel

    The conventional wisdom is big men don’t sell shoes, attacking perimeter do — Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Derrick Rose. But Nerlens Noel, the center out of Kentucky who will play with the Sixers once he gets healthy (remember the knee injury last season) thinks he can be the exception to the rule. Noel…

  19. Playing the two or three, starter or sixth man, Tyreke Evans is good with it

    Sep 12, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

    Tyreke Evans

    Sometimes a change of scenery is all a player needs. Tyreke Evans could be that guy. Following his Rookie of the Year campaign his improvement stalled out in Sacramento, then the team went through a series of changes and Evans never seemed to have a set role. Everything was in flux, and while Evans’ shooting…

  20. Damian Lillard sets goal of being All-Star

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

    APTOPIX Rookie of Year Basketball

    Damian Lillard sets his goals high. Last season’s Rookie of the Year isn’t shying away from expectations — he wants to help lead the Trail Blazers to the playoffs and he wants to make the All-Star Team this year. He believes he can. That’s what Lillard said to Matt Moore of CBS’s Eye on Basketball,…

  21. Pelicans’ players working out together, Anthony Davis helped organize it

    Sep 3, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Anthony Davis

    The Pelicans are one of the more interesting teams in the NBA this season. New Orleans, reportedly on the orders of owner Tom Benson, jumpstarted their build through the draft plan with an aggressive offseason — they got Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans to pair with guys like Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis. It’s a…

  22. Sixers GM Hinkie talks about search for coach, reaching out to fans

    Aug 30, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Sam Hinkie

    It’s not just Charles Barkley who is confused. There are fans in Philadelphia who heard little out of the organization while 12 other NBA coaches were hired and wondered what was going on. They watched the team’s popular All-Star point guard get traded away to usher in another rebuilding effort. They know they’re in for…

  23. Charles Barkley continues to rip Sixers offseason strategy

    Aug 29, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

    Charles Barkley

    We get it that Charles Barkley doesn’t get it. The Hall of Fame forward often associated with his Philadelphia years has been the most prominent critic of the Sixers off-season strategies — ripping apart the roster go get bad and particularly GM Sam Hinkie taking a long time to hire Brett Brown as coach (remember…

  24. When you vote for West All-Star guards, who you going to snub?

    Aug 24, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors - Game Three

    When you sit down to fill out your All-Star ballot this year (or you may not sit down, you can do it from your phone while standing) who are you going to select as the starting guards in the West? Are you going to take Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant, like last year? Smart money…

  25. Rick Carlisle says Monta Ellis is fastest player in NBA. That seems high.

    Aug 22, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

    Monta Ellis

    Who is the fastest player dribbling the ball end to end in the NBA? These are the guys who are one-man fast breaks and can get your team points in transition, plus are quick in the half court But who is the fastest? There is no easy metric for this; it’s a bit of an…

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