We fans have a tendency to treat the trade deadline with a kind of giddy reverence. And why not? After all, the thought that your team could improve its long- or short-term fortunes with a single savvy move is part of what makes theShow More Summary
'Tis the season—for another round of New Orleans Pelicans assessments! With 2013 coming to a close, it's time to reflect on an interesting period for the Pelicans franchise. Finally shedding the Hornets name from locations past, Dell Demps and Co. Show More Summary
Here’s the New Orleans Times-Picayune on Hornets star Anthony Davis, who suffered an injury Sunday. Davis is second on the team in scoring, and first (in a really big way) in both rebounding and shot-blocking: New Orleans Pelicans second-year power forward Anthony Davis was having a splendid start to his 2013-2014 season. But the momentum he [...]
A new era began for the Los Angeles Clippers on December 14, 2011. That was the day the Clippers acquired Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets. Two seasons and two postseason flame-outs later, the team hired Doc Rivers to help get the team over the hump. Show More Summary
The Charlotte Hornets have been on the losing end of a custody battle between North Carolina’s largest city and New Orleans. The team moved to the Crescent City in 2002, retaining the Hornet name while Charlotte reemerged as the Bob...
When the New Orleans Hornets announced they were going to become the New Orleans Pelicans, that was pretty much the best thing that ever happened to the Charlotte Bobcats. After all, for you young folk with short memories, the New Orleans Hornets used to be the Charlotte Hornets before the NBA allowed them to relocate […]
If you’ve been following the story of Pierre the Pelican, you’ll remember that the New Orleans Pelicans needed a mascot to replace Hugo the Hornet after rebranding and decided the best way to interpret “pelican” was via a terrifying sad-clown sasquatch. The Internet responded to the first photos of Pierre by photoshopping him into every nightmare they could imagine.
When it was announced last year that the New Orleans Hornets would be changing their name, logo and mascot to the New Orleans Pelicans, the general reaction of NBA fans and us cynical bastards on the Internet was skeptical, to put it very nicely. However, for people who know the relationship between the city of New Orleans and the pelican, it’s a pretty cool and logical choice.
The basketball team formerly known as the New Orleans Hornets has a new mascot to go along with their name change. The New Orleans Pelicans, who moved from Charlotte more than ten years ago where they were known as the Hornets, are launching a rebranding effort, including unveiling a new mascot, “Pierre” the Pelican. Show More Summary
The New Orleans Pelicans mascot made its debut tonight and, well, you might want to lock your doors before you scroll down and check out the photo because Pierre The Pelican is a little creepy. The New Orleans Hornets officially changed their name to the New Orleans Pelicans earlier this year. Show More Summary
Are Pelicans worse at staying healthy than Hornets? You'll have to ask a veterinarian about that, but it seems as though the New Orleans Pelicans are already getting off to a rough start on the injury front now that Ryan Anderson isShow More Summary
Playing its home games in a city surrounded by the Mississippi River, several bayous and the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans' new moniker "Pelicans" is a much better fit than its old one, "Hornets". The Pelicans' roster also makes far more...Show More Summary
The team formerly known as the Hornets has struggled for an identity since relocating from the Queen City to the Big Easy. When it comes to fanbases in New Orleans, it would not be a stretch to say the Saints are No. 1, LSU Tigers are No. Show More Summary
Previously residing in Charlotte, the New Orleans Pelicans franchise joined the NBA as an expansion team in 1988-89. There was an expansion draft, which saw the Hornets obtain Muggsy Bogues, who quickly became a fan favorite in Charlotte,...Show More Summary
The Charlotte Hornets will return to the NBA in 2014. The name change comes after the New Orleans Hornets announced that they would be changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans will make their debut this year while the Bobcats will wait until the 2014-15 season to change their name back to... Show More Summary
Now that the NBA franchise in New Orleans has changed its name from the Hornets to the Pelicans, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is waiting on approval to re-brand the team as the Charlotte Hornets. Support from the NBA Board of Governors is expected to come on Thursday, after a meeting in Las Vegas. Show More Summary
No longer Hornets, the New Orleans Pelicans have a certain buzz surrounding them this offseason. The Hornets were a 27-55 club in 2012-13, but general manager Dell Demps has been busy trying to turn his franchise into contenders. That...Show More Summary
Chris Kaman has bounced around quite a bit in the past few years, getting traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the New Orleans Hornets and then signing a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks. At least he seems to be having fun with his team-less predicament this time around. Show More Summary
NBA free agency began today, with negotiations now, and signings starting in nine days. And the Hornets — excuse me — the New Orleans Pelicans — immediately expressed interest in Tyreke Evans. Kings guard Tyreke Evans, a restricted free agent, met with the New Orleans Pelicans in Los Angeles on Sunday night, shortly after the free-agency [...]
Hey, NBA general managers! Listen up! According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Philadelphia 76ers have traded Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Nerlens Noel's draft rights, a 2013 second-round pick and a 2014 first-rounder. Show More Summary