Sprung: Starter or Sub? Tyreke Evans’ role a Dilemma for Pelicans

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As the New Orleans Pelicans enter a pivotal season in their potential progression to a playoff team, swingman Tyreke Evans appears to project as a reserve. The good news is that if Evans comes off the bench for your team, your roster is pretty talented. The bad news is that Evans has shown that he is a much better player as a starter. Evans’ first season in New Orleans was filled with adjusting to a new team and adapting to a new role off

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Levi: The Dawn of the Brow — Anthony Davis Takes Over

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The stage is all set for an Anthony Davis takeover. However, a lot of dominos must first fall, both for him and the New Orleans Pelicans, before he can rise to the top echelon of NBA players, the neighborhood populated by the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Only 21 1/2 years old (at his tender age you still count the “halves”), Davis will be expected to lead a talented but inexperienced USA squad to the gold medal and a flawless record

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Tweet of the Day: USA Basketball Loading Up

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Kevin Durant, Mike Krzyzewski, Jerry Colangelo and Kevin Love at a USA Basketball announcement in 2013. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) The World Cup just ended, right? I’m sure of it. I watched it. Germany beat Argentina one-to-nil in extra time, thus ending two months of highly anticipated, very engrossing fútbol (spelled as such so as to not confuse it with American football). Well, it is and it isn’t over. FIFA has had its fun,

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New Orleans Pelicans Salaries and Analysis

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 2014-15 Offseason Additions: C Omer Asik, G-F John Salmons, G Jimmer Fredette, C Patric Young 2014 Draft Picks: G Russ Smith Draft Picks Coming: 2016 second round (Sacramento, protected 31-55) Draft Picks Going: 2015 first round (to Houston, 1-3, 20-30); 2015 second round (to Philadelphia); 2016 second round (to Milwaukee, 56-60); 2017 second round (to Minnesota, 31-55) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Over the cap, under the tax Amnesty Provision: UnavailablePLAYER 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18Eric Gordon $14,900,000 $15,510,000  Tyreke Evans $11,270,000 $10,730,000 $10,200,000Jrue Holiday $9,900,000 $10,600,000 $11,290,000Ryan Anderson $8,490,000 $8,500,000Omer Asik $8,370,000Anthony Davis  $5,610,000 $7,070,000  $9,190,000Austin Rivers $2,440,000 $3,110,000 $4,240,000John Salmons  $1,450,000Alex Ajinca $980,000Luke Babbitt $980,000Jimmer Fredette $920,000Darius Miller $920,000 $980,000Jeff Withey  $820,000Russ Smith $510,000 $850,000 $980,000Patric Young $510,000 $850,000TOTAL SALARY $67,770,000 $58,200,000 $35,900,000 $0Player Option Team Option Qualifying Offer BACK TO TEAM

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NBA Players React to All-Defensive Teams

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2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah led all vote getters for the NBA All-Defensive First Team. The NBA released the 2014 All-Defensive teams Monday afternoon. Leading the charge was the 2014 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year and Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, who led all vote getters. He was the only player to get triple-digit votes for the First Team, tallying 105 such votes as well as another 13 Second Team votes

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NBA Owners Respond to Sterling’s Unprecedented Punishment

With much of the national discourse centering on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the reality of the matter is that a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine is the limit to what NBA commissioner Adam Silver is capable of doing. The rest falls on the shoulders of 29 team owners, as they—according to the NBA’s Constitution and By-Laws—must vote with a 3/4′s majority to force the sale of the team. Players, media pundits and people all across the nation

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Chris Bernucca’s Postseason Award Choices

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Transparency is a two-way street. For years, NBA media members – echoing the sentiments of its passionate fan base – wanted more transparency from Commissioner David Stern and his executive staff. Whether it was a lottery drawing, a suspension in the playoffs or a referee scandal, folks felt like they were entitled to an explanation. And they were. Stern grudgingly came around. He arranged for the media to meet with referees prior to the season about rules changes. He allowed the media

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Tweet of the Night: Damian Lillard Among Many To Remember The Ultimate Warrior

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James Hellwig, known as the Ultimate Warrior, seen at the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This past weekend was a momentous one for any who would call themselves professional wrestling fans. WrestleMania XXX, a week-long extravaganza often considered the Super Bowl of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), occurred Sunday evening, opposite the premiere of Game of Thrones fourth season and a slew of NBA basketball games. Among the highlights of the weekend, Saturday night featured the 2014 WWE Hall

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