Pelicans considering Chris Douglas-Roberts for training camp invite


Roberts spent time with the Clippers last season, but he appeared in only 12 games and 103 minutes total. The year before, however, he played in 49 games for the Charlotte Hornets. He averaged 6.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in approximately 20 minutes of action per game. The most promising statistic was perhaps his 38.6 shooting percentage from three-point territory.

Regardless, it's another wingman being considered by the New Orleans Pelicans -- it's sure beginning to look the plan might be to have a group of players fight for at least one roster spot. Will the competition bring out the best in one of the potential candidates?

New Orleans Pelicans could bring in Sean Kilpatrick on camp contract


Kilpatrick was solid for the Milwaukee Bucks during summer league averaging 18.3 points while posting an impressive .473/.457/.840 shooting line. Be sure to check out this post from the Cincinnati blog Down the Drive for more insight on the former Bearcat.

NZ Breakers star Corey Webster set to get NBA shot with New Orleans Pelicans


It appears that NZ Breakers shooting guard Corey Webster will get a chance to work out for the Pelicans. Webster has emerged as the leading scorer for both the Breakers and the Tall Blacks over the past couple of seasons. He's probably still a long-shot to make the final roster, but as a Kiwi, it would give me another reason to cheer for the Pels if he did.

Anthony Davis calls New Orleans home


Sorry Chicago, but it appears Anthony Davis' heart is in New Orleans.

The coach said after players finished working out in Los Angeles recently that Davis told Gentry and GM Dell Demps that he was tired and wanted to get back home.

Gentry recalled saying, "So your going back to Chicago?"

"Davis said no, he was going home to New Orleans."

"The fans in attendance loved the story of Davis' love for the city that has embraced him in his three years in the league."

Before signing his extension, there was a lot of speculation that Davis would either choose a path that would hasten his departure from the Crescent City, or at the very least, circle the extension's expiration date on his calendar. The story by Alvin Gentry yesterday further cemented that nothing could be further from the truth.

Ryan Anderson is in the best shape of his life


About this time of the year, there are often plenty of blurbs going around about NBA players being in the best shape of their lives. However, considering today's news concerns Ryan Anderson, the New Orleans Pelicans player who had suffered a devastating spinal injury close to two years ago, this information is way more important than the usual standard good public relations spin. Coming off the most disappointing season of his career, Anderson's timing couldn't be any more perfect as he's entering a contract year and will play in Alvin Gentry's stat-inducing system.

"He’s been so into it this summer," Sumerlin said of Anderson’s dedication. "He’s excited. He’s been consistent and has the right mindset. It’s the way he’s working out. I showed him HITS, which is high-intensity training. You don’t just do one set and catch your breath. You constantly go through different stations, kind of like CrossFit. His heart rate is constantly up. He’s really thin."

Anthony Davis prefers Olympic gold to an NBA MVP Award


Anthony Davis recently sat down with Chris Palmer and answered several Olympic-related questions on behalf of SLAM magazine.

After a momentary pause, Davis claims he'd prefer to win an Olympic gold medal in Rio rather than next season's MVP Award. The only reason is because this opportunity comes around only once every four years.

As for the chances of winning the trifecta of gold, first team All-NBA and MVP? "It's a tough thing to do. Just got to work hard, keep working and it starts with this summer."

If not basketball, Davis said he would like to try the long jump event because of his length, height and athleticism.

AD's favorite Olympic sport to watch is tennis. He tried it one time and claimed it's a lot tougher than it looks. His favorite professional player is Serena Williams.

The Pelicans post tribute for 10 year Katrina Anniversary


Awesome. Just awesome.

ESPN Forecast picks Anthony Davis second in MVP race


I must admit putting AD ahead of Steph Curry (2015 MVP), Kevin Durant (2014 MVP), and James Harden (2015 runner-up) is a bit of a surprise. Have to wonder how much the switch from Monty Williams to Alvin Gentry plays in that selection.

Ryan Anderson finishes 4th in 2014-15 Teammate of the Year Award


Ryan Anderson was one of 12 finalists selected for the award that also included Andre Iguodala and Pau Gasol.

For more information regarding this award, give this article a read. Among other things, it includes how players are nominated and then selected.

"The award recognizes the player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to team."

"A panel of NBA Legends nominated six players from each conference for the award and then nearly 300 NBA players submitted their votes through confidential balloting conducted by the league office."

Anthony Davis appears on The Late Late Show


Anthony Davis may have turned down Dancing With the Stars, but he wasn't too shy to show the host, James Corden, one of the newest dance moves around.

AD was accoladed for signing the richest NBA contract, but AD being AD (humble) went on to mention he doesn't like to spend much money and that this new contract doesn't kick in for two years. However, he happily did state it's all guaranteed.

Lastly, the Brow talked about how privileged he felt to be on the cover of NBA 2K16. Interestingly, he said he doesn't play as himself because he would be tempted to shoot it everytime. Instead, he plays with James Harden and Paul George. Go figure!