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'F---, yeah!' Inside Pelicans' lottery winning night

David Griffin always believed New Orleans would win the lottery — he called it in April. Tuesday it became a reality for him and Alvin Gentry. Now, the fun begins.
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Gentry ecstatic for top pick, says AD 'will be fine'

Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry didn't hold back in celebrating the team winning the right to draft Zion Williamson, which he hopes can convince Anthony Davis to rescind a trade demand and stay in New Orleans.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Anthony Davis, Alvin Gentry, Gentry, Zion Williamson


Pelicans coach takes shot at Knicks, fellow tankers; GM believes Anthony Davis could stay

Alvin Gentry couldn't contain his emotions as New Orleans won the NBA draft lottery and the right to sign Zion Williamson.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Gm, Nba, New Orleans, Anthony Davis, Usa Today, Knicks, Alvin Gentry, Zion Williamson


With Tyronn Lue out, Lakers turn to new batch of coaching candidates

Now what? After a long search that seemed to be headed toward a predictable outcome, talks between the Lakers and Tyronn Lue reportedly broke down on Wednesday, leading both sides to walk away from bringing the championship-winning coach to Los Angeles. In Lue, the Lakers gave up on both the most successful coach in their search as well as the one who knows LeBron James the most intimately. With a reset, the Lakers are expected to keep Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard in consideration, but othe...
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Pelicans' Griffin: Gentry staying, and perhaps Davis, too

The Pelicans' newly hired top basketball executive says coach Alvin Gentry will be retained            [Author: AP]
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Pelicans' Griffin: Gentry staying, and perhaps Davis, too

The Pelicans newly hired top basketball executive said he's keeping coach Alvin Gentry and wouldn't rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding his trade request and committing to New Orleans long-term. "We have a very long and successful history together with Klutch Sports," Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said Wednesday, referring to the agency, led by Rich Paul, that represents Davis. "Rich Paul and I h...
Tags: News, Basketball, Davis, New Orleans, Anthony Davis, Griffin, Anthony, Alvin Gentry, Gentry, David Griffin, Rich Paul, Klutch Sports


Pelicans’ Griffin: Gentry staying, and perhaps Davis, too

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Pelicans newly hired top basketball executive says coach Alvin Gentry will be retained and that he won’t rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding his trade request and committing to New Orleans long-term. David Griffin, who was introduced Wednesday as Pelicans executive vice president of […]
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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry admits Anthony Davis 'got some bad advice'

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry admits Anthony Davis 'got some bad advice' originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry has been in the NBA for more than three decades, and yet he hadn't seen anything as toxic as the Anthony Davis/Los Angeles Lakers trade drama that unfolded in the weeks leading up the February trade deadline. Davis didn't play in Tuesday night's regular season finale against the Golden State Warriors, likely ending...
Tags: News, Davis, Nba, New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis, Golden State Warriors, Alvin Gentry, Gentry, Anthony Davis Los Angeles Lakers


Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry thinks Anthony Davis 'got some bad advice'

Anthony Davis didn't play on Monday night in the New Orleans Pelicans' 112-103 loss to the Golden State Warriors, missing his seventh-straight game due to back spasms. Many expected Davis to land with the Los Angeles Lakers before the trade deadline this season, too — a saga that was played out publicly for weeks, if not months. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry praised Davis after the game on Tuesday night, but he made it clear he wasn't happy with how the situation played out — especi...
Tags: News, Davis, New Orleans, New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Alvin Gentry


Gentry: AD got 'bad advice,' led to toxic situation

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said the fallout from the Anthony Davis trade discussions was the most toxic situation he has seen in more than three decades in the NBA.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Anthony Davis, Alvin Gentry, Gentry


Anthony Davis scores 22 in three quarters after warm greeting at Staples Center

LOS ANGELES — Whether or not Anthony Davis registered the warm reception when he was introduced before the game, or perhaps the fleeting “We-Want-A.D!” chant coming from fans in the first half, he maintained after his team’s 125-119 loss that he didn’t care. Not about that. What he cared about was the New Orleans Pelicans winning, as he spent the fourth quarter – as prescribed by the Pelicans’ front office – on the bench, where he was utterly engaged, either bent low over his knees or bouncing u...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Memphis, Staples Center, Lakers, Alvin Gentry, The Lakers, PAUL, Julius Randle


Pels' Davis to play limited minutes vs Lakers

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Anthony Davis will play limited minutes, and likely be held out of the fourth quarter, against the Lakers on Wednesday night, as New Orleans continues to protect itself and limit the risk of injury to Davis.
Tags: Sport, Nba, New Orleans, Anthony Davis, Lakers, Alvin Gentry, Pels Davis


Is playoff speculation the Lakers’ latest distraction?

It might be the nature of losing. It might be the nature of LeBron James. But after every recent Lakers loss, his words ring the loudest. On Monday night as he tried to make sense of a 110-105 defeat in Memphis, James was asked if the noise around the team’s push for a playoff berth has become a distraction. His soundbite carried. “At this point, if you are still allowing distractions to affect how the way you play then this is the wrong franchise to be a part of,” he said. “And you should just ...
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Brandon Ingram continues hot streak for Lakers in loss

MEMPHIS — Even though the games have not been going the Lakers’ way, people are noticing a positive change for Brandon Ingram. The third-year forward scored a team-high 32 points in the 110-105 loss to Memphis on Monday night, continuing a tear that’s been going since he returned from All-Star break. Over his past three games, Ingram has scored 88 points, and he was nearly unguardable against the Grizzlies while shooting 12 for 18 from the field. “He’s just been in a zone,” LeBron James said. “A...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Memphis, Lakers, Alvin Gentry, The Lakers, Walton, Clippers, Grizzlies, Brandon Ingram, Luke Walton


Lakers’ offense sputters in Memphis, as playoff hopes continue to fade

Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, and Grizzlies center Joakim Noah, center, fall to the court as they struggle for control of the ball with Lakers center Tyson Chandler during the second half of Monday’s game in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) Lakers forward LeBron James shoots over Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley during the first half of Monday’s game in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Lakers forward Ky...
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Purple & Bold: When LeBron wanted to do things the Hardaway

Editor’s note: This is the Monday, Feb. 25 Purple & Bold newsletter. To get the newsletter, written by Lakers beat writer Kyle Goon and NBA writer Mirjam Swanson, in your inbox, sign up here. The last time the Lakers were in Memphis was December. The team had a winning record, and they would go on to blow out the Grizzlies in FedEx Forum. There was someone there LeBron James was excited to see: Penny Hardaway. The University of Memphis head coach sat courtside for the game, easily the most visib...
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LeBron James, Lakers try to keep the faith to keep postseason ambitions in reach

NEW ORLEANS — He’s talked about being “activated” and “kick starting something” in the last week. But for all the faith LeBron James has in himself to play more intensely for the final 23 games of the season, the Lakers’ star still seems to have some doubt. After Saturday’s loss in New Orleans, the 34-year-old vented some of his frustrations in a five-minute media session that captured his unrest with the Lakers’ current predicament. With the Lakers (29-30) still stuck in 10th place and losing g...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, New Orleans, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Houston Rockets, Rajon Rondo, James, Lakers, James Harden, Alvin Gentry, The Lakers, Rondo


Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry does an about-face on LeBron James’ comments on AD

NEW ORLEANS >> Two months ago, Alvin Gentry called it “tampering.” On Saturday in the birthplace of jazz, the Pelicans’ coach changed his tune. The Pelicans have been saddled with a difficult situation for the better part of a month, since their star player, Anthony Davis, requested a trade from the team. It’s believed that the Lakers are one of his preferred destinations, and based on nearly two weeks of rumors leading up to the trade deadline earlier this month, that interest is mutual. One of...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, James, Lakers, James Harden, Alvin Gentry, Gentry, Heisler, Mike Muscala


Lakers get rolled in New Orleans, sliding back under .500

NEW ORLEANS >> First, they wouldn’t yield as the Lakers attempted to trade for their superstar. On Saturday night, the Pelicans took another step in that direction, refusing to yield to the Lakers’ push for the playoffs, despite sitting Anthony Davis. Meanwhile, the Lakers’ own resolve to make the postseason flagged. It was a dispiriting loss for the Lakers in Smoothie King Center: a 128-115 blowout at the hands of a franchise hobbled by chaos and no longer sporting any realistic playoff hopes. ...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, James, Lakers, James Harden, Alvin Gentry


Anthony Davis after scoring 3 points against Magic: 'We sucked'

Anthony Davis does not want to play for the New Orleans Pelicans anymore, and he made that crystal clear on Tuesday. In an embarrassingly low-effort performance against the Orlando Magic, Davis scored just 3 points on 1-of-9 shooting, his lowest scoring output ever in a game he played at least 20 minutes. Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry was fed up with all the media attention and questions about how the team would handle their disgruntled star.
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Pelicans to sit Davis until trade deadline passes

Anthony Davis, who participated in Wednesday's shootaround with the Pelicans, will not play until after the trade deadline. Said coach Alvin Gentry: "I think everybody can understand that."
Tags: Sport, Davis, Nba, Anthony Davis, Alvin Gentry


Could the Clippers be contenders for Anthony Davis?

LOS ANGELES — Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he’d only just learned about the Anthony Davis trade request shortly before Monday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. “Someone said, ‘Hey …,’ and I said, ‘Oh, interesting,’ ” Rivers said, adding that he hadn’t discussed the situation with friend and former coaching colleague Alvin Gentry, now the New Orleans Pelicans coach. “That’s a tough situation for everybody, so it’ll all work out like it always does, and we know that.” How interesting is the trad...
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AD Day has arrived: FAQ about possible Anthony Davis trade to Lakers

Here’s today’s Purple & Bold newsletter from Lakers beat writer Kyle Goon. To get the newsletter sent to your inbox, sign up here. Got questions about Anthony Davis? Here are some answers. After months of speculation, AD Day has arrived. The first step to any potential trade involving one of the NBA’s biggest stars is a trade request. That happened this morning, as most of California was asleep. Anthony Davis’ agen...
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A.D. Day has arrived: FAQ about possible Anthony Davis trade to Lakers

Here’s today’s Purple & Bold newsletter from Lakers beat writer Kyle Goon. To get the newsletter sent to your inbox, sign up here. After months of speculation, A.D. Day has arrived. The first step to any potential trade involving one of the NBA’s biggest stars is a trade request. That happened this morning, as most of California was asleep. Anthony Davis’ agent Rich Paul told ESPN that the 25-year-old star forward wants a trade to a team that will compete for championships. There are a lot of qu...
Tags: California, Boston, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Spurs, Portland, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Espn, Anthony Davis, Boston Celtics


Analysis: Lakers star LeBron James shows again the power of his voice

LOS ANGELES — Going about parsing LeBron James’ quotes by conventional means tends to fail. Three days after what might’ve been an innocuous statement by any other player had set the NBA aflame, James was asked by a reporter to account for it. When he said he would like to play with Anthony Davis – which some NBA general managers and New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry equated to tampering – did he think he had done anything wrong? “Wrong?” James repeated back to the press. Some people thought it was...
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Heisler: Lakers already closing in on Anthony Davis, but with lots of competition

Now, the latest entry in the campaign to woo Anthony Davis: (Fill in your favorite team’s name here.) What was once mere speculation is now a folk movement as the schedule – aka the Pelican Death March – winds through Boston, where Celtic fans see Davis as their next Bill Russell … to Milwaukee, where the Pelicans took another loss and AD got another pitch … to Staples Center, where Lakerdom, starting with LeBron James, sees him as next in their line of Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and ...
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Pelicans’ Gentry defends LeBron James on tampering charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry made it clear Friday that center Anthony Davis will not be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers or anywhere else as long as he remains under contract to the Pelicans. Gentry’s stance on comments by Lakers forward LeBron James about Davis was less consistent. Gentry defended […]
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Whicker: Julius Randle also tamper-worthy in New Orleans

LOS ANGELES — Triage has been kind to Julius Randle. When LeBron James came to the Lakers, somebody had to go. NBA players, no matter how young, see such things coming. Randle, the Lakers’ prized lottery pick in 2014, became a reliable horse down low, a fervent rebounder and a magnet for the defense, which in turn helped the guys outside. Amid the local jubilation over James’ commitment to the Lakers in late June, Randle knew he would be calling the movers. He landed in New Orleans, which came t...
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Pels won't trade Davis 'under any circumstance'

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry on Friday was crystal clear on where his team stands with star Anthony Davis.
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Tobias Harris, Lou Williams help Clippers hold off Pelicans

Clippers center Marcin Gortat tries to block a shot from Pelicans guard Tim Frazier during the first half of Monday’s game in New Orleans.. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers argues a call in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, La. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) shoots against Los Angeles Cl...
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