Tag: Brian Roberts

  • Season in Review: Brian Roberts

      Writing a Brian Roberts 2013-14 season review is a tricky thing. He isn’t a particularly unique player, but he splits fan opinions like crazy. Some love him, while others love to hate his defense and ball hogging. Let’s look at the facts, the raw numbers, and the data to see how Brian Roberts actually preformed […]

  • The Curious Case of Brian Roberts

    Two summers ago the Pelicans offered former Dayton star Brian Roberts a spot on their summer league team, hoping that he could give a little spark off the bench when rookie Austin Rivers needed a break in the glorified pickup games. Cut to a little less than two years later and he is the starting […]

  • Possible Next Steps for the Anderson-less New Orleans Pelicans

    The New Orleans Pelicans announced this morning that Ryan Anderson suffered a herniated disc and is out indefinitely. The subsequent question, naturally, is what “indefinitely” actually means. Unfortunately, with an injury like this, the proper course of action is to expect the worst and hope for the best. Returning to action too quickly could result […]

  • New Orleans Pelicans lose big to Minnesota Timberwolves 124 to 112

    After a resounding win against the Portland Trail Blazers the New Orleans Pelicans promptly lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night 124 to 112. Ryan Anderson led the Pelicans with 25 points and Tyreke Evans contributed 16 points off the bench. But it was no match for a Timberwolves squad that played swarming defense […]

  • New Orleans Pelicans Beat the New York Knicks to Tip Off Summer League

    The New Orleans Pelicans beat the New York Knicks 77-72 in the first game of Summer League behind a strong performance by Austin Rivers. Plus, Eric Snow may be joining the team as an assistant coach. Austin Rivers In his first competitive game back since breaking his hand at the tail end of last season, […]

  • Season in Review: Brian Roberts

    Brian Roberts signed as a rookie free agent with the New Orleans Hornets in August 2012 after performing well with the team in Summer League. Signing with the team for an unguaranteed minimum salary and with a team option for a second season at the minimum, he’s had low lows and high highs, but how […]

  • Hornets stun Nuggets 110-86, putting end to Denver’s 15-game win streak

    I don’t know what is going on anymore. Seriously, I didn’t even offer a projection for this game in the preview because I thought that the Hornets’ chances of winning were too slim. The Nuggets routed them in both of the series’ first two games in Denver, averaging a 60-44 advantage in points in the […]

  • Hornets Survive Late Push to Sneak by Trail Blazers 98-96

    Despite Portland finishing the game’s final seven minutes on a 19-11 run, New Orleans was able to hang on and notch a solid victory. We’ve seen this act before. With 6:53 remaining in the 4th quarter, the Trail Blazers called timeout immediately after a Greivis Vasquez 3-pointer gave the Hornets a 87-77 lead. However, not […]

  • Grizzlies win in a game with a ton of subplots

    For a game I didn’t expect to hold a lot of significance, this game had a lot of fascinating subplots.

  • Making the Transition: The Curious Case of Brian Roberts


    With Greivis Vasquez firmly entrenched as the team’s starting point guard, Austin Rivers was, seemingly by necessity, slotted into the starting “2” role as a fill-in for the injured Eric Gordon. Management’s discussion of the Rivers pick and his role has consistently included talk of grooming him as a point guard, or at least towards […]

  • Rapid Recap: Knicks Blow Out Hornets in Third, Sail to Victory

    The Knicks took control in the third quarter and cruised to a 102-80 victory over the struggling Hornets.

  • Rookie Report: Anthony Davis Starts Off Hot, Austin Rivers Cold

    In his Hornets debut Anthony Davis started off hot and didn’t close too poorly either, while Austin Rivers was ice cold throughout. The Hornets lost a close one to the Spurs 99-95.

  • Game On: Hornets @ Rockets

    The Hornets play the back end of their first back-to-back of the season tonight, trying to keep their undefeated preseason alive in Houston against the Rockets.