Pelicans under pressure to 'take the big step' - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Pelicans under pressure to 'take the big step'

Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
(WVUE) -

The Pelicans' February acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins did not result in a playoff berth but the team's management is expecting the momentum gathered at the end of the campaign will carry over into success in the 2017-18 season.

Team President Mickey Loomis spoke Monday on the Dunc & Holder Radio Show on FOX Sports 1280 and was asked if the Pels were at a crossroads heading into the season. "I think you can definitely look at it that way," said Loomis. "I think we're due and it's time to have some success and I think we're all expecting that to be honest with you. Dell and his staff are hard at work adding elements, adding players that give us a chance to compete in what's really a very tough conference obviously but we've got to step up, take the big step this year and I like the direction it's going."

Through two weeks of free agency, Jrue Holiday has signed a 5-year deal and the team has reportedly added a pair of Kentucky products in Rajon Rondo and Darius Miller.

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Local SportsMore>>

  • Stingley predicts top recruiting class for Tigers in 2019

    Stingley predicts top recruiting class for Tigers in 2019

    Derek Stingley (Source: WAFB)Derek Stingley (Source: WAFB)
    Derek Stingley (Source: WAFB)Derek Stingley (Source: WAFB)

    He's considered to be the #1 recruit in the nation for college football's class of 2019

    More >>

    He's considered to be the #1 recruit in the nation for college football's class of 2019

    More >>
  • Cabrera named Louisiana freshman of the year

    Cabrera named Louisiana freshman of the year

    Daniel Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana freshman of the year (Source: LSUsports.net)Daniel Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana freshman of the year (Source: LSUsports.net)
    Daniele Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana freshman of the year (Source: LSUsports.net)Daniele Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana freshman of the year (Source: LSUsports.net)

    LSU outfielder/designated hitter Daniel Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana Freshman of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association

    More >>

    LSU outfielder/designated hitter Daniel Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana Freshman of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association

    More >>
  • Back to back to back: 3 straight HRs propel Astros to win

    Back to back to back: 3 straight HRs propel Astros to win

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:01:53 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:43:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, top, celebrates his solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi with Tony Kemp (18) during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith). Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, top, celebrates his solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi with Tony Kemp (18) during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Houston.
    Jose Altuve homered twice and the second one was the last of three straight the Houston Astros hit in the sixth inning to break a tie and get a 5-1 victory on Wednesday night to become the first team this season to...More >>
    Jose Altuve homered twice and the second one was the last of three straight the Houston Astros hit in the sixth inning to break a tie and get a 5-1 victory on Wednesday night to become the first team this season to reach 50 wins.More >>
Powered by Frankly