• Show me the Data

    Do Coaches Really Matter?

    Whether you like it or not, one of the main storylines of this offseason will be Monty Williams. More specifically, should Monty Williams retain his job as the Pelicans head coach?...

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    The Development of Anthony Davis

    This is a new series called Show me the Data. I’m hoping to publish a data heavy, analytical, or academically focused piece on the Pelicans or an NBA topic every other week. My...

  • Game Recap Lose 1

    Anthony Davis is Injured in Blowout Loss to Mavericks

    That was painful. I mean every part of the game was painful, but watching Anthony Davis walk off the court with a shoulder sprain was the worst. Frankly, the one thing...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans @ Dallas Mavericks

    The Pelicans have played the Mavericks 3 times this year and have lost every time. One game was a 17-point blowout, but the other two were close losses by 3 points....

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    The Curious Case of Pierre Jackson

    There was a moment during this All Star weekend that was a bit odd for me. You see, for a few hours during and after the D-League’s annual All Star game,...

  • Game Recap Lose 2

    Pelicans Lose a “Close” Game to the Bobcats

    Results matter, but they don’t matter as much as the process. I know it seems like a tired old sports cliché, but it is true. Let me explain. A lot of...

  • Game On Away 4

    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans at Charlotte Bobcats

    I became a Hornets fan when they moved to New Orleans. Before the move, I really didn’t have a team, and I really didn’t follow the team in Charlotte. Regardless of...

  • Understanding the Trade Market

    Understanding the Trade Market: Who is Dealer Dell?

    This whole series has aimed to give you, the readers, a better understanding of the trade market as a whole. We hoped to give you some academic insight and practical knowledge,...

  • Game Recap Win 2

    Pelicans pull away in the Third Quarter to Beat Bucks

      Well, that was a bit too close for me. Thankfully,  the Pelicans did end up winning 102 to 98 after struggling most of the first half. The Bucks were able...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks

    The Pelicans have lost two straight games, but a game against the Milwaukee Bucks right before the All Star break might be just what the doctor ordered. The Bucks are the...

  • Understanding the Trade Market

    Understanding the Trade Market: The Layers of Asset Values in the NBA

    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” - Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray   This little quip from Mr. Wilde would eventually be co-opted...

  • Understanding the Trade Market

    Understanding the NBA Trade Market: The Bigger Picture

    A few of the writers here at Bourbon Street Shots are going to be putting together a series on the NBA Trade Market leading up to the trade deadline. Our goal...

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    Scouting Report: Alexis Ajinca

    Scouting Report: Alexis Ajinca A few days ago, the Pelicans officially signed French center and former first round draft pick Alexis Ajinca to an assumed minimum guaranteed contract. In 2008, Ajinca...

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    First All-Star Game Voting Returns

    2014 NBA All-Star Game Voting Returns Last Thursday, the NBA released the first results for All-Star voting. LeBron James predictably led all players with 609,336 votes, while Kevin Durant came in...

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    New Orleans Pelicans Claim Five NBA All-Star Ballot Slots

    The NBA All-Star weekend is returning to New Orleans, February 14th – 16th, 2014. The game will be broadcast on TNT. This Friday marked the first day of voting. The ballot...

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    A General Theory of Free Agency

    Guest contributor and long-time reader, Nick Lewellen, looks deeply at the real forces that drive free agency. A little economic theory goes a long way, so really take some time to...

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    Projecting Austin Rivers’ Development

    ((We are pleased to bring you a reader-written article. Thanks in advance for reading Nick’s article,  and thanks to Nick for working so hard on it. — 42)) It’s always hard...