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    Pelicans Go BIG Against the Magic

    For 69 beautiful seconds in the 4th quarter last night, the Pelicans line up featured the three-headed monster of Davis, Anderson, and Asik… at the same time. The gigantic lineup included...

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    Pelicans Summer League Preview

    * Co-author credit goes to Michael McNamara for writing the “What to Watch for” points below. Enjoy.  The other day I received a text from a friend that simply read, “Is...

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    New Orleans Pelicans MLE Tournament: Spencer Hawes vs. Richard Jefferson

    In today’s MLE Tournament, Cavaliers’ big man Spencer Hawes  goes head-to-head with Jazz wing Richard Jefferson. Don’t forget to vote at the end, and for all the matchups so far, click here.  Spencer Hawes (3 years...

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    Season in Review: Jeff Withey

    Last offseason the Pelicans sent Robin Lopez and Terrel Harris to Portland and Greivis Vasquez to Sacramento for Tyreke Evans from the Kings. Oh, and they also got a skinny seven...

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    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...

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    Anthony Davis: The Only Player Able to Match the Man of Steel

    If you have been watching the NBA playoffs, you probably have caught some of Shaquille O’neal’s comments about Dwight Howard. If you haven’t, it all started at half time of the...

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    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...

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    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,...

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    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...

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    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,...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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