• 6th Pick Tournament: Buddy Hield v Dragan Bender

    Buddy Hield by Ryan Schwan This isn’t really fair. I mean, how could it be? Bender is an 18-year old kid and Buddy Hield just spent his last season chewing up...

  • 6th Pick Tournament: Denzel Valentine v Trade for a Vet

    Denzel Valentine by Jake Madison This matchup isn’t even close. But what the hell, let me persuade you anyway. Denzel Valentine is one of the more divisive prospects in the NBA draft...

  • 6th Pick Tournament: Kris Dunn v Jamal Murray

    Kris Dunn by Jake Madison What do big men need most in the NBA? Rather than ask you more rhetorical questions I’m just going to give you the answer: A good point...

  • 6th Pick Tournament: Trade Down v Jaylen Brown

    Trade Down by Ryan Schwan Let’s be honest. Are you even 60% sure that Buddy Hield, Dragan Bender or Jamal Murray are going to produce more in the NBA than say, Deyonta...

  • The BSS 6th Pick Tournament

    It’s that time of year, my friends.  The Draft!  And in keeping with the tradition of the past few years, it’s time for the 6th Pick Tournament, where we here at...

  • This disaster of a season cost Anthony Davis $24 Million Dollars

    I think that puts a nice bow on the year.  A complete cluster of a season that saw the Pelicans never once be able to field more than 3 of their...

  • In the NO Podcast Ep 254: The Sixth Pick

    Shamit Dua and I get together and run through an evaluation of the prospects the Pels could be eyeing with the 6th pick of the draft. Well, except for Dragan Bender...

  • Value of a Draft Pick: 6, 39 and 40

    And with the results last night, it’s time for my “Value of a Draft Pick” post, where I once again point out what a crap-shoot the Draft is for anyone not...

  • Pelicans to pick 6th in NBA draft

    Well, the most likely outcome happened in the Lottery – and the Pelicans will select 6th overall in the 2016 draft.  Not sexy.  In a supposedly 2-star draft(I see 3), hard...

  • Can Lightning strike twice? The Pelicans lottery odds

    May 17th is lottery day, and could be huge for the Pelicans both next year and on the trade market. So – here’s a table illustrating the positions the Pelicans could...

  • In the NO Podcast Ep. 253: Draft Fantasy

    Nick and I get together and run through what COULD happen if the Pelicans move up in the draft as part of the lottery. Because, you know, it could happen, right?...

  • Season in Review: Alexis Ajinca slipped a bit

    Outside of a few exceptions, almost every Pelican had a down year this season. Alexis Ajinca, signed to be a solid back-up center after last year, was no exception. Much has...

  • Season in Review: Anthony Davis and his development as a Scorer

    Expectations are a dangerous thing, and last year Davis inflated ours – and everyone else’s – to heights that were probably impossible to meet if everything had gone right.  To remind...

  • In the NO Podcast Ep. 252: A New General Manager?

    Jake Madison and I get together and talk about the front office situation. Will Dell Demps go? Should he go? Who do we want in that role? Hinkie? Morey? A full...

  • Season Finale – Pels v Wolves

    So . . . I believe there was some defense played in the first few minutes of this game.  By the Wolves.  Then both sides pretty much turned it into an...

  • Game On: Pels vs Wolves, but . . . some other stuff

    It’s an irrelevant game since the Pels draft position is set at 6.  This season, however, could be anything but irrelevant.  Most people – and organizations – make changes in response...

  • Pelicans slog way to another loss

    It was the fourth game in five nights for the Pelicans, and it ended predictably: with a loss and an injury.  Ajinca left after hurting his shoulder in the fourth –...

  • Pelicans fight hard but fall to Celtics

    The Pels showed a lot of gumption against the Celtics, and despite being down by as much as 16 at one point, had the game tied with just a minute and a...

  • Game On: Pelicans at Celtics

    The Pelicans catch a break tonight as Evan Turner will miss the game with an eye abrasion.  Since Turner is, you know, probably the Celtics 7th best player, this game will be...

  • 76ers beat Pelicans, Everyone Wins

    Yup. Pels got a loss and retained their spot near the bottom of the league. The Sixers get to avoid tying the worst-season ever record.  Would I have liked it to...

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