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  • The Jrue Holiday Trade That Makes Sense For Everyone

    The Pelicans management is in a tough spot here. Ownership wants to make the playoffs, yet a singular focus on that one goal could have terrible ramifications for future years. Imagine...

  • In the NO Episode 273: Pushing for 8?

    Michael and I talk about Jrue, Moore, and the push for the 8th seed in the West. Do we want the Pels to go for it? Trade Jrue? Set Moore free?...

  • The Pelicans’ Offense With Jrue Holiday

    *all numbers presented do not include the most recent game against the New York Knicks Defense, defense, defense. That is all that was talked about in the offseason, and for good...

  • The Argument For Acquiring Paul Milsap

    For several days now, reports have been out there that Hawks forward Paul Milsap is being shopped around by Atlanta. A few days after that, some reports linked him to the...

  • In the NO Podcast ep 272: Motiejunas and an Improved Hield

    Motiejunas! Buddy Hield’s improved play! Rogue one! 4 wins! 1 game out of the 8th seed! Jrue Holiday’s next contract! Michael and I have a lot to talk about after our...

  • NOLA 3-Point Club to Hold First Fundraiser Dinner of 2016-17 Season

    Disclosure: My father donates his time to this organization, serving on its board of directors. No one on the 3 Point Club’s Executive Committee or Board of Directors receive any kind of financial compensation...

  • Rights & Wrongs

    Some of you may not know me since I tend to stay behind the scenes, so I’ll introduce myself. My name is Andrew Smith & I handle the digital media work...

  • 8 Crazy Seeds

    Ok, only 7 of them are crazy for the New Orleans Pelicans to get, but the 8th seed is not crazy at this point. The Pelicans are 11-21, sitting in an...

  • Are You Ready for Your Solo?

    Every team in the NBA as the “polarizing move du jour,” and for the Pelicans, Solomon Hill has given Omer Asik some breathing room. It’s not that either player is an...

  • Holiday Pleasantness and Team Leaders

    I’ve spent too much time writing unpleasant things about this team.  Really unpleasant things.  I decided that this piece, being right before I go on vacation for the Holidays, will instead try...

  • The defense of Alexis Ajinca

    Alexis Ajinca has found his way into the starting lineup after the bold media day claim that he will be the Pelicans’s starting center. On an offensively deficient team that struggles...

  • Wasted Seasons?

    I keep hearing the term “wasted” season, and it annoys me. Rather than just stew over here, I wanted to try to add some clarity to all sides of the manufactured...

  • The historical failure of this Franchise

    Before the season started, I bristled whenever someone mocked the Pelicans acquisitions over the summer.  I liked a lot of those signings – Frazier, Galloway, Moore – these guys are NBA rotation...

  • In the NO Ep 271: Can they get back to 500?

    Jason and I talk about Buddy’s minutes, whether the team will get back to playing .500 ball, spend an inevitable amount of time being sad about Solomon Hill, and wonder at...

  • Different Team, Same Results…so Far.

    With 22 games down we are now over a quarter of the way through the NBA season, and the results so far haven’t been exactly what Pelicans’ fans hoped despite all...

  • Pels setting records – for lowest offensive rebound rate

    Last week I noted that the Pelicans were on pace to set a record low in offensive rebound rate.  Since then, they’ve managed to dip even a little lower, posting a...

  • Solo and the Wookie

    When Han Solo tried to escape from the clutches of the Imperial Navy through an asteroid field, he knew what he was getting into. With sharp-shooting Imperial TIE Fighters behind and...

  • NOLA’s Resurgence – Not Just Holiday-Related

    *Note: this column was written before the Pelicans’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 25th* After starting the season 0-8, the Pelicans appear to have finally started turning things...

  • Trend Watching: Langston Galloway’s 3-point Shooting

    Langston Galloway has been on fire from deep lately. After starting his Pelicans career 0-9 from deep in his first 4 games, Galloway is averaging 40.3% from three on 4.5 attempts...

  • An Underrated Aspect of Holiday’s Return

    Last Friday I wrote about how Jrue Holiday would help improve the Pelicans’ pick and roll game. Well, it’s been a handful of games so let’s look at how that turned...

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