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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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    A Holiday Weekend – How the Former Allstar Will Immediately Help the Pelicans’ Defense

    During last week’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the best word David Wesley and Joel Meyers came up with to describe Jrue Holiday’s offense was “smooth.” After the game Alvin...

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    In the NO Pod Ep 270: With Jrue comes Wins

    After a disappointing loss against Orlando, the Pelicans welcome Jrue back to the fold and immediately win a back to back! Really! They won some games! So, Michael and I spend...

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    Late Early Observations

    The New Orleans Pelicans played 12 games without Holiday and 1 game with him. It’s as good a time as any to look at what we’ve been looking at. Davis is...

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    Ranting and by the way, Anthony Davis isn’t helping the defense much

    Before I get to the one little stats tidbit I noticed this week, I do have to express my frustration.  WHY THE HELL CAN THIS TEAM NOT STAY HEALTHY?!?!?  WHY IS...

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    3-on-3: New Orleans Comedy Edition

    I scooped up three comedians who all perform at the New Orleans comedy venue The New Movement and grilled them with the same three questions. Questions that dig deep into the psyche...

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    In the NO Pod Ep. 269: The Return of the Jrue

    Michael and I get to do a pod after a win!!! So instead of being 100% gloomy, we get to be 75% gloomy! That’s not entirely true, as we get to...

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    Handling The Pressure

    The New Orleans Pelicans, for the first time in a long time . . . a very long time . . . quit last night. The team will deny it. The...

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    The Weak Link

    We are now 8 games in and the Pelicans have as many victories as I have Buddy Hield jerseys. (Maybe this is what is holding us back, I’ll test this and...

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    Going small isn’t helping during crunch time

    The Pelicans have been in a lot of close games this season.  Only the Spurs game was an outright blowout, and the Pelicans have now logged the second highest number of...

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    A Small Defense of the Defense

    I am among no small number of people discussing the defense of the New Orleans Pelicans. I have said some good things and bad. Jake has said the same here and...

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    The Cavalry

    Significant injury has again beset the New Orleans Pelicans, this time striking Lance Stephenson. Stephenson suffered a groin injury in the Suns game, or possibly after, but was diagnosed as an...

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    The Process and the Losses

    The New Orleans Pelicans are not off to a good start as measured by wins. They are 0-6. Just so the point of what I’m saying below is not lost, I...

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    4 Thoughts Through 4 Games

    The Pelicans have started the season a demoralizing 0-4 despite playing two very winnable games against the Denver Nuggets and the Milwaukee Bucks. In both games the Pelicans put themselves in...

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    Stats Highlights, 1st Week

    *Sample size disclaimer — 3 games have been played, meaning the sample of data that we have to work with is extremely limited.  However,  the phrase “small sample size” in basketball...

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    In the NO Pod: Ep 268

    Michael and I talk about the first three games of the season. We try to find happy things to talk about other than Frazier and Davis . . . and fail....

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