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    Why Jrue Holiday is Still Coming off of the Bench for the Pelicans

    In the first month of this calendar year, Jrue Holiday played just under 30 minutes per game in the Pelicans’ 14 contests. He finished the month with a PER of 23.0, 6th highest...

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    Do Pelicans Players Actually Have Trade Value?

    Value: the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something That is the definition of value, universally. In the NBA, determining what a player’s value is at the...

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    Pelican Scoop: On the Trade Deadline

    We are all thinking about it, so why not have a conversation about it – The Trade Deadline. For the last few seasons, the Pelicans have been mostly buyers or, at...

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    The Twist that Woke Up The Pelicans Pick and Roll Game

    The pick and roll is pretty much the staple of all NBA offenses. It’s run nearly every possession, and often multiple times during it. You often see double screens, pick and...

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    Imagining Some ‘Pelicans as Buyers’ Trades

    The blockbuster trade is not coming. And with the Pelicans starting to play much better and the playoffs in reach, neither is the epic sell job that sends out impact players...

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    Finding the ‘Outta Nowhere’ 3-and-D Wing

    The Pelicans biggest hole has been the in the same place for the better part of a decade. Heck, save for one good year from Peja, the small forward position might...

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    Can the Pelicans Match the Warriors 2012 Draft and Would It Be Enough?

    Harrison Barnes. Festus Ezili. Kent Bazemore. Draymond Green. All in one rookie class. Collectively, there hasn’t been a better draft in recent memory, and that draft (combined with what was already...

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    Monty Love Proves Just How Flawed Our Memories Are

    One thing you can say about Monty coached teams – They always played with effort. I have seen this sentence or one like it literally dozens of times in the past...

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    Are We Being Unfair to Tyreke Evans?

    The Christmas Day game seemed like the tipping point for many fans. For me, it was the Boston game about a week earlier. Now, social media and the internet in general...

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    Do the Pelicans Have a Secret Plan?

    No. They have a very public plan, I think. This plan is somewhat vague in some parts and is obfuscated by injury, spin, and the current roster. With the terrible way...

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    Blowing It All Up (To Get Younger Edition)

    Yesterday, our own Michael McNamara wrote an article about the difference between tanking and blowing it all up. “Tanking” has become polarizing due to the much maligned and highly ridiculed process...

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    Watch Party Tuesday 1/12 @ Tracey’s

    It’s 2016, the Pelicans are still in the playoff hunt, and we all need to start getting excited about Quincy Pondexter coming back. So that means it’s time for another watch...

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    For Pelicans, Blowing it Up isn’t the Same as Tanking

    It is no coincidence that I am writing this piece two days before we reach what I stated was The Point of No Return. A month ago, I wrote a piece...

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    The Pels want transition defense – are they getting it?

    Gentry – and his coaching tree – are big proponents of transition offense.  You heard all about pace in the off-season, and the general reason for that is transition attempts are...

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    Meet and Dine with Joel Meyers, Jrue Holiday, and Toney Douglas

    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...

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    Finding The Missing Piece(s): A Return of Sorts

    Three years ago, I did a weekly series titled ‘The Missing Piece’. It was based around the premise that the Pelicans had some foundation pieces in place and they were just...

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    Old Habits Die Hard

    I want to share something I was taught with you. Now it isn’t that complex of an idea, and you may already have an understanding of its message but basically it...

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    Examining Lineup Data – Get Well Soon, Q-Pon

    With the return of Tyreke Evans and Norris Cole last week, the Pelicans inched ever so close to the roster that the team envisioned before the season; unfortunately, results since their return...

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    Finding the Real Eric Gordon

    The stat line doesn’t tell the whole story, and if that’s all you looked at, you might think Eric Gordon has had a relatively consistent season. The truth is that Gordon...

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    Omer Asik’s Contract Incentives

    When news first broke that Omer Asik would be signing a contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans, it was originally reported as a 5-year, $60 million deal. That estimation was quickly proven...

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