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  • Mulling Miller

    Should Miller be getting more minutes? A different spot in the rotation? If not now, when? Mason: It looks like things are already trending that way: Miller has played 30+ regulation...

  • Discussing Hill’s Role

    How to optimize Hill, and will he be in that role? Michael Pellissier: I think Solomon Hill is best utilized as a small-ball 4. Hill had the 10th worst points per...

  • A Deep Dive into Rotations

    The Bourbon Street Shots crew did a deep review of lineup data in an effort to tackle the Pelicans’s inconsistency issues. We can’t control effort and motivation, but we damn sure...

  • Film Study: Pelicans’ Transition Defense

    Earlier this month, I shared the biggest issue holding the Pelicans back from competent defensive metrics: their transition defense, specifically after missed shots. However, that article only covered the “what”, not...

  • The Pelicans’ Defense: Lost in Transition

    It is no secret that the Pelicans have really struggled in preventing opponents from scoring this season, but simply stating that fact gets us no closer to figuring out why. The...

  • Rajon Rondo and the Pelicans’ Struggling Defense

    Whether you want to use the “eye test” or the actual numbers, it is clear that the Pelicans have benefitted from Rajon Rondo’s presence on the offensive end of the court....

  • Anthony Davis Considered “day-to-day” due to Adductor Strain

    The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that All-Star big man Anthony Davis will be considered “day-to-day” after suffering an adductor strain on Friday night in Utah. Obviously, this news is a...

  • The value Darren Erman provides for the Pelicans on defense

    (Be sure to follow Brendon on twitter.) Lost in the concern over injuries and questions about Alvin Gentry’s future is a fact: Darren Erman has been a very valuable assistant during...

  • Can the Pelicans Reduce Their Turnovers?

    This post first appeared in an abbreviated form on Twitter @BourbonStShots Sunday morning. Follow for more. The short of it: I don’t see a problem, a reduction would be nice, and...

  • Jrue Holiday – Is It Really That Bad?

    When the Pelicans signed Jrue Holiday to a 5-year, $126 million contract, they figured they would be getting their third key All-Star. He would help bolster the Pelicans roster with scoring...

  • Anthony Davis’ Change in Shot Selection – Fluke or Trend?

    There aren’t many things to gripe about regarding Anthony Davis’ offensive game, but one of them may be his affinity for long 2s (two-point shots outside of the paint). Last season,...

  • 5 Pelicans Facts for 5 Games This Season

    The New Orleans Pelicans currently sit at 2-3 to start the year. Their losses are on the road to Memphis and Portland with one at home to Golden State. Their wins...

  • Considering Trading For Bledsoe

    If Bledsoe is truly available and is open to coming to the New Orleans Pelicans, they can not play meek and hedge their bets, not in an NBA where stars are...

  • 42 Sense: Season Ahead

    The New Orleans Pelicans tip off the season tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. At long last, we find the Pelicans in a key season. Each season you’ve heard (elsewhere) how this...

  • The New Movement is Hosting Another Monthly Hangout For Pelicans Fans Tonight

    Who: You! Plus members of Pelicans media (blogs, podcasts, radio, TV) What: A chill “let’s hang out and get hype for the upcoming season” meetup (9:30-10:30) followed by a live recording...

  • Grainy Defense

      “What’s the basketball vision right now? What kind of team are they? We don’t know.”   It took until the last day of the regular season, but by the time...

  • Change Change Change

    It’s been quite the interesting offseason for the New Orleans Pelicans, at least from where I sit. The team’s lone significant move was to sign Jrue Holiday to a large deal....

  • Pelicans Assistant Coach Chris Finch Discusses New Role in NOLA

    This morning, Chris Gordy of Sports 1280 in New Orleans interviewed the newest member of the Pelicans’ coaching staff, Chris Finch. (The full interview can be found by following this link or...

  • Rajon Rondo Has a Knack for Making Things Easier

    Rajon Rondo is well known for his ability to pass. But just how good is he at getting his teammates looks that are easy to convert? I took a look at...

  • Remembering Graham McQueen

    Sometimes this non-job is fun. Sometimes it’s a chore. Sometimes you have to do something no one could ever pay you enough to do . . . which is where the...

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