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  • Buddy Hield Progressing In His Rookie Campaign

    A collaboration between James Grayson and Graham McQueen Buddy Hield was able to accomplish something that not even Anthony Davis was able to during his rookie season, and something no Pelican...

  • Pelicans don’t need more time, they have their identity

    After a loss in San Antonio on Sunday evening, New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach, Alvin Gentry talked a bit about the Pelicans need to sort out their identity. “We’ve got to...

  • It’s Time to Play Diallo

    The Pelicans are an okay team.  Despite what their record indicates, the Pelicans have been perfectly average since Jrue came back on November 18th. My occasional Twitter meltdowns would indicate otherwise,...

  • About That 4th Quarter

    The New Orleans Pelicans suffered a heartbreaking loss last night to the Golden State Warriors. After scoring 94 points through three quarters New Orleans could only muster 15 points in the...

  • Pelicans Scoop: How are Things Going?

    Are you happy with the Pelicans handling of Buddy Hield (his role, spot in the rotation, minutes, etc)? What would you like to see changed? Jake Madison: I think it’s fine....

  • The Pelicans Should Stick with the Jrue Holiday/Tim Frazier Back Court

    The Pelicans started a bit of a surprising backcourt Tuesday against the Lakers, and, with Tyreke Evans’ return being delayed, Tim Frazier and Jrue Holiday should be starting yet again. It’s...

  • How Many Open Shots is “Normal?”

    I never thought I’d say this, but the Pelicans finally have an average to above average defense.  Not a great one,  but one that isn’t an eyesore, and one that features quick,...

  • How the Pelicans have changed

    I had a lot of questions this summer stemming from the subtraction of Anderson and Gordon.  How was the team going to replace all those threes?  Would the team maintain its...

  • Thanksgiving Scoop

    You’ll have to see how the answers turn out, but here are some upward-pointing questions in advance of Thanksgiving. 1. Holiday is back. Are the New Orleans Pelicans now equipped to...

  • What Everybody is Saying and Nobody is Talking About

    A couple of wins and now everybody is talking playoffs. Another injury or two and a losing streak and everybody will be talking who to take in the top 3. That’s...

  • How Jrue Holiday Will Immediately Help the Pelicans’ Offense

    There is a lot of excitement on Jrue Holiday’s return to the New Orleans Pelicans tonight. While the focus has been should he start or come off the bench, the real...

  • Anthony Davis Showing Patience on Offense

    This year Anthony Davis has been an absolute banshee on the court for the New Orleans Pelicans despite their winless start. He’s third in the league in scoring per game, averaging...

  • Issues of Trust

    I’ve spent some time thinking about just has gone wrong with this team that was controllable. Every team makes mistakes. Bad luck aside, I wanted to come up with an answer,...

  • What Everybody is Saying and Nobody is Talking About

    Everybody was saying that Hillary was a shoe-in just a week ago, but nobody was talking about how similar polls had projected Hillary to beat Bernie in some of the key...

  • Examining Lineup Data – the Value of Continuity

    *Note – this column was written in advance of the Pelicans’ November 10th victory against the Bucks* Key Takeaway: Pelicans lineups that have played more than 5 minutes together this season (making...

  • The Good and Bad with the Pelicans’ Defense

    A lot has been made of the Pelicans’ revamped defense. Is it truly 10th best in the league? Is it actually bad? Is this smoke and mirrors? Small sample size? Being...

  • What Everybody is Saying and Nobody is Talking About

    Everybody was saying that last week’s piece would be a one-off. That I was just going to be able to do it once, and after that I would fade back into...

  • The Pels’ Supporting Cast and Their Missing Second Lead

    Much has been made of the Pelicans supporting cast, or apparent lack thereof, recently. If you’re on this blog, you’re sure to have heard, at least a dozen times, “I feel...

  • The cost of Tim Frazier and observations

    Those of you who follow me on Twitter know I’m a fan of Tim Frazier.  I usually take the side of the underdog, and a not-quite six-foot five-year college player who went...

  • Finding the Perfect Pairing for Anthony Davis

    So far this year the Pelicans are winless, despite Anthony Davis having two monster performances to start the year. And right now, the future doesn’t look too bright. Most people blame...

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