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  • Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis: Destroyer of the Basketball-Reference Play Index

    The Pelicans are now 10 games into the 82-game NBA season, sitting at 6-4 after splitting a road back-to-back in Portland and Sacramento. The biggest single contributor to New Orleans’ winning record, of course, is the...

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    Stats v 1.0: The Starting Five

    Stats are fun.  And though the season is young, some patterns are starting to emerge for the Pelicans, particularly in the starting unit.  So I decided to put together a couple...

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    Tyreke Evans and Small Sample Sizes

    I’ve been known to get a little salty about how NBA fans, especially those of the Twitter variety, talk about and use statistics. I am by no means a statistics expert,...

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    The Pelicans take on the Spurs in a Game that is More than Just a Game

    The New Orleans Pelicans travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs tonight, and while we all know that the guard will change one day in the Southwest division, we...

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    The New Normal For Eric Gordon

    There is no doubt Eric Gordon is having an absolutely abysmal start to the New Orleans Pelicans Seasons. After talking to various people both inside and outside the Pelicans organization, there...

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    The first-ever showdown between the Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Pelicans

    Tonight the Charlotte Hornets face the New Orleans Pelicans. The last time the Hornets played in New Orleans was April 14th, 2013. The first time the Hornets played in New Orleans...

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    Omer Asik and Defending the 2-Point Shot

    I get it. I get the three-point thing. I get why teams do it (it’s efficient, adds entropy to the offense). I get why analysts grab onto it with a white-knuckled...

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    New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview Part Two

    Our writers tackle five more pressing questions. For a look at Part One, click here.  6. Do you think Demps will make a move during the season to unload Gordon or to...

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    Rounding out the Rotation: the Pelicans’ Seventh Man

    With only four days until the Pelicans’ regular season opener, the top of the team’s rotation is largely set in stone. The team will trot out a back court of Jrue...

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    New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview Part 1

    Bourbon Street Shots writers preview the 2014-15 season by tackling 10 of the most intriguing questions heading into the season.  1. Is this finally the year that Eric Gordon comes close to...

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    In Defense of Being Young

    Aside from having seemingly every player injured for significant portions of the season, there has been nothing more frustrating in the last 2 seasons than watching opponents carve up New Orleans...

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    Is Small Forward Really a Problem for the Pelicans?

    You’d think the answer from New Orleans Pelicans fans would be a resounding YES. With the likes of Luke Babbitt, John Salmons, Darius Miller, et al, it’s understandable there’s concern. But...

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    Is Anthony Davis on the Verge of Becoming a Full-Fledged Superstar?

    This is Season Preview week on Bourbon Street Shots, and while the focus will be on the team as a whole, the answer to the question above will likely determine how big...

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    Pelicans Media Day Shenanigans

    Me and Ryan Anderson doing a comedy show? A Darius Miller radio station? A stare down with Monty Williams? All of it here: New episodes of the Trew 2 the Game...

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    A Most Intriguing Second Unit

    Since Monty Williams has been here, we have seen thousands of minutes without a single starter on the court. Usually, at the end of the first quarter or the beginning of...

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    Pelicans Media Day Recap, Observations

    The Pelicans hosted their media day from 1-330 at the practice facility. This was my first Media Day, but I was accompanied by Dru, who helped guide me around, and Trew,...

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    A Critical Time for Austin Rivers

    With the New Orleans Pelicans roster pretty much set, the onset of training camp and preseason is key Monty Williams to get an idea of the rotation he plans to use....

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    Average Guards Galore

    It’s that time!  Training Camp is around the corner.  The Pelicans are about to embark on another rough and tumble slog through a Western Conference that has more titans than Godzilla,...

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    Pelicans “Brave New Court” Redesign Wish List

    When Grantland’s Zach Lowe revealed earlier this month in his court design power rankings that our New Orleans Pelicans were embarking on an ambitious redesign of the basketball court, the ears of...

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    The New Orleans Pelicans’ Most Intriguing Squadron

    The New Orleans Pelicans’ addition of center Omer Asik answers a question that had no clear answer last season – who to start at center. A more uncertain question, however, is how minutes and...

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