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    Beating the Heat with the Pelicans’ Shawn Dawson

    Despite everyone claiming Fall has arrived, all of us in New Orleans still know it is sweltering. To try and cool off, Shawn Dawson joined me in City Park to try...

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    Take Aways from 2016 New Orleans Pelicans Media Day

    The New Orleans Pelicans held their media day this past Friday at the Smoothie King Center. As the team gears up for its first preseason game let’s look at some of...

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    Media Day Musings

    Media day came and went. Questions were asked and answered. Some questions were danced around. Players and mascots literally danced around. It’s the official start of the season, everyone is undefeated,...

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    Predicting the Pelicans Opening Night Rotation

    And it’s time for our annual prediction of the rotations the Pelicans will put out on the floor on opening night.  As usual, the team is already dealing with some uncertainty about...

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    All-Star Logo Unveiled

    The NBA has unveiled the All-Star game logo for the 217 game recently relocated to New Orleans. And it looks pretty excellent. All-Star weekend should be a pretty fun one in New...

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    New Orleans Pelicans Pledge Flood Relief Support

    We mainly talk about basketball here on Bourbon Street Shots, but sometimes things are much bigger than free agents, the rotation, or the future of the franchise. The flooding in Louisiana...

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    Looking at the New Orleans Pelicans’ Schedule

    In case you missed it, the Pelicans’ schedule was released Thursday. You can take a look at the whole thing here. Despite how early it is to form concrete opinions, and...

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    Versatility

    I know many of you all hoped my silence had predictive value. It’s my pleasure to disappoint . . . I’m happy with the offseason. There were flashier moves out there,...

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    How Are You Feeling About the Pelicans’ Off-season?

    Jake Madison and Mason Ginsberg have differing opinions about the New Orleans Pelicans’ off-season. Personally, (it’s me, Jake. Hi, everyone!) I’m feeling rather lukewarm about it all. Mason is more optimistic....

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    Behind the Numbers: Can the Pels replace Gordon’s and Anderson’s Offense?

    Ever since Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon arrived in New Orleans, there has been one unwavering reality about this team:  They are going to field a fine offense – and an abysmal...

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    A Snapshot of the Pelicans’ Transforming Roster

    About a year ago today, I wrote a column discussing the ramifications for the Pelicans of the coming cap jump in the 2016 off-season. That time is now here, and boy,...

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    Schrödinger’s NBA: Free Agent Contracts Under the New Cap

    Last night, Solomon Hill agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans for a reported 4 years and 48 million dollars with 2 million in “unlikely” incentives. The response to...

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    An Unexpected Contributor

    Who is Tyler Johnson? More and more people found themselves asking this question as the undrafted, 4-year college athlete started to earn more and more trust from Pat Riley and Eric...

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    Why I’m Excited For Buddy Hield

    Despite scouts and fans having different ideas of Buddy Hield’s NBA career arc, there is one consensus: he can flat out shoot.  And it’s easy to see why Hield’s shot is...

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    A Big Athletic Guard Looking for Playing Time

    Buddy Hield could come into the season as the Pelicans’ starting 2 guard, and I wouldn’t doubt that’s what the front office is hoping for. But what if he isn’t ready?...

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    Replacing the Major Minute Getters in Free Agency

      Norris Cole, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson, and Alonzo Gee could all wear a different uniform come next season. That is a lot of minutes to replace. Drafting Buddy certainly helps replacing...

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    Finding Front Court Minutes

    You might not think it, but a very good argument can be made that the Pels’ #1 offseason need this year is another big. With Ryan Anderson potentially gone and Omer...

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    What’s the Potential for the Pelicans in the 2nd Round

    The NBA Draft is on Thursday and here at Bourbon Street Shots we’ve already covered the 6th pick in depth. So, what about those other draft picks? The two in the...

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    Kris Dunn Is Your 6th Pick Champion

    And then there was one. Kris Dunn, to be exact. It was a close battle, but in the end Dunn outlasted Buddy Hield with 52% of the vote. It was a...

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    BSS 6th Pick Tournament Finale: Kris Dunn faces Buddy Hield

    Well that turned quickly. Kris Dunn crushed Jaylen Brown, taking 70% of the vote, while Buddy Hield destroyed Denzel Valentine, taking 69% of the vote. So – in perhaps a predictable...

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