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    Looking at the Pelicans’ Defensive Decline

    In Monty Williams’ first season as head coach of the New Orleans NBA franchise the team’s MO was defense. That slow grind it out style led to a playoff berth, a...

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    What if the New Orleans Pelicans Won the NBA Draft Lottery?

    The New Orleans Pelicans hold a 1.1% chance of winning the top pick in the 2014 draft. Talk about long odds. It seems like you’re more likely to get hit by...

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    Does Tyreke Really Need to Improve His Jump Shot?

    No matter how good a player is, the focus always seems to be on what he needs to improve. And make no mistake, even the all-time greats had weaknesses; nobody is...

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    Poking the Bear

    And I know it’s my own damn fault – Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville With just a few games left of the season, I’ve been looking at some of the season stats for...

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    The Beauty of Gray

    This is not a black and white world To be alive, I say that the colors must swirl And I believe that maybe today We will all get to appreciate The...

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    Anthony Morrow emerges for the New Orleans Pelicans

    I don’t even think about that , I’m just trying to focus on winning these last few games. But I appreciate this opportunity because it’s been a blessing for me....

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    Monty Williams’ Future in New Orleans

    It is no secret that little has gone as planned this season for the new-look New Orleans Pelicans. Armed with the most offensive weapons since the Paul/West/Peja/Chandler days and positioned as...

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    Do Coaches Really Matter?

    Whether you like it or not, one of the main storylines of this offseason will be Monty Williams. More specifically, should Monty Williams retain his job as the Pelicans head coach?...

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    The Spirit of Radio

    Invisible airwaves crackle with life Bright antennae bristle with the energy Emotional feedback on timeless wavelength Bearing a gift beyond price, almost free – Rush, The Spirit of Radio The New...

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    Should Dell Wait for the Summer of 2015?

    This team is close. Forget about the record and look at the talent GM Dell Demps has assembled. There are four key pieces who area all locked into contracts for multiple...

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    Five Takeaways Monty Williams Will Take From This Season

    To get this out of the way, Pelicans Head-Coach Monty Williams will be back next season. Whether you think he should or not does not matter, your opinion on this will...

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    2014 NBA All-Star Weekend Look Back

    Nearly concurrent with the purchase of the then New Orleans Hornets by Tom Benson was the award of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game to New Orleans. While the ownership transfer is...

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    The Curious Case of Brian Roberts

    Two summers ago the Pelicans offered former Dayton star Brian Roberts a spot on their summer league team, hoping that he could give a little spark off the bench when rookie...

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    The Development of Anthony Davis

    This is a new series called Show me the Data. I’m hoping to publish a data heavy, analytical, or academically focused piece on the Pelicans or an NBA topic every other week. My...

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    Who to Watch in the NCAA Tournament

    So, in all likelihood the Pelicans will not have a draft pick heading into June’s draft, but that doesn’t mean they can not acquire one. They have assets like Austin Rivers...

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    Some Anthony Davis-related Numbers

    Figured I’d throw this stuff out there.  All stats since 1980. Since 1980 only 2 players have had a streak of 6 games with at least 28 points, 9 rebounds and...

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    Introducing a new weekly Bourbon Street Shots podcast

    Attention all members of the Bird Gang! In a recent reader poll there was one thing that dominated the answers like an Anthony Davis put-back. You want more podcasts and well,...

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    One of The Small Things

    All the small things True care, truth brings I’ll take one lift Your ride best trip – Blink 182, All the Small Things Ray Allen’s shot in the Finals (you know...

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    The Wild and The Young

    The wild and the young They all have their dreams The wild and the young They’ve got to be free The sun never sets For souls on the run The wild...

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    The New Orleans Pelicans and Basketball Analytics

    As I discussed in a couple posts earlier this week, I attended the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) in Boston, MA last weekend. Overall, it was a great experience, and I met a...

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