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    The Pelicans’ Surprisingly Reasonable Path to a Top-10 Defense

    As we all know, the Pelicans have again endured countless injuries which have again derailed the team’s quest for its first playoff berth since Chris Paul left town. Despite this recurring theme,...

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    Learning the Hard Way: Late Game Defense

    “The thing that I liked about it was our guys felt bad about the execution down the stretch, and about the way we won. And I had to bring them back a little...

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    Should the Pelicans Just Run It Back Next Season?

    There is nothing that gets a fan base more excited than change, or even the possibility of change. Even when a franchise is winning, a tweet, or a message board post...

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    On the Fly, Episode 14: Scott Kushner

    Jake and I are privileged to welcome Scott Kushner of The Advocate to talk about a smorgasbord of Pelican topics and also the changing world of journalism.  Give it a listen...

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    My House of Cards’ Inspired Case for Tyreke Evans

    Spoiler Alert House of Cards fans*   “Imagination is its own form of courage,” Frank Underwood states coolly to us before turning back toward author Thomas Yates. They are in discussion...

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    Breaking Down Omer Asik’s Defensive Game Winners

    Earlier in the season I broke down the game winning shot Tyreke Evans had against the Toronto Raptors. Last week Omer Asik decided he wanted to win the Pelicans a game...

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    Watch Party Tuesday, March 10th @ Tracey’s!

    As we head down the home stretch of the Pelicans’ season we are all rooting as hard as possible for this team to make the playoffs. And there is no better...

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    New Orleans Pelicans End of Season and Offseason Priorities

    With Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, and Ryan Anderson all out for the New Orleans Pelicans and the hope of the playoffs fading away, it is hard for some fans to justify...

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    Cole Blooded

    Norris Cole’s is a known/unknown commodity. When you hear the name, you immediately think: two titles his first two years, three visits to the NBA Finals in his first three years....

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    On the Fly, Episode 12: RAPM + Magic

    Jake and I are privileged to welcome TWO guests to On The Fly tonight. It’s a great night! Talking Practice came aboard to talk RAPM and what it is saying about...

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    Optimizing Omer: Part 2

    In Part 1 of this series, I outlined Omer Asik’s role, which is to defend, rebound, and protect Anthony Davis. He is accomplishing this role, yet is subject to a high...

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    Optimizing Omer: Part 1

    How quickly we forget. After consecutive seasons of atrocious defense, the Pelicans are in the midst of a defensive revival. It’s not that they’re fantastic – they rank 21st in Nylon...

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    Breaking Bad: the Quest to Win Games We’re Supposed To

    I received a tweet today asking whether Pelicans fans would ever truly know how the team would perform in a given game. It’s an interesting question, because despite a couple of...

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    Lack of Free Throws From Guards Is Primary Reason for Offensive Inconsistency

    I have been screaming it for weeks – on Twitter, on the podcast, and in the comments section as well, but it is time I put together a coherent piece with...

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    Pelicans Passing to Wins

    On January 19th, the New Orleans Pelicans were 20-21 after losing in disappointing fashion to the New York Knicks. Since that game, the Pelicans have won six of seven, easily their...

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    Quick Hits: The Pelicans Aren’t Better Without Jrue

    The Pelicans are playing their best basketball of the season. They just beat the hottest team in the NBA, the Hawks, who entered the game on a 19 game winning streak. Tyreke...

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    Ryan Anderson and Shooting Risk

    Last night, Mac sent out 2 tweets explaining how the Pelicans offense goes as their jump shooting goes because they do not go to the line and they do not have...

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    Pelicans Playoff Hunt – Not Quite There

    Life can often be a battle of good versus bad, but often this is very much a perception of our own realities. In the New Orleans Pelicans’ case their reality is...

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    New Orleans Pelicans’ Mid-Season Report Card

    With the New Orleans Pelicans’ season now officially halfway complete, it is a good time to take a look back and see how the team has fared relative to expectations. In this...

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    Monty Williams: Difference or Indifference?

    The New Orleans Pelicans’ season up to this point has been mindbogglingly mediocre and middling . . . or just south of that. Their record is 20-21, as close to 0.500...

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