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  • Monty Williams

    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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    Tanking and Conferences

    I love the game of basketball – but there are three things that bother me about the current NBA setup. The last 2 minutes of a basketball game are too friggin’ long....

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    Anthony Davis and His Next Contract With the New Orleans Pelicans

    (A special thanks to Jason Calmes in this article for his fact-checking and infinite wisdom. Also, a large shout out to one of our favorite podcast guests and salary cap guru’s...

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    Why The New Orleans Pelicans Shouldn’t Play Transition Basketball

    It isn’t a question of pace but of getting out in transition is something Mason pointed out to me on twitter the other day. I was saying that I think the...

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    Farewell to a True Pelican, Jason Smith

    Saying goodbye is never easy, especially when you’re doing so to the longest tenured player from your favorite team. Jason Smith has given us so much on and off the court...

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    New Orleans Pelicans Acquire Omer Asik in Trade

    The New Orleans Pelicans acquired Omer Asik today in a trade. The trade was rumored in June prior to the 2014 draft, but the trade could not happen until today for...

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    What does Lebron’s return to Cleveland mean for small markets?

    For the past five years a growing sentiment around the professional basketball world has been the neglect of small market basketball franchises. This has been pushed mostly through the superstar movements...

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    LeBron’s move to Cleveland allows Dell Demps to get creative with Asik trade

    What a day, huh? As soon as LeBron announced his decision that he would be heading back to Cleveland, the NBA free agency period quickly kicked into overdrive. Among the flurry of deals...

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    Player Profiles- Rapid Fire

    Free agency is still in limbo as Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James  finalize their free agent decisions, and until dominoes start falling, the Pelicans may not be able to make many...

  • Tyreke Evans

    Next Year’s Playoff Newcomer

    Bourbon Street Shots welcomes Graham McQueen, who has written this guest piece for the site. Enjoy! The Pelicans are a franchise in flux.  A little over a year removed from the official...

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    Omer Asik and Potential Pelicans Lineups

    The Pelicans are in the process of acquiring Omer Asik, the soon-to-be 28 year old center from the Houston Rockets. Asik has split his 4 years in the NBA between the Houston...

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