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  • Omer Asik

    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...

  • Omer Asik

    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...

  • Jrue Holiday

    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...

  • Ryan Anderson

    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...

  • Anthony Davis Block

    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...

  • Monty Williams

    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...

  • Tyreke Evans

    Breaking Down the Tyreke Evans Game Winner

    Last night, after Tyreke Evans won the game for the  New Orleans Pelicans, I saw a lot of people saying on Twitter saying it wasn’t a good look. That Evans ran...

  • Monty WIlliams

    New Orleans Pelicans Issues Go Beyond Monty Williams

    Let’s get one thing straight – I am not a ‘Monty Apologist’ or a ‘Fanboy’. I wouldn’t even call myself an optimist by any means. Yet, because I don’t scream FIRE...

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    The Pelican Playoff Hunt – Gaining Ground in The West

    It’s been a full week since the last installment of the Pelican playoff chase and not much has changed. There has been some very intriguing events to note across the four...

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    Why Anthony Davis Needs More Touches

    I’m not going to lie, it’s weird being upset about an offense ranked 8th in the Association. With the Pelicans’ defense coming in at 7th worst a lot of people would...

  • Monty Williams

    Monty Williams’ Loss Aversion May Be Causing Losses

    As part of my resolution to expand my so-called game here on the site, I’m going to try to talk a little more about the on-court play of the New Orleans...

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    It’s all about the Mid-Range Jumpshot

    I spend a lot of time talking about the mid-range jump shot. Honestly, I spend too much time talking about the mid-range jump shot. The reason why is pretty simple. Everyone hates...

  • NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks

    An Analysis on the Pelicans Defensive Struggles

    I’ve been wondering for the longest time why the Pelicans have struggled on defense. They have what appears to be a talent group of athletes. All are more than capable of...

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