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  • Trade Targets III: Setting Up the Next Trade

    Some people play checkers, others play chess. Dell Demps plays chess. He might not always win, but he’s always playing chess. Most NBA fans are in a rush to judge every...

  • Trade Targets Part II: Zig While Others Zag

    When you are a small market competing with 29 other teams, you need to find market inefficiencies. Either anticipate where the game is going next and/or grab up undervalued pieces while...

  • Elfrid Payton: Homecoming

    By Ryan Hebert (@RyanHebert89) College and more: March 21st, 2014 Elfrid Payton, and Doug McDermott are squaring off in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Payton’s 14th seeded Ragin Cajuns...

  • What Makes Sense as the Next Step for the Pelicans?

    July 2nd was a weird day. We can go into every minute detail and break it down several different ways, but let’s just say it was weird and move on. Some...

  • The Midnight Dance

    Intro At midnight July 1, the gates to the NBA’s biggest ball fly open and everyone is looking for that special someone to take to the dance floor. Like any dance,...

  • How to Use the Pelicans’ Q-Pon Coupon

    The NBA free agency period is fast approaching, which means that the Pelicans’ front office members have probably hardly slept recently. As is the case for most seasons, there are a...

  • Instant Ducats

    I know it’s the season for copying research about late draft picks, free agency, or trade scenarios from others and passing them off as your own, giving takes on takes, and...

  • Rules For a Boogie-Less Offseason

      Every organization needs a contingency plan if the primary option does not pan out. Make no mistake, DeMarcus Cousins is plan A. As I detailed last week, the Pelicans best...

  • All Things Considered: Boogie Edition

      In November while the Pelicans’ season was very much getting off the ground I wrote about “The Big Conundrum”. This piece revolved around the success of Davis centric lineups and...

  • Thoughts on Round 2 Versus the Warriors

    The New Orleans Pelicans officially usher in Round 2 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs tonight when they play the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. The Warriors have the clear advantage in...

  • Thoughts on the Staff and the Offseason

    More and more will be written in time about the Offseason, but since I have seen some thoughts about it floating around in the second half of the season, I’ll go...

  • FILM REVIEW: Jrue Holiday dominates Game 2

    Today I recap just what a truly amazing performance it was from Jrue Holiday in Game 2. Also, what might this mean moving forward? Be sure to subscribe to the channel...

  • Jrue Holiday 2018 Defensive Highlights

    Jrue deserves to be First Team All Defense this year. The Pelicans are a whopping 9.2 points per 100 possessions better with Jrue on the court – this surpasses DPOY candidates...

  • A Different Look at the Remaining Schedule, Part 9

    The New Orleans Pelicans are in the Playoffs (congratulations), and there is not much to the remaining schedule. Graphics and such are out there, but I’m going to wrap this series...

  • A Different Look at the Remaining Schedule, Part 8

    The New Orleans Pelicans are in the Playoffs (congratulations), and there is not much to the remaining schedule. I’m going to leave much of the work to the world, but I’m...

  • A Different Look at the Remaining Schedule, Part 7

    Punchline: The Pelicans are in a good position to make the Playoffs. They control their own destiny, have one game worth of cushion to keep control. They are guaranteed top-6 if...

  • A Different Look at the Remaining Schedule, Part 6

    Punchline: The Pelicans are in a good position to make the Playoffs. They control their own destiny, have one game worth of cushion to keep control, but they need to win...

  • A Different Look at the Remaining Schedule, Part 5

    Punchline: Sunday is a pivotal point in the Pelicans’ Playoff path. It can be made clear, but getting top-6 is murky, and top-4 is getting tougher in part due to losing...

  • A Different Look at the Remaining Schedule, Part 4

    Punchline: The Pelicans will have to work hard not to get into the Playoffs, but getting top-6 or top-4 is murky. They are losing important tie-breakers, including multi-team tie-breakers, but some...

  • A Different Look at the Remaining Schedule, Part 3

    Punchline: The Clippers and Nuggets are below the top-8 in the West, but it’s not enough to make me comfortable yet. The New Orleans Pelicans have 12 games left to play,...

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