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  • Boogie and the Brow: Defense

    We here at BourbonStreetShots are breaking down the Cousins acquisition in every which way possible, and I am here to talk about some on-the-court ramifications, specifically on the defensive end. Go...

  • Takeaways From the DeMarcus Cousins Introductory Press Conference

    The newest additions to the New Orleans Pelicans we’re unveiled today as DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi held their introductory press conference. Some of the biggest takeaways are below. –It’s an...

  • Boogie and the Brow: Offense

    New Orleans’s anemic offense may have just found its solution – by adding DeMarcus Cousins (referred to in this article as “Boogie”), the Pels have instantly gone from a bottom of...

  • Jrue-th or Dare: An Early Look into the Pelicans’ 2017 Off-Season

    When Anthony Davis first signed his max contract extension, all that some people wanted to talk about was the Pelicans’ franchise officially being “on the clock.” As in, the challenge to keep him...

  • Statistics, Uncertainty and Boogie

    It’s always been curious to me that the NBA writers, bloggers and fans that describe themselves as “stats heads” are the ones who are the least willing to accept uncertainty. This...

  • New Orleans Pelicans Trade for DeMarcus Cousins

    The New Orleans Pelicans will land DeMarcus Cousins in trade, per multiple reports came out after the conclusion of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Reports of discussions built before and during...

  • New Orleans Pelicans’ Once and Future All-Star

    As the Pelicans approach the All-Star break the main focus will be on Anthony Davis, and, to a lesser extent, Buddy Hield. But there is someone else in New Orleans that...

  • Brook Lopez and Setting the Bar

    Earlier this week, I wrote about the swirling Jahlil Okafor rumors and why I don’t think it’s a good idea for the Pelicans to trade for him. Yesterday, one of the targets...

  • The Injury Inefficiency Efficiency

    The New Orleans Pelicans seem to be plagued with injuries. Some Pelicans fans feel like this is a curse of some sort. Some writers and even employees and players have mentioned,...

  • NOkafor: Why I Have Little Interest in Jahlil

    Earlier this week, there were rumors that the Pelicans had interest in Jahlil Okafor.  There were multiple proposed packages, involving assets ranging from this year’s draft pick to unloading Alexis Ajinca’s...

  • Figuring Out the Pelicans’ Identity

    You’ve heard a bunch of buzzwords thrown out regarding the Pelicans this year: Defense, Pace, Switching, Blue-Collar. But another word has been popping up recently. Identity. And that’s probably the worst...

  • Buddy Hield Progressing In His Rookie Campaign

    A collaboration between James Grayson and Graham McQueen Buddy Hield was able to accomplish something that not even Anthony Davis was able to during his rookie season, and something no Pelican...

  • Pelicans don’t need more time, they have their identity

    After a loss in San Antonio on Sunday evening, New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach, Alvin Gentry talked a bit about the Pelicans need to sort out their identity. “We’ve got to...

  • It’s Time to Play Diallo

    The Pelicans are an okay team.  Despite what their record indicates, the Pelicans have been perfectly average since Jrue came back on November 18th. My occasional Twitter meltdowns would indicate otherwise,...

  • About That 4th Quarter

    The New Orleans Pelicans suffered a heartbreaking loss last night to the Golden State Warriors. After scoring 94 points through three quarters New Orleans could only muster 15 points in the...

  • Pelicans Scoop: How are Things Going?

    Are you happy with the Pelicans handling of Buddy Hield (his role, spot in the rotation, minutes, etc)? What would you like to see changed? Jake Madison: I think it’s fine....

  • The Pelicans Should Stick with the Jrue Holiday/Tim Frazier Back Court

    The Pelicans started a bit of a surprising backcourt Tuesday against the Lakers, and, with Tyreke Evans’ return being delayed, Tim Frazier and Jrue Holiday should be starting yet again. It’s...

  • How Many Open Shots is “Normal?”

    I never thought I’d say this, but the Pelicans finally have an average to above average defense.  Not a great one,  but one that isn’t an eyesore, and one that features quick,...

  • How the Pelicans have changed

    I had a lot of questions this summer stemming from the subtraction of Anderson and Gordon.  How was the team going to replace all those threes?  Would the team maintain its...

  • Thanksgiving Scoop

    You’ll have to see how the answers turn out, but here are some upward-pointing questions in advance of Thanksgiving. 1. Holiday is back. Are the New Orleans Pelicans now equipped to...

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