• A Small Defense of the Defense

    I am among no small number of people discussing the defense of the New Orleans Pelicans. I have said some good things and bad. Jake has said the same here and...

  • The Cavalry

    Significant injury has again beset the New Orleans Pelicans, this time striking Lance Stephenson. Stephenson suffered a groin injury in the Suns game, or possibly after, but was diagnosed as an...

  • The Process and the Losses

    The New Orleans Pelicans are not off to a good start as measured by wins. They are 0-6. Just so the point of what I’m saying below is not lost, I...

  • The Transition to Transition

    We’ve had just a few New Orleans Pelicans games to watch, so beyond Anthony Davis is good This team needs work There’s not too much to say with great confidence, especially...

  • What Is This Process?

    I decided to talk to Jason about the team building the Pelicans have done in the AD era. This was started just before the season and went through today, which makes...

  • An Early Regular Season Look and a Theory

    I think I think . . . Davis never wavered. The headlines were stupid this summer about him taking a step back, as these were from some experts on things who...

  • There’s Always All-Star Weekend

    Before Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) left for a regular gig in Oklahoma City (and a big congrats to him), I discussed the 2017 NBA All-Star Game with him. Opening Day for the...

  • A Late Preseason Look

    Now we’ve seen all 6 preseason games, dealt with a couple injuries, and just 1 cut that was offset by a signing. There’s only so much to take from preseason, but...

  • An Early Preseason Look

    We’ve seen an offseason, a little camp, some drama, and sort of saw a game waaay up North. Davis is just as killer as we thought, and maybe more now that...

  • Versatility

    I know many of you all hoped my silence had predictive value. It’s my pleasure to disappoint . . . I’m happy with the offseason. There were flashier moves out there,...

  • New Orleans Pelicans Host Phoenix Suns

    The New Orleans Pelicans (30-49) host the Phoenix Suns (21-58) tonight at the Smoothie King Center. The game starts at 6 pm CT (UTC -5) and is on Fox Sports New...

  • Pelicans Finally Win Against Lakers

    The New Orleans Pelicans (30-49) finally defeated the Los Angeles Lakers (16-63) in the third and final attempt this season. The 110-102 win was more complete than an 8-point differential may...

  • New Orleans Pelicans Host Los Angeles Lakers

    The New Orleans Pelicans (29-49) host the Los Angeles Lakers (16-62) tonight at the Smoothie King Center. The game starts at 7:00 pm CT (UTC -5) and can be seen on...

  • The Pels Have Not Gone Gently

    What’s left of the New Orleans Pelicans (26-46) lost to the Toronto Raptors (49-23) predictably. As empirical probability is inexorably overcome by mathematical certainty, the half-team from New Orleans can do...

  • New Orleans Pelicans v Toronto Raptors

    The New Orleans Pelicans (26-45) host the Toronto Raptors (48-23) tonight at the Smoothie King Center at 6 pm CT (UTC -5). The game will be on Fox Sports New Orleans...

  • Not Enough Pelicans to Defeat the Pacers

    The New Orleans Pels (26-45) fell to the Indiana Pacers (38-33) in Indianapolis tonight in a 92-84 loss that was a tick closer than it might appear. It’s possible the Pelicans...

  • Pelicans Can’t Quite Hold Against Bucks

    The New Orleans Pelicans (24-41) continue their near free-fall after dropping the third game of five on this road trip, this time to the injured-but-plucky Milwaukee Bucks (28-38). Though the Pelicans...

  • New Orleans Pelicans Continue Road Trip Against Milwaukee Bucks

    The New Orleans Pelicans (24-40) visit the Milwaukee Bucks (27-38) tonight in another clash of survivors. The Bucks last played Wednesday, but the Pelicans lost to Memphis last night in overtime,...

  • Pelicans Fall to Grizzlies in Overtime Sort Of

    The New Orleans Pelicans (24-40) played and ultimately lost a fun one against the Memphis Grizzlies (39-26). Both teams were without key players, and the game was sloppy. The Pelicans lost...

  • Which Way Is Up?

    Fans of the New Orleans Pelicans have no shortage of legitimate gripes this season. They are often lost, however, in the seemingly endless supply of illegitimate ones, poor support for legitimate...

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