• Setting an Appropriate Bar for Rondo

    I’m pretty good at talking myself into a hole. If we get Rondo I will riot. Silently and without consequence, but I will riot — Mike Pellissier (@MikePellissier) June 24, 2017...

  • Darius Miller Returns

    Scott Kushner tweeted out that our old friend Darius Miller will be returning to the team in some capacity.  At this juncture, it is unclear what sort of contract Miller has,...

  • Pelicans Scoop: Free Agency Addition

    The New Orleans Pelicans are on the eve of free agency. Jrue Holiday will be meeting with the team first thing he can at 12:01 am Saturday, does that change our...

  • Is Jrue Holiday “Clutch?”

    **All stats from NBA.com** Clutch is not what you think.  It’s not what Skip Bayless thinks and it’s not what Biff from the bar thinks, which is, crudely, “is this player...

  • Pelicans Scoop: DeMarcus Cousins Edition

    The dust has settled a bit from the trade that shook up the NBA. Now that DeMarcus Cousins (and Omri Casspi) are in, and Langstong Galloway, Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield, and...

  • Pace is Good and Pace is Bad

    It’s been one game since the Fire-Ice combo took the court for the first time. It resulted in a 30 point loss to the Moreyball Rockets, so now it’s time to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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,...

  • Stats Highlights, 1st Week

    *Sample size disclaimer — 3 games have been played, meaning the sample of data that we have to work with is extremely limited.  However,  the phrase “small sample size” in basketball...

  • Searching for Pieces

    Offseason always feels like an eternity to me. After the adrenaline rush of free agency, we are exposed to the horrors of Summer League.. then we wait a few months and are...

  • Quick Hits: Random Thoughts

    Follow @mikepellissier   For someone who played 4 years of college basketball, it’s crazy to see the weight that some are giving to Buddy Hield’s Summer League and preseason performances.  Buddy...

  • Why I’m Excited For Buddy Hield

    Despite scouts and fans having different ideas of Buddy Hield’s NBA career arc, there is one consensus: he can flat out shoot.  And it’s easy to see why Hield’s shot is...

  • Pelicans Scoop: Another Trade Deadline Letdown

    Hundreds, nay thousands, of trade machine proposals were thrown around the interwebs by Pelicans fan, yet nobody got it right. Jarnell Stokes for a protected 2nd round pick was not the...

  • Media Day: Everything’s Gravy

    It’s good to be back.  Fall is upon us and that means basketball is back and ready to rock your world. Media Day is very often a lot of fluff–Player X...

  • New Orleans Pelicans Season in Review: Jeff Withey

    Sometimes things just don’t break your way–and for Jeff Withey, the offseason addition of Omer Asik all but promised that he would not see many minutes.  It’s not that Withey doesn’t have NBA...

  • New Orleans Pelicans Season in Review: Anthony Davis

    I couldn’t figure out where to start this article – for as much of the individual brilliance that I’ve witnessed from Anthony Davis over the past few years, writing about how amazing he...

  • Pelicans-Warriors Game 4 Preview: Johnny Chan

    “Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched” -Someone, somewhere, probably talking about a Pelicans game I got lost in the moment on Thursday night. I was bedazzled. The Pelicans were up...

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