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    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,...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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    On the Fly, Episode 16: Spurs!

    Jake and I are privileged to welcome Jesse Blanchard of BBallBreakdown to talk about the Spurs, who are currently annihilating everyone in their path.  This is a BIG game. Follow Jesse! Follow...

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    Pelicans Scoop – The Final Playoff Push

    Some of the Bourbon Street Shots writers discuss five key questions heading into the Pelicans’ final three games of the regular season, tied with the Thunder for the 8th and final playoff...

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    On the Fly, Episode 15: TBob!

    Jake and I are privileged to welcome TBob Hebert, who most of you probably know from his awesome radio work or his amazing Pelican photoshops. We talk the Pelican playoff push...

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    Pelicans Give it All, Fall Short to Clippers

    Monty Pregame Thoughts “Since I have been here, we have shown that we can beat them here.. but it’s not an easy task.” The news that Anthony Davis would play in...

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    On the Fly, Episode 14: Scott Kushner

    Jake and I are privileged to welcome Scott Kushner of The Advocate to talk about a smorgasbord of Pelican topics and also the changing world of journalism.  Give it a listen...

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    On the Fly, Episode 13: Bucks

    Jake and I are privileged to welcome K L Chouinard, who writes for Hawks.com and is formerly of Bucksketball.  If you aren’t already, make sure you’re following K L! Follow @AnaheimAmigos

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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...

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    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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