• Pelicans should not take moral victories, but…

    Despite my last post here warning fans not to freak out while starting point guard Rajon Rondo is out recovering from sports hernia surgery, the New Orleans Pelicans are off to...

  • Pelicans’ injury curse strikes again, but don’t freak out

    As I prepared to make my personal debut for Bourbon Street Shots, the all too familiar voodoo curse that comes in the form of injuries came for starting New Orleans Pelicans...

  • 42 Sense: Season Behind

    In advance of the New Orleans Pelicans kicking off the 2017-2018 Season against the Memphis Grizzlies on October 18th, I’m going to share some thoughts on several areas of interest. To...

  • Overreacting to the first Pelicans preseason game

    After a long (very long) off-season we finally had our first action of New Orleans Pelicans basketball. With so much conjecture as to how well the team will perform this season,...

  • Pelicans Assistant Coach Chris Finch Discusses New Role in NOLA

    This morning, Chris Gordy of Sports 1280 in New Orleans interviewed the newest member of the Pelicans’ coaching staff, Chris Finch. (The full interview can be found by following this link or...

  • Why the Pelicans Shouldn’t Sell the Gulf for Paul George

    On Monday, Michael McNamara made a well-reasoned case for the Pelicans to pay whatever price it would cost in order to bring Paul George to New Orleans next season. He makes...

  • Pelicans Plan Becoming Clear with Chris Finch Hiring

    Now that the New Orleans Pelicans have confirmed that head coach Alvin Gentry and general manager Dell Demps will be back with the team next season, some of the uncertainty around...

  • Pelicans Off-Season Q&A: Looking Backwards & Ahead

    Earlier this week, Rafał Kamieński (a writer for Pelicans.pl, a polish website dedicated to covering the New Orleans Pelicans) asked me a few questions related to the key decisions awaiting the...

  • An Easy Way to Improve the Offense

    Did you watch the video of the Houston Rockets bench laughing at Andre Roberson missing free throws? I did and I laughed. But then I was hit with a fear…what if...

  • Anthony Davis made healthy progress during the 2016-17 season

    When incredible talent and radical injury misfortune intersect as precisely as they have in the career of Anthony Davis, the organization overseeing it all is bound to get swept up in...

  • DeMarcus Cousins and the New Orleans Pelicans Offense

    After the initial jubilation wore off from the New Orleans Pelicans trading for DeMarcus Cousins there was one big question: Can Alvin Gentry coach two bigs? On the surface it’s a...

  • The Jrue Holiday Decision

    Almost immediately after the New Orleans Pelicans traded for DeMarcus Cousins there was talk of the Pelicans finally having their own “Big 3.” Cousins, Anthony Davis, and Jrue Holiday. And while...

  • What the Offensive Gelling Looks Like

    The New Orleans Pelicans are 5-1 over their last six games, and look much better compared to where they were right after the trade for DeMarcus Cousins. A lot of that...

  • Let the Tank Crash: Root for Wins

    As the New Orleans Pelicans enter the final 12 games of the season they remain in the weird limbo of the NBA. Outside of the playoffs (currently 4.5 games back of...

  • Why Are the Pelicans Struggling on the Glass?

    The DeMarcus Cousins era for the New Orleans Pelicans has not gotten off to the flying start many thought would occur. Struggles abound in multiple areas, and while some make sense...

  • Musings on the Start of the Boogie and the Brow Era

    On the surface the early returns for the Pelicans after the DeMarcus Cousins trade haven’t looked good. For a team with playoff expectations a 2-5 record after acquiring and All-Star isn’t...

  • 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...

  • The Pressure Cooker

    [[Everyone please give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Bourbon Street Shots team: Brendon Kleen. Enjoy his first post for the site and give him a follow on...

  • 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...

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