• 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • NOLA’s Resurgence – Not Just Holiday-Related

    *Note: this column was written before the Pelicans’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 25th* After starting the season 0-8, the Pelicans appear to have finally started turning things...

  • A Holiday Weekend – How the Former Allstar Will Immediately Help the Pelicans’ Defense

    During last week’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the best word David Wesley and Joel Meyers came up with to describe Jrue Holiday’s offense was “smooth.” After the game Alvin...

  • How Jrue Holiday Will Immediately Help the Pelicans’ Offense

    There is a lot of excitement on Jrue Holiday’s return to the New Orleans Pelicans tonight. While the focus has been should he start or come off the bench, the real...

  • Ranting and by the way, Anthony Davis isn’t helping the defense much

    Before I get to the one little stats tidbit I noticed this week, I do have to express my frustration.  WHY THE HELL CAN THIS TEAM NOT STAY HEALTHY?!?!?  WHY IS...

  • Anthony Davis Showing Patience on Offense

    This year Anthony Davis has been an absolute banshee on the court for the New Orleans Pelicans despite their winless start. He’s third in the league in scoring per game, averaging...

  • Examining Lineup Data – the Value of Continuity

    *Note – this column was written in advance of the Pelicans’ November 10th victory against the Bucks* Key Takeaway: Pelicans lineups that have played more than 5 minutes together this season (making...

  • The Pels’ Supporting Cast and Their Missing Second Lead

    Much has been made of the Pelicans supporting cast, or apparent lack thereof, recently. If you’re on this blog, you’re sure to have heard, at least a dozen times, “I feel...

  • Finding the Perfect Pairing for Anthony Davis

    So far this year the Pelicans are winless, despite Anthony Davis having two monster performances to start the year. And right now, the future doesn’t look too bright. Most people blame...

  • 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...

  • Some Clarity on the Glass

    The 2014-15 Pelicans ranked 4th best in offensive rebounding% as Anthony Davis and Omer Asik feasted off Tyreke Evans’ wild rim running. In the 2690 minutes Evans played that year, the...

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