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    In the NO Ep 271: Can they get back to 500?

    Jason and I talk about Buddy’s minutes, whether the team will get back to playing .500 ball, spend an inevitable amount of time being sad about Solomon Hill, and wonder at...

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    Thanksgiving Scoop

    You’ll have to see how the answers turn out, but here are some upward-pointing questions in advance of Thanksgiving. 1. Holiday is back. Are the New Orleans Pelicans now equipped to...

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    Late Early Observations

    The New Orleans Pelicans played 12 games without Holiday and 1 game with him. It’s as good a time as any to look at what we’ve been looking at. Davis is...

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    Issues of Trust

    I’ve spent some time thinking about just has gone wrong with this team that was controllable. Every team makes mistakes. Bad luck aside, I wanted to come up with an answer,...

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    Handling The Pressure

    The New Orleans Pelicans, for the first time in a long time . . . a very long time . . . quit last night. The team will deny it. The...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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,...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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