• In The NO Episode 6: The Pelicans Beat The Brakes Off The Rockets

    First pod of the season. Mason and Shamit react to the Pelicans whooping the Rockets on opening night. Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify RSS Feed Direct Download

  • In The NO Episode 5: Interview with Pelicans Performance Consultant, Mike Guevara

    Photo Credit: Ashley Amoss Meet the one of the most innovative guys in sports. Mike G is a Performance Consultant with the New Orleans Pelicans as well as the personal Performance...

  • In The NO Episode 4: Okafor, Schedule, and Ticket Sales

    Part 1: Part 2: In Part 1 of the latest episode of In the NO, Shamit and Mason kick things off by discussing the addition of Jahlil Okafor. They then pivot...

  • In The No Episode 3: Gentry Ball, Decompression, and Targets

      Shamit and Mason discuss the happenings of the offseason. We talk about Gentry Ball, targets, and take a look into the brief future.   Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify...

  • Introducing “Gentry Ball”: A Look Into Early Offense and The Fit of Elfrid Payton

    When Elfrid Payton was first signed, there was a lot of hullabaloo about his fit. As the dust settled, it became clear the idea was to put him in an up-tempo...

  • In The No Episode 2: We Have An Emergency

      Shamit and Mason bring Mac out of retirement for this one. Boogie leaves the Pelicans to join the Warriors. Rondo leaves the Pelicans to join the Lakers. Oh hey Julius...

  • The Midnight Dance

    Intro At midnight July 1, the gates to the NBA’s biggest ball fly open and everyone is looking for that special someone to take to the dance floor. Like any dance,...

  • In The NO Episode “1”: Shamit and Mason Discuss the Pelicans Offseason

      In the first installment of In The NO post Ryan and Mac, Shamit and Mason take a stab at the Pelicans’ offseason. We discuss the draft, European prospects, Boogie, and...

  • Rules For a Boogie-Less Offseason

      Every organization needs a contingency plan if the primary option does not pan out. Make no mistake, DeMarcus Cousins is plan A. As I detailed last week, the Pelicans best...

  • All Things Considered: Boogie Edition

      In November while the Pelicans’ season was very much getting off the ground I wrote about “The Big Conundrum”. This piece revolved around the success of Davis centric lineups and...

  • Jrue Holiday 2018 Defensive Highlights

    Jrue deserves to be First Team All Defense this year. The Pelicans are a whopping 9.2 points per 100 possessions better with Jrue on the court – this surpasses DPOY candidates...

  • 10 Things the Pelicans Have Done Well for 10 Straight Wins

    The Pelicans have won 10 straight games and are coming off their best stretch of basketball in over 5 years.  No win through this streak has been the same and the...

  • Let Me Explain the Spain (Pick and Roll)

    Intro It’s not easy to reinvent your offense mid season after a component as big DeMarcus Cousins goes down. Yet the Pelicans are trying to transform on the fly all while...

  • Mulling Miller

    Should Miller be getting more minutes? A different spot in the rotation? If not now, when? Mason: It looks like things are already trending that way: Miller has played 30+ regulation...

  • Discussing Hill’s Role

    How to optimize Hill, and will he be in that role? Michael Pellissier: I think Solomon Hill is best utilized as a small-ball 4. Hill had the 10th worst points per...

  • A Deep Dive into Rotations

    The Bourbon Street Shots crew did a deep review of lineup data in an effort to tackle the Pelicans’s inconsistency issues. We can’t control effort and motivation, but we damn sure...

  • An Intro to Shot Selection

    Introduction This is a cursory post on shot selection. Many of you may already be familiar with concepts explained below, so bear with me. For those who aren’t, this post aims...

  • The Big Conundrum

    A look into the success of Davis centric Lineups and what that means for the Pelicans The last few weeks unearthed a familiar trend. Lineups with Anthony Davis at center absolutely...

  • Rajon Rondo Has a Knack for Making Things Easier

    Rajon Rondo is well known for his ability to pass. But just how good is he at getting his teammates looks that are easy to convert? I took a look at...

  • Pelicans Scoop: Let’s Boogie!

    Despite the slim playoff chances the New Orleans Pelicans have been improving. Some of our writers weigh in on what’s been happening with the team. Agree or disagree with us? Let...

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