• 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...

  • Doubling Down on Your Strengths: How the Pelicans can embrace an unconventional identity

    It’s April of 2014. You’re bored and flipping through the channels. As you are scrolling, you notice the Houston Rockets are playing the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hey! It’s James Harden and Dwight...

  • Alvin Gentry’s Secret Sauce: A look at why the Pelicans should run the Triangle

    Much has been made of the Pelicans struggle offensively this season. It was a doomed proposition to begin with as point guard Jrue Holiday was scheduled to miss a few weeks...

  • The defense of Alexis Ajinca

    Alexis Ajinca has found his way into the starting lineup after the bold media day claim that he will be the Pelicans’s starting center. On an offensively deficient team that struggles...

  • Trend Watching: Langston Galloway’s 3-point Shooting

    Langston Galloway has been on fire from deep lately. After starting his Pelicans career 0-9 from deep in his first 4 games, Galloway is averaging 40.3% from three on 4.5 attempts...

  • The Weak Link

    We are now 8 games in and the Pelicans have as many victories as I have Buddy Hield jerseys. (Maybe this is what is holding us back, I’ll test this and...

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