Tag: lineups

  • Pelicans Maintain Flight Path Despite Rotation Disarray

    Photo Credit: Andrew Smith Through 13 games, the Pelicans sit at 7-6 and in a 3-way tie for 9th place in the Western Conference. They are also 10th in the NBA in Net Rating per Cleaning the Glass’ stats database (which removes “garbage time”) at +3.1 points per 100 possessions (6th in the West), and have […]

  • Monday Scoop

    Are you satisfied with the starting lineup?   Ginsberg: It’s fine because of the great offense, but the Pelicans should not be satisfied with fine during a season as important as this one. The defense is a total train wreck that fails to maximize certain players’ strengths on that end – specifically Moore. He’s a […]

  • 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 around. New Orleans is 6-2 over their most recent 8 games, including wins over three of the top six teams in the Eastern Conference. The resulting […]

  • 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 up ~65% of the team’s total minutes played) have outscored their opponents by 6.6 points per 100 possessions (roughly the Thunder’s net rating last […]

  • Time for a Change in the Starting Lineup?

    After the injury to Eric Gordon, Coach Monty Williams untimately settled on a Pelicans starting lineup of Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, Luke Babbitt, Anthony Davis, and Omer Asik. The prevailing idea, here, was to find a way to still effectively space the floor for guys like Tyreke and Jrue to have room to get into the […]

  • Mid-season Review: Talking Lineups

    The Sacramento game marked the halfway mark for the Hornets – 41 games of up and down, injury-marred basketball that is currently soaring along on an extended high note.  With half the season in the books, it’s time to do a little review, and the first set of data I decided to present was five-man […]