• The Pelicans’ Offense With Jrue Holiday

    *all numbers presented do not include the most recent game against the New York Knicks Defense, defense, defense. That is all that was talked about in the offseason, and for good...

  • Are You Ready for Your Solo?

    Every team in the NBA as the “polarizing move du jour,” and for the Pelicans, Solomon Hill has given Omer Asik some breathing room. It’s not that either player is an...

  • Wasted Seasons?

    I keep hearing the term “wasted” season, and it annoys me. Rather than just stew over here, I wanted to try to add some clarity to all sides of the manufactured...

  • It’s Time to Play Diallo

    The Pelicans are an okay team.  Despite what their record indicates, the Pelicans have been perfectly average since Jrue came back on November 18th. My occasional Twitter meltdowns would indicate otherwise,...

  • How Many Open Shots is “Normal?”

    I never thought I’d say this, but the Pelicans finally have an average to above average defense.  Not a great one,  but one that isn’t an eyesore, and one that features quick,...

  • Solo and the Wookie

    When Han Solo tried to escape from the clutches of the Imperial Navy through an asteroid field, he knew what he was getting into. With sharp-shooting Imperial TIE Fighters behind and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Good and Bad with the Pelicans’ Defense

    A lot has been made of the Pelicans’ revamped defense. Is it truly 10th best in the league? Is it actually bad? Is this smoke and mirrors? Small sample size? Being...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 4 Thoughts Through 4 Games

    The Pelicans have started the season a demoralizing 0-4 despite playing two very winnable games against the Denver Nuggets and the Milwaukee Bucks. In both games the Pelicans put themselves in...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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