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    Chris Romaguera’s Season Opener

    ((As part of our constant change here at Bourbon Street Shots, we’ve added new writers we spent the summer recruiting, though that’s fancier sounding that it actually was. You’ve already gotten...

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    Magic @ Pelicans Open Thread

    It’s here everyone! The start of the New Orleans Pelicans 2014-2015 season. What a glorious day for Anthony Davis to begin his ascendance to an absolute Super Star! As we go...

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    Omer Asik and Defending the 2-Point Shot

    I get it. I get the three-point thing. I get why teams do it (it’s efficient, adds entropy to the offense). I get why analysts grab onto it with a white-knuckled...

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    Watch Parties at Tracey’s

    This isn’t just about watch parties. Though we have you covered there. Over the past few seasons, all of us here at Bourbon Street Shots feel part of something more than...

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    Rounding out the Rotation: the Pelicans’ Seventh Man

    With only four days until the Pelicans’ regular season opener, the top of the team’s rotation is largely set in stone. The team will trot out a back court of Jrue...

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    In Defense of Being Young

    Aside from having seemingly every player injured for significant portions of the season, there has been nothing more frustrating in the last 2 seasons than watching opponents carve up New Orleans...

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    Pelicans @ Hawks Open Thread

    Welcome to your Game Day Open Thread! Unfortunately tonight’s game in Atlanta is not televised but you can listen to it on the radio and follow along on twitter for updates....

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    Pelicans Media Day Recap, Observations

    The Pelicans hosted their media day from 1-330 at the practice facility. This was my first Media Day, but I was accompanied by Dru, who helped guide me around, and Trew,...

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    Tyreke Evans to Miss 3-5 Weeks with Right Hamstring Injury

    According to a statement released by the New Orleans Pelicans this afternoon, Tyreke Evans will be sidelined for about a month after straining his right hamstring in a pick-up basketball game. As a...

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    A Critical Time for Austin Rivers

    With the New Orleans Pelicans roster pretty much set, the onset of training camp and preseason is key Monty Williams to get an idea of the rotation he plans to use....

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    The New Orleans Pelicans’ Most Intriguing Squadron

    The New Orleans Pelicans’ addition of center Omer Asik answers a question that had no clear answer last season – who to start at center. A more uncertain question, however, is how minutes and...

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    Why The New Orleans Pelicans Shouldn’t Play Transition Basketball

    It isn’t a question of pace but of getting out in transition is something Mason pointed out to me on twitter the other day. I was saying that I think the...

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    Farewell to a True Pelican, Jason Smith

    Saying goodbye is never easy, especially when you’re doing so to the longest tenured player from your favorite team. Jason Smith has given us so much on and off the court...

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    New Orleans Pelicans Sign Russ Smith

    Just prior to the press conference to introduce Omer Asik, the New Orleans Pelicans announced another move, the signing of Russ Smith, the second round pick they got in exchanged for...

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    New Orleans Pelicans Acquire Omer Asik in Trade

    The New Orleans Pelicans acquired Omer Asik today in a trade. The trade was rumored in June prior to the 2014 draft, but the trade could not happen until today for...

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    What does Lebron’s return to Cleveland mean for small markets?

    For the past five years a growing sentiment around the professional basketball world has been the neglect of small market basketball franchises. This has been pushed mostly through the superstar movements...

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    Farewell, Anthony Morrow

    Anthony Morrow will be moving on from New Orleans, as he has agreed to terms with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Morrow spent only one year in New Orleans, but his effort, enthusiasm,...

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    LeBron’s move to Cleveland allows Dell Demps to get creative with Asik trade

    What a day, huh? As soon as LeBron announced his decision that he would be heading back to Cleveland, the NBA free agency period quickly kicked into overdrive. Among the flurry of deals...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans vs. D-League Select

    Well, at least we got New Orleans Pelicans basketball, right? It is not an exciting matchup – No Wiggins or Parker or Randle (that comes Sunday), but it’s Pelicans basketball darn...

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    Player Profiles- Rapid Fire

    Free agency is still in limbo as Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James  finalize their free agent decisions, and until dominoes start falling, the Pelicans may not be able to make many...

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