• From scrub to sub: Pelicans’ Darius Miller is a bench weapon

    As if he were the protagonist in an ancient epic, small Forward Darius Miller was released from the New Orleans Pelicans on November 30, 2014 and has now emerged as a...

  • The V in Thanksgiving

    I thought about writing this post at the start of the season, but it didn’t feel right, so I waited. I’m not driven or moved by arbitrary deadlines. Especially not with...

  • Thoughts on Injuries, Rotation, Roster Moves

    Some thoughts on the return of injured players. Frank Jackson could return in the coming weeks, with a 3-4 month window reported on September 1. Jackson was unlikely to be slated...

  • The value Darren Erman provides for the Pelicans on defense

    (Be sure to follow Brendon on twitter.) Lost in the concern over injuries and questions about Alvin Gentry’s future is a fact: Darren Erman has been a very valuable assistant during...

  • Coming to Terms with Rondo

    Here is how I overcame my initial concerns with the Rondo signing to view him favorably now. When the New Orleans Pelicans signed Rajon Rondo, I was a bit stunned. I...

  • Can the Pelicans Reduce Their Turnovers?

    This post first appeared in an abbreviated form on Twitter @BourbonStShots Sunday morning. Follow for more. The short of it: I don’t see a problem, a reduction would be nice, and...

  • Considering Trading For Bledsoe

    If Bledsoe is truly available and is open to coming to the New Orleans Pelicans, they can not play meek and hedge their bets, not in an NBA where stars are...

  • Jameer Nelson signing is worth losing Crawford, should help offense

    Jameer Nelson, who was cut last week by the Denver Nuggets ahead of his age-35 season, is exactly what the Pelicans need from their backcourt rotation, especially until Rajon Rondo returns...

  • Pelicans should not take moral victories, but…

    Despite my last post here warning fans not to freak out while starting point guard Rajon Rondo is out recovering from sports hernia surgery, the New Orleans Pelicans are off to...

  • Sprinkling in Some Long 2’s

    Wednesday night in Memphis, the Pelicans looked good in the first quarter, and things unraveled to start the second. The game was about even until a Memphis run in the third,...

  • 42 Sense: Season Ahead

    The New Orleans Pelicans tip off the season tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. At long last, we find the Pelicans in a key season. Each season you’ve heard (elsewhere) how this...

  • Overreacting to the first Pelicans preseason game

    After a long (very long) off-season we finally had our first action of New Orleans Pelicans basketball. With so much conjecture as to how well the team will perform this season,...

  • It Begins

    The Pelicans’ long standing offseason ritual of offering a would-be starter up as a sacrifice to the basketball gods found its latest lamb, and while offerings in recent years haven’t won...

  • Grainy Defense

      “What’s the basketball vision right now? What kind of team are they? We don’t know.”   It took until the last day of the regular season, but by the time...

  • Change Change Change

    It’s been quite the interesting offseason for the New Orleans Pelicans, at least from where I sit. The team’s lone significant move was to sign Jrue Holiday to a large deal....

  • Ian Clark might be the New Orleans Pelicans’ best offseason signing

    It’s a situation the Pelicans aren’t accustomed to, in which free agents are willing to take less money or a lesser role in order to be a part of the organization....

  • The Pelicans charted their course, and Kyrie Irving isn’t worth changing direction.

    The Kyrie Irving trade demand has set the NBA ablaze, and even the newly-constructed New Orleans Pelicans have not been able to keep away from the hot stove. This morning, ESPN’s...

  • Rondo will force change, but just might improve the Pelicans

    If the arrival of DeMarcus Cousins in New Orleans signaled one set of changes for the Pelicans’ organization, then the courtship and acquisition of Rajon Rondo represents a full evolution. Gone...

  • Setting an Appropriate Bar for Rondo

    I’m pretty good at talking myself into a hole. If we get Rondo I will riot. Silently and without consequence, but I will riot — Mike Pellissier (@MikePellissier) June 24, 2017...

  • Pelicans, Rajon Rondo Agree To Contract

    The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a deal with 11-year veteran point guard Rajon Rondo. History, Play, Fit Rajon Pierre Rondo, from Louisville, played at Kentucky for 2 seasons...

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