• Navigating Negotiations

    The New Orleans Pelicans and Jrue Holiday are engaged in public and private negotiations on Jrue’s next contract. Negotiations are a game, which means they are often improperly analyzed, particularly in...

  • Processing the Pelicans Process

    Last season I spent some time early on pondering just what Dell Demps meant when he said the year would be about the process for the New Orleans Pelicans. I thought....

  • Is Jrue Holiday “Clutch?”

    **All stats from NBA.com** Clutch is not what you think.  It’s not what Skip Bayless thinks and it’s not what Biff from the bar thinks, which is, crudely, “is this player...

  • Passing and The Two-Man Game

    The New Orleans Pelicans is a team whose core is zagging when the NBA as a whole is zigging. We saw the Grizzlies and, to some extent, the Pacers have success...

  • 2017-Finals-Inspired Thoughts for the Pelicans

    The New Orleans Pelicans, like 27 other teams, are watching the 2017 NBA Finals from the comfort of their living rooms, literally or figuratively. The Finals are in many ways a...

  • The New Orleans Pelicans are in the market for this year’s Malcolm Brogdon

    The New Orleans Pelicans have the 40th overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. There are several different ways the team could go with this pick, from drafting and stashing a...

  • Let ’em Have It?

    The New Orleans Pelicans are part of the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery this year, and they keep their pick if they end up with one of the top 3 selections. If...

  • Jrue Holiday will set the baseline for the 2017 free agent point guard class

    The summers of 2012 and 2013 felt important for the future of the point guard position in the moment, but together they now especially feel like a definitive moment. Because many...

  • Progress Towards an Identity

    I wrote a while back that the Pelicans were in dire need of an identity. This idea resonated with many, and it was of course lampooned by those who are just...

  • Anthony Davis made healthy progress during the 2016-17 season

    When incredible talent and radical injury misfortune intersect as precisely as they have in the career of Anthony Davis, the organization overseeing it all is bound to get swept up in...

  • I Want To Talk About the Pelicans’ Medical Staff

    I want to talk about the medical staff of the New Orleans Pelicans. But the problem is I don’t know how. It’s weird and slightly uncomfortable. The Pelicans medical staff has...

  • Pelicans Prepare for a Big Choice

    The New Orleans Pelicans have been under the gun since it was clear that Anthony Davis was going to be what was hoped prior to the 2012 NBA Draft. The first...

  • The Specifics of a Jrue Holiday Max Contract

    With the regular season effectively over for the New Orleans Pelicans all eyes turn towards the offseason. And any discussion about the offseason starts with free agent guard Jrue Holiday. While...

  • Prioritizing identity for the sake of identity

    What is in an identity? Much like within an individual, the identity of an organization takes on its shape over time. It is up to the constituents of that body to...

  • The Wisdom of Solomon?

    When the New Orleans Pelicans signed Solomon Hill, I told myself: Read up. When I had time to read up, I told myself: This guy is going to do most of...

  • I’ll Die on Boogie Hill

    The New Orleans Pelicans acquired DeMarcus Cousins in a trade, and now I’ve had some time to think about it. There’s been a good deal of flap about the trade just...

  • 10-Dayer Power Rankings

    Fans of the Pelicans have become pretty familiar over the past two seasons with the players littering the top of D-League rosters and back end of NBA benches. The Pels have...

  • Why Are the Pelicans Struggling on the Glass?

    The DeMarcus Cousins era for the New Orleans Pelicans has not gotten off to the flying start many thought would occur. Struggles abound in multiple areas, and while some make sense...

  • Casspi and the Cap

    The New Orleans Pelicans traded for DeMarcus Cousins, and many minds were lost. As detailed in the post here once the trade was confirmed to us, Everything changes. Everything. It’s a...

  • New Orleans Pelicans Trade for DeMarcus Cousins

    The New Orleans Pelicans will land DeMarcus Cousins in trade, per multiple reports came out after the conclusion of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Reports of discussions built before and during...

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