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    Do Coaches Really Matter?

    Whether you like it or not, one of the main storylines of this offseason will be Monty Williams. More specifically, should Monty Williams retain his job as the Pelicans head coach?...

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    Talking about the Timeline

    Nick just put out an article about Anthony Davis’ development timeline. Here, we talk about what that says about the timeline the New Orleans Pelicans are on. Jason: Nick, you just...

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    The Development of Anthony Davis

    This is a new series called Show me the Data. I’m hoping to publish a data heavy, analytical, or academically focused piece on the Pelicans or an NBA topic every other week. My...

  • Game Recap Lose 1

    Anthony Davis is Injured in Blowout Loss to Mavericks

    That was painful. I mean every part of the game was painful, but watching Anthony Davis walk off the court with a shoulder sprain was the worst. Frankly, the one thing...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans @ Dallas Mavericks

    The Pelicans have played the Mavericks 3 times this year and have lost every time. One game was a 17-point blowout, but the other two were close losses by 3 points....

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    The Curious Case of Pierre Jackson

    There was a moment during this All Star weekend that was a bit odd for me. You see, for a few hours during and after the D-League’s annual All Star game,...

  • Game Recap Lose 2

    Pelicans Lose a “Close” Game to the Bobcats

    Results matter, but they don’t matter as much as the process. I know it seems like a tired old sports cliché, but it is true. Let me explain. A lot of...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans at Charlotte Bobcats

    I became a Hornets fan when they moved to New Orleans. Before the move, I really didn’t have a team, and I really didn’t follow the team in Charlotte. Regardless of...

  • Understanding the Trade Market

    Understanding the Trade Market: Who is Dealer Dell?

    This whole series has aimed to give you, the readers, a better understanding of the trade market as a whole. We hoped to give you some academic insight and practical knowledge,...

  • Game Recap Win 2

    Pelicans pull away in the Third Quarter to Beat Bucks

      Well, that was a bit too close for me. Thankfully,  the Pelicans did end up winning 102 to 98 after struggling most of the first half. The Bucks were able...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks

    The Pelicans have lost two straight games, but a game against the Milwaukee Bucks right before the All Star break might be just what the doctor ordered. The Bucks are the...

  • Understanding the Trade Market

    Understanding the Trade Market: The Layers of Asset Values in the NBA

    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” - Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray   This little quip from Mr. Wilde would eventually be co-opted...

  • Understanding the Trade Market

    Understanding the NBA Trade Market: The Bigger Picture

    A few of the writers here at Bourbon Street Shots are going to be putting together a series on the NBA Trade Market leading up to the trade deadline. Our goal...

  • Agency

    Fixing the System: Set Everyone Free

    Over the next few weeks, the writers at Bourbon Street Shots will throw their hat in the ring, as they debate the en vogue hot button topic – Tanking. The prevailing...

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    Pelicans Scoop: Christmas Edition

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us here at Bourbon Street Shots. There are five NBA games today for your enjoyment, but unfortunately none of them involve our birds....

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    Scouting Report: Alexis Ajinca

    Scouting Report: Alexis Ajinca A few days ago, the Pelicans officially signed French center and former first round draft pick Alexis Ajinca to an assumed minimum guaranteed contract. In 2008, Ajinca...

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    Pelicans Scoop: Priorities, Guards, Aminu, and the Division System

    We are Nineteen games into the season and it’s still unclear who we are.  Heck, we’re multiple years into Aminu’s New Orleans career and it’s still not even obvious who he...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans @ Chicago Bulls

    I would like to thank Nick Lewellen for compiling tonight’s preview. I had a lot on my plate and was unable to put something together. So, without further ado, here is his...

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    A New Game?

    It’s all about the game and how you play it All about control and if you can take it All about your debt and if you can pay it It’s all...

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    Water Cooler Talk: M & N

    Bourbon Street Shots welcomes Nick Lewellen (who has written pieces for the site before) into a conversation with Michael Pellissier to discuss some things that are going on right now and...

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