• 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...

  • Eric Gordon

    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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    New Orleans Pelicans Claim Five NBA All-Star Ballot Slots

    The NBA All-Star weekend is returning to New Orleans, February 14th – 16th, 2014. The game will be broadcast on TNT. This Friday marked the first day of voting. The ballot...

  • negotiation.buyerandseller[1]

    A General Theory of Free Agency

    Guest contributor and long-time reader, Nick Lewellen, looks deeply at the real forces that drive free agency. A little economic theory goes a long way, so really take some time to...

  • Adams & Bruke

    Sixth Pick Tournament Round One: Trey Burke vs. Steven Adams

    Mason Ginsberg and Nick Lewellen represent Michigan point guard Trey Burke and Pittsburgh center Steven Adams in round one of the Sixth Pick Tournament. The Case for Steven Adamas (Lewellen) STOP!...

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    Projecting Austin Rivers’ Development

    ((We are pleased to bring you a reader-written article. Thanks in advance for reading Nick’s article,  and thanks to Nick for working so hard on it. — 42)) It’s always hard...

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