• The Stretch Provision and Omer Asik

    As free agency started for the New Orleans Pelicans, there have been two questions I’ve heard most prominently. For what amount will Jrue Holiday sign? And should the Pelicans stretch Omer...

  • Omer Asik’s Contract Incentives

    When news first broke that Omer Asik would be signing a contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans, it was originally reported as a 5-year, $60 million deal. That estimation was quickly proven...

  • Maximizing Roster Output – Time for a Rotation Change?

    First, a word of warning: the last time I suggested a rotation change, it involved benching Eric Gordon last November, which looks hilariously bad in hindsight. I clearly jumped the gun on that...

  • Making Sense of Omer’s Minutes

    As far as recent history goes, this past week wasn’t a bad one for Pelicans fans. Ryno looked better than ever, and AD went back to destroying worlds. Still, there was...

  • The Second Tower Falls

    And unlike the falling of Orthanc of Isengard and Minas Morgul of Mordor, this is not a good thing. Pelicans’ Center Omer Asik is set to miss 3 weeks with a...

  • Transitioning into the new NBA Salary Cap Environment

    This week, the Pelicans have verbally agreed to extend three of their four most important big men to long-term deals: Anthony Davis, Omer Asik, and Alexis Ajinca. From a financial perspective, each...

  • New Orleans Pelicans Reportedly Bringing Back Omer Asik

    The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent center, Omer Asik. The contract is for 5 years with an aggregate total value of around $58,000,000, along...

  • Eric Gordon Exercises $15.5 Million Player Option for 2015-16 NBA Season

    The New Orleans Pelicans have announced that Eric Gordon has opted into the final year of his 4-year, $58 million contract that he signed three years ago. The 26 year old...

  • Re-Imaginaing Omer Asik Under Gentry

    The lasting image in our mind of Omer Asik is him with his shoulders slumped and his head down as he struggled to make any kind of impact in the Pelicans...

  • The Pelicans’ Roster Under Gentry – What to Expect Next

    First, Alvin Gentry. Soon after, Darren Erman & Robert Pack. The core of an excellent new Pelicans coaching staff is now in place, and with that being the case, the natural next...

  • New Orleans Pelicans Season In Review: Omer Asik

    In Spain, Omer Asik told Monty/Anthony Davis he just wants to rebound/defend. Upon hearing that, Davis’ smile was “like the Kool-Aid Man – Jim Eichenhofer, Pelicans.com It’s been talked about everywhere,...

  • The New Orleans Pelicans’ 2015 Salary Cap Situation

    With the New Orleans Pelicans’ 2014-15 season now officially at an end, it is time to start thinking about the summer and where the team stands within the rules of the...

  • Game On: Warriors v. Pelicans Game 3

    “It’s not a series until someone wins on the road,” is an old adage that Quincy Pondexter was quoted as saying after the New Orleans Pelicans lost Game 2. The Pelicans...

  • Easy Adjustments the Pelicans Can Make To Win Game 3

    With their first round series shifting homeward the New Orleans Pelicans find themselves in a must-win situation. Yes, no one expected them to win this matchup but getting swept would put...

  • Moleskin Moments (And the Morning After): Game 2

    Notes of the New Orleans Pelicans game 2 defeat against the Golden State Warriors, where we saw a lot of things get better, but not enough for the win. Omer Asik...

  • Warriors and Pelicans Game One: Film Review

    The Anthony Davis playoff era began last night to what many believed to be an easy Warrior victory. Proceedings proved to fall in line with these sentiments as Golden State controlled...

  • The Key to Beating the Dubs, Part One: Offense

    The New Orleans Pelicans made the playoffs for many reasons (and not all of them are named Anthony Davis). One of the main reasons is that they had a top-10 offense...

  • Pelicans Scoop – The Final Playoff Push

    Some of the Bourbon Street Shots writers discuss five key questions heading into the Pelicans’ final three games of the regular season, tied with the Thunder for the 8th and final playoff...

  • Game On: Pelicans v. Warriors

    When our own Michael McNamara said that “If Pelicans (and Their MVP) Want Playoffs, They Are Going to Have to Earn It,” this is one of the games circled. After being...

  • The Pelicans’ Surprisingly Reasonable Path to a Top-10 Defense

    As we all know, the Pelicans have again endured countless injuries which have again derailed the team’s quest for its first playoff berth since Chris Paul left town. Despite this recurring theme,...

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