• Can the Pelicans’ Hot 3-Point Shooting Continue?

    Thanks to an incredible recent surge, the Pelicans are up to 6th in the NBA in 3-point percentage (38%) while putting up about the league average number of attempts on a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pelicans Current Winning Ways Are Fun, But Unsustainable

    Currently, the Pelicans are on a three game winning streak, and at 6-5, are over .500 for the first time since 2015. That’s the good news. The bad news is that...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pelicans’ injury curse strikes again, but don’t freak out

    As I prepared to make my personal debut for Bourbon Street Shots, the all too familiar voodoo curse that comes in the form of injuries came for starting New Orleans Pelicans...

  • Solving the Riddle That is the Pelicans Rotation

    The New Orleans Pelicans spent this summer putting together a talented, yet somewhat confusing roster. In a league that has run from the big man like the plague, it contains perhaps...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • The Pelicans’ Glass Salary Ceiling

    The New Orleans Pelicans have been slow in Free Agency. They’ve re-signed Jrue Holiday, signed their lone draft pick Frank Jackson, and brought back Darius Miller on a deal for camp....

  • Leveraging a Sign and Trade of Dante Cunningham

    The New Orleans Pelicans have not acquired a new player other than Darius Miller, likely on a minimum deal. Part of this is the slower pace of the offseason, and part...

  • Longer Hours

    The New Orleans Pelicans made their first and only move of the 2017 NBA offseason in the initial hours of the moratorium, and things have been silent since. The Pelicans are...

  • The Power of Nothing

    The New Orleans Pelicans have made just one significant move this offseason, and that is signing Jrue Holiday to a 5-year deal. There needs to be more to help to shore...

  • Jrue Holiday Signs 5-Year Deal With Pelicans

    The New Orleans Pelicans signed Jrue Holiday to a 5-year deal. The fifth year is a player option, and the deal is worth between $126m and $150m total, depending on incentives...

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