• Are You Ready for Your Solo?

    Every team in the NBA as the “polarizing move du jour,” and for the Pelicans, Solomon Hill has given Omer Asik some breathing room. It’s not that either player is an...

  • Wasted Seasons?

    I keep hearing the term “wasted” season, and it annoys me. Rather than just stew over here, I wanted to try to add some clarity to all sides of the manufactured...

  • How the Pelicans have changed

    I had a lot of questions this summer stemming from the subtraction of Anderson and Gordon.  How was the team going to replace all those threes?  Would the team maintain its...

  • Thanksgiving Scoop

    You’ll have to see how the answers turn out, but here are some upward-pointing questions in advance of Thanksgiving. 1. Holiday is back. Are the New Orleans Pelicans now equipped to...

  • Late Early Observations

    The New Orleans Pelicans played 12 games without Holiday and 1 game with him. It’s as good a time as any to look at what we’ve been looking at. Davis is...

  • Issues of Trust

    I’ve spent some time thinking about just has gone wrong with this team that was controllable. Every team makes mistakes. Bad luck aside, I wanted to come up with an answer,...

  • Handling The Pressure

    The New Orleans Pelicans, for the first time in a long time . . . a very long time . . . quit last night. The team will deny it. The...

  • A Small Defense of the Defense

    I am among no small number of people discussing the defense of the New Orleans Pelicans. I have said some good things and bad. Jake has said the same here and...

  • The Cavalry

    Significant injury has again beset the New Orleans Pelicans, this time striking Lance Stephenson. Stephenson suffered a groin injury in the Suns game, or possibly after, but was diagnosed as an...

  • The Process and the Losses

    The New Orleans Pelicans are not off to a good start as measured by wins. They are 0-6. Just so the point of what I’m saying below is not lost, I...

  • The Pels’ Supporting Cast and Their Missing Second Lead

    Much has been made of the Pelicans supporting cast, or apparent lack thereof, recently. If you’re on this blog, you’re sure to have heard, at least a dozen times, “I feel...

  • The Transition to Transition

    We’ve had just a few New Orleans Pelicans games to watch, so beyond Anthony Davis is good This team needs work There’s not too much to say with great confidence, especially...

  • What Is This Process?

    I decided to talk to Jason about the team building the Pelicans have done in the AD era. This was started just before the season and went through today, which makes...

  • An Early Regular Season Look and a Theory

    I think I think . . . Davis never wavered. The headlines were stupid this summer about him taking a step back, as these were from some experts on things who...

  • There’s Always All-Star Weekend

    Before Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) left for a regular gig in Oklahoma City (and a big congrats to him), I discussed the 2017 NBA All-Star Game with him. Opening Day for the...

  • A Late Preseason Look

    Now we’ve seen all 6 preseason games, dealt with a couple injuries, and just 1 cut that was offset by a signing. There’s only so much to take from preseason, but...

  • In the NO Podcast Ep. 266: A bad ankle and the pre-season so far

    Who is Michael most excited to see play after seeing this pre-season? Is Anthony Davis soft or injury-prone? Is Tim Frazier the answer? Can Asik not suck? These are all questions...

  • Preparing For the Next NBA Trend

    Larry Bird, easily considered the best shooter of his generation, hit 649  three-pointers in his career. Steph Curry hit 688 in his last two regular seasons. Larry Bird shot 37.6% from...

  • An Early Preseason Look

    We’ve seen an offseason, a little camp, some drama, and sort of saw a game waaay up North. Davis is just as killer as we thought, and maybe more now that...

  • Media Day Musings

    Media day came and went. Questions were asked and answered. Some questions were danced around. Players and mascots literally danced around. It’s the official start of the season, everyone is undefeated,...

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