Tag: PR

  • New Orleans Pelicans’ Mid-Season Report Card

    With the New Orleans Pelicans’ season now officially halfway complete, it is a good time to take a look back and see how the team has fared relative to expectations. In this relatively high-level post, I start out by putting things in perspective with the team’s first half schedule, followed by player/coach grades accompanied by both quick notes to […]

  • Pelicans’ Late Game Defense Seals 101-99 Victory over Thunder

    Instead of starting this recap with words, let’s start with a beautiful, beautiful picture: This chart, my friends, displays the Oklahoma City Thunder’s shots during the final 5 minutes of the 4th quarter tonight. THIS is what many were expecting when Omer Asik joined forces with Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday in the Big Easy. While the […]

  • The New Orleans Pelicans Options Heading Into Free Agency

    The announcement of Asik being traded to the Pelicans was exciting, but somewhat limited on Wednesday night, as it was really just the first step of a series of moves that is set to take place masquerading as a singular move in a vacuum. The fact of the matter is, that as currently constructed, the […]

  • Pelicans Set to Acquire Omer Asik From Rockets for Future 1st Round Pick

    Just last summer there were feverish debates amongst Pelicans fans about a rumored deal that would have sent sharpshooter Ryan Anderson to Houston for Omer Asik. Some argued that Anderson’s floor spacing was vital to our offense while others argued that Asik’s rim protection and rebounding was more important to the overall success of our […]

  • New Orleans Pelicans MLE Tournament: Nick Young vs. Andray Blatche

    In today’s MLE Tournament, Lakers’ guard Nick Young  goes head-to-head with Wizards’ big man Andray Blatche. Don’t forget to vote at the end, and for all the matchups so far, click here.  Nick Young (3 years for $13 million) By Ryan Schwan I can feel you smirking right now.  To you, there’s nothing I can say that […]

  • New Orleans Pelicans MLE Tournament: CJ Miles vs. Jordan Hill

    In today’s MLE Tournament, Cavaliers swingman CJ Miles goes head-to-head with Lakers big man Jordan Hill. Don’t forget to vote at the end, and for all the matchups so far, click here.  CJ Miles (3 years for $8.5 million) by: Michael McNamara For me, this battle comes down to one simple question; What do the […]

  • Glory Days: Balanced Offensive Attack Leads Pelicans to 121-105 Road Win over 76ers

    Glory Days is a series that takes a look back at the 13 magical games where the Pelicans key players were all healthy and playing together. This is Game #6 in the series. For a look at all the Glory Days posts in this series, click here.  After winning their first three games with all key […]

  • Season in Review: Anthony Davis

    “ There’s no other place I’d rather be.” – Anthony Davis, when discussing the city of New Orleans at All-Star weekend, 14th February 2014. In the two years since New Orleans won the draft lottery there has been mass transformation to a franchise fighting to get back into the playoffs. The team has evolved its roster […]

  • Season in Review: Alexis Ajinça

    Nearly two months into the 2013-14 NBA season, the New Orleans Pelicans announced the signing of 7’2″ center Alexis Ajinça after buying him out of his contract with Strasbourg of the Euro League. Ajinça was the 20th pick in the 2008 NBA draft, playing sparingly in his first three seasons before deciding to head back to France to […]

  • The Curious Case of Brian Roberts

    Two summers ago the Pelicans offered former Dayton star Brian Roberts a spot on their summer league team, hoping that he could give a little spark off the bench when rookie Austin Rivers needed a break in the glorified pickup games. Cut to a little less than two years later and he is the starting […]

  • Fixing Monty’s Rotations

    Whether it is on Twitter, Facebook, comment sections on this site, or numerous message board, it is impossible to read anything related to the Pelicans without seeing somebody flaming Monty Williams’ rotations. I have written numerous articles on this site about how terrible certain guys are with others and how much better they are when […]

  • New Orleans Pelicans NBA Trade Deadline Rumor Mill

    Thursday, February 20th, 2 PM The 2014 NBA trade deadline comes and goes with no movement from the New Orleans Pelicans. Update: Wednesday, February 19th, 10 PM Ramona Shelburne reports that the Pelicans are one of three teams to be in negotiations with the Lakers for big man Jordan Hill. New Orleans could use their […]

  • New Orleans Pelicans Summer League Preview: What to Watch for in Vegas

    Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, and Ryan Anderson might be the most impressive finishing five in New Orleans basketball history. Al-Farouq Aminu was brought back to take another crack at the starting small forward position, as Dell apparently chose him over more established players at the positions. Jason Smith appears fully recovered […]

  • The One Question I Need Answered by Tyreke Evans

    The last 72 hours have been nerve wrecking. First, we hear that our sights are set on Andre Iguodala, then the news comes out that Dell will be meeting with Tyreke Evans at 12:01 on the first day of free agency. The rumor was that he had a huge offer in hand. Reports of the […]

  • Pelicans Draft Day Links & Resources

    Happy Draft Day, everyone! This post should fill all of your needs up until and throughout the NBA Draft tonight. For draft rumors as it pertains to the Pelicans, click here. We will be updating that page throughout the day with anything we hear that could hold weight. For the official Bourbon Street Shots mock […]

  • Final Mock Draft: New Orleans Pelicans in Position to Grab a Floor General

    In less than 12 hours, we will know for sure, but as of right now, here is my best bet at how tonight goes down: 1. Cleveland Cavaliers – Nerlens Noel, F/C, Kentucky How crazy is it that on the morning of the draft, we have no idea who is going first overall? In years […]