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    Pelican Scoop: On the Trade Deadline

    We are all thinking about it, so why not have a conversation about it – The Trade Deadline. For the last few seasons, the Pelicans have been mostly buyers or, at...

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    The Twist that Woke Up The Pelicans Pick and Roll Game

    The pick and roll is pretty much the staple of all NBA offenses. It’s run nearly every possession, and often multiple times during it. You often see double screens, pick and...

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    Blowing It All Up (To Get Younger Edition)

    Yesterday, our own Michael McNamara wrote an article about the difference between tanking and blowing it all up. “Tanking” has become polarizing due to the much maligned and highly ridiculed process...

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    The Learning Curve: Guard Play and Ball Stoppers

    Let me tell you what I think is going on, and let me preface this by saying I am an all around positive guy, everything I write is positive. But not...

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    Recap: Pelicans Lose Home Opener to the Warriors

    The New Orleans Pelicans (0-3) lost their home opener against the Golden State Warriors (3-0) 134-120. Steph Curry led the Warriors scoring 53 points on 17/27 shooting. He made 8/14 shots...

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    Moleskin Moments: Warriors beat the Pels in Home Opener

    First Quarter 7:41 Like a flurry during a prize fight, every time Davis gets matched up with Curry the audience holds their breath. 6:09 in the 1Q 17-17. Thompson just picked...

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    Game On: Warriors v. Pelicans

    The New Orleans Pelicans come into tonight’s home opener 0-2, after a couple of roughing outings in Oakland and Portland. Here are the keys to the game in order to avoid...

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    The Warriors get their Rings and a Win on Opening Night

    It’s never fun to write about these types of games. First, it’s a loss, and no one enjoys that. Second, it was just a weird game. AD was off. Kendrick Perkins...

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    Mining the Numbers: The Dark Side of Ryan Anderson

    I love me some threes.  LOVE Them.  It’s partly why I hate the Warriors, because all the threes belong to them. It follows then that I’d love Ryan Anderson . . . and...

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    A Little Bit About Ryan Anderson

      The Playoffs, game 3, the first playoff game in New Orleans since the team rebranded. The Pelicans blow a huge lead in the fourth enroute to an OT loss. I...

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    Why the Pelicans Should Not Draft a Rookie

    While the draft is always exciting, and it is fun to think about the potential that all the future rookies can bring to the Pelicans, Dell Demps should absolutely avoid trading...

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    New Orleans Pelicans Season in Review: Ryan Anderson

    Ryan Anderson’s 2013-14 season was unfortunately cut far too short as a result of an in-game collision in early January with the Celtics’ Gerald Wallace. Prior to that accident, though, Anderson was having...

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    Warriors v. Pelicans Game 3 Recap

    Quotes and a Recap “If you play poorly on offense, it’ll put you in difficult positions defensively.” “They kicked our butts for three quarters, but fortunately we had time to come...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Ryan Anderson: Hurtful or Helpful?

    Ryan Anderson is a double edged sword for the New Orleans Pelicans. One of the most beloved players by both the fans and players alike, he has a very discernible and...

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    Learning the Hard Way: Late Game Defense

    “The thing that I liked about it was our guys felt bad about the execution down the stretch, and about the way we won. And I had to bring them back a little...

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    The Horror: Pelicans Blown Out in Oakland

    The New Orleans Pelicans were blown out by the Golden State Warriors in Oakland last night. With a starting lineup’s worth of players missing (Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, Anthony Davis, and...

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