• Monty Williams

    In Defense of Being Young

    Aside from having seemingly every player injured for significant portions of the season, there has been nothing more frustrating in the last 2 seasons than watching opponents carve up New Orleans...

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    Pelicans v Wizards observations

    Once again the Pelicans rolled against a team without all of its big guns, as Pierce and John Wall both sat out the game, leaving Gortat and Nene to hold the...

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    Is Small Forward Really a Problem for the Pelicans?

    You’d think the answer from New Orleans Pelicans fans would be a resounding YES. With the likes of Luke Babbitt, John Salmons, Darius Miller, et al, it’s understandable there’s concern. But...

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    Is Anthony Davis on the Verge of Becoming a Full-Fledged Superstar?

    This is Season Preview week on Bourbon Street Shots, and while the focus will be on the team as a whole, the answer to the question above will likely determine how big...

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    In the NO Podcast Ep 191: Two Blowouts and Western Conf Preview Part 1

    Michael and I cover all the action from the last two pre-season games, I declare for Austin Rivers, Anthony Davis goes crazy (as usual) and Jrue Holiday plays fairly well. We...

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    Rockets v Pelicans Observations

    The ‘ets arrived in New Orleans last night for a pre-season game, leaving behind the “Rock” part of their team in Houston. However, even without Dwight Howard and James Harden facing...

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    In the NO Podcast Ep 190: Fredette v Rivers?

    Michael and I talk about the gaping hole that is the Small Forward position. (As always with the Hornets/Pelicans) Then we move on to Rivers v Fredette and what that means...

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    In the NO Podcast Ep 188: Tyreke missing as SF search starts

    Michael and I talk about the pre-season game in Kentucky and what it might mean to the starting Small Forward position. We talk about concerns around the Tyreke Evans injury and...

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    A Most Intriguing Second Unit

    Since Monty Williams has been here, we have seen thousands of minutes without a single starter on the court. Usually, at the end of the first quarter or the beginning of...

  • Tyreke Evans

    Tyreke Evans to Miss 3-5 Weeks with Right Hamstring Injury

    According to a statement released by the New Orleans Pelicans this afternoon, Tyreke Evans will be sidelined for about a month after straining his right hamstring in a pick-up basketball game. As a...

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    A Critical Time for Austin Rivers

    With the New Orleans Pelicans roster pretty much set, the onset of training camp and preseason is key Monty Williams to get an idea of the rotation he plans to use....

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    Average Guards Galore

    It’s that time!  Training Camp is around the corner.  The Pelicans are about to embark on another rough and tumble slog through a Western Conference that has more titans than Godzilla,...

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    Pelicans “Brave New Court” Redesign Wish List

    When Grantland’s Zach Lowe revealed earlier this month in his court design power rankings that our New Orleans Pelicans were embarking on an ambitious redesign of the basketball court, the ears of...

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    In the NO Podcast Episode 187: Anthony Davis at the World Cup

    Michael and I talk Anthony Davis and his showing at the FIBA World Cup! We address what he’s done so far, what he can take away from this experience, what we...

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    The New Orleans Pelicans’ Most Intriguing Squadron

    The New Orleans Pelicans’ addition of center Omer Asik answers a question that had no clear answer last season – who to start at center. A more uncertain question, however, is how minutes and...

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    Breaking Down the New Orleans Pelicans Schedule

    In the NBA, not all schedules are created equal. In addition to playing your division foes twice as much as you play the other conference, you also have numerous other factors that...

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    Is Anthony Davis going to break out for USA Basketball?

    I’m not sure how many people plan on watching Team USA play in the World Cup of Basketball this off-season.  I intend to watch most of it since Anthony Davis is going...

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    Tanking and Conferences

    I love the game of basketball – but there are three things that bother me about the current NBA setup. The last 2 minutes of a basketball game are too friggin’ long....

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    Weakside Eyes: The Value of Heartbreak

    When I walked into the room I started looking around . . . I wanted to see what kind of guys I was dealing with. I wondered how many of ‘em...

  • Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis and His Next Contract With the New Orleans Pelicans

    (A special thanks to Jason Calmes in this article for his fact-checking and infinite wisdom. Also, a large shout out to one of our favorite podcast guests and salary cap guru’s...

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