• Dell Demps

    It Is up to the Front Office to Turn Davis’ “Down” Season Into a Positive

    It is only slightly surprising to Pelicans fans that Anthony Davis’ name doesn’t appear on any of the 2015-16 All-NBA rosters, but it is still disappointing. As Ryan Schwann pointed out,...

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    Replacing Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon, whether you liked the guy or not, was a huge part of this Pelicans team. His 3pt shooting last year was essential to Anthony Davis’ first playoff berth. He has...

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    A Familiar Face

    If you haven’t already, you should read my piece on why replacing the wings will be incredibly important this offseason. My last suggestion for fixing the issue was getting a wing facilitator....

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    A Big Athletic Guard Looking for Playing Time

    Buddy Hield could come into the season as the Pelicans’ starting 2 guard, and I wouldn’t doubt that’s what the front office is hoping for. But what if he isn’t ready?...

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    Replacing the Major Minute Getters in Free Agency

      Norris Cole, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson, and Alonzo Gee could all wear a different uniform come next season. That is a lot of minutes to replace. Drafting Buddy certainly helps replacing...

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    Finding Front Court Minutes

    You might not think it, but a very good argument can be made that the Pels’ #1 offseason need this year is another big. With Ryan Anderson potentially gone and Omer...

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    In the NO Podcast Ep 256: Buddy Hield!

    With Ryan Schwan out of the country for a few weeks, Graham McQueen and I decided to take over the podcast and discuss our the newest Pelican: Buddy Hield! We also...

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    It’s Buddy Time

    Things seemed to break perfectly Buddy Hield and the Pelicans, who really need help at the guard positions. Not one guard was picked in the top 4, despite Buddy Hield, Jamal...

  • NBA-Draft

    What’s the Potential for the Pelicans in the 2nd Round

    The NBA Draft is on Thursday and here at Bourbon Street Shots we’ve already covered the 6th pick in depth. So, what about those other draft picks? The two in the...

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    Kris Dunn Is Your 6th Pick Champion

    And then there was one. Kris Dunn, to be exact. It was a close battle, but in the end Dunn outlasted Buddy Hield with 52% of the vote. It was a...

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    2016 NBA Draft Watch Party 6/23 @ Tracey’s!

    It’s that time of year for the NBA Draft! Currently, the Pelicans have the 6th overall pick and two second rounders. There is still a week for all that to change,...

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    BSS 6th Pick Tournament Finale: Kris Dunn faces Buddy Hield

    Well that turned quickly. Kris Dunn crushed Jaylen Brown, taking 70% of the vote, while Buddy Hield destroyed Denzel Valentine, taking 69% of the vote. So – in perhaps a predictable...

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    In the NO Podcast Ep 255: Danny Ferry and the Draft

    Graham McQueen and Nick Lewellen join me to talk about Danny Ferry, Special Advisor, and want it means for Dell Demps and the team’s future moves. Then we move on to...

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    6th Pick Tournament: Kris Dunn v Jaylen Brown

    Kris Dunn by Jake Madison Think about the most basic staple of NBA offenses: The Pick and Roll. The Pelicans tied for 3rd in the league running pick and roll plays...

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    6th Pick Tournament: Buddy Hield v Denzel Valentine

    Buddy Hield by Ryan Schwan You know what I’m tired of? Guys who don’t leave it all on the floor. Guys who take plays off. Guys who don’t develop their skills...

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    Sixth Pick Tournament Final Four

    And then there were four. In the first round, the option of trading did poorly against their tangible counterparts.  Jaylen Brown of Cal took on Trade Down – and garnered 60%...

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    Pelicans Bring In Danny Ferry as a Special Advisor

    ESPN sources say that the Pelicans are hiring Danny Ferry at the urging of GM Dell Demps, who worked closely with Ferry in San Antonio. — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 8,...

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    6th Pick Tournament: Buddy Hield v Dragan Bender

    Buddy Hield by Ryan Schwan This isn’t really fair. I mean, how could it be? Bender is an 18-year old kid and Buddy Hield just spent his last season chewing up...

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    6th Pick Tournament: Denzel Valentine v Trade for a Vet

    Denzel Valentine by Jake Madison This matchup isn’t even close. But what the hell, let me persuade you anyway. Denzel Valentine is one of the more divisive prospects in the NBA draft...

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    6th Pick Tournament: Kris Dunn v Jamal Murray

    Kris Dunn by Jake Madison What do big men need most in the NBA? Rather than ask you more rhetorical questions I’m just going to give you the answer: A good point...

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