• Change Change Change

    It’s been quite the interesting offseason for the New Orleans Pelicans, at least from where I sit. The team’s lone significant move was to sign Jrue Holiday to a large deal....

  • Ian Clark might be the New Orleans Pelicans’ best offseason signing

    It’s a situation the Pelicans aren’t accustomed to, in which free agents are willing to take less money or a lesser role in order to be a part of the organization....

  • Pelicans Assistant Coach Chris Finch Discusses New Role in NOLA

    This morning, Chris Gordy of Sports 1280 in New Orleans interviewed the newest member of the Pelicans’ coaching staff, Chris Finch. (The full interview can be found by following this link or...

  • Remembering Graham McQueen

    Sometimes this non-job is fun. Sometimes it’s a chore. Sometimes you have to do something no one could ever pay you enough to do . . . which is where the...

  • Pelicans May be Ready to Trigger NBA Hard Cap of $125 Million

    Over the past week or so, Jason and I have published multiple articles on how Jrue Holiday’s contract impacts the Pelicans’ salary cap situation, even suggesting a possible player to target...

  • Setting an Appropriate Bar for Rondo

    I’m pretty good at talking myself into a hole. If we get Rondo I will riot. Silently and without consequence, but I will riot — Mike Pellissier (@MikePellissier) June 24, 2017...

  • Pelicans, Rajon Rondo Agree To Contract

    The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a deal with 11-year veteran point guard Rajon Rondo. History, Play, Fit Rajon Pierre Rondo, from Louisville, played at Kentucky for 2 seasons...

  • Using the Buddy Hield TPE

    As I wrote about earlier this week, an optimal way for the Pelicans to add talent without giving up a player or triggering the hard cap is by using one or...

  • Takeaways from Pelicans Summer League

    The New Orleans Pelicans wrap up Las Vegas Summer League tonight with a game against the Denver Nuggets at 7 pm central. Record-wise it hasn’t been great for the Pelicans in...

  • Manipulating the Pelicans’ Glass Salary Ceiling

    Required reading before continuing: The Pelicans’ Glass Ceiling, by Jason Calmes Thanks to the diligence of Bourbon Street Shots’ own Dr. Jason Calmes, we now have a firm understanding of the...

  • The Pelicans’ Glass Salary Ceiling

    The New Orleans Pelicans have been slow in Free Agency. They’ve re-signed Jrue Holiday, signed their lone draft pick Frank Jackson, and brought back Darius Miller on a deal for camp....

  • Leveraging a Sign and Trade of Dante Cunningham

    The New Orleans Pelicans have not acquired a new player other than Darius Miller, likely on a minimum deal. Part of this is the slower pace of the offseason, and part...

  • Jrue Holiday Officially Re-Signs with the New Orleans Pelicans

    As of this afternoon, Jrue Holiday has signed his 5 year, $126 million contract extension with the Pelicans. Holiday verbally agreed to this extension less than 12 hours after free agents...

  • Darius Miller Returns

    Scott Kushner tweeted out that our old friend Darius Miller will be returning to the team in some capacity.  At this juncture, it is unclear what sort of contract Miller has,...

  • Longer Hours

    The New Orleans Pelicans made their first and only move of the 2017 NBA offseason in the initial hours of the moratorium, and things have been silent since. The Pelicans are...

  • In the NO Pod Ep. 287: Jrue and a Free Agency Malaise

    Mike and I get together to do a deep dive into the impacts of the Jrue Holiday signing – and then we start talking about everything else that could happen. Trades,...

  • The Power of Nothing

    The New Orleans Pelicans have made just one significant move this offseason, and that is signing Jrue Holiday to a 5-year deal. There needs to be more to help to shore...

  • The Stretch Provision and Omer Asik

    As free agency started for the New Orleans Pelicans, there have been two questions I’ve heard most prominently. For what amount will Jrue Holiday sign? And should the Pelicans stretch Omer...

  • Jrue Holiday Signs 5-Year Deal With Pelicans

    The New Orleans Pelicans signed Jrue Holiday to a 5-year deal. The fifth year is a player option, and the deal is worth between $126m and $150m total, depending on incentives...

  • Navigating Negotiations

    The New Orleans Pelicans and Jrue Holiday are engaged in public and private negotiations on Jrue’s next contract. Negotiations are a game, which means they are often improperly analyzed, particularly in...

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