• The Beal Deal

    (This article is a collaboration between Mason, Shamit, and 42.) An important part of this season, and retaining Anthony Davis for at least another season, is improving the roster. Bradley Beal...

  • Jahlil Okafor Might Be a Factor

    I remember it distinctly because I was in great distress. I was on the elliptical late at night and deep in the offseason discussing edge moves and reclamation projects with the...

  • Should the Pelicans Trade for John Wall?

    (Enjoy this guest post from Ben Alterman) Why trade for a point guard? In an interview with Rachel Nichols of ESPN, AD said that winning is the most important thing to...

  • A December Look at Moore

    What do you think about Moore so far and going forward? 42 (@42phd): Moore is just fine. He’s a reasonable player on both ends with a reasonable contract. I like Moore...

  • A December Look at Randle

    What do you think about Randle so far and going forward? 42 (@42phd): I am happy with Randle. He’s clearly got issues on this team, but I feel like he is...

  • Winning Without Davis

    If you want to win with Davis, you need to win without Davis. — Me I don’t understand. I simply don’t understand what is so hard to understand. Day after day...

  • Taking the Initiative

    This week, New Orleans Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps was called “a lousy general manager” by former NBA Commissioner and contemporaneous proxy owner of the New Orleans Hornets David Stern. This...

  • Working Smarter and Harder

    Fatigue makes cowards of us all. — George S. Patton, Jr, War As I Knew It If you just look at the number of games or minutes played by the New...

  • Thoughts on the Ajinca-Johnson Trade

    Just before the start of the season, Alexis Ajinca was traded to the Clippers for Wesley Johnson. It was a straight up deal with no other assets changing hands. The trade,...

  • The Offseasons Loom

    “Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate: To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,...

  • After Math

    We’ll have the considered reactions from the guys later today, but, for now, here’s the New Orleans Pelicans’ cap situation and how it will affect the other 363 days of their...

  • 2018 NBA Free Agency, Roundtable 2

    What thoughts do you want to share about Free Agency so far? Ryan Hebert (@RyanHebert89): With the Pelicans being in a Demarcus Cousins led limbo, seeing them tied to almost every...

  • 2018 NBA Free Agency, Roundtable 1

    What thoughts do you want to share about Free Agency so far? Andrew Smith (@DruProductions): I think if Boogie comes on a 2-year, it’s a fantastic if it’s $60m or below....

  • Benjamin Alterman Fandom Fanpost

    Benjamin Alterman is long-time follower of the site and wrote this piece about Fandom. We hope you enjoy it. His twitter is protected, but maybe if you read this, you’ll get...

  • Instant Ducats

    I know it’s the season for copying research about late draft picks, free agency, or trade scenarios from others and passing them off as your own, giving takes on takes, and...

  • Thoughts on Round 2 Versus the Warriors

    The New Orleans Pelicans officially usher in Round 2 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs tonight when they play the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. The Warriors have the clear advantage in...

  • Thoughts on the Staff and the Offseason

    More and more will be written in time about the Offseason, but since I have seen some thoughts about it floating around in the second half of the season, I’ll go...

  • Trail Blazers Game 2 Changes

    What do you want to see more or less of in Game 2? 42: I want to see better rebounding. I have been beating the rebouding drum all season, but it...

  • Reactions to Game 1 v Trail Blazers

    What is your reaction to Game 1? Mason: Incredibly fired up. The Pelicans played three consistent, solid quarters, which gave them just enough buffer to withstand a predictable home team 4th...

  • Round 1 Predictions

    How does this series go? 42: Pelicans in 7 is my prediction. Following that are Pelicans in 6 and Trail Blazers in 7. I think Jrue has a couple good defensive...

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