Tag: Jesse Brooks

  • The vultures of Zion Land

    In year three, the legend of Zion Williamson in New Orleans feels more like a myth now. Despite what his name indicates in the meaning of the Jewish faith, Zion is far off from leading New Orleans, or anyone else, into the “promised land”. The Pelicans, clearly in distress in the absence of their No. […]

  • Coach Willie Green is the Pelicans’ best asset and he needs to be given patience and time

    It’s Saturday night and I’m watching the New Orleans Pelicans cut a New York Knicks lead down to five while a fierce battle happens in the fourth quarter on a night Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson are not playing. Second-round pick out of Alabama Herb Jones is harassing Julius Randle, Kira Lewis Jr. is running […]

  • Start Kira

    Rookie point guard Kira Lewis Jr. is the future of the New Orleans Pelicans that future should start now. During the postgame show with David Wesley and Erin Hartigan on Fox Sports New Orleans, Wesley joked that watching the Pelicans was like being Bill Murray’s character in the 1993 film Groundhog Day in which he […]

  • Patience is paying off for the Pelicans

    It remains to be seen if consistency will be sustainable for the rest of the season but the ability to practice patience and not panic is the key to the most recent stretch of success for the New Orleans Pelicans as they have won 5 of their last seven games. It was hard for Pels […]

  • In the wake of the blowout, the response is more important than the result for the Pelicans

    Mama said there would be days like this in the NBA, although no one likes them to happen on TNT.  The New Orleans Pelicans suffered their first blowout loss to the Phoenix Suns 111-86 Tuesday night on the road, marking the first real wall the squad has hit in the new era. While blowout losses […]

  • Pelicans take a step towards identity

    For most NBA teams in a rebuilding year, it typically takes at least a month before visual evidence of a defined identity begins to appear on the court.  For the New Orleans Pelicans though, there is already evidence of a dramatic shift in identity as the young squad under new coach Stan Van Gundy is […]

  • SVG deserves a lot of credit for the Pelicans’ opening night win. His players do too.

    By the time you read this, the New Orleans Pelicans will be preparing to play a highly publicized Christmas Day game on ESPN on the road to face the Miami Heat.  I can’t predict the future but defeating the reigning Eastern Conference Champions will be a tough order. However, after Wednesday night’s opening 113-99 win […]

  • Brandon Ingram is filling a void left by Anthony Davis in New Orleans

    Another NBA season in New Orleans is underway after much anticipation and fans find themselves in the same situation once again as the best Pelicans player is putting up historic numbers without a significant number in the wins column to show for it. Except what is different about this situation is that very few saw […]

  • Are the Pelicans better in the post-Boogie era?

    NBA Free Agency is in full swing and one of New Orleans’s looming fears came into fruition this week as DeMarcus Cousins will walk away from the Pelicans, leaving the franchise no assets from the original deal that landed the big man in The Big Easy. Our emotions were further stirred when we learned that […]

  • 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 low-tier big man is slightly hilarious. Other than that, I hope this Cousins saga comes to a close soon because refreshing my twitter app […]

  • 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. My biggest worry for Boogie’s contract was always giving too many years. I’m totally fine with paying a little more with nobody else bidding […]

  • Jesse Brooks stops following Bourbon Street Shots on Instagram

    Even though there are no meaningful games to cover, the NBA off-season can be one of the most eventful and entertaining parts of the league. There’s the draft, NBA Summer League, and, of course, free agency. I’m not talking about NBA free agency. I’m talking about NBA blogger free agency. During the summer months, NBA […]

  • 10 reasons to fall back in love with the Pelicans

    It’s no secret around the NBA the relationship between fans and the New Orleans Pelicans has been shaky at best. There is a lot of heartbreak involved. Time and time again, our hopes are built up and smashed by a combination of bad luck and bad decisions. For a lot of fans, they feel like […]