• Summer League Game 3 Recap: What Just Happened?

    Confession: I wrote this after 3 quarters. • Nickeil Alexander-Walker has some real confidence and a versatile game to boot. Aggressive player who is always looking to feed his guys, particularly...

  • The Real Big Baller

    There’s a Big Baller in New Orleans, ladies and gents, and he isn’t going anywhere. No, this isn’t going to be a puff piece on Lonzo Ball, apologies to my Westbank...

  • In the N.O. Episode 39: The Pelicans Draft Zion Williamson

    It’s the most wonderful night of the year – the Pelicans have drafted Zion Williamson (and also Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker). Shamit and Mason give their reactions and breakdown of...

  • In the N.O. Episode 38: The Pelicans Trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers

    Shamit and Mason synced up during what they thought would be a calm weekend to react to the big Saturday afternoon news. The New Orleans Pelicans have traded Anthony Davis to the...

  • Chaos A.D.: Timelines

    The New Orleans Pelicans find themselves in a strangely familiar position. Armed with the top pick in a draft with a atypically interesting top talent, the franchise is dealing with ownership...

  • Davis improved interest of basketball in New Orleans but he was never the savior

    When Chris Paul was on his way out of New Orleans, it was believed that interest in the NBA was on life support and that the incoming 2012 No. 1 overall...

  • One Last Little Wrinkle

    I was saving this fun little cap note for the offseason, but I think I’ll share it now as a send off for Demps. My commentary on his era will come...

  • Chaos A.D.: The First Dominoes

    For years, the keystone in the current era of the New Orleans Pelicans has been Anthony Davis. My mantra for years has been that Davis is the measure of all things...

  • Chaos A.D.: Shifting Foundations

    The self-declared impending departure of Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans forces some changes on and off the court. While the franchise is “on the rack,” it’s a good time...

  • Chaos A.D.: Disorder Unleashed

    Chaos A.D. Disorder Unleashed — Sepultura, Refuse/Resist Chaos is a terrifying and necessary thing. It creates and destroys. It gives and takes. It’s the constant change in the world that masquerades...

  • The New Orleans Pelicans Need the Anthony Davis Controversy

    Surprise, surprise, the biggest New Orleans Pelicans story centers around the New Orleans Pelicans starriest of players who is approaching the time period where he’ll be approaching free agency. As we...

  • Trades, Trades, Trades

    Yes, it’s that time again. The NBA’s trade deadline is just three weeks away, and the worst kept secret in the NBA is that Dell Demps is working the phones in...

  • 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...

  • Can the Pelicans break the Groundhog Day cycle?

    The New Orleans Pelicans are once again floating around .500 and I feel numb. I am descending into nihilism because chances are that if you have been watching the New Orleans...

  • 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...

  • In The N.O. Episode 8: The Roller Coaster Continues

    Shamit and Mason discuss the Pelicans recent string of losses. How do you stop turnovers? What is defense? What happened in the locker room after the Celtics loss? Tune in and...

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