• Pelicans Secured Aaron Nelson, Now They Have to Use Him

    Every franchise in the NBA has strengths. Some have more than others, but there are advantages that each franchise has that they need to leverage for maximum impact. Texas teams have...

  • The false narrative of Gayle Benson’s interest to sell the Pelicans is somewhere in between ignorant and intentional

    “There is no way I am going to sell that team ever,” Pelicans owner Gayle Benson It’s just been a little over a full calendar year since Tom Benson died and...

  • Paying your own, starting with Randle.

    There are two ways a team can decide to operate going into the summer: as a cap space team, or as an over-the-cap team with only exceptions at their disposal. How...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pelicans Maintain Flight Path Despite Rotation Disarray

    Photo Credit: Andrew Smith Through 13 games, the Pelicans sit at 7-6 and in a 3-way tie for 9th place in the Western Conference. They are also 10th in the NBA...

  • 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...

  • Gentry Needs To Find Out Now If The Three Bigs Can Play Together

    When Julius Randle unexpectedly became a free agent on July 2nd, the Pelicans put in a call to his agent half expecting to get blown off. They had no cap room...

  • 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,...

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