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The Bird Calls Podcast Ep. 48: Better consistency in right places has New Orleans Pelicans trending positively

Reviewing the last few wins against the Kings and Cavaliers plus much more!

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Following consecutive wins, the New Orleans Pelicans have reached the .500 mark for the first time since the 2014-15 season. Although it’s been only six games, the team is showing signs of possessing a more complete roster than many gave them credit for prior to the start of the regular season schedule.

Jameer Nelson has been a god send. Without his addition, New Orleans might have began a woeful 0-5. His 18 points, including a quick 11 in the first quarter against Sacramento, helped the Pelicans overcome a sidelined Anthony Davis and temper the Kings blazing hot start.

Against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jrue Holiday and E’Twaun Moore were masterful, combining for 53 points, nine assists, eight threes and six rebounds.

However, at the end of the day, it begins and ends with DeMarcus Cousins and Davis. AD was incredible in his return against LeBron James, notching 12 straight points in impressive fashion, but the main catalyst in the last two wins has been Boogie. He followed up an overpowering 40+ and 20+ performance in his return to Sacramento with his seventh triple double of his career versus the Cavaliers.

In addition to discussing the different vibe surrounding the team this year, Trevor and I also give our takes on the Josh Smith signing and list reasons for the recent improvements seen in the offense and defense.

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