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The Bird Calls Podcast Ep. 20: An in-depth breakdown of the New Orleans Pelicans schedule

Plus discussion on why Anthony Davis needs to play on a winner this season.

Houston Rockets v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

With the NBA 2017-18 schedule announced earlier in the week, the New Orleans Pelicans are fully aware of their upcoming fate.

Listen to Preston, Travis and Trevor — and trust me, they definitely don’t agree on all that much — list their favorite teams to find their way into the 2018 postseason in the Western Conference, break the schedule down on a month-by-month basis and discuss the easiest vs. rockiest stretches for the Pelicans.

Additionally, the guys list the games they’re most looking forward to watching but mention why they’re not surprised New Orleans only managed to receive a total of eight appearances on national television (ESPN and TNT). If you’re not aware, recent perennial losing teams like the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers were awarded nearly three times that amount.

Lastly, the podcast focuses on why this is a really big year for Anthony Davis’ reputation throughout the league, likes Alexis Ajinca’s odds to be the team’s third big off the bench, gives expectations on the team’s health, says a prayer for Omer Asik and gives Justin Verrier a shoutout for joining The Ringer.