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New Orleans Pelicans Analysis

Predicting Zion Williamson’s return after Pelicans latest press release reveals positive news

Let’s throw some smart darts

Let’s Watch Herbert Jones Against the Thunder

A look at some of Jones’ pluses and minuses early in the season via Wednesday’s home game against the Thunder.

Let’s Watch Nickeil Alexander-Walker Play Against the Mavericks

A look at some of NAW’s pluses and minuses early in the season via Monday’s matchup in Dallas

Let’s Watch Devonte’ Graham Play Against the Kings

A look at some of Te’s pluses and minuses early in the season via Wednesday’s matchup in Sacramento

Williamson injury grabs headlines but Ingram and rest of Pelicans produce hope on media day

New Orleans is hopeful Zion will be ready for the start of the regular season, but if needed, the depth of the roster could be ready to step up

Birmingham Squadron: A look at what to expect from the Pelicans G-League team

It’s all about development and fun!

2021 NBA Draft: Examining potential options for Pelicans with their four 2nd round picks

There should be an interesting mix of players to select from like Joe Wieskamp, Kessler Edwards, David Johnson and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

2021 NBA Draft: Possible options for Pelicans at 17th pick following trade with Grizzlies

Expect a premium to be placed on shooting

Pelicans smartly trade Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe for Grizzlies’ Jonas Valanciunas

This deal represents a good move for New Orleans as it provides much-needed flexibility and a better overall player

Examining latest trade and free agent rumors surrounding Pelicans

Making sense of the Kyle Lowry, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Steven Adams and Myles Turner puzzle pieces

If Pelicans keep 10th pick, Moses Moody and Franz Wagner make for ideal fits

Good versatile defenders who can help offensively is the name of the game

Pursuing Kyle Lowry in free agency makes a lot of sense for Pelicans

But at what cost?

Predicting Lonzo Ball’s free agency

How high should David Griffin be willing to go in order to bring back the Pelicans starting point guard?

12 Questionable Decisions of the Griffin Era and Why 2021-22 Feels Make-or-Break

Zion Williamson simply cannot finish a third season without getting a taste of the playoffs

In a season fast going sideways, Steven Adams remains as reliable as ever for the Pelicans

Moving forward, one can envision a significant role for the current New Orleans starting center

New Orleans Pelicans should pursue Aaron Gordon in earnest trade talks

The Magic forward needs a new home and his potential fit in New Orleans is an exciting thought exercise

Eric Bledsoe hasn’t lived up to billing, Pelicans should find way to part company

The team’s defense is abysmal and two promising young reserves deserve minutes

Pelicans should reconsider their toxic relationship with the backcourt

The clock is ticking on Lonzo Ball and JJ Redick. Let’s not wait any longer.

The early progression of Kira Lewis Jr. gives the Pelicans several options

The rookie has shown positives and further improvement should be expected, but how much more could be mind blowing!

Examining why the Pelicans moving on from Lonzo Ball and JJ Redick makes sense

Pending free agency and young players needing minutes behind both create a perfect storm

Pelicans have huge 3-point math problem, but the answer is no mystery

"We have to shoot more 3s." — Brandon Ingram

FiveThirtyEight projects the present and future of Zion, Lonzo, Ingram, and the 2021 Pelicans

A guide to the newest RAPTOR projections from the data journalism giant

2020-21 NBA regular season: Three predictions no one’s talking about regarding the New Orleans Pelicans

Don’t be shocked if Zion Williamson makes an All-NBA team next summer!

Lonzo Ball’s improvement last season coincides perfectly with ESPN elevating his NBA player ranking

The New Orleans Pelicans guard deserves to move up a few spots

A look at the New Orleans Pelicans 2020-21 training camp roster

Jarrod Uthoff, Rawle Alkins, Ike Anigbogu and Tony Carr will round out the roster

Stan Van Gundy ready to teach fundamentals of defense to New Orleans Pelicans

Class will soon be in session

With NBA wanting to start 2020-21 season soon, New Orleans Pelicans should strongly consider running it back

The last group enjoyed some success. Maybe Stan Van Gundy can unlock their full potential.

Five potential assistant coaching hires that make sense for the New Orleans Pelicans

Who should David Griffin add behind Stan Van Gundy?

2020 NBA Free Agency: Pelicans should shop for bargains like Trey Burke, Jae Crowder and Nerlens Noel

Plugging some holes in New Orleans roster

Examining David Griffin’s first season at the helm of the New Orleans Pelicans

Things didn’t exactly go swimmingly

As Jrue Holiday went, so too did New Orleans Pelicans fortunes

Individual struggles on offense typically led to poor results for the team during the 2019-20 season

Jrue Holiday’s snubbing from 2020 All-Defensive teams too egregious to overlook

Players spoke out vociferously in favor of the New Orleans Pelicans guard after selections were announced