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When You're Only As Good As The End Of Your Bench

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 4, 2016 4:23 PM

When Alvin Gentry has gone to the end of his bench this season, he has been forced to play NBA retreads while the Warriors have received meaningful minutes from Ian Clark. Read more »

Tags: Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA

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2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

Dec 29, 2015 8:16 PM

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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How Concerned Should We Be On The Pelicans' Nightmare Start?

by Brett Koremenos

Nov 11, 2015 1:31 PM

Examining the Pelicans' injuries, the Anthony Davis-Ryan Anderson pairing and their defensive woe to determine whether they can turn around their season. Read more »

Tags: New Orleans Pelicans, NBA

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The Holy Grail Of Basketball Players

by Jonathan Tjarks

Anthony Davis could be a center who can shoot 3's, protect the rim, switch pick-and-rolls and have the offense run through him from every part of the floor. He'll have to be all that to dig the Pelicans out of their hole. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

by Brett Koremenos

The Pelicans could reach the high 50s in wins if the team gets (at least relatively) healthy and Anthony Davis doesn't miss extended time, while the defense improves in a meaningful way. Read more »
Turning The Pelicans Into Kentucky South

by Jonathan Tjarks

Improving the Pelicans may need to come from going small in the frontcourt and Terrence Jones is the perfect gettable player to pair with Anthony Davis. Read more »
What's Changed, What Hasn't: Southwest Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

Playoff LaMarcus & aging guards for the Spurs, more depth & Golden State for the Rockets, Mike Conley and the wing for the Grizzlies, AD at the 5 & Jrue's health for the Pelicans and pure-4-out basketball and Dirk's D for the Mavs. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Anthony Davis Commits To Pelicans Until 2020

by Christopher Reina

No team in the NBA has a better five-year title window now than the Pelicans simply because they know they'll have their franchise player under a five-year, $145 million contract. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Potential Destinations For Tom Thibodeau

by Danny Leroux

A Tom Thibodeau team should have played below expectations on defense, have some key players capable of performing at a high level who will still be under team control a few seasons from now and the total talent to be relevant within the first two seasons. Read more »
A Playoff Preview In Team Infographics

by Christopher Reina

Looking at the percentile rankings for every team in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate. Read more »
Why Anthony Davis Should Control His Own Destiny

by Danny Leroux

Anthony Davis has given himself an incredible and almost unprecedented opportunity to take control of his career at a young age. Electing to play on a qualifying offer instead of a max extension gives him the flexibility to choose where he makes his legacy and plays for his entire prime. Read more »
Jrue Holiday's Quiet Mission

by Andrew Perna

Jrue Holiday credits his time in Philadelphia, where he spent his first four professional seasons, for helping ready himself for his role as a younger vet with the Pelicans. Read more »
The Basketball Treasure That Nearly Never Was

by Christopher Reina

Anthony Davis is the NBAs most incredible prodigy (possibly ever) despite a late development in which he almost left the game. Read more »
2014-15 NBA Season Tiers Preview

by Danny Leroux

The Spurs, Clippers and Cavaliers enter the season as Tier One teams, while the Bulls, Raptors, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and several other Western Conference teams are in that second tier. Read more »
Leroux's 2014 NBA Offseason Review

by Danny Leroux

The Cavs, 76ers, Spurs, Nuggets, Hornets and Suns were amongst teams to have a great offseason, while the Thunder, Magic, Kings, Lakers, Pacers and Knicks had bad ones. Read more »
Why Anthony Davis Will Be The NBA's Golden Ticket

by Danny Leroux

Only one NBA team has the true golden ticket: a young elite player that they can say with certainty will be there throughout the tumultuous time of an increasing salary cap. Read more »
Breaking Down Protection Of 2015 NBA Draft Traded Picks

by Danny Leroux

While the concept of tanking gets plenty of ink, the NBA has a more specific problem in that vicinity due to the rules concerning pick protection. We detail the potential issues that could rear their head this season, ranked in order of overall impact. Read more »
Team-By-Team Analysis Of The 2014 NBA Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

With the new CBA magnifying the importance of the draft and one of the most talented groups of prospects in recent years, what happened on Thursday night will have significant ramifications on the balance of power in the NBA for the next decade. Read more »
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