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Blazers, Jazz, Pelicans And The Merits Of Middle Class Improvement

by Colin McGowan

Jul 12, 2016 3:21 PM

There's nothing the Blazers, Jazz or Pelicans can do that would effectively counter Golden State nearly running out an All-NBA team as a starting lineup. It is heartening, though, that a handful of relatively young teams from the NBA's middle class have decided they might as well go about the business of improvement anyway. Read more »

Tags: New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, NBA

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The Trade Value Of Russell Westbrook

by Michael Pina

Jun 27, 2016 8:14 PM

What could the Thunder trade Russell Westbrook for in the final year of his contract if Kevin Durant signs elsewhere? We look at the seven teams who need a point guard and have an attractive package to offer. Read more »

Tags: Russell Westbrook, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Jun 24, 2016 1:26 AM

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »

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2016 Offseason Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

by Keith P Smith

Given their cap restrictions, the Pelicans' options for external improvement are limited. They'll need to get their draft pick right and improve their depth while hoping for better health next season. Read more »
Unlucky, Injury-Filled Season Finally Ends For Pelicans

by Andrew Perna

The Pelicans have lost nearly 350 games to injury this season, the highest total of any team since at least the 2009-10 campaign. Read more »
Salvaging The Anthony Davis Era

by Colin McGowan

Dell Demps has rushed the team along in a way that's been counterproductive. That's step one. What follows after that is complicated, but with someone new and capable in charge, the ultimate goal becomes achievable. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
Asking Anthony Davis To Move Mountains

by Christopher Reina

The Pelicans have nothing to show for four years of roster construction other than Anthony Davis mercifully agreeing to an extension last summer. Fortunately he's a transcendent talent and there's enough offseasons before 2020 to fix it. Read more »
Ten Questions Following The NBA Trade Deadline

by Jonathan Tjarks

What to expect from Channing Frye, Donatas Motiejunas, Markieff Morris, Jeff Green, Randy Foye, Courtney Lee, Jarnell Stokes, plus the future of Mike Conley and whether Orlando kept the right players. Read more »
Western Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

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

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

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

by Brett Koremenos

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 »
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 »