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Why The Pelicans Have Plenty Of Time To Build Around The Brow

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dec 11, 2014 7:14 PM

Thereís a lot of talent in New Orleans and itís still very young. If the spread pick-and-roll is the future of the NBA, the Pelicans have most of the pieces in place to run that offense at a very high level. Read more »

Tags: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA

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Handicapping The 2015 NBA MVP Race

by Danny Leroux

Dec 3, 2014 7:20 PM

The best predictor of who will win MVP for a given season is not the most valuable but rather the best player on a great team. Stephen Curry currently fits the criteria as the most probable candidate, but who else should join him? Read more »

Tags: Stephen Curry, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Internal Improvement Candidates: Southwest Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

Oct 7, 2014 8:53 PM

Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Terrence Jones, Jae Crowder and Jon Leuer represent the Pelicans, Spurs, Rockets, Mavs and Grizzlies as young players who are poised to grow and assume bigger roles this season. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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Top-5 Non-National Teams For 14-15

by Danny Leroux

The top teams to watch on League Pass have to have entertainment value on a game to game basis and fascinating pieces in the form of young talent or new additions. Each of these squads fits that bill and there were a few tough omissions as well. Read more »
Pierre Jackson's Rookie Season: Everywhere Except The NBA

by Cameron Schott

Pierre Jackson spent his rookie season as an "asset" without a roster spot and then ruptured his Achilles just after being traded to the 76ers. Here's his unique basketball story. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pelicans Trade For ÷mer Aşık

by RealGM Administrator

÷mer Aşık is a very good player and a true difference-maker on the defensive end, but the Pelicans have mistakenly sacrificed future assets for short-term contention again. Read more »
The Western Conference At The Deadline

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

The Western Conference is highly competitive this season, but that didn't carry over to a deadline in which Steve Blake was the most important acquisition after the Rockets were unable to cash in their Omer Asik chip. Read more »
The Pelicans' Peculiar Predictament

by Danny Leroux

With approximately three months remaining in the regular season, the Pelicans are in a tough spot from an organizational perspective. The combination of their 15-23 record, harsh batch of injuries, and the stacked Western Conference have made the playoffs an unlikely proposition and they lose their pick if it falls out of the top-5. Read more »
The Marquee Non-National Teams To Watch

by Danny Leroux

While there are no direct criteria, my non-national teams have to have entertainment value on a game to game basis and fascinating pieces in the form of young talent or new additions. Each of these squads fits that bill and there were a few tough omissions as well. Read more »
30 Rapid-Fire Questions For Each Team's Front Office

by Benjamin Cantor

The following 30 questions are the biggest issues facing each NBA front office as the 13-14 regular season begins. Read more »
Top-10 Lottery Teams That Could Make The 2014 NBA Playoffs

by Matt McCready

The Pelicans, Raptors, Pistons, Wolves, Cavaliers, Blazers, Wizards, Mavericks, and maybe even the Kings and Bobcats could find their way into the playoffs if a number of things go right. Read more »
Top-Five 2nd-Favorite Teams

by Daniel Friedberg

In an NBA so rich with talent and intriguing storylines, how can you limit yourself to just one team? These five squads deserve second billing in your hearts and remote-holding hands. Read more »
30-Team Offseason Rundown

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Rockets, 76ers, Nets, Warriors, Hawks and Grizzlies headline this complete rundown of the 2013 offseason. Read more »
Pelicans Attempting To Become Kentucky South

by Jonathan Tjarks

From a basketball perspective, the Pelicans have had an odd offseason for a 27-win team with a 20-year-old franchise player. Thereís a model for what the Pelicans are doing, but it doesnít come from the NBA. New Orleans is trying to be Kentucky South. Read more »
2013 NBA Offseason Primer

by Danny Leroux

With the 2013 NBA offseason underway, here is a primer on what all 30 teams are facing. Read more »
Leroux's 2013 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Breaking down all 30 teams by category of how they fared in the often surprising, never disappointing 2013 NBA Draft. Read more »
2013 NBA Amnesty Primer

by Danny Leroux

One fun component of the Amnesty rule is that we know exactly which players are eligible for it and that number can only decrease over time since the players had to have been under contract with the same team before the new CBA. Read more »
The Lottery Lowdown

by Danny Leroux

We have seen a whole lot of changes since the pre-Tournament issue of the Lottery Lowdown. March Madness gave us a few players to watch both this year and for 2014 while the Nike Hoop Summit and Combine helped clarify the picture in terms of athletic ability and positional versatility. Read more »
Greivis Vasquez Makes Case For NBA's Most Improved Player Award

by Michael Scotto

As the Hornets enter a new era as the Pelicans next season, Monty Williams feels confident in Greivis Vasquezís ability to run the offense and improve in the near future. Read more »
How Many Players Teams Acquire At Each Trade Deadline On Average

by RealGM Staff Report

The Kings, Knicks, Rockets, Thunder and Cavaliers have been the most active teams at the deadline over the past decade, while the Spurs, Pistons, Heat, Lakers and Pacers have made the fewest deals. Read more »
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