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Alvin Gentry plans on using three-guard lineups next season

The Pelicans have a guard-heavy team and they plan to utilize it. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, Alvin Gentry plans on using three-guard lineups next season. Even going as far as asking Jrue Holiday to guard opposing small forwards. He’ll have to guard those same players at times. Gentry plans to use three-guard lineups featuring […] Alvin Gentry plans on using three-guard lineups next season - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pelican Debrief Sep 20, 2017

Pelicans Predictions: Rajon Rondo To Lead The League In Assists

Heading into 2018, fans of the New Orleans Pelicans have high expectations for their beloved franchise! With players like Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday (among others) on the roster, who wouldn’t anticipate big things? And with October 18th rapidly approaching, all fans can do is wonder what’s going to happen during NOLA’s upcoming […] Pelicans Predictions: Rajon Rondo To Lead The League In Assists - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pelican Debrief Sep 15, 2017

Bleacher Report Lists New Orleans Pelicans Backcourt As 22nd Best

The new backcourt tandem of Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday is something all Pelicans fans will be focusing in on this season. As for Bleacher Report, the focus was already placed on NOLA as they ranked 22nd on a list ordering each NBA backcourt from worst to first. The question of the day is, is this a […] Bleacher Report Lists New Orleans Pelicans Backcourt As 22nd Best - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pelican Debrief Sep 14, 2017

New Orleans Pelicans finish with 3 players in SI’s top 100

Heading into the 2018 season, the New Orleans Pelicans “Big Three” will be crucial to the success of the team. Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis, and DeMarcus Cousins all are massively talented and it appears it’s not just Pels’ fans that appreciate them. All three landed in Sports Illustrated’s top 100 and more specifically, all were […] New Orleans Pelicans finish with 3 players in SI’s top 100 - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Hoops Hype Sep 11, 2017
Pelicans sign veteran guard Tony Allen to a one-year deal

Pelicans sign veteran guard Tony Allen to a one-year deal

The New Orleans Pelicans have replaced injured wing Solomon Hill with veteran free agent shooting guard Tony Allen on a one-year deal. He will be a tremendous help on defense for New Orleans. Allen is set to join Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday as well as Ian Clark and Jordan Crawford in the backcourt next season. Rondo is another sharp defender. The #Pelicans feel Allen can cover an opponents best perimeter scorer, which was Solomon Hills primary role last season. — Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner) September 11, 2017 Shams Charania reports that the Pelicans were not the only...
Pelican Debrief Sep 11, 2017

Jrue Holiday ranked #60 in Sport Ilustrated’s top 100

With professional basketball surprisingly close to being played, Sports Illustrated’s fantastic top 100 NBA players list made its return. Dropping players 100-51 today, Jrue Holiday was placed at #60 after not being in SI’s top 100 last season. It seems a year full of health, above-average defense, and decent shooting vaulted him up the rankings. Rob […] Jrue Holiday ranked #60 in Sport Ilustrated’s top 100 - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Bird Writes Sep 10, 2017
Jordan Crawford hopes to become a constant factor for the New Orleans Pelicans

Jordan Crawford hopes to become a constant factor for the New Orleans Pelicans

Can he stay potent shooting the rock while showing some improvement defensively? After years of scouring the basketball globe, Pelicans guard Jordan Crawford may be on the verge of calling New Orleans home. The 28-year-old appeared in 19 games for the Pelicans towards the end of last season, notching career highs in both field goal and three-point percentages. Crawford averaged a very respectable 14.1 ppg, only topped by the team’s biggest three stars: DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday in that span. Crawford was a dependable spark off the bench and was quickly dubbed with...
Pelican Debrief Aug 27, 2017

Why the New Orleans Pelicans Need Dante Cunningham

The New Orleans Pelicans roster features superstars such as Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. Meanwhile, Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday are Stars in their own right. Every team needs players that can fill a role and Dante Cunningham can take on multiple. Currently, Dante Cunningham isn’t a part of the New Orleans Pelicans roster. While smart money […] Why the New Orleans Pelicans Need Dante Cunningham - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Bird Writes Aug 25, 2017
New Orleans Pelicans most important player after Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins

New Orleans Pelicans most important player after Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins

Expectations remain high for Jrue Holiday. Next to Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, predict which player will emerge as most instrumental to the team's success. Why? Jason: Jrue Holiday Well, seeing as the organization just gave him a 5 year/$126M dollar contract, it better be Jrue Holiday! Though I absolutely love the addition of Rajon Rondo, it is time for Holiday to be the all-star caliber guard the Pelicans received via a controversial trade. Simply put, Holiday needs to emerge as the third star for this team and it’s best guard. The Pelicans have the best front court in the NBA,...
The Bird Writes Aug 23, 2017
Predicting the success of a Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday backcourt for the Pelicans

Predicting the success of a Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday backcourt for the Pelicans

New Orleans starting lineup may be the league’s most interesting experiment. How much confidence do you have in a Rajon Rondo/Jrue Holiday starting backcourt and why? Jason: I love the Rondo-Holiday backcourt, especially with DeMarcus Cousins at center and Chris Finch orchestrating parts of the offense. We could be looking at the best team basketball the Pelicans have fielded in years. As long as the chemistry comes together correctly, the offense should result in a lot of open looks and the defense remain at least as stout as last season’s version. Kevin: I don't think it's the perfect...

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