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Brian Ball

  • joined May 13, 2008
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Roberts leads Pelicans over Mavericks, 94-92

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It was the second straight come from behind victory for the Pelicans, who improve to 2-0.

GameThread
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Preseason Game 2: Pelicans at Mavericks

The Pelicans, without Tyreke Evans, Ryan Anderson, and Eric Gordon, will play the Mavericks, who have most of their point guards injured and will have to start Gal Mekel.

Pelicans need answers in the post, and other news

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Monty Williams was impressed by Austin Rivers but not too pleased with his post defense in the opening preseason game. The Pelicans are playing again tonight, travelling to Dallas to face the...

Pyrrhic Victory: Pelicans win; Evans Injured

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A recap of the Pelicans' preseason victory over the Houston Rockets, in which Austin Rivers and Anthony Davis impressed, Jrue Holiday underwhelmed, and Tyreke Evans was injured.

Preseason Game 1 Game Thread: Pelicans at Rockets

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The tipoff of the preseason is almost upon us! Since Eric Gordon won't be playing today, the starting lineup is expected to be: PG: Holiday SG: Evans SF: Aminu PF: Davis C: Stiemsma For a...

Preseason Game 1 Game Thread: Pelicans at Rockets

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The tipoff of the preseason is almost upon us! Since Eric Gordon won't be playing today, the starting lineup is expected to be: PG: Holiday SG: Evans SF: Aminu PF: Davis C: Stiemsma For a...

Preseason Game 1 Preview: Pelicans at Rockets

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A preview of Pelicans' first preseason game against the Rockets on Saturday night.

Davis Becoming a Leader, Rivers Becoming a PG

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A recap of recent New Orleans Pelicans News: Anthony Davis's new leadership role, Austin Rivers's position switch, the additions of Jrue Holiday and Anthony Morrow, and much more.

Gordon to miss first two weeks of NBA preseason

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Monty Williams announces on the first day of Pelicans training camp that Eric Gordon will miss the first two weeks of the preseason.

Graphing the 2012-13 Hornets: Offensive Efficiency

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How did the Hornets perform before they became the Pelicans? We graph each player's impact on offense.

Pelicans Readying for Training Camp and Other News

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Jason Smith says he'll be ready for contact by the time training camp starts, a look back at Tyreke Evans's time in Sacramento, and more.

Graphing the Hornets: Efficiency Differential

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What better way to celebrate finally becoming a Pelicans blog than by talking about when they were the Hornets? I've created a handful of graphs that I'll publish over the next couple of days. The...

SBNation's 2017 NBA Rankings: Davis and Drummond

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SBNation's NBA writers created a list of who the top 100 players in the NBA will be in four years. Andre Drummond was ranked number 3, while Anthony Davis was ranked number 7, which is totally...

Greg Oden and the Pelicans' Free Agency Problem

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New Orleans seemed like a great fit for Greg Oden. If the Pelicans can't sign him in free agency, who can they sign?

Summer League Recap: Pelicans fall to Nuggets

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Jordan Hamilton blew up in the first quarter, putting the Pelicans in a hole they could never quite climb out of. For the Pelicans, the star was clearly Darius Miller, who just seemed like he...

Summer League Game Thread: Pelicans vs. Nuggets

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The first game of the bizarre Summer League playoff is upon us! The Pelicans play the Nuggets at 5pm CT on NBATV. I put up a preview of today's game here, if you want to see me conflate Pierre...

Summer League Preview: Pelicans vs. Nuggets

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Almost more than a preview, this is a PSA - the Pelicans play today at 5pm CT against the Denver Nuggets, and you can watch it on NBATV. The last time we were paying attention to Summer League was...

Summer League: Rivers, Roberts lead Pels over Cavs

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Austin Rivers and Brian Roberts made shots on three straight possessions to close the game, ending any chance for a Cavaliers comeback as the Pelicans prevailed, 66-62. The best stat line of the...

Summer League Game 3 - Pelicans vs. Cavaliers

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The Pelicans are taking on the Cavs at 5pm CT, 3pm PT in the Cox Pavilion. Hopefully this means the game will be transmitted via NBATV, but who really knows with Summer League. Pelicans are coming...

Summer League Recap: Bucks beat Pelicans

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The Pelicans are no longer an undefeated mascot, falling to the Bucks in Summer League. The story of the game from the Pelicans' perspective was Brian Roberts's incredible second-half run. He was...

The Jrue Holiday Trade is Official, and Other News

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The Jrue Holiday press conference, reaction about Austin Rivers's Las Vegas Summer League performance, Lance Thomas rejoins the Pelicans, and more.

Summer League: Rivers Leads Pelicans over Knicks

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Austin Rivers had a breakout Summer League performance in the Pelicans' first-ever game, making 24 points on 15 shots, nabbing 7 boards and dishing 6 assists. He started off strong, making several...

Game Thread - Summer League: Hornets vs. Knicks

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The Hornets face off against the Knicks at 3pm CT - catch the game on NBATV - here's the preview of the game. What I'm watching for: 1) Where does Austin Rivers play? If he plays more at shooting...

Summer League Game 1 Preview: Knicks vs. Pelicans

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The Pelicans play this afternoon in the kickoff game of the Las Vegas Summer League against New York at 3pm CT. If you want to catch the game, you'll need to find a way to tune into NBATV early on...

Watch: Tyreke Evans's Introductory Press Conference

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Here's Tyreke Evans's presser from yesterday. The two things I noted were Monty's immediate and harsh digs at Eric Gordon (he's glad Tyreke wants to be here) as well as Tyreke's willingness to play the small forward position.

The Tyreke Evans Trade is Official, and Other News

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The Tyreke Evans trade has been finalized, news from Summer League practices, new theories on Austin Rivers's awful rookie season, and more.

In Defense of Anderson-Davis Lineups

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Many assume that Pelicans lineups featuring Ryan Anderson at power forward and Anthony Davis at center will be poor at defense. Digging deeper into the data on specific lineups, however, tells a...

Usage Rate and Offensive Efficiency

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By sharing the ball more, can Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans, and Jrue Holiday become more efficient on offense?

Report: Pelicans offer Tyreke Evans 4 years, $44M

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David Aldridge is reporting that the Pelicans have offered Tyreke Evans a lucrative 4 year, $44 million deal. How will the Pelicans free up the cap space to land Evans, and who will be leaving New...

Pelicans Free Agency Rumors

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Might Tyreke Evans, Kevin Martin, or Andre Iguodala be headed to New Orleans? We round up the rumors swirling around the Pelicans in free agency.

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