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Does Anthony Davis Deserve a Pass? And Frank Jackson is Back!

12/11/2018
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The Pelicans fall short against the depleted Boston Celtics, and bring the Pelicans back below .500. With a rash of injuries of their own, we give our takes as we receive breaking news on Frank Jackson’s return to the roster following three performances with the Texas Legends. Thank you for listening! And as always, if you like what you’re hearing…. Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Blogtalkradio.com/thebirdcalls Itunes:...

Duration:00:51:58

Can the Pelicans Trust Tim Frazier in the Starting Lineup Until Payton's Return?

11/29/2018
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After losing four straight, Alvin Gentry inserted Tim Frazier into the starting lineup and PRESTO, the Pelicans are back to their winning ways with a 125-104 defeat of the Washington Wizards. Is this a long-term solution? Even a short one? Thank you for listening! And as always, if you like what you’re hearing…. Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Blogtalkradio.com/thebirdcalls Itunes:...

Duration:00:46:10

"How Can the Pelicans' Get Back to Their Brand of Basketball?"

11/27/2018
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Thank you for listening! And as always, if you like what you’re hearing…. Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Blogtalkradio.com/thebirdcalls Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bird-writes-nba-podcast-for-new-orleans-pelicans/id1254580823?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/preston-ellis/the-bird-writes-nba-podcast-for-new-orleans-pelicans?refid=stpr Tune In: https://tunein.com/radio/The-Bird-Writes-NBA-Podcast-on-New-Orleans-Pelicans-p1012419/ Google...

Duration:00:29:03

'We're Probably Going to Start Him Some': Should Julius Randle Be Starting?

11/20/2018
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Winners of three-straight and six of seven, the Pelicans thoroughly trounced the Spurs, 140-126 with 78 points in the paint on 58% shooting from the field. Randle was the star with a triple-double. Should he be in the starting lineup? Alvin Gentry seemed to hint it could be a possibility. We discuss this and so much more! Thank you for listening! And as always, if you like what you’re hearing…. Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Blogtalkradio.com/thebirdcalls Itunes:...

Duration:00:40:22

Pels Throttle Toronto + Is Jrue a Top-15 Player?

11/12/2018
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The Pelicans defeat the Toronto Raptors 126-110 IN Toronto, where the Raptors have not lost all season. Jrue Holiday and E’Twaun Moore combine for 59 points and hold Kyle Lowry without a field goal until the 3:40 mark in the fourth quarter. Anthony Davis had another fantastic night with 25, 20 and six assists. The Pelicans move to 7-6 and now we have to ask: Who starts when Payton/Niko return?! Thank you for listening! And as always, if you like what you’re hearing…. Subscribe and rate us...

Duration:01:00:12

What is Wrong with Anthony Davis?

11/5/2018
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The Pelicans fall on the road to OKC and end their five game West Coast trip with five consecutive losses, six overall. At 4-6 the Pels find themselves in a free fall with a disinterested looking superstar in Anthony Davis who was quite dreadful through three quarters. Jrue Holiday, Niko and Randle were dynamite and almost gave the Pelicans a chance near the end with a three point shot that brought it to two, but it wasn’t enough. Thank you for listening! And as always, if you like what...

Duration:00:37:06

Game Preview: Pelicans v Warriors with Mike Park

10/29/2018
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An in-depth look at the Pelicans matchup with the Best of the West, in their quest for the Three-Peat. Steph Curry has been lighting the NBA on fire with five or more three-pointers in all seven of his games. Will AD and Elfrid Payton even suit up? Regardless of who plays and who doesn't, New Orleans has their hands full in this one. Thank you for listening! And as always, if you like what you’re hearing…. Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Blogtalkradio.com/thebirdcalls...

Duration:00:51:39

Pelicans Survive a Slugfest with the Clips, Move to 3-0!

10/23/2018
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The Pelicans played a different kind of game against the fourth team in Defensive Rating in the Los Angeles Clippers and still managed a victory on a porous shooting night behind the heroics of Anthony Davis, Elfrid Payton and co!! Join Oleh Kosel, Robert Flom and I as we break down all the action and preview the Clippers home matchup on Tuesday, Thank you for listening! And as always, if you like what you’re hearing…. Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites...

Duration:00:21:24

The New Orleans Pelicans Thrash the Sacramento Kings + Clippers Preview!

10/20/2018
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The Pelicans are still undefeated and we are hyped! After throttling the Kings 38-18 in the third quarter of Friday night’s matchup, the Pelicans advance to 2-0 behind the career high 36 points from Nikola Mirotic. Everything is clicking for the Pelicans right now and we are here to crown General Manager Dell Demps GM of the year! Join Oleh Kosel, Robert Flom and I as we break down all the action and preview the Clippers home matchup on Tuesday, Thank you for listening! And as always, if you...

Duration:00:59:56

"Is It Time to Crown the New Orleans Pelicans!?"

10/17/2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans dominated the Houston Rockets 131-112 behind a MVP caliber performance from Anthony Davis and 55 combined points from Nikola Mirotic and Julius Randle. Elfrid Payton got a triple double in his first action in Nola and Moore contributed 21 of his own. Join Oleh Kosel, David Grubb and Jamile Dunn as we break down all of the night’s action! Thank you for listening! And as always, if you like what you’re hearing…. Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites...

Duration:00:46:38

NO Pelicans v HOU Rockets' Preview with Ben Dubose/Kelly Iko

10/15/2018
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It's opening night! The New Orleans Pelicans head to the Toyota Center to face off with the best regular season team of 2017-18. The Rockets remain top-heavy with Chris Paul, James Harden, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon, but rearmed themselves with Michael Carter Williams, Carmelo Anthony and high-ceiling low-basement Marquese Chriss. Nene, James Ennis and Gerald Green will get some run against a Pelicans team desperate to succeed in 2018-19 for a dozen reasons, chiefly among them being the...

Duration:00:35:06

NOP Season Preview with Daniel Sallerson, Karen Loftus, Andrew Lopez, Will Guillory

10/12/2018
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The 2018-19 NBA regular season is finally here, and New Orleans Pelicans' fans can finally leave the preseason in the rearview mirror after giving up an incomprehensible 125 points per game to the likes of the Bulls, Hawks, Knicks, Heat and Raptors' second stringers. Imagine what the Rockets will do!? Four Pelicans' beat reporters join us to discuss some of the biggest storylines and assess just what to expect from your Pels' this season. Daniel Sallerson - 01:35 Karen Loftus - 13:15 Andrew...

Duration:00:51:46

"Who Will Crack the 9 Man Rotation + Mailbag!"

10/9/2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans dropped their third straight preseason game to the New York Knickerbockers this past Friday, 106-100, and the team again, largely underwhelmed. Just how concerned should we be? Heading into Thursday’s contest with the Miami Heat, the Pels will sit AD, Jrue and E’Twaun. Julius Randle will return to action after the scary fall last week against the Hawks. Join Oleh, Kevin and Preston as they break down what they hope to see, Okafor’s latest article with the Athletic,...

Duration:00:40:15

Will Cheick Diallo Make the Pelicans' Roster? And Why, Injuries, Why!?

10/3/2018
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Preseason action is upon us! Two games, two losses for our New Orleans Pelicans against the Bulls and Hawks, but the good news is that AD and Jrue are still spectacular. We break down what else to make of this preseason affairs including breaking updating you on injuries who is on the cusp of making the team, and who could lose their spot. Thank you for listening! And as always, if you like what you’re hearing…. Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites...

Duration:00:47:28

AD Will Never Be Traded! Plus Bulls/Hawks Preview

9/29/2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans are back to your living room with games on Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls and Monday Night against the Atlanta Hawks. We discuss national Pelicans’ storylines, media day, propose trades, break down training camp as well as preview the Pelicans up-and-coming back to backs. And as always, if you like what you’re hearing…. Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Blogtalkradio.com/thebirdcalls Itunes:...

Duration:00:58:22

Should the Pelicans Pursue Jimmy Butler?

9/19/2018
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Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler has demanded a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hear us salivate over him all while Oleh offers a disapproving sigh. Next we discuss the departure of dear sweet big man Emeka Okafor, and the addition of former Pelicans’ playoff legend Jarrett Jack. And as always, if you like what you’re hearing…. Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Blogtalkradio.com/thebirdcalls Itunes:...

Duration:00:31:24

The Pelicans sign Clippers' guard Tyrone Wallace and Darius Morris

9/4/2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans came to terms with Los Angeles Clippers' point guard Tyrone Wallace yesterday. Wallace at 6'5 gives compelling size and defensive versatility to a roster that seems all but set heading into training camp. The Clippers have 48 hours to match the deal, but seem unlikely to do so given their financial circumstance and glut of guaranteed contracts. The Pelicans also came to terms with journeyman Darius Morris, the former 41st overall pick from the 2011 draft out of...

Duration:01:11:18

The Pelicans sign Clippers' guard Tyrone Wallace and Darius Morris

9/4/2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans came to terms with Los Angeles Clippers' point guard Tyrone Wallace yesterday. Wallace at 6'5 gives compelling size and defensive versatility to a roster that seems all but set heading into training camp. The Clippers have 48 hours to match the deal, but seem unlikely to do so given their financial circumstance and glut of guaranteed contracts. The Pelicans also came to terms with journeyman Darius Morris, the former 41st overall pick from the 2011 draft out of...

Duration:01:10:47

Coach Mike G sits with Chris Conner of The Bird Writes

8/31/2018
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Pelicans Performance Consultant Mike Guevara has garnered plenty of attention this offseason for the work done with Pelicans cornerstone Jrue and Justin Holiday, Frank Jackson, Elfrid Payton, Rajon Rondo and more. But where did the rising star come from? Known for his work with Jrue, Coach Mike G also has worked with notable athletes such as Victoria Azarenka, Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron and many more. Hear @Impatientbull interview Mike G on his rise to stardom, his work with the Pelicans...

Duration:00:22:11

Mailbag Episode! Plus, Who is your Starting Five?

8/26/2018
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We start the pod on a somber note, addressing the senseless violence today in Jacksonville at a EA Sports Gaming Event, before answering your mailbag questions and previewing the rest of the summer to come. As always, thank you so much for tuning in to The Bird Calls Podcast, and please help us to continue to grow by spreading the good word! Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Blogtalkradio.com/thebirdcalls Itunes:...

Duration:01:08:16