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AD Makes Public Comments Again, Mavs Front Office, Lemon and More!

We start by addressing the abhorrent reports made by Sports Illustrated, and directed at the Dallas Mavericks' front office, then we spend a good bit on AD and his comments to Rachel Nichols, break down Walter Lemon Jr.'s, potential impact, talk lineups, future and so much more with Oleh and David Grubb! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Itunes: Stitcher:...


Three Game Win Streak, YAAAS! Plus playoff chances and more

Today we cover Anthony Davis' MVP legitimacy, Boogie's recent comments, Jrue's All Star chances in '19, "Boo"gate, Emeka Okafor, the Pacers rescheduling, and so much more! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Itunes: Stitcher: Tune In:...


Mirotic SHINES, Liggins is back, and Okafor!? With Christian Boutwell

Nikola Mirotic is here and the Pelicans are SAVED (at least from boredom). The former Chicago Bull put up 18, 12 and 4 in his first 35 minutes as a New Orleans Pelican, and the Pelicans could not be more pleased with the result of their dealt 2018 first round pick. With that being said, the Pelicans faltered early against the Wolves and never recovered. Anthony Davis scored 19 first quarter points, but it wasn't enough as the Wolves raced out to a 22-6 start, and our heroes never...


Mirotic is here and he's Taking Numbers!! (#3) With Kevin and Kumar!

Trade Deadline winners thus far, as the Pels unload their own personal albatross in the form of Omer Asik's $10.5 guaranteed 2018/19, and $3 million guaranteed 2019/20. Pelicans Get: Nikola Mirotic, Pels 2018 second round pick back from Bulls (QPon) Bulls Get: Asik, Allen, Nelson, Pels 2018 first round pick (protected), second round swap rights 2021 Plus the Pelicans are officially on the Moose trail!! With Kumar of Bourbon Street Shots, and Kevin Follow us @TheBirdWrites...


Thunder Preview + Mirotic reaction with Brett Dawson of the Oklahoman

Next up, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Brett Dawson of the Oklahoman keeps us up to date on the injury to Andre Roberson and its effect, everything Paul George, the Thunder's recent eight game winning streak, and where they project to finish, as well as the most recent Pelicans trade talk. Check back tonight for more with Kevin and Kumar! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Itunes:...


Preston's interview on OTG + NBN discussing Boogie and more!

Recently a guest on Nothin’ But Net’s Howl Radio (Timberwolves) as well as OTG’s NBA Outlet, we discussed the fallout from Demarcus Cousins’ awful Achilles injury, where the Pelicans’ go from here and much, much more. Follow us @TheBirdWrites Itunes: Stitcher:...


Trade Chatter with Philip Rossman Reich + Josh Bowe

We go around the association to get an oustide perspective on the trade landscape and sad news....It sounds like it may be a snoozer. Philip Rossman Reich of Locked on Magic and Orlando Magic Daily and Josh Bowe of Mavs Money Ball discuss their respective teams' flexibility and needs as they approach the deadline and just how active they expect their teams and the association as a whole to be. Subscribe and rate us today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites Itunes:...


Pelicans have won 7 of 9 and are Pretty Much the Best Team Ever!

The New Orleans Pelicans look like a completely different team in the month of December, sporting an 8-3 record while holding their opponents to 44% from the floor. The Pelicans shooting has dropped off a cliff but it's been met by tenacious defense led by Jrue Holiday and Demarcus Cousins (gasp!). Join Oleh Kosel in his return as well as Kevin Barrios as we break down the Hornets game and discuss how the Pelicans can take the next step! Please subscribe and rate the pod today! Follow us...


Pels v Rockets with Locked on Rockets Ben Dubose + Oleh Kosel

Oleh is back and feelin' himself! The Pelicans have won seven of their past nine and sit firmly in the sixth seed one game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, the Rockets have won six straight, and are 17-0 with James Harden, Chris Paul, and Clint Capela in the lineup. It's three point shooting v points in the paint, and something has to give as we interview Locked on Rockets Host, Ben Dubose and find out everything we need to know about the Houston Rockets. Follow us @TheBirdWrites...


Was Boogie's Performance Best Ever by a Pelican? + Hornets Preview

You all know the line by now: 44, 24, 10, and 4 in 51:33. The first to do it since Kareem in 1972! Boogie and AD continue amassing these incredible performances but at the end of the day, like Boogie says,"If you don't win, it don't mean s##t." David Grubb of Crescent City Sports joins Kevin Barrios of to talk Boogie, third quarters, Jrue Holiday, AD, depth problems, and answer mailbag questions. Then Jon Delong of joins to preview the upcoming contest in...


Pels gonna Pel!! With Andrew Smith + David Grubb

The Pelicans, in Pelican fashion, followed a three game winning streak with a loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the Hawks who previously sported the worst record in the NBA. The Pelicans' three stars pulled more than enough weight during the three game winning streak but came up short against the Hawks (with the exception of Jrue), leading to the question,"Can the bench step up and help win games?" Right now, the answer is definitively no. But we'll talk to Andrew Smith of BSS and David Grubb of...


Midseason Grades! + Mailbag with Oleh and Kevin

The Saints season has ended in dramatic fashion, but the Pelicans season is just ramping up! The Pelicans currently sit in the sixth position in the West with their dramatic win in OT over the New York Knicks last night. Join us as we discuss grades for each player, including Alvin Gentry and Dell Demps, and answer some mailbag questions as well. If you like what you're hearing, subscribe and rate us on Itunes. Let's go Pels! Follow us @TheBirdWrites


What's the Fix!? With Daniel Sallerson + Blazers Preview with David Mackay

Following another baffling performance in which the Pelicans scored but nine points in the third quarter against the worst team in the Western Conference, Daniel Sallerson hops on to diagnose what is wrong with the Pelicans, how they can turn it around, what to make of Boogie, why the Pels should retain Alvin Gentry and more. Plus, David Mackay, News Editor to Blazers Edge joins us to talk Blazers v. Pels tonight! Please spread the word, rate and subscribe today! Follow us @TheBirdWrites...


Pelicans Assistant Coach Jamelle McMillan Discusses Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans' Summer League Head Coach, and regular season Assistant Coach takes time to talk Pelicans' shift in philosophy from defense to offense, hot shooting, fast break defense, live ball turnovers, Jrue's improved play, and the difficulty closing out games. Plus, Jamelle discusses his Christmas plans!!! Or lack thereof......:( Editor Oleh Kosel steps in to help get as much information out of Coach as possible. Please retweet and give us a 5 star rating on Itunes! Follow us...


Your Pelicans MVP, Jrue Holiday! (It could happen?!)

The Pelicans chose to rest Rajon Rondo this weekend against Sacramento and it cost them. An overtime loss to the Zach Randolph led Kings had Alvin Gentry fuming after the game. However, the Pels managed to get a win last night against the 76ers. Barely. Jrue Holiday and a lineup featuring Rondo-Jrue-Moore-Cunningham-AD exploded for 44 points in the final frame saving them from a crushing loss to a Sixers squad without Covington, McConnell and Embiid. Follow us @TheBirdWrites...


Quarterly Report, with Oleh and Kevin

Oleh Kosel and Kevin Barrios cover the New Orleans Pelicans Denver Nuggets recap, as well as contribute a quarterly report 25 games into the season. Who has been the most pleasant surprise? The biggest disappointment? Which game this season would you call our signature win? Loss? Finally the guys recap the coaching performances, before Kevin attempts to take us out in hilarious fashion. Don't miss this one, and thanks for listening/reading! Follow us @TheBirdWrites...


False Alarm! AD listed as Day to Day with Kevin Barrios

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Blazers Stunner! And weekly recap with David Grubb and Oleh Kosel

Following the unexpected 123-116 victory over the Portland Trailblazers snapped a three game losing streak, hope reemerges for Pelicans' fans! Without Anthony Davis the Pels scored 98 points in three quarters against the second best defense in the NBA. We welcome on Crescent City Sports' David Grubb to discuss the Pels, preview the future, and then we even have some fun with David's Saints knowledge. Check this one out folks, and RETWEET! Thank you! Follow us @TheBirdWrites...


11-9 and Feeling FINE! Weekly Recap/Mailbag With Oleh and Kevin

The New Orleans Pelicans defied all odds in comeback victories over the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs before obliterating the Phoenix Suns. They couldn't float forever, however, falling on the second night of a back to back to the Golden State Warriors to finish 3-1 on the week. Topics we cover: Jrue/Darius' improved play Veteran leadership Boogie's frustration fouls Next week's predictions as well as answering several mailbag questions. Thanks for sending them in guys!


Thunder Preview with Oklahoman's Brett Dawson

The Oklahoma City Thunder (7-8) head down south to New Orleans to face the still yet recovering Pelicans after giving up 146 points on Friday night, which included a 27 point deficity.....In the first quarter.... Join former Advocate contributor and full time Thunder Beat writer Brett Dawson of the Oklahoman, as he chronicles what life is like covering the newest super team in the NBA, and prepares us for what the Pelicans can expect to face this week. And per usual, Editor and Chief Oleh...


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