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In the NO covers the New Orleans Pelicans and NBA Basketball in general, including news, analysis, and rumors on and off the court. Hosts Ryan Schwan and Michael McNamara represent ESPN Truehoop Blog Bourbon Street Shots.

In the NO covers the New Orleans Pelicans and NBA Basketball in general, including news, analysis, and rumors on and off the court. Hosts Ryan Schwan and Michael McNamara represent ESPN Truehoop Blog Bourbon Street Shots.
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In the NO covers the New Orleans Pelicans and NBA Basketball in general, including news, analysis, and rumors on and off the court. Hosts Ryan Schwan and Michael McNamara represent ESPN Truehoop Blog Bourbon Street Shots.




In the NO Ep. 302: Shh, we're being Positive

Michael declares he's going to do the entire podcast talking positively about the team. He doesn't pitch a perfect game, but comes close, at least. We talk Rondo and his fluctuating role and minutes, is Jrue an All-Star, who is the team Alpha Dog, and we cover the games of the 3-1 week. Look, a winning week!


In the NO Pod Ep 301: The Key Stretch

Michael and I tear up Boogie. Then we tear him up some more. Then we tear up Rondo. Then we tear up AD. I guess the Pelicans-Timberwolves game affected us strongly. We talk about trades, and what the team should target, and then we look ahead at a very key stretch for the team. If this team is better than a .500 squad, they will prove it over the next 2 months.


In the NO Pod Ep 300: Looking for an Identity

Michael and I talk about the Pelicans and their missing identity at the end of games, including in those bad losses in New Orleans. On the way, we talk about things that surprised us so far this season, I grumble about Rondo, and we give Moore some love. We look ahead to next week, of course, and then talk Star Wars. Enjoy!


In the NO Podcast EP 299: WLWLWLWLWL...

Mike and I address the Pelicans' frustrating losses and how it seems this team beats itself more than the other team does. I wonder at why New Orleans fans are so upset about a 15-15 team when the expectation going into the season was a .500 team, and then we talk Boogie and his issues a little. We celebrate the crazy shooting, talk about the defense possibly getting better, and wonder at the morphing offense in the fourth quarter compared to the rest of the game. Enjoy!


In the NO Podcast Ep. 298: Davis injured - what to do?

It was a gut punch week for the New Orleans Pelicans, but the win against Portland was pretty sweet nonetheless. Michael and I speculate about Davis' injury, what the team should do on the trade market or not depending on him being out, and guess at a timeline. Then we also talk Rondo's contributions, Omer Asik's return, and what the Pelicans should have done with Donovan Mitchell. Then we talk about an upcoming slate of winnable basketball games.


In the NO Pod Ep 297: Winning against good teams, the Boogie Experience

In the NO returns and the New Orleans Pelicans are above .500 and just completed a 3-1 week! Michael and I talk about a few of the games, including the Raptors, Warriors, and Spurs, addressing issues we see like the interior defense, how Rondo has played, and who our favorite Pelican to watch is. We also show Miller some love, swear off beefy Jared Dudley, and address the idea of trading Boogie. Enjoy!


In the NO Ep. 296: Rondo back, Tough Games incoming

Michael and I touch on a bunch of subjects, including trading for a big man, turnovers, improving offensive play, Rondo being back, and an upcoming slate of tough games. Will the Pelicans continue to play winning basketball? Enjoy!


In the NO Pod EP 295: Jrue still bad, Team staying afloat

Michael and I spend some time talking about how awful the players have been on this team beyond the twin towers and how it's forcing the Pelicans to play them a lot of minutes. We also talk about how bad New Orleans is even with just one player is on, I rant about the Prevent Offense, and Michael addresses his thoughts about the dead Reggie Jackson trade rumor. Then we preview the next 3 games. Enjoy!


In the NO Pod Ep 294: Wait, are they 500?

A winning week brings the New Orleans Pelicans to .500 for the first time in . . . ever I think. Pretty sure it's never happened before. In basketball. We talk Sacramento and that awful first half, whether Cleveland was giving a damn, and what could have been if Davis didn't get hurt in that Portland game. Then we preview the four game upcoming week and make a bold prediction. Bold I tell you! Enjoy.


In the NO Ep 293: Crappy Jrue, First Three Games and Bledsoe

Mike and I spend a lot of time talking about New Orleans first three basketball games before getting to the Eric Bledsoe trade talk. We also talk Crawford, Nelson, Ian Clark, and Michael MUDERIZES Jrue. Blood everywhere. Pelicans fans Beware.


In the NO Pod Ep. 292: Ryan Raps and Season Launches

I pay up on the bet, delivering the finest New Orleans Pelicans rap you've ever heard. The finest. If you want the file by itself, let me know on twitter. After I blow your mind with that, we then talk basketball pre-season and reasons to be optimistic or terrified for the upcoming season. We seem split 50/50 for both.


In the NO Pod Ep 291: Pre-season take-aways and Rondo's Injury

Hey look, the Pelicans are down 2 starters to begin the season. One day, New Orleans will just have to get used to this, I guess. We talk a lot about the pre-season. Who will finish games, are Boogie and Davis better staggered or not. What does Rondo being gone mean for the PG position. We cover a lot!


In the NO Pod Ep 290: Rest of the West

After dispatching the Hot Garbage teams in the West in part one of the pod, Mike and I start with the teams fighting for the playoffs and go through the pile. Pels are in this pile! Enjoy!


In the NO Pod Ep 289: Q-pon, Dante, Line-ups and Hot Garbage

Mike and I talk about Q-pon's revelations, Dante re-signing and make some guesses about line-ups. Then we talk about the Western Conference teams that are Hot Garbage! Enjoy!


In the NO Podcast ep 288: Final Summer Moves and Eastern Conference Preview

We're back and dropping a long pod for you! Mike and I talk the final roster moves of the summer, going back from Rondo, through Ian Clark and Tony Allen, and then start the real meat of the episode: The Eastern Conference! We talk all the teams, including those known colloquially as Hot Garbage!


In the NO Pod Ep. 287: Jrue and a Free Agency Malaise

Mike and I get together to do a deep dive into the impacts of the Jrue Holiday signing - and then we start talking about everything else that could happen. Trades, signing, dropping below the cap, and Mid-level guys. We also talk about how good we think this team could be right now. Enjoy!


In the NO Ep. 286: Free Agency Everything

Michael and I break down the options this off-season, ranging from Lowry to the Holidays to Rubio and Beverly. We dig into mid-level guys, minimum dudes, answer questions from twitter, seriously consider Rudy Gay, and bemoan Tim Frazier leaving. Okay, maybe not the last one so much. It's a big one though! LOTS of stuff! Enjoy!


In the NO Ep 285: 2nd Round Live starring Frank Jackson!

Mike and I kick off our podcast as the second round starts, and the Pelicans swift strike there throw us off a bit. But we recover, talk lots of Frank Jackson, why the Pels targeted him, why they moved Tim Frazier, and hang on hoping for a second guy to fall to the team that we wanted. Guess what, it didn't happen. Oh, and we do talk a little of Phil Jackson and the Butler trade. Enjoy!


In the NO Pod Ep 284: MegaPod on Jrue, Off-season and the Draft

Two full hours of Pelicans, my friends. We talk the myriad of options this off-season, including Jrue leaving or staying, which is better, Kyle Lowry, Chris Paul, moving Asik for something, Allen Crabbe, Loul Deng, and if Jrue is actually a needle mover in the first place. We also break down the guys we like the best in the upcoming NBA Draft, talk some guys we wouldn't like, and then talk about possible trades. We also argue about what Jrue should make in the off-season and place part of...


In the NO Ep 283: Four percent chance at amazing

Four percent chance. It's amazing how much of an impact a 4% lottery ticket could have on this team. Michael and I spend most of the pod talking about the options the team has if they land one of the top picks in the draft. We talk Fultz, Ball, Butler, George, Lillard, and several other teams you probably weren't even thinking much about. Four percent chance. Tuesday could be boring, or magnificent.


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