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.
The season is ovah! Michael and I talk about how fun those last two games were, Austin Rivers ejection, whether Tyreke and Austin should be focusing on mid-range shooting in the off-season, and Brian Roberts winning the Free Throw crown! Then, we talk about Dell Demps closing comments for the season, Melvin Ely replacing the Steamer, the Lottery, and if some important players were disappointing this season.
Michael and I don't spend too much time talking about the games and all the missing players. Instead we talk about line-ups the team fielded this season, (and how few minutes any of them got) how best to stretch Eric Gordon, what to do with Morrow, what makes Stiemsma great, and what could make us want Dell Demps gone.
Plus, we talk about the Hornets/Pelicans all annoying team! Yay!
Michael and I talk about a pair of gutty wins, pretend the game in San Antonio never happened, and enjoy the hell out of CP3 losing. As usual, we can't avoid talking Eric Gordon - despite him not playing a minute, and we also talk Ajinca's situational value, Darius Miller's big game, Michael loves on Morrow even more, and we give an unlikely person credit for the Clippers win.
Michael and I talk about the Heat game, Anthony Davis being a foundational player, the Heat game, how the team almost won in Toronto without Davis, Chemistry, Aminu as a backup power forward, and whether Brian Roberts deserves the abuse he gets.
Plus, LVPs, Paying your Debts like a Lannister, and what happened to the Jazz?
So - last week Michael and I talked about Davis becoming a monster. We were too early in singing his praises. The guy is crazy good. So we talk Davis, we give Tyreke Evans his due, we try to figure out why Monty equates Stiemsma to Winning and Withey to development, and Michael again lays all his hopes and dreams on Anthony Morrow. We also talk about Brian Roberts and if he's truly as vital a piece to the Pelicans as Demps seems to indicate.
Plus, Anthony Davis!