A New Orleans Pelicans podcast powered by NOLA.com. A weekly look at the team that says they'll never bend the knee with hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak.
What are Pelicans' odds to make playoffs ... and does it matter? Plus Jaxson Hayes' bag of tricks
Despite how it might feel after an unfiltered beatdown at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, the Pelicans still stand well within reach of the NBA's play-in tournament, but what are the odds they can actually get there? Or better yet, does it actually matter? Bird Watch co-hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak dive into that and more from another rollercoaster stretch of Pelicans basketball.
Also: Jaxson Hayes' bag of tricks has all the dunks ... but did he just pull a jumpshot out of there?
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Pelicans NBA trade deadline reactions: Lonzo Ball stays; Redick deal surprises
The NBA trade deadline came and the NBA trade deadline went, but despite all the noise surrounding a potential Pelicans trade of Lonzo Ball -- that turned out to be all it way. Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak go over their early reactions to the deals that didn't take place, and also the surprise deal that did just under the wire to send JJ Redick and Nicolo Melli to the Dallas Mavericks.
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As Pelicans stumble, should they sell on Lonzo Ball? How about on NBA Top Shot?
The Pelicans rollercoaster continues, but where does the buy/sell needle land after a pair of demoralizing losses to the Blazers as the NBA trade deadline approaches? Should Lonzo Ball be on the market? What if you own a Lonzo Ball moment? Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak dive in on those topics (and yes, a rapidly devaluing Pelicans Top Shot collection) in this week's episode.
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Zion and Pelicans back from All-Star Break, so what's next? With guest Jason Maples
As the Pelicans and the rest of the NBA get back from their All-Star Break hiatus, one thing we already knew but enjoyed re-learning anyway: Damian Lillard gets buckets ... even from halfcourt. But what's the deal with Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and the Pelicans as they embark on a crammed second-half schedule? What's the disappointment level? Can this team make the playoffs? Temple of Hoop's Jason Maples joins Bird Watch host Christian Clark to talk all that and more in this week's episode of Bird Watch.
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Pelicans close first half on low note, so what are the takeaways? Trade targets?
The first half of the Pelicans' 2020-'21 season ended the same way it started, confidence-inspiring wins followed by crushing losses. So where do the Pelicans go from here with a week off to take stock? Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak break down some takeaways from the first 36 games, and where some popular Pelicans trade targets stand in the buy/sell debate.
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Zion Williamson is an All-Star, but does he deserve it? Was Brandon Ingram snubbed?
A sentence that was more about "when" than "if": Zion Williamson is an All-Star. But did he deserve the spot over NBA stars like Devin Booker, DeMar Derozan and others? Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak dive in after the announcement of the All-Star reserves to hit on that topic, whether Brandon Ingram deserved another All-Star bid, reliving a franchise-record comeback against the Celtics and more in this week's episode.
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