The Pelicans podcast is officially back! The long awaited return of the Pels Podcast is back! Today, Lyle discusses the origins of basketball in New Orleans, a little trip into the history books and of course, some Pelicans chat!
Our hunt for a new show host landed the inimitable Lyle Swithenbank and the Pelicans podcast is back! Enjoy this reintroduction episode before we dive deeper in the next one.
The injury bug has struck the Pelican veterans and the team has a tough schedule ahead. Nick Guarisco and Michael Pellissier talk about what to expect moving forward.
Derrick Favors is healthy, Lonzo Ball is playing his best basketball of the season, and the Pelicans are.. good? Nick Guarisco (@FantasyLawGuy) and Michael Pellissier (@Mike_Pelicans) talk about the recent success of the team, the improved defense, and of course, the controversial no call at the end of the Jazz game.
In the midst of a 12-game losing streak, is it time to give up on the 2019-20 New Orleans Pelicans? Nick Guarisco (@FantasyLawGuy) and Michael Pellissier (@Mike_Pelicans) have answers you may not want to hear. This podcast previews what the discussion will be for the future: covering topics such as the trade deadline approaching, coach Alvin Gentry’s job status, core building blocks, pros and cons of “tanking” this season, player development, and why the team failed to meet even the lowest of expectations.
Nick Guarisco (@FantasyLawGuy) and Michael Pellissier (@Mike_Pelicans) give their takes on the recent Zion reports (re: Out longer than expected). Nick is not surprised and bashes “injury optimism” and criticizes those who buy into the initial injury timetables. Michael answers questions about the Pels’ late-game failures, the woeful bench vs. the Suns, what he’d change about the starting lineup, and breaks down Lonzo and Hayes’s night. Lastly, guys give their weekly shout-outs, including one to Joel Meyers and one to… wool socks??? Also, are you Team-Olive? This is an entertaining and informative episode for all Peli-Fans!
Nick Guarisco (@FantasyLawGuy) and Michael Pellissier (@Mike_Pelicans) break down the interesting and intense Lakers vs. Pelicans game – from the pre-game build up (critiquing Ramona Shelbourne’s remarks, whether backlash against Anthony Davis is race-related, petty goodbyes, no tribute video, booing AD), through the game itself (AD, Jrue, pivotal plays, failing to close), to the post-game (the importance of the game, the benefit of a mini-rivalry, where the Pelicans stand now). This is a jam-packed fun episode for all Peli-Fans!
Nick Guarisco (@FantasyLawGuy) welcomes Michael (@Mike_Pelicans) back from his two week trip to Spain. The guys discuss the Pelicans’ recent surge, the impact of a laundry list of injuries, the upcoming schedule, and player spotlights on recent top performers: Jrue Holiday, Jaxson Hayes, and Kenrich Williams.
Nick (@FantasyLawGuy) covers all of the Pelicans players’ fantasy production thus far, and makes predictions on their fantasy outlooks for the future, while providing some actionable advice on whether you should be buying low or selling high on players like Brandon Ingram, Jrue Holiday, Derrick Favors, Josh Hart, and J.J. Redick. Also, which Pelicans player currently sitting on your waiver wire is a high-quality streamer this weekend that can give you the edge in your matchup? Find out here!
Nick Guarisco (@FantasyLawGuy) is joined by NBA Guru and Peli-Fan Patrick Fisse (@PatFisse) to discuss practically every relevant topic possible in a lengthy, jam-packed episode. The guys recap games vs. BKN, OKC, and DEN, talk up Brandon Ingram’s value, break down the Pelicans’ problems – including interior defense, rotational issues, Favors, Hayes, and more. Patrick preaches patience with a young team, while Nick is a little more fearful about this season.
Michael (@Mike_Pelicans) and Nick (@FantasyLawGuy) try to figure out what’s going on with the Pelicans. Should Peli-Fans be freaking out? We detail specific reasons for the poor start. On the bright side, we highlight Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart’s early success. On the dark side, we express our disappointment in Derrick Favors and Nickeil Alexander-Walker.
Michael (@Mike_Pelicans) and Nick (@FantasyLawGuy) break down the Pelicans’ season opener against the Toronto Raptors, providing detailed analysis on each player’s performance. The guys also discuss the rotation, reasons the team came up short, and how Zion Williamson’s knee injury impacts New Orleans going forward.
Michael (@Mike_Pelicans) and Nick (@FantasyLawGuy) gush about the preseason performances from Zion Williamson and Nickeil Alexander-Walker. Michael makes a very BOLD prediction about NAW. The entire rotation is broken down; is there an odd man out? Finally, the guys reveal their concerns for this team based on preseason play, and take a petty parting shot at Anthony Davis.
Michael and Nick are joined by Pelicans’ Insider Jake Madison (@NOLAJake), the host of the Locked-On Pelicans Podcast, and an old friend of our two hosts. After covering the team for a few years, Jake dishes out some little known facts about some Pelicans in the locker room and provides his takeaways from Pelicans’ training camp. The guys also give impressions on the Pelicans’ preseason opener, including what they thought about the first “semi-real” action from Zion, Jrue, Lonzo, Melli, and more.
Michael Pellissier and Nick Guarisco recap all of the best quotes from Pelicans’ Media Day, determining their significance and giving general impressions of the interviews. David Griffin “not bowing down,” Lonzo’s “new” jumper, some Zion gushing, more 3’s for E’Twuan, players’ weight issues, and more. The guys also discuss expectations for the rookies (Zion Williamson, Jaxon Hayes, and Nickeil-Alexander-Walker) this season.