May 24, 2020
Shamit and Mason continue to answer your Pelicans related questions during this weird weird time.
May 21, 2020
Shamit and Mason field questions from the crowd and do their best at answering them.
May 8, 2020
Shamit and Mason recap NBA and Pelican news
April 9, 2020
Part 2 of the quarantine chronicles
April 8, 2020
Shamit and Mason bring on Austin Robert as a guest to discuss all things Pelicans and Quarantine
March 18, 2020
Shamit and Mason breakdown last week's games and discuss the potential fall out of this pandemic.
March 10, 2020
Shamit and Mason tackle the litany of Pelicans related questions you sent our way. No pod is devoid of some hot takes so tune in to find out where your least favorite podcasters stand.
March 3, 2020
Shamit and Mason recap the recent slate of games, including the two matchups against the Lakers. They discuss what the team needs to accomplish going forward to make the playoffs and have some fun with hypotheticals.
February 21, 2020
Michael McNamara is back to talk about the Pelicans with Shamit and Mason. We discuss Ingram, Holiday, Ball and many more talking points covered by Mac in his latest article on Bourbon Street Shots.
February 12, 2020
Shamit and Mason react to a big Pelicans win against the Portland Trailblazers. Can Zion still win Rookie of the Year? What happened at the trade deadline? All that and more.
February 6, 2020
Shamit and Mason interview Dan Purcell, who spent several seasons with the Pelicans Basketball Operations Department. We get an inside look at the thought process behind the trades, how deals develop, and some very interesting draft talk. Remember to use code BLUEWIRE at for a 50% bonus.
February 4, 2020
Shamit and Mason discuss potential Pelicans players on the market and work their way through mock trades. We give our predictions as to what will happen come Thursday. Make sure you check out our sponsor and use promocode BLUEWIRE for a 50% bonus when you sign up.
January 25, 2020
Shamit and Mason discuss all the questions around Zion's return. How was his fit? How was his performance? Is there anything that foreshadows what the Pelicans should do in the future?
January 16, 2020
Shamit and Mason tackle all your Pelicans and miscellaneous questions
January 15, 2020
Shamit and Mason recap the recent slate of games. We then discuss the improvement of Lonzo Ball and the concept of Connectors and Creators. Lastly we tackle who the Pelicans might retain in free agency.
January 6, 2020
Shamit and Mason discuss what the roster should look like around Zion given his pending return. They then discuss if the playoffs are viable.
January 4, 2020
In this episode, Shamit and Mason discuss takeaways from the recent slate of Pelicans games. They discuss the progression of Lonzo and dive into what Brandon Ingram's max contract will look like.
December 28, 2019
Shamit and Mason discuss the recent news around Zion's recovery. They also dive into the the Pelicans defensive improvement, if it is real, and take questions from fans.
December 20, 2019
Antonio Daniels joins In The N.O. to talk about his experiences as a player. We dive into his perspective on the Pelicans season as he shares insight on coaching, the locker room, and his pre-game superstitions.
December 14, 2019
The ever mysterious Michael McNamara returns to discuss how the Pelicans should approach the upcoming trade season.
December 13, 2019
The mighty Pelicans continue their streak of anti-winning. Pitted against the also streaking Bucks (winning), the Pelicans drop yet another game! Surprise! Shock! Eternal agony. Also we answer your questions.
December 4, 2019
The no good very bad Pelicans are at it again with their losing ways. Shamit and Mason bemoan everything that is wrong with them and tackle all of the inane questions submitted by the very handsome and smart listeners.
November 23, 2019
Shamit and Mason look ahead in an effort to figure out what the rotation will look like when everyone is healthy. We also discuss if the Pelicans are a playoff team and what it will take to get there.
November 21, 2019
Shamit and Mason talk about the Pelicans recent improving play, focusing on Jaxson Hayes and JJ Redick. We discuss what these guys are doing effectively and their roles going forward. Also we preview the upcoming road trip.
November 11, 2019
The Pelicans have won their second game. Can they replicate the process for more wins? Is Kenny Hustle the key to unlocking the starting lineup? Has anybody been good at defense? All that and more in this episode.
October 30, 2019
Shamit and Mason discuss the Pelicans starting 0-4. We touch on the brief positive notes and then go into more detail about areas of improvement. Should the Pelicans panic? Should they punt the season? Find out.
October 25, 2019
Shamit and Mason take you through the Zion injury and recap the first game of the season. We discuss what was most surprising and what was most concerning. Lastly, we field questions from Twitter.
October 16, 2019
Shamit and Mason breakdown all the happenings of the Pelicans first 4 preseason games. They take you through who has been standing out, who hasn't been standing out, and what to expect this coming season.
October 6, 2019
Shamit and Mason come at you live directly after Open Practice at the Smoothie King Center. We discuss our first impressions of Zion, who was the best singer, and other standouts from practice.
September 25, 2019
Shamit and Mason bring you up to speed with all Pelicans news leading up to Media day. What is #WBD? How can the DPE be utilized effectively? What will be the most quotable moment at media day? All that and more.
September 13, 2019
A very special mini episode brought to you to discuss the partnership between the Bluewire Network and NBA2K. Shamit and Mason discuss their presence in the game and break down the ratings of various Pelicans players.
September 11, 2019
Shamit and Mason discuss activities of the Pelicans players in the offseason and then dive into SI's Top 100 player rankings. Do you agree with how the various Pels were ranked?
August 16, 2019
Shamit and Mason breakdown the Pelicans schedule, bringing you all the relevant stats and analysis. After that, we have a little fun with overs and unders and random Pelicans stat predictions.
July 18, 2019
Shamit and Mason breakdown the key points brought up in the Pelicans's introductory press conference for the various players they acquired this summer. They touch on a few points brought up by each player and quickly discuss the Pelicans's crowded backcourt rotation.
July 14, 2019
Shamit and Mason take you through how the Pelicans have been performing in Summer League. Shamit discusses his time in Vegas watching the team, and the duo breaks down what to expect from the rookies during the season.
July 4, 2019
Shamit and Mason breakdown all the moves the Pelicans have made in free agency thus far. Come for the analysis, stay for the fight over Darius Miller.
June 28, 2019
Shamit and Mason discuss how the Pelicans should approach free agency. They talk about best fits, contract lengths, and positional needs.
June 21, 2019
It's the most wonderful night of the year. The Pelicans have drafted Zion Williamson (Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker). Shamit and Mason give their reactions and breakdown.
June 16, 2019
Mason and Shamit take a break from the madness during what they thought would be a calm weekend to react to the big news. The New Orleans Pelicans have traded Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including No. 4 of the 2019 Draft. For more podcasts, check out bluewirepods,com.
June 13, 2019
Shamit and Mason evaluate what will happen next in the Anthony Davis saga and how David Griffin is handling his first offseason in New Orleans.
June 5, 2019
Shamit and Mason breakdown the theory behind trade packages and attempt to quantify the value each team can provide.
May 23, 2019
Shamit and Mason dive into the Pelicans' recent hot streak. Gayle Benson remains committed as ever. New hires in coming?
May 22, 2019
Shamit and Mason are joined by SB Nation college bball writer (and Blue Wire Podcaster) Ricky O'Donnell to break down Zion Williamson and how the rest of the NBA Draft will shake out.
May 15, 2019
Zion Williamson will be a New Orleans Pelican. That is all. Actually wait, there is a guy named McNamara who guest stars as Pelicans' GM while Shamit and Mason pitch the best trades from opposing teams.
May 13, 2019
Shamit and Mason discuss the recent news around the Pelicans as the lottery approaches.
May 10, 2019
Mason is joined by Dan Favale of Hardwood Knocks & Jason Patt of Cash Considerations for the latest installment of Blue Wire Buckets. Listen to a segment of the latest episode.
May 4, 2019
In this Episode we bring on former Suns front office member and current ESPN analyst, Amin Elhassan. Amin provides an incredible amount of insight on what David Griffin and Aaron Nelson bring to the table for the New Orleans Pelicans.
April 26, 2019
Shamit and Mason dive into the possibility of Anthony Davis signing long-term with the Pelicans. They discuss how to approach team building if that happens and possible trades they would like to see.
April 22, 2019
Mason is joined this week by Justin Rowan of The Chase Down podcast for an episode of Blue Wire Buckets Blue Wire's new NBA Playoffs podcast. Here is a segment from the most recent episode.
April 17, 2019
Shamit and Mason break down all things related to the Pelicans hiring David Griffin to lead basketball operations.
April 12, 2019
Shamit and Mason recap the tumultuous end of season events around the league and the Pelicans. They then discuss what they think the results of the GM search might be along with apprehensions going forward.
April 5, 2019
Shamit and Mason discuss the great Tank War of 2019, odds the Pelicans land Zion Williamson, and updates to the GM search.
March 29, 2019
Shamit & Mason discuss the emergence of Christian Wood and his lights out performance against the Hawks. Plus they break down the latest on the Pelicans' GM search.
March 20, 2019
Shamit and Mason answer you questions about the Pelicans.
March 12, 2019
Shamit and Mason discuss the activity, or lack there of, of the Pelicans ownership since firing Dell Demps. They also go down the roster and try to predict who will be on the team next year.
March 4, 2019
Shamit & Mason share their thoughts on the Pelicans' local presence and the team's recent play with and without AD before digging into the commentary surrounding Davis' current standing both straight from the source (on HBO's "The Shop") as well as from NBA league commissioner Adam Silver.
February 22, 2019
Shamit and Mason are joined by Justin Rowan and Carter Rodriguez of The Chase Down, a Cavaliers-focused podcast (also within the Blue Wire network). They discuss the similarities between the two franchises in regards to the loss of superstars (AD and LeBron) as well as what to do with the sidekicks (Jrue and Love) before wrapping up with some talk about whether or not David Griffin would make sense as the Pelicans' next GM.
February 22, 2019
Shamit and Mason are joined by former EIC Ryan Bernardoni to talk about Boston's pursuit of Anthony Davis, possible trade packages for AD, and current Celtics Assistant GM Mike Zarren's potential candidacy for the vacant Pelicans GM job.
February 16, 2019
Shamit & Mason review the past 48 hours of non-stop Pelicans news. Anthony Davis leaves the arena mid-game on Thursday night. Dell Demps is fired Friday morning. Gayle Benson beautifully lays out the Pelicans' path forward on Friday afternoon. And AD says a bunch of weird conflicting stuff at his All-Star Weekend media availability on Saturday morning.
February 8, 2019
Shamit and Mason discuss the events of the trade deadline. Shamit tells us how he really feels about the NBA coercing the Pelicans to play Davis. Mason gives his thoughts on the Mirotic Trade. Anthony Davis is not a Laker.
February 5, 2019
Shamit and Mason react to how hilariously the media activity around Davis's trade request has unfolded. They analyze the best offers, how the Pelicans are leveraging the media, and what to expect at the deadline.
January 29, 2019
Shamit & Mason react to the biggest NBA news of 2019 to date - Pelicans superstar, Anthony Davis, has declared that he will not sign an extension in New Orleans. Who is to blame? What does it mean for the franchise? When will he be moved? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more.
January 25, 2019
Shamit and Mason recap recent games, discuss Anthony Davis missing out on all-star, and decide how the Pelicans should operate going forward given the recent slate of injuries. Find out what each of us would do if the Pelicans win the draft lottery.
January 18, 2019
Shamit and Mason discuss the recent games and take turns answering your crazy questions. Is Steph better than AD? Will the Pels re-sign Cheick Diallo? Tune in and find out.
January 11, 2019
Shamit and Mason discuss the Pelicans recent 3 game winning streak. Can the Pelicans sustain this success on a tough road trip ahead? Come listen to the schedule breakdown and our predictions.
January 4, 2019
Shamit and Mason explore if the Pelicans should make a change in the coaching staff or front office. Bonus - Justin Holiday live reaction.
December 28, 2018
Shamit and Mason take a deeper look at the media attention Davis has garnered recently and each lay out how they think the future will look like if Davis is moved.
December 19, 2018
Shamit and Mason head out on the Oregon Trail to talk about fording potentially treacherous Rivers, hunting Bucks with limited ammo, and visiting the community trading post. Listen to more podcasts like this:
December 12, 2018
The Pelicans continue their up and down trend, and Shamit and Mason are back to talk about it. What are the Pels trying to do schematically, what is preventing them from achieving sustained success, and how should Julius Randle fit into the team’s short-term and long-term plans? Tune in to find out. Listen to more sports podcasts like this:
December 5, 2018
Mason and Shamit discuss what's wrong with the defense? How much blame does AD get for the Pelicans under-performing? Andrew Harrison?
November 27, 2018
Shamit and Mason discuss the Pelicans recent string of losses. How do you stop turnovers? What is defense? What happened in the locker room after the Celtics loss? Tune in and find out.
November 5, 2018
Mason talks about the Pelicans' recent rough stretch with Andrew Lopez of the Times Picayune/, and then previews the Thunder game with Brett Dawson of The Athletic.
October 18, 2018
Mason and Shamit react to how New Orleans lit up the Houston Rockets. Had them out like a light. Like a light. Like a light.
August 31, 2018
Meet the one of the most innovative guys in sports. Mike G is a Performance Consultant with the New Orleans Pelicans as well as the personal Performance Coach to Jrue Holiday. Coach Mike walks us through how he got his start, what kind of preparation goes into the offseason, what to expect from Frank Jackson and a whole lot more.
August 15, 2018
In Part 1 of the latest episode of In the NO, Shamit and Mason kick things off by discussing the addition of Jahlil Okafor. They then pivot to the recently released NBA regular season schedule, and then talk about the Pelicans’ over-under in comparison to some other Western Conference playoff hopefuls. In Part 2, they bring on their first guest of the podcast’s new era – Chase McVay, a former Pelicans ticket sales employee for four years. Chase was nice enough to share a great deal of insight regarding this over-speculated and under-reported aspect of professional sports. The three of them touch on numerous topics, including the growth of the fan base, the secondary market, and even some fun fan interaction stories.
August 15, 2018
In Part 1 of the latest episode of In the NO, Shamit and Mason kick things off by discussing the addition of Jahlil Okafor. They then pivot to the recently released NBA regular season schedule, and then talk about the Pelicans’ over-under in comparison to some other Western Conference playoff hopefuls. In Part 2, they bring on their first guest of the podcast’s new era – Chase McVay, a former Pelicans ticket sales employee for four years. Chase was nice enough to share a great deal of insight regarding this over-speculated and under-reported aspect of professional sports. The three of them touch on numerous topics, including the growth of the fan base, the secondary market, and even some fun fan interaction stories.
July 26, 2018
Shamit and Mason discuss the Pelicans offseason thus far. What targets New Orleans should look at and what they have accomplished.
July 3, 2018
Shamit and Mason bring Mac out of retirement for this one. Boogie leaves the Pelicans to join the Warriors. Rondo leaves the Pelicans to join the Lakers. Oh hey Julius Randle, welcome to New Orleans.
June 24, 2018
Shamit and Mason talk about the Pelicans and the draft. What should New Orleans do with Boogie? What kind of European players should be targeted? Where is LeBron going to sign? And more!
May 20, 2018
Michael and I wrap up our era hosting the Pod by going into the Pelicans off-season.  How much to offer for DeMarcus Cousins, and could New Orleans land Paul George?  Can they go after a big free agent?  What is Rondo worth, and what can be offered to him?  Will the Pelicans be better next year?  To Ian Clark or not to Ian Clark?
May 11, 2018
Michael and I put a bow on the season, recapping the experience, what we liked, hated, and if the season was a success or not. We then talked about best moments, surprising players, turning points, and ranked this season against previous Pelican/Hornets seasons. I also really enjoyed remembering that Pelicans sweep. Part 2 will follow in a couple days, and it will be looking forward to the off-season and next year.
April 24, 2018
A sweep! Michael and I get to break down quite possibly the most exciting results we've had since starting the Pod! We break down what went right, marvel at having three legitimate MVP players for the series (Mike and I stake out our position on them) and I trash Portland. Cuz screw those guys. We wonder at whether the Pelicans can carry this momentum into Golden State, and talk about GSW both with and without Curry as an opponent. And we make our predictions! Enjoy!
April 13, 2018
Michael and I talk briefly about the Spurs game, and then give a lot of time to Portland! We talk about weaknesses, strengths, X-Factors, defensive schemes, and best players on the court. I ask three burning questions about hiding on Rondo, the all important turnover battle, and baiting the Pels into three point shooting. And we make our predictions. Enjoy!
April 9, 2018
Michael and I talk about the Golden State win and handicap what is left for the playoff battle. Good news: The Pels control their destiny. Bad news, two losses and they could still be out entirely. Sheesh. We also spend a lot of time handicapping the teams the Pelicans could face in the first round and pick best matchups for particular Pelicans, and best matchups overall. Enjoy!
March 27, 2018
The war continues in the Western Conference.  Will the Pelicans prevail?  If so, where will they land?  And will it make any difference, since Mike is pessimistic about their chances?  Listen to this podcast, and curse his name and basketball opinions forever.
March 20, 2018
Michael and I cover the Pelicans' 8 games since the last pod, picking the games we enjoyed the most - and the one that disgusted us the most.  Yeah, Houston.  Everyone can't stand Houston. We talk Frank Jackson out for the year, Diallo playing well, who the best matchups will be for this team, and what their record will be over the 4 games in 5 nights coming up, including a back to back to back in New Orleans. Enjoy!
March 6, 2018
Michael and I spend some time glowing about Jrue's transformation. Then we talk what Mirotic brings to the table, which Pelican is likely to fall off, and what is Diallo, really? We also hit up the coming 4 games, and worry about how insane the Western Conference playoff race is.
February 27, 2018
Michael and I break down the Pelicans' 6 game winning streak. We dwell on Davis, Mirotic's addition, and whether Jrue is properly paid for his production. Then we handicap the Western Conference playoff picture, giggle some more over Davis going nuts, and then cover the upcoming games and schedule. Including that awful 5 games in six nights at home in New Orleans. Eep.
February 12, 2018
Michael and I talk about the Pelicans-Bulls trade for Mirotic - and then the Dante one for entirely too long, orobably because I'm so happy to see it happen.  We then address who in New Orleans is most impacted so far by Boogie's injury, and wonder at Mirotic's future with the team.  Then we make predictions for upcoming Basketball games.
January 29, 2018
Michael and I talk the stretch of Pelicans games leading up to Boogie's Injury, the impact to the team for this year, the playoff chase, and the franchise going forward. Then, with the trade deadline looming, we also looked at what Dell Demps will do to try to keep New Orleans afloat, what teams are sellers, and what the Pels could hopefully get their hands on this trade deadline. Enjoy!
January 16, 2018
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!
January 8, 2018
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.
January 2, 2018
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!
December 18, 2017
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!
December 4, 2017
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.
November 28, 2017
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!
November 15, 2017
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!
November 6, 2017
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!
October 30, 2017
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.
October 24, 2017
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.
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