This is a very pivotal season for the New Orleans Pelicans. With opening night just days away there are tons of burning questions around the team. Can the Pelicans rebound to make the playoffs first the first time in 2 seasons? Do the Pelicans resign DeMarcus Cousins? How hot are the seats under Alvin Gentry and Dell Demps? And does going against the grain of the NBA, by building around two bigs, work? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg that is this franchise.
And I’m pleased to welcome you to LockedOnPelicans.com where we’ll be here to talk about, discuss, and breakdown the team you love.
And we’ll be here covering it daily and giving you the type of coverage you want to read.
There’ll be some growing pains–I’m sure we’ll miss a day or two here and there–but stick with us because the team of LockedOnPelicans.com will be providing you the absolute best insight and analysis of this franchise. There’ll be some season previews the rest of this week to get everyone warmed up and introduced, so make sure to check back daily.
Speaking of introductions, let me introduce the talented group of writers…
Jake Madison (@NolaJake): Jake J. Madison is the host of the daily Locked on Pelicans podcast and editor of LockedOnPelicans.com. Covering the Pelicans and NBA since 2010, you can catch him on various sports programs around New Orleans and nationally.
Jon Nathan Raby (@everydayraby): Jon Nathan Raby, from New Orleans, is the creator of The Footbawl Blog, a satirical and irreverent take on the NFL. His work has also been seen in The Postgame and the Yahoo Sports Contributor Network.
Rory Callais (@Rory_Callais): Rory Callais is a New Orleans-based writer and musician. In addition to covering the Pelicans, Rory’s work has been featured in Offbeat, Antigravity, and Where Y’at? He is also the lead guitarist for Darcy Malone and the Tangle and Vox and the Hound, who provides the theme music for the Locked On Pelicans daily podcast.
Fernando Ritzman (@nando8701): Fernando Ritzman, born and raised in New Orleans, is a former contributor to The Bird Writes.
Luis Corzo (@PelicansReddit): From New Orleans by way of Escondido, Luis Enrique Corzo is one of the original moderators of the Pelicans SubReddit and contributed work to the now defunct Stoop Sports.
Jason Quigley (@JasonQuigs): A Broadcasting graduate from the University of Louisiana, Jason Quigley returns to his home of New Orleans and his love of the NBA after working in the Ragin’ Cajuns Sports Information department for over three years.
Jermaine L. Smith (@jermaine_smith): Jermaine L. Smith is a New Orleans fundraiser and writer with pieces published on Pelican Debrief and Cracked.com.
Alex Harari (@aharari820): Alex Harari is a converted Pelicans fan, hoping this team won’t let him down like the Knicks always did.
Make sure you give them all a follow on Twitter as you’ll be hearing from them often.
The season is just about to start and we could not be more excited. Stay tuned, and be sure to check back daily; we have a lot of great content coming!