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Thoughts and commentary of Pelicans expert and insider Jake Madison. A daily deep dive into the New Orleans Pelicans, the NBA and all the happening around Zion Williamson and the team. #pelicans #nba

LOCKED ON PELICANS--10.13.17--Previewing the fi...
The Pelicans play their final preseason game tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. Head coach Alvin Gentry says the starters will play a quarter or two. What else do the Pelicans need to do in order to prepare for the season. Jake also talks about Tru...
24 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--10.12.17--Importance of the...
Despite Rajon Rondo's injury the Pelicans plan on splitting up ball handling duties. Jake Madison talks about the importance of the Dribble Handoff in the Pelicans offense and why it eases the worries to start the season.
21 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--10.11-17--Rajon Rondo has s...
It's been announced that Rajon Rondo will be out 4-6 weeks after having surgery on a core muscle. What does this mean for the Pelicans and how should they replace him?
14 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--10.10.17--Diving deep on th...
With three preseason games in the books it's time to take deeper dives into the Pelicans defense, offensive rebounding, and pace. What looks good and where should fans be concerned?
24 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--10.9.17--Impact of the Rajo...
Rajon Rondo looks to be out for close to a month, Jake Madison breaks down how that will impact the Pelicans offense. It then takes a look at the good and bad from the weekend's two preseason games.
25 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--10.6.17--Previewing the OKC...
Jake Madison previews tonight's game against the OKC Thunder. Does poor transition defense become a trend? Do the Pelicans continue with their good shot selection? Do they average assists on more than 60% of their made shots? All that and more in today...
18 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--10.5.17--Offensive reboundi...
Alvin Gentry wasn't happy with the Pelicans' transition defense in their loss to the Bulls, while the team also did not go after offensive rebounds. Which idea will win out? Also, Jake recaps Pelicans' news around the league.
17 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--10.4.17--Pelicans open pres...
The Pelicans stared off their preseason with a 113-109 loss to the Chicago Bulls. While the result was disappointing there was a lot of good to take away. But there was a lot of bad. Jake Madison breaks it all down for you.
24 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--10.3.17--Previewing the Pel...
Basketball is finally back, New Orleans! The Pelicans take on the Chicago Bulls in the SKC tonight. Jake Madison let's you know what to watch for in tonight's game.
19 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--10.2.17--Takeaways from the...
The Pelicans had the annual open practice and scrimmage on Saturday. Jake Madison breaks down the players who impressed and what we can take before the team's first preseason game.
16 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--9.28--Who will win the fina...
It's day 3 of training camp for the Pelicans and there is one roster spot up for grabs. Will Jordan Crawford make the team or will it be another wing? How will Jrue Holiday work offball? What do the lottery reforms mean in the NBA?
22 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--9.28--Notes from Day 2 of T...
Jake Madison breaks down everything you need to know from day 2 of Pelicans training camp. What will the offense look like? Does a shorter preseason hurt? Who is the fifth starter?
18 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--9.27--Pelicans kickoff trai...
The Pelicans kicked off training camp on Tuesday, hear from Alvin Gentry and Anthony Davis on the evolution of the Chris Finch offense. Despite flying under the radar, Darius Miller is expected to play a larger role with the Pelicans. Find out how he f...
18 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--9.26--Takeaways from Pelica...
The Pelicans had the annual Media Day yesterday in the Smoothie King Center. Jake Madison talks about the biggest story lines to emerge.
25 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Season Preview: Bigs
In our final positional season preview Jake talks about how Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins will work together on the court this season. How will the team space the court for their two stars? Who will be the third big off the bench?
20 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Season Preview: Wings
The Pelicans made news yesterday by resigning Dante Cunningham. With him in the fold is he the starter? How many minutes will Darius Miller see? And is there anyone else who might be a factor?
23 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Season Preview: Guards.
We're back to 5 days a week as we gear up for the regular season! Today's episode previews the team's guard situation. How will Rondo and Holiday fit? Who is the first guard off the bench? What role will Jordan Crawford have? We cover all that and more.
29 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--LIVE at the New Orleans Bas...
We've got another LIVE edition of Locked on Pelicans for you! Jake Madison is joined by Chris Trew, Jon Nathan Raby, and Zach Vaughn as they discuss Tony Allen, G-League locations, and much more!
65 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Sept. 13, 2017--Pelicans si...
The Pelicans made their first move yesterday to replace Solomon Hill by signing Tony Allen to a one year deal. Jake talks about the impact Tony Allen will have on the team, as well as what to expect offensively. He then goes into the criteria the Pelic...
18 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Sept. 12, 2017--NBA 2k18 ra...
Almost all of the player ratings for NBA 2k18 have dropped, find out where the Pelicans players rank. Who would be on your Pelicans All-Time team? And what is going on with Dante Cunningham?
20 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Sept. 7, 2017--More details...
More details about the cash the Pelicans have included in the Quincy Pondexter trade have emerged, Frank Jackson undergoes surgery, and more
16 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Aug. 31, 2017--Impacts of t...
Solomon Hill will be out for most of the season after tearing his hamstring. Jake covers what this means for the team and the medical staff. He also dives into the likely players to step up and help fill the void in the Pelicans' starting lineup
31 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Aug. 25, 2017--Locked on Pe...
Thursday evening, the New Movement Theater in New Orleans hosted a Basketball Hangout. After happy hour, we recorded a LIVE edition of Locked on Pelicans with special guests Chris Trew, Fletcher Mackel, Scott Alexander, Mason Ginsberg, and Shamit Dua. ...
63 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Aug. 24, 2017--Thoughts on ...
The NBA offseason never sleeps and Kyrie Irving was traded in a blockbuster deal Tuesday night. Jake Madison breaks it down and talks about what it means for the Pelicans.
24 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Aug. 17, 2017--Pelicans tea...
The Saints made changes to their medical staff yesterday after two team physicians misdiagnosed an injury. Misty Suri was one of them and still works for the Pelicans. Is this cause for concern?
13 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Aug. 16, 2017--Breaking dow...
It's a jam packed edition of Locked on Pelicans! Jake dives deep on teh Pelicans 2017-2018 schedule. After a tough opening stretch what are the toughest parts? Which is the easiest month? He also touches on the Pelicans updated uniforms, and if it's wo...
33 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Aug. 10, 2017--Anthony Davi...
Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins each held a summer camp where they spoke to the media. The Pelicans two bigmen seem very engaged and ready for the upcoming season.
16 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Aug. 9, 2017--Talking all t...
David Grubb of crescentcitysports.com joins the show to talk about the Pelicans offseason, Jrue Holiday, where the Pels fall in the Western Conference, and more
43 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Aug. 2, 2017--Pelicans sign...
In a bit of a surprise move the Pelicans have signed guard Ian Clark on a vet minimum deal. Clark recently played for the Warriors and is going to be expected to space the court for Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins
14 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--August 1, 2017--Pelicans si...
The Pelicans have used up their two available two-way contracts for Charles Cooke and Jalen Jones. How do the contracts work and how do the players fit in with the team?
17 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--July 26, 2017--Quinn Cook w...
In a surprise move the Pelicans waived Quinn Cook which likely means they are set at the guard position. Jake also looks at luxury tax worries and why the team will not pay it. He then talks about why and why not the Pels would be interested in Kyrie I...
20 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Rajon Rondo officially sign...
Rajon Rondo has officially signed for the New Orleans Pelicans and we have your salary cap update. Jake then answers questions from twitter.
28 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--July 19, 2017--The Pelicans...
With the Pelicans signing Darius Miller to a 2.1 million dollar deal, they are at risk of becoming hardcapped. Jake Madison looks at how they ended up in the situation and where they go from here.
16 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--July 18, 2017--Scott Kushne...
Scott Kushner of the New Orleans Advocate joins the show to talk about how the Rajon Rondo deal came together, how the Pelicans envision the point guard fitting into the team, and where they go from here.
31 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--July 17, 2017--Pelicans sig...
The Pelicans made their first real move of the offseason by signing Rajon Rondo to a one year deal. There are a lot of questions about the amount, fit, role, on court issues, and more. Jake Madison answers all of them for you in today's Locked on Pelic...
26 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--July 13, 2017--Pelicans par...
The Melo to the Rockets trade seems to be stuck. Could the Pelicans become on of the facilitators to make it happen? Cheick Diallo and Quinn Cook stood out in Summer League yesterday. What did they do well? Who else surprised?
15 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--July 12, 2017--Reggie Jacks...
Could Reggie Jackson be the big trade target New Orleans fans have been hoping for? Would he fit on the Pelicans? Jake breaks it all down.
22 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--July 10, 2017--Free Agency ...
The Pelicans have been quiet in free agency so far but have added some names to their roster. New Orleans might be 0-2 in Summer League so far but two players have been playing very well. Find out all you need to know in today's episode!
24 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--July 6, 2017--Pelicans are ...
Jake breaks down the Pelicans' cap situation, says why they dont need to stretch Asik yet, why the Pelicans are quiet in free agency. He then breaks down potential trade targets
22 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--July 3, 2017--Jrue Holiday ...
Jrue Holiday signed a massive 126 million dollar deal and Locked on Pelicans breaks down everything you need to know about it! Jake also looks at the remaining free agent targets for the Pelicans, where the team stacks up in the West, and the Pelicans ...
29 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 30, 2017--Breakdown do...
Free Agency starts tomorrow! Jake runs down everything you need to know about who the Pelicans might be targeting.
28 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 29, 2017--Chris Paul t...
Chris Pal was traded to the Rockets in a surprising move. How does the trade impact the Pelicans? Chris Trew joins the show to tell us what emojis he will be using during free agency
32 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Does Ricky Rubio fit with t...
Ricky Rubio is on the trading block, but does it make sense for the Pelicans to go after him?
21 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 27, 2017--Peter Jok's ...
If you need someone to root for on the Pelicans' summer league team listen in on the journey Peter Jok has had to the NBA. Anthony Davis makes the All-Defense 2nd team. Bulls fans are wasting money.
21 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 23, 2017--Pelicans dra...
The Pelicans traded up to select Frank Jackson from Duke 31st overall. Next the signed Peter Jok as an undrafted free agent to their summer league roster. Jake Madison breaks down both players for you in today's Locked on Pelicans
14 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Tim Frazier Trade Reaction
Jake Madison breaks down everything involving the Tim Frazier to the Wizards trade
8 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 22, 2017--Two-way cont...
Jake Madison dives into two-way contracts and why the Pelicans wont trade for another draft pick. He looks at his big board for the 40th pick.
14 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 21, 2017--David Griffi...
The NBA is in an odd state of flux right now and Jake Madison breaks it all down for you. Could former Cavs GM David Griffin be a good candidate as President of Basketball Operations? Does what is happening in New York make you feel better about Benson...
15 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 20, 2017--Draft trades...
With the Sixers/Celtics trade is the market for Jrue Holiday drying up? Should the Pelicans go after Paul George?
22 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 15, 2017--2nd round pi...
Jake Madison welcomes Brendon Kleen of BourbonStreetShots.com and the Step Back to the show to talk NBA Draft and much more
37 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 14, 2017--David West w...
Jake Madison talks about David West chasing a ring . He then breaks down how two way contracts will work and why it matters for the Pelicans
14 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 13, 2017--Recapping ga...
The Warriors are the champions of the NBA. Should the title be discounted due to Kevin Durant? Should the Pelicans pick Frank Mason out of Kansas with the 40th overall pick?
15 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 8, 2017--Recapping gam...
Jake Madison recaps game 3 of the NBA Finals. He then looks at Jawun Evans and Damyean Dotson as potential 40th overall picks
16 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 7, 2017--Why the Pelic...
The Warriors might be the dominant team right now, but eventually that will end. Jake Madison tells you why and lets you know why the Pelicans need to be patient. Will the Pelicans pick someone from Oregon at 40?
13 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 6, 2017--Takeaways fro...
Jake Madison recaps the first two games of the NBA Finals and has a few takeaways for Pelicans fans. He then previews potential 40th pick Nigel Williams-Gross
15 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 2, 2017--Pelicans fans...
A recent paper ranks Pelicans fans as the 2nd most loyal in the league. But that might not be the case. Dell Demps was spotted at a draft prospect's workout. Find out who it was.
15 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--June 1, 2017--NBA Finals pr...
The NBA Finals are finally upon us! Jake Madison previews the matchup between the Warriors and Cavs. He then takes a look at two intriguing second round prospects for the Pelicans
21 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 30, 2017--Pelicans add ...
The Pelicans continue to shake up the coaching staff with the news they may add Sam Mitchell to the bench. Host Jake Madison dives deep on what this means for the team
12 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 25, 2017--Alvin Gentry ...
Alvin Gentry gave a Q & A to Pelicans.com and host Jake Madison breaks down what he said. He then talks about Quincy Pondexter's place in team.
12 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 24, 2017--Cunningham to...
Dante Cunningham is being linked to the Knicks but should the Pelicans resign him? Could the team still play in transition? Talking about the Spurs and Celtics
13 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 23, 2017--What the Chri...
With Chris Finch being hired from the Denver Nuggets, next season's Pelicans' offense becomes pretty obvious. What does it mean for Davis, Cousins, and Holiday?
16 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 22, 2017--Pelicans hire...
The Pelicans shook up their assistant coaches with the addition of Chris Finch. Adam Mares of Locked on Nuggets joins the show to talk about what Finch brings to the table.
22 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 18, 2017--Holiday vs th...
Jake Madison takes a look at Jrue Holiday's averages vs the top and bottom ranked defenses. Is there any amount you would trade Anthony Davis for?
14 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 17, 2017--Pelicans lose...
The Pelicans didn't get lucky in the NBA draft lottery, but are still scouting prospects to take in the 2nd round. Find out who they have been linked with!
17 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 16, 2017--Gentry and De...
Gentry and Demps seem to have their jobs confirmed for next season. What are the Pelicans' lottery odds, and if they keep the pick should they trade it for another All-Star?
15 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 15, 2017--Alvin Gentry ...
Alvin Gentry talked about his job security and offseason plans with Adrian Wojnarowski's The Verticle podcast. Should the Pelicans give a vote of confidence?
24 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 10, 2017--Pelicans link...
The first draft prospect linked to the Pelicans has emerged. Do the Warriors hurt the NBA overall?
14 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 9, 2017--Kyle Lowry hea...
After getting swept it seems Kyle Lowry may want out of Toronto and to head to a western conference contender. Do the Pelicans have room for him? Two reasonable targets the Pelicans could add on the wing. Draft Lottery Rituals.
18 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS-- May 8, 2017--Joe Dumars ru...
Joe Dumars is being linked to the Hawks, what does that mean for the Pelicans? What can spacing in the playoffs teach the Pelicans?
18 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 4, 2017--Rajon Rondo, l...
Would Rondo be an attractive trade target for the Pelicans? What can the Pelicans learn from the NBA playoffs?
13 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May 3, 2017--Would Jeff Van...
Jeff Van Gundy interviewed with the Pelicans two years ago, would he make a good head coach for the team now?
17 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May, 2, 2017--Demps and Gen...
Scott Kushner of the New Orleans Advocate joins the show to talk about the future of Dell Demps and Alvin Gentry
27 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--May, 1, 2017--Jimmy Butler ...
Rumors about the Pelicans going after Jimmy Butler and Chris Paul are flying, Dante Cunningham to become a free agent, Omer Asik season in review.
16 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 27, 2017--Solomon Hill...
Jake Madison reviews Solomon Hill's season with the New Orleans Pelicans, he also gives an update on the newly announced D-League franchise.
17 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 26, 2017--Offseason pr...
What are the Pelicans top free agency priorities? What can the Pelicans learn from the GSW/Portland series? Should the team shy away from character concerns?
19 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 25, 2017--Chris Trew t...
Video creator extraordinaire Chris Trew joins the show to talks about welcoming back Chris Paul, firing Gentry and Demps, Jrue Holiday, and a whole lot more!
21 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 24, 2017--Free throw s...
How can Andre Roberson influence the Pelicans free agency plans? What if the team makes the playoffs next season?
15 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 20, 2017--Fletcher Mac...
WDSU sports anchor Fletcher Mackel joins the show to talk about the state of the franchise. Are they second fiddle to the Saints?
32 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 19, 2017--T-Bob Hebert...
LSU's own T-Bob Hebert joins the show to talk accountability when it comes to Dell Demps and Alvin Gentry. How should the head of the Pelicans be evaluated?
41 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 18, 2017--Has Jrue Hol...
Last Thursday Dell Demps and Alvin Gentry talked a lot about Jrue Holiday. Have they already given away his decision?
19 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 17, 2017--Gentry and D...
Alvin Gentry and Dell Demps both had exit interviews last week. Will they be back next season?
16 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 13, 2017--Pelicans bea...
The Pelicans end their season on a high note with a 103-100 victory. Some of the young guys played well. How should we evaluate the season?
17 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr 12. 2017--Young guys sh...
Cheick Diallo, Quinn Coo, and Axel Toupane all got significant minutes last night. Jake Madison recaps how they played. He then previews tonight's game against the Blazers
16 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 11, 2017--Larry Coon g...
Salary cap expert, and GM of the Sports Business Classroom, Larry Coon talks about what a Jrue Holiday max contract would look like
21 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 10, 2017--D-League wri...
Chris Reichert of the Step Back joins the show to talk about how Cheick Diallo has played and what to expect from him next season
25 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 7, 2017--Talking Pelic...
Pelicans studio host Daniel Sallerson joins the show to talk about the D-League and what the Pelicans should focus on the rest of the season
22 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 6, 2017--Revisiting th...
Jake Madison breaks down the game tying 3-pointer by DeMarcus Cousins. He then looks ahead to the offseason.
16 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 5, 2017--Unfortunately...
Two Jrue Holiday turnovers last night shut the door on the Pelicans' playoff chances as they lost to the Nuggets
14 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Apr. 4, 2017--Joe Dumars ru...
New rumors linking Joe Dumars and the Pelicans have surfaced. Jake Madison breaks them down and previews the Nuggets game!
14 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--APR. 3, 2017--Pelicans anno...
The Pelicans announced they will launch a Gulf Coast D-League team, beat the Kings, lose to the Bulls. Jake Madison recaps it all.
14 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Mar. 31, 2017--How does Hol...
Jake Madison looks at Holiday's stats with DeMarcus Cousins on and off the court. He then previews the Kings game
16 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Mar. 30, 2017--Pelicans bea...
Jake Madison recaps the Pelicans close win against the Dallas Mavericks, he then talks more about the decision the Pelicans will need to make regarding Jrue Holiday
18 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Mar. 29, 2017--Is Jrue Holi...
Jake Madison dives deep on what has been going on with Jrue Holiday's play recently. Is he worth a max deal? He then previews the Mavs game.
19 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Mar. 28, 2017--Pelicans los...
Jake Madison recaps the Pelicans' loss to the Jazz Monday night. He then talks about Jrue Holiday, and calls the Pelicans playoff chances dead.
14 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Mar. 27, 2017--Pelicans win...
Jake Madison recaps the Pelicans' big win against the Denver Nuggets. How did they pull off a 25 point upset? And what do their playoff chances look like?
18 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Mar. 24, 2017--Coach Nick o...
Coach Nick of bballbreakdown.com joins the show to talk about How DeMarcus Cousins is being used on offense, and where the Pelicans go from here!
23 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Mar. 23, 2017--Talking hoop...
The radio voice of the Pelicans, Sean Kelley, joins the show to take a look at how the Pelicans have improved over their 5-1 stretch
19 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Mar. 22, 2017--Cousins scor...
Jake Madison recaps DeMarcus Cousins' big night as he scores 41 in the Pelicans win. Now 3.5 games back of the 8th seed do the Pelicans have a chance?
17 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Mar. 21, 2017--Are the Pel...
Jake Madison takes a deep dive into the on/off court numbers with DeMarcus Cousins. He then previews the Memphis game
21 min
LOCKED ON PELICANS--Mar. 20, 2017--Pelicans blo...
Jake Madison recaps how the New Orleans Pelicans were able to beat both the Rockets and Timberwolves to get back to 4.5 games out of the 8th seed
17 min