Episodes
Despite losing in Summer League Yves Missi is making progress as the newest first round pick for the New Orleans Pelicans. Jake Madison breakdown what he seems from Missi so far. Plus, the Pels should absolutely not trade for Zach LaVine from the Chicago Bulls. And he gives you two dark horse teams that could trade for Brandon Ingram. Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms… 🎧...
Published 07/19/24
Deandre Ayton should be the top trade target for the New Orleans Pelicans if they move on from Brandon Ingram. Jake Madison explains why Ayton makes sense next to Zion Williamson for the Pels even with Karlo Matkovic having a breakout during Summer League. He also goes into how it helps figure out the starting lineup. But if the Pels do want more depth at center they should stay away from Robert Covington. Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow...
Published 07/18/24
Karlo Matkovic stood out figuratively and literally for the New Orleans Pelicans in their third Summer League game. Jake Madison breaks down how Matkovic brings a dimension that the Pels lacked last year next to Zion Williamson. And how if he is the starting center it opens thigs up even more for New Orleans. Plus, Yves Missi, Jordan Hawkins, and Antonio Reeves struggled. Does that mean the Pels should sign Lonnie Walker IV as a free agent? Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders:...
Published 07/17/24
The New Orleans Pelicans say they like who they have at the center position but given the lack of a top end starter they'll need to play a lot of small ball with Zion Williamson. Jake Madison looks at how that would work and what the strengths and weaknesses are. Plus, is Jose Alvarado the backup point guard for the Pels? Or is there someone else who will fill the role. Plus, Dan Geriot is joining the coaching staff and Jake tells you what his role will be. And the Pels signed Jamal Cain on a...
Published 07/16/24
The New Orleans Pelicans signed center Karlo Matkovic to a three year deal. Given the lack of depth at the center position, Matkovic just became the Pels most important player in Summer League. Plus, Jake looks at how Yves Missi has grown after just one game, Antonio Reeves getting his shot off, and why Jordan Hawkins seems to be struggling. Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms… 🎧...
Published 07/15/24
There is a new report that Brandon Ingram is actively looking for a trade away from the New Orleans Pelicans. Jake Madison helps make sense of the latest rumor from Marc Stein. While there are some harsh truths with the news it doesn't mean that the Ingram and Zion Williamson pairing is done for the Pels. Plus, Summer League starts today and Jake takes a look at what you want to see from Jordan Hawkins, Yves Missi, and Antonio Reeves...notice he didn't mention Karlo Matkovic. Join the Locked...
Published 07/12/24
The New Orleans Pelicans still need a starting center alongside Zion Williamson and the rumors are that Walker Kessler is available for trade. Jake Madison explains why the Pels need to call the Utah Jazz and trade for Kessler immediately. Plus, New Orleans has to pay the luxury tax this season. And if they can't get Kessler they should try for Mark Williams from the Charlotte Hornets. Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow & Subscribe on...
Published 07/11/24
Dejounte Murray was officially introduced as the newest member of the New Orleans Pelicans after his trade from the Atlanta Hawks was made official. Jake has his biggest takeaways from the press conference and came away thinking that Murray is the most important player for the Pels--even over Zion Williamson. Plus, will Brandon Ingram remain on the team or be traded away. And how does Murray make the rest of the team better and in clutch situations. Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders:...
Published 07/10/24
It doesn't sound like there is a big trade market for Brandon Ingram right now. Jake Madison says that it could be in Ingram's best interest to take a team-friendly extension with the New Orleans Pelicans. Plus, the Pels signed center Daniel Theis, Jake breaks down what he brings to the team. And expect more tanking team, and thus more trades in the future. Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms… 🎧...
Published 07/09/24
The New Orleans Pelicans still don't have a starting center and that basically means they have to trade Brandon Ingram to get one. Jake Madison explains why the Pels are sitting out Free Agency so far as they work on finding a trade partner for Brandon Ingram. Plus, Jonas Valanciunas was signed and traded to the Washington Wizards for a protected 2nd round pick. Jake explains that the bigger prize is the traded player exception and why it could help New Orleans put another good player next to...
Published 07/08/24
There's been no trade for Brandon Ingram yet so what would it look like if he stayed on the New Orleans Pelicans. Jake Madison looks at what type of extension Ingram would need to sign to stay on the Pels, plus how would the rotation look with him and Zion Williamson alongside Dejounte Murray and CJ McCollum? Does Trey Murphy III or Herb Jones still start? Is there a way to a viable starting center? Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow &...
Published 07/04/24
The New Orleans Pelicans still don't have a starting center but there are plenty of other names to be had in a Brandon Ingram trade. Alperen Sengun and Jabari Smith Jr from the Houston Rockets are good, young trade targets. Or the Pels could get Nikola Vucevic from the Chicago Bulls. Plus, Jake Madison explains why Yves Missi is not going to be like Jaxson Hayes. Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms…...
Published 07/03/24
It's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to go all in around Zion Williamson by trading for Lauri Markkanen. Jake Madison explains that with the Western Conference this wide open, the Pels should make an even bigger move with a Brandon Ingram trade. Jake looks at how Lauri Markkanen from the Utah Jazz would fit since he isn't a center. Plus, is it a concern that the free agency market is starting to dry up? Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow...
Published 07/02/24
The dust is starting to settle around the Dejounte Murray trade and new rumors are picking up about a Brandon Ingram trade. Jake Madison tries to make sense of the latest rumors between the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings and while an Ingram trade doesn't make that much sense on the surface, if you look further you can see why a deal would get done. Plus, is the center market drying up for the Pels in free agency? And Jonas Valanciunas and Naji Marshall are headed to new...
Published 07/01/24
BREAKING NEWS as Dejounte Murray is traded to the New Orleans Pelicans to be the starting point guard alongside Zion Williamson. Jake Madison breaks down why this was a steal for the Pels and how Murray fits in New Orleans. Plus, this means it's even more likely that Brandon Ingram gets traded and that move could make the Pelicans title contenders in the NBA this season. Plus, there is something pretty funny with this trade and the Los Angeles Lakers. Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders:...
Published 06/29/24
The New Orleans Pelicans traded into the 2nd round of the NBA Draft to select Antonio Reeves out of Kentucky. Jake Madison breaks down Reeves' game and why he could be a steal for the Pels. Plus, what did David Griffin mean when he said the Pels would not be an apron team? It doesn't necessarily mean they are being cheap. And he takes a guess at the contract extension Trey Murphy III could get. Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow &...
Published 06/28/24
The New Orleans drafted Yves Missi from Baylor with the 21st overall pick to be their center next to Zion Williamson. Jake Madison breaks down why the Pels drafted Missi, what his potential could be, and if he'll be in the rotation next season. But Jake also says he would have gone a different direction and Missi reminds him of Jaxson Hayes who was a draft bust. Plus, why didn't Brandon Ingram get traded on draft night? Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders:...
Published 06/27/24
New Orleans Pelicans Draft Yves Missi in 2024 NBA Draft The New Orleans Pelicans have selected Yves Missi with the twenty-first pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms… 🎧 https://link.chtbl.com/LOPelicans?sid=YouTube Locked On NBA League-Wide: Every Team, Fantasy, Draft, WNBA & More 🎧 https://linktr.ee/LockedOnNBA #NewOrleansPelicans #ZionWilliamson #NBA #Pelicans
Published 06/27/24
It's the night of the NBA Draft and while the New Orleans Pelicans have a choice to make with the 21st pick it could also be the night of a Brandon Ingram trade. Jake Madison predicts the Pels trade Brandon Ingram to the Atlanta Hawks for Dejounte Murray. He also predicts they select Yves Missi the center from Baylor. Plus, it's a lightening round of draft updates including news on Rob Dillingham from Kentucky, Jared McCain and Kyle Filipowski from Duke, Zach Edey from Purdue and more. Join...
Published 06/26/24
The NBA Draft is around the corner and there are some new draft and trade targets you need to keep an eye on for the New Orleans Pelicans. Jake Madison gives you the names to watch. Could the Pels trade for Mitchell Robinson to pair alongside Zion Williamson? Baylor Scheierman and Jaylon Tyson are sleeper targets for the 21st pick. And we also have a James Borrego update after he did not get the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach position. Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders:...
Published 06/25/24
It's NBA Draft week and that means that all sorts of trade and draft rumors are out there with the New Orleans Pelicans. Jake Madison looks at how feasible it would be to trade Brandon Ingram for Trae Young, why Isaiah Collier out of USC could be drafted with the 21st pick, and could the Pels make a move to pair Brook Lopez alongside Zion Williamson? Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms… 🎧...
Published 06/24/24
Monty Williams was fired but the Detroit Pistons but the New Orleans Pelicans should not bring him back as an assistant coach. Jake Madison explains why the Pels should say no to reuniting with Williams. Plus, don't expect the Pistons to try and hire Willie Green away from the Pels because he'll still be coaching Zion Williamson next season. And how about a blockbuster trade with the Miami Heat for Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro in exchange for Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum. Join the Locked On...
Published 06/20/24
The Boston Celtics just won the NBA Title and the New Orleans Pelicans should learn lessons from them regarding Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. Should the Pels have patience with their two stars? Jake Madison says they shouldn't fall into a trap with that. Plus, how important is shooting for the Pels, and is someone like Kristaps Porzingis available in a trade? Join the Locked On Pelicans Insiders: https://joinsubtext.com/lockedonpelicans Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms…...
Published 06/19/24
Zion Williamson is primed to have his best season ever next year for the New Orleans Pelicans. Jake Madison explains why Zion will be in shape to start next year with the Pels and how that will make a big difference. Plus, if Zion works on his handle and jumper, along with a better defined offensive role, he could make an All-NBA team. And if the Pels trade for a 2nd round pick in the NBA Draft who should they take? Jake says Jonathan Mogbo, Adem Bona, and Cam Spencer are names to...
Published 06/18/24