Interesting Stat from Lowe's Tuesday Column
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Interesting Stat from Lowe's Tuesday Column
Posted by corndeaux on 8/27 at 9:36 am
He did an analysis of Portland that had this nugget relevant to the Pelicans.

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In the last 10 years, only 32 teams have made the postseason while ranking 16th or worse in points allowed per possession. Most of those teams — 20 of 32 — compensated with a top-five offense, and 25 of 32 sported top-10 overall offenses. The seven exceptions — the teams that made the playoffs despite being mediocre or worse on both ends — all played in the Eastern Conference during its prolonged nadir.


LINK

I think the offense will be good, but I doubt top 5 in the league. The Pelicans' defense needs to make a HUGE jump if the team is going to make the playoffs.



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Posted by quail man on 8/27 at 9:51 am to corndeaux
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The Pelicans' defense needs to make a HUGE jump if the team is going to make the playoffs.


i think it will be like the saints. it's hard to be worse than they were last year, so you will see a pretty decent improvement with the new personnel. i think the only position you see a slight downgrade at defensively will be center, but you'll have AD playing there down the stretch. the rest are pretty solid upgrades.



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Posted by Mr. West on 8/27 at 11:00 am to corndeaux
The change from Vasquez to Holiday should bump us up a few spots alone. Thats without adding in another year of work to Davis and Aminu, replacing a lot of Roberts and Masons minutes with Reke, and a (hopefully) healthy and motivated Gordon. We really should make a substantial jump on defense IMO.

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Posted by MrBlue105 on 8/28 at 11:33 pm to corndeaux
Gordon was the 26th highest paid player in the nba last season.
Just above: Brook Lopez, C
28 Tyson Chandler C
29 LaMarcus Aldridge, C

Hopefully he is the ball-stopper he was during the olympic tryouts a year ago


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