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Omer Asik Appreciation Thread
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/29 at 8:13 am
He makes our strategy of attacking the basket and not finishing legit. :bow:...

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Most Expendable "Core" Piece
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/27 at 9:07 am
Last year at this time I'd have said Holiday was 2nd after Davis on the "most likely long term piece" list. Things feel different this year. I know Monty says Holiday is as essential to the defense as Asik, but IMO Asik would be much harder to replace. We also have had Ryno involved in every trad...

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Would "Salary Cap Smoothing" Affect the Cap?
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/23 at 3:06 pm
It sounds like a stupid question, but this explanation from cap guru Larry Coon in response to a question on how cap smoothing would affect how much money AD gets makes it sound like the extra money would go to the players via the Players Union, not from teams via and expanded salary cap, although 2...

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The Theory of Gravity
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/22 at 1:01 pm
Article on how Dwayne Wade creates space despite not being a 3 point shooter. [quote] Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh · 2h 2 hours ago The Dwyane Wade Phenomenon: SportVU cameras reveal he's an elite floor-spacer. [link=(http://es.pn/ZGIRPi)]LINK[/link] [in] [/quote] [img]https://pbs.twimg...

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Christmas Holiday is over for the Pelicans
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/17 at 12:29 pm
[quote]The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived guard Dionte Christmas. [/quote] [link=(http://www.nba.com/pelicans/news/pelicans-request-waivers-christmas?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)]LINK[/link] [img]http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/mLu3m9zmnZ_aEntGKZWl...

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Tyreke In, Gordon Out vs. Thunder
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/16 at 11:52 am
[quote]Tyreke Evans, who excelled during the second half of last season in a starting role, will make his preseason debut in tonight’s Western Conference matchup. “I’m going to try to go,” Evans said this morning after the Pelicans’ shootaround. Initially projected to be out 3-5 weeks after a ...

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Monty's new offense
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/15 at 3:28 pm
[quote]Earlier this week when New Orleans Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans met with the media, he was businesslike during his short question-and-answer period. But once talk of more creativity to coach Monty Williams' system came about, Evans let go a bright gap-tooth smile. ...Williams is imple...

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Pelicans Forward Might Be Most Athletic in the NBA
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/13 at 10:37 am
And it's not AD. [quote]On one of the backboards at the New Orleans Pelicans' practice facility, there are two large hand prints high above the rim on each side. It wasn't put there by either 7-foot-2 center Alexis Ajinca or 7-foot Omer Asik, the two tallest players on the Pelicans' roster. An...

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Jimmer is our leading scorer
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/9 at 8:17 am
I knew he was doing well, but didn't realize he was leading the way. [quote]Through Wednesday’s defeat vs. Washington, Fredette leads the New Orleans Pelicans in scoring average, having reached double digits in all three games. After 17- and 10-point outings in previous games vs. Miami and Atl...

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Anthony Davis > LeBron
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/7 at 9:23 am
For Fantasy Basketball [quote]People who play fantasy basketball know that Kevin Durant is, without question, the best player in the game today. Nobody else is so well-rounded and so dominant in so many categories, even though as recently as a year ago there was a real debate over whether he or L...

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NBA TV Rights nearly triple, salary cap could go up to $88 million
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/5 at 9:47 pm
[quote] Richard Sandomir @RichSandomir · 45m 45 minutes ago NBA to announce $24 billion/9 year deal w/ ESPN and TNT on Monday. Annual average value nearly 3x current deal. Annual avg value of new NBA deal soars from about $930M to $2.66B. New deal starts after 2015-16 season.[/quote] https:...

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Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for blocking personal wifi
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/3 at 3:32 pm
[quote]Marriott entered into an agreement to pay a $600,000 fine on Friday, bringing an end to an FCC investigation that found the hotel blocked access to personal Wi-Fi hotspots at one of its hotels while charging guests as much as $1,000 to connect to its own Wi-Fi network. Employees of the Gaylor...

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League to vote on proposed lottery changes this month
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/3 at 2:46 pm
[quote]Proposal details: four worst teams would have equal 12 percent chance to win No. 1 pick. Worst team could fall no lower than No 7. Four teams w/ best record would have, in order, 0.5%, 1%, 1.5%, 2.5% chance at No. 1 pick and better chance than today of moving into top-6 Under current ru...

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Fox Sports picks up 2 more games this year?
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/2 at 11:35 am
[quote]Bourbon Street Shots ?@BourbonStShots 4m4 minutes ago The #Pelicans' regular season TV station breakdown is as follows: 77 games on FOX Sports New Orleans, 3 on NBATV, 1 on TNT, & 1 on ESPN.[/quote] The original contract called for 75 iirc, so unless the 77 is a typo, this is a positive...

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Good article on Ryno's personal recovery
Posted by TigerinATL on 10/1 at 2:34 pm
[quote]It has been impossible not to notice the effusive joy that seems to be spilling from Anderson's heart these first few days of New Orleans Pelicans' training camp, his basketball life renewed by a delicate surgical procedure, his personal existence continuing its agonizing journey to a new nor...

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Monty likes where Ryno's Mojo is at
Posted by TigerinATL on 9/30 at 4:09 pm
[quote]New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has waited more than seven months to participate in a practice conducted by coach Monty Williams. ...He did agility drills. He went through contact work. He ran at full speed and came away smiling with no problems after the two-hour practice ended...

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Pelicans Media Day
Posted by TigerinATL on 9/29 at 2:39 pm
[quote] Scott Prather @Scott_1420 · 2h Demps:"obviously we want to make the playoffs...no ifs about it...but we don't want to say it's a complete failure if we don't." Demps on area his team has to improve:"Defensively and rebounding...which is why we got Asik." Demps on if Austin Rivers ...

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Basketball Insiders Predicts the West
Posted by TigerinATL on 9/26 at 11:29 am
Lots of Pelicans Mentions (nearly all AD) as Basketball Insiders predict the top players at each position and sleeper team in the West. [quote]Top Power Forward Lang Greene: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans. Sure there are bigger names you could place here out of respect or if you’re playin...

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Eric Bledsoe gets Eric Gordon Money
Posted by TigerinATL on 9/24 at 5:02 pm
[quote]Restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract extension with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told Yahoo Sports.[/quote] http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--eric-bledsoe-reaches-agreement-on--70m-deal-with-suns-215534004.html So Phoe...

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Ajinca up to 275
Posted by TigerinATL on 9/22 at 11:08 am
[quote]“At the end of the season, I was 255 pounds,” Ajinca said. “Now I’m 275. I think I’ve gained good weight, so hopefully that’s going to help me out in the paint. (The bulk was a result) of just taking care of (my) body, eating well, protein shakes, lifting weights every day. It went well and I...

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