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morsatun
Member since Jul 2012
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The Gordon situation is killing us


I really think that the biggest problem we have at the moment is call Erick Gordon. I am not saying he is a bad player, but between the fact that he cannot play in back to backs, and the lack of consistency he has shown, the team has not been able to develop clear and consistent game style.

We have gone from a team that was losing because we were waiting for our superstar to come back, to a team that plays a different style every game (Depending on whether Gordon plays and how he plays).

I actually think that given the development of our players, we should be playing better more consistent ball by now, but the whole Gordon saga is just preventing us from developing further.







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thermal9221
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2005
6964 posts

re: The Gordon situation is killing us


Realize and accept that this team will never be a contender. Once you do this you will be at peace.





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TigerinATL
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Member since Feb 2005
30810 posts

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but the whole Gordon saga is just preventing us from developing further.


Yes, because Anderson, Lopez and Vasquez having to shoulder more of the scoring load has hurt their game this year rather than forced them to develop. Because Austin Rivers has not benefited from all the extra minutes he's received thanks to Gordon being out so often.

I'll agree that if the goal was to win he would be reason #1 why the team wasn't meeting it's goals, but winning isn't the primary goal this year.






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gjackx
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Member since Jan 2007
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Because Austin Rivers has not benefited from all the extra minutes he's received thanks to Gordon being out so often.

He's only going to get better. I totally agree with this statement. The league is tough, but there's only one way to learn!






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Jester
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
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Realize and accept that this team will never be a contender. Once you do this you will be at peace.


This team will be a contender within 2 years.






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fightingtiger2335
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heh?
Member since Aug 2007
56574 posts

re: The Gordon situation is killing us


If winning isn't a concern then wouldn't eg playing stifle development of players that needed him put early to be any good?





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TigerinATL
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Member since Feb 2005
30810 posts

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If winning isn't a concern


Primary concern. I don't think Monty has it in him to try to lose, last year Demps had to take pieces off the board to get the tank rolling. But it's obvious that developing guys like Rivers and even Roberts seems to be more important than winning this year.






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HeadyBrosevelt
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Realize and accept that this team will never be a contender. Once you do this you will be at peace.



It's funny cause I actually hear people say this at games all the time






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JayJay2
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re: The Gordon situation is killing us


Flavor of the month.





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Fearthehat0307
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: The Gordon situation is killing us


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Realize and accept that this team will never be a contender
I was told this year after year about the saints. everyone would always tell me to calm down when I would talk up the team every year before the season started. then along came drew brees and I was rewarded for my loyalty and fandom. Anthony davis is the hornets drew brees. take your loser mentality else where like france or something






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OceanMan
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solid post by the OP





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EarthwormJim
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I was told this year after year about the saints. everyone would always tell me to calm down when I would talk up the team every year before the season started. then along came drew brees and I was rewarded for my loyalty and fandom. Anthony davis is the hornets drew brees. take your loser mentality else where like france or something


I think he was talking about just this season. The building blocks are there and Gordon's playing time has nothing to do with the development of others on this team.



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Spudly
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Member since Jun 2008
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re: The Gordon situation is killing us


Erick...NICE!







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Kamtheman106
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Mar 2012
244 posts

re: The Gordon situation is killing us


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quote:
Realize and accept that this team will never be a contender
I was told this year after year about the saints. everyone would always tell me to calm down when I would talk up the team every year before the season started. then along came drew brees and I was rewarded for my loyalty and fandom. Anthony davis is the hornets drew brees. take your loser mentality else where like france or something



We have a winner.






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504Voodoo
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New Orleans
Member since Aug 2012
1774 posts

re: The Gordon situation is killing us


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Realize and accept that this team will never be a contender. Once you do this you will be at peace.








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Gtothemoney
UNO Fan
Da North Shore
Member since Sep 2012
5640 posts

re: The Gordon situation is killing us


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but winning isn't the primary goal this year


Wait, what? Hello? I don't want anyone who has this type of mentality to have anything to do with my organization.






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Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: The Gordon situation is killing us


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We have a winner.


Actually, if anything, we clearly have a loser who is content with such.






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Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Dec 2007
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We have a winner.




Actually, if anything, we clearly have a loser who is content with such.
what the frick






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Jester
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
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what the frick


I misunderstood his quoting technique.... I thought he was talking specifically about:

quote:

Realize and accept that this team will never be a contender. Once you do this you will be at peace.


eta - I agree with what you said.



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TigerinATL
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2005
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re: The Gordon situation is killing us


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Wait, what? Hello? I don't want anyone who has this type of mentality to have anything to do with my organization.


Well maybe you should go be a Lakers fan then. Most teams have to rebuild and develop players from time to time. This is not to be confused with tanking. There have been plenty of times this year where Monty should have put starters back in or at least called a time out and he didn't. That's not playing to win, that's playing to let guys develop and learn from their mistakes now so you can win in the future.






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