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Reason for Optimism That's Not Really Sunshine Pumping



I thought about it this morning.

The three guards really do seem to be figuring it out now. Jrue is coming into his own. Gordon, for the most part, is playing very well. And 'Reke is night and day from the first few games of his season (but his ankle needs to stay solid), and can get to the rim and play defense. I really like the guy.

Anderson is even better than I had hoped. Scoring big time. Plus more rebounding than expected and even defense near the rim.

Smiht performing well, even though too much is being asked of him, if you really think about it. Aminu is playing defense and rebounding.

To use the cliche', it seems they're "gelling" and learning to play together.

And then we have AD coming back in a couple of three weeks (it's not going to be a full six).

This team is a couple of pieces away from being a true contender for the finals, but they look like they have the makings of a solid young team. I'm optimistic.







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Wild Thang
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I like this team. They play hard every night.





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Jizzamo311
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This team defintely looks like they are starting to put everything together....We should be excited about the future

AD coming back is gonna be huge, and I have a feeling he will be back sooner than later. Cast is off, and he didn't seem to be favoring it all the times they should him on the bench.....Paul Pierce came back already from basically the same inure...I bet AD is back next week sometime






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Brageous
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Agreed and I think we really do have a chance at making the playoffs this year. We're right outside looking in but we have a tough stretch coming up. I'll be ecstatic with winning 3 of the 5 road games.





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STEVED00
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It is becoming clear thar AFA cant be a 3 on offense with 2 bigs both not named Ryno; HOWEVER, it is also becoming clear given the right mix (specifically being on the floor with Ryno) AFA can become a great weapon for this squad.

His rebounding, defense, and ability to finish near the rim are really good (he basically is a poor mans AD). Like people have been saying, put AFA in the film room with tape of Rodman and u will have a good end product IMO.



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quail man
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This team reminds me of the team from two years ago only with a lot more talent





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corndeaux
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quote:

To use the cliche', it seems they're "gelling" and learning to play together.


This

quote:

This team is a couple of pieces away from being a true contender for the finals, but they look like they have the makings of a solid young team. I'm optimistic


and this.

Not winning a title, perhaps not even making the playoffs. But there are signs of life, which couldn't be said the last 2 years. Let's enjoy the ride.






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quote:

To use the cliche', it seems they're "gelling" and learning to play together.
You mean "jelling"... unless you meant they are literally turning to goo.






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STEVED00
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quote:

Not winning a title, perhaps not even making the playoffs. But there are signs of life, which couldn't be said the last 2 years. Let's enjoy the ride.


This. Pelicans games are definitely worth the price of admission.






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MrBlue105
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A lot of words to say very little.
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VOR
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re: Reason for Optimism That's Not Really Sunshine Pumping


quote:

MrBlue105


Just some thoughts.

Sorry I wasted your time.

Go frick yourself.






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Fearthehat0307
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quote:

Reason for Optimism That's Not Really Sunshine Pumping
tl;dr but if you trying to spout off optimism about this joke of a team then yes you are sunshine pumping






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VOR
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tl;dr but if you trying to spout off optimism about this joke of a team then yes you are sunshine pumping


Nope. They have some good young talent and they're getting better. Why wouldn't you be optimistic? Nobody is expecting a fricking championship this year or next.






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STEVED00
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Obvious troll is obvious. Im with you, VOR, this team is fun to watch and the sky is the limit bc AD has a lot of room to improve which is scary IMO.


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Gtothemoney
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You sure do say frick a lot.

Inb4-frick you.






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VOR
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You sure do say frick a lot.


ETA: Oops, misread that and replied.

Sorry, I have a limited vocabulary



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fightingtiger2335
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Team is playing much better. Last year Ryno started off strong and seemed to fade later in year because so much was asked of him early. Hopefully this year with it being spread so much more he can keep this up all year with out all the burden. The trade for Ryno was great from the start but every year it's looking like a raping of orlando





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Fearthehat0307
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quote:

Obvious troll is obvious.
apparently not






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VOR
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apparently not








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John McClane
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Great post VOR.

We all just need to be patient






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