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Fearthehat0307
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014

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I would rather tank and have a top 5 pick next year to put us in legit contender position in 2014/15, than be a 7th seed and lose in 5 or 6 to OKC, SAS, LAC
and so it has begun


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Fearthehat0307
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i'd rather be back in the playoffs, which would be a vast improvement over last season
I like how it's already a given that next year's early 1st picks will all be stars. i'll take the proven player rather than a gamble all day. it's very easy to go look at past drafts and see many top 5 busts


Broski
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
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i'd rather be back in the playoffs, which would be a vast improvement over last season


If we still had the pick, yeah, I would rather make the playoffs. But I just don't want to be in that position where you aren't good enough to contend and too good for the lotto.

That's what worries me about this team.


Fearthehat0307
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
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But I just don't want to be in that position where you aren't good enough to contend and too good for the lotto.
we have a solid young core right now if everyone remains healthy. what if next years lotto pick would bust then we are pretty much fricked forever


Broski
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
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I like how it's already a given that next year's early 1st picks will all be stars. i'll take the proven player rather than a gamble all day. it's very easy to go look at past drafts and see many top 5 busts


I'm not saying that at all.

Small market teams have to build through the draft. Jrue is a great piece to this team no doubt, but I think we are still missing a piece to really put this team in contention.


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Broski
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
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if everyone remains healthy


And that's the issue. We can hope all we want, but we have no reason to believe Eric Gordon will play more than 50+ games this season. I also hope Davis' body continues to mature because those little injuries can add up fast.


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Lester Earl
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
Tanking again is not an option. This isn't a fricking video game. I don't understand people some times.

Even if we don't make the trade we are prob still good enough to put us outside of where we want to be.


tzimme4
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
The Pelicans 2014 pick next season won't mean much if they make the 7th seed in the playoffs. Then you're looking at a high pick in then teens that was traded.


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Broski
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Tanking again is not an option.


If this team isn't winning much (for whatever unforeseen reason) after the first couple of months , it most definitely is.


Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
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Even if we don't make the trade we are prob still good enough to put us outside of where we want to be.
I agree. even without the jrue trade IF we remained healthy we'd be somewhere around the 10th pick maybe a little higher with some lucky breaks imo. unless we'd beat the odds no way we get an early pick. if we keep putting our hopes in unproven draft picks we are doomed


Broski
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if we keep putting our hopes in unproven draft picks we are doomed


If we want to follow the OKC model, that's the risk we would have to take.


Lester Earl
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If this team isn't winning much (for whatever unforeseen reason) after the first couple of months , it most definitely is.


I don't think.

How would you go about it?

Do you have season tickets?
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Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
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If we want to follow the OKC model, that's the risk we would have to take.
do you know how extremely luck they got and how small the odds of ever replicating that again are? we have a legit big 3 in jrue, Gordon and AD, granted it is contingent on health but much less risky than draft picks. take a look at past drafts and how many lottery picks pan out to be superstars the number is very small
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Gtothemoney
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Da North Shore
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
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If this team isn't winning much (for whatever unforeseen reason) after the first couple of months , it most definitely is


We'll be starting next season with a new head coach and most probably a new GM.


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Broski
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Member since Jun 2011
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I don't think.

How would you go about it?


You would have to think about it. If (again that's the key word in all of these doomsday/best-case scenarios) this team narrowly misses the playoffs, you are effectively screwed for the next season because you have no pick and little cap space.


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Do you have season tickets?




c on z
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
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Pelicans staaaaaaacked NBA fuuuuuuuucked

I would wish.


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darryljames30
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2006
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
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No, Wiggins is not guaranteed to go #1. He's impressive, but so was shabazz coming out of high school


Yes Wiggins is guaranteed to go number 1. Shabazz was number 1 in a horrible high school class. That's the reason this draft was perceived so weak.


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Broski
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
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do you know how extremely luck they got and how small the odds of ever replicating that again are?


It was very lucky and the chances of it happening again are small, but that's the only surefire way small market teams can compete.

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we have a legit big 3 in jrue, Gordon and AD, granted it is contingent on health but much less risky than draft picks.


That's not a legit big three then. It's all based on potential.


brmark70816
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, La
Member since Feb 2011
2270 posts

re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014
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we have a legit big 3 in jrue, Gordon and AD,


That is the biggest miss-use of that term I have ever seen. In-between the 3, you have one all star appearance (not even a start). You are projecting off of pure potential and hoping that the most fragile player in the NBA doesn't get hurt again.


Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
57441 posts

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That's not a legit big three then. It's all based on potential.
what is the draft based on?


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