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Diddles
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re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith

Russ Smith is gonna be a good player. I like the trade.


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tzimme4
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
I'm a Louisville fan, I've seen almost every game he's played in. Kid can score and yes Pitino taught him very well on the defensive side.

Oh and there's this too he brings to the table. LINK


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Mshargois3
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Member since Jan 2014
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re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
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I like it. They're kinda the same guy but Russ is bigger.


you know shite is wild when the 6'0 160 pound guy is "the bigger guy"


danman6336
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Member since Jan 2005
18284 posts

re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
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Stop

I remember reading draftexpress at this time last year and they were saying Russ Smith was the best man defender in college basketball

He's a 6 foot volume shooting scoring PG, from what I understood

Because he's maybe a little bit better of a defender than Jackson doesn't make them very different to me


eyeran
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since Dec 2007
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re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
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While his considerable improvement on the offensive end adds to his intrigue, his bread-and-butter as a prospect remains his defense. By the numbers, Smith graduated as Louisville's all-time leader in steals, averaging 1.9 steals per game for his career and ranked fifth among prospects in our top-100 as a senior.

On film, his excellent lateral quickness, length, and aggressiveness allow him to be an elite on-ball defender, skills that should translate seamlessly to the next level. Likewise, he fights through screens, gets in passing lanes, and makes hustle plays, all of which make him an intriguing NBA prospect, despite his lack of size and slight frame.




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quail man
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Member since May 2010
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re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
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Because he's maybe a little bit better of a defender than Jackson doesn't make them very different to me



on a team with a defensive minded coach, you don't think having a guy who can't play defense vs. a guy who is considered a great on ball defender is a big deal?


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tzimme4
LSU Fan
Metairie
Member since Jan 2008
10799 posts

re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
He's way better than PJ.


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re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith


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Aced
LA-Lafayette Fan
Member since Jul 2013
1309 posts

re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
Pierre seems excited to be leaving based off his twitter.


Lester Earl
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Member since Nov 2003
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re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
he remind me of Aaron Brooks


supe12sta12z
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Member since Apr 2012
723 posts

re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
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Because he's maybe a little bit better of a defender than Jackson


A little better? Smith is one of the best defenders at his position in college. Jackson couldn't cover a broom if his life depended on it.


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saintsfan22
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re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
Probably. He bitched enough about not coming up for us and Philly might start him opening day with their tanking.


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aswemajor
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2011
1219 posts

re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
Thought pierre was worth more than such a late pick. Is this just a testament to how bad the 2013 draft was where a player drafted where he was who goes to the D-league and supposedly improved his stock down there turns into this?


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Jwho77
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Sep 2003
16398 posts
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re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
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maybe instead of shitting on the move, Jimmy should start speculating to what the move means. he's such a fricking awful journalist.


The pair of Pelicans beat writers at that rag are pathetic.


Fun Bunch
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
33039 posts

re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
People freaking out about a 2nd rounder in the nba. Relax.

Chances are he amounts to nothing. But he's def got more potential than PJ.


LosLobos111
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Revolution Road
Member since Feb 2011
21081 posts

re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
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He's a 6 foot volume shooting scoring PG, from what I understood

Because he's maybe a little bit better of a defender than Jackson doesn't make them very different to me


From what I've seen:

He's FAR better at defense than PJ

Complete offensive game

Dynamic in half court/fastbreak.

Actually 6 foot

Hard Working/Great Attitude

Basically the anti-EG in all facets


This post was edited on 6/26 at 10:59 pm


VOR
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Lap of Luxury
Member since Apr 2009
45676 posts

re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
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The pair of Pelicans beat writers at that rag are pathetic.


Smith is awful. Just awful.


danman6336
Duke Fan
Member since Jan 2005
18284 posts

re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
Well my guess is Dell has been working Gordon, Rivers, and PJ in trades all night

Everyone probably laughed him off the phone about anything involving Gordon.

Rivers wasn't much of a commodity and he was asking for too much for him, so then it was plan C...or like D or F with this move

So we maybe eventually end up moving some other guys and he comes off the bench. Cool I guess, but disappointing after what some were mentioning as possibilities tonight.



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danman6336
Duke Fan
Member since Jan 2005
18284 posts

re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
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Basically the anti-EG in all facets
You sold me


BuddyLAM
Tulane Fan
NOLA
Member since May 2013
2325 posts

re: We did something! Pierre Jackson traded for 2nd round pick Russ Smith
At one point in their careers I want one of the Antetokounmpo bro just cuz


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