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Zach Lowe (Grantland) on Possible Trades and Pelicans


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One of the best in the business on potential trades after December 15. Definitely worth the whole read, but here are the Hornets items.

Thoughts on Gordon/Anderson

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No one knows what's going on with Gordon's knee, and cap rules give him the right to veto any trade until July 2013. But it's unclear whether he wants to be in New Orleans after urging the Hornets to let him sign with Phoenix last summer.1 It's also unclear if and when he'll be healthy again, an uncertainty that will obviously depress whatever market might exist. As for Anderson, it's sweet that the Lakers want him in any theoretical Gasol deal. But the rebuilding Hornets would seem to have little use for an aging center earning $19 million per season through next year, and there's no indication New Orleans has much interest in trading Anderson in any three- or four-team deal that would send Gasol elsewhere. He's a productive player with a hugely valuable skill set on an affordable contract averaging about $8.5 million per season. The Hornets can open up max-level cap room without moving either Gordon or Anderson.


Pelicans:

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You're all mocking the pelicans? Other NBA mascots include a pair of pants; two different weather systems; a large deer; a space rocket; a person who performs magical spells; the act of magic itself; the inanimate net attached to a basketball rim; a music genre; the sun; and a small chunk of gold. A pelican is arguably better than all of those. And pelicans are really cool in nature: dive-bombing from monster heights, zipping straight down into the water, and coming up with a meal. The team could replicate this in the arena, with a pelican rappelling from the ceiling, diving into a pool at midcourt, and coming out with a rival mascot in its mouth. Most important: The inflatable mascot version of the pelican is going to be hysterically cartoonish. The only downside is that "New Orleans Pelicans" is a mouthful of syllables. What about the Bayou Pelicans?










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Other NBA mascots include a pair of pants; two different weather systems; a large deer; a space rocket; a person who performs magical spells; the act of magic itself; the inanimate net attached to a basketball rim; a music genre; the sun; and a small chunk of gold.








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he only downside is that "New Orleans Pelicans" is a mouthful of syllables.

That's my biggest complaint as well. Unlike other lengthy names (New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), we can't really shorten Pelicans to anything (Pats/Bucs).






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There's really no shortening the Golden State Warriors either. I hardly ever actually hear the New England Pats Spoken... USually hear Patriots cause it sounds appropriate.





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Other NBA mascots include a pair of pants; two different weather systems; a large deer; a space rocket; a person who performs magical spells; the act of magic itself; the inanimate net attached to a basketball rim; a music genre; the sun; and a small chunk of gold.
I loled






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mm2316
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True, it just feels like more of a mouthful than most of the other longer names in pro sports. Like I said, it was my biggest complaint, but it doesn't bother me that much.





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Pels





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Other NBA mascots include a pair of pants; two different weather systems; a large deer; a space rocket; a person who performs magical spells; the act of magic itself; the inanimate net attached to a basketball rim; a music genre; the sun; and a small chunk of gold

Not to mention a dinosaur, "an unbranded range animal; especially : a motherless calf", a boat, a body of water, car parts, a car that sets the pace in a NASCAR race, or a piece of metal on a boot. If you break down 95% of NBA team names (or really any sports team names), they all sound stupid.



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The inflatable mascot version of the pelican is going to be hysterically cartoonish.


Why is this a plus?

Also HAH, he mentions the syllables as well.






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That's my biggest complaint as well. Unlike other lengthy names (New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), we can't really shorten Pelicans to anything (Pats/Bucs).


The 'Cans sponsored by Rick's Cabaret.






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Pants...Knicks?





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Broski
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Pants...Knicks?


Their official name is The New York Knickerbockers.






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Pants...Knicks?


you got it






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Other NBA mascots include a pair of pants; two different weather systems; a large deer; a space rocket; a person who performs magical spells; the act of magic itself; the inanimate net attached to a basketball rim; a music genre; the sun; and a small chunk of gold.
that was good for a chuckle






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CrackingCodes
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If we shipped out Anderson and all we got back was Gasol, I'd be royally pissed





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NOP





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SHMILL
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Nola Pelicans?





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Pels

This. Port Allen High School had no problem shortening the word.







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"I lack the capacity to think of a nickname for a nickname, and I lack the patience to for something to occur naturally, therefore the name is clearly horrible." -- The Unknown Whiner





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