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tadelatt
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Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014


The Pelicans traded away next year's 1st round pick and Nerlens Noel to get an All Star PG that can play defense. Why not? It's a Great trade.

I am seeing most people argue about the 1st rounder for next season but let me put this into perspective for you.

Andrew Wiggins - Only bonafide future star and WILL be the #1 pick next season so teams will be moving some players as we get closer to the draft in 2014 to trade up and get him, book it.

Next Up - Randle, Parker, Smart Robinson III, etc...

It will be fun to watch next year's first round but the Pelicans made the right call at the right time. Who is to say we don't trade EG for a Lottery Protected 1st rounder in 2014? Shit, the Bobcats proved that their FO is about as incompetent as I am on NBA 2K13, they might be willing to trade for him.

How many seasons are we going to win 25-30 games before realizing that we need to win now?

The Jrue trade was a GREAT one for us and it should give us another 20-23 wins which would put us in the playoffs. Nuff said.







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CP3LSU25
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014


none of those guys picked in the top 10 will do anything.





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Bout_Dat_Lyfe
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quote:

Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014

Pelicans staaaaaaacked
NBA fuuuuuuuucked






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Gtothemoney
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But what are we gonna do if we can't talk about another tank?





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HeadyBrosevelt
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I am happy about the trade. Ready to see this lineup in action.





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tadelatt
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none of those guys picked in the top 10 will do anything.



McLemore or Burke will end up winning ROY






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Tha Herg
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014


Well someone has to win it.





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gatorhater211
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Well someone has to win it.




If only he could win instead






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BayouFann
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none of those guys picked in the top 10 will do anything.


i think zeller will be a good scoring pf

ben mac will become a damn good player

len will learn and earn from the west conf







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Broski
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The Jrue trade was a GREAT one for us and it should give us another 20-23 wins which would put us in the playoffs.


A lot of things would have to go right for one player to force a 20 game swing.






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WhoDatPelican596
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re: Pelican Fans Perspective for 2014


No, Wiggins is not guaranteed to go #1. He's impressive, but so was shabazz coming out of high school





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WhoDatPelican596
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Jrue helps us tremendously on both sides of the ball. And he will make Davis better. And take pressure off Gordon. Yeah, I can see a 20 win improvement. Toss in Iggy and you're looking at a good basketball team going forward





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brmark70816
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Shit, the Bobcats proved that their FO is about as incompetent as I am on NBA 2K13, they might be willing to trade for him.


Cho is actually a really good GM and the Bobcats have not done anything really dumb the past couple of seasons. They have a great young nucleus (Walker, MKG, Zeller, maybe Henderson) and they will have tons of cap space this year and next (almost 20m each season).

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The Jrue trade was a GREAT one for us and it should give us another 20-23 wins which would put us in the playoffs. Nuff said


That is just insane. Maybe once we make another couple of moves or improvement from Davis/Rivers. But that trade doesn't translate to 50 wins. That's just crazy..






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Broski
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And take pressure off Gordon


He needs to consistently get on the court first.

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Toss in Iggy and you're looking at a good basketball team going forward


People really need to stop assuming this as a probability. Iggy would be taking a hefty pay cut to come here.






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tzimme4
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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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quail man
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i am most looking forward to Noel's first game when he puts up 15/15 with 5 blocks and there are 40 threads on here that say we should have kept him.

this game will come sometime in February of course






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Fearthehat0307
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i am most looking forward to Noel's first game when he puts up 15/15 with 5 blocks and there are 40 threads on here that say we should have kept him.

this game will come sometime in February of course
these threads will appear with jrue's first bad game






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Broski
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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.


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( ), then have no pick and little cap space to improve.



This post was edited on 6/29 at 2:09 pm


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quail man
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oh yeah. i will be avoiding the frick out of this place when that happens

actually, i'll probably just troll instead.






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quail man
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I would rather tank and have a top 5 pick next year, than be a 7th seed and lose in 5 or 6 to OKC, SAS, LAC( )



i'd rather be back in the playoffs, which would be a vast improvement over last season, than watching this team win fewer than 30 games again. i don't think i can take that kinda season anymore






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