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WhoDatPelican596
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Pelicans ranked 3rd in race for Oden by B/R


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Pretty cool. I disagree with B/R's never ending opinion that our franchise won't have any expectations for the next decade. But I do agree that next to SAS and Miami, we are the best destination









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quail man
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re: Pelicans ranked 3rd in race for Oden by B/R


Pretty good city.





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Cap Crunch
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re: Pelicans ranked 3rd in race for Oden by B/R


br;dr





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JayJay2
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re: Pelicans ranked 3rd in race for Oden by B/R


You really pushing this Ogden thing huh





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Whodatforlife21
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re: Pelicans ranked 3rd in race for Oden by B/R


@ESPNSteinLine: New post on @TrueHoop: Sources say Pelicans getting good look from Greg Oden alongside Heat, Spurs and Mavs: LINK





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WhoDatPelican596
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I've liked him for a long time. Good guy. Potentially great player. Such a low risk with such a potentially high reward. I just really hope we can get him





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Whodatforlife21
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I agree 100% we don't lose anything we can only gain





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Bleacher Report

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WhoDatPelican596
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Agreed. Here's to hoping Greg is a pelican





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lsutothetop
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did you just agree with yourself twice in a row...?





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LosLobos111
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br;dr


Still better than ESPN






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Rock of the Lake
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re: Pelicans ranked 3rd in race for Oden by B/R


IMO, if the Pelicans land Greg Oden with a 2-year deal, we could be anywhere between a 35 and 50 win team for each of the next two seasons.

We don't know how the new roster is going to mesh, but assuming Gordon plays at least 60 games the next two seasons (I know, big assumption), the Pelicans could have one of the best backcourts in the NBA. That's if Gordon, Evans, and Jrue can click and work as a fluid unit.

Regardless of how the backcourt pans out, we know Anthony Davis will continue to improve his game, and as he adds weight he will become a force to recon with. And if somehow, someway, Greg Oden's knees hold up and he puts in a solid 20 mpg for the Pelicans, they have a chance to be something special.

Lots of "if's", tons of ways these next two years could pan out (new roster is somewhat built around potential), but there is a chance that the Pelicans could be a scary team to face come playoff time the next two seasons. I'm pulling for us to take a chance on the guy.

We know there's a good chance that he won't provide steady minutes over the season, but that slim possibility that he might still have some left in the tank really excites me. I'm all in for giving him a shot, barring a thorough physical and workout (a given..).

ETA: I also think the same can be said if we don't add Oden, but I think our ceiling is probably a little lower than 50 for the next two seasons without him. Also think flipping Gordon for a big-time SF after this season could raise our ceiling as well, just not sure who is the best fit. Granger is getting older, is coming back from surgery, and although he's a great shooter, he doesn't see the court very well. Just my two cents.



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re: Pelicans ranked 3rd in race for Oden by B/R


Paragraphs. Use them.





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Jester
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re: Pelicans ranked 3rd in race for Oden by B/R


Oden is broke down and worth no more than the vet minimum at this point.

Oh, and citing Bleacher Report is worse than wikipedia.






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Rock of the Lake
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re: Pelicans ranked 3rd in race for Oden by B/R


Sorry, it's early. I somewhat separated my thoughts with my edit. Also, here's another link on Oden and Pelicans.

LINK






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Jester
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$3M is absurd for 4 games





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HeadCoach
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re: Pelicans ranked 3rd in race for Oden by B/R


Please tell me why in the pell anyone would, especially a big man, would not chose MIA over everything?





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Rock of the Lake
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Please tell me why in the Pel






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Jester
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Please tell me why in the pell anyone would, especially a big man, would not chose MIA over everything?


For him, it really needs to be all about the money. This is probably going to be his last NBA contract unless he gets two knee transplants, so he needs to squeeze out every dollar he can.






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Jester


It's pretty hilarious how mad you get over this. I shudder to think what you will do to yourself if he ends up signing.






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