| Pelicans Talk|| FroLo Getting Frisky - corndeaux on 5/11/13 at 12:15 pm|
[quote]Robin Lopez (@eegabeeva88) tweeted at 8:47 AM on Sat, May 11, 2013:
Sarah Jessica Parker never looked better than in Hocus Pocus right?
[quote]Brendan (@coatesyo) tweeted at 8:50 AM on Sat, May 11, 2013:
@eegabeeva88 you all horned up?
[quote]Robin Lopez (@eegabeev...
| More Sports Board|| David Kahn Interview - corndeaux on 5/3/13 at 9:02 am|
No quotes- read it all. The whole thing is vintage Kahn. I'm going to miss that guy...
| Pelicans Talk|| Analyzing Pelican Players and How to Fit Talents Together - corndeaux on 4/18/13 at 12:30 pm|
Big summer for the Pels. Who to resign, who to draft, who to go after in FA? Where do they find the missing piece(s)? How do we make sense of the options that will work best for this team?
Tom Ziller and Bethleham Shoals were big on this idea of positional revolution. You can read about it [link=...
| Pelicans Talk|| Hornets Creative Offense - corndeaux on 4/17/13 at 11:22 am|
Have to scroll down a bit, it's a long article
[quote]23. Ryan Anderson and Monty Williams
There have been rumblings from frustrated New Orleans fans that Wi...
| Pelicans Talk|| HoopChalk on Davis - corndeaux on 4/15/13 at 10:46 am|
Old article, but I hadn't seen it yet. Sorry if Germans, but time for something other than attendance threads.
It breaks down his already great pnr game. How he finds space and how he opens up the floor for teammates.
| Music Board|| Cloud Nothings and Japandroids Tour - corndeaux on 4/10/13 at 9:13 pm|
Going to see them next week and am pumped. anyone seen either band before?...
| Pelicans Talk|| How Important Are Assists? - corndeaux on 4/10/13 at 9:44 am|
Post from Ziller riffing on Zach Lowe's Grantland piece from yesterday (thread is down the page).
He looks into the relationship between team AST Rate (The percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while he was on the floor. AST / (TmFGM - FGM)) and EFG% (Measures field goal percenta...
| Pelicans Talk|| Grantland on Evolving Defenses and Offenses - corndeaux on 4/9/13 at 1:55 pm|
Really good read on how the league is changing and what GMs are looking for in players to meet those changes.
Monty has some quotes on the defensive system he's been using this season
[quote]Brains. Players have to understand a five-man team scheme on defense, and, if they manage to get that d...
| Pelicans Talk|| Alternative Team Building - corndeaux on 3/25/13 at 2:04 pm|
Rob Mahoney at SI with a long look at Denver and their title chances. Particularly relevant as the Hornets try to build around Davis with cap space in a small market and a high draft pick in a shitty lottery.
[quote]First and foremost is the lack of a superstar player, much less the two or three ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Interesting read on keys to good defense - corndeaux on 3/22/13 at 7:10 pm|
NBA.com with a nice read on the philosophical changes SAS has made to their defense this year.
RC Buford on Boston as a model
[quote]While they were really high in defensive efficiency, they weren’t very high in defensive rebounding. And that was a big part of where our emphasis was, and it ma...
| Pelicans Talk|| Age v Quality - corndeaux on 3/21/13 at 4:32 pm|
From Ziller's Hook today:
Yes, the team sucks. But they are expected to suck. And they are adding another lottery pick to this team.
20 teams with an average age of 27 or younger. 14 of them have...
| Pelicans Talk|| Hornets Links (and one non Hornets) Roundup - corndeaux on 3/19/13 at 9:33 am|
First, Ziller on the most cost effective producers in the NBA.
Two Hornets make his top ten-
[quote]3. Greivis Vasquez, Hornets, $1,619/unit, worth $10.2 ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Case for AD as ROY - corndeaux on 3/15/13 at 6:29 pm|
Just a blurb after a piece on 3 and D swingmen, but nice to see AD get love from a non Hornets fan.
[quote]I got into this a little bit last night on Twitter, but I’ll say it again here: I’d vote for Anthony Davis for Rookie of the Year, today, if I had a vote. Lillard’s played nearly 1,000 more ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Grantland Thoughts on Al Jefferson - corndeaux on 3/12/13 at 9:28 am|
A name that has been mentioned as a potential FA signing this summer.
Zach Lowe has an in depth piece on the Jazz today and talks at length about Jefferson
[quote]Utah is a very bad defensive team, and it's tempting to blame all of that on Jefferson. He's slow and has an astoundingly high fai...
| Pelicans Talk|| At The Hive Post Game Recap - corndeaux on 3/7/13 at 9:04 am|
Yes more on Monty but an even handed account. He has some things that should be read and considered on specific mistakes Monty keeps making. He finishes up with this:
[quote]I mentioned it last month, but I'm really not sure what Monty Williams brings to this team from a game planning and strateg...
| Pelicans Talk|| Zach Lowe on the Hornets rest of the year - corndeaux on 3/5/13 at 2:13 pm|
[quote]Nothing shocking here: The Hornets need to see some very important pieces of their young nucleus mesh a bit better. New Orleans definitely put out Eric Gordon feelers at the trade dead...
| Movie/TV Board|| If Seinfeld Got the Girls Treatments - corndeaux on 3/5/13 at 8:22 am|
[quote]Sometimes it seems like he’s just using this show as an excuse to play out his fantasies, y’know? Every show opens with him performing stand-up to a great crowd that loves every one of his ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Matt Moore w/ in depth post on shot blocking - corndeaux on 3/1/13 at 7:54 am|
It focuses on Larry Sanders (arguably the DPOY) but plenty of things to think about re: AD and defense in general- much like his post with Iguodala. Has video with Sanders breaking down his blocks of Kobe, Duncan, and Hoaard
For point of reference, Sanders is listed as 6'11" 235
| More Sports Board|| Stephen Jackson's Horrible News - corndeaux on 2/22/13 at 9:52 pm|
Wife loses baby 6.5 months into pregnancy. Terrible, terrible stuff
Best wishes to Captain Jack and his family.
| Pelicans Talk|| Ken Berger on Trade Deadline and Josh Smith Future - corndeaux on 2/22/13 at 9:59 am|
really good read from one of the best
Why there were no big moves
[quote]This is how business is done now in the NBA. No blockbuster trades in February. Few, if any teams are willing t...
| Music Board|| New Phoenix Single - corndeaux on 2/18/13 at 4:14 pm|
I like it. Not as much as the new Strokes, but looking forward to their new release...
| Pelicans Talk|| Vasquez and the Look Away Pass - corndeaux on 2/15/13 at 7:51 am|
ATH on a specific improvement GV has made this year.
[quote]Vasquez's look aways have been effective in the half court and in full-blown transition, but they're perhaps most integral to theHornets' semi-transiti...
| Pelicans Talk|| Matt Moore Points Per Possesion and Vasquez - corndeaux on 2/13/13 at 3:00 pm|
[quote]Hardwood Paroxysm ?@HPbasketball factoring possessions ending in FGA, FTA, TOV, or AST, Chris Paul leads in points produced per possession (min 1000 poss), at 1.47.
Hardwood Paroxysm ?@HPbasketball Parker is second at 1.407, LeBron third at 1.401, then Vasquez, Rondo, Teague (?!), Durant, ...
| Pelicans Talk|| SBNation Vasquez Feature - corndeaux on 2/11/13 at 12:23 pm|
no article highlights. it's all good
| Pelicans Talk|| Gordon Trade Possibility? - corndeaux on 2/9/13 at 1:05 pm|
Feature from Sam Amick today
[quote]One rival executive said that although New Orleans is not actively shopping Gordon, the team has shown a willingness to engage in tal...
| Pelicans Talk|| Zach Lowe on Brandon Jennigns - corndeaux on 2/8/13 at 2:48 pm|
Another great read from Lowe. This is on the camera system installed in half the arenas by STATS LLC. Interesting look at data that no one has ever kept track of.
He does lots of takes on different players but the only one that relates to NO is what he says about possible target Jennings.
| Pelicans Talk|| Josh Smith Analysis - corndeaux on 2/6/13 at 10:42 am|
He's a great player, but deeply flawed offensively. Certainly not worth the max he wants to make him the Pelicans starting SF. Link also includes Austin Rivers and CP3.
| Pelicans Talk|| Grantland on Best PnR Defense in the League - corndeaux on 2/5/13 at 2:23 pm|
Zach Lowe has great stuff on how the Bulls defend PnR.
He states that the way they defend is different from most teams. Something to compare when the Hornets defend the PnR. T...
| Pelicans Talk|| The Hook on Cheap Blue Chippers - corndeaux on 2/5/13 at 9:11 am|
Nice read from Ziller yesterday on the value of late 1st/early 2nd rounders.
A few takeaways for me-
1- he thinks Vasquez is one of these blue chippers :nana:
| Pelicans Talk|| ATH on Lakers Game - corndeaux on 1/30/13 at 8:16 am|
Some specific criticism of Monty last night. I hesitate to post this because it will turn into a shite show, but I do think Rohan makes some fair points- particularly the first two and the 4th quarter no show for Davis last nigh...