| Pelicans Talk|| Greg Smith to be waived by the Rockets - corndeaux on 4/10/14 at 1:24 pm|
Young big man who has shown flashes.
Well hit the wire, so all the teams with worse records than the Pels have to pass, but if he drops they should gobble him up
[quote]Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) tweeted at 0:55 PM on Thu, Apr 10, 2014:
It should be pointed out that Smith is out for the seas...
| Pelicans Talk|| SI Profile of Antony Davis - corndeaux on 3/25/14 at 1:58 pm|
From their excellent Point Forward blog.
[quote]He has the soft touch of a skilled shooter, the blanket reach to anchor zone defensive principles, the vertical extension to dominate opponents ...
| Pelicans Talk|| VIDEO- The Versatility of Anthony Davis Makes Him Future MVP Candidate - corndeaux on 3/20/14 at 9:09 am|
| Pelicans Talk|| Davis and Anderson Aquarium Videos - corndeaux on 3/14/14 at 9:51 am|
[quote]If Anthony Davis had to be a sea animal, he would like to be a sea horse.
Also he doesn’t e...
| Pelicans Talk|| General NBA Links - corndeaux on 3/5/14 at 10:34 am|
I like the age minimum thread/discussion and thought I would start a new one with links to general NBA topics.
First, Beckley Mason on the lack of sleep due to NBA travel and it's impact on the product.
| Soccer Board|| Fan Made USMNT Crest - corndeaux on 2/22/14 at 8:29 am|
SBNation had a contest to update the crest because the current one sucks.
This does not suck.
| Pelicans Talk|| Pierre Tribute Video - corndeaux on 2/14/14 at 6:24 pm|
Murder Bird 4EVER...
| Pelicans Talk|| SBNation ATO Read - corndeaux on 2/14/14 at 7:55 am|
Great series on timeout plays. Usually focuses on offense, but this one is all about defense.
Amazing all the little things it takes to be a good defense.
And I'll say it again, if you like follow...
| Pelicans Talk|| Prada's Pictures - corndeaux on 2/6/14 at 8:59 am|
Fantastic series and a must read on a weekly basis.
Today focuses on [link=(http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/2/5/5367636/oklahoma-city-thunder-defense-breakdown-kevin-durant?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=NBA%20National%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=GMIB%202%2F6%2F2014)]OKC's defense[...
| Pelicans Talk|| The Improving Game of Austin Rivers - corndeaux on 1/31/14 at 12:43 pm|
Nice write up on Rivers from a national site. Goes into specifics on his shot selection this season while discussing the unrealistic expectations many had for Rivers.
[link=(http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2014/01/31/a-glimmer-of-hope-austin-rivers-is-improving/)]A Glimmer of Hope[/link]...
| Pelicans Talk|| Eulogy for EG - corndeaux on 1/22/14 at 1:11 pm|
Be wise for this board to consider this every once in a while
[quote]He’s close enough to what he was, recognizable enough as his former self that the Eric Gordon zeitgeist becomes how his attitude and...
| Pelicans Talk|| Tank Talk - corndeaux on 1/9/14 at 8:15 pm|
Lots of that nonsense around here.
Here is a must read from SBNation on Indiana and their ascent from afterthought, even in their own town, to contender.
If we want to talk ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Attendance is Up - corndeaux on 12/30/13 at 12:03 pm|
Tom Ziller on the NBA's unusual decisions to save basketball in New Orleans and Sacramento and how it's paying off
[quote]The Pelicans, in their second season under Benson's watch, made big splash...
| Pelicans Talk|| Matt Moore with Pelicans Info After Game - corndeaux on 12/16/13 at 7:14 am|
he lives in Denver, so he was at the game last night. Had some in game tweets, these are all post game
All from his Twitter account
[quote]Jrue Holiday today told me he doesn't think there's anyone in the NBA who couldn't "learn" to shoot[/quote]
[quote]Holiday thinks it's not even about ti...
| Pelicans Talk|| The Real Value of Ryan Anderson - corndeaux on 12/13/13 at 11:39 am|
GREAT article demonstrating how the team has improved because of Anderson. Includes some video and a couple of data tables. Also a fair look at the team from a non fan.
[quote]New Orleans play...
| Pelicans Talk|| 2009 Draft PGs as the Wu Tang Clan - corndeaux on 11/28/13 at 9:44 am|
Much to discuss on this Thanksgiving AM
[quote]Tyreke Evans: Method Man
The most valuable early on. A throwback with alternating grime and viscosity. Then Keith Smart/Fred Durst happe...
| Pelicans Talk|| Interesting Point on Team Defense - corndeaux on 11/20/13 at 3:06 pm|
[link=(http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/83241/the-portland-trail-blazers-are-scorching-but-can-it-last)]From Lowe's PDX article[/link]
[quote]But this is all by design, to some degree. Portland is playing the odds in a way that reveals the very close interaction between its an...
| More Sports Board|| Ziller on the Value of Assists - corndeaux on 11/19/13 at 12:38 pm|
[link=(http://www.sbnation.com/2013/11/19/5121392/lakers-assists-steve-blake-kobe-bryant-offense-hook)]From his Hook column today[/link]
[quote]For at least the last decade, data has suggested that the rate at which a team's field goals are assisted has little relationship to a team's shooting pe...
| Pelicans Talk|| 3rd Quarter Malaise: Reality or Myth? - corndeaux on 11/19/13 at 9:57 am|
I was curious about the constant meme of "Hornets/Pelicans always get outplayed in the 3rd." I have felt this way at times, but was not entirely convinced, and wanted to see if the numbers bore it out.
All numbers are from NBA.com and are the margin in points per game for the 3rd quarter
| More Sports Board|| Great Post Move or Greatest Post Move - corndeaux on 11/14/13 at 4:25 pm|
[link=(https://vine.co/v/hT2EI2PXxer)]Gortat Dream Shake Fail[/link]
NSIAP. The world needs to see this as often as possible...
| Pelicans Talk|| Monty 3rd Most Likely Coach to Be Fired Mid Season - corndeaux on 11/14/13 at 3:56 pm|
According to Bovada
[quote]Who will be the first head coach fired in the 2013-2104 Season?
Randy Wittman (WAS) 2/1
Tyrone Corbin (UTA) 9/4
Monty Williams (NO) 7/2
Jason Kidd (BRK) 13/2
Dwane Casey (TOR) 13/2
Mike Woodson (NY) 15/2
Mike D'Antoni (LAL) 12/1
Terry Stotts (POR...
| Pelicans Talk|| Bird Writes Diagnosis of Early Team Woes - corndeaux on 11/13/13 at 9:10 am|
Very good write up from one of the guys over there.
Probably a little too optimistic for some here, but he makes excellent points about the offensive system being broken in terms of shot selection and has some really great links (particularly the one on how Monty used Anderson last season and the...
| Pelicans Talk|| “Anthony Davis is a golden god" - corndeaux on 11/12/13 at 12:58 pm|
[quote]Anthony Davis is a golden god.
The Pellies are a mystery at 3-4 — just about average on both ends, despite a world of issues. Jrue Holiday has shot poorly and gotten to the line less, Ryan Anderson is hurt (turning the Pellies into the Grizzlies from deep), and though Eric Gordon is attack...
| Pelicans Talk|| Anthony Davis featured on SBNation Sunday Shootaround - corndeaux on 11/10/13 at 11:44 am|
Not about locker room video.
Just a nice write up from a league observer and Boston guy....
| Pelicans Talk|| The Origins of Pierre - corndeaux on 11/9/13 at 7:42 am|
[link=(http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2013/11/08/pierre-pelican-scary-creation/)]HP Fan Fiction on Pierre[/link]
[quote]The deputy wasn’t particularly keen on being inside the tinkerer’s home any longer than was necessary; it creeped him out, from his toes to the tips of his eyelashes. Several unfin...
| Pelicans Talk|| BSS on Pelicans Defense - corndeaux on 11/7/13 at 3:09 pm|
Schwan has a very good look at what the Pelicans are doing right and wrong on defense so far.
[quote]As the Pelicans stand today, they are scoring 104.4 points per 100 posession...
| Pelicans Talk|| Very Early Look at Pelicans Offense - corndeaux on 11/5/13 at 9:18 am|
[link=(http://www.thebirdwrites.com/2013/11/5/5065758/new-orleans-pelicans-ryan-anderson-midrange-shooting#comments)]Are the Pelicans taking the right shots?[/link]
A good look at the very, very early team shot chart.
A couple of points:
Too many mid range jumpers overall. Need Anderson ba...
| Pelicans Talk|| HP Article on Davis - corndeaux on 11/4/13 at 2:08 pm|
[link=(http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2013/11/04/see-anthony-davis-believe-in-anthony-davis/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)]See Anthony Davis, Believe in Anthony Davis[/link]
[quote]But the beauty of Davis and the rarified few his utmost potential already inhabits is that their impact is...
| Pelicans Talk|| NBA puts Camera Tracking Data Online - corndeaux on 11/1/13 at 1:46 pm|
NBA has put the SportVU data online for free. Haven't had a chance to look yet, but thought I would drop it here for any interested parties.
Here is an article explaining what the cameras do and how i...
| Pelicans Talk|| Pierre Jackson to DLeague Draft - corndeaux on 10/31/13 at 9:42 am|
[quote]Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) tweeted at 6:30 AM on Thu, Oct 31, 2013:
Baylor's Pierre Jackson has also resurfaced in the D-League draft pool. He originally signed in France, but left because he was homesick.[/quote]...