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Greg Smith to be waived by the Rockets - corndeaux
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...


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SI Profile of Antony Davis - corndeaux
From their excellent Point Forward blog. [link=(http://nba.si.com/2014/03/25/anthony-davis-new-orleans-pelicans-nba-fundamentals/)]LINK[/link] [quote]He has the soft touch of a skilled shooter, the blanket reach to anchor zone defensive principles, the vertical extension to dominate opponents ...


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VIDEO- The Versatility of Anthony Davis Makes Him Future MVP Candidate - corndeaux
[link=(http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/3/19/5526068/anthony-davis-film-breakdown-new-orleans-pelicans?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=NBA%20National%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=GMIB%203%2F20%2F2014)]LINK[/link]...


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Davis and Anderson Aquarium Videos - corndeaux
Great stuff [link=(http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2014/03/14/anthony-davis-and-ryan-anderson-visit-the-new-orleans-aquarium/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)]LINK[/link] Highlights: [quote]If Anthony Davis had to be a sea animal, he would like to be a sea horse. Also he doesn’t e...


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General NBA Links - corndeaux
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. [link=(http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=truehoop&id=66479&src=desktop)]...


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Fan Made USMNT Crest - corndeaux
[img]http://cdn3.sbnation.com/assets/4025211/USMNT_Crest_Concept_-_Mark_Yesilevskiy.jpg[/img] SBNation had a contest to update the crest because the current one sucks. This does not suck. [link=(http://www.starsandstripesfc.com/usmnt-news/2014/2/19/5426526/us-soccer-crest-logo-design-conte...


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Pierre Tribute Video - corndeaux
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoP26ih4e8w&feature=youtu.be)]LINK[/link] Murder Bird 4EVER...


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SBNation ATO Read - corndeaux
Great series on timeout plays. Usually focuses on offense, but this one is all about defense. http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/2/13/5409026/frank-vogel-indiana-pacers-nba-breakdown-blazers Amazing all the little things it takes to be a good defense. And I'll say it again, if you like follow...


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Prada's Pictures - corndeaux
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[...


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The Improving Game of Austin Rivers - corndeaux
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]...


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Eulogy for EG - corndeaux
HP link. [link=(http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2014/01/22/a-thousand-tiny-cuts/)]LINK[/link] 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...


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Tank Talk - corndeaux
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. [link=(http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/1/9/5289050/indiana-pacers-paul-george-team-profile)]Hoosier Hysteria[/link] If we want to talk ...


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Attendance is Up - corndeaux
Tom Ziller on the NBA's unusual decisions to save basketball in New Orleans and Sacramento and how it's paying off [link=(http://www.sbnation.com/2013/12/30/5256450/nba-attendance-kings-pelicans-hook)]LINK[/link] [quote]The Pelicans, in their second season under Benson's watch, made big splash...


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Matt Moore with Pelicans Info After Game - corndeaux
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...


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The Real Value of Ryan Anderson - corndeaux
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. [link=(http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2013/12/13/finding-the-real-value-of-ryan-anderson/)]LINK[/link] [quote]New Orleans play...


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2009 Draft PGs as the Wu Tang Clan - corndeaux
Much to discuss on this Thanksgiving AM [link=(http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2013/11/28/5153758/nba-draft-2009-point-guards-wu-tang-clan)]LINK[/link] [quote]Tyreke Evans: Method Man The most valuable early on. A throwback with alternating grime and viscosity. Then Keith Smart/Fred Durst happe...


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Interesting Point on Team Defense - corndeaux
[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...


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Ziller on the Value of Assists - corndeaux
[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...


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3rd Quarter Malaise: Reality or Myth? - corndeaux
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 2013-...


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Great Post Move or Greatest Post Move - corndeaux
[link=(https://vine.co/v/hT2EI2PXxer)]Gortat Dream Shake Fail[/link] NSIAP. The world needs to see this as often as possible...


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Monty 3rd Most Likely Coach to Be Fired Mid Season - corndeaux
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...


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Bird Writes Diagnosis of Early Team Woes - corndeaux
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...


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“Anthony Davis is a golden god" - corndeaux
[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...


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Anthony Davis featured on SBNation Sunday Shootaround - corndeaux
[link=(http://www.sbnation.com/2013/11/10/5086812/anthony-davis-pelicans-nba-surprises-sunday-shootaround)]LINK[/link] Not about locker room video. Just a nice write up from a league observer and Boston guy....


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The Origins of Pierre - corndeaux
[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...


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BSS on Pelicans Defense - corndeaux
Schwan has a very good look at what the Pelicans are doing right and wrong on defense so far. [link=(http://www.bourbonstreetshots.com/2013/11/07/the-pelicans-defense-and-why-they-cant-hold-a-lead/)]LINK[/link] [quote]As the Pelicans stand today, they are scoring 104.4 points per 100 posession...


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Very Early Look at Pelicans Offense - corndeaux
[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...


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HP Article on Davis - corndeaux
[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...


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NBA puts Camera Tracking Data Online - corndeaux
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. [link=(http://stats.nba.com/playerTrackingShooting.html?pageNo=1&rowsPerPage=25)]LINK[/link] Here is an article explaining what the cameras do and how i...


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Pierre Jackson to DLeague Draft - corndeaux
SIAP [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]...


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