| Pelicans Talk|| Monty Analysis from The Bird Writes - TigerinATL on 3/7/14 at 8:39 am|
Long article but worth the read. It's a bit anti-Monty but there are a few glimmers of hope for the pro-Monty crowd.
One of the things that's bothered me the most about this team:
[quote] Ball movement - EVERY team in the association has at least one player on their roster averaging 1.0 or gr...
| Pelicans Talk|| AD, Ryno, Withey, Stiemsma meeting fans at the aquarium on Thursday - TigerinATL on 3/5/14 at 1:00 pm|
[quote]New Orleans Pelicans players Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, Jeff Withey and Greg Stiemsma will be at the Audubon Aquarium of Americas tomorrow, March 6 to sign autographs and spend time with fans from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
The Pelicans and Audubon Nature Institute recently announced a partnership ...
| Pelicans Talk|| New Commish wants 2 and Through instead of One and Done - TigerinATL on 3/3/14 at 12:23 pm|
[quote]New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said numerous times that increasing that age limit to 20 years old and two years removed from high school is a top agenda item for him once the NBA Players’ Association hires a replacement director. During the last round of labor talks, the NBA pushed hard...
| Pelicans Talk|| Oh By The Way, Holiday has surgery, out the rest of the season - TigerinATL on 2/28/14 at 4:16 pm|
[quote]NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Jrue Holiday underwent a successful surgery to correct a stress fracture in his right tibia. He will miss the remainder of the season.
In 34 games played for the Pelicans this season, Holiday has averaged 14.3 points, 7.9 as...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Falcons Coach and GM talk about their use of analytics - TigerinATL on 2/28/14 at 1:14 pm|
Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff are on a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference right now. These are from journalists live tweeting, I've removed their names to make it easier to follow, but you can see the tweets yourself at the https://twitter.com/search?q=ssac14%20dimitroff%20smith&s...
| Food and Drink Board|| Best places to eat around the FQ this weekend? - TigerinATL on 2/28/14 at 12:35 pm|
Planning to catch some of the parades tomorrow and looking for casual (will be in jeans) but good food in the FQ. Looking for food like BBQ Shrimp or grilled/blackened fish in a nice sauce. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference - TigerinATL on 2/28/14 at 9:09 am|
George Karl is hosting one of the panels right now.
[quote]Steve Kyler ?@stevekylerNBA 41m
Karl says he was fired because his style worked in the regular season and not the post-season. #SSAC14
Karl says he'd like to see stats on momentum in the 4th... Especially the first four minutes of t...
| Pelicans Talk|| GM for a day: New Orleans Pelicans - TigerinATL on 2/26/14 at 11:47 am|
[quote]Last summer, with Davis in hand, the Pelicans accelerated their rebuilding project, for better or worse. New Orleans added veterans Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans, dealt away its 2014 No. 1 pick, sent center Robin Lopez on his way to Portland and set about earning a postseason spot. With a ros...
| Pelicans Talk|| Tyreke Needs Shooters - TigerinATL on 2/25/14 at 1:48 pm|
Good article from David Fisher at The Bird Writes. It's well worth the read, but the bullet points are
Tyreke + Stiemsma = :speedy:
Tyreke + Aminu = :banghead:
Tyreke + Stiemsma + Aminu = :dope: :speedy: :banghead:
Tyreke with shooters = :nana:
[quote]Combining these two data sets (Tyreke ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Why Eric Gordon should be tradable this summer - TigerinATL on 2/25/14 at 9:11 am|
A player's worth, be it as a Free Agent or in a trade is based entirely on economics 101, Supply and Demand. Especially with a salary floor, most teams view cap space like a government budget, they just have to spend it.
Here is the supply of teams with at least $10 million in cap space next y...
| Pelicans Talk|| Why it's not time to panic. - TigerinATL on 2/25/14 at 8:30 am|
Get a hold of yourselves people :casty:
Why are y'all acting like in the span of a few weeks things have changed for the worse. The W/L results of this season never mattered in the long run, and things we thought/suspected at the beginning of the season haven't changed one bit.
* Jrue and AD ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Demps on today's Black and Blue Report - TigerinATL on 2/24/14 at 3:15 pm|
* He wants holiday to grow old here and have his kids go to high school in NOLA. Seriously, you people need to stop sleeping on Jrue, he's one of the cornerstones.
* He should get more clarity next week on J...
| O-T Lounge|| iOS update fixes glaring security hole - TigerinATL on 2/24/14 at 10:52 am|
Apple released an update to iOS over the weekend and for those of you who normally wait a few days to see if problems crop up, it sounds like it fixes a pretty serious security flaw and you should update ASAP.
Apple Inc. has pushed an update for iOS mobile devices to close a gaping hole in...
| Pelicans Talk|| Earl Clark Waived - TigerinATL on 2/21/14 at 5:48 am|
[quote]Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers about 8 minutes ago
Now that was fast. As I reported last night, #Sixers waived Earl Clark hours after acquiring him in trade with #Cavs. philly.com/philly/blogs/d…[/quote]
One problem we have with picking up waived guys is a full roster. Although I think I...
| Pelicans Talk|| Good AD article. Gordon is a believer - TigerinATL on 2/20/14 at 11:48 am|
[quote]As James stood above the crowd in a custom Waraire Boswell tuxedo, featuring a flashy green paisley print jacket, another All-Star—a first-timer—watched in the distance, also wearing green.
The green was confined to Anthony Davis' pants, but the similarities stretched beyond that: Same fre...
| Pelicans Talk|| Pierre Jackson to Turkey - TigerinATL on 2/20/14 at 9:35 am|
I'm seeing a lot of foreign language chatter on twitter implying Pierre is going to Turkey (well someone else on twitter says that's what they're saying :lol: )
[quote]Savas Birdal ?@savasbdl 8m
Pierre Jackson signs with Fenerbahçe Ülker, says @Hurriyet. Player will be in Turkey tomorrow.[/qu...
| Pelicans Talk|| Tulane opponents practicing at Pels practice facility - TigerinATL on 2/19/14 at 4:31 pm|
This could be an interesting scouting tool. I wonder how often it happens.
[quote]Brad James ?@BroncosItaly 8m
having arrived in New Orleans to play Tulane, the Texas-El Paso Miners men's basketball team is working out at the Pelicans' facility[/quote]...
| Pelicans Talk|| Holiday coming back in a week - TigerinATL on 2/18/14 at 11:03 am|
[quote]The biggest news going forward will be the return of point guard Jrue Holiday, who has been out since Jan. 10 with a stress fracture in his right tibia. He is expected to return in a week, if not sooner.
Forward Ryan Anderson, out with two herniated discs in his neck, is scheduled to be re...
| Pelicans Talk|| Rivers and Pierre being shopped - TigerinATL on 2/17/14 at 9:17 pm|
From Marc J Spears latest Power Rankings:
[quote]19. New Orleans Pelicans (23-29; last week's ranking: 19): Source said New Orleans could be trading guard Austin Rivers and the rights to hot-scoring D-League guard Pierre Jackson.[/quote]
| Pelicans Talk|| The Bucks are a sinking ship, Ilyasova and Neal ask for trades - TigerinATL on 2/15/14 at 7:31 am|
[quote]According to multiple sources, Ilyasova has expressed a desire to be traded, apparently having had his fill of the Bucks’ continual rebuilding project.
...According to league sources, Bucks veteran backup shooting guard Gary Neal and his agent, David Bauman, have talked to Hammond in recen...
| O-T Lounge|| Cell Phone Service Price Wars have begun - TigerinATL on 2/12/14 at 12:59 pm|
AT&T has rolled out a new set of family/shared plans that are much cheaper. I'm getting the same unlimited talk/text/1GB shared data for 2 lines for $95 now instead of $130. It doesn't change your contract date or affect your upgrades, just gives you the same thing for less. If you have AT&T you s...
| Movie/TV Board|| Haven, any good? - TigerinATL on 2/7/14 at 2:11 pm|
I've started watching Haven on Netflix and the first 4 or so episodes have been pretty meh. I have a feeling it's going to get better. Does it?...
| Pelicans Talk|| Demps and Monty on building around Anthony Davis - TigerinATL on 2/7/14 at 11:51 am|
[quote]“A.D. is a phenom in a different realm,” Pelicans coach Monty Williams says. “Everyone wants to compare him to Tim [Duncan]. I see him more like LaMarcus [Aldridge], but with a better handle. And what A.D. does that throws you off is he’ll get two steals and five blocks. He does it a differen...
| Pelicans Talk|| Ryan Anderson comments from the Hawks game - TigerinATL on 2/6/14 at 3:55 pm|
For those of you that missed the game last night, Ryno hopped on the broadcast with Joel and David for a few minutes.
[quote]Anderson tells Fox Sports New Orleans that he his almost pain free, and since the pain is subsiding, he'll delay a decision on whether to have surgery.
"I'm going to sta...
| Pelicans Talk|| Cavs GM Fired - TigerinATL on 2/6/14 at 11:45 am|
[quote]Adrian Wojnarowski ?@WojYahooNBA 16m
The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired general manager Chris Grant, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.[/quote]
I would assume Gordon has as much or as little appeal to them now as he would have with Grant still in charge, but they no longer have a GM tryi...
| Pelicans Talk|| Anthony Morrow, not just a 3 point specialist - TigerinATL on 2/6/14 at 8:49 am|
I love the way he's being used now and hope it continues. When Tyreke isn't bullying the opposing SG in the paint, they have to chase Morrow around through screens. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Trade Deadline Report "Pelicans look like they are going to trade Austin Rivers" - TigerinATL on 2/5/14 at 11:02 am|
[quote]New Orleans: The Pelicans continue to get hammered with injuries and as much as the team tries to recover they just keep taking steps backwards. The Pelicans are what’s best described as value shoppers. They are open to trades involving core players like Eric Gordon or even Tyreke Evans – if...
| Pelicans Talk|| Jared Dudley available - TigerinATL on 2/5/14 at 8:30 am|
[quote]Marc Stein ?@ESPNSteinLine 8h
Trade rumble: Clippers "itchy" to make a deal and Jared Dudley, with PT harder to come by and logjam at wing spots, is unexpectedly in play
Dudley only just arrived from PHX via J.J. Redick sign-and-trade in summer but hearing now he could be on move before...
| Pelicans Talk|| Pelicans "Extremely Active" in Trade Talks - TigerinATL on 2/4/14 at 9:15 am|
[quote]Adrian Wojnarowski ?@WojYahooNBA 7m
New Orleans, who lost forward Jason Smith to season-ending knee surgery, has been extremely active in trade talks past several days.[/quote]...
| Pelicans Talk|| When Twitter News Cycle split second analysis goes wrong - TigerinATL on 1/31/14 at 2:29 pm|
A conversation I ran across on the twitter
Bryan: Rumored NBA trade has the pelicans trading for Kyle Lowry & DeMar DeRozan
J-Rod: Where have you seen that at?
Bryan: Marc Stein on his biggest [b]all-star snubs piece[/b]
Bryan: both "DeRozan & Lowry should be New Orleans bound"