| Pelicans Talk|| Evans Out 1-2 Weeks - TigerinATL on 12/9/13 at 4:02 pm|
[quote]The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that Tyreke Evans has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain. The injury occurred during the third quarter of the December 6 game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Evans is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.[/quote]
| Pelicans Talk|| Could This Be 2006 All Over Again? - TigerinATL on 12/9/13 at 3:47 pm|
[quote]A future superstar coming into his own in his second year in the league. Two major pieces being added in the offseason and paid big money. A team that looks good when completely healthy, but suffers injury after injury and winds up missing the playoffs in the tough Western Conference. It sou...
| Pelicans Talk|| Hometown Discount from Jason Smith? - TigerinATL on 12/9/13 at 9:11 am|
This isn't the usual agent scripted player speak about his impending Free Agency next year.
[quote]Smith is the final year of his contract with the Pelicans and will earn $2.5 million this season, and while some players look forward to free agency, Smith says he’s not overly concerned about it, m...
| Pelicans Talk|| We suck on the road - TigerinATL on 12/7/13 at 5:26 pm|
Like REALLY suck. Ryan Schwan over at BSS started out to write an article showing how good the offense is and how bad the defense is, but his research uncovered this interesting bit:
[quote]But here’s the weirdest tidbit of information of all.
The Pelicans are actually a really good defensive...
| Pelicans Talk|| 3 Guards Last 10 Games - TigerinATL on 12/5/13 at 12:57 pm|
Holiday's playing well, Evans as expected, Gordon's becoming an inefficient chucker.
| Pelicans Talk|| New Arena Bag Policy in Effect Tonight - TigerinATL on 12/4/13 at 10:44 am|
Effective as of December 4, 2013, any bag, purse or briefcase that is larger than 14" x 14" x 6" will not be allowed into the New Orleans Arena. This policy will be strictly enforced, and the New Orleans Arena is unable to store oversized or prohibited items. An exception will be ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Nice article on Jrue Holiday - TigerinATL on 11/29/13 at 12:54 pm|
More of a fluff piece than a basketball piece, but still a pleasant read.
[quote]A private school covering grades kindergarten through 12, Campbell Hall's gymnasium is plastered with signs of success.
Blue and gold banners boast championship accomplishments and list members of each team's rost...
| Pelicans Talk|| Spurs Blogger says AD > LeBron - TigerinATL on 11/25/13 at 4:24 pm|
[quote] Anthony Davis has been the best player in the league. (Seriously.)
LeBron James's Player Efficiency Rating has dipped to a meager 29.3 thus far, which is second in the NBA. He's led the league in PER for six consecutive seasons. He's pretty decent at basketball.
Anthony Davis is just...
| Pelicans Talk|| Saints/Pelicans looking for "Desktop Support Specialist" - TigerinATL on 11/20/13 at 3:16 pm|
[quote]The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans are seeking an individual who is looking to start their career in IT. If you are a recent IT graduate or have a couple of years of experience working in desktop support in a Microsoft environment, then you may have the skills necessary to become part of ou...
| More Sports Board|| What is the reasoning behind the Fumble out of the endzone = touchback? - TigerinATL on 11/18/13 at 8:46 am|
This has always seemed like a stupid rule to me. If you fumble at the 1 it's your ball, if you fumble into the endzone you lose the ball. It seems like you should get the ball somewhere close like the 1. Does anyone know the reason behind making it a turnover?...
| Pelicans Talk|| Time to put away the torches and pitch forks - TigerinATL on 11/17/13 at 11:03 am|
One game doesn't change things, but 2 players do. Both Tyreke and Anderson had been missing. Tyreke has lost his injury weight and appears to be who we thought he was. Getting 2 good starter quality players back should make a pretty big difference going forward.
Does this mean Monty is a bette...
| Pelicans Talk|| Anderson will return tonight - TigerinATL on 11/16/13 at 11:12 am|
[quote]After being sidelined for the first nine games of the regular season, Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson will make his 2013-14 debut tonight vs. the 76ers. New Orleans was 7-1 in preseason with Anderson on the floor, but the reserve suffered a broken toe in the days prior t...
| Pelicans Talk|| Who'd have thought the strength of this team was the front court without Ryno? - TigerinATL on 11/11/13 at 8:13 am|
Jason Smith + AD > Holiday/Gordon/Morrow/Evans/Roberts/Rivers
If we play a team built around the front court AD can win it for us, if we play a team built around guards and tall small forwards playing power forward, we're screwed....
| Pelicans Talk|| Anthony Davis Highlights from the Lakers Game - TigerinATL on 11/9/13 at 9:23 am|
Someone put together a highlight reel on YouTube
| Help Board|| The Scarlet Letter - TigerinATL on 11/7/13 at 1:13 pm|
The typical response to a nuisance troll is to ban them, but this leads to alters coming back and doing the same thing until they escalate to the nuisance point again. What if instead of banning trolls they get branded with a special avatar/sig picture? I bring this up because a certain PT troll t...
| Pelicans Talk|| Anthony Davis is the next NBA superstar - TigerinATL on 11/6/13 at 1:37 pm|
[quote]The New Orleans Pelicans’ new mascot has been terrorizing souls since the beginning of the season. But for the Pelicans’ opponents, the nightmarish Pierre is not the biggest thing giving them headaches. Don’t let a 1-3 start obscure what Anthony Davis has been doing.
The most notoriously ...
| Pelicans Talk|| ESPN 5 on 5 with some Anthony Davis Appreciation - TigerinATL on 11/5/13 at 2:36 pm|
[quote]4. Which player has caught your eye the most, and why?
Shelburne: Chris Paul, Chris Paul, Chris Paul. When a 15-point, 11-assist, five-steal night is your worst effort of the season, you know you've got something special going. Since that Opening Night "dud" against the Lakers, CP3 has ave...
| Pelicans Talk|| There is no reason to meltdown this season - TigerinATL on 11/2/13 at 8:35 am|
We are seeing what we need to see. Analyze it, but don't freak out about it or get in cage matches over it.
2 games is too little to make a full judgement, but so far Monty is showing us that he's not the coach of the future. What makes someone a star player? Having a diverse enough game to w...
| Pelicans Talk|| Despite the loss the team played better than I expected - TigerinATL on 10/31/13 at 8:06 am|
Holiday and Gordon exceeded my expectations by a good margin, Evans disappointed a bit, and everyone else did what I expected them to do, which wasn't necessarily good, but also wasn't a surprise.
I think the biggest question is can Withey save us from blowing assets to get a center this season....
| Pelicans Talk|| Arena Food Options - TigerinATL on 10/30/13 at 2:43 pm|
BSS article with pictures and maps of the new food options at the arena. [link=(http://www.bourbonstreetshots.com/2013/10/30/whats-for-dinner-new-food-options-at-the-new-orleans-arena/)]LINK[/link]
Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend a menu tasting at The New Orleans Arena. Food was sampled, c...
| Movie/TV Board|| SuperNatural Season 7 - TigerinATL on 10/24/13 at 3:22 pm|
I just finished it up and have to say it gets a bad rap. The general consensus of the M/TV board is that it's terrible. It's certainly not up to the normal biblical standards of the show, but it was more meh than terrible. Maybe it's the difference between binge watching and watching it over the ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Has Aminu improved his handle? - TigerinATL on 10/24/13 at 8:14 am|
I've only gotten to watch the Dallas game and a handful of highlights, but what little I've seen some of the images that stick out are Aminu handling the ball competently. Is this the new normal? Check out the highlights from last night around 1:42 in. http://www.nba.com/video/games/pelicans/2013/...
| Pelicans Talk|| No Tyreke vs. Miami but should be back Friday - TigerinATL on 10/23/13 at 10:49 am|
[quote]Jim Eichenhofer ?@Jim_Eichenhofer 2m
Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans will not play vs. Heat tonight, but said he plans to play Friday at Orlando in preseason finale[/quote]...
| Pelicans Talk|| What GMs think - TigerinATL on 10/22/13 at 12:30 pm|
Each year the NBA surveys every GM. They answered 56 questions and while they don't think the Pelicans will win the title they do think:
[quote][b]Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2013-14?[/b]
1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 27.6%
[b]What was the most underrated pla...
| Pelicans Talk|| Brian Roberts: Closer - TigerinATL on 10/21/13 at 9:51 am|
Some interesting stats from Jim Eichenhofer
[quote]Jim Eichenhofer ?@Jim_Eichenhofer 21m
In preseason 4th quarters, Pelicans PG Brian Roberts has scored 44 points in 60 minutes, the equivalent of 35.2 points in a 48-minute game
In preseason 4th quarters, Pelicans PG Brian Roberts is 13-24 f...
| Pelicans Talk|| Projecting the Season - TigerinATL on 10/21/13 at 9:14 am|
Mason over at BSS has a good article projecting the season using Win Shares.
Best Case Scenario with total health = 50-32
Worst Case Scenario with lots of injuries = 30-52
Likely Scenario with expected injuries = 42-40
Lots of good info in the article http://www.bourbonstreetshots.com/2013/1...
| Pelicans Talk|| Pelicans are keeping AD and Rivers, pick up options for next year - TigerinATL on 10/16/13 at 4:11 pm|
[quote]Marc J. Spears ?@SpearsNBAYahoo 18m
Pelicans announce the team has exercised the third-year options on Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.[/quote]...
| Pelicans Talk|| Greg Oden Update: Knee Swelling - TigerinATL on 10/16/13 at 4:10 pm|
Sometimes your best moves are the ones you don't make.
[quote]Greg Oden was sidelined on Wednesday for the second straight practice due to swelling in his left knee. The Heat practiced in New York at Basketball City on Pier 36 in advance of Thursday's preseason game against the Nets.
| Pelicans Talk|| NBA 18-Day Warning. Here Come the PELICANS - TigerinATL on 10/11/13 at 11:04 am|
More love from Grantland writers
[quote]A few important notes before we get started:
1. I promise to never write a story about the New Orleans Pelicans that doesn't lead with a photo of an actual pelican.
2. That Evil Pelican up there could be a fixture on Grantland all year long ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Good Anthony Davis article - TigerinATL on 10/10/13 at 1:51 pm|
For those that haven't been paying attention, AD is putting the league on notice this preseason.
[quote]The 2012 NCAA champion capped an eye-opening three-game road trip in which he was the best player on the floor every night. He averaged 25.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks (in just 28.0 mi...