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re: Monty interview on Black and Blue Report - corndeaux
[quote] Special = 3 guard lineups[/quote] That's a good point. As you've stated before, Monty would rather lose with defense than win with offense. Hopefully Asik is the security blanket that frees him to take more chances with more offensive minded lineups....


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re: Monty interview on Black and Blue Report - corndeaux
[quote]starts on the defensive end[/quote] Pretty hard to run if you don't get any stops and you don't get any rebounds. It is interesting that he has something "special" or whatever for the SF position. A lot of the fan frustration probably could have been avoided by not playing Aminu and St...


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re: Corporate Knowledge - corndeaux
[quote]Everybody seems ready to write us off as the 5th best team in the division[/quote] I dont think it's that so much as the other 4 teams in the division are really really good. IMO part of the reason for feeling that way is due to Fisher being absurdly defensive of any (fair or not) criti...


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re: Bye Aminu - corndeaux
[quote]Over the last 3 or 4 years we've turned a lot of other teams' trash into treasures. Never once did I look at those guys' success here as a referendum on their former teams' ability to develop players. [/quote] People that want to bag on Monty/Dell will always find a way. Sometimes it just ...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
Sham Sports updated Pelicans Salary page [link=(http://data.shamsports.com/content/pages/data/salaries/pelicans.jsp)]LINK[/link] No Jimmer details yet, but Young is added and he is contract is unguaranteed according to Deeks....


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re: Bye Aminu - corndeaux
Saw this retweeted [quote]Mavs' off-season: Dirk, Devin Harris, RJeff, Aminu for $13.7M next year. Lakers' off-season: Boozer, Jordan Hill for $13.3M next year.[/quote] :bow: Buss the Younger [quote]guard rotation is weird though with 4 PGs (Ellis, Felton, Nelson and Harris)[/quote] ...


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re: Bye Aminu - corndeaux
Lowe, as usual, is right. He could have fit on this team as a 2nd unit 3/4. He complements Anderson nicely and can offer size/athleticism for the small backcourt. Same time, he might not have wanted to come back as a bench player after starting for the past 2 years. Will be interesting to see ...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
[quote]Honestly, it could probably be argued that he is, but that's no knock on Davis. I'd say that's one of the strongest parts of Rolo's game, but god forbid he step out defensively.[/quote] I don't think I would argue that, but that's pretty much spot on. RoLo isn't Asik but he isn't Stiemsma ...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
More from Nylon Calculus. This is on Rim Protection [quote]Rim Protection” is essentially point prevention. By stopping an opposing offense from scoring, either by dissuading players from shooting near the basket all together or simply forcing more misses than would otherwise be the case, these i...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
[quote]Galactic Inquisitor[/quote] This article was posted on Nylon Calculus the other day. Interesting thoughts in light of what we've been discussing. [link=(http://nyloncalculus.com/2014/07/21/nba-hunting-ground-new-york-knicks-introduction-teamspace/)]Introducing TeamSpace[/link] [quote...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
My bad. :cheers: [quote]When you're talking about 3PA, the only fair way to assess that is to compare per36.[/quote] Fair enough. I was looking on B-R and they have a 3PAr that gives you the % of shots that were 3s. Lies and statistics and such. As Homer J Simpson once said [quote]Aw, y...


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re: BSS Podcast - corndeaux
[quote] Guess who is going to be playing the SF spot for significant minutes every night as the roster currently stands. Take another guess about who really does not want to play the SF spot and who performs markedly better when he is playing the 1 or 2[/quote] As long as Evans is handling the ba...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
[quote]This all stems from the unqualified idea that Monty was telling Morrow to shoot less 3s. [/quote] Come on. Let's have a reasonable discussion and not put words into my mouth. The context is that the Pelicans, as a team, shoot less 3s as a % of their shots than almost every other team in...


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re: BSS Podcast - corndeaux
[quote]I see his value on the team but I think it could be replaced.[/quote] Sure. It could be replaced, poorly, but you could roll Babbitt out there. Anderson is a premier stretch 4 in the NBA and his volume and accuracy from 3 is similar to a guy like Klay Thompson. As a 6'10" PF. What he does ...


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re: will we sign fells? - corndeaux
[quote]There are reasons that the 27 year old Fells hasn't played a single minute in the NBA.[/quote] Likewise, there are reasons Jimmer couldn't cut it in Sacramento and then played all of 56 minutes with a Chicago Bulls team that desperately needed shooting. Both guys are end of bench players. ...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
[quote]If he only shoots 30% on contested 3s, it's a net loss, even if the small number only drops him to 40%. Context. [/quote] That is assuming he only shoots 30% on contested 3s. I doubt that is true for Morrow (I have no idea if public source has those numbers- Synergy?). But let's say he dro...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
[quote]to completely ignore context[/quote] Fair point. I think on a micro level, that's absolutely true. If you look from a wide angle over the past 4 years though, there is a clear pattern from this offense. [quote]Sometimes, a long 2 is a better shot than a 3, regardless of percentages and...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
[quote] isn't Monty an acclaimed Popovich protege?[/quote] As much as everyone bags on his offense (and I am no exception) his defense has been much worse. Some of that is talent, but guys often have no clue where to be or are put in a position where they can't succeed (hello hard hedges for bigs...


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re: will we sign fells? - corndeaux
I wouldn't be surprised if Withey is waived. No need to keep 3 backup bigs, who all do the same thing, behind Asik, Anderson, Davis. Babbitt probably sticks. He is more of Anderson stand in than a wing. But he is the only other guy on the roster who can play stretch 4. Still would like to see the...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
I know. Ariza is much better from distance than he was in NO- and that was playing with CP3 too. Saying Ariza was a legit offensive threat in NO is off. He has a point to a certain extent though: the idea that even an average wing shooter will come to NO and be able to take tons of 3s seems a bi...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
He has a point. [link=(http://www.thebirdwrites.com/2013/11/18/5105368/shooting-for-success-montys-influence)]This article [/link] looks at 3PA attempts and agrees with SP to a certain extent. [quote]I have found that he has tighter roles for players than most teams. Shooters are supposed to sh...


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re: will we sign fells? - corndeaux
Assuming Jimmer is a guaranteed deal, the roster looks like: 6 guards (Jrue, Gordon, Evans, Smith, Rivers, Jimmer) 4 wings (Evans, Miller, Salmons, Babbitt) 7 bigs (Davis, Anderson, Asik, Ajinca, Withey, Young, Babbitt) Overall solid. Wings are weak...duh. Would have liked some bigger guards...


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re: Current Roster - corndeaux
[quote]Rivers(jimmer pickup has me seeing the signs)[/quote] I could see Rivers involved in a trade at some point. Same time, I don't think Jimmer is better if Rivers can be a reasonable catch and shoot threat. Wouldn't be shocked if they waived Babbitt and replaced him with another SF. I woul...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux
[quote]That's actually a really good team in the East[/quote] East will be sneaky good and fun to watch this year. Cavs, Bulls, Hornets, Wiz, Raps, Hawks and Heat will all be solid. The Bucks will be interesting w/ Jabari and Giannis. If Rose is healthy and the Cavs come together, they could be l...


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re: Pels are signing Jimmer - corndeaux
[quote]As far as shooting skills, I'm not sure he is that far off from those guys.[/quote] I would agree. The hardest thing he's had to learn is how to use space off ball. The best NBA guys can get their shot when defenses know it's coming. He went from being Steph Curry at BYU to having to ...


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re: Pels are signing Jimmer - corndeaux
[quote]Not the greatest sample but its legit enough to work with, especially given his solid numbers in previous season[/quote] Certainly. He can shoot (career 40% from deep on 400+ 3PA) but just want to make sure people understand 47% is not something to expect. That's an absurd rate for guys li...


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re: Pels are signing Jimmer - corndeaux
[quote]Yea, i just hope we get the 18/5/5 Reke again. although as long as Monty is giving me atleast 30MPG he should be ok[/quote] I think the big change will come in how he uses Evans from the 3 spot. After watching him as a starting 2, he will have him running the offense as opposed to watching...


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re: Pels are signing Jimmer - corndeaux
[quote]so if you bring Reke off the bench we are starting salmons? [/quote] I would. It's not like he needs to play more than 15-20 MPG. You can sub Evans in at the 6 or 7 minute mark. You could bring Anderson in with him too and have the Finishing 5 for a few minutes in the first. McNamara ...


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re: Pels are signing Jimmer - corndeaux
[quote]The only downside to this move is you have no room for Fells who has looked promising[/quote] If they haven't missed a deadline, I could see them waving both Babbitt and Withey's unguaranteed contracts to open up roster spots. Withey for Young and Babbitt for another wing like Fells or Wes...


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