| Pelicans Talk|| re: Do you think Gordon will actually consider opting out? - corndeaux on 3/12/14 at 9:42 am|
I wonder what his price will be. He's been a bit underwhelming. Seems like just a great, great shooter. Thats quite valuable but he looks more like a high usage Korver than an offensive centerpiece.
And I think there's a fair chance Gordon opts out....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Thoughts on the Draft - corndeaux on 3/12/14 at 9:31 am|
[quote]Those coaches are always at the top of recruiting rankings. I think that's basically the gist of it.[/quote]
That is my thought too.
[quote]There's an active blog for the Sonics?
I think they went legit when the Kings stuff was getting serious. Lots of flame wars between ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Thoughts on the Draft - corndeaux on 3/12/14 at 7:42 am|
Interesting article on the college coaches who produce the most NBA talent
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Why is the tank off? - corndeaux on 3/11/14 at 7:24 am|
The great Howard Beck on the myth of tanking
| Pelicans Talk|| re: New Commish wants 2 and Through instead of One and Done - corndeaux on 3/10/14 at 7:18 pm|
[quote]Look at what it's been like since the NFL raised it to 3 years out of HS. Players are better equipped going to the NFL and there are less 1st round busts.[/quote]
When has the NFL draft not had a 3 years from high school rule? And any data to back this up?
[quote]People shite on Marcus ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: What is going on lately? Potential TLDR - corndeaux on 3/10/14 at 4:16 pm|
[quote]Roberts doesn't have the height or a quick enough release[/quote]
That's a very good point.
I just am so tired of watching him pound the ball possession after possession.
[quote]Not trying to toot my own horn (like I'd ever do that), but I mentioned in ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: What is going on lately? Potential TLDR - corndeaux on 3/10/14 at 3:10 pm|
[quote]I want Rivers to get Holiday's 36 minutes a game, not run the offense[/quote]
Gotcha. Rivers should be getting more time.
[quote]The guards are setting more screens for each other off ball. Roberts isn't holding the ball nearly as much [/quote]
I'll be on the lookout for this. I prob...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: What is going on lately? Potential TLDR - corndeaux on 3/10/14 at 2:31 pm|
[quote]I like our offensive movement right now.[/quote]
I've seen hardly any changes to the system. Outside of the spread small ball 2nd unit we saw a month ago, it's still retrograde IMO.
Only differences to me are that Evans is hitting his shots now and Davis has grown more comfortable creat...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Thoughts on the Draft - corndeaux on 3/9/14 at 7:36 pm|
Yeah. Almost everything that could go wrong, has. Even if they missed the playoffs, this was going to be a fact finding and chemistry building season with the new talent. Welp.
Positive takeaway is that they still have Davis for another 6 or 7 years. If the organization can actually get its shite ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Thoughts on the Draft - corndeaux on 3/9/14 at 6:56 pm|
[link=(http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/3/7/5478820/nba-draft-2014-podcast-draftexpress-jonathan-givony)]Here[/link] is a podcast with Givony from DX.
He breaks down the top prospects, but he does speak about projecting college numbers to the pros and how difficult it can be.
Really good podca...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Thoughts on the Draft - corndeaux on 3/9/14 at 6:33 pm|
[quote]The same can be said for the 1st round, too. 1st or 2nd round is merely a designation. Obviously the only difference between the 30th Player taken and the 31st is that one is a first rounder and 1 is a second rounder.
I know this is pretty basic, but only 60 players will be drafted from a...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Thoughts on the Draft - corndeaux on 3/9/14 at 5:15 pm|
While they are some good hits, this list is overstating how many busts there are in the 2nd. Out of ~300 players, maybe 10% turned into bonafide NBA caliber players? There is some skill to finding lightly regarded guys, but a hell of a lot of luck too.
3 Problems with regards to the NO Pro team:
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Hannibal S2 Thread - corndeaux on 3/9/14 at 10:52 am|
Watched S2 ep2 last night. Amazing episode. People really shouldn't sleep on this one. Easily one of the best shows on air
"Are you giving me a referral?" :lol:...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - corndeaux on 3/9/14 at 10:10 am|
[quote]Despite his recent good numbers (YAY POINTS), his defensive rating is pretty terrible[/quote]
I saw that.
I don't know how much we can attribute to Evans starting or just general malaise. He's got some holes on defense, but he isn't a one man wrecking ball on defense. And allowing Milw...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Don't Fire Monty!!! - corndeaux on 3/8/14 at 9:55 pm|
PER 36 is a measure of per minute production.
It isn't perfect, but if you're comparing Evans playing 25MPG to Evans playing 38MPG, obviously the latter will likely look much better. The question is how do we normalize to see if his increased numbers are actually a bump in producti...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - corndeaux on 3/8/14 at 9:40 pm|
Fascinating article from Hickory High looking at SportVU numbers.
On Davis as a rim protector
[quote]Anthony Davis, despite leading the league in blocks, is not actually an especially eff...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Don't Fire Monty!!! - corndeaux on 3/8/14 at 5:20 pm|
Optime. Caecilius est laetus...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Don't Fire Monty!!! - corndeaux on 3/8/14 at 5:19 pm|
[quote]His last 5 games his averaging like 20+pts, 7rebs, and 7 assists while shooting right around 49%. [/quote]
He is averaging the same AST and REB per 36 before he was starting. The only difference is his shooting has improved.
Is that because he's starting, he's playing with better player...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: The Lakers Trade that wasn't - Revisited - corndeaux on 3/8/14 at 11:26 am|
It is a fantasy because you are ignoring facts.
1) West was not signing with the Hornets. He was done here. Offer him whatever you want, but he wanted to leave.
2) The Lakers got Nash just by sending picks because his salary fit into the Odom trade exception slot. Paul's max would not. LA was ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: The Lakers Trade that wasn't - Revisited - corndeaux on 3/8/14 at 8:57 am|
West was not coming back. He opted out after blowing out his knee!
He signed for 2/$20 with Indiana. What would the going nowhere Hornets without an owner have needed to offer for an over 30 player coming off knee surgery who was unhappy with the organization?
Keeping Paul through 2011-12 virt...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - corndeaux on 3/7/14 at 5:46 pm|
[quote]The goal may not be running to respectability but running to 30, 32, 35 or some set number of wins Loomis/Benson have established as the firing line. Costing yourself a game or 2 while establishing a new starting PG may have seemed like a big risk.[/quote]
Ugh. If Benson/Loomis drew a line...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: So whats up with the X-Man - corndeaux on 3/7/14 at 3:44 pm|
Whoops. Missed that injury....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - corndeaux on 3/7/14 at 3:40 pm|
If it was 1, they must have had hope Holiday was coming back. I can't believe they thought they were making a run to respectability without him. Which means Roberts is even less important.
This comes back to the system they run that relies on lots of ball pounding by a pg. Dumb to keep Roberts t...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: So whats up with the X-Man - corndeaux on 3/7/14 at 2:40 pm|
[quote]he is finding his groove out in LA[/quote]
He was just sent down and recalled from the DLeague. If you can't get consistent minutes on this Lakers roster, you likely aren't long for the NBA....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - corndeaux on 3/7/14 at 2:38 pm|
McNamara had a good write up on sf/c targets this summer last week on BSS. [link=(http://www.bourbonstreetshots.com/2014/03/01/a-guide-to-the-new-orleans-pelicans-offseason-possibilities/)]LINK[/link]
I still have no idea why Demps didnt go after Jordan Hamilton at the trade deadline. Unless I'm ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - corndeaux on 3/7/14 at 9:40 am|
I know someone who has traveled with a team on a road trip. It was hard on him and he wasn't playing. Midnight flights, early morning hotel check ins, 3 cities in 3 days, etc. NBA schedule is easily the most brutal.
Some more link goodness
The excellent Drive and Kick podcast with DraftExpress...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Monty Analysis from The Bird Writes - corndeaux on 3/7/14 at 9:35 am|
Just read that. Well thought out post.
I've given up hope on the offensive system ever joining the modern NBA in terms of spacing, ball movement, and 3P shooting.
The most damming part to me is the rotation breakdown. There is a way to get Evans 30mpg off the bench. Quite easy to see certain l...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Don't Fire Monty!!! - corndeaux on 3/6/14 at 5:46 pm|
Lamb, Sullinger, or Jones (though I doubt he is as good in NO) all would have been better picks. Harkless is a maybe too, although he hasn't done much this season.
Rivers in the moment is defensible at 10. But given hindsight, it's been a miss so far. Still think Rivers can turn into a Mario Chal...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Whose contract is worse. Nash for Lakers or Eric Gordon for Pelicans - corndeaux on 3/5/14 at 5:22 pm|
I don't know. $48M for ages 36 and 37 coming off achilles tear and a knee injury?
Nash has been a disaster, but he isn't eating ~30% of the cap. This year, his $9M doesn't matter since LA is tanking. And this summer they will use the stretch provision to get rid of him while saving money....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Whose contract is worse. Nash for Lakers or Eric Gordon for Pelicans - corndeaux on 3/5/14 at 4:53 pm|
Nash's deal isn't even the worst on his own team. Kobe's lifetime achievement extension is just insane from a cap perspective...