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re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - corndeaux
Perhaps. But they had the chance to get a young guy like that this summer and passed to sign Salmons for more $$. Unless injury or they are ready to cut bait with their own younger guys in Miller and Babbitt, I doubt it happens....


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re: Steve Nash likely out the entire 2014-15 NBA season with nerve issues - corndeaux
Pour one out for one of the greatest all time. SSOL Suns saved the league. Nothing more glorious than late night league pass as they ran teams off the court for years. Those series with the Spurs were epic basketball. ...


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re: Would "Salary Cap Smoothing" Affect the Cap? - corndeaux
Yep. Things are coming down the pipe ahead of the CBA opt out. A smoothing out has to be negotiated. If this profile of the new NBAPA Head is more than posturing, the fight might be a little more fair this time. [link=(http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/10/23/7047385/michele-roberts-nbpa-interv...


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re: The Theory of Gravity - corndeaux
This is a follow up from Pelton. No insider but this blurb is interesting to say the least. [quote]Carter-Williams exemplifies one truism proven out by SportVU data: When it comes to spacing, taking 3s is more important than whether they go in. [/quote] [link=(http://m.espn.go.com/nba/story?st...


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re: Predict the top 10 NBA players according to ESPN's NBA Rank - corndeaux
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re: Predict the top 10 NBA players according to ESPN's NBA Rank - corndeaux
[quote]I thought we looked a lot better when we dumped it down to Dwight. Two solid big men, Lopez and Aldrige, couldn't stop him. [/quote] Fair enough. Lopez and Aldridge aren't great one on one, but Dwight did murder them. To me, I would rather Dwight go off than let Harden get in a groove find...


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re: Predict the top 10 NBA players according to ESPN's NBA Rank - corndeaux
True. He looked spry in the playoffs. Houston also lost in 6 (Thanks Fear- it felt like 5) Dwight just screws up their flow. They want to launch 3s and attack the rim. If he were more willing to be a dive man on PnR, I'd be with you. But he wants to be Shaq. He never had the moves and he doesn't...


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re: Predict the top 10 NBA players according to ESPN's NBA Rank - corndeaux
[quote] 9. Harden [b](I think he defers more to dwight this year) [/b] [/quote] I hope not for Houston's sake. Ignore the haters because he doesn't give a frick on defense and Pels fans like to troll Rockets fans. Harden is an elite offensive player. In terms of effectiveness, he and Curry are ...


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re: Would "Salary Cap Smoothing" Affect the Cap? - corndeaux
The mechanism is escrow. That doesn't effect the cap. But rather it is when the league makes more $$ than they projected when they set the cap. To me, it seems like they have to raise the cap some, regardless of using escrow to distribute $$ or not- just not as much as it should go up based on p...


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re: Grantland League Pass Rankings: Pelicans ranked 12th - corndeaux
I'm in the minority but here goes: I would like to see his USG come down. He's always been a mediocre offensive player and there are several better options on this team. Put him off ball/secondary ball handler and I like his game a lot more. His numbers may drop, but he needs to be more efficient...


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re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - corndeaux
Foul trouble and injury is the only reason we should see much from Ajinca. Does anyone think they could try Babbitt/Anderson frontcourt in select spots v 2nd units? Obviously very small, very weak on the glass, and very white, but v the right opponent, it could be a fun change of pace unit Ho...


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re: Grantland League Pass Rankings: Pelicans ranked 12th - corndeaux
[quote]Jrue's return may be the most important addition to the defense in his mind[/quote] That's where most of my disagreement on Holiday comes in. He is a very good defender. I just don't see PG defense as critical to team defense success and not worth the price they paid. Much rather have a so...


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re: Grantland League Pass Rankings: Pelicans ranked 12th - corndeaux
[quote]What would that have cost last year?[/quote] A 1st. Say they don't make the Holiday trade. They can send the 2015 1st to Houston last October when Anderson for Asik rumors were hot instead of waiting out the Stepien Rule. No secret- I'm not as high on Holiday as most Pels fans. PG is on...


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re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - corndeaux
I pretty clearly am not enamored with the bench and even I think 9 man rotation is too little. It's much more about how the rotations shake out. For instance, I'm curious about Jimmer, Rivers, Evans, Anderson, Asik. Really any Anderson/Asik lineup and any Anderson/Evans lineup fascinates me. I r...


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re: Grantland League Pass Rankings: Pelicans ranked 12th - corndeaux
[quote]If the Pels were going BPA in the draft, they likely would've ended up with Noel and Payton, yes? The team had multiple holes, C and PG being two of them. Noel was the consensus #1 for awhile even while injured and Payton was long thought to be one of the most NBA ready players in the draft. ...


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re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - corndeaux
We'll see. I hope he comes up with creative ways around the lack of depth. But if it took massive injuries and perhaps a front office mandate to give Evans more minutes/control, I'm a little wary of expecting outside the box thinking. I hope he loosens up like he says he will, but we'll see...


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re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - corndeaux
[quote]maybe 10 MPG[/quote] In a make or break year in a tough conference, that might be too much to overcome. They've got to anchor the team at all times with at least one guard and one big from the core 6...


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re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - corndeaux
[quote]I'm not quite as pessimistic about the bench as some of you are[/quote] It's not that they can't be useful. There are skills from most of them that can help and complement the core guys. I worry about how the rotations will go. Just my opinion, but if Monty wants to rotate 5 bench guys...


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re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - corndeaux
The drop off in quality after the top 6 is staggering. There might not be one single guy that's above replacement level. There is no bench guy that deserves more than 15 minutes a night. And I'm not sure how many deserve even that much. For as much shite as people give the Blazers for having a terrib...


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re: WSBSD? What should Bill Simmons Do? - corndeaux
[quote] think ESPN is the only place Simmons can be Simmons[/quote] I would agree. Their resources are unmatched. Fox, NBCSN would be silly moves for a forward thinker like Simmons. They want to be ESPN. It ain't gonna happen I do think if SBNation has reasonable $$ to pay him and some key wri...


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