| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - corndeaux on 8/22/14 at 10:38 am|
Interesting read on the worth of offensive rebounds.
[quote]This may surprise you, but last season, offensive rebounding had no significant impact on offensive efficiency across the...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - corndeaux on 8/21/14 at 6:30 am|
[quote]take AD off and replace him with MKG[/quote]
Would they have fallen to 2? I cant remember. If it's later, Lillard/Drummond become possibilities. Hell, maybe they draft them at 2 over MKG. Aminu was only 20 and they wanted him to be the 3.
This is a fun hypo. They probably still get Ande...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - corndeaux on 8/21/14 at 6:18 am|
[quote]Has the slow build ever really worked[/quote]
There is no correct way to rebuild.
You know, critics of Demps say the exact same thing: drafting a 19 year old MVP talent and then trading future assets for young non star vets has never worked either. Doesn't mean it can't, but it's no sur...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - corndeaux on 8/20/14 at 9:15 pm|
[quote]I think his best option is to try and turn some of these young guys into a star via a trade, like the Harden deal.
Imo, there's zero chance a bunch of 21-22 year olds turn the franchise around. Especially when they've been conditioned to have no expectations.[/quote]
That's been the pl...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: It's amazing how the narrative is changing - corndeaux on 8/20/14 at 6:22 am|
[quote]I'm curious as to why there was so much of the latter last year? Was it because in the media's eyes we built "the wrong way"?.[/quote]
Nah. Plenty of high profile outlets were kind in preseason forecasts even if commenting that the Holiday and Evans moves were risky and that the team might...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: It's amazing how the narrative is changing - corndeaux on 8/19/14 at 8:02 pm|
Nice to see good pub from a large outlet. Not really a fan of PBT, but whatever. I'll take clumsy writing if it helps raise the team's pr
Mahoney had this on Friday
| Pelicans Talk|| re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - corndeaux on 8/19/14 at 9:25 am|
Yeah. I agree with both of you.
I'm all for him adding 3pt range, like I said before it's just smart. I don't think it will open up space in the way I've understood some of the comments in this thread. But it will be useful and just a nightmare for defenses.
If he can pick and pop from 3, the...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - corndeaux on 8/19/14 at 6:24 am|
[quote]The addition of Asik tells me that AD is more comfortable as a more perimeter oriented player.
At this point he is. Been saying that. [/quote]
I think there's a difference of understanding going on in this conversation. Perimeter to me means beyond the 3pt line, not just away from the p...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - corndeaux on 8/18/14 at 8:19 pm|
[quote]No one wants him chucking up 3's everytime he touches the ball, but if teams are going to dare him to shoot it by clogging the lane leaving him somewhat open, wouldn't you rather him be able to knock it down?
I don't know how this would be possible. Your saying that Davis wouldn't be abl...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - corndeaux on 8/18/14 at 4:08 pm|
[quote]I generally agree with this principle[/quote]
He doesn't [i]need[/i] to hit 3s. He put up crazy offensive numbers playing 1100 combined minutes with the floor spacing stylings of Stiemsma/Ajinca. Toss in Aminu and Evans and it's ridiculous what he did last season with the lack of spacing a...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Reminder: AD and team USA take on Brazil tonight at 8 - corndeaux on 8/18/14 at 6:34 am|
[quote]do not get what the love for Korver is.[/quote]
A premier catch and shoot player w/o much of a dribble or post up game. Thompson or Korver?
Thompson is a better on ball defender, but a bit overrated on that end. Korver is better off ball and isn't a sieve on it either. He just doesnt g...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Reminder: AD and team USA take on Brazil tonight at 8 - corndeaux on 8/17/14 at 11:07 am|
[quote]I thought Faried played really well. He was all over the court. He seemed to be the best fit next to Davis. He doesn't give much on offense (other than put backs). But he was doing everything else. [/quote]
He plays with a ton of energy and is a rebounding fiend which this team needs, but ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Reminder: AD and team USA take on Brazil tonight at 8 - corndeaux on 8/17/14 at 9:13 am|
Not a bad showing at all considering all the drama the last few weeks. Offense was disjointed, but they will fix that. Defense was good enough, but can still clean it up.
A few player thoughts:
Thompson looked bad. Very bad
Not terribly impressed with Plumlee either. He looked good in garba...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: ESPN Summer Forecast - Pelicans picked 10th in the West - corndeaux on 8/12/14 at 8:49 pm|
[quote]NBA on ESPN?@ESPNNBA·3 mins
ESPN Summer Forecast, No. 10 in West: New Orleans Pelicans (39-43). #ESPNForecast[/quote]
Assuming health, that's a very low win total estimate. They may very well finish 10th in the conference, but I doubt it's under .500 if there is reasonable health. They c...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Who is the Pelican's best perimeter defender? The answer may surprise you! - corndeaux on 8/11/14 at 5:52 pm|
[quote]Monty has naturally gifted defensive players at his disposal, yet his scheme screams distrust of those abilities. [/quote]
It's troubling when a guy like JVG tells Lowe that he (and guys like Thibs) always wants offensive players over defensive players. That he can teach defense and scheme...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Is Someone Keeping Track . . . - corndeaux on 8/11/14 at 7:33 am|
Here is some offseason fun.
[link=(http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/8/7/5972883/sb-nation-nba-hall-of-fame)]SBNation NBA Hall of Fame[/link]
Highlights include Jason Williams elbow pass (still absolutely bonkers), KG's crying interview, the always incredible Tony Allen Twitter feed, and Barkle...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux on 8/9/14 at 9:32 am|
[quote]Not much quality in next years draft[/quote]
There's quality every year in every draft.
The critique here is that the Pelicans are no sure thing playoff team even if things go right. The West is just tough. Missing the playoffs and then losing a lottery pick, even a late one, would suck...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - corndeaux on 8/8/14 at 1:15 pm|
[quote]When you add in the new rule that there are 2 front court players rather than a PF & C, and the chances of Davis starting get a lot more likely.[/quote]
I have a feeling Davis will start 2 ASG and will make 2 All-NBA teams before his extension kicks in.
SI gives offseason grades to the...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Is the Love to Cavs trade a fair deal for the Wolves?? - corndeaux on 8/8/14 at 1:09 pm|
[quote]Looks like the Sixers are getting Bennett and the Wolves are getting Thad Young.[/quote]
Flip gonna Flip. 1 year of Young before he bolts Minnesota. But, hey, maybe the Wolves can win 33 games this year instead of 29. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - corndeaux on 8/8/14 at 9:20 am|
Find this article from Goldsberry re: where shooting fouls occur. Interesting chart