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re: USA vs Slovenia - corndeaux
Flawed stats, but he's probably looking at the NBA.com stats. Davis had a 107 DRating (though 104 on BR). Also the defense rated the same whether he was on or off according to NBA.com. His RPM on ESPN only ranked 22nd among PF. Lot of that is on the scrubs he had to play with. But he still made mist...


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re: USA vs Slovenia - corndeaux
Nate Duncan gushing over Davis. He's a guy to follow because he will live Tweet the games [link=(http://www.basketballinsiders.com/duncd-on-usa-beats-slovenia-101-71/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=duncd-on-usa-beats-slovenia-101-71&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed)]LINK[/lin...


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re: 2014 Offseason Report: New Orleans Pelicans - B - corndeaux
[quote]Aminu's never been good defensively.[/quote] Not quite true. He's not a stopper by any stretch like some believe, but he is credible. It's just tough to gauge because all of them were lost on defense. Maybe they're all dumb or lazy or just bad at defense. Be mildly surprised if Evans o...


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re: 2014 Offseason Report: New Orleans Pelicans - B - corndeaux
[quote]His rebounding has been more than replaced[/quote] In total. Certainly not from the wing spot. When Asik sits, there will be problems. [quote]he was never actually good defensively[/quote] No one on this team last year was actually good defensively. [quote]ust don't get what peopl...


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re: 2014 Offseason Report: New Orleans Pelicans - B - corndeaux
[quote] I can assure you Matt Moore watched quite a bit of Pelicans basketball last year[/quote] Yep. Would venture he watched as many games as some actual Pels fans. He's one of the national guys to pay attention to. They will miss Aminu (especially on a vet minimum) when they play Davis/And...


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re: Top 5 Favorite Albums of 2014 (so far) - corndeaux
No order Jenny Lewis Voyager Peter Matthew Bauer Liberation Strand of Oaks Heal Reigning Sound Shattered Cloud Nothings Hear and Nowhere Else Need more listens: Parquet Courts, Ty Segall, Chuck Ragan, Want to hear new Run the Jewels...


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re: General NBA Links - corndeaux
[quote]The good thing is Asik should let us do both, have good offensive rebounding and set up more 3s because anyone but Aminu.[/quote] That was an interesting point in Mason's article on BSS-do they want to take advantage of the ability to create open 3s? Aminu averaged 25MPG; it's not like he ...


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re: Final 12 for USA Basketball Selected - corndeaux
[quote]barely played this past season and is a head case. Yea I cant imagine why he wouldnt be on the National team[/quote] So you prefer Plumdog to Sanders. :bow:...


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re: Has the "Grantland" website met your expectations? - corndeaux
Simmons as a writer has lost a few steps. Still somewhat entertaining, but he's spread too thin these days to really be as good and as knowledgable as he used to be. Brian Phillips and Zach Lowe are must reads whatever the topic. Matt Hinton (old Sunday Morning QB) has just started writing some ...


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re: Final 12 for USA Basketball Selected - corndeaux
[quote]Plumlee on this team is an absolute travesty[/quote] Nate Duncan was all over this. Where are Taj Gibson, DeAndre Jordan, Amir Johnson, Derrick Favors, and/or Larry Sanders? All of those guys are better rebounders and defenders (yes, even 2014 Larry Sanders) than Plumdog. Unless they all s...


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re: Gordon for Bledsoe? - corndeaux
[quote]The Suns were interested in Gordon a few years ago; in fact, they were so interested that they signed him to a deal. [/quote] Completely different brain trust back then. New GM is no dummy. Milwaukee is maybe the only team that makes sense- Bledsoe for Ilyasova would help both teams out. ...


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re: General NBA Links - corndeaux
Interesting read on the worth of offensive rebounds. [link=(http://thereversalblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/does-offensive-rebounding-matter-in-the-nba/)]LINK[/link] [quote]This may surprise you, but last season, offensive rebounding had no significant impact on offensive efficiency across the...


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re: General NBA Links - corndeaux
[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...


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re: General NBA Links - corndeaux
[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...


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re: General NBA Links - corndeaux
[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...


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re: It's amazing how the narrative is changing - corndeaux
[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...


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re: It's amazing how the narrative is changing - corndeaux
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 [link=(http://www.si.com/nba/2014/08/15/nba-new-orleans-pelicans-anthony-davis-moving-onward-and-upward)]LINK[/link] [quote]Su...


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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - corndeaux
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...


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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - corndeaux
[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...


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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - corndeaux
[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...


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