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re: Should NBA promote team loyalty in the next CBA? - corndeaux
[quote]bad idea[/quote] They already give the home town team a solid boost with Bird Rights and higher years/$$. The repeater tax is a concern for teams, but you can be good and not pay the tax. The one thing they should think about is the negative incentive to sign an extension with your curr...


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re: What is the ceiling for AD now?? - corndeaux
Yeah. Could have been true when he said it. It's not like Howard is a slouch in this department. He's one of the premier guys in the league....


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re: What is the ceiling for AD now?? - corndeaux
Certainly. For Anderson, who doesn't rebound much it's not saying a whole lot. 55% of 5 RPG, right? But a guy like Noah who's grabbing ~10 rpg? That's impressive to me. ETA- It does seem like it rewards OREB more heavily. And a lot of stat guys are unsure just how valuable OREB is to team su...


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re: What is the ceiling for AD now?? - corndeaux
Morey is wrong. Davis leads the league 5.9 contested RPG. Dwight is good at 5.2. If we look at Contested REB %, Davis is at 51%. Dwight at 45%. There are tons of guys with a higher % than Davis though- Noah, Pekovic, Sanders, Robin Lopez, even Ryan Anderson- all have a higher % than 51. [l...


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re: What is the ceiling for AD now?? - corndeaux
[quote]Not sure he can ever develop a jumper of thr level of KD; [b]however, his ball skills are on the same level[/b]. [/quote] :wha: Davis is good for a big man, but he's not better than Griffin with the ball. And neither guy comes close to being able to do what Durant can do with the ball. ...


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re: Over the past few years, LSU athletic programs have become quite...average. - corndeaux
[quote]And it's still 6th on that list out of the 14 team conference. [/quote] So 6th in the conference is good for 13th nationally and that's an LSU problem? :lol: Forest for the trees, bud. [quote]you're missing the point.[/quote] No. My reply was to a comment about how LSU didn't hav...


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re: Pelicans 97 @ Nuggets 117 / Final / Official Game Thread - corndeaux
[quote] But surely such an inept offensive unit has defensive upside right? [/quote] This is what blows my mind. Lots of guys that can stand and shoot, but not much else. And of course they don't play with the teams best creators, when that one skill becomes most valuable Starting the guards i...


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re: Over the past few years, LSU athletic programs have become quite...average. - corndeaux
[quote]he couldn't field a top 40 passing game, nor could he field a top 30 offense[/quote] False. [link=(http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/ncaaoff2013)]13th best offense of 2013[/link]...


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re: Pelicans 97 @ Nuggets 117 / Final / Official Game Thread - corndeaux
The defense is still infuriating. The players were poor across the board and it just wasn't their night, shite happens on road trips. But I'm still baffled by what they try to do. Anderson hard hedging is still dumb. They don't have the personnel to switch every screen, especially v a team like...


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re: Some amazing stats regarding Holiday - corndeaux
[quote]The funny thing is I'm pretty sure McNamara said early and often when the trade went down you shouldn't judge it based on Noel vs. Holiday and made the opportunity cost argument. [/quote] I agree with that. Yet if he's tweeting Noel's stat lines, he's adding fuel to a dumb fire. I will...


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re: Some amazing stats regarding Holiday - corndeaux
Sure, bud. PER 36 stats and % instead of per game is cherry picking. Payton can't shoot. Noels offense is a mess. They need time because they're rookies. Pelicans didn't want to wait on these guys. Holiday has been good. :rolleyes:...


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re: Some amazing stats regarding Holiday - corndeaux
Crowing about Holiday being better than 2 rookies is silly. That was the whole point of the trade- no gestation period. I would hope he outperforms them right now. And he has been good this year. Some context though: Noel is putting up 8/8 w/ 2 blocks, 2 steals, and 2 assists (3 TOs) PER 36. F...


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re: Can the Pelicans become a top defensive team? - corndeaux
Didn't think that all :lol: :usa:...


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re: Can the Pelicans become a top defensive team? - corndeaux
:lol: Was waiting for the gloating. I don't think i ever disagreed with your overall idea. Just your generalities on a very intricate subject....


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re: AD's just unreal (PER, ortg, drtg, vorp) - corndeaux
[quote]s of right now, your core 3 "untouchables" are Ryno, AD, and Asik. Jrue, Tyreke, and EG are all pieces that can be moved or let expire to improve a team by getting FA acquisitions or assets through trades. [/quote] I agree. I just don't think there's much of a market for any of the gua...


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re: AD's just unreal (PER, ortg, drtg, vorp) - corndeaux
[quote]But, the other option for the Pelicans rebuild wasn't magically having better, more "ready-to-win" players surrounding him[/quote] Obviously not. It's a longer term plan that includes more losing and more developing. Just to play devil's advocate here, it may also have created more fle...


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re: Can the Pelicans become a top defensive team? - corndeaux
[quote]I think it really depends on the position you defend, the type of defense run, and the players you have to defend[/quote] Absolutely. The article linked on the first page of this thread admits as much. Davis hard hedging 30 feet from the hoop means he doesn't have as many chances to defend...


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re: Can the Pelicans become a top defensive team? - corndeaux
whoops. forgot the link. [link=(http://nyloncalculus.com/2014/11/19/keep-you-feet-relative-value-of-blocked-shots/)]LINK[/link] will post above too...


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re: Monty wants AD taking 25 shots per game - corndeaux
Nylon Calculus has a write up with a chart measuring various usage stats [link=(http://nyloncalculus.com/2014/11/18/early-returns-true-usage-true-turnover-percentage/)]LINK[/link] [quote]True Usage: Percentage of possessions in which the player is “involved” in the offense either by shooting (...


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re: AD's just unreal (PER, ortg, drtg, vorp) - corndeaux
I don't disagree with what you're saying, but you could easily look at Thorpe's [quote]Pelicans execs should be burning the midnight oil trying to make upgrades in an effort to win now. I mean WIN IT ALL NOW. [/quote] as an indictment of what they have built around Davis. And it's not like th...


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