| Pelicans Talk|| re: Omer Asik - LSUhornet17 on 12/22/14 at 9:14 am|
[quote]Cunningham's rebounding numbers as a Pel are low for his career averages (5.4 per 36 vs. 7.1 career per 36).[/quote]
Some of this probably has to do with him spending a lot of his career as a small-ball PF. Totally okay with this trade off as long as he keeps canning that jumper....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Omer Asik - LSUhornet17 on 12/22/14 at 9:12 am|
A good way to tell if people have a clue about basketball is to hear their opinion of Asik. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: West Standings (Updated: 12/16) - Who Stays? Who Goes? - LSUhornet17 on 12/16/14 at 4:08 pm|
Kaman has been very successful as the focal point on offense of their 2nd unit, but him replacing Lopez is a totally different role. Lopez is a much better defender (on a team with few good ones). Him being out will certainly hurt them. Doubt it will do enough to knock them all the way out of the to...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: What's the reasoning for the boards hate with Avery? - LSUhornet17 on 12/16/14 at 3:53 pm|
He took a 67 win team (#1 overall seed) and lost to the 8th seeded Warriors. That had never happened before (in a 7 game series) and has not happened since. Avery made some moves that clearly hurt his team (started Erick Dampier and Diop[!!!] against small ball Warriors) The next year, they still wo...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Having no viable SF on the entire roster - LSUhornet17 on 11/11/14 at 1:17 pm|
I thought Tyreke looked pretty good on Lebron. If it weren't for a few calls that he would have gotten if it was anyone but Lebron James, the numbers would have looked better.
The real issue was that we switched on every pick. Every time. Doesn't matter if we had Kawhi or Paul George guarding him...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: If Monty doesn't make it through the season, do we take look at Mark Jackson? - LSUhornet17 on 11/10/14 at 10:33 am|
As much as I want him off of ESPN broadcasts, no. Teams don't fire coaches with winning records for no reason. He's terrible....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Would you guys like Jarell Martin? - LSUhornet17 on 10/9/14 at 9:49 am|
FWIW he is listed in the first round in both ESPN and Draft Express mock drafts. If he shows any improvement at all, he's gone. Draft Express is as good as it gets....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 2014 Offseason Report: New Orleans Pelicans - B - LSUhornet17 on 8/26/14 at 1:33 pm|
[quote]wanna know how i know he didn't watch a second of pelicans basketball last year? [/quote]
I can assure you Matt Moore watched quite a bit of Pelicans basketball last year. He does his homework and I guarantee you he can back up every one of those statements with statistics. The quote about...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Pelicans Wishlist: Luol Deng - LSUhornet17 on 5/28/14 at 6:37 pm|
I think he turned down something like 3 yrs / 30mil from Chicago. We certainly can't give him more than that, and I don't see a reason he'd take less to play here. Even if we had the type of money he's looking for, would you really want to pay a guy who can't shoot 9-10mil a year when he is 32 or 33...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Why is Wesley not doing color with Joel on TNT? - LSUhornet17 on 4/24/14 at 8:47 am|
Meyers/CWebb have been the best announcing team in the playoffs. I bet Joel is ecstatic to not have to carry David Wesley on his back for a whole broadcast. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Jimmy Smith (Times Pic) bringing the heat on Demps - LSUhornet17 on 4/14/14 at 2:30 pm|
Some of you might enjoy. I couldn't resist commenting on that piece of garbage post:
Jimmy Smith is apparently a professional NBA beat writer who does not know that NBA contracts are guaranteed. Great job here. Avery Johnson last coached a competitive team when his #1 seeded Mavs lost to the #8 ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: AD and Monty - LSUhornet17 on 3/17/14 at 11:56 am|
This is the only thing I can think of that gives me pause with getting rid of Monty. Not sure if it's enough to keep in around, given his weaknesses, but the team (minus Tyreke maybe?) seem to buy in on him. Firing Monty and not hitting a home run on his replacement would be disastrous. It's really ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Earl Clark Waived - LSUhornet17 on 2/21/14 at 8:36 am|
I believe we can sign someone into the Disabled Player Exception we got for Ryan being out for the season, up to half of Ryan's salary. So, we have about $4 million (and a roster spot) to work with if we want to sign someone for the rest of the year. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Pelicans called a Presser for Thursday - LSUhornet17 on 2/5/14 at 9:49 am|
Yeah Fletch follows me on twitter. I'm pretty sure I am "reports." He's such an embarrassment....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: New Orleans Arena soon to be Smoothie King Center? - LSUhornet17 on 1/31/14 at 5:36 pm|
[quote]That doesn't mean it's right, but is solid enough to let people know about it[/quote]
On the money. Solid source. No reason to make it up. Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated. I may throw this up on The Bird Writes, but I knew there'd be more interested parties here. The fact that ...
| Pelicans Talk|| New Orleans Arena soon to be Smoothie King Center? - LSUhornet17 on 1/31/14 at 3:31 pm|
So I have a source saying the naming rights deal is basically done and Smoothie King is the buyer. How do y'all feel about the Smoothie King Center? I don't hate it. Better than magic bracelets. Won't be announced until close to All-Star weekend. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: NBA coaches make their money in the last 5 mins of games. - LSUhornet17 on 1/16/14 at 1:28 pm|
Winning or losing close games over a meaningful sample size basically amounts to luck. Rick Adelman is highly regarded around the league and the Wolves have an awful record in close games this year.
If this is a result of last night's game, he got Miller (a good 3P shooter) an open look from 3 to...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Al Jefferson - LSUhornet17 on 1/3/14 at 3:31 pm|
Jefferson may be the worst defensive center in the league, and a good scorer. This team has a good offense and a terrible defense. Big Al makes absolutely zero sense on this team....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Open 3's - LSUhornet17 on 12/19/13 at 11:30 am|
[quote] CP3's last season the team was 10th in Defensive rating, 3rd in Defensive Rebounding Percent and 6th in Turnover Percent[/quote]
Good point. This often gets overlooked ("Anybody can win with CP"), but it is important. Monty had a barely NBA-worthy roster the last two seasons. He no longer...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: this f****** C position - AD and ryno aren't a good fit - LSUhornet17 on 12/19/13 at 11:13 am|
Greg Monroe would totally shore up the defensive problems on this team. I mean his current frontcourt tandem just held perennial MVP candidate Jason Smith to 22 points and 16 boards.
Easy to overreact after one game. Deandre Jordan is terrible, and was allowed to mug our guys in the paint all gam...