| Pelicans Talk|| re: Vinny Del Negro fired by Clippers - GeauxHornets on 5/21/13 at 3:26 pm|
[quote]Sterling never goes for a big name.[/quote]
Sterling has never had a star like CP3 or a team this good before.
That being said, I agree that he'll take the cheaper route. Also, Malone is white, which Sterling's racist self will clearly prefer....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Vinny Del Negro fired by Clippers - GeauxHornets on 5/21/13 at 3:02 pm|
As Clips search for new coach, Paul is known to be a proponent of Warriors assistant Michael Malone. They were together in New Orleans.[/quote]
That's who I think gets the job if they don't go for a big name. Paul likes him, and he deserves it....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Vinny Del Negro fired by Clippers - GeauxHornets on 5/21/13 at 1:58 pm|
[quote]If the Grizzlies don't give him a new contract, Lionel Hollins is probably who Paul would want the most.[/quote]
Don't rule out Mike Malone. Top current assistant on most teams' radars, and was an assistant here while CP3 was here. I'm hearing a lot of people suggesting Byron Scott, but I ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Vinny Del Negro fired by Clippers - GeauxHornets on 5/21/13 at 1:54 pm|
[quote]FWIW I've seen lots of rumors in the last week questioning CP3's knee holding up in the long term pushing him to stay in LA for that extra year only the Clippers can offer.[/quote]
A source within the Pelicans organization told me the same thing...
| Pelicans Talk|| Vinny Del Negro fired by Clippers - GeauxHornets on 5/21/13 at 1:47 pm|
The Clippers have fired Vinny Del Negro, source tells Y!...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Good read on Aminu from 247 - GeauxHornets on 3/29/13 at 10:04 pm|
Glad you guys enjoyed it. He may have been the Hornets' best player tonight, as sad as that may be....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Does Xavier have a future at the 3 spot? - GeauxHornets on 1/16/13 at 9:49 am|
It's pretty clear that, given his sub-par jumper, he doesn't have a chance at the 2. I do think that there's still a chance that he could carve out a role as a backup 3 with his skill set; he's athletic, strong, and can get to the rim. If he works on improving his defense (he could be a good defende...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Who is Vasquez's Biggest Competition for MIP? - GeauxHornets on 1/16/13 at 9:31 am|
As an FYI, [link=(https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtKgTUtftdrjdFVwcjNfUHdJbjFhZ182ZFFkWGx3WEE)]here's some analysis[/link] that I did when writing my [link=(http://www.hornets247.com/2013/01/03/2012-13-nba-most-improved-player-award-a-case-for-robin-lopez/)]Robin Lopez for MIP[/link] co...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Bledsoe and the Clippers - GeauxHornets on 12/18/12 at 12:28 pm|
On the subject - I threw this idea out there a little while ago:
[link=(https://twitter.com/hornets247/status/281095824128225281)]Hornets Clippers Raptors 3-teamer[/link]...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Standardizing Advanced Statistics - GeauxHornets on 11/11/12 at 1:37 pm|
[quote]How do y'all not realize I was fricking around? Jesus I thought this was a laid back kinda place. I'm not gonna blast a hornets supporter, I may mess with you for a second but were on the same team.
I don't post on here often, so I don't really know everyone's different posting st...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Standardizing Advanced Statistics - GeauxHornets on 11/11/12 at 10:18 am|
[quote]are you trying to say we're not sophisticated enough for you?[/quote]
How is that the conclusion you came to? If anything, wouldn't the opposite be true? Or else why would I post it? Regardless, my apologies if this post came off even remotely condescending. Clearly wasn't my intent....
| Pelicans Talk|| Standardizing Advanced Statistics - GeauxHornets on 11/11/12 at 9:58 am|
Don't usually pump my own posts on here, but we're really trying hard over on Hornets247 to push the adaptation of advanced stats as opposed to the other more traditional metrics. I created a chart which I posted yesterday morning which attempts to standardize advanced stat categories to help show w...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Season Ticket Holder Lounge - GeauxHornets on 10/16/12 at 1:08 pm|
103 here, with a little H247 press row thrown in every now and then. 15 days, fellas!...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Hypothetical trade question - GeauxHornets on 8/16/12 at 1:25 pm|
[quote]Those draft picks are different levels of trash.[/quote]
Couldn't agree more, but in their situation it's all about stock-piling assets for the future. First round picks are assets, no matter how you look at it....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Hypothetical trade question - GeauxHornets on 8/16/12 at 1:20 pm|
[quote]False. A 24 year old franchise center is a better asset than 2 top 5 picks.
Even if they were afraid Bynum walks after this year, all that means is that they bottom out a year later.
Bynum told Orlando he didn't want to play there. Orlando didn't think it was worth the gamble....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Hypothetical trade question - GeauxHornets on 8/16/12 at 10:55 am|
[quote]They could have done that with the Houston trade for all their rookies and gotten rid of Turkgolu in the process. I don't disagree with you on what they're probably trying to do, but they're not even sucking properly.[/quote]
I never said I agreed with the end result for Orlando; all I sai...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Hypothetical trade question - GeauxHornets on 8/16/12 at 10:36 am|
Apples and oranges, IMO. Orlando's motive in the trade wasn't to acquire as much talent as possible in return; if it was, they would have either taken Bynum in a much simpler trade or grabbed Iggy and removed Denver from the deal completely. They want to bottom out in the short term, because no sing...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: ESPN Insider: How Good Will Hornets and Wolves Be? - GeauxHornets on 8/10/12 at 10:47 am|
Very good read. The Hornets' analysis looks to be pretty much in line with my projection on H247 last Friday; in the 2009-10 season, the Hornets had 37 wins and were 11th in the conference (though the WC is deeper now than it was then).
I'm also happy to see how strong of a season he predicts Mi...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: By The Numbers: Hornets will be 11th in the Western Conference - GeauxHornets on 8/9/12 at 5:00 pm|
[quote]IMHO, it's 82-0 or bust this year.[/quote]
You may be busted by November 1st, unfortunately!...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Really great write up analyzing the trade - GeauxHornets on 8/9/12 at 4:59 pm|
[quote]Young Ginsberg strikes again! I used to play in a hoops league with this cat at the New Orleans JCC.[/quote]
Not some of my best basketball days there! hah.
[quote]I was just curious if you were Mason. I used to work with his brother.[/quote]
| Pelicans Talk|| re: By The Numbers: Hornets will be 11th in the Western Conference - GeauxHornets on 8/3/12 at 9:20 pm|
Reply to Jester:
[quote]1. the analysis assumes that PER is indicative of team performance... [/quote]
I have updated my post since this morning to show the correlation from last season between PER and team performance. You can find it in the "Effectiveness of Method" section.
| Pelicans Talk|| re: By The Numbers: Hornets will be 11th in the Western Conference - GeauxHornets on 8/3/12 at 8:36 pm|
Happy to see that my column from this morning is inspiring some discussion among other avid Hornets fans. Clearly, my work relies on some assumptions, but two months before the season, there isn't that much to go off of, so I simply utilized the tools that I had available to me. I always appreciate ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Hornets Acquire Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick - GeauxHornets on 7/24/12 at 2:58 pm|
[quote]What will we do for backup 2 if Henry is gone. I think we want Rivers at the 1 more this season. He will play some 2 but i dont want tht to be where he has to go. Any backup 2's we can pickup on the cheap?[/quote]
I was thinking about this earlier this morning as well. I think my top choic...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Darko like to be Amnestied - GeauxHornets on 7/12/12 at 10:29 am|
I think he'd be perfect for the Hornets. Here's why:
From Hollinger's eval: While there are few rational explanations for Minnesota's offensive reliance on Milicic, he is genuinely useful at the defensive end. He was third among centers in blocks per minute and graded strongly in Synergy's stats,...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Good Article Analyzing Ryan Anderson's Potential - GeauxHornets on 7/12/12 at 8:42 am|
Thanks for posting this! It was a fun piece to write.
[quote]RA will be awesome,but do you guys really think he can play the 3 or should we stick with aminu?[/quote]
Anderson's doesn't have the lateral quickness or athleticism to guard most wing players, and he's not great at putting the ball ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Breaking News:Ariza and Okafor traded for Rashard Lewis and #46 pick - GeauxHornets on 6/20/12 at 4:59 pm|
Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of this trade. Just trying to explain the rationale for not giving it an "A" rating....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Breaking News:Ariza and Okafor traded for Rashard Lewis and #46 pick - GeauxHornets on 6/20/12 at 4:56 pm|
[quote]Exactly. It's not like Michael McNamara is more knowledgeable about NBA cap machinations than Dell Demps, who studied under the Spurs for a handful of years.[/quote]
it that wasn't my intent to imply that. I wonder if Benson possibly just didn't want to fork out the cash it would have take...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Breaking News:Ariza and Okafor traded for Rashard Lewis and #46 pick - GeauxHornets on 6/20/12 at 4:52 pm|
[quote]like they have been trying to do for awhile now?[/quote]
Where's your proof? We heard Okafor rumors, but never really Ariza. I find it hard to believe that zero out of the other 29 NBA teams would have taken Ariza for a 2nd round pick. I mean, for goodness sake, look at the trade the Wizar...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Breaking News:Ariza and Okafor traded for Rashard Lewis and #46 pick - GeauxHornets on 6/20/12 at 4:29 pm|
[quote]@hornets247 For those of you asking for trade for trade grades: Hornets get a C, Wizards get an F. Both teams would have been better off using amnesty[/quote]
FWIW - McNamara only gave the Hornets a C because it wasn't the best option available. Hypothetically speaking, the Hornets could h...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Bernucca is at it again - another Hornets jab - GeauxHornets on 6/1/12 at 2:35 pm|
[link=(http://www.hornets247.com/blog/2012/05/31/on-tanking-did-the-hornets-do-it-did-the-76ers-prove-that-teams-shouldnt/)]Hornets247 2, SheridanHoops 0.[/link]