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re: AD has been working on his ball handling - brmark70816
[quote]And yes I calculated this is without gordon.[/quote] Where would Gordon go? Do you think he won't pick up his option? I just don't see any way he's not on the team the next two seasons (or at least his salary). [quote]I was thinking more like mid teens and a decent SF. He is a better p...


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re: AD has been working on his ball handling - brmark70816
Yeah, my fault, I meant 8 figures. I don't know what I was thinking there.. I'm not bashing our players. I'm only talking about how they mix together. According to Hoopshype (http://hoopshype.com/salaries.htm), we will have the 6th highest salary this coming season (although they show Asik as li...


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re: How is the Strain book series? - brmark70816
I just read the first book and it was ok. Nothing too great. I haven't started the 2nd book and not sure that I will. I think I'll just watch the tv series instead.. ...


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re: AD has been working on his ball handling - brmark70816
[quote]That's fair. It's just hard to find 2-3 great players and if you go that route, those 2-3 guys need to be very, very, very good. I do think there is something to the idea of asking good players to do less than usual and planning on an increase in efficiency. But I don't think you're wrong to ...


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re: Michael Beasley Should We? - brmark70816
If he swaps teams, that will be 4 different teams in 4 years for Beasley. Just not a good sign for someone so young and talented. Besides, he is a SF/PF tweener, like Babbit and Anderson. He wouldn't really give us anything those guys don't already. Something odd is why haven't the Thunder signe...


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re: The Raid 2 - brmark70816
[quote]there is supposed to be a third [/quote] Unfortunately they are going to make an American version of the 1st movie. Kind of like the "Brick Mansions" movie and D13. I don't see the need. Btw, the Raid 2 is just epic. Maybe the greatest action movie made in the last 20 years. I left out...


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re: AD has been working on his ball handling - brmark70816
[quote]Why does it matter if some guys see their numbers go down yet the team is winning? Isn't that part of the point of building a roster with 6 guys with good to great talent? [/quote] That would be a great point, if the team was actually winning. I don't believe you build a great or winning ...


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re: AD has been working on his ball handling - brmark70816
[quote]Why do you think he's a future center? If he's a duncan type that plays it every now and then then sure but not full time. [/quote] I just thought that was common knowledge and agreed upon. He is almost 7 foot and a premier shot blocker. He was compared to T. Chandler and M. Camby, who b...


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re: AD has been working on his ball handling - brmark70816
[quote]Why should you be? He'll still get his minutes/shots just fine. He's working on his outside shot and now his ball handling. Any decrease(if any) will be offset by increased assists and the threat of an outside shot. [/quote] This would just be horrible. Davis is a future Center, the first...


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re: AD has been working on his ball handling - brmark70816
[quote]AD is arguably the #2 PF in the league behind Love right now. Love is in his prime and AD is still prob 5 yrs away from entering his prime. [/quote] What about Griffin or Aldridge? They are both young and in their primes as well.. I don't guess anybody is worried about how Davis will ...


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re: Bye Aminu - brmark70816
[quote]If Chandler is healhty and Dirk doesn't drop off a cliff they are a sleeper Finals contender. With Carlisle, they might not even be much of a sleeper. Could see them being 3rd behind OKC and SAS.[/quote] It's really tough for the Pelicans. There are 4 for sure playoff teams in their divisi...


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re: Bye Aminu - brmark70816
[quote]Will be interesting to see how he does with Carlisle. He's arguably the 2nd best coach in the league and very good at getting the most from the skills his players bring to the table. Dallas, again, will be very good next year[/quote] Dallas really did have a solid offseason. Got way better...


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re: What's with all these comic book movies? - brmark70816
[quote]It's not the 94% Dark Knight got Batman>Iron Man[/quote] Iron Man got a 93...


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re: What's with all these comic book movies? - brmark70816
[quote]The Batman Movies aren't forced upon their audience[/quote] The last Batman movie just sucked. It was awful and the plot made no sense. The last Superman movie was horrible and boring. Green Lantern might have been the worst movie ever made. Jonah Hex was unwatchable. I'm guessing the Just...


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re: Nerlens Noel was never going to be a Pelican - brmark70816
[quote]I doubt they put up the same numbers together.[/quote] Me too. Their numbers would be even better.. We would have had a top 5 Center, a top 3 PF, the best stretch 4 in the league and a solid back-up Center. What other team could have matched that?...


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re: Nerlens Noel was never going to be a Pelican - brmark70816
[quote]with a couple depth guys at minimum contracts... where is that team going? literally all of those starters except Davis and MAYBE Lopez are backups on a championship team. people complain about the fact that they don't think Tyreke Evans or Jrue Holiday can be the #2 guy on a championship squ...


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re: Nerlens Noel was never going to be a Pelican - brmark70816
Why doesn't anyone ever mention McClemore? We signed Evans right after the draft. So if we draft McClemore, we don't sign Evans and we don't have money dedicated to Holiday. We could have signed Jefferson and Ellis or Jennings (plus kept Lopez and Vasquez). We'd have the money to go after a good SF ...


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re: Well, REALGM gives us a grade of D on the Asik trade - brmark70816
I just don't understand your perspective. I agree they asked for too much, but I never heard any of the counter offers. Mainly cause I didn't think there was that many teams going after him. The money had to matter. If like you said, he is a 10M a year player that only counts 8M, then he is a great ...


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re: Well, REALGM gives us a grade of D on the Asik trade - brmark70816
[quote]during the year, houston was asking WAY too much and then morey fricked himself by installing that red line he was dealt very quickly in terms of the FA season/the draft[/quote] He was on the market as soon as Howard signed a year ago. They dangled him the whole time. Teams were scared off...


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re: Well, REALGM gives us a grade of D on the Asik trade - brmark70816
[quote]he's an $8-10M/year player, and that's what his cap hit is (and that's all that matters)[/quote] Why wasn't he traded earlier then? ...


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re: Well, REALGM gives us a grade of D on the Asik trade - brmark70816
[quote]You really think that other teams didn't want Asik just because of those extra 8 mil ?? [/quote] Yes, it is a lot of money. He also got hurt and quit on his team. I'm sure that turned some other teams off. I thought we would actually get a 1st round pick for taking Asik at this point. Hous...


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re: Well, REALGM gives us a grade of D on the Asik trade - brmark70816
[quote]Why the frick should we care what Benson pays Asik off the cap? [/quote] There is a group of guys on here that keep asking this. They keep brushing off the 15M a year deal and saying its only really a little over 8M. But it matters. Everybody in the league knows how much he gets pa...


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re: Official Pelicans Free Agency Thread(Updated with transactions) - brmark70816
There was some talk that Bledsoe is going to be a huge free agent target by a lot of teams (after the Lebron mess is over) and Phx might not match a max offer. Thomas might fit in after that. Although Phx did just draft a pretty good PG.. ...


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re: Jeff Withey up 17 lbs to 240 - brmark70816
Don't we have to cut him or trade him away to fit Asik?...


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re: Defending the Holiday Trade - brmark70816
You know what's going to be strange next season? A. Davis is going to be the best player on the team, an all star and probably up for numerous post season awards (DPOY, all NBA, etc.).. but he is going to be the 6th highest paid guy on a team that is hoping to be the 7th or 8th seed in the West. I j...


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re: Why is this organization digging themselves in such a deep hole? - brmark70816
[quote]So, we're just going to ignore that you are allowed to play defense in the NBA?[/quote] I'm not good at arguing metrics and such, but here is an article from a guy suggesting that R. Lopez to be named to the all NBA defensive team.. http://hoopshabit.com/2014/04/20/nba-making-robin-lopezs-...


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re: Why is this organization digging themselves in such a deep hole? - brmark70816
[quote]First question, what alternatives were out there? Not just for Asik, but for some of the others you don't like.[/quote] I'm not being flippant about the situation, but about how we got there. I was all for this deal before last season, when the money would have benefited us (cheapish one ...


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re: Why is this organization digging themselves in such a deep hole? - brmark70816
[quote]Injury prone? Only EG is that[/quote] What do you consider to be injury prone? Evans has missed at least 10 games every season he has been in the league. Davis has missed ever more than that. Holiday has only played one full season in five and just missed almost 50 games. Anderson has onl...


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re: Why is this organization digging themselves in such a deep hole? - brmark70816
[quote]That was due to injury more than anything else.[/quote] That's what happens when you get soft, injury prone players that have nice contracts with nothing to play for. Like how we are celebrating picking up career back-up Center that is going to make 15M this coming season. Who by the w...


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re: Why is this organization digging themselves in such a deep hole? - brmark70816
[quote]Also I prefer people and teams that say I want to get better today. Not let's see how bad I can really be so that in 3 years I will be a little bit better. [/quote] What have we won the last 3 years? Everybody keeps banging on the Sixers for not winning for 3 seasons, when we haven't won c...


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