| Pelicans Talk|| re: Eric Gordon's expectations - brmark70816 on 10/23/14 at 10:16 am|
[quote]Having healthy legs this offseason seems to have allowed him to get his conditioning back in order. He looks a lot less doughy this year. [/quote]
There is no doubt. Over the past few years, his physique has changed quite a bit. His first couple of seasons, he was very stocky and powerfu...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Eric Gordon's expectations - brmark70816 on 10/23/14 at 10:06 am|
I think Gordon is trying to reinvent himself as a player. He was an explosive athlete with LB type size and was really physical. The injuries have cost him a step and he got a bit doughy (happens to us all as we get older). It takes time to re-engineer a player. I'm sure he'll still get numbers, but...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - brmark70816 on 10/22/14 at 5:51 pm|
[quote]Does anyone think they could try Babbitt/Anderson frontcourt in select spots v 2nd units? Obviously very small, very weak on the glass, and very white, but v the right opponent, it could be a fun change of pace unit [/quote]
I think we would have to be way behind or way ahead before they ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Grantland League Pass Rankings: Pelicans ranked 12th - brmark70816 on 10/22/14 at 3:00 pm|
[quote]Asik is easily the best move Demps has made since signing Anderson. Would have loved to have done this deal last year when it was clear they were shopping him.[/quote]
What would that have cost last year? From everything I read, Houston was desperate to dump Lin and Asik. It's just strange...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 2014-2015 GM poll highlights - brmark70816 on 10/22/14 at 2:56 pm|
[quote]It would have to be a 3rd team moving a SF/Wing to us, because we wouldn't be looking to add Hibbert or West.[/quote]
For sure or maybe just to finally free us of Gordon. The Pacers really have nothing to offer us (maybe a pick?). But it'd be nice to free some room for next summer.. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 2014-2015 GM poll highlights - brmark70816 on 10/22/14 at 2:40 pm|
[quote]Who is the best center in the NBA?
1. Dwight Howard, Houston -- 42.9% [/quote]
Where was this poll a week ago? Would you have saved me a serious butt kicking I got on here..
[quote]What was the most underrated player acquisition? [/quote]
I'm surprised the Stephenson deal wasn't i...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Grantland League Pass Rankings: Pelicans ranked 12th - brmark70816 on 10/22/14 at 2:28 pm|
[quote]Sorry about that Posters here like to claim that I'm trolling but I'm always willing to back up with say I here with a little money. It's easy to talk shite and run off at the mouth when there's no money involved once it's time to put up or shut up most will back down.
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Grantland League Pass Rankings: Pelicans ranked 12th - brmark70816 on 10/22/14 at 2:13 pm|
[quote]If any of you guys wanna play 1 on 1 for money I'm in. [/quote]
This is in really bad taste and a bit of a dick move. Trolling guys that are obviously biased and trying to dare them into bets just isn't cool. Of course they are going to defend their team and a few might even put up money ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: New Orleans voted NO against Draft Reform - brmark70816 on 10/22/14 at 11:00 am|
Makes sense. I don't see why they would change it anyway. I kind of wish they would just go to a straight system, like the NFL. I don't really care about tanking (fans will penalize those teams enough) and the lottery system is already shady. Just invites more conspiracy talk.. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Who gets cut? - brmark70816 on 10/22/14 at 10:57 am|
I think he would have been worth a try at the start of camp. But it'd be hard for him to come in now and take a spot from somebody. Maybe if someone with a little more name or reputation came available, I'd hope they'd take a shot on them. Definitely someone to keep an eye on if we have some injurie...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: New Orleans voted NO against Draft Reform - brmark70816 on 10/22/14 at 10:31 am|
Wow. That vote sort of turned around in the past week. They were saying only Philly and NO would vote against it. Not sure why all of those other teams joined in. Philly must have really lobbied hard for it. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - brmark70816 on 10/21/14 at 9:04 pm|
[quote]Watch the team before you post stupid shite and sound dumb [/quote]
Wow, made that pretty personal. I won't sink that that level. But let's have some fun with this.
[quote]1.Were set on guards dude, holiday, Evans, Gordon, jimmer, Russ, and Austin can all play point and can all score[/q...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - brmark70816 on 10/21/14 at 7:48 pm|
[quote]Ao you are saying the 3-4th guy off the bench isn't a world beater? [/quote]
Our bench is a huge concern. We only have one solid player on it (Anderson) and he might start depending on the match-up. They can stagger minutes, but we are still missing some key contributors..
1. Back-up ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Who gets cut? - brmark70816 on 10/21/14 at 7:32 pm|
I would hope they would grab Budinger in a hurry. I'm sure they would keep Evans as the starter though. Out of Babbit and Miller, I'm guessing I'd pick Miller. He seems a better fit at SF and he defends the position better.
But if they could move Withey, I'd be all for that. I really don't see Y...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Who gets cut? - brmark70816 on 10/21/14 at 6:12 pm|
[quote]The main problem being the ones they'd probably give away make too much money.[/quote]
You know I'm looking at their depth chart on ESPN right now (http://espn.go.com/nba/team/depth/_/name/min/minnesota-timberwolves) and they are going to have to cut a couple of these guys to get to 15. Th...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - brmark70816 on 10/21/14 at 12:34 am|
[quote]Love the guy but no [/quote]
I don't know. I think it depends on the team and the system/situation they have. I like that Smith can play the 4 or 5 and he is a good effort guy. Ajinca is a pure Center and a bit of a stiff, but he trys hard too. Neither is really great. But I think Smith's ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - brmark70816 on 10/20/14 at 11:15 pm|
Smith is in the same situation in NY as if he would have stayed here. He is the 4th or 5th big on the team. Same as Withey and Young. It is tough to make an impact from that spot. He is a hot/cold shooter, but I don't need to defend him. He was a solid guy here and I'm sorry to see him go.. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Soooo....our bench looks pretty terrible - brmark70816 on 10/20/14 at 11:01 pm|
[quote]Jason Smith put up 0 points on 0-5 shooting and pulled down an impressive 2 rebounds in 11 minutes tonight. [/quote]
Young and Withey combined to go 0-1 with 0 points, no rebounds and 3 TOs in 17 minutes tonight.. box scores are fun.. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Most moving movie song? - brmark70816 on 10/19/14 at 7:31 pm|
No Rocky? ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Who do you guys hate more, the Falcons or the Rockets? - brmark70816 on 10/18/14 at 3:37 pm|
I have always despised the Cowboys and Mavs. Although I did root for the Mavs when they played the Heat. I don't think the Pelicans really have a rival. I would guess it would be the Grizzles, if anybody. ...