| Pelicans Talk|| re: NBA trade block - brmark70816 on 12/6/13 at 11:58 pm|
People on here hate Granger and won't listen to any idea where we dump Gordon to get rid of his contract. A straight up swap for Gordon and Granger would be great. This team needs some veteran leadership and we'd have bird rights on Granger going into next season. I don't think the Pacers are going ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: New Prediction thread for the next month - brmark70816 on 12/6/13 at 11:46 pm|
I doubt they would have gone with Jennings. I'd have preferred going with Vasquez, while grooming Rivers as the PG of the future. The same deal with McLemore learning under Gordon for a year, before flipping Gordon for something more. We would have had enough cap room to sign better players at SF an...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: New Prediction thread for the next month - brmark70816 on 12/6/13 at 11:35 pm|
How would we have got MCW and Noel? We could have only drafted one and I'm thinking they would have gone with McLemore if they kept the pick. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: New Prediction thread for the next month - brmark70816 on 12/6/13 at 11:15 pm|
[quote]Personally, I think the pels will be lucky to go 4 and 10 [/quote]
It's just a monster streak coming up. I'm hoping for 5 and 9. That would put them at 14-19 with 49 games left. They would need to 31-18 the rest of the season to even sniff the playoffs, which isn't impossible. I'd like t...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Greg Anthony is an idiot - brmark70816 on 12/1/13 at 1:49 pm|
[quote]Duncan doesn't belong in the top five if we're going off of this season. The other 4 (Aldridge, Love, Griffin, Nowitzki) are all top 5, though I wouldn't have them in the order that he does. Davis is definitely top 5.[/quote]
Yeah, I think he is at least top 5. But he might be more of a ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Ryan Anderson as the efficiency difference maker - brmark70816 on 12/1/13 at 12:42 pm|
I don't want to come off like I'm anti-Anderson, which is why I didn't say anything on this thread yet. But if your point is that the team is better with Anderson playing.. they yeah, I would hope so. You take the 3rd or 4th best player off any team, then I think they would suffer and the other play...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Greg Anthony is an idiot - brmark70816 on 12/1/13 at 12:35 pm|
[quote]Blake griffin has very few basketball skills but he's top 2 or 3 athlete in the league.[/quote]
Sometimes that's all you need. Shaq was a horrible basketball player, but he was a physical monster. Once he learned to harness those gifts, he was unstoppable. Griffin is already a top 10-20 pl...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Greg Anthony is an idiot - brmark70816 on 12/1/13 at 5:39 am|
[quote]but Griffin is a crock of shite. Guy can do nothing but dunk. In 4 years he's added nothing of substance to his arsenal.[/quote]
This is just crazy. Griffin is the 2nd best player on one of the top 5 teams in the league. He is a double/double player that puts up big numbers every night. I l...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Walking Dead Official Comics and Speculation Thread ***Spoilers*** - brmark70816 on 11/30/13 at 4:16 am|
[quote]Just finished reading #117. I like the way they pinned them in with walkers but I am really ready to move away from Negan.[/quote]
I've read all the comics and I kind of wish there was more of a prequel or a story of when the outbreak happened. I think those would be more interesting than ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Florida State Center/Basketball player - brmark70816 on 11/29/13 at 10:05 pm|
[quote]LSU got a biggin coming in next year [/quote]
I wonder how big he will really end up being. It seems that Ojo guy was 7'3, 300+ when he came to Florida St. They say he put on weight and he is now listed at 7'1, 292. Guys always seem to be listed bigger before they get to campus.. ...
| More Sports Board|| Florida State Center/Basketball player - brmark70816 on 11/29/13 at 8:06 pm|
Just watching the Florida State/Florida game and this guy Ojo is massive. A true 7 ft, 300 lb center. He's not that great, but hasn't been basketball very long. Just weird to see a real Center anymore..
I updated to avoid the confusion.. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 6th man - brmark70816 on 11/25/13 at 11:33 am|
[quote]You don't think that he'll opt in for his $15m? I would think that would almost be a guarantee[/quote]
There is no chance he opts out of that contract. I think the only player that kind of did that was Richard Jefferson (took less money but more years in a new deal). Didn't really help him...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 6th man - brmark70816 on 11/25/13 at 10:10 am|
[quote]I don't think you fully understand the NBA.. Acquiring talent, regardless of position, is paramount[/quote]
To an extent, you are right. But not totally. You don't overload at a position and you shouldn't overpay for it. The goal is to acquire cheap assets and then sell them high. That w...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 6th man - brmark70816 on 11/24/13 at 7:23 pm|
[quote]The only way I'd expect Reke to ever start for the Pelicans in the near future is if EG goes down or we trade him away. That was the situation when we signed him and it's still the situation now. Everyone knew he'd be coming off the bench. Even him. [/quote]
I really just can't believe tha...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 6th man - brmark70816 on 11/24/13 at 10:45 am|
[quote]I don't think JR Smith is the best bench player in the league, either. Ryno>jr[/quote]
Maybe he is, but Smith was the 6th man of the year last year. So, I mean he was, by title, the best bench player in the league. I think Smith will probably start more this year. But he still only got a ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: A 10-3 season is a rebuilding year these days at LSU - brmark70816 on 11/24/13 at 5:29 am|
[quote]If we were 11-2 right now I'd be content[/quote]
Umm.. we have only played 11 games so far.. Ole Miss was bad. But those kind of games happen every couple of years. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: I'm off for a week...need a new comedy show (maybe drama) - brmark70816 on 11/24/13 at 4:13 am|
[quote]Trailer Park Boys[/quote]
It's an awesome show. If you really like Canadian shows, try "Corner Gas". I binged watched the whole series in a month or so. They have the full episode on Youtube.. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 6th man - brmark70816 on 11/24/13 at 3:09 am|
To be fair that article came out months after the trade. I'm sure Evans would have agreed to anything to get the biggest contract. But I'm sure the team had a bigger role in mind for him and that would have to include starting.
If the best bench player in the league (JR Smith) is only getting 5-...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 6th man - brmark70816 on 11/24/13 at 1:08 am|
[quote]Tyreke came here knowing he was going to be our 6th man, and spark plug off the bench[/quote]
Do you really believe this? Evans came here because we offered him the most money. No GM offers a "6th" man 10M+ a year. That's a top 50 player contract. Maybe that's the role he has been placed i...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 6th man - brmark70816 on 11/23/13 at 7:10 pm|
[quote]If Tyreke is getting twice as many minutes as Aminu , does it matter who starts? Tyreke is in the game when it matters.[/quote]
Yeah, I think it matters, to the players at least. If it didn't matter, then why do all the good players in the NBA start? Why don't more teams bring their 2nd or...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 6th man - brmark70816 on 11/23/13 at 9:15 am|
I. Thomas from the Kings has been having a huge year, but I don't know if he'll keep it up..
Evans should be starting at SF. He is so much better than Aminu that it's sad. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: S.O.A Season 6 Episode 11: Aon Rud Persanta - brmark70816 on 11/22/13 at 9:27 am|
Something I just thought about. Does Jax get 5 million dollars for killing Clay? He had two witnesses who saw him do it that can tell Pope's people or does he leverage that for more favors?...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Jrue Holiday trade - brmark70816 on 11/22/13 at 2:13 am|
[quote]you listed Paul twice... [/quote]
Yeah, I meant Parker..
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Anyone here fool around with ESPN's trade machine? - brmark70816 on 11/22/13 at 12:19 am|
For what it's worth, that is just an awesome trade and I'd kill for that to happen. Getting Thompson, Barnes and Parsons would be epic. Throw in Bogut and we are a top 4 seed, this year. Would never happen, but I admire the effort. ...
| Political Talk|| re: You live in an apartment in Ca., no smoking for you!! - brmark70816 on 11/21/13 at 11:48 pm|
[quote]You may think of moving and finding a smoke free property to live. [/quote]
It's not that big of a deal. I like living where I live. Just a minor nuisance. I don't know if they have smoke free complexes around BR. I've never looked. I'm about to buy a house though, so doesn't really matt...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Jrue Holiday trade - brmark70816 on 11/21/13 at 11:07 pm|
[quote]Plenty of people would call him an All-Star by default. [/quote]
He kind of was. Rose, Wall and Rondo were out injured. D. Williams just wasn't that great anymore. So Irving and Holiday made the team, cause they were the next best PGs. It's funny when guys say it on here, cause there is li...
| Political Talk|| re: You live in an apartment in Ca., no smoking for you!! - brmark70816 on 11/21/13 at 10:26 pm|
I wish they would do something similar here. My downstairs neighbor smokes in the stairwell and the smoke sometimes drifts up to my apartment. They also smoke weed (or something like it) occasionally and my closet has a bit of an odor. I'm not a rat, but it'd be nice if they didn't do it.. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: AMC ordered a pilot for the Preacher comic book series - brmark70816 on 11/21/13 at 9:16 pm|
[quote]To piggyback on boxcarbarney's response, if you only read the first volume of the collected edition of Preacher, then you only read the first two storylines. While I like the first one very much, the second story, with Cassidy's friend "Sy" which takes place in NYC, this is probably the weak...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: AMC ordered a pilot for the Preacher comic book series - brmark70816 on 11/21/13 at 3:52 pm|
I read the first book, but haven't gotten any further into the series. Maybe it gets a lot better. Is there any word on if they are going to do "the Boys"? I just read the whole series and I think it would make a great mini-series, especially on a network like Showtime (nudity and violence). ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Jrue Holiday trade - brmark70816 on 11/21/13 at 12:32 pm|
I didn't like the trade at first, but it kind of grew on me over time. I still think Davis and Holiday are a nice foundation to build on. They just need to develop a little more chemistry and Holiday needs to be more careful with the ball (something that comes with age fortunately). I wish we would ...