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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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re: Dominion is the suck. - brmark70816
I like it so far. It has a lot of nudity (backside) for a show on regular cable and lots of really hot women for an end of the world type of show. The lead guy is a bit of a whiner and Michael is kind of a prick. But I like religious themed shows that aren't really about religion.. It's strange, cau...


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re: Lebron wants a max contract this time around - brmark70816
If he was smart, that's what he would do. But they would rat him out in a second and he'd be vilified for it. That's another reason why all these guys shouldn't be conspiring together. I still don't know how that is legal or at least public knowledge.. ...


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re: Lebron wants a max contract this time around - brmark70816
As bad as this might sound, James should not only get a max contract, he shouldn't be able to take less than the max. Imagine if this went to arbitration (like in baseball), he would be locked into the highest figure possible. It is in the league and player's associations best interest that James ma...


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re: Is The Thin Red Line worth watching? - brmark70816
One of the worst movies I've ever seen in the theatre. It was so long and slow. Has some decent action in the middle, but almost no dialogue and a strange plot. There is no resolution or point, just a lot of scenery shot very beautifully. I think it's an acquired tastes or just one of those movies t...


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re: The Parent Trap (1998) - brmark70816
[quote]The main reason they split up was because of their careers being in different places. I agree that aplitting the kids was really really dumb.[/quote] It's pretty apparent that they are both super wealthy and split up cause they married too young or something. They just did it for selfish ...


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re: The Parent Trap (1998) - brmark70816
Yeah, they just decided to never see their children again. It's just horrible and they are pretty terrible people.. ...


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re: The Parent Trap (1998) - brmark70816
These movies always bothered me. How can you just give up a child and split twins? That just doesn't seem legal and is a horrible thing to do to the children. Then, they finally meet their child (that they voluntarily gave up) and it's back to normal an hour later. It's just weird.. ...


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re: Zach Lowe Article on Asik Trade - brmark70816
Your reading comprehension just sucks. I'm sorry.. [quote]You mean like the Reggie Evans guy you mention 2 sentences later [/quote] Yes, R. Evans led the league in rate in 12-13 http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/statistics/_/sort/reboundRate/year/2013 I don't know how someone who mi...


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re: Zach Lowe Article on Asik Trade - brmark70816
[quote]Raw numbers don't mean shite. Look at his rebound rates, he is a top 3 rebounder in the league. He is also a great defensive player. He is easily better than Okafor was as a Hornet.[/quote] No, he isn't. I don't know where you are pulling numbers from, but he wouldn't have qualified this pa...


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re: Chicago Bulls fans - brmark70816
So, they are going to amnesty Boozer? Is that a given now? ...


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