| Pelicans Talk|| re: Greivis Vasquez Appreciation Thread - morsatun on 7/4/13 at 6:33 pm|
I will miss them both, but I really think they have a bright future in their respective teams. We always said that Vasquez could be either a starting point guard in a mediocre team, or a good 6 men in a play off team. Economically, I think this will be good for his carrier. If Sacramento uses the re...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: What is Vasquez' value? - morsatun on 6/26/13 at 9:19 pm|
[quote]You really think the team is set to win with Vasquez starting?[/quote]
What team? this question does not make any sense until we now how the team will look next season. We have already said many times here that if we can win with Vasquez or not depends on who else is in the team when that ha...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: How to maximize Vasquez’s trade value. - morsatun on 6/21/13 at 7:36 pm|
If they were to pull that off, Dell should then run for US President with Monty as hist VP...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: How to maximize Vasquez’s trade value. - morsatun on 6/21/13 at 6:25 pm|
It will be fine, what we do with Vasquez (even though I started this Thread) will not have that big an impact in our season. We just have to get 2 and a half good improvements and we will be fine...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: How to maximize Vasquez’s trade value. - morsatun on 6/20/13 at 10:35 pm|
[quote]Drafting Burke does not mean you need to move Gravy[/quote]
I agree that we would not NEED to move Vasquez, but even though having 4 guards is ideal, it may be that we have other needs in the team that could be worth addressing by sacrificing one of the 4 guards. Haven said that, I am conv...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: How to maximize Vasquez’s trade value. - morsatun on 6/20/13 at 8:10 pm|
[quote].that FA is after the draft. [/quote]
Of course it is, what I mean is that by the beginning of next season we would have additional improvements via trdae and FA....
| Pelicans Talk|| How to maximize Vasquez’s trade value. - morsatun on 6/20/13 at 7:57 pm|
If the management team is leaning towards drafting Burke, and eventually trading Vasquez to maximize the return, when would be the best time to do it? I know my point is not going to be very popular among some fans, but here it is anyway.
If we are trying to get the best possible value for Vasque...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: If we pick Burke…? - morsatun on 6/17/13 at 10:05 pm|
This was not intended to be a thread on picking Burke or not, that is why I wrote IF we pick him. The question was who would be starting at PG who would be backup, and when...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: If we pick Burke…? - morsatun on 6/17/13 at 7:34 pm|
If you are right and he starts from day one, do you think Vasquez will be cool being his backup? It is very different being the backup of a rookie, than being the backup PG of an elite player. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| If we pick Burke…? - morsatun on 6/17/13 at 6:50 pm|
It is starting to look like Burke is the pick. If that is the case, what would be the point guard situation next year? A few questions come to mind:
1 is Burke ready to start in the NBA straight away?
If the answer is yes, then do we keep Vasquez as backup or trade Vasquez and trust Robert...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Can Vasquez improve enough? - morsatun on 5/26/13 at 9:35 pm|
[quote]I'm not defensive, and I'm sorry if I'm conveying any harsh sounding emotion in my comments. I'm honestly just sharing my opinion. And its one I feel quite strongly about because if the position is not upgraded, I think that will be a huge roadblock to our rebuild
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Can Vasquez improve enough? - morsatun on 5/26/13 at 8:52 pm|
[quote]No. He can't. For the reasons I just said. He's a good backup PG in the league. And that's his ceiling. For gods sake, that's what he was drafted to be. 28th overall I believe. Drafted to be a good backup player if that. He has lived up to that expectation, but he will not move past it
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Can Vasquez improve enough? - morsatun on 5/26/13 at 8:34 pm|
OK, this is going too much into Vasquez been able to become a better athlete or not. I just want to know, if you think that a PG (whoever it is) with Vasquez's defensive limitations, and posting the stats I posted (15 PPG, 9.5 APG, 48% FG%, 38% 3p% 3 TO pg, 13 shots PG and 0.5 hero per game, could b...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Can Vasquez improve enough? - morsatun on 5/26/13 at 7:53 pm|
I think I may have chosen the wrong title for my post. I am not asking if people think Vasquez can improve or not. I am asking if the improvement I posted (hypothetical) would be enough to offset his defensive liability...
| Pelicans Talk|| Can Vasquez improve enough? - morsatun on 5/26/13 at 7:32 pm|
In my last post there was a bit of a discussion on weather Vasquez has reach his ceiling or not. IMO he can improve in some aspects, and not in others.
If Vasquez was to be our starting PG next season and his numbers were to be:
15 PPG up from 13.9
9.5 APG up form 9.0
3 TOPG down from ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Vasquez will have surgery in both ankles - morsatun on 5/22/13 at 9:38 pm|
[quote]Did the article describe the surgery or injury in any detail?[/quote]
It says (I am translating) "to remove loos particles"
By the way I still like Vasquez a lot, I just want the team to have all the cards available during the off season that is all...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Vasquez will have surgery in both ankles - morsatun on 5/22/13 at 9:34 pm|
I am not that worry about how slow he gets, I am worry that his trade value for this off season my go down a lot...
| Pelicans Talk|| Vasquez will have surgery in both ankles - morsatun on 5/22/13 at 9:29 pm|
Just read in the Venezuela news that Vasquez will have surgery in both ankles next Friday...
| Pelicans Talk|| Who is more serviceable for next year Lopez or Vasquez? - morsatun on 5/22/13 at 9:17 pm|
We all seem to agree, that both Lopez and Vasquez in their respective positions showed good progress, but also limitations. Although not ideal in most people minds, it is certainly a possibility that either one of them or both would be our starting players next season (note I am not saying that is i...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: We may be in trouble - morsatun on 5/21/13 at 11:32 pm|
[quote]According to Hollingers PER ratings we had two of the top 12 most productive PFs in the league chief
4. Anthony Davis
12. Ryan Anderson
I was talking about small forward, I corrected it in the original post....
| Pelicans Talk|| We may be in trouble - morsatun on 5/21/13 at 11:18 pm|
I know a lot of people are excited about the next season, and expect the Pelicans to be competitive, (may be not play off favorites, but 8 spot candidates at least). Nevertheless, no matter how much I think about it, I can see us improving, but not that much. I will explain why:
There are 3 main ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Austin Rivers wants to play PG next year - morsatun on 5/1/13 at 8:32 pm|
[quote]he's probably only repeating what Monty told him
Monty did not sounded so convinced about this in the fans interview posted in Pelicans. com today. He was specifically asked about Rivers playing PG and he said that he likes having the versatility that allows him to have Rivers at...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: How many shots will GV take today? - morsatun on 3/18/13 at 7:12 pm|
GV was just interviewed and promised not to take that many shots today. Lets see if he keeps it up...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: How many shots will GV take today? - morsatun on 3/18/13 at 7:00 pm|
How about facilitating growth in Roger Mason?
Growth in Mason? he is 33, he is what he is....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: How many shots will GV take today? - morsatun on 3/18/13 at 6:56 pm|
[quote]i don't care how many times he shoots....just make your shots, Gravy[/quote]
so you would give him green light?...
| Pelicans Talk|| How many shots will GV take today? - morsatun on 3/18/13 at 6:50 pm|
During the post-game talk yesterday Monty was asked if he was upset about GV taking 25 shots in the game, and he answered that if Gordon and Anderson are not scoring then GV has to take more shots. With Gordon out today, I wonder if GV will have green light, or will Monty keep him on a short leash?...
| Pelicans Talk|| Mistake in last game's official stats - morsatun on 3/15/13 at 12:43 am|
This is not particularly relevant, but I am surprised that it can happen and no one seams to notice for the official stats.
According to the NBA stats page in the last games Vasquez scored 15 points and 14 assists. If you checked the “play by play” record, when there where 1:56 minutes lefts it ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Magic-105 Pels-102 FINAL- TANKKKKKK - morsatun on 3/4/13 at 7:21 pm|
Vasquez has not taken one shot yet...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Point guarding the pelicans for the next two seasons - morsatun on 3/2/13 at 10:15 pm|
I think you guys misunderstood what I wss trayng to say.
I am not saying Vasquez is the long term solution or the ideal player for us. I just think that in terms of strategy it is better to run with him next year and trade him the year after....
| Pelicans Talk|| Point guarding the pelicans for the next two seasons - morsatun on 3/2/13 at 8:05 pm|
After more than 50 games of the season I am prepare to make a prediction about the Vasquez-New Orleans relationship. I am fairly confident that Vasquez will be the starting point guard next year and then he will be traded in the 2014 off season. Here are my reasons:
Next year he will cost the tea...