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re: We need another impact player - corndeaux
[quote]team is stuck in a position where it is going to have to rely largely on internal growth to improve. [/quote] so this is where goals/aspirations become jumbled: if the goal is title or bust, they might as well ship Davis out now for picks picks picks; better odds for a ring there than c...
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re: We need another impact player - corndeaux
not saying they couldnt use an upgrade on the wing, but Hill/Cunningham aren't the zeroes this board has convinced themselves they both are. the team has gone from bottom 5 to a top 10 defense on the season. so they should jettison two guys known as good defenders? Buddy Hield should get bet...
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re: Which would you rather? - corndeaux
teams playing the best, most difficult basketball in the world use switching regularly, if not exclusively, to defend in May/June. if you can't switch, you're toast. why do you think slow footed players (primarily bigs) are routinely run off the court when the games get serious? how do you think OKC...
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re: Pelicans vs Pacers - I have a Dream *edition - corndeaux
right. Gentry sucks b/c the Pels couldn't score in last 60 seconds. i wonder, did he suck when they were coming back from a double digit deficit and making it a game w/o Anthony Davis in the 2nd half? ...
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re: Which would you rather? - corndeaux
[quote]Switching everything is lazy man defense. you don't need to be quick to do that. I hate how they switch everything all the time. Get through it if it's easy. All it takes is communication. There's nothing wrong with switching, but make the offense at least work to make you have to switch....
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re: Buddy Hield is the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December - corndeaux
good read- thanks for the share. it's tough for Hield because they are asking him to create off the bounce and he just can't do it at this point. i cringe when he runs pnr. he needs some live reps, but it's ugly right now. defense will take time and he's at a deficit re: size/athleticism, but ...
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re: Buddy Hield is the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December - corndeaux
[quote] love how points tell the whole story [/quote] isnt that pretty much why Hield earned the award? because he started shooting lights out from 3 in December? his on/off numbers are still pretty ghastly on the season (total -138 on, +23 off /// -8 Net Rating on, +1 off), but they have been...
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re: Blazers trade rumor, Festus Ezeli on the move? - corndeaux
jesus. it's not that hard to be a human being....try this: i dont think Portland takes on the extra salary of Omer Asik for 2 more years. nor do i tihnk they attach Moe Harkless (23yo combo forward showing signs of coming into his own in year 1 of a great contract) to that deal. if they're go...
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re: Pels @ Nets game thread - corndeaux
again, you're ignoring how the rest of the league has evolved to focus on individual team style. not everyone is or wants to be the Warriors, but everyone believes in more spacing on offense. yes, even Memphis is doing this (an awful fit for either guy- you really want to play ZBo+Asik/Ajinca???...
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re: Which would you rather? - corndeaux
gotcha- I agree. they have to start cultivating players internally. 2 top 34 picks in back to back drafts is a great way to start building up depth/culture im not as down on Hill as most seem to be. like his defense a lot. offense has been fine (relative to his skill) for me. then again, I wasn't...
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re: Pels @ Nets game thread - corndeaux
[quote]He didn't just forget how to play basketball, he just doesn't fit how the team is playing now.[/quote] thats ignoring the reality of the league today v even just 2 years ago. bigs who are as useless in space as Ajinca/Asik are at extinction level, regardless of their head coach...
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re: Which would you rather? - corndeaux
not sure what you're trying to say- Demps is foolish for ignoring the draft, but high draft picks aren't that great b/c two highly thought of rookies pegged as long term projects look like...long term projects 3 months into their careers? from what i've seen (admittedly not a ton) of either g...
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re: Which would you rather? - corndeaux
yes, the draft is no guarantee. they can find a useful player (like a Dekker), perhaps even strike gold on a guy like Myles Turner or, please baby jesus, Giannis from that 10-15 range. that's a lot different point than "Dekker is better than Russell and Noel" and then using dubious stats to compa...
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re: Which would you rather? - corndeaux
[quote]who here would have loved to have Sam dekker?[/quote] sure. but Dekker over Russell and Noel? you serious clark? what a weird and awful way to be optimistic about the Pels...
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re: Which would you rather? - corndeaux
barring injury, they cannot tank b/c Davis. that means no Holiday for a pick trades unless Davis is on board (highly doubtful) or they believe in Evans (also highly doubtful). however it shakes out w/r/t playoffs, they can't move the pick unless it nets them a longer term piece. likely not fi...
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re: Pels in talks to acquire Paul Milsap - corndeaux
[quote]Ferry did do a nice job in Atlanta with trades and signings/resignings. But part of the reason I don't have much hope of them drafting well is most of his success came from not drafting. [/quote] fair, but some of his success came from finding undervalued vets that fit and enhancing their ...
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re: Pels in talks to acquire Paul Milsap - corndeaux
[quote]in any event MM makes his case: [/quote] ugh. its not that he's mistaken, like Bronco has pointed out. for me, it's more the exhaustion, disgust, and smugness with which he approaches the entire piece. he needs to take a vacation somewhere warm and away from internet/hoops...
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re: Small ball isn't a bad concept, but . . . - corndeaux
[quote]Hasn't AD's offense declined since moving to the 5 full time?[/quote] first 3 games, he was himself- 24ppg on 52%...last 2 20ppg on 36% i would hesitate to say these last 2 games are BECAUSE of playing more 5. maybe there's a correlation, but i don't know if there's enough evidence to s...
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re: Small ball isn't a bad concept, but . . . - corndeaux
[quote]they are out rebounding/defending/rim protecting us, then put in Asik for a few min.[/quote] did the Pels lose the last two b/c of rebounding, defense, or rim protecting? their offense was in the ditch. again, how does Omer Asik of all people help juice an offense? now, a much more int...
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re: What about trading for Rubio and keeping Jrue as 6th man? - corndeaux
thanks for the tip on raise increases. i was going to map out the years b/c i dont think i'm tracking you completely here, then thought you might be tired of this conversation. either way, tldr- my main hangup with all of this is hitching great great players to keystone cop franchises f...
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