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re: when's the next HUGE pels trade coming? - corndeaux
[quote]chandler[/quote] [quote]useful[/quote] eh not so much. better than Asik obviously, but that's a low bar. they pull the trigger on that deal, they are paying $24M annually for the next 3 years for the worst center rotation in the league. At least right now it's *just* $14M per for the...
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re: E'twaun Moor as Raja Bell - corndeaux
Good comp. If he approaches Raja Bell, he's a hell of a signing....
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re: realistic expectations for this season - corndeaux
If they had that type of patience 4 years ago, perhaps 39-43 wouldn't be seen as a step up. Honestly, unless you are prepared to trade Davis and reset it all, I don't think you can fire Demps/Gentry if they hit 35-40 wins with this roster. What coach/gm worth his salt is signing on for what ...
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re: Anderson takes shot at Pels during press conference - corndeaux
Does anyone really look at the Pels over the last four years and think "That's a team with guys who always look to make the pass to the open man!" ...
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re: Khris Middleton to have surgery on torn hamstring - corndeaux
If they are thinking about Monroe, they need to dump Asik w/ Evans. Problem is, there's no way the Bucks add Asik's remaining $10M/year with Plumlee/Henson earning ~$20M combined annually over the next 4 years and also being actual NBA rotation level players. I would have a hard time understandi...
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re: Nerlens Noel - corndeaux
[quote]I'll be happy to set my sights lower and do what Memphis has done in recent years[/quote] I'd be ecstatic to have a run like Grit/Grind even w/Davis. It's more about culture and process for me. Memphis is never winning a title because they don't have a transcendent talent- very little c...
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re: Nerlens Noel - corndeaux
[quote]hope the next couple of draft picks take us to the promised land, when the odds say they likely won't either[/quote] The dirty secret that some fans can never admit- all paths to a title have low odds. NO fans are particularly, and rightly, itchy because the franchise, with 2 different...
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re: Nerlens Noel - corndeaux
[quote]But whoever the top 4 teams are likely will have 3 max contracts[/quote] Sure; that's likely. But that doesn't mean there is zero flexibility. [quote]I think it's possible enough that it should be your target and what you work the roster towards. This team will have to hit a trade/FA ...
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re: Nerlens Noel - corndeaux
Analyzing the future of the league years from now with certainty via a static snapshot of today is a staggering perspective Makes sense for Pels fans, I guess. We have no experience with a FO that thinks and acts beyond the present [quote]I just think the teams we'll be competing against fo...
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re: Nerlens Noel - corndeaux
[quote]Warriors are set[/quote] They were about 40 seconds from having the greatest season of all time and repeating as champs and were still planning to ditch 2 of their starting 5 for Durant. You don't think they'd like to swap Iguodala for George/Butler? :lightyearsahead: [quote]Cavs and Cl...
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re: Nerlens Noel - corndeaux
[quote]What contending team will have a positional need and/or the flexibility to get them? [/quote] [b]Everyone[/b] has a need for a two way wing who can create and finish efficiently enough on high volume, and also defend multiple positions at an elite level. 1. Bulls/Pacers could trade the...
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re: Nerlens Noel - corndeaux
[quote]If AD is going to end up splitting time between C and PF then you probably need to support him with cheaper specialists.[/quote] You don't need a max 5, certainly. But any big worth his salt will not be cheap. I mentioned Biyombo $$. That eats up 19% of the $94M cap. Asik/Ajinca ate up...
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re: Nerlens Noel - corndeaux
Asik/Ajinca are dead weight. They are inconsequential as players and shouldn't be factored into any moves. Their (dumb) contracts and the cap implications are the only issues here. If I'm trying to keep Davis, I'd like to put an actual live body next to him. Not trying to upgrade the frontcourt b...
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re: Nerlens Noel - corndeaux
I'd be tempted. Noel is a modern defensive 5, he and Davis seem to be on good terms, and the Sixers have no leverage since they have 5 lottery frontcourt players under 23. The stumbling blocks are the pick and Noel's new contract. I would need smart pick protection (not a Demps strength) to pull ...
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re: Lance Stephenson signs - corndeaux
[quote]self inflicted wounds [/quote] That's true. But anyone thinking they were fixing years worth of bad moves in one summer was fooling themselves. Holes are too deep. We can't ask for patient moves then be upset when obvious flaws pop up ...
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re: Question regarding the black power fist at NFL games today - corndeaux
These threads are always sad and funny. How many knocking the players today were singing Ali's praises this summer for his courage in protest after he passed away? Mad respect to the guys disparaging both Ali then and these guys now. At least you're guided by consistent misanthropy...
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re: The problem with the way this roster was built - corndeaux
[quote]With us being a lottery team with massive holes at the wing position and sg[/quote] and center/frontcourt. The problem stems from 4 years ago and continued until this off season. Given all of the holes on this roster and player availability this summer, wing depth was the way to go...
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re: Do the Pelicans have enough to keep AD happy... - corndeaux
Very good article. As for the player comps, thats just silly. These are people who make decisions based on their realities. Even Duncan flirted heavily w/ Orlando in 2000. And Westbrook took the best deal available this summer. Maybe he just loves OKC, is a "true loyal" player, and will ...
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re: Lance Stephenson to Pelicans? - corndeaux
Obviously, awful news for the Holiday family. Clearly the right call for Jrue and I am proud of the team's response/support. Best wishes to them. Definitely think Frazier needs to start- Davis needs to play with a guy who can run PnR and find him/the holes he creates in defenses. AD is the ...
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re: Drew Brees comments on Kaepernick controversy - corndeaux
[quote]Protest is one thing; to not honor your country's symbol (literally the physical representation) is purely un-American[/quote] So simply put, protest against govt malfeasance (real or imagined) in the country created out of protest against govt malfeasance is un-American. That's quite t...
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