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CheeseTiger251
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Member since Jun 2011
206 posts

Melo to thunder
Just saw breaking that Thunder is getting melo for kanter,McDermott, 2018 pick


This has come up on the board so often I thought it was somewhat pels related.

SBnation: melo to thunder in blockbuster trade
This post was edited on 9/23 at 12:43 pm


DeionDeion
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2010
3343 posts

re: Melo to thunder
link brah...


LINK


They are going to be fun to watch but a pain in the arse for the Pels
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saintsfan92612
New Orleans Saints Fan
Xi'An
Member since Oct 2008
24430 posts

re: Melo to thunder
interdasting.

So who are the top 10 stars in the East?
LeBron
Giannis
Wall
Lowry
Thomas
Irving
Hayward
Walker
Love
Porzingas? Embiid? Howard?


CheeseTiger251
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2011
206 posts

re: Melo to thunder
Yeah, sorry I was linking one. On my phone so it's a little slow


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DeionDeion
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2010
3343 posts

re: Melo to thunder
so the real question in hindsight is could the Pelican have put together something better than Kanter, McDermott, and a 2nd?


For example would Hill, Ajinca, Diallo, and a 2nd or 1st round pick be comparable?


Pelibeast
Member since Jun 2017
7 posts

re: Melo to thunder
On the plus side, one less big man in the west to guard AD and Boogie ??


pawel
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Warsaw, Poland
Member since Oct 2016
426 posts

re: Melo to thunder
Thanks God all this stupid stuff conecting Melo with Pels will end.

People. Even if Pels would have assets (they dont)- Melo had right to veto any trade. And he was not going to agree to come to NO
He agreed for a trade after Russ & PG combined work.


DeionDeion
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2010
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re: Melo to thunder
Of course. All I'm asking is if he waived the no trade clause from Boogie and AD convincing him, could we put together a package similar and would we want to?

Look I'm not a Melo fan, but him on the Pelicans would make us an undisputed top 5 team in the West. Plus it would almost guarantee Boogie resigning. And by the time Melo's contract would be up, Asik could be movable again.

All I'm saying is that with the limited options the Pelicans have, it's definitely not that worst solution

But since that's not obviously happening, the Pels need to figure out how they are going to guard that team. If they go Russ, Roberson, PG, Melo, Adams how do we respond? I'd assume with Rondo, Jrue, Allen, AD, and Boogie but that's a tough offensive lineup. We could sub Cunningham in for Allen, or we could have Jrue guard PG13 and Clark come in at the 2 for some offense and guard Roberson since Roberson is an average/sub-par offensive player
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LesGeaux45
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Melo to thunder
Don't think this will have much of an impact on us making the playoffs. OKC was probably finishing ahead of us anyway.

I will enjoy watching Melo trying to guard AD 3-4 times a year though


TeddyPadillac
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Melo to thunder
quote:

the Pels need to figure out how they are going to guard that team


How are the thunder going to guard the Pels?
Paul George on AD?


DeionDeion
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2010
3343 posts

re: Melo to thunder
I say you split your two best defenders on Jrue and AD. So Roberson or PG13. Russ can take Rondo and Melo can guard whoever else is out there. I think thats where I would lean


I wouldnt be surprised if Melo guards AD though or if they just go zone on D



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LosLobos111
Oklahoma Fan
Member since Feb 2011
31688 posts

re: Melo to thunder
Nah

They were probably 3rd-5th in the west before and are solidly 2nd/3rd now

Pretty much the same if he was traded to HOU


cgrand
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cgrand
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: Melo to thunder
quote:

All I'm asking is if he waived the no trade clause from Boogie and AD convincing him, could we put together a package similar

no
Not unless holiday was part of it
something like 21MM in salary had to go out


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DJ3K
New York Yankees Fan
Member since Dec 2011
2839 posts

re: Melo to thunder
Man, wait til d-wade gets bought out. OKC will wreck shop on the west when he signs with them.

Still have high hopes for the Pelicans though.

Playoffs baby


pawel
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Warsaw, Poland
Member since Oct 2016
426 posts

re: Melo to thunder
Pels are not winning the Championship this year.

OKC was going to be better than NO this year. So it is not that another team become better.

OKC have George and Russ expiring. Melo with PO. They may have bigger tax bill than GSW...

Doubt that small market will pay so much


Pelibeast
Member since Jun 2017
7 posts

re: Melo to thunder
It’s gonna be great watching Melo/Ryno type guys try to guard AD or Boogie. We really need to develop into a team that just bullies the other team instead of having AD and /or boogie sitting outside trying to pay like a ryno type. No team has enough tough rebounders to compete with us


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Parrish
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2014
699 posts

re: Melo to thunder
One ball and two of top three (and three of top ~10) most frequent isolation players. Huge risk for OKC that both lowers the floor, but the West is now where you either take risks or you'll definately fail.


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Jester
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
25198 posts

re: Melo to thunder
quote:

so the real question in hindsight is could the Pelican have put together something better than Kanter, McDermott, and a 2nd?


For example would Hill, Ajinca, Diallo, and a 2nd or 1st round pick be comparable?


Doubtful, but I wouldn't actually want them to. He would basically cement our status as all-star losers.


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