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LesGeaux45
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Stats say Pelicans defense improving
From Kushner:

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The #Pelicans defensive rating has climbed from No. 29 to No. 18 in the past two months. They were No. 8 in both Jan and Feb.

They're allowing 106.7 points per 100 possessions.


Given that they've been a top 10 defense the past two months, if Solo comes back and is close to what he was last year, does this team become elite on the defensive end?
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gotiger
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re: Stats say Pelicans defense improving
No


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NawlinsTiger9
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re: Stats say Pelicans defense improving
I wish I could give Boogie one of my achilles

We would be ready to scare the frick out of somebody in Round 1 if he was healthy


Colonel Flagg
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re: Stats say Pelicans defense improving
Davis
Cousins
Holiday
Mirotic
Moore
Rondo
Hill
Miller
Diallo

That should be a scary good roster when healthy next season.


Tiger Ugly
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re: Stats say Pelicans defense improving
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when healthy


When have the Pels ever been healthy the last 5 years?


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LesGeaux45
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re: Stats say Pelicans defense improving
LINK

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The Pelicans ranked No. 8 in defensive efficiency in January and are on the same path in February, a critical bounce back after slipping to No. 29 in December.

“Everyone is really playing a lot better,” said Darren Erman, the Pelicans’ assistant coach charged with leading the defense. “We had a solid start and then things got pretty bad, but the guys have worked really hard to get better and really, we’ve been pretty good for the past six weeks or so.”




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Erman pointed to an increase in switching at the power forward position as a particular boon to the Pelicans’ defensive improvement. While they’re cautious of routinely sending Davis out to cover the perimeter, leaving a rebounding dearth in his absence, Nikola Mirotic has filled the position admirably since he arrived.

“DeMarcus was playing really well defensively, especially in the last few weeks, and when he went out and we were in a really good place,” Erman said. “But we’ve managed to maintain recently because Mirotic has done what we’ve needed and can make those switches we ask him to.




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