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@Kempleton Thank you so much for these recaps. They really help a lot.
4 hours, 14 minutes ago on The Curious Case of Pierre Jackson
@Come On Pelican That's better. Now, keep going. How did you like his defense? How about his ability to find others?
Look at today's Daily Dime on ESPN - I named Rivers LVP of the game. I agree that he was terrible. I just want more specifics.
2 days, 13 hours ago on Pelicans are Foul in loss
@504ever Instead of just throwing out stats, TELL us what you saw that was horrible. This is as much the fans site as it is ours, so contribute.
And not with stats or PER - tell us what specific things you saw that were poor and could use improvement, so everyone can benefit. Anybody can look at a stat sheet. For those who did not see the game, what was Rivers bad at last night?
2 days, 14 hours ago on Pelicans are Foul in loss
@BigBLDavis @Michael McNamara It came from a Boston Globe writer who has no idea how the amnesty clause works. Long story short, it will never happened. Was just a poor idea from yet another NBA writer who has no clue how the league's CBA works.
3 days, 4 hours ago on A Guide to the New Orleans Pelicans Offseason Possibilities
@wilthomas178 Nobody on the Pelicans roster is eligible to be amnestied. Not an option for the team, unfortunately.
5 days, 9 hours ago on A Guide to the New Orleans Pelicans Offseason Possibilities
@BigBLDavis @xman20002000 @Michael McNamara We have no record of any comment of yours in our deleted files. You might have written something, but we did not delete it. We don't delete comments that criticism the team, coaches, etc.
Only ones that attack other users or add nothing to the convo. I have no idea what you posted, but we didn't delete it, so feel free to post again.
6 days, 4 hours ago on Anthony Davis is Injured in Blowout Loss to Mavericks
@BigBLDavis @Michael McNamara Disagree. If we were a team like Dallas with a bunch of players in their 30's, it is a terrible place to be. Least experienced team in the league? Those teams improve internally and via reasonable injury luck.
1 week ago on Anthony Davis is Injured in Blowout Loss to Mavericks
Team would have to go 4-21 the rest of the way to finish with a bottom 5 record. Stop talking about 4 games out or 4.5, whatever. That means nothing when you are talking about multiple horrible teams. You know how long it takes terrible teams to win 4 games.
The magic number is 27. Win more than that and you have no chance at a bottom 5 record. The Pels have 23 wins currently. Going 4-21 would be a .160 winning percentage from here on out. That would be the third worst winning % of all time if extended across a season. Do people really think the Pels are playing like the third worst team of All-time?
Bottom 5 record is not happening. The sooner people realize this, the sooner we can talk about realy things; not mythical tanks.
Then lets retire Drew Brees's number too in the SKC. If Brees doesn't signs with the team, New Orleans doesn't have a basketball team. Put #9 in the rafters!
1 week, 3 days ago on Of Course the Pelicans Will Retire Chris Paul’s Jersey
@xman20002000 @Michael McNamara We will explain question marks in a future article. Sorry about that.
1 week, 3 days ago on In the NO Podcast Ep. 171: Fire Monty?
@xman20002000 Listen to the podcast, hear the rationale, and then comment with your counterarguments.
There is a question mark after the podcast title, not an exclamation mark. Listen to our points and conclusion, then discuss.
Not necessarily. I am not advocating for them to play 30 minutes and close games, just to play well in the 15-20 mins they are given (hopefully)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Pelicans Goals For the Second Half
@bigindian Best case scenario for Dell would be that a playoff team would offer a 2nd round pick for him. That pick would be in the 50's. Dell would be better served keeping him and maybe resigning him in the offseason after he opts out. Maybe he can be a throw in with some trade, but I would be surprised if he was the centerpiece of some small deal.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on New Orleans Pelicans NBA Trade Deadline Rumor Mill
@thouse According th bball reference, Aminu gets 82% of his minutes at SF this year, 18% at PF.
Most of my stats I get via the NBA.com Media Tool.
While the 41.7% shooting is by no means ideal, it is an improvement, and to me the major increase in his assist to turnover ratio is more important. In that Finishing Five unit, he is the teams' playmaker, so I personally care more about that than his scoring.
But thanks for the thought out feedback - I agree that we need to see him more in the post and I look forward to seeing how Monty plays it from here.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on What’s Wrong With Tyreke?
@504ever @Michael McNamara @Jason Calmes Thats fine - you hold out for the exception, I will expect the norm.
1 month ago on Game On: Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans (Plus Babbitt, Gordon, Super Bowl picks, and More)
@Jason Calmes @504ever @Michael McNamara Yep. But don't expect too much. Basically a stretch 4 Morrow. Can hit catch and shoot three's, but once he put the ball on the floor his percentages went way down (21%).
Poor defender, non rebounder, and on and on. Best case scenario is that he helps out Tyreke by bringing more space to the second unit. I would rather him than an open roster spot, but I am not getting too excited.
@504ever @Michael McNamara I see "no harm" as a positive argument all the time and it's just a pet peeve of mine. Of course there is no harm in signing anyone at this point. No harm in signing Josh Childress or Onuaku or Jerome Dyson in the past or this guy or that guy. But that does nothing for me.
He is who he is - I didn't see anybody focusing on his "downside". I just say people being realistic.
@xman20002000 @Michael McNamara He didn't have to, because those who know Babbitt's game know he is a PF.
The most common lineup he played in last year was him with Aldridge, Batum, Lillard, and Matthews. Or with that same lineup by substitute Hickson for Aldridge.
He is a stretch 4; Can't cover any SF's in this league
@504ever @Michael McNamara But you said that people were "missing the point" on Babbitt. Did anybody think he cost anything? Were people upset about the assets given up?
Again, of course there was no cost and there was no risk, but that goes for every guy signed at this point in the season. So, what was missed?
@xman20002000 It would shock me if Babbitt gave us scoring at the SF position, since he will pretty much be playing PF exclusively.