Jon1798 wrote:Pelicans are 5-4 in March
Yeah, they are 2-0 when Cousins doesn't play.
1-0 when they play the Lakers.
1-0 when their opponent shoots THIRTY percent from the field. (granted I will attribute positive marks to their defense that night).
And MOST importantly 1-0 vs the Hornets in a 53 minute overtime game in which Cousins only played 25 minutes.
As I've noted several times I'm fully on board with them staggering their minutes so they have either Davis or Cousins on the court at all times. That's a great way to feast on weaker backups, particularly during the regular season. Someone tries to steal minutes with Spencer Hawes or Mike Muscala and wham you just roast them straight through the daisy patch.
Then you find a few lineups and sets where you can play them together in spurts and look for specific opponent matchups/pairings when you can utilize the Twin Towers. Playing the Spurs with Aldridge/Gasol? Sure. The Jazz with Gobert/Favors? Sounds good. The hornets with Zeller/kaminsky? I'm in. Memphis thinks it's 2011 and still playing Gasol/Randolph? Give 'em the business cowboy.
But I'm not of the opinion this is going to work well in long spurts. And I find it somewhat unlikely Cousins accepts a lesser role, particularly on a team that's not that good.
I say they run 12-15 minutes together most nights and that's it.
Again I still don't mind the trade. Like at all. I think Hield is a fairly low end prospect who has pretty much maxed out his potential. And a late lotto selection for Cousins is a win.
Seriously check out the history of the late lotto picks I yinka Dare you. See how many more Etan Thomas, Jason Thompson, Rafael Araujo, and Meyers Leonard's there are than Myles Turner's. Holy Tsikitishvilli there's a lot of busts.
Heck even if you get upgraded to the big boy table you still might end up at an all you can eat Emmanuel Mudiay buffet. Is that you calling Stanley Johnson? Speak up I can barely Herzonja.
Anyway, what was I loOkafor? Oh yeah the point is I think the trade was fine from a value standpoint. That said I don't think the Twin Towers are gonna work and id try to flip Cousins for a better return. Maybe a team desperate to make a splash like Chicago, Phoenix, or the Lakers would swing a deal.
Would phoenix give up an expiring Bledsoe and expiring TJ Warren? I could get behind the 'Boogie Dragan'.
Jumping Jack Flash, did Framptom just Come Alive??? Eric Bledsoe, TJ Warren, and Anthony Davis would be an interesting lineup even if Miss Mary Muffet was their shooting guard and you put little Jack Horner in the Corner as a 3&D guy. And this is just me quickly flippin' the ole beans around here.
By the time they clog this cap up with Cousins and Davis max contract. Jrue's contract is about to be Cash Money Millionaire status. We all know Solomon Hill is already "getting paper" as the kids say. Asik is a robbing everybody. Ajinca already got paid in straight cash homie. And no draft pick...Where the heck is the money for a supporting cast gonna come from? Certainly not from the deep pockets of the citizens in the beautiful XXXdumpXXX errr CITY of New Orleans.
How is this roster seriously supposed to compete with a top 4 Western Conference seed like a healthy GSW, SAS,HOU, LAC, or Utah?
I mean for years people have been putting band aids on wounds, RIGHT?!
Well now there's this company making a gel out of a plant based polymer. And it binds with your blood AND skin tissue to quickly stop severe bleeding. Anyway you get my point. We gotta think outside the box here.
Are we even sure they can win more regular season games than Denver and Minnesota?
I mean you say Stalactites, I say Stalagmites but we're talking about the same thing here. It's all just frozen water, RIGHT?!
Excited about the Playoffs now that Durant has given other teams a fighting chance