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How to balance this Pelicans team?

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Re: How to balance this Pelicans team? 

Post#21 » by Mythrol » Tue Mar 7, 2017 1:09 am

bwgood77 wrote:
pelifan wrote:
bwgood77 wrote:Definitely need to find a way to trade for Brandon Knight in the offseason.


Asik for the chosen one?


Damn, he has three years left on his contract at that money? That's crazy. I think the Suns can do better.

That's funny because I wouldn't do Asik for Knight straight up.

Also, Asik only has 3m guaranteed his last year.
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Re: How to balance this Pelicans team? 

Post#22 » by Global Game » Thu Mar 9, 2017 2:24 am

There is a way forward.

1) Sign Euroleague AllStars

3 pt shooting the last 3 years
Thomas Heurtel PG (1989) - 40%, 40%, 40%
Nicolo Melli SF/PF (1991) - 32%, 44%, 40%
Derrick Brown SF/PF (1987) - 44%, 37%, 46%
Anthony Randolph PF/C (1989) - 39%, 34%, 39%
Joe Ragland PG (1989) - 40%, 38%. 38%

Improve: Depth, 3 point shooting, maturity, transition scoring, rim protection, length, rebounding and team oriented style of play (Euro Spurs ethos).

2) Doing the above allows you to create assets on reasonable contracts (possible trades) - also creates a 3 years window for improvement with the same unit.

3) Don't re-sign Holiday or re-sign Holiday and trade Cousins for 2018 draft pick and free cap space for 2017-2018

4) Create Cap space by trading Asik and Diallo

5) Sign Wayne Selden and Anthony Brown
















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Re: How to balance this Pelicans team? 

Post#23 » by pelifan » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:45 pm

saving this for later too.

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Re: How to balance this Pelicans team? 

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Re: How to balance this Pelicans team? 

Post#25 » by pelifan » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:13 pm



jordcraw would try and get in the tube from 28 ft while fading away.
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Re: How to balance this Pelicans team? 

Post#26 » by SD2042 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:02 pm

JR SMITH_5 wrote:How do y'all feel about us getting a look at James Young over the off-season? I'm not sure if he's in the C's long-term plans or not, but acquiring him could be a "Julian Wright for Marco Belinelli" deal all over again. We need to be searching over EVERY rock to replenish this team with quality.

Search every town, country, continent, planet and their moons. It won't be a "big easy" task, but we'll be better for it!


James Young is a decent gamble for the Pels to look into. I always felt he should've stayed another year in college. However since it was Kentucky that Young went to, there was no chance of that happening. Calipari believes in the farming and shipping system he does for his team.

Young needs more maturity from what I see. He needs to be around a team with a foundation where leadership and accountability is installed. And perhaps a chance to prove that he can contribute to a team in hopes that he can put it all together. Perhaps the Pels can be that team.

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