nikster wrote: tsirigoj wrote:
Roy The Natural wrote:
Where exactly did he carry the Pelicans? Davis is great and all. But sans Lebron the Lakers are MARKEDLY worse than the Pelicans were.
Lakers are going to have serious problems with their bench.
The Pelicans team with AD, Cousins, and Rondo was VERY good. Now, add Lebron. That's scary. Too many chumps on this website fail to recognize.
Sure and also remove their 2nd best player in Jrue holiday, give Cousins an Achilles tear and make Rondo a few years older. Also ignore the fact that they were better with Mirotic than Prime healthy Cousins
There were times that Cousins CARRIED that Pelicans team on his back posting ridiculous numbers. Did you even watch? Having been a Pelicans season-ticket holder and living in the city for quite a few years, I had a vested interest in the team, so I watched them closely, and you are disrespecting the hell outta Cousins claiming that Mirotic was better.
Also, trade Jrue Holiday for Lebron James? Yeah. I still think the latter is MUCH better.
With THAT being said, I will tell you what I've told about a thousand haters on this site already. Cousins played last season out-of-shape because it's kind of hard to get in shape after blowing your Achilles. Still, out of shape Demarcus Cousins (and if you've seen him now, he is in DEFINITE better shape, looks GREAT) averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds. Now, having a PROPER off-season under his wing where he can work on his conditioning (again, very clear that he did), I am SURE he will average AT WORST 16 and 8 again, but it's very likely his numbers will be even better (we don't need him to be 25 and 12 like he was. 20 and 10 will do just fine.)
It's OK. I get it. You're scared.