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    Agreed. Rivers is still a project. PELS didn't have the time luxury to see if he becomes the 10th pick they put on him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Agreed. Rivers is still a project. PELS didn't have the time luxury to see if he becomes the 10th pick they put on him.
    I tried to be optimistic with Rivers for a while but he's garbage. He's not a project. He's just not a good player.

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    I was being kind. He tries hard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    I was being kind. He tries hard.
    Yeah... he does try hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Poindexter is also a guy who grew up in Memphis and came back to the Pelicans as a much more solid player than when he left. Getting him essentially for Rivers was a huge positive for the team. Rivers has had a few good games with the Clips but he has also had several poor performances. Poindexter was a contributor down the stretch on defense. They did not have a defensive oriented small forward. Now they do which makes them more of a complete team. Cole of course was also huge as they now have an energy guard off the bench with meaningful playoff experience. The moves Dell Demps made in January and February saved the season despite how negatively the national media rated the moves. In fact they may have saved his own job and that of his coach as well.
    I totally agree Cajunsmike, acquiring Cunningham, Pointdexter, and Cole was huge. In Cunningham and Pointdexter you picked up guys that love to defend and can give you a few baskets now and then. The Cole pickup was huge because of his quickness, experience, and it gave him the ability to be able to score more compared to his days playing with the big three. I think the biggest reward with Cole, is with Jrue Holliday returning the Pels have serious guard depth. I really think this guard depth will push the series against Golden State to 6 or & games. Monty and Dell Demps deserve alot of credit, folks have to realize how tough the western conference and sw division really is. I mean the Pels 8th seed record, equates to a fifth 5th or 6th seed in the East. With the exception of probably the first 10 games, this team hadn't had their full unit together until last weekend against Houston. Props to the whole organization, and Anthony Davis is the leagues next BIG thing.

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    I'm not completely on the bandwagon yet, but can the powers that be come Up with something better "#FlockUp"??


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunFan3406 View Post
    An engaged crowd at the Smoothie King Center??

    No way!
    Beleive it or not yes. I've been to plenty of NBA games in different arenas. This was the first one I've been to that rivaled a great college basketball atmosphere. People on their feet, chanting and yelling the entire game type atmosphere. Really glad I got to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRebel View Post
    Beleive it or not yes. I've been to plenty of NBA games in different arenas. This was the first one I've been to that rivaled a great college basketball atmosphere. People on their feet, chanting and yelling the entire game type atmosphere. Really glad I got to go.
    Only been to a few Hornets games. Seen a bunch on TV. I saw highlights of last nights game, and you're right. Never seen the crowd like that before.

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    We have a team in the playoffs to watch! They had me screaming last night as well....all be it in my living room!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Poindexter is also a guy who grew up in Memphis and came back to the Pelicans as a much more solid player than when he left. Getting him essentially for Rivers was a huge positive for the team. Rivers has had a few good games with the Clips but he has also had several poor performances. Poindexter was a contributor down the stretch on defense. They did not have a defensive oriented small forward. Now they do which makes them more of a complete team. Cole of course was also huge as they now have an energy guard off the bench with meaningful playoff experience. The moves Dell Demps made in January and February saved the season despite how negatively the national media rated the moves. In fact they may have saved his own job and that of his coach as well.
    The moves were solid, just not spectacular. Last year we had a defensive minded SF who couldn't score, this year we had Babbit starting who doesn't defend on the perimeter very well. Now, we have two guys who can defend and put the ball in the hoop. They aren't spectacular but they are underrated solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raginsaints View Post
    I tried to be optimistic with Rivers for a while but he's garbage. He's not a project. He's just not a good player.
    He plays hard and has shown glimpses of being a solid player. He just needs to get confidence and consistency. I think, at some point in the future, he will be a solid player but he hasn't gotten "it" yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunFan3406 View Post
    Only been to a few Hornets games. Seen a bunch on TV. I saw highlights of last nights game, and you're right. Never seen the crowd like that before.
    I am sure it was an innocent mistake. However, the Hornets now play in Charlotte and the Pelicans play in New Orleans. You may have meant the last time you went to a game was before the re-branding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    I am sure it was an innocent mistake. However, the Hornets now play in Charlotte and the Pelicans play in New Orleans. You may have meant the last time you went to a game was before the re-branding.
    No mistake. I've never been to a Pelicans game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    The moves were solid, just not spectacular. Last year we had a defensive minded SF who couldn't score, this year we had Babbit starting who doesn't defend on the perimeter very well. Now, we have two guys who can defend and put the ball in the hoop. They aren't spectacular but they are underrated solid.
    Babbit only was getting minutes when guys were injured, once Cunningham was acquired and got in the flow his minutes dropped heavily. Again they have had so many different lineups due to injuries from Davis, Gordon, and Holliday.

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    Rivers isn't a NBA starter, which is what you need out of the 10th overall pick. I didn't like the pick then, and he proved that doubt right every time he checked in to the game. Now he has the luxury of his dad being a head coach and picking his spots. Unloading him was a brilliant and needed move.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pathfinder View Post
    Babbit only was getting minutes when guys were injured, once Cunningham was acquired and got in the flow his minutes dropped heavily. Again they have had so many different lineups due to injuries from Davis, Gordon, and Holliday.
    IMO Cole was the most valuable in season pick up. They started winning the day he came on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathfinder View Post
    Babbit only was getting minutes when guys were injured, once Cunningham was acquired and got in the flow his minutes dropped heavily. Again they have had so many different lineups due to injuries from Davis, Gordon, and Holliday.
    He started 19 games this year. Evans was the starter there but he's not a natural 3. They needed free agency moves in order to acquire guys who are a much more natural fit there and they got it. I'd still like to see them make some good moves in the offseason and get a top 10 SF out there but that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumboragncajun View Post
    I'm not completely on the bandwagon yet, but can the powers that be come Up with something better "#FlockUp"??
    #TakeFlight is my go-to Pels hashtag

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