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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun4life View Post
    They have zero depth and Jrue is terrible as a PG. Having everyone healthy you will begin to see Nola start climbing. I think we end us as the 6 seed.
    Wait so the health of one or two players can have that big of an impact at the NBA level? But at the NCAA level where the disparity of talent from the top to the bottom of a roster may be even greater it's not fair to mention an injury to Gant or Marquetti with out it being labeled as making excuses?

    Look I'm not trying to turn this thread into another Marlin debate but I just couldn't help but notice the contradiction there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post

    --Oh great UL-laf night

    please somebody do something about this

    LOUISIANA RAGIN' CAJUN NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Remember this is A New Orleans event. People there are conditioned to never refer to us without the city tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Remember this is A New Orleans event. People there are conditioned to never refer to us without the city tag.
    And an alumni association function, thus the city tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Remember this is A New Orleans event. People there are conditioned to never refer to us without the city tag.
    ....our billboards in N O had us as Louisiana....let's keep it going....our TV against tulane had us as Louisiana...let's keep'er going!!! hap glaudi would have called us Louisiana!

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    Hap would be about 107 years old. He'd be lucky to be speaking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatch View Post
    Wait so the health of one or two players can have that big of an impact at the NBA level? But at the NCAA level where the disparity of talent from the top to the bottom of a roster may be even greater it's not fair to mention an injury to Gant or Marquetti with out it being labeled as making excuses?

    Look I'm not trying to turn this thread into another Marlin debate but I just couldn't help but notice the contradiction there.
    No contradiction. Dell Demps the GM will get fired after this season. Alvin Gentry May as well.

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    No contradiction. Dell Demps the GM will get fired after this season. Alvin Gentry May as well.
    In one breath you say the Pelicans will make the playoffs as a sixth seed and in the other that the coach and GM will be fired. Seems to be pretty incomsistent positions. Please help with that rationale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunVic View Post
    In one breath you say the Pelicans will make the playoffs as a sixth seed and in the other that the coach and GM will be fired. Seems to be pretty incomsistent positions. Please help with that rationale?
    Dell Demps has has AD for 6 seasons. He has yet to build a roster around him. No matter what the results of this season are he will be canned as soon as AD signs elsewhere.

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    Dell Demps has has AD for 6 seasons. He has yet to build a roster around him. No matter what the results of this season are he will be canned as soon as AD signs elsewhere.
    I think you may have something at least with Demps. Ms. Benson is going to want to do anything they can to keep AD for next year. By all accounts, he is not willing to sign the super max extension. They may want to make a change at GM and bring in someone who will be willing to go out and be pretty bold in making some changes or someone who can evaluate talent in preparation for potential draft picks that may come our way with a trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    I think you may have something at least with Demps. Ms. Benson is going to want to do anything they can to keep AD for next year. By all accounts, he is not willing to sign the super max extension. They may want to make a change at GM and bring in someone who will be willing to go out and be pretty bold in making some changes or someone who can evaluate talent in preparation for potential draft picks that may come our way with a trade.
    His agent will push him to sign more 3 year type contracts. Staying away from SuperMax deals so he has more flexibility to go somewhere that can put a championship team together.

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    I said it earlier, when EP comes back the Pels will go on a run and will make the playoffs.
    They can but 6th place is pushing it. The Pelicans have never done real well against the top teams in the West even though they did sweep Portland last year in the first round. The Lakers and Rockets are two teams on the rise and have stars missing with injury but when they come back, they will move up the rankings. That only leaves San Antonio IMO. That's the team we have to catch, possibly the Clippers. I don't know if 6th is doable at this time. They will need to start playing like they did to start the season and do it for a good stretch of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    They can but 6th place is pushing it. The Pelicans have never done real well against the top teams in the West even though they did sweep Portland last year in the first round. The Lakers and Rockets are two teams on the rise and have stars missing with injury but when they come back, they will move up the rankings. That only leaves San Antonio IMO. That's the team we have to catch, possibly the Clippers. I don't know if 6th is doable at this time. They will need to start playing like they did to start the season and do it for a good stretch of time.
    I think they can. The off-season trade AD to the Celtics for Tatum and 3 first rounders. Hope you land a pick where you can get Zion.

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    Unlike UL making a tournament isn't good enough to keep your NBA job. His statement isn't inconsistent.


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    NBA teams have the luxury of an equal draft. Weighted in your favor actually, if you have losing seasons.

    The standard should be higher for NBA coaches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    NBA teams have the luxury of an equal draft. Weighted in your favor actually, if you have losing seasons.

    The standard should be higher for NBA coaches.
    Only 3 nba coaches have 9 years tenure, they all have titles. I'd say they are held to much higher standards.

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    The NBA isn't the NFL. The players are in charge. Teams like the Pelicans are little more than glorified farm clubs. Unless you're willing to pay that hefty luxury tax you've got very limited opportunities to field an elite team. Today you need 3 superstars and a solid supporting cast.

    The Thunder got very lucky in their draft several years back. San Antonio seems to find players every year. You've got the Lakers, Celtics and a few rotating big market teams. For the rest it's just a different deal, get a lottery pick develope him, trade him before ya lose him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    The NBA isn't the NFL. The players are in charge. Teams like the Pelicans are little more than glorified farm clubs. Unless you're willing to pay that hefty luxury tax you've got very limited opportunities to field an elite team. Today you need 3 superstars and a solid supporting cast.

    The Thunder got very lucky in their draft several years back. San Antonio seems to find players every year. You've got the Lakers, Celtics and a few rotating big market teams. For the rest it's just a different deal, get a lottery pick develope him, trade him before ya lose him.
    They can win, and win big, but they have to draft really well and have good coaching. They have been missing the draft really well part for a while now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun4life View Post
    I think they can. The off-season trade AD to the Celtics for Tatum and 3 first rounders. Hope you land a pick where you can get Zion.
    Tatum will not be included in the trade talks. They have taken him off the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Tatum will not be included in the trade talks. They have taken him off the table.
    So that just leaves Gordon Heyward, plus draft picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun4life View Post
    So that just leaves Gordon Heyward, plus draft picks.
    Absolutely NO thank you. Hayward is overrated and while I could think of worse players to have on my team, he is not someone to give up your franchise for. I would take Jaylen Brown, Kyrie and a pick though..

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