Good thing is there is no rush on this. AD is under contract through the 2019-2020 season. Pels can offer him the supermax after this season. If he turns it down then you know you have your answer and you have all off season and up to the trade deadline to deal him. Celtics can offer the most in terms of assets and draft picks plus there's the added bonus of getting him out of the western conference. Of course they would have to know that he would re-sign with them otherwise they won't take the risk. I don't like the fact that its assumed he's going to the Lakers. If the Lakers truly are the best offer you get then fine, but why give in to Lebron make another superteam in your own conference.
If he does to the Lakers for that dog shirt offer of Kuzma, Ball, Ingram, and whatever else I will sweat off basketball forever. There is absolutely nothing LA can offer you short of Lebron that would make sense, or give you a sense of not being hosed on the deal.
This article is very concerning because there's truth to it.
Last season, the Pelicans suffered the most player games lost due to injury, per an InStreetClothes.com analysis, costing the team nearly $30 million in lost salary. The season before that, they ranked third-last in games lost due to injury. The season before that, they ranked dead-last again. Over the last five seasons, the Pelicans have lost the second-most games due to injury or illness. Only the Sixers have fared worse over the last five seasons, which has been well-chronicled.
This pattern isn’t a total anomaly if you ask rival team executives, who have long chided the Pelicans’ medical team for being run by “football guys” instead of those who have experience in the NBA. Fair or not, the Pelicans are fighting against a league-wide perception.
“The organization only cares about the Saints,” one league exec told NBC Sports.
While I agree that there is some truth to this, you can blame the training staff I suppose, but also remember that guys like Kawaii Leonard, Eric Gordon, and others fake injury for whatever reason, and then don’t play (which I think is really odd that they still collect checks for games not played). Teams can’t force players to play when they are “injured” and I honestly wonder how often players use that to their advantage.
maybe tomorrow but most likely vs the wolves. so best case scenario is this weekend.
I am still surprised we waived Harrison as he played pretty decently in Memphis last season and we are so depleted at 1-3 depth. I mean k Williams was first off the bench last night. I wonder what we do with the roster spot?
Jackson played great last night and Delly is more than a punk. That call was total BS and unbelievable. He didn't even try to hide the fact that he was aiming for his face.
Last night the first half was frusturating but everyone had to know that the cavs couldn't continue to shoot that hot all game. But many teams in the west can, so we need to tighten up on some of that perimeter defense.
Talent is there... Coaching, defense, discipline, and ball security will keep this team at or around .500 with a coin flip shot in/at the playoffs.
No way should a team with a yearly MVP candidate (Davis)... an All-Defensive stud (Holiday)... and 3 guys that have legit All-Star talent / potential (Holiday, Niko, and Randle).... be perpetually inconsistent and disappointing.
I will follow them from a distance at this point until they get a coach... hope it's soon... before all this talent is wasted.
Starts tonight man. The next 12 games are crucial and I think we win at least 9 of them. Frank Jackson hasn't come close to peaking and it's fun watching his game evolve. He has the potential to be our "it" guy.
Fun facts: pelicans are fully healthy again as Etwan returns tonight vs Minny. KAT is a game time decision and may indeed not play. We are getting help from other teams and can move up 3-4 spots if we can get 9-10 wins outta the next 12.
Everybody including myself will be watching the cowgirls game with great interest but thankfully the fox app gives you an opportunity to rewatch.
Tis a great time to be a sports fan in new Orleans.