Slidell Saint

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  1. We watched both games. As bad as he was on Monday that's how good he was Tuesday. You said it - inconsistent. It's the same problem everyone on this roster other than Zion is having this year. They will look like a contender one night and get blown out by a mediocre team the next. There's no pattern. This team is like Forest Gump's box of chocolates...you never know what you are going to get.
  2. Wish him well. Underdog who carved out a nice 8 year career in the NFL.
  3. That's true. I am assuming that he had some trade value. Very possible that anyone who wanted him is just willing to wait until free agency.
  4. I know it's the Warriors - but these are not the Warriors that won those string of championships. They are still dangerous, but beatable. And they are the team we are *supposedly* gunning for in the playoff race. The Warriors and the Spurs. And both of those teams handed us pretty definitive losses recently. So it's not a stretch to say we are done. Get to the offseason...the lottery. Re-think this roster and go get players to build around Zion with. Of course, I'm still concerned - we should have traded Lonzo before the deadline to salvage something for him. As it is now we either let him walk for nothing in free agency or we match whatever offer he gets....and I think that will hamstring our ability to add talent around Zion. Lonzo is not a bad player...and at the right price I like him on the team. But he's streaky. And if another team is going to throw a boatload of money at him, we have to let him walk...for nothing...when we could have gotten something a month or two ago. Frustrating.
  5. We loved the series. Great show! And yeah, Anthony Mackie is from NOLA. His family has owned Mackie Roofing and Mackie Construction for many years. His brother Calvin Mackie is an engineering PhD who runs STEM NOLA non profit.
  6. Looking to be a close game they choke away at the end. Or they win it to keep stringing us along, only to get blown out to the next Ho Hum team they play.
  7. They won that one, but in true Pelicans fashion, they could not beat the Spurs on Saturday night. There is something missing with this team. I hope Griffin can use some of that draft capital he's built up to acquire some talent to put around Zion and Ingram. Because the current roster isn't getting it done. Yes - the young players need a little more seasoning and I think Kira Lewis, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Jackson Hayes have a lot of potential. But we whiffed completely on the Jrue Holiday trade if all we got back were Bledsoe and Adams (by trading a pick from the Bucks to OKC for him). I like Adams...but man...he's a one dimensional player. He can box out and rebound but he can't move to create space and he can't shoot worth a damn. Bledsoe has been absolutely terrible. We might have to add draft picks just to get someone to take him off our hands!
  8. This franchise is once again blowing an extraordinary opportunity with yet another generational talent in Zion. First Chris Paul. Then Anthony Davis. Now this. I just don't get how we fail over and over to surround these guys with decent players. What the hell?
  9. How about Bledsoe's comment after the game when asked about not fouling in the last few seconds of regulation (we were up by 3, would have put them at the line for 2 shots)? Here's the tweet where he admitted he was not paying attention. Literally just seconds left and you lose focus??? This team makes me drink.
  10. The fan in me likes the idea of another weekend of real football and a reduction of the BS preseason games. But I liked the 16 game season. It just made sense. It felt right. It fit in the fall calendar really well. And I'm worried about injuries. 17 games will take a toll on the players.
  11. There was so much chatter about the Pelicans being active at the trade deadline. But at the end of the day, they made one minor move to send JJ Redick and Nico Melli to Dallas for a couple of similar bench players and a 2nd round pick. So there was no fundamental change to this team after the trade deadline. So obviously there won't be a fundamental change to the outcome of games. We will play out the season as the most inconsistent and head-scratching team in the NBA. And then probably let Lonzo Ball walk in free agency with no compensation...all because Griff didn't want to trade him "for a ham sandwich." (His quote from post-trade deadline presser).
  12. Well, they avoided the trap. Actually dominated the depleted Lakers. SVG cleared the bench late and the reserves let the lead shrink, but the game wasn't in doubt.