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Tough Situation

Post Author: Ramcus » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:58 am

The New Orleans Pelicans understand that their window is small, their opportunity is drawing to its close. In spite of that, they decided to go all in, trading for Klay Thompson, Justin Holiday and Lance Stephenson, done to address specific holes in their team. With such a star studded lineup, one would think that they are primed and ready for the playoffs. But the same New Orleans Pelicans have started off with a 6-11 record, recently losing to the yung bloods of the Lakers. With limited assets to trade, what will the Pelican's next move be? Clearly they won't be content with anything less then a playoff appearance, but if that means an 8th seeded 1st round exit to the Sacramento Kings, or the Phoenix Suns, will their efforts be for naught? Anthony Davis had this to say for his team:
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I understand the situation we are in, and I appreciate the efforts the New Orleans Pelicans Front Office have gone through to build a championship contender around me. Despite this, I am extremely disappointed with how we've played this season. In regard to this, I will not give a verbal commitment to continue with this team after this season until after the trade deadline.
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Re: Tough Situation

Post Author: Cleasby » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:47 am

I don't think your team is as bad as it's record states. Sounds to me like people have got into your head on the chat. But looking at your results and DC I think that is the issue you just need to maximise your guys and you should then start to see the results fly in. Even if you get to the 8th seed with the elite talent you have you can make some noise.
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Re: Tough Situation

Post Author: Dennis » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:56 am

Tough situation indeed. But I've to admit that it's a bold decision to go all in for one playoff appearance. I think I would have gone the saver, more sustainable way. So respect to you for that!
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Re: Tough Situation

Post Author: bt » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:14 am

I assume you go hard and test this new squad out until the trade deadline and if it's not working, trade, trade, trade.

Klay should do wonders for the team though.
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Re: Tough Situation

Post Author: Andrewu91 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:45 am

I mean, its hard to rebuild without future firsts. If possible, keep adding pieces to the core, if you can and I think you have this season and next to contend.

But if you decide to rebuild, I will fully understand your decision.
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Re: Tough Situation

Post Author: Flaming Homer » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:48 am

The good news is that even with that not optimal start you are still #8 in the West.
Like already said, if AD and GP go to the post season you cannot count them out. But on some point the team have to show it can win games over good teams.

With Klay and Holiday comes some help but 2-3 more solid role players would go long ways.

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Re: Tough Situation

Post Author: emplep7 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:02 pm

I think this is an easy situation to fix and could easily be a winning team. It would be a shame to waste a season with this talent.

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