League File | Standings | Schedule | League Leaders | Free Agents | Coaches | CSLO

Tough Situation

Write snippets about your team or the league here.
Post Reply
User avatar
Ramcus
General Manager
Posts: 310
Joined: Fri May 24, 2019 12:26 am
Contact:

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:
Anthony Davis
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.
Stay Me7o Image

Starters: Joe Jackson/ Klay Thompson/ Paul George/ Anthony Davis/ Dwight Howard
Bench: Aquille Carr/ Justin Holiday/ Derrick Jones/ Lance Stephenson/ Brice Johnson
Backup: Yuta Watanabe/ Ante Zizic

2022-2023 CSL Season: 30-52
2023-2024 CSL Season: (Signed Paul George)
New Orleans Pelicans GM
Image

User avatar
Cleasby
Senior Vice President
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:45 pm
Contact:

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.
2020-2021 CSL coach of the year

User avatar
Dennis
Commisioner Emeritus
Posts: 8039
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:19 am
Location: Düsseldorf
Contact:

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!
Boston Celtics "HoF":
PG G. Dragic [7] - Jersey Retired <> 2013 - 2015
PG R. Westbrook <> 2016 - 2019
PG M. Conley <> 2018 - 2020

7 times Atlantic Division Champs.
Total: 536:284 (65%)

User avatar
bt
Chairman of the Board
Posts: 3063
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:12 am
Contact:

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.
sacramento kings

isaiah cousins | jaylen adams | jawun evans
russell westbrook | derrick white | nick johnson
otto porter | dj wilson | deng adel | jerami grant
richard solomon | mitch mcgary | alize johnson
jusuf nurkic | brandon mccoy


CSL CHAMPION Image 2020, 2023

User avatar
Andrewu91
CSL Champ 2022
Posts: 2425
Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:42 am
Contact:

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.
Image
Bledsoe - Stanley - Klay 2022

Year 1 - 15-67 - *worst record*
Year 2 - 36-46 - Stanley era begins
Year 3 - 40-42
Year 4 - 46-36 - CSL Playoffs
Year 5 - 52-30 - Northwest Divison winner, CSL League Champion
Year 6 - 60-22 - Northwest Divison winner, CSL best record, Western Conference Finals
Year 7 - Stanley era ends. "The New Beginning"

Top 3 in GM of the Year: 2022, 2023
Top 2 in Coach of the Year: 2023
SJJ Top 3 in MVP Voting Year: 2023

User avatar
Flaming Homer
Senior Vice President
Posts: 1673
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:31 pm
Contact:

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.

User avatar
emplep7
Commissioner & CSL Champ 2018
Posts: 4355
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:06 pm
Contact:

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.
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest