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Old 01-21-2019, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default If Anthony Davis is the best player in the world, why are the Pelicans 12th seed?

Whats going on here?

James Harden is out there winning games and beating GSW all by himself while Chris Paul is out.

B-b-b-b-but AD has no help

Jrue Holiday, Julius Randle, Mirotic..... yeah sure
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: If Anthony Davis is the best player in the world, why are the Pelicans 12th seed?

Who thinks Davis is the best player in the world?

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Old 01-21-2019, 07:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: If Anthony Davis is the best player in the world, why are the Pelicans 12th seed?

Oh look at that Pels up 20 with AD not playing.

This guy is the least impactful first option statpadder I've ever seen in my life.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: If Anthony Davis is the best player in the world, why are the Pelicans 12th seed?

Whoever thinks Davis is even top 3 in the world doesn't anything about basketball. He's not even top 5, but I find it insulting people put him in the top 3 category so easily.
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:02 PM   #5
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Default Re: If Anthony Davis is the best player in the world, why are the Pelicans 12th seed?

Hes Malone without a Stockton
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:13 PM   #6
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Default Re: If Anthony Davis is the best player in the world, why are the Pelicans 12th seed?

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Whats going on here?

James Harden is out there winning games and beating GSW all by himself while Chris Paul is out.

B-b-b-b-but AD has no help

Jrue Holiday, Julius Randle, Mirotic..... yeah sure
Harden is taking 40 shots per game, including 10-20 3fga
Gentry is an idiot and should be fired already.

You act like before coming to the Pelicans, Randle was a stud. Mirotic went down early in the season and missed lots of games and just got back. Jrue Holiday could do much better.
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:18 PM   #7
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Default Re: If Anthony Davis is the best player in the world, why are the Pelicans 12th seed?

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Whoever thinks Davis is even top 3 in the world doesn't anything about basketball. He's not even top 5, but I find it insulting people put him in the top 3 category so easily.
You are an idiot if you don't believe he's top 3.

-Harden has a team made to better his strengths

-LeBron has to clean house, because he can't play with certain type of players

Pelicans lack shooting. One player isn't magically transform you into a three point threat. I am talking about Mirotic. Other than him? Etwan Moore?

Randle isn't shooting the 3 very well
Jrue HOliday, same
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:53 PM   #8
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Default Re: If Anthony Davis is the best player in the world, why are the Pelicans 12th seed?

Basically. He's just a stats guy. A glorified Kevin Love on Minnesota with a green light.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:05 AM   #9
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Default Re: If Anthony Davis is the best player in the world, why are the Pelicans 12th seed?

Nobody thinks he's the best player in the world, are you high?
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:14 AM   #10
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Default Re: If Anthony Davis is the best player in the world, why are the Pelicans 12th seed?

Excessive ball-dominance is bad, but so is excessive bird-feeding/play-finishing

AD is assisted on 70+ % of his shots... That's way too much for a player of his talent/skill combination

It's essentially bad coaching that didn't know what to do with his next level talent

Repeated pnr's won't win with AD...That makes him too much of a play-finisher, which reduces his impact and ability to "carry" his team to victory

The offense needs to run through AD to an extent - he needs to create more like say, Blake Griffin (who is nowhere near as good) - that would help his team win more than letting jrue holiday put the pressure on the defense..

AD putting pressure on the defense wears down the defense thus blunting their offensive attack more than jrue holiday putting pressure on the defense.. if the defense only has to worry about AD when he's finishing a play or alley, they're being let off easy... It's a huge mistake to make AD primarily a play-finisher

And it's funny because that's lebron's weakness - his ball monopolizing turns teammates into play-finishers... However, this weakness is minimized with a goat play-finisher like AD - he finishes better than anyone lebron ever had... But if AD and Lebron don't play off each other (so lebron playing off AD, not just AD off lebron), they won't reach their potential - there's no reason they shouldn't win b2b right now, especially with the kd-warriors being finished and kawhi potentially joining a weaker clipper team than his raptors
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:27 AM   #11
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Default Re: If Anthony Davis is the best player in the world, why are the Pelicans 12th seed?

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Whoever thinks Davis is even top 3 in the world doesn't anything about basketball. He's not even top 5, but I find it insulting people put him in the top 3 category so easily.

wrong.
AD is definitely top5 in the league.
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