Maybe that'll shut Laker fans up about Anderson...
Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon
No one knows what's going on with Gordon's knee, and cap rules give him the right to veto any trade until July 2013. But it's unclear whether he wants to be in New Orleans after urging the Hornets to let him sign with Phoenix last summer.1
It's also unclear if and when he'll be healthy again, an uncertainty that will obviously depress whatever market might exist.
As for Anderson, it's sweet that the Lakers want him in any theoretical Gasol deal. But the rebuilding Hornets would seem to have little use for an aging center earning $19 million per season through next year, and there's no indication New Orleans has much interest in trading Anderson in any three- or four-team deal that would send Gasol elsewhere. He's a productive player with a hugely valuable skill set on an affordable contract averaging about $8.5 million per season. The Hornets can open up max-level cap room without moving either Gordon or Anderson.
1. The New Orleans Pelicans
You're all mocking the pelicans? Other NBA mascots include a pair of pants; two different weather systems; a large deer; a space rocket; a person who performs magical spells; the act of magic itself; the inanimate net attached to a basketball rim; a music genre; the sun; and a small chunk of gold.
A pelican is arguably better than all of those. And pelicans are really cool in nature: dive-bombing from monster heights, zipping straight down into the water, and coming up with a meal. The team could replicate this in the arena, with a pelican rappelling from the ceiling, diving into a pool at midcourt, and coming out with a rival mascot in its mouth.
Most important: The inflatable mascot version of the pelican is going to be hysterically cartoonish. The only downside is that "New Orleans Pelicans" is a mouthful of syllables. What about the Bayou Pelicans?
Finally a sensible national article on the Pelicans name. You got to have an aggressive looking pelican to pull it off though.
Los An gel es La kers
New Eng land Pa tri ots
New Or leans Pel I cans
6 each as official names IF we allow them to use the abbreviation of Los Angeles and New Enfkand for Mass a chu setts and more. Greedy, yet parsimonius.
Also, there are a number of these. Don't believe that there is universal support or universal hate.
"Aime la vérité, mais pardonne à l'erreur." - François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
It'll no doubt end up shortened to Pels, which I disliked at first but it's grown on me.
That is my issue as well New Orleans Pelicans is just too many syllables...I say 2 syllables max in the actual nickname would be best and I really like "Krewe" which is only one and it rolls off the tongue quite well as would "VooDoo"
VooDoo would be PERFECT i wish we could get that name some kind of way...Im starting to want VooDoo even more than Krewe, but either of those would be infinitely better than Pelican imo
This syllable talk is inane.
Are we really talking about syllables on a basketball forum?
Actually with the inflection here, it'll be more "Pel-cans" than "Pel-i-cans", so
The question that I'm merely tryin to pose is as simple as me sayin
But what about repentance?
What about the tension?
What about you eating dinner in the devil's kitchen?
But what about repentance?
What about committing the same sin
over and over again and again and ah..
Don't forget explosive plosives.
And I still don't get how its okay to short hand Cavs, but not Pels.
This is the problem with America. Complaining about how many syllables it is to say a word. You know how much time it takes to say the difference between Voo-Doo and Pel-I-Cans. like 1/10th of a second.
Whiners gunna Whine.
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