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Relax.....  First of all, yesterday was a blowout.    Second of all, he had 4 fouls. Hence why Frazier played the majority of 3rd. Then Pels pulled away in 4th so no point to play him m

I think his minutes suffer because of those percentages. He's not a good shooter so I don't expect to see him in many crunch time lineups over Jrue and E'Twaun. His value should be determined by what folks think he can get done per minute, but I'm excited to see how he might shake out with these guys.

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He's a terrible player.  Think in the first couple of preseason games he is already under-performing.  Can't shoot, can't play D, can't manage a game.  Pelicans' were desperate when Rondo left to find a PG, and should still be looking.  I can imagine Holiday taking most of the crunch time ball handling responsibilities.  

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6 hours ago, turner46 said:

His hair is no longer in his eyes so maybe his shot improves a bit, New Orleans also played at the fastest pace last year.

Haha I've always thought to myself when I saw him play a few times - like how the hell does he play with that crazy hair flopping around. I know he's been awful but the appeal is that he's basically free right now could be a decent source of assists and some steals for your last pick or a $1 in auction. If he sucks you cut and move on. Low risk at the very least. 

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1 hour ago, DidiFan said:

Haha I've always thought to myself when I saw him play a few times - like how the hell does he play with that crazy hair flopping around. I know he's been awful but the appeal is that he's basically free right now could be a decent source of assists and some steals for your last pick or a $1 in auction. If he sucks you cut and move on. Low risk at the very least. 

 

With his vision no longer obstructed, his teammates being much better, his coaching staff being much better and his team playing at a faster pace I'm buying. Like you said if he doesn't pan out no big deal but if it does he could turn a huge profit.

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Seemed to have great chemistry with the team in this first game and definitely helps that he's now playing with a bunch of solid scorers. I think he'll do just fine this year. Percentages will probably still be bad, but he seems quick to make the smart pass before he decides to shoot. Here's hoping the first game is a good indicator!

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Pelicans play one of the fastest pace style in the league , fast pace usually generate lots of assts and rebs, and i hope payton can keep this up getting us a lot of out of position rebs while maintain 7-9 assts per game. As for his FG and scoring, i don't think people draft him to score and he usually have good FG due to he only takes shots close to the rim.

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Picked him up late on our draft and still got s--- for it. Nobody believed in the kid, but I had him in my team for 4 seasons (not all the time, but giving him chances). And now he has arrived. Elf will deliver all season long as Pelicans are going to be one of the powerhouses in this league. They have absolutely nobody there to challenge him and the stats will be plenty to go around.

 

Enjoy the ride boys. Its going to be GLORIOUS!!!

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15 minutes ago, Quazza said:

I've always loved this little f---er. First year in ages that I'm not an owner

Enjoy the short haired ride, fellas

 

Same here. Just swapped him with Sabonis (who I think will get minutes depending on how "hot" Turner is). Rozier and Gay still on my radar is this is a fluke. But like the match with the Pelicans

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10 hours ago, Brandayz said:

 

Same here. Just swapped him with Sabonis (who I think will get minutes depending on how "hot" Turner is). Rozier and Gay still on my radar is this is a fluke. But like the match with the Pelicans

This isn't a fluke. He won't be as good as he was last night, obviously, but the Pelicans are going to play fast and they are going to have a short rotation because they have no bench talent. He is plenty useful in all formats as long as you build around him accordingly. His FT% is not on a ton of volume. His FG% will not be great this year because he will shoot 3's, but you own him for assists, boards, and steals. 

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