In the NO Podcast Episode 139: Gerry V, the Finals, Draft Workouts

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Published: June 19, 2013
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Gerry V joins Ryan and Michael to talk about the Finals, what the team can take away from these games, and what they need to be looking for this off-season. Then Ryan and Michael talk about the workouts that have happened so far, the strange lack of Eric Gordon’s name in the team’s draft press release, and who we think is on Dell Demp’s draft board.

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11 comments
jsl05
jsl05

As GerryV noted, vets are extremely important.

I just started reading Mike Krzyzewski's The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team today, and I saw a couple interesting and insightful quotes.

"I also believe that a team needs some people with experience -- veterans. Often those who have been in a particular business the longest are ignored, their contributions replaced by those of the newest up-and-comer. But it's the veterans who have the deepest level of institutional understanding and who can pass this experience on to the other memebers of your team. The veterans are also those who grasp the concept of legacy. Legacy asks the question, 'Who were you? Did you win? Did you lose? Did you do something special?' Trust me, the people who are experienced enough to ask these questions can motivate your team."

"Take the time to conduct personal interviews, face-to-face when possible."

Caffeinedisaster
Caffeinedisaster

Who else thinks that if we hang on to Gordon, we could possibly draft his brother to play the 3 next year?


Where's your heart now, ER-ic?

Houpgarou
Houpgarou

Think greivis gets an unfair evaluation here.  He is a 3rd year player who makes 2 million a year, not a member of someone's big 3 or anything.  greivis played a ton of minutes because of the dead contract weight on our roster and the desire to give reps to and evaluate guys like greivis

If you look at the spurs, last series matt bonner played prominently to put another body on z-bo, corey joseph was a mainstay in rotations in some series, etc., etc  That model that we like to say the pels ascribe to consists of having good character role players willing to do what is asked of them and play in certain situations due to matchup considerations.  I do think greivis could play in the finals (are you telling me he couldn't match up with mario chalmers??, ray allen??, shane battier??), even if he couldn't he might have great use in another matchup.


in the same segment gerry v makes the case that in games like these you need guys who can make something happen when things inevitable break down. you can't visualize the ball getting kicked to greivis amid chaotic defense and him creating a shot for himself or another?  even if his clutch time numbers are not ideal, he is getting better and his array of floaters is ever improving and exactly the arsenal that you can use in such a situation.  in other words he is improving at and capable of making the kind of low percentage shots that sometimes become necessary in high intensity games against elite defensive teams

Caffeinedisaster
Caffeinedisaster

I agree with what you guys said about Dell.  He doesn't say anything because he doesn't want other teams to catch wind of what he knows.  I don't think we pick Burke, Len or MCW.  

Hank_
Hank_

I get the feeling that dell has a draft day deal already lined up that involves eric gordon. Only conclusion that i can come to when you look at the fact that we didnt involve eric gordon in the article and we only worked out 3 players

Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara moderator

@Caffeinedisaster He tested the waters 2 years ago, then withdrew last minute. He has been on NBA radars for a long time. 

In a normal draft, whatever that is, he would be a mid 20's project type of guy, but in this draft, he might go at the end of the lottery. Perhaps OKC or even Philly

Caffeinedisaster
Caffeinedisaster

Or draft his brother, then ship him off.........(evil)......

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