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

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Published: June 19, 2013

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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12 Comments

  1. Hank_

    June 20, 2013 at 12:16 am

    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

  2. Caffeinedisaster

    June 20, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Gerry V on the podcast = Class

  3. Caffeinedisaster

    June 20, 2013 at 8:30 am

    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.

  4. Houpgarou

    June 20, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    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 and evaluated 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.  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. you can’t visualize the ball getting kicked to greivis amid chaotic defense and him making something happen.  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

      June 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Houpgarou Vasquez is our version of Manu.  Should end up being an elite 6th man.

  5. Caffeinedisaster

    June 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    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?

    • Caffeinedisaster

      June 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm

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

  6. Caffeinedisaster

    June 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Came across an interesting prospect.  Why haven’t I heard of this kid before?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQduIznX1uU

    • Michael McNamara

      June 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      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

  7. lsucpolk

    June 21, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Great Podcast, guys.

  8. jsl05

    June 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    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.”

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