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    SF Prospect: Dorell Wright

    The Basics Age: 27 Height: 6’9″ Wingspan: 7’0″ Weight: 205 lbs Some Basics Smart offensive player who attempts most of his shots from high-efficiency areas Below-average offensive rebounder, above-average defensive rebounder...

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    The Missing Piece: Almost There

    The Missing Piece has been an enjoyable piece; both for me, and many of you have told me that your Saturdays were brighter because of it as well. It was great...

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    The Missing Piece: Trading out of the 2014 Super Draft

    Though I always try to do the pieces in this series as objectively as possible, two things have become blatently clear to me in this last week, and as a result,...

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    The Missing Piece: Offseason Plans A-E for the New Orleans Pelicans

    This series was started in large part because of Dell and Monty’s comments last October. They both stated that the plan was to add the final pieces to the puzzle in...

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    The Missing Piece: Scouting the NBA Combine

    By the time the next ‘Missing Piece’ is published, the NBA Combine will have come and gone and the draft lottery will be just three days away. On May 16th and...

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    The Missing Piece: Going All-In on Chris Paul

    Eleven months ago I laid out an argument for why I would not close the door on the return of CP3. Eleven months ago I laid out a scenario in which...

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    The Missing Piece: Perfect Pairs

    Last year, I took a look at the top guys we could consider with our own pick and paired them with the ideal guy to match their skill set that figured...

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    The Missing Piece: Playoff Scouting, Draft Ranking, and Summer Planning

    The season has now officially come to a close for the Pelicans, and now we are just a few short weeks away from perhaps the biggest off-season in franchise history. The...

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    The Missing Piece: Scouting Shabazz

    When scouts, GM’s, fans, coaches, and media really start to shift their focus to the NBA Draft, no player will be more polarizing than Shabazz Muhammad. Nearly every mock draft heading...

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    The Missing Piece: Searching for Bruce and Danny

    When fans dream of offseason acquisitions, they think of the ‘Big Fish’ – the current All-Stars and the guys who could be perennial All-Stars. Two or three guys every year fit...

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    The Missing Piece: Unveiling the Big Board

    It’s that time basketball fans. Whether you get sucked into March Madness for the pure love of the game or for the love of your bracket, we will all be watching...

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    The Missing Piece: Building an Advanced Team

    Last Week, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference took place in Boston, and some interesting presentations were made that might or might not influence decision makers in the NBA, both now...

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    The Missing Piece: Modeling Models

    The easiest way to figure out an answer to a question is to find someone else who has already solved it and “borrow” the answer from them. My teachers used to...

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    The Missing Piece: Narrowing our Focus

    The Trade Deadline came and went without very much movement, but that might not be the worst thing for the Hornets. Lack of movement at this time could mean more movement...

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    The Missing Piece: Mid-Season Mock Draft

    Now that the All-Star break is here,  I thought it would be the perfect time to take a look at where the Hornets could find themselves this June on the night...

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    The Missing Piece: For What They’re Worth

    When the topic of free agency comes up, the conversation always finds its way to the price tag, (i.e.) –  How much would you pay this guy? What is he worth?...

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    The Missing Piece: Waiting for 2014

    It has been assumed for the past couple of months that the Hornets would make a large splash either in Free Agency or via Trade sometime between now and August, resulting...

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    The Missing Piece: Re-Handicapping the Field

    Our first ‘Missing Piece’ of the season introduced all of our possible options and handicapped the field, so now that we are halfway through the season, I felt it was right...

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    The Missing Piece: International Imports

    I hate not knowing. Hate it. I pride myself on knowing every side of the argument, researching every possible solution and then moving forward with well-thought out forecasts and solutions that...

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    The Missing Piece: Draft Tiers

    In the last few pieces we have focused on veterans who could step in right away, take the Hornets to another level, and save Monty the frustration of having to introduce...

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