The SixFouls crew talks about the mistake Chicago made firing Tom Thidodeau, what the hiring of Scott Skiles means for Orlando’s playoff chances next season and the best fit on the New Orleans Pelicans bench.
A win over the defending champion San Antonio Spurs the last day of the regular season to cap off an eight-and-three stretch over the team’s final eleven games and a 45-win season was a pleasant surprise for this young New Orleans Pelicans team.
They reached the playoffs for the first time since the 2010-11 season when Chris Paul and David West were leading the way. The second appearance for head coach Monty Williams in his fifth season as the organization’s head coach. A first-round series loss to the Golden State Warriors was a surprise to no one.
But the true question is, with a young ascending superstar in Anthony Davis, where does the team go from here in order to continue the rise?
When talking to the New York media, Knicks President Phil Jackson hinted to the possibility of trading away the team’s first-round draft pick this year should they fall to the number five in the lottery:
The NBA may not have the all-time great talents in the league like they did during the 1990’s, but some could argue that from top-to-bottom the association has never had this much talent and athletic ability like it does today.
So as a result I thought to myself, if I could handpick a starting lineup today, who would it be?