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bulldog
11-14-2006, 10:57 PM
In the spirit of keeping up with our ex:


Peja Stojakovic (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3119) scored a career-high 42 points and directed a decisive fourth-quarter run as the New Orleans Hornets broke a three-game losing streak with a 94-85 victory Tuesday night over the Charlotte Bobcats (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=cha).
Stojakovic showed exactly why the Hornets wanted him in the offseason, scoring 11 points in a 13-4 fourth-quarter surge and grabbing three loose balls down the stretch.


http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=261114003

So, what's the difference? Did he just not care with us, was he in a slump, or was it just a bad fit?

spreedom
11-14-2006, 11:09 PM
What's strange is that his Pacers run was an anti-contract year performance.

One of these every 50 games will trick the Hornets into thinking they made a good decision to sign him.

Slick Pinkham
11-14-2006, 11:22 PM
22 point first quarter-- he was in a zone.

Most other games so far he has been pretty invisible

McKeyFan
11-14-2006, 11:33 PM
I never cared much for Pedra.

I'm glad for him, but have not regrets about him moving on from Indiana.

pizza guy
11-14-2006, 11:50 PM
22 point first quarter-- he was in a zone.

Most other games so far he has been pretty invisible

all you need to know

bulldog
11-15-2006, 12:01 AM
all you need to know





Stojakovic showed exactly why the Hornets wanted him in the offseason, scoring 11 points in a 13-4 fourth-quarter surge and grabbing three loose balls down the stretch.

Umm...

rexnom
11-15-2006, 12:05 AM
Really...you guys care that much? Peja was never a great fit to begin with and now the team is starting to click and you're looking back at Peja?

Arcadian
11-15-2006, 12:09 AM
I saw him play this season in the fourth quarter against the Clippers. It is hyperbole to say that he never touched the ball but not by much.

Anthem
11-15-2006, 12:31 AM
Peja's had some good games recently, which have bumped his average ppg all the way up to fourteen.

Yes, 14.

I'm happy to have Al, especially considering Peja's salary.

DisplacedKnick
11-15-2006, 05:02 AM
In the spirit of keeping up with our ex:


http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=261114003

So, what's the difference?

Chris Paul.

Pitons
11-15-2006, 05:29 AM
Two reasons:

He's just a shooter and he can shoot. But that's all. His shooting percentage has risen and is 43,47 % after 8 games after a very good performance (15-22 FG) in last game.

Contract, his salary and his age (he's now 29 years old):

2006/07 - $10,800,000

2007/08 - $11,934,000

2008/09 - $13,068,000

2009/10 - $14,202,000

2010/11 - $15,336,000

Hicks
11-15-2006, 06:45 AM
Some of the posts in this thread suggest Peja's having a good year. He's not.

Skaut_Ech
11-15-2006, 07:38 AM
Chris Paul.

:eek: :nod: :grinyes:

bulldog
11-15-2006, 09:36 AM
No one's having a good season yet. It's too early.

McKeyFan
11-15-2006, 10:17 AM
Really...you guys care that much?

Apparently not. I called him "Pedra" in the post above.

:)

pizza guy
11-15-2006, 11:07 AM
Umm...

Don't go ruining my fun with your crazy facts and good arguments! Peja isn't supposed to do anything in the fourth and we all know that! I was hoping no one would catch that...but no! you've gotta go reading the whole article before making a comment! :laugh:

AesopRockOn
11-15-2006, 01:23 PM
No one's having a good season yet. It's too early.

Lol, Tinsley hasn't missed game.

Since86
11-15-2006, 01:51 PM
Chris Paul.

OVERRATED *clap, clap, clap-clap-clap* ;)

#31
11-15-2006, 05:53 PM
I saw that game, he really was in the ZONE, he was laughable.. because he threw up ridiculous off balance impossible shots all over the court and some from almost half court with two defenders in his face all the time, the fouls went his way to, respect!

NorCal_Pacerfan
11-15-2006, 06:01 PM
Whatever. He isn't missed.

bulldog
11-15-2006, 08:24 PM
Whatever. He isn't missed.

I miss him...that's why I posted it.

I miss shooting and rebounding. That used to be fun.

Oh well.

spreedom
11-15-2006, 08:27 PM
I miss him...that's why I posted it.

I miss shooting and rebounding. That used to be fun.

Oh well.


Vintage Stojakovic provided tons of shooting and average rebounding for a player of his size.. but vintage Stojakovic never brought his bags to Indiana.

What do you miss? The guy was a turd while he was in Indy and I'd rather have the more well-rounded, younger, less expensive player that we know as Al Harrington.

Anthem
11-15-2006, 10:27 PM
I miss him...that's why I posted it.

I miss shooting and rebounding. That used to be fun.

Oh well.
Peja is pulling down 4.3 rebounds per game. Al is getting 6.7.

If you like rebounding, you should be glad Peja's not here.

bulldog
11-19-2006, 09:08 AM
Chris Paul (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3930) was dominating the Minnesota Timberwolves with the highest-scoring night of his young NBA career. But in the final seconds, the New Orleans Hornets turned to Peja Stojakovic (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3119) for the game-winning play.

Stojakovic's 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds to play lifted the Hornets over the Timberwolves 99-96 on Saturday night.

"Unbelievable," Paul said. "I have a lot of confidence in myself, but I have the utmost confidence in Peja."

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=261118016

Pitons
11-19-2006, 09:27 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=261118016

Yes, I suppose Peja is playing better and better.

Hicks
11-19-2006, 09:30 AM
So has this become the official "Peja had a good night" thread?

Anthem
11-19-2006, 10:43 AM
So has this become the official "Peja had a good night" thread?
:goodnight

Pitons
11-19-2006, 10:46 AM
:goodnight

:laugh:

bulldog
11-19-2006, 10:53 AM
So has this become the official "Peja had a good night" thread?

Don't read it if you don't want to, that's the beauty of a message board. People just talk a lot of crap about him, how he's not clutch and too old to contribute. Just thought I'd balance it out.

Jon Theodore
11-19-2006, 12:29 PM
New Orleans has a GREAT roster and I expect them to be a top 4 team in the east come playoff time.

Fireball Kid
11-19-2006, 02:01 PM
New Orleans has a GREAT roster and I expect them to be a top 4 team in the east come playoff time.

Huh?

#31
11-19-2006, 07:25 PM
I do miss Peja tho, he was & would be today the only Player who could actually SHOOT and someone who could "Fill Reggies Shoes" a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle bit better than............ SJAX.

Anthem
11-19-2006, 10:06 PM
Don't read it if you don't want to, that's the beauty of a message board. People just talk a lot of crap about him, how he's not clutch and too old to contribute. Just thought I'd balance it out.
Nobody doubts that he'd have contributed in the regular season this year. But it's a 6-year contract he signed.

And I'm still trying to figure out why you think he'd improve our rebounding situation.

VF21
11-21-2006, 03:24 AM
Greetings, all!

Haven't been here in a while but I had to weigh in on this...

I predict right here and now that Peja will break their hearts come playoff time. I'm glad he's doing well because he really was a likable young man but he doesn't have the hunger and he doesn't have the heart to dig down deep when it matters the most.

Peace.

Anxiety
11-21-2006, 08:56 AM
Greetings, all!

Haven't been here in a while but I had to weigh in on this...

I predict right here and now that Peja will break their hearts come playoff time. I'm glad he's doing well because he really was a likable young man but he doesn't have the hunger and he doesn't have the heart to dig down deep when it matters the most.
Peace.

Sounds to me like you are describing the entire Kings team

LOL :) It amazes me that there are still Kings fans out there who can't get over Peja. Sad, truly sad.