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Plus, Monty can finally talk glowingly about his team and more Anthony Davis MVP talk.

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- It didn't take long for Patric Young to latch on with a new team. Problem is that it requires a long international trip to get to his new home...in Turkey.

At least, he realizes the enormity of the situation before him. Hopefully Omer Asik puts him in touch with some good people. Good luck to you good sir!

- After the win against the Thunder, Monty had a lot of positive things to say:

“It was a good win. We played extremely hard tonight. I thought that was going to be the key for us, to do something that is ordinary for us but it is something we haven’t seen consistently, playing hard for 48 minutes. You can look at the stat sheet and that tells a story but it doesn’t talk about the defense that our guys played. I thought Omer (Asik) was great in the paint tonight. A.D. (Anthony Davis) was great having to guard (Kevin) Durant out of position, playing like a wing more so than a big. Jrue’s (Holiday) defense against Russell (Westbrook) was pretty solid tonight and I thought that kind of set the tone for us tonight.

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There were a number of things that happened. We had space out there. Luke (Babbitt) was solid even though he got some fouls tonight. He picked up that fourth one before I could get him out of the game, but I thought in the first quarter we had a lot of spacing. We were executing offense and we ran it the same way we ran it in practice. That has been a big deal for us to run our offense at a practice pace. They missed some shots, obviously, but our defense was playing at a high level. In the second quarter, offensively, we scored 40 points and that kind of set the tone for us for the rest of the night.”

- Earlier today, SB Nation released their early season MVP power rankings and Anthony Davis was number 2 on the list. It looks like a simple formula -- Davis will probably win the MVP trophy if the Pelicans win enough games.

Davis is putting up out-of-this-world numbers and his PER of 33.33 leads the league by a rather wide margin. However, The Brow is docked some points because of the Pelicans' 8-8 record.

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