Al Thornton paid his dues as a second year rookie. Now make him your damn go to guy. No questions asked. Just grow up & do it Mr.Dunleavy.
If he fails to deliver, then trade him.
al thornton had his chance. he failed so bad that he was painful to watch at times. He’s actually playing much better now that he doesnt have to be relied on so much. He’s a nice role player at 14 ppg… but will never be an all-star or a #1 scoring option for that matter.
Then don’t keep him. Trade him for god’s sake. The guy can be a monster in any other team.
GEt ready for the at best 1-6 road trip…..
1-6? No Way. They’ll go 6-1.
Al Thornton will have his best stretch run alongwith Gordon & Kaman.
If they don’t win tonight against the lineup the Piston’s have out there, then DUNCLeavy should be drawn and quartered.
What exactly do you see in Thornton that makes you think he could be a monster? I think the rest of us see a one-dimensional volume scorer with a horrible basketball IQ.
Monsters are ONE(sometimes multi) DIMENSIONAL. That’s why you have to let them be themselves. KOBE, WADE and LEBRON are also monsters. But they’re multi-dimensional.
So you’re putting Al in the same category as Kobe, Wade and Lebron? The category being monsters? Wow.
Only the Clippers could turn a 10-point second quarter lead into an 18-point loss. McDyess with 24 and 17. Kaman fucking blows. Also, future “monster” Al Thornton went off for 6 points, 3 rebounds an assist, a turnover and the worst +/- of any player. Sounds about right.
I meant to say Randolph fucking blows, but Kaman does too.
They lost the Pison game. It is kind of sad that Kwame Brown was scoring like nothing. What happen to Steve Novak I did not see him playing?
LOL….where are all the “this team rocks’ contributors tonight? No, Hamilton, Wallace, Stuckey, Iverson, and we have everyone and we lose by 18!!! DUNCEleavy is quoted as saying “our bigs didn’t do the job”. How about I didn’t prepare the team, I got outcoached, I resign!!!! Good news is the Kings won, keeping the hope alive for the most ping-pong balls. Yep, that Thornton is a monster, and Fat Zach really brought it tonight 9/3, now Antonio McDyess doesn’t have the stat line of a Fat Zach, but is 10X the overall player, he knows how to play the game, and is fine with sacrificing his skills for the greater good….something the twin fatso’s and Al “the monster” Thornton have not learned and will never learn.
You are a boring repetive pain.
Clippers should start shopping their pick today. Maybe package Kaman and the pick for someone really good. Fire the Dunce and then they could maybe be a playoff team.
Why would you trade the pick? The only way to rebuild is with youth, and a contract you can control for the next 5 years. Build around Gordon…I’d pick Rubio, has the upside but maybe as importantly he is entertaining and will make people come out, and they are going to sorely need that after this season’s debacle.
Unless there is a 100% possibility of getting either Rubio (my preference) or Griffin, I, too, would trade the pick because nobody else in the draft is worth a top-3 pick.
If I was a GM, I’d seriously be all about getting Rubio this draft. If I didnt have a high enough pick, I’d be looking to trade up to get at him. I know he’s not LeBron or Kobe and he’s still young but he has years of experience playing top level players. He can sell tickets and he can lead. He’s got flash, international appeal, the IQ and mettle to play in the league.
Then again this team isnt about building a dynasty or winning a championship. If it was, Ricky Rubio would be a critical piece and everything would be on the table in order to acquire his rights. If we do get Rubio and dont try to build this team into a contender, it would be a shame to see his career be destroyed by our dysfunctional franchise.
Maybe Phoenix will have the balls to try and trade up in the draft for the one guy who would be worthy enough to take over for Steve Nash.
Griffin is the only can’t miss player in the draft. Rubio could be good, but could also bust. If we get lucky with the ping pong balls, and can find takers for Baron and Randolf, there could be hope for the future.
3. Thornton or ?
Trading Camby might fill one of the holes at the 1 or the semi holes at the 3 and 5. It would guarantee another bad team for next year, another high draft pick. By then, Dunleavy’s contract won’t keep him here. So now, we’re shooting for a rebirth in 2011-2012.
Until then, it’s going to be grim. Since it’s the Clippers and Sterling will still be here, it will likely be grim afterward too, but hey, let’s hope.
Noone is going to take Davis or Randolph with those contracts….so we will probably pass on Rubio because of Baron and Griffin because of Zach and take Thabeet and move Camby.
As much as it pains me to say it, I think you’re right. I have watched a ton of Big East basketball this year and Thabeet is a bust waiting to happen. Is a one-dimensional shot-blocker worthy of a top-3 pick? Absolutely not.
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