The Clippers’ non-starting units are a collective -56 for the young season, but reserve forward Craig Smith has had a couple of productive outings, particularly opening night against the Lakers.
Rhino bangs inside with impunity but he’s also been effective in pick-and-roll situations, particularly with Sebastian Telfair, whom Smith played alongside in Minnesota. As you can see from the video below, the two operate the scheme well:
Though transition opportunities tend to be Telfair’s strong suit, the Clips can capitalize on his vision in the half-court by running more sets like this.
Telfair would certainly like to.