Paul wasn’t short on highlight-reel plays in last night’s win against the Heat, but we’re deeming this 2-for-1 opportunity the quintessential Chris Paul possession.
That was my favorite play of the game. I love how well he controls the time of the game. Dude knew that he only had 4-5 seconds to get a legitimate 2 for 1, and he didn’t waste a second getting it into the front court. Brilliant.
Chris Paul is so crafty. I love it. In years past, these Clippers were always sold to us on potential, but now the team finally possesses that crucial mix of veteran leadership and young, through-the-roof talent.
*P.S. When you have an offensively limited guy like Jordan who can essentially only dunk the ball, it’s so important to have a PG that feeds the ball perfectly for easy finishes. I’m loving this,
Brilliant indeed! He put them the whole Heat team to sleep then he exploded in the last seconds!
This is a whole new team playing a whole new style. With the lacks of EJ and the arrival of veterans the team has refused to play the ivaroni (suns) style. They’re not getting much of fast paced plays. instead they relly on great timing, and supperv leadership which is how most championship teams play.. Only time will tell…Can’t wait!
Paul is way out in front in the all star voting at guard, as is Griffin at forward. It appears both are a lock to be named starters.
DeAndre Jordan is a distant second place among centers. It would be good if he somehow got named to the all star team because that would give him cache as far as making him better trade material for Howard.
Jordan and Mo Williams (an all star) would be two good pieces in a Howard trade but two more pieces likely are needed . . . maybe Bledsoe and a future draft choice.
Regardless, the Clippers have to trade Jordan. He never will be anything more than a second string quality center and the Clippers can’t waste cap space on that. They also can’t win big starting him at center, not ever. The way things are looking now, the best they can do with Jordan at center is to get one of the visiting team spots in the first round. That’s not good enough.
Demote, one thing is for sure. DeAndre is earning his check leading the league in blocks which is the true definition of defending the paint. #6 is going nowhere, for Howard. We can not stunt Blakes development with D-12 out there taking Blakes touches away. Here’s an idea, Blake option #1, Caron option #2, but give Chauney and CP3 the green light to shoot anytime. Otherwise in the halfcourt sets, run plays strictly for Caron or Blake.
Realistically, the Clippers have nothing Orlando would want for D12. Did you think about that, DeMote? Read my post to you in the last posting regarding Baron Davis and CP3. You lack any credibility in your comments.
Howard is not going to be traded. Maybe Orlando will sign Williams (Nets) by the end of the season.
That would be an excellent move and it is possible.
Well for orlando keeping howard anyways
Has anyone figured out why CP3 and Billups aren’t throwing that lob pass in halfcourt sets? It’s when Blake has his man posted up in the post and you can see Blake motion that he can spin around his man for the alley-oop.
Baron, Mo, Foye, heck every Clipper hit Blake on that pass for 2 or 3 easy buckets last year and I see CP3 and Billups still not throwing it. Is it just a chemistry thing?
Opposing teams are guarding Blake better in the half-court set. Also, Blake isn’t on the low block as much as he was last year. Every time he sets a screen, he pops out to the top of the key and tends to stay there. It’s not so much a chemistry thing at this point. Blake isn’t doing what he does best.
well when you have 2 months of practice that’s possible. Clippers had only days to practice together
That was my favorite play of the game. I remember watching it live and wondering when Miami was going to realize that Chalmers needed to apply token pressure to make Paul pick it up. They never did. It just goes to show the difference in basketball IQ between the two PGs. Not that that was ever in doubt…
What do you think, Hope too god we beat up on the Lakers on saturday. So sick of turning on ESPN radio in the morninig and listen how great kobe and the Lakers are. Let me tell you something if those Laker fans think they can carry on all season and hoping that Kobe can put up those numbers , they are crazy. Yesterday i heard him say that he passed the ball to Pau because he trusted him in that situation, Give me a break he is your teamate, they all deserve the ball once in a while. He is to full of himself. It wont last..
Brian Cook is 2nd to worst in the NBA by PER…
Anybody else seeing that Rasheed Wallace is thinking about coming out of retirement. He would be a great backup for DeAndre. Dude can rebound, has the length and is great on D.
A second line with him and Reggie Evans will ensure that teams second lines don’t run the score up in the paint against us.
Chauncey…get on the phone to your old teammate! Let’s make this happen.
Sheed will be like Shaq, all injured all the time.
The DeAndre Delusion spins on.
I liked the results of the win over the Heat, and I certainly think Chris Paul can play great and did play against Miami (but ever since he came back from his knee surgery, his percentage of great nights and even good ones is noticably down, and his percentage of mediocre nights is way up). But I didn’t like the way DeAndre Jordan played. The reality of how Joran played is very different from the public delusion people here are trying to spin about it.
Miami played Joel Anthony at center. Anthony is listed at 6′ 9″ but he’s probably closer to 6’7″. He’s the height of a large small forward. His season and career rebounding average is about three rebounds a game, and his season and career scoring average is about two points a game. The main thing that differentiates Joel Anthony from true small forwards is that true small forwards score far more and they even rebound more and they certainly move more.
So, of course, Joel Anthony didn’t have a big night scoring or rebounding or doing much of anything against DeAndre Jordan. But that hardly means it was because of Jordan and it hardly means it’s an indication of how Jordan will do in the future.
A much clearer indication of how Joran will do in the future was the night before when over the hill, old man Camby was dunking at will on him.
As for Jordan’s play down the stretch Wednesdy night against Miami, two key moments come to mind, and if both had been called correctly by the refs the Clippers would have lost and the lost would have been the fault of DeAndre. Fortunately, the refs clearly made bad calls that went the Clippers’ way, and so the Clippers won.
The first was DeAndre’s “block” at the end of the game. Replays clearly showed it was a goal tend, and likely the ball wouldn’t have even gone through the basket. The second was Deandre’s “break away dunk” at the end. The replay clearly showed that Miami intentionally fouled DeAndre to send him to the line and then walked away from him, assuming the foul would be called. But the refs didn’t call it, and since Miami had walked away from him, there was nobody between him and the basket so he strolled in for a dunk that Miami thought wouldn’t count because of the foul. That is why the Miami coach then got a techcnical and got booted from the game . . . for yelling at the refs for refusing to call the intentional foul Miami made on DeAndre.
If the refs would have made those correct calls, the Clippers would have lost and DeAndre would have been the reason.
The baseless pipedreaming about DeAndre Jordan that goes on here, all of it an effort to fog over the reality that he’s only a second round second string center, is the same basic stuff that went on with the pipedreaming over Baron Davis that the same people here were doing last year.
The block WASN’T called for goaltending. And DeAndre DIDN’T get fouled at the end of the game. And the Clippers WON.
Why deal in hypotheticals?
The Heat wouldn’t have tried to foul DeAndre away from the ball on the last possesion, because that would give the Clippers two shots and the ball. Please learn the basic rules of basketball before you make idiotic comments like that. Did you watch the Mavericks win the title last year? They did it with a center who defends the paint and rebounds, and an offensive game limited to dunks. THAT is what wins championships, and that is exactly what DeAndre does.
Answer this, DeMote DeAndre… On the Miami Heat when you have Bosh, LBJ, and Wade why do you need Joel Anthony to score? Joel Anthony rarely ever does anything. He’s there for defensive toughness and rebounding. When you have that big 3 and then you have Chalmers, Norris Cole, and Terrell Harris, what do you need Joel Anthony to score for? The Heat are loade. I agree with you that DJ is egregiously overpaid, but you have to blame GSW for it. In the long run, if it means CP3 and Blake Griffin stay Clippers, then it’s well worth the price. DJ is still raw offensively and I hope he can turn into Marcus Camby and have a 10ft. jump shot and a post move or two to help with spacing and spreading the offense. However, you deriding DJ all the time has got to stop. It’s not that we are pipedreaming. You know NOTHING about basketball. How many times have I told you that DJ does his best on defense? You think DJ is deficient on defense because the Clips lack a good wing defender to keep opposing wing players in check. Guys like Ginobili, Jamal Crawford, Gerald Wallace keep picking apart the Clippers’ defense because Chauncey and Caron do not have the footspeed to keep up with them. The Clips need a wing defender with some length (like a Tayshaun Prince type player). Caron and Chauncey aren’t long. Because the first line of defense gets beat, DJ has to rotate over and help out which is the right thing to do, but there is a price to pay for that.
As for the win against the Heat, if they didn’t miss so many freethrows and hit their season average, they would have won. It wasn’t the reffing that gave the Clippers the win. It was the massive choke job by the Heat in missing their freethrows that gave the Clippers the win.
DeMote DeAndre, until you do your homework and can make a worthwhile comment, you have zero credibility in any statement you make because you know NOTHING about basketball.
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