Voltron or Devastator (Constructicons)?
How many hours of mathematic projections does Andrew Han perform in a day? Will he be ready for the regular season?
Is DJ Foster 50 lbs heavier after his leg injury and all the ice cream and Girl Scout cookies? Is he back to playing full court pick up games? Did he shave that unseemly beard yet?
Does Charlie Widdoes wear Eric Bledsoe Underoos to bed? I think he might.
These are the burning questions us fans have.
The Deperate DeAndre Delusion Deepens.
It’s like Del Negro said in his post game interview after the Golden State game when the questioner was trying to promote the Delusion that Deandre Jordan was suddenly now something special. Del Negro clearly said the opposing teams have been ignoring Jordan to concentrate on the good players and that this ignoring had left Jordan open for easy dunks etc. He went on to say that as long as Jordan knows his role, which is following up on missed shots etc, he can be better this year.
The big problem is that Jordan’s biggest of his many fatal flaws is his defense. The last two years he’s been consistently torched by every legitimate NBA center, and he’s even been torched by at least half of the illegitimate ones. That isn’t going to change, no matter how deep the delusion gets.
The problem is not in the exhibition season, when non-playoff teams put out no name players at center and when the teams are not playing at full speed but are playing more like they do in the all star game.
The problem is going to be the playoffs, when every team in the West will have a legitimate center who will torch DeAndre. DeAndre Jordan was the worst player in the playoffs last season, and when the playoffs get here again, and when the Clippers make it as the 7th or 8th seed, Jordan will once again be the worst player in the playoffs.
The preseaons delusion will mean nothing.
OMG He’s back! Time to troll DeMote all season long and make him eat his words!
Who is Festus Ezeli? I’d never heard of him until a couple of days ago when Golden State started him at center in place of the injured Andrew Bogut.
I read up on hiim a little. He’s a fairly interesting guy, off the court. On the court, he’s considered the “rawest of talents”.
He’s 23, and played last year at Vanderbilt, and then he was drafted this Spring by Golden State with the 30th pick as somebody with possible potential.
He’s from Nigeria, where he graduated high school at the age of 14 and aspired to be a doctor, and then his parents sent him to the US to live with his uncle, a pediatrician, in Yuba City California. Hiis uncle enrolled him into the high school there.
He’d never played any organized sport. He went out for the basketball team, since he was already 6’8″, but he got cut. He went out for it the next year and got cut again, and then he finally ended up on an AAU team. The AAU coaches eventually got him into Vanderbuilt, where he was for four years trying to learn what the game of basktball is.
Well, surprise, surprise, surprise. DeAndre Jordan played fair against this guy, who can barely play basketball at all. And so people here deepened their delusion even more.
This deepening delusion is only going to last another week.
How’s Harrison Barnes working out for ya?
There are so few legitimate centers the NBA removed them from the All-Star ballot.
And you are freaking psychotic. For years you harp on his offensive numbers and ignore his defense. He averages double figures on SEVENTY PERCENT SHOOTING and now you harp on his defense.
He averages nearly 4 offensive boards and over 5 defensive boards. With over 2 blocked shots a game in the same minutes played. DJ is effectively averaging a double-double on 70% shooting. Thats unreal.
Even more unreal is you being back here trying to peddle the same crap.
DJ scored 18 points and 12 boards against Golden State. To say he cant play basketball just proves you’re the delusional one.
Yes! Demote is back.
I did mention a while back, that DeAndre is going against all-star game like defense and hasn’t really been tested on defense yet. I agree there. We really can’t tell until the regular season.
But, his offensive game does look better. It does seem like he can make that hook shot from 4-5 feet away from the basket. To me it does seem like his game has really changed this year. I’m still going to wait until 10 games in or so to say if he’s really improved or not.
You forget though, that DeMote doesn’t watch the actual games. He just reads the box scores every night pretending that he watched the game.
OH MY SWEET JESUS CHRIST DEMOTE IS BACK?! good, i wanna see his face when DJ does well and he has nothing to say
Anyone else having problems loading the show?
And if you guys think Demote is going to shut up because Deandre is actually playing to his abilities, you haven’t been around long enough or you’re giving Demote too much credit. He will annoy us all with NOVELS of baseless and stupid banter. All it shows is that he has no life and can’t find anything better to do than spend hours writing his ridiculous comments about Deandre, which never say anything more than he’s sucks. Some how he turned a several word thought into an incredibly long drawn out story about nothing (I truly believe only idiots know how to do that).
For my question, what worries you guys most about the bone bruises Hill and Odom have suffered?
I bet you though that if the Clips do well this year and DJ is beasting, DeMote is going to say trade him for Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum while his trade value is high.
Another question for you guys, what type of role do you think Beldsoe will have this year. I know we all want to see him getting 25 minutes a night, with about 10 minutes at the point running the second unit, and 10 to 15 minutes at the shooting guard spot next to CP3 leading the best defensive unit in the league.
At this point, I don’t think Bledsoe is ready to run the team for extended periods of time while CP3 is on the bench resting. From watching these preseason games, some of the same mistakes Bledsoe made in previous years shows up again as his sheer athletic ability is having a negative effect. He runs so fast that he’s ahead of the pack and can’t make plays because he’s 5 steps ahead of what everyone else is able to do. At this point, he is better playing the 2 and learning in spots how to play the 1. More guidance under CP3 this year will help Bledsoe learn to slow down and take advantage of his explosiveness. His explosiveness ranks up there with Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook. He just needs to harness it like they have.
Potential mid-season moves?
Charlie Widdows = ClipperBlog.com version of Arash Markasi
Meaning he writes about the Clippers but appears to truly HATE them.
What can I say? Nearly 30 years of pretending to like them has paid off for me. I’m finally living the dream of blogging about the team I hate.
Haha I’m just messing with you Charlie. But lately you’re posts and some of your responses ClipperBlogLive just seem to have a lot of negativity behind it.
Not sure what to tell ya. Maybe read the DeAndre post I wrote today? Or maybe listen to the reasons I give, rather than getting caught up in a sentiment that might not happen to be as optimistic as yours?
I’m merely pointing out the fact that aside from your DJ post today, it’s basically backhanded compliments or negativity. I’m not saying the Clippers are the best team in the West and we are going to win 58 games this year (sorry Jordan), but I’m surely not sitting here picking apart every minute detail of what is easily a top 3 Clippers team in our putrid history. If a lot of coaches (Greg Popovich’s comments comes to mind) and players in the NBA are commenting about the depth of the Clippers and the improvement they have been making, it has to mean something.
James Worthy said it best: “Even a counterfeit bill looks good on paper until you try to cash it.”
Fact is Lamar and Grant and Chauncey wont be ready on opening day. We look great on paper, assuming we’re healthy. We’re also old too. So that assumption of health is not a given. That single variable casts a lot of doubt.
We can put the rose colored goggles on and say “Everyone will stay healthy all year long” and feel justified forecasting 60+ wins. But the truth is, we’re not healthy now, the season starts in less than a week, and we’re going to lose games because key players are out. We’re still going to be a good squad, but the realist can actually read the writing on the wall. Charlie is just being realistic about the problems we have right now impacting our overall season record.
dude…dj looking like LO…#plump
What are you talking about? DJ looks leaner than he did last year. Sure, he is not as cut but he is in really good shape.
meant dj foster…must be the surgery
Let us take a moment of silence for every player on the lakers who have come into contact with bledsoe
Bledsoe beasted tonight.
Hey Guys….are you forgetting about Crawford? I think hes going to be a key for us this year, and it seems like you missed out on him on a lot of your segments…
i agree, i think we all owe him a bit of an apology for all of the criticism we gave him
I think most of us are least concerned with CP, Blake and Jamal. We know they will show up.
We will talk more about Jamal if he starts chucking bad shots. But we know he will be the scorer in the 2nd unit.
Okay I don’t think these bloggers or league analysts realize that saying 47-50 wins basically means 7-8 seed at best. You really believe the Clippers will be the 7 or 8 seed Widdoes and Foster? PLEASE tell me you don’t. Crawford was completely disregarded in this video. You have random guys like Jason Terry calling the Clippers the 2nd deepest team in the league yet you think we have an average bench? Bledsoe, Crawford, Hill, Barnes alone should make the bench among the best.
I think 52-55 wins is far more realistic for the average scenario (some good things, some bad happening).
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