Aiming for a 10:30p PT start.
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1) A ton of iso ball tonight. Is it a product of the personnel, starters vs. the bench? If so, why can’t VDN implement sets that encourage off-ball movement for the starters instead of ball-watching and iso-ball? Was it on the players or the coaching staff that so many plays were broken to go into iso-ball?
2) Two games in a row now that LAC has let the opposing team shoot 50%+ from the 3pt line. OKC made fifteen 3′s tonight while GSW made 12 yesterday. What can LAC do to better improve their perimeter defense? It looks to be the same as last year.
3) Any insight as to why DJ only played 21 minutes tonight compared to the 36 he played in OKC when he had a double-double back then?
how about a 10 day contract for a back up pg while cp3 recoups?
Is deandre the problem? Or is this a big man issue? When do we realize that this is what Lamar is going to give us?
If you guys could be in charge of the rotations, how would you handle them? Please name the players you would use and when would you sub for them and with whom (assuming everyone is healthy)? Also, when would you ideally bring them back into the game?
Also, how dare you Andrew not mention Trey when you were discussing a stretch 4 on the bench last night.
Why does someone as uber athletic as Bledsoe have a flat-footed shot? Bledsoe needs to develop his shot. He can’t finish at the rim. Bledsoe’s best option is always taking the shot. Only when they actually pressure him in the mid-range can he run past them and dunk because he can’t make layups with any sort of pressure.
Apart from never having to develop it because of other attributes, perhaps it may have something to do with his hand size / forearm length ratio. He’s about 6’1″ and has a 6’8″ wingspan. That being said, you don’t need a high release jumpshot like Kobe to be a good shooter. for example, Eric Gordon (though his stats as declining, probably due to injury).
I’m not talking about his stroke or release. I’m talking about his flat-footed shot or hop shot. He doesn’t have a jump shot. It’s strange for a guy with vertical so high he can stick his head through the hoop to shoot like Zach Randolph or Marcus Camby.
That’s my point. His control is a work in progress ~ his arm length combined with his 45″ vertical would be chaos. You need big hands to get that control.
Not buying it. Rondo has similar long arms with huge hands and people say his huge hands are the reason he can’t shoot. Reggie Miller had long arms and is one of the best shooters in NBA history. Stockton had huge hands and was a good shooter. It’s all BS.
Bledsoe’s stroke is decent and he puts nice arch on his shot. Jumping higher would improve his trajectory and his percentages.
So why doesn’t he jump?
That was my original question.
3 biggest obstacles in making the conference finals and championship finals? What must happen?
Defending the arc, hot and cold shooters, bone bruises
Defending perimeter shooters, half-court execution, freethrows
With the trade deadline approaching, do we have any ideas of big or small moves the clippers can make?
Trade DeAndre Jordan if we are not going to use him.
Bledsoe and DJ plus some pieces for Dwight howard?
No to Dwight Howard. He’s damaged goods. That and he’ll demand touches. He needs to settle to be the third or fourth best player on this Clipper team if we made that trade.
DH12 is a coach killer. I can only imagine what he’d do to the locker room.
blake griffin was terrific getting better every game, clippers showed their less athletic than okc on bench and starters, clippers age is showing they need another shooter like mike smith talked about, barnes should not be guarding kd most of the time, lamar odom is a better defender on kd, clippers should give ryan hollins more mins. against okc need athleticism and length del negro went with the same line-up that got him some wins off the bench but he as 2 respect okc they r bigger and faster at a lot of positions, i think go big when u struggle 2 get a stop, last yr kenyon martin guarded kd successfully better than barnes did, grant hill looked better shooting tonite but cannot get critical rebounds seems like he can’t move that well yet or he is just showing his age, bledsoe stil learning had a rough game offesively did not provide energy he and jamal missed a ton of open shots clippers cannot win in playoffs if they miss easy shots against elite teams clippers biggest weakness is backcourt shooting and lack of size and athleticism
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Jordan the 40min CBL time keeper. “You shall not pass!!!” *Gandalf voice*
LOL Dude, Jordan, did you get a haircut or something..Lookin’ good!
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