After back-to-back losses to the Warriors and Thunder, the Clippers find themselves sitting as the three-seed in the West. Let’s see what the Internet has to say about that:
Kevin Arnovitz takes an in-depth look at Tuesday night’s 109-97 loss to the Thunder.
It’s not that the Clippers can’t find shots without Paul, but, organizationally speaking, things don’t run as smoothly. Because there isn’t a tried-and-true system in Los Angeles, Paul is essentially the on-the-spot play designer for the team. After the game, Clippers forward Blake Griffin described how the game is harder for the Clippers when Paul isn’t out there.
David Thorpe and Kevin Pelton analyze the 25 best NBA players under 25 years old. The Clippers come in with three guys on the list.
Let’s talk more about young players! Here’s ESPN.com’s 5-on-5 touching on some of the best debates involving the under-25 crowd.
J.A. Adande tells a wonderful story of Chris Paul and his 8-year-old friend.
Wait, who is that author? I know that guy. At ProBasketballTalk.com, D.J. Foster writes about some of the most likely trade scenarios in the Pacific Division.
The Clippers’ previous regime was high on Afflalo in Denver, viewing him as the perfect corner shooter (51% on corner 3-pointers this year) and wing defender to put next to Paul and Griffin. With Orlando rebuilding completely after the 2013-14 season and needing a young franchise point guard, there would almost certainly be mutual interest. There will be plenty of suitors for Bledsoe and getting a strong two-way player on the wing in return will likely be the priority down the line.
Arash Markazi spoke to three former NBA coaches and asked them for their assessment of the Clippers’ season thus far.