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When do we stop pretending that $12M worth of wing players which features a 6’4 SG can compete in a playoff series?
…4 of our 6 wings are now injured. If you think you’re going to get meaningful data out of them right now, you’re gonna have a bad time.
They are FEEBLE against any athletic wings. It’s a joke. OKC, the Heat, Portland.
We haven’t even played Portland yet.
Matt Barnes is still a very important contributor.
Everyone gets eaten alive by Durant, Wade, and LeBron.
Portland’s wings will eat ours alive. So will Dallas’s.
the wings didnt lose us the game, our bigs did
they couldnt get a rebound in the last 4 mins to save their live, got torched in the post by their bigs and blake and jamison shot 3/18
playing without DJ didn’t help much as well
well even when he was in game they were giving up offensive rebounds
they just try to out jump ppl, they barely box out, something else i see is that the bigs on the defensive glass wait for the ball to get to them unlike when theyre on offensive glass they attack the ball to get rebounds idk if its just that offensive rebounds interests them more or what
look, they were better with DJ, he got enough for the time he played. Blake was doing ok in the first half and then, I didn’t even see BLake anymore, was he even playing? it’s sure frustrating but unfortunately it’s nothing new, they don’t box out well, for some unknown reason.
but again, it’s nothing new, to pound on that like this just because of this game would only be ok if the Clippers were always outrebounded like that. but they are not, so this enters in the category: it was bad but it happens. it’s not a comformist position, it’s just that you can’t point out out of the curve stuff as a cause of a loss or a win, it’s out of the curve, something that happens sometimes.
and to not give up transition D, they are indeed sacrificing offensive boards.
idk get how you say its nothing new then say it doesnt always happen, that kinda contradicts itself
btw i wasnt saying they did bad on the offensive boards, i actually said they do better offensively than defensively
they not boxing out isn’t new, but they being outrebounded like that is something out of the curve, there is no contradiction here.
when you dont box out you’re suppose to get outrebounded and just because the other team doesnt take advantage of that doesnt mean you should be satisfied
for example: for one game the other team gets 20 open 3 pointers but if they only makes 4, on paper you had a great defensive game but are really satisfied with that after the game ik im not and i would say they had a bad defensive game even tho on paper they had a great one
the same goes with rebounding if you dont box out, but keep up in rebound on paper it seems pretty good but afterwards i still consider they got out rebounded not on the stat sheets but from a performance stand point, so to me when you say they consistently dont box out it is the same as saying they consistently dont rebound well
What changes between home and road for the Clipper offense? It’s been downright terrible on the road.
This comment was more hinting at the fact that the role players all suddenly start shooting like absolute crap on the road.
Dudley: 50/40/70 to 40/30/57
Collison: 43/21/76 to 43/50/92 (!)
Bullock: 45/18/100 to 35/38/50
Jamison: 40/67/50 to 33/50/83
Crawford: 42/35/89 to 47/39/76 (!)
Green: too terrible both home and away
So the Clippers role players do seem to generally shoot worse on the road than at home, but not as bad as I thought. Let’s check out the big 3:
Paul: 45/27/89 to 45/35/91
Griffin TS%: 57 to 56
Jordan TS%: 60 to 53 (ouch)
Jordan’s true “shooting” percentage falls quite a bit (FTs have a lot to do with that), but he’s not that important as far as making his teammates better goes (as shooters do). So why are the Clippers shooting so poorly on the road? Where is the problem?
Ha-Ha, Blake played like garbage and got outplayed again, yet hIs fan boys don’t want to call him out. Max contract for a guy who pees on himself in the fourth quarter. Aldridge better, Horford better, and yes Love is better.
Sure Blake needs to step up and he should be playing in the 4Q like he was 2 weeks ago but calm down, the same way that only fanboys would conclude that he is a MVP because of that 25/12/5 stretch in which he also outplayed Love, only a hater would say he doesn’t worth a max based on this slump as well. Griffin is yet to show consistency to play like he played in his rookie season, as a go-to guy but nonetheless, a 21/11/3 guy is worth a max in any team in this league. Blake is not a superstar, we know, but let’s not get over the board.
So by game #? will this team finally get it? Doc’s philosophy. The defense and the offense are just so off. Doc is picking the players..do you think his GM moves have been lacking? Especially for the bench. I know it’s early yet.
Lots of Clippers’ fans here are just bandwagons panickers, what a joke. Endure a tough loss without panicking, ok? Team is playing horribly but this “mimimi”, “whining”, “panicking”, “pointing fingers”, “giving excuses”, won’t get nobody nowhere.
so pointing out facts is all of a sudden whining or pointing fingers
Were you whining? If not, it’s not about you, it’s as simple as that, why bother with what I said if you weren’t? I don’t get.
But what I said is true, there are tons of Clippers’ fans panicking on the Internet, it’s a non-stop whining and panicking class.
I’m very aware of how badly these last games have been and no, I’m not ok with that, very far from that.
I’m not telling anybody what to do, I’m expressing my opinion as well, just that.
Some people simply get carried away in either W or L, but in a loss, after some bad losses always turns into whining, for some reason.
I criticize this team’s pros and cons every game the same way, I don’t over criticize them just because they lost and neither I over praise them when they win.
What I’m complaining is how some people over criticize and panic when there are bad losses, as if shouting and cursing, complaining about everything would solve something.
Dudley is sorry and any SG will dominate JJ. Harden was hurt when we played Houston. It’s all fool’s gold. We have to trade an upgrade the wing position.
Dudley is playing below what I expected and way slower than I expected. But even so, the wings are not Clippers’ biggest problem. I think that having Barnes and Redick back will really help, even more with Bullock getting used to play more.
Clippers need a big that can defend the pick and roll and not being a liability on post D, Odom can possibly be that guy, but I expect something better until trade deadline. MWP would have been perfect as a 3/4 guy that can defend and space the floor, but he chose the Knicks instead.
As for the wings, I just don’t see Clippers being able to trade Dudley, he has no leverage as a trade chip, what team would want him? But bottom line, there are times that Clippers play D and great offense, it just doesn’t happen constantly. But for me, this is proof enough that this can work, Clippers don’t need any radical change like that.
People always forget how the Heat played pretty badly when they first got together and that only in the next year they finally gelled. So although it became a common place, it’s really true that it’s a process and people got to have more patience. Clippers can’t turn every bad loss into a trade conversation, like that it will never end.
if you watched reddick in games you know hes not the problem defensively
Just an example, people were whining a lot in that CP3 mini-slump when he couldn’t make a eff basket. That’s when trade Jamal talk also started and now what? Being like that is not really productive, that’s my point.
Dudley and JJ aren’t All Stars. They aren’t Int’l stars either. Let’s all come back to reality. We’re a paper tiger. Everybody hopes they play us in the playoffs.
for now, that’s probably true, but what team has 5 All-Stars? Clippers never expected Redick or Ddley to be All-Stars, they are role players and that’s what Clippers got and in that sense, I don’t see the problem. Clippers lack consistency, you can’t give up D because shots are not falling and the interior D was simply horrible. Combine that with Blake being in a mini-slump, no Redick, shots not falling and this is what you get.
nobody is hoping theyre the ones to play us into playoffs, theyre there for support and when you say they arent allstars, most teams even great team dont have 4 5, we have 2 and thats enough with enough support
idk how you expect them to have a whole team of allstars
Everybody *prefers* to play us in the playoffs. Are you kidding? Ask any fan from another team. We instill fear in no one right now.
how is this relevant to what you previously said?
The Cavs were clogging the paint and those 3 pointers were open shots….the Clips just missed most of them. Hit three more of those and you win…
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