Aiming for a 8:30p 8:40p PT start.
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With Chris Paul likely out for a while, how do the Clippers survive with a Collison-Crawford backcourt? Blow-by fest?
Also, who has to step up big offensively?
Blake Griffin has to step up big offensively. My hope is that Doc runs post plays for DJ after last night’s breakthrough offensive performance against an admittedly soft interior.
With Chris Paul out for about 3-5 weeks, what becomes their greatest need: a defensive big man to shore up the front court or a backup point guard? If the latter, could we see Gilbert Arenas picked up? Could Blake Griffin be forced into learning the point guard position the same way LeBron James did as a Cavalier?
That’s a joke right?
He’s trying to get into the Sports Blog/radio profession. THey have to say outlandish and often times asinine things in order to rile people up. Their goal is to get a reaction out of you even if it is not accurate. Any extreme end of a positive or negative reaction will have accomplished their goal.
I actually caught wind of this report around the time I was preparing my question for tonight’s Live segment. This has nothing to do with me getting into sports blogging. I am interested in the radio part since (*spoiler*) there will be a podcast discussing the Clipper’s first half of the season to be released around the All Star Break with two special guests and many others, the cast of Clipperblog being a part of my upcoming special feature. (You’ll like it – it’s star studded.)
To B-Boy 360: if Chris Broussard reported it, I am forced to bring it up because he’s affiliated with ESPN. This does not mean I’m just trying to get attention. I’ve actually advocated that the Clippers keep Blake Griffin at all costs. These trade rumors are actually a test for him. He conquered his fear of getting ejected against the Golden State Warriors on a rigged Christmas night. Now he has to prove to the Clippers he can carry a team on his own whenever Chris Paul is out, while being above the trade rumors that is out there. The Lakers have used trade rumors in the past as a way to motivate Pau Gasol into playing harder – now it’s Griffin who must face this same adversity. Tonight, both he and DeAndre Jordan did just that.
The more Griffin and Jordan have game-saving plays like tonight, the greater the chance that Carmelo Anthony waits til next season, or buy out his contract, to join the Clips as a free agent. The latter could become the ultimate “Screw you” to James Dolan.
Linking the report here. There have been no trades discussed between the two teams. Don’t think there’s much more to say.
I wanted to see how this New Blake would respond when he had a bad shooting night and the team needed him to step up.
Being aggressive and going to the line and hitting 11-13 was pretty good.
I was wondering if things weren’t going his way, would he just get frustrated or would he step up? Although Blake lacked energy at times, in the end, he showed up, that’s a great sign, even more if CP3 has to sit some games – possibly weeks?
Can he turn this into his team again? Can we expect more 30+ games in CP3′s absence?
I would really like to see him stepping up, opening The Blake Show again.
Well, this wasn’t really a question for CBL.
Clippers will need him to keep his recent scoring numbers and that doens’t really exclude better assists numbers – which in the end really depends on guys knocking down shots, something that has been quite frustrating lately.
Last season, when CP3 was out, Blake almost had back-to-back triple double, so I think we can expect improvements in his assists numbers – something I thought would be higher than it’s right now.
His scoring have increased due to his aggressiveness and not because he has become less of a playmaker. So if he steps up, I expect him to put some big numbers overall.
Will the Clippers run their offense from Blake as the point forward in the high post?
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