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Do u guys think Barnes will stay as a starter into the playoffs or will danger granger steal it off him?
Yeah that’s the discussion going forward. Danny looked a bit rusty and will be eased in, so I don’t think it’s much of a question for the next few games. That being said, even once Granger is fully acclimated, he’s going to have to take the spot from Barnes, the guy’s been an absolute beast since the trade deadline. On another note, big baby isn’t quite turning out how we hoped, call me crazy but i’d rather have hollins out there than him, at least hollins can get up for rebounds and only takes high percentage shots.
Big Baby is a situational player. Not only was Big Baby brought in to streamline Doc’s system, he also knows how to handle Dwight Howard. If the Clippers were to draw the Rockets in the playoffs, Doc would have the advantage here because he can then use Big Baby as his kryptonite to slow down D12, essentially winning the game. Teams sign a unique player for two reasons:
1. To fix a weakness in the team’s system
2. To help them defeat a certain player of an opponent who they cannot match against (ex: Sasha Vujacic to match up against Goran Dragic)
I agree with the first reason, or at least think it’s a legit reason to sign a unique player. I think a lot of people thought that big baby was going to be a strong post defender who could take an occasional jumper and pull down some boards. Tonight he did a lot more harm than good — a lot of silly fouls. He constantly complains about calls (literally every play, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him admit he fouled a player), but the thing is the way he defends, very handsy, just sort of lends itself to the types of plays where refs call fouls, right or wrong. I think he also had like 3 offensive fouls on moving screens. Not very helpful.
Wrong again creamsauce. Doc isn’t concerned about D12. Every time the clippers played HOU this year, Doc has told DJ “you’re on your own”. He’s ok with letting D12 work in the post and focusing the def. On staying with shooters…I think the Clips have handled Houston every time they’ve played correct? Also Vujacic to match up against Dragic? You might be the only person in the world who thinks a coach would sign Vujacic because he can stop someone…
It’s great seeing Bledsoe again. Let’s just say if Bledsoe was never traded and was coached by Doc Rivers, how would you see his outlook and where would he right now?
I noticed that the Clippers are hovering around .500 at road games. Does this concerns you especially during the playoff time?
One last question,
If everyone is to be healthy, what you think the minute distribution among SG/SF?
Which set of guys would you consider a clutch lineup or to finish game?
Obviously, there is CP3, BG, DJ. Who is your other 3’s?
What are the similarities and differences between the Warriors of last year and the Suns of this year, and which of the two is more likely to eliminate the Clippers out of the playoffs? Could the Clippers go after Sasha Vujacic again, knowing that he’ll never play meaningful minutes unless they draw the Suns in the playoffs? Vujacic is the only player who can defeat Goran Dragic.
They don’t need him. Sasha was pretty bad during his 10day
Jared Dudley got hurt during the game. Do you think his injury is for real or is this maybe a (nice) way to get him out of the rotation for Danny Granger? It seems a bit too much of a coincidence…
yeah I’m sure doc gave dudley the signal to grab his back and tell his teammates to call a timeout. Doc’s no tom caughlin, cmon mannnnnn
In recent years, the Clippers had rosters featuring really athletic players with smaller and less refined skill sets. Will these new Clippers who only have a few great athletes and many more poor athletes (the bench) encounter new problems with explosive teams down the stretch and into the playoffs?
Love the show, thanks.
Nique also said “it was against the Bobcats” when they have the sixth best defensive efficiency lol.
Can we talk about Darren Collison? He’s really looking like an NBA player.
Who said he wasn’t? The guy has started on other teams, and really would start on about 15 teams right now. DC is awesome, but his jumper has been a concern. If he can keep shooting like he did tonight, he could become much more than a change of pace PG.
I mean his job was replaced by Mike James not too long ago.
The NBA is all about the right fit. Collison was not the right fit in Indiana and was probably overlooked in Dallas, but for LA he is a great fit.
You’re also afraid of Phoenix because you’d be forced to play against Eric Bledsoe, the same player whom the Clippers drafted, and it would break their heart that they’d be forced to defeat the player they crafted if they wanted to win a title. Too emotional.
Matt Barnes has looked great in the last few games. Is he back to his last season form or just a good stretch?
Good show fellas!
A very nice win for the Clippers. CP3 did not have a good shooting night and usually that costs the Clippers but not tonight. Barnes was great. Darren Collison has been the Clippers x-factor. Eric Bledsoe may be the more talented player, but Collison’s ability to be a floor general and scorer has changed this team’s trajectory. They are a legitimate top 4 seed and a good bet to get to the conference final.
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