From Kevin Arnovtiz’s post for ESPN’s Daily Dime:
“Summer league can be a tough place to evaluate prospects, and that’s particularly true for the Clippers, who assembled their coaching staff on the fly hours before their first practice. But Bledsoe and Aminu have had a rough go of it in the Clippers’ two blowout losses — although each has shown flashes of strength.
The sinewy Bledsoe burned up the floor in his debut Monday, skidding into the paint at will and draining floaters over the Wizards’ big defenders en route to 17 points on 6-for-15 shooting from the field. On Wednesday, in his second outing, Bledsoe was considerably more cautious, more intent on running the offense and getting shots for others.
There was one consistency to the two performances.
“Turnovers,” Bledsoe said. “Since the first day I stepped foot on the court [in Las Vegas], it’s been bad. It’s something I have to get better at.”
Bledsoe has racked up 17 turnovers in two games. The problem? He tends to go into a possession with a preprogrammed velocity, be it Monday’s sprint or Wednesday’s more controlled gait. If Bledsoe can modulate that speed moment to moment, reacting to the defense and the movement of his teammates, he should enjoy some success — but right now, it’s an exercise in frustration for the young point guard.
“It’s hard when I’m not making any shots and I’m trying to get my teammates involved,” Bledsoe said. “It’s tough, but I’ll work on it.”
Aminu’s assignment is even more daunting. After playing power forward for most of his two seasons at Wake Forest, Aminu must conform to playing small forward for the Clippers, an adjustment that will situate him much farther away from the basket in the half court than he’s accustomed to being.
“It’s just different,” Aminu said. “It’s going to take some learning to know where I can go and where I can’t go. That’s probably the hardest part.” ”
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