Ramona Shelburne posts a smart distillation of the Brand drama. The before-the-jump tease: “At the time Elton opted out of his contract on June 30, his intention was to return to the Clippers. He and David Falk said it multiple times.His intention was so strong, he spent the next day or two helping to court Baro[...]
The quality of Marcus Camby’s defense will always be great fodder for statistical debate — he’s like the Adam Dunn of basketball. There’s no denying the value of Marcus Camby’s presence in the paint against teams that attack with dribble-penetration. But we’ve also seen that more a[...]
Fans — particularly those jonesing for a win — are often inclined to overvalue a W against an inferior opponent. But sometimes there’s a counter-tendency among cynics to discount the victory because it’s a cheap win. Yes, OKC is a sloppy team, but the Clips make some real strides tonight. And[...]
Last night’s loss, like all losses, can be attributed to a series of breakdowns. No one single player torpedoes a team, and no one play — even in the closing possessions of a tie game — is ever truly decisive. It’s like that old trope in baseball: The games in April mean every bit as much as [...]
There are countless ways to lose a basketball game, though the Clippers might exhaust that list by the end of the season. One of the most common ways — though one the Clips haven’t been all that susceptible to in recent seasons — is having your best player fail to drain shots. Baron Davis’ atr[...]
As Lisa Dillman writes in today’s Los Angeles Times, the meme that the Clippers would improve once all the starters were healthy and on the court has been debunked. Baron Davis has suggested that the problem is an offense weighted down by a heavy playbook. Chris Kaman says, “Coach is throwing a lot of diff[...]
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