Finally had a chance to watch most of Dallas’ big win over the Lakers last night, and the findings were interesting. 80 percent of Dallas’ offensive sets can be reasonably classified as one of two things: Pick-and-roll Dirk Nowitzki There’s some overlap here, but Nowitzki — a[...]
The Clippers spent a good part of Tuesday’s practice working on defensive rotations. During the team’s 5-on-5 scrimmage, the coaching staff would have one practice squad run a high pick-and-roll, with a direction by Mike Dunleavy to go left or right off the action. The defensive unit was[...]
ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” revisits the circumstances surrounding Cuttino Mobley’s retirement due to a heart condition. What seems evident at this point is that [a] Mobley has been aware of his condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, since he was 23. [b] Each of the four team[...]
Disheartening words, regardless of what line of work a person is in. Everyone wants to go out on their own terms. But with each passing day, it appears less likely that Cuttino Mobley will have that privilege. From Frank Isola at the New York Daily News: Mobley is due to arrive in New York today,[...]
From David Aldridge: The trade between the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers involving forward Zach Randolph, forward Tim Thomas, guard Cuttino Mobley and guard Mardy Collins is currently in limbo because of a physical concern raised by the Knicks about Mobley, according to a source. As a res[...]
The Clippers have likely improved their fortunes this season, though they’re still unlikely to play games in late-April. Who gets the really tough defensive assignments on the perimeter now that Cuttino Mobley is gone? Let’s use Dwyane Wade next week as the case study. Ricky Davis and Er[...]
I generally don’t entertain trade speculation because I don’t find it all that fun as a parlor game. But there are enough reputable voices now suggesting that the Clippers are in serious conversations to acquire Zach Randolph for Tim Thomas and Cuttino Mobley. Randolph coming to the Cli[...]
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 [...]
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