At Wages of Wins, Dave Berri looks at Elton Brand’s declining numbers, and how they might have cost Mo Cheeks his job: “Brand’s WP48 [Wins Produced per 48 minutes] is 0.075 this season. And last season it was only 0.058. Both marks are below average and not exactly consistent with the [...]
Good teams win ugly basketball games, and tonight the Clippers notch their third W in four chances with a workaday, not particularly attractive win over Houston. There should be comfort for Clipper fans in just how utilitarian and bland this victory is. Ugly wins are indicative teams that understa[...]
This morning’s scouting report of the Clippers in the Dallas Morning News notes that the Clips “are a pitiful rebounding team.” The Clippers have a rebound rate of 47.2. That ranks them 29th in a 30-team league, ahead of only New York. The Knicks have an easy excuse: Mike D̵[...]
I agree with Kim Hughes that timeouts tend to be overvalued in last possession situations. Transition and general chaos always favor the offense, especially when the ball is in the hands of someone as effective in the open court as Baron Davis. As Hughes points out in Ramona Shelburne’s item,[...]
Even though the Clips can’t get the Hornets’ lead down to much closer than five points for most of the second half, this isn’t a painful game to watch. Most of the Clippers’ problems stem from their inability to finish around the basket. Mike Taylor misses three FGAs from 0[...]
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[...]
So this is what it should look like: A half-court-oriented team that uses its size/ability to control the post, as well as its PG’s talent off the dribble to force opponents to over-commit in the paint. On good nights when the matchups are favorable, the Clips will be able to score a good num[...]
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