Opening night is always a little dizzying. It’s difficult to measure the new versus the familiar, and to banish what you want to forget while still recalling the stuff that’s useful to remember. Though all five Clipper starters Tuesday night are alumni of last season’s miserable sq[...]
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[...]
I’d read recently on Kevin Pelton’s Statistical Analysis Primer that “Effective Field-Goal Percentage was invented by current L.A. Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy.” Dunleavy as statistical innovator came as some surprise because the Clippers aren’t regarded as an organizat[...]
An NBA team’s media day isn’t unlike the first day of school. Although nothing of consequence happens, the two-hour photo shoot and schmoozefest mark the start of the NBA season. The official training camp roster is handed out like a syllabus. Players and beat writers who haven’t s[...]
There may not be a bigger testament to Mike Taylor’s worth than the emotional response elicited from fans and teammates upon hearing the news late Friday night. No one seemed more hurt by the news than Taylor’s best friend on the team, DeAndre Jordan, who briefly commented via Twitter. D[...]
“Amazing tools, amazing skills, amazing potential but still doubts about his game. That’s the current status of Yaroslav Korolev. In a perfect world, a kid like him wouldn’t be thrown into the NBA so early” -Luis Fernandez of DraftExpress, August 23rd, 2005. Unfortunately for Korolev and[...]
You can find videos of Thursday’s various press conferences — Craig Smith, Sebastian Telfair, Mark Madsen, and Mike Dunleavy — at the Clippers site. I caught up with Telfair afterwards for TrueHoop: No kid in the history of high school athletics saw his young career chronicled with[...]
DeAndre Jordan continues to impress. You always have to offer a qualifier in Summer League, because many of Jordan’s easy routes to the hoop won’t be there when long, speedy NBA help defenders in the regular season slide over to cut off DJ’s path to the rim, but here in Vegas, he[...]
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