Around Halloween time as a kid, do you remember reading about Witches’ Soup? Basically Witches’ Soup was made by a witch that threw a bunch of nasty stuff into a giant black cauldron — boots, banana peels, spiders, eyeballs…ya know, that whole bit. I specifically remember as [...]
It’s somewhat difficult to evaluate Rasual Butler’s performance as the Clippers’ starting small forward this season. The efficiency numbers present a mixed picture. Counting stats like player efficiency rating (PER) conclude that he’s hasn’t helped the team a much offen[...]
A few notes from the Clippers 99-89 victory: Kim Hughes gets on the board tonight with the first victory of his NBA head coaching career. There are still issues at play with the Clippers increase in pace (24 turnovers tonight), but Hughes runs some really fantastic halfcourt sets down the stretch. T[...]
For a team that’s dedicated itself to a more intuitive brand of basketball, I can’t recall one instant, apart from Bobby Brown’s alley-oop to DeAndre Jordan (3rd, 0:37), when a member of the Clippers creates a shot or makes a play for a teammate. You see basic entry passes (althoug[...]
From my column at ESPN Los Angeles: The debacle in Oakland Wednesday brought into focus the fallacies of the Clippers’ new strategy. Hughes and Davis have been diplomatic with regard to Dunleavy, but both men seem to subscribe to a syllogism that goes something like this: (A) The Clippers̵[...]
The expected stylistic change brought on by interim head coach Kim Hughes raises an all-important question: Can the Clippers function effectively as a running team? I took the opportunity to watch a ton of game tape to get a better sense of the Clippers’ tendencies, strengths and weaknesses wh[...]
The Hawks are a fascinating team to watch operate on the defensive end. In what’s essentially a copycat league, the Hawks employ a completely unique defensive scheme by switching nearly every pick and roll. Switching on all screens is something you’ll regularly see in a lazy pickup game [...]
One minute and two ugly possessions into the fourth quarter, Mike Dunleavy looks down the bench and calls Baron Davis’ number. The Clippers still lead by 12, though the game seems far more precarious given the events of the past week. As Baron ambles over to the scorers’ table to check in at t[...]
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