Dave Berri has a new post up at The Wages of Wins Journals prognosticating the Clippers as a vastly improved team in 2009-10. Berri’s optimism is based on a number of factors: Blake Griffin’s monster collegiate numbers translate well to the pro game. Assume — and it’s quite 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[...]
The release of Mark Madsen is just another move in what has been an unpredictably busy offseason for the Clippers. Madsen was scheduled to make 2.8 million dollars this year, but his release will save the Clippers an unspecified amount off that figure. This move was not made for monetary reasons how[...]
The Clippers extended Steve Novak a qualifying offer Tuesday, which makes him a restricted free agent. The Clippers will have the opportunity to match any contract offer made to Novak by another team. Novak’s number is $1,030,189. Given the reasonable price tag and the fact that there are only[...]
Posting an 87.7 offensive efficiency number against the league’s most porous defense requires a special level of bad execution and indifference. The best illustration of this comes at the conclusion of the first quarter, when the Clippers watch a one-point lead evaporate, leaving them with a [...]
There are back-to-back possessions early in the game that offer a glimpse of the Clippers’ prolific offensive night: [1st, 8:56] With Jeff Green starting at PF for Oklahoma City and Brian Skinner suffering flu-like symptoms, Mike Dunleavy has inserted Ricky Davis into the starting lineup, shi[...]
When Mike Dunleavy was asked prior to Saturday night’s game whether he had plans to use Steve Novak more, he smiled at the room of reporters. “If you can help me figure out how to get him more shots, I’m on board.” Dunleavy’s wry response speaks to the difficulty of hi[...]
It’s only fitting on the night the Clippers win their first game in nearly a month, the Clippers lose Marcus Camby to injury. At the 8:52 mark of the fourth quarter, Camby collects his fourth offensive rebound, but lands awkwardly, then buckles to the floor. Camby’s injury is initially [...]
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