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Where do the Clippers go from here after losing DJ?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by sugrlndkid, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. pippendagimp

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    they should move to san diego
     
  2. Rockets025

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    Probably b****ing about Jordan and getting drunk why slowly realizing he's never getting a ring

    I didn't say anything about Blake, why you gotta bring him into this?
     
  3. malakas

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    Considering jordan was demanding post touches and to be first option in offence it may end up for the best for the clippers rather than keep him and let him post up.
    unreal. One of his biggest advantages was that he knew his role.
     
  4. J.R.

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    JAVAAALLEEE!

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Since Clippers have such financial limitations, also keep an eye on JaVale McGee as a Doc Rivers reclamation project</p>&mdash; Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) <a href="https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/status/617171015140003844">July 4, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  5. Awesome

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    That would be funny if it happened
     
  6. dharocks

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    Where are you reading that he wanted to be the #1 option on offense over Chris and Blake?

    As I understand it, he just wants to be AN option on offense. And he may have a point; in the games in which he attempted 10+ shots last year, he averaged 18.6 points on 68% shooting, 18.8 rebounds, and just 1.4 turnovers. I'm not saying he'd average anything close to that over a full season, but there's certainly an argument to be made that he was underutilized on offense.

    Clippers could be in some trouble.
     
  7. t_mac1

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    Mavs saved the Clips from this one. DJ is good, but not $20 mil a year good.

    This will force Griffin to even get better defensively and on the boards. He's going to blow up next year.
     
  8. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
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    Where do the Clippers go? To rim protection Hell. Paul and Griffin must be deeply troubled. Jordan was a key member of the team and they have no one to replace him. Too bad, so sad, the Clips have been had. Pity that he went to the Mavs.
     
  9. RocketsJumer

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    Javale and Lance on the same team? Then add CP3's over competitiveness and Griffin's almost nonchalant demeanor.

    Must watch basketball! LobCity is gonna turn into LOLCity!!!
     
  10. slestack11

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    You don't think CP3, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Durant can compete as a trio in 2016?
     
  11. Aleron

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    It's not that, it's more like the Clippers aren't one of the teams we're worried Durant might sign with. Re-signing with OKC? sure, Washington? perhaps, LAC? lol no
     
  12. malakas

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    In some tweet. Said he wants to be the man. And doesnt matter since he wants POST touches. Not vto be the garbage man. This is recipe for failure. If they kept him and had to feed him in tbe post it would be catastrophic.
    They will have to make due for one year with some stopgap and then next they will have the money to add a servicable center. It coukd be great if they could get upshaw from the lakers i.e
     
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    What happened to his other project Austin?
     
  15. Aleron

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    I'm not really sure that's what he wants, the problem with lac is griffin runs the pnr, jordan can pretty well but there's overlap. Clippers didn't really run any Paul Jordan pnrs against us, but when Griffin was out, he was scoring on 5+ a game.
     
  16. malakas

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    Well now that

    Well now that the mavs will get lin we shall see how good he is.
     
  17. AroundTheWorld

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    Straight to hell.
     
  18. A_3PO

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    If they end up signing Kevin Durant or some other great free agent next summer, yes.

    Otherwise, they lost a cornerstone player for nothing and will definitely be worse off for it.
     
  19. Mprice

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    Nothing. They are roast chicken in the west without any rim protection.
     
  20. count_dough-ku

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    Maybe Jordan isn't worth that much(I think he is, BTW). But it's also about what losing him means to the Clippers. There could be a domino effect with Griffin leaving in a few years and then Paul eventually bailing(or retiring). Barring the incredibly unlikely scenario of luring Durant next summer, LA is not only worse off this season, but they'll continue their downward spiral after that til they're back in lotto land.
     

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