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Are the Clippers complete now?

Looking at the Clippers guard rotation it has me to think that they are complete with this roster. I believe that the acquisition of Nick Young and Kenyon Martin is what did it for me. Also with Martin on the roster it gives BG plenty of time to catch his wind on the bench with a proven playoff vet on the roster in Martin. Now to Nick Young, he was the key piece to complement The Big 4 rotation with CP3 Billups Williams Bledsoe. Having Young on the roster just boosted the Clips a lot in regards of attacking the rim from the guard spot.


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They stand no chance against

They stand no chance against the Spurs.....and I don't consider anyone on the team to be above average except Paul and Griffin.....

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Anytime u have Chris Paul on

Anytime u have Chris Paul on your team, u have a chance. If Blake wakes up against Timmy the Clips have a shot to win the series.

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they are over rated. They have paul who does everything, like he did in new orleans. He didnt have much help there and he doesnt have that much help on the clippers either. The team is okay, but not good. Paul normally has to carry them. I think that CP3 should have got more MVP consideration considering the transfermation the clippers have gone through.

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The Clippers don't stand a

The Clippers don't stand a chance against the Spurs. The Spurs are a great defensive team and will make the Clippers play in the half court and will not let them run up and down with alley-oops all game. The Clippers are pretty bad in the halfcourt. The Chris Paul versus Tony Parker match-up will be very exciting to watch. Parker has the experience edge over Paul and the championship pedigree as well.

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The "complete team" is Chris

The "complete team" is Chris Paul. That is a clear lottery team without him. It is nice to have Kenyon Martin pitch in, but that doesn't change their overall outlook. Maybe Chris Paul has enough magic in him to extend the Spurs series a bit, but that was a bad series for both Memphis and Los Angeles. It just so happened in Game 7 that the Grizzlies could have been outdone in terms of being bad.

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CP3 is already gimpy and if

CP3 is already gimpy and if not for the Grizzlies choking they wouldn't even be facing the Spurs....Griffin is way overrated in my opinion, Jordan is so good he can't even get playing time at the end of games, Chauncey is still good but he is aging and injury prone, Butler is decent but also prone to injuries, Nick Young is a chucker and not a "key piece" as you called him since he'll never be anything but a streak shooter, Bledsoe has shown flashes but I bet he'll be traded since there is a glut at the guard position, Martin is good but he is playing on two shaky knees and isn't exactly a spring chicken.

This rant is brought to you partially by an angry Memphis fan who watched his team choke a series away, but also someone who hates the Clipster fans that make their team out to be better than what they are.....which is Chris Paul or bust

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The Clips are tough. They

The Clips are tough. They can rebound, hit 3's, penetrate, and dunk.
CP3 is a superstar and Blake is an all-star who can score and board inside.
He also played very tough on the inside and made Gasol, Z Bo, and Speights work for it.

DeAndre Jordan is a high flyer and very strong. He blocked some shots and got some dunks but never really got going against us. He is also not the best foul shooter. But at a minimum he is a Kendrick Perkins
type with better shot blocking skills and better hops. Jordan's presence makes it difficult to score inside. Reggie Evans can board, foul hard, and get in your head. He also seems to get all the big garbage baskets at the right time.
K Mart is a pain in the ass who can play physical and score a bit.

The Clips have four inside guys in their rotation who can play. Which Spur matches up against Blake Grifin? I think Jordan can slow down TD
some and Reggie Evans matches what Blair gives the Spurs. K Mart can mix it up with some scoring and hard fouls. I think the Clippers' bigs will give the Spurs all they can handle.

Chris Paul and Tony Parker will be the matchup of the series. I think Paul is a bit better. Outside of that the Clippers have numerous
3 point shooters in Mo Williams, Nick Young, and Caron Butler. Bledsoe is fast and physical and could give the Spurs problems.
Manu is the difference maker here. I don't think the Clippers have anyone that can match up against him.

LA lacks a true third option. I think Butler has to be that guy. He is tough and can D up. Not a bad shooter either and can rebound some.
If he can give them 12 to 13 points a game and slow down Manu then the Clips have a chance.

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"The Clips have four inside

"The Clips have four inside guys in their rotation who can play. Which Spur matches up against Blake Grifin? I think Jordan can slow down TD
some and Reggie Evans matches what Blair gives the Spurs. K Mart can mix it up with some scoring and hard fouls. I think the Clippers' bigs will give the Spurs all they can handle."

When has DeAndre Jordan stopped anybody, much less one of the best players of all-time who still brings it when it matters in the playoffs (leave the regular season to the losers and kids).

Blake Griffin can get the garbage and lobs, but it isn't as if the Clippers isolating Blake Griffin on anyone the Spurs have on him is a good idea.

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just my personal opinion

I wouldnt say they dont stand a chance against the Spurs. I dont know anyone who picked Dallas to come out of the West last year....I surely didnt. I thought the Spurs were the team to beat over there last year. Behind them, the Lakers and OKC, and yet it was Dallas that emerged.

On the other hand the Clippers are not a great team. They are not nearly as dominant as I thought they would be. I dont think they are better than that team Paul had in N.O. a few years back that won 50 plus games.

I wouldnt say they dont have anyone outside of Paul and Griffin who arent above average. They actually have a roster full of extremely talented individual players. Yet, they are far from complete. Something isnt all there, maybe its Vinnie.

They seem like the Miami of the West. Winning games due to all of the individual talent on their squad. They are not an outstanding team yet.

I will say their chances against a much better coach and cohesive TEAM like the Spurs looks bleak. The Spurs dont have that individual talent like the Clips, but they are the epitome of TEAM.

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Blake is not Blake right now.

Parker is weak on D so Paul should be very aggressive. Spurs should wax them. This series is interesting if Blake gets healthy. I hope he does.

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No chance against san

No chance against san antonio. Blake griffin is not overrated in my opinion. He is shown a lot on sportscenter because of his highlights but they often speak of his glaring weaknesses. I think the word overrated is overused. If a person is a walking highlight then you are going to see them more than you are going to see fundamentally sound players who are more skilled and efficient. He needs to work on his game a ton(I would state the areas but their are too many things to type) and I think everyone knows that. I was saying before the series that kenyon and reggie evans would have to finish games because blake and deandre are not playoff ready right now. CP3 gives them a really really slim chance but that's about it

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LOL @ the Clippers being

LOL @ the Clippers being complete. Chris Paul generates everything for them. No have no significant strength at any other position besides PG.

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The Clippers will have come

The Clippers will have come off a hard 7 game series and will face the Spurs away in the first two games so if they go 2-0 down, they will have a mountaain to climb.

I think the series will be closer than some think but I'd say the Spurs in 6.

The Clippers can then concentrate on getting Griffin and early extension and hoping CP3 commits long term.

It was nice to see K-Mart have a big game down the stretch, certainly justified his signing.

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They could use a shooting

They could use a shooting coach. No NBA player (Griffin and Jordan) should be that bad at shooting and have that ugly of a shot.

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full team

The Clippers have a good team. In the long run if that team is kep togeher it will be a team that will win alot of games, make the playoffs and win a series or 2. But to me they just won't get over that hump. I think the Spurs, Lakers and Thunder are just better and the only way for the Clippers to get over those teams to reach the finals is if key players on those teams get injured or retire. Same goes for Memphis, Hawks, and a couple other teams...good teams that will probably never win unless the teams better than them get key injuries or players retire.

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The clippers need to give

The clippers need to give more PT to Mo Williams in my opinion. He's arguably their best shooter and best playmaker/ shot creator besides Chris Paul. Foye makes a lot of poor decisions and although Mo is undersized he can make some tough shots.

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griffin

The clippers will become a title contender once blake griffin actually gets a jumpshot and can be a go to scorer. the dude just scores on pure athleticism, if he actually had a go-to post move or he was able to pick in pop then the clippers would have a shot this year. The issue isn't the role players. The clippers have no shot at a title this year. The next few years just depends on how much better he gets. Also it wouldn't hurt if deandre jordan could learn how to score with dunking

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griffin

The clippers will become a title contender once blake griffin actually gets a jumpshot and can be a go to scorer. the dude just scores on pure athleticism, if he actually had a go-to post move or he was able to pick in pop then the clippers would have a shot this year. The issue isn't the role players. The clippers have no shot at a title this year. The next few years just depends on how much better he gets. Also it wouldn't hurt if deandre jordan could learn how to score with dunking

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Scout - you aren't serious

Scout - you aren't serious about Parker being weak on D, right?

If this series goes more than 5, I'll be shocked. The Clips are atrocious defensively and San Antonio is an offensive machine. The Clips have the best player on the floor, Paul, which means a freaking ton in the NBA, but it's not like Parker is some kind of joke, and with Blake gimpy, the Spurs might have the second through 6th best players.

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I still think this series

I still think this series will be closer than expected. San Antonio was doing the regular season thing, but as we saw in the Chicago series, alot of those role players don't have the same impact in the postseason. Them beating Utah wasn't that great, Utah is a middling lottery calibur team. Sure CP3 may be the Clips only legit gun, but he's better than anyone on San Antonio. I still don't see Duncan "dominating" against Evans (Who along with K-Mart will continue to play more this series), and I see no difference from the Foye, Butler, Mo, Nick Young quartet from Captain Jack, Gary Neal, Patty Mills, and Danny Green. If anything, I would take the Clippers guys. So yes, if Manu and Parker firmly outplay CP3 and Griffin, San Antonio wins easy. But I don't see that happening.

The playoffs are about if your good players are better than the other teams good players. The Spurs have a lot of "nice" players, but I'm not sold that their stars will outplay the Clippers stars.

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Also- I know Zbo was hurt.

Also-

I know Zbo was hurt. But Zbo/Gasol is better than Duncan/Diaw or Duncan/Blair.

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