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DeAndre Jordan; Blake Griffin

I said earlier in the season that the starting lineup of Jordan and Griffin would be one of the best young big men combos in the league, everybody disagreed with DeAndre.. Now i'm not here to blow my own horn and say I was right, but DeAndre Jordan has to be getting some love now. Averaging about 8-8 as a starter and 6-6 overall. The guy is showing that he can really play.

In the last 7 games, he's averaging 9.4ppg, 8rpg, 1.7bpg and shooting about 75% from the field... But most importantly, the Clips are 5-2.

While watching Clippers games, you are able to see that DeAndre Jordan feeds off of Blake's success. He either feeds off his energy, or feeds off of his double teams. Whatever the case may be, Blake Griffin is a step closer to becoming a franchise player, he's making his teammates better around him, and for the Clippers and DeAndre Jordan, a bright future MAY be in sight.


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i like deandre jordan i just

i like deandre jordan i just think his development is taking a tad bit longer then anticipated

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you're tooting your own horn

you're tooting your own horn because the guy's averaging 6 and 6?sucks to be a clips fan i guess

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^1. I just said I'm not

^1. I just said I'm not tooting my own horn.. He's averaging 6-6 while he was a backup to All Star center Chris Kaman.

2. I'm not a Clippers fan.

3. If you have no basketball knowledge to share, don't share anything at all.

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Yeah I noticed how well those

Yeah I noticed how well those two were working together watching a Clippers game recently. If either of those guys gets the ball in the paint it's a dunk, almost guaranteed. Blake has done a great job feeding him when the doubles come, and of course, Jordan is still doing well defensively. It will be very interesting to see what happens when Kaman comes back.

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Jordan

Jordan would be soo much more if he had better awareness and higher basketball IQ, he reminds me a little bit of Dwight Howard but a raw/stripped down version. Having said that, if he could work on his fundamentals, the sky is the limit.

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I like Jordan so I'm liking

I like Jordan so I'm liking the combo of Griffin /Jordan a little more each day. I think Deandre will never have the best awareness nor much of a post game, but if he keeps working hard and perhaps develops a solid spot up mid-range jumper, he could have a career very similar to Theo Ratliff or Samuel Dalembert. Just Has to keep at it and not pull a Kandi Man. I fully believe him falling to the second round was good for his maturity process. Fairly humbling falling from top 5 prior to the seasonn only to fall to 35.

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It's

It's not just a lack of fundamentals. His reaction time, awareness, basketball IQ, passing and offensive abilities are all horrid. He's a great dunker/athlete/shot blocker, but he's still not any kind of solid basketball player. Think a more athletic Samuel Dalembert. It's easy to shoot 75% when all you do is dunk; and it's easy to get dunks when the rest of the defense is keyed in on the super-stud next to you who's averaging 21.5 points a game.

DeAndre Jordan may be exciting, but his potential is severely limited by things that can't be taught. That's why players like himself, JaVale McGee and Hassan Whiteside aren't the prospects that some lukewarm draft-nuts believe they are.

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Its funny now..But before he

Its funny now..But before he entered college ,alot of sites had DeAndre Jordan as a possible number 1 overall pick.....lol

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Everything you posted about Jordan was 100% correct, but he's improving... Maybe not as fast as people want him to, but he seems to get better/more confident every week. He's reacting/anticipating faster on rotations. He's aware of his limitations and strengths. He's starting to figure out where to be at both ends of the floor. Defensively, he's been a solid on ball and off ball defender. He plays with energy, talks on the floor and plays with a little fire... He doesn't back down from anybody.

Jordan and Griffin are best friends, so Griffin is definitely rubbing off on him in a very positive way. Jordan wasn't always the hardest worker, while Griffin is already one of the hardest workers in the league.

I don't think it'll be too long before Griffin is viewed as a top ten player in the NBA. He makes his teammates A LOT better (he's not just a stats machine) and it won't be too long before that starts showing up in the wins collumn.

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I'm all for him getting

I'm all for him getting playing time, any time he can get this early in his career is great for his development. He makes a few bad plays but his athleticism makes a few plays happen that shouldn't so it evens out.

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What love should he be

What love should he be getting?..He wouldn't even be mentioned if he wasn't getting highlight dunks. He only starts because there is no other options. He's at the bottom of the list of ALL starting centers

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I don't know Quincey... Even

I don't know Quincey... Even when Kaman returns, Jordan will get playing time. He plays with enery, hustle and intensity that Kaman doesn't play with. He's a live body.

Offensively, he's just a dunk, but he's show progress at the defensive end and on the boards. I think he can develop into a Tyson Chandler type of center, which isn't what people thought he'd be, but still not too bad.

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"Jordan and Griffin are best friends, so Griffin is definitely rubbing off on him in a very positive way. Jordan wasn't always the hardest worker, while Griffin is already one of the hardest workers in the league."

This I was aware of, and is something that shouldn't be ignored. For this reason alone, I will continue to monitor his progress. If Jordan ends up being a Tyson Chandler type player, than the Clippers should be very happy.

I'd take him over JaVale McGee without thinking twice.

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Its post like this... "you're

Its post like this...

"you're tooting your own horn because the guy's averaging 6 and 6?sucks to be a clips fan i guess"

are why I have gotten away from this site for a while.

Regardless, Blake Griffen n Jordan are showing immense potential to be a great tandem in the league for years to come. It is one of the most if not most athletic set of bigs in the league and both show hustle on the floor. But it is the bond that hey seem to have built on and off the court which makes them so dangerous in the future IMO. They seem to love playing together and that is only going to contribute to better games from them and more wins for the Clips in the future.

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DeAndre Jordan
DeAndre Jordan's improvement has gotten smoother than ks to Blake Griffin... Griffin is such a huge influence in Jordan's game... You can see the energy rubbed off when he is playing alongside Griffin... I think it's time for the team to talk about moving Kaman out because I think DeAndre complements Griffin very well at the starting spot... He's been solid in the past few games and like I said, the guy is more than just a Gadzuric type of player... You can't ignore that athleticism
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