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Jordan out scores McGee, Koufos and Mozgov combined

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Jordan out scores McGee, Koufos and Mozgov combined

In the Clips first preseason game DJ drops 14 pts on 7/10 FG the dude has been working on his post game all this offseason, it appears to have paid off tonight. If he finally develops a legit offensive game the Clips will be the darkhorse to win it all this season. Go Clips


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It is only one game of

It is only one game of preseason I am not taking much out of that stat line, though it is a good boost of confidence for him to get off to a good start. Just like last year, I don't really see Jordan finishing or playing much in the fourth quarter during the regular season because of his free throw shooting, and if Odom can be the player he was before he will steal his minutes.

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Yeah but dude's footwork

Yeah but dude's footwork looked good tonight as long as he continues to work on his post moves his offensive game will develop. Don't forget centers take longer to develop than any other position. Also Bledsoe looked crazy good tonight 25 pts 8 reb 6 as 5 stl outplayed Lawson for sure.

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i watched the game and he

i watched the game and he looked good. He punked javele mcgee on a couple blocks at the rim. But damn if deandre didnt have the type of mind boggling dumb play in the third quarter that would of had me pissed as a coach. Javele goes up for a dunk and deandre swats it. Javele stumbles into the fans and the clips grab the rebound and get out to run. Deandre instead of running back on offense is so pleased with his block he walks right over to the clips bench banging on his chest. I mean he takes a full 6 steps all the way to the bench and just mean mugs his teammates giving himself props all the while his man is laying down out of bounds and his teammates are at the other end trying to get a transition bucket. Finally deandre jogs back after javele got up and got back on D. But deandre showed awesome swag for sure, defenitely let his teammates know how nice his play was. Looked like a clown.

Some other notes from the game:

Blake might challenge his teammate odom for best handles for a pf in the game. i mean his handles were nasty tonight. On one possesion he dribbled length the court with kenneth faried trying to get up on hiom and go for steals and griffin crossed him twice and then finally blew by him with a behind the back dribble. Griff had a number of plays where his dribble was pg worthy. But his post game and jumper were still suspect. he routinely turned down open shots and the one he did take he hesitated and missed it badly.

Jamal crawford was huge down the clutch. He scored 8 straight points in the final 3 minutes and was looking to go for the throat.

Eric bledsoe was the best player on the court for either team. His stats were off the hook, but they didnt even do his play justice. He flat out ran the show like a pg should and got wherever he wanted and controlled the offense.

Gallo's game looked sweet as usual. I mean this guy is gonna make the melo trade seem even, loved what i saw from him tonight.

Speaking of lamar, he looked just as clueless as he did with the mavs last year. No passion and he stood out on the perimter the whole time. The clipper announcers were making excuses for him saying he was not yet in basketball shape. So why is that? Is he coming off an injury? Dude needs to get back to basics and prove he loves th egame becasue he has too much talent be out there dogging it and just letting the game come to him.

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How were his free throws?

How were his free throws? Otherwise, he's still sitting the fourth quarter.

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lol at the people who said

lol at the people who said they will take McGee over Jordan to their team in some discussion that took place here not long ago!

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It seems like Jordan really

It seems like Jordan really took this matchup with McGee personally, the way he was going after those blocks. Still, his ridiculous show-boating and chest-beating ruined any respect that might have been garnered from this game. As long as he thinks blocking a shot or dunking a basketball is more important than doing the little things that get wins, he'll be a joke.

You can always see when a player lacks self-belief, because he'll celebrate every isolated incident because he knows they are few and far between. All the greats just shrug and move on, unless it's a particularly high pressure situation or they were getting in the other guy's head, which is different to just beating your own chest and in that it actually serves a purpose.

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Eh.

I'll have to call the fluke rule on this one, seeing as it's the first game of the PRE-season and that everyone was playing really sloppy that night. DJ has a big game. That's good, but I need to see it every night to convince me.

Even then, I'd still take JaVale over DJ. A post game is harder to develop than an IQ.

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and JaVale doesn't have both!

and JaVale doesn't have both!

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Kosta Koufos should've played

Kosta Koufos should've played more. He was quietly productive, the team looked better with him in the game and he did a better job on DJ. He's looked solid in a nuggets uniform, more sure of himself than in previous stops and he's only 22. I think he could be a hidden gem for other teams looking to poach a young, underutilized C.

Javale looked terrible. No amount of work with Hakeem or whoever will make him any smarter on the floor. He's just prone to making dumb plays on both ends. He had a spinning turnaround fadeaway airball from the elbow...in transition. Whenever DJ would make a nice play on him on the offensive end, Javale would immediately try to get back at him and that's what led to him getting rejected a couple possessions in a row. It was his over-rotation that led to giving Bledsoe the baseline and tying the game in the closing moments. Stuff like that will continue to happen. He's just not a dependable player and if I were in the Nuggets office, I would look to do to him what they did to Nene. Pass along that contract before it's too late.

As for DJ, I didn't see a whole lot more skill. He fought for position better and he played with more confidence. Both good things, but I didn't see a significant difference in skill level. If I were the opposing team and the Clips decide to post up DJ, despite all the other offensive weapons on the floor, I'd be more than happy to single cover him and force him to beat me.

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