Wow the new clippers look like.......the same ole clippers
So far nothing has changed golden state blows them out by 18 tonight and they played.... Wait for it......great defense
they act like its the 1st time they've ever been on the floor at the same time..
it seems like they've never practice together as a team..the talent is there...
maybe someone needs to find Christine O'Donnell and ask that Witch to take that spell off them...
Obviously WAY TOO early in the season to come to any conclusions, but obviously some teams are not quite playing yet like some people thought on here. Clippers do not look like a playoff team. Knicks do not look like they had the great summer they had been waiting for for 2 years. Utah does not look like the number 1 contender for the lakers. Milwuakee has not yet played like a team that is a 50 win playoff lock.
Lets wait to atleast 10-20 games before we start making predictions...
I think, by definition, it's ok to make predictions this early
Only two games in,but things are looking troubling! Besides DeAndre Jordans play there has been no bench. Foye is bad bad bad,dosent look to pass and will just dribble around most of the time...Baron Davis just isnt a leader and is regressing as a player.His Flucuating weight gain/lose looks to have finally caught up to him and it dosent help that he's now 31!Kaman just looks lost and makes one bone head move after another
Positives...Even with Blake having a subpar game he still managed a double double...EJ isnt shooting well right now,but he's attacking and getting to the rim with ease.He looks quicker and faster that last year
This team just has no chemistry whatso ever
Any team led by Baron Davis is going no where fast. He was an exciting player to watch for the first few years in the league because of his brute strength and athleticism. However, his age and deterioration of his skills have shown his true worth: a player who continues to take bad shots at the most inopportune of times and has never shown the ability to make his teammates better. His one shining moment was his brief stint with the GSW ( my team ) where the team was essentially playing streetball.
It's not too early when a team is showing the same problems they have shown the past decade
could it be that it wasn't all mike dunlevys faul and the players actually had some part in there losing ways???? Stay tuned
On another note how hood does the laker bench look??
And when Kobe gets healthy and bynum comes back good lord!!!
i had high hopes that the clippers will atleast be an exciting team...
a team that will atleast play hard and earn respect.. but soo far only blake griffin and gordon are playing like they want to win... the others are dazed and confused..
At the very least i hope DeAndreJordan can have a break out season where the team can finally look to him to be a starting center
It is too early but I remember when I said this could be a possibily based on the fact that Gooden came to the Clippers and put up close to the same numbers Griffin was projected to put up and they lost those games. Griffin can't do it by himself and it would appear that Baron does not have it anymore. They lost to some young and upcoming teams though. Portland and GSW are looking really good right now. Ellis, Curry, Lee, Wright. Wow, Wright is showing how good he can be and he is still pretty young because he came out of high school. I like the team GSW has and I am glad Nelson is not around to screw it up.
LAC didn't play well, but GSW was on fire. They weren't even missing contested shots. They just played a great offensive game. Wright looks like a completely different player than he was in Miami.
Their defense was also on point too, which was surprising... IF they can play good defense consistently and stay healthy, this team could challenge for the 7th or 8th spot.
LAC on the other hand... They obviously have work to do. Their team defense is pathetic. I don't think they understand rotations. Once a player gets beat off of the dribble, that's a wide open layup... No defense at the rim whatsoever... Only players looking around with question marks. DeAndre Jordan does NOT understand rotations.
It's only two games, but the Clippers just looked terrible on offense and defense. Their offensive sets and defensive schemes are garbage. Del Negro has a lot of work to do. And Griffin isn't ready to be fed the ball in the post. No back to the basket game and he's too slow down there. He needs to make quicker moves and stop letting the defense collapse on him. He'll get it though...
And I don't know how it's possible, but Randy Foye and Ryan Gomes have already become my least favorite players in the entire NBA.
Man this is gonna sound brutal but...Any one think Blake can last a full season playing like that for the Cursed Clippers...I see a real bad injury coming by game 25...He and Gordon are the only bright spots and they both will be injured this year playing 2 against 5....Kaman has to go...Baron has to Go...And Harrison Barnes may be waiting to hear his name called by the Clippers come June...What a waste of a NBA franchise, please bring back the Seatle Super Sonics...I'd love to See Griifen and Gordon in Gold and Green...I bet Griffin can jump over the space needle...
the clippers will be this years Nets. better on paper then in real life. And unless they make a big trade are going to suck badly
Once again the clippers lose. Yep it's early but they look no different. I like Eric gordan but he's not a first option. He's a second option type player. They need to find a first or at least a very very good second option sf
The Clippers just aren't good... Period. And it starts with the two leaders... Baron Davis and Chris Kaman.
And I don't know who to blame for the players looking confused on offense and defense. It's like they're just playing open gym out there.
This is a losing organization. The players expect to lose and they play like it. IF the NBA does decide to cut a team or two, the Clippers should be a prime candidate.
its still early yo... but still they suck
It's early, but I've been watching (painfully may I add) the Clippers since Gordon was a rookie and they suffer from the same problems now that they did then.
It doesn't matter how much talent you bring into the organization. It's just a losing team.
We won't see a REAL change until it takes place at the top. Then it'll trickle it's way down. Sort of like Mark Cuban when he took over the Mavericks.
Indiana Basketball is exactly right. In order to have a winning team, you need management that shows that they are committed to winning over the long hall. LA management has shown exactly the opposite.
Donald Sterling is THE WORST owner in professional sports. Anybody thinking his franchise is going to be any good is delusional. I don't care how many times they play that "Rise" commerical. He's just trying to dupe people into buying tickets.
They may make the playoffs some random year (like they did one year Elton Brand was there), but make no mistake... This will forever be a consistent losing organization. My only hope is that Griffin and Gordon are able to get out of there before it rubs off on them.
I heard somewhere that the Clippers practice facility isn't open 24 hours because Sterling doesn't want to pay a light bill at a higher cost. So basically the players can't work on their games for however long they want because Sterling doesn't want to pay the light bill for 24 hours. I found that to be pretty wild.
It sucks that Elton Brand played for the Clippers for so many years. Now he will be remembered as loser who never won anything, when he was actually close to superstar status for a few years.
"Donald Sterling is THE WORST owner in professional sports. Anybody thinking his franchise is going to be any good is delusional. I don't care how many times they play that "Rise" commerical. He's just trying to dupe people into buying tickets."
Their team needs to work on their efficiency, perimeter defense and ball movement; but it's like they don't know that. They think they need more scoring and athleticism.
I am starting a campaign of asking the Clippers to move the following players before they feel the curse...
Blake Griffin ----- go to Detroit or someplace that really has a bright future for you... As long as Donald Stern is the owner, you are wasted...
DeAndre Jordan ---- go with the Bulls..(lol) Derrick Rose-DeAndre Jordan combo would be a dream come true...
Eric Gordon ----- The Pacers would LOOOOOVE to have you right now... You and Darren Collison could work out...
Then give us what we want, The Seatle Zombie Sonics...Griffin and Gordon in Green and Gold would be the best...Blake would definitly look like Reign Man 2
They still suck so far still getting injuries cant seem to score or defend. is it still too early? Playoff bound still?