Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years - Basketball Forum : Professional and College Basketball Forums
BasketballForum.com is the premier basketball Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-18-2010, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
God
 
Basel's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Parts Unknown
Age: 33
Posts: 118,624
Mentioned: 3424 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9756 Post(s)
Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

And you can't tell me that this team, despite its injuries, is less talented than some of the Clippers teams we've seen in the last 12 seasons. What the hell is wrong with this team? It's like they've already given up on the season 1/8th of the way through.
__________________
MPT: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
Basel is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-18-2010, 11:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran
 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So-Cal
Age: 38
Posts: 2,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by Basel View Post
And you can't tell me that this team, despite its injuries, is less talented than some of the Clippers teams we've seen in the last 12 seasons. What the hell is wrong with this team? It's like they've already given up on the season 1/8th of the way through.

We've got two of our top 3 players (Griffin & Bledsoe) playing with like 10 career games experience.

In Short: No veteran leadership at all. I'm not too bothered by it though, these young guys will figure it out. It might take until next season, but things are really looking up for the Clippers.
leidout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2010, 03:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
Mammal
 
36 Karat's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Milwaukee
Age: 29
Posts: 2,299
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

Just have to pop in and say this. I just saw the highlights from the Clip game tonight against the Knicks -- Blake Griffin is the truth. Good grief, he was punishing people out there.
36 Karat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2010, 11:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
Player
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orange County
Posts: 555
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

They need to let Eric Gordon handle the ball more. Baron just isn't cutting it anymore and doesn't want to play within the offense. Gordon is a combo guard as well, but at this point, he is a more viable option to initiate the offense. Of course, Baron will probably end up injured anyway, so this will probably happen regardless. They should just start running. With all those young legs, they should leave most teams in the dust!
CosaNostra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2010, 03:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran
 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So-Cal
Age: 38
Posts: 2,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by CosaNostra View Post
They need to let Eric Gordon handle the ball more. Baron just isn't cutting it anymore and doesn't want to play within the offense. Gordon is a combo guard as well, but at this point, he is a more viable option to initiate the offense. Of course, Baron will probably end up injured anyway, so this will probably happen regardless. They should just start running. With all those young legs, they should leave most teams in the dust!
Uh... I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that you haven't seen any clipper games this season.

Baron has been injured for awhile, and the new rookie Bledsoe basically made Baron worthless. Gordon is handling the ball a lot as well, it's working out, it'll just take some time to mesh.
leidout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2010, 03:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
Moderator
Photobucket
 
Porn Player's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Jolly Ingerland..
Age: 31
Posts: 35,113
Mentioned: 466 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2041 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

They're kids. Give them a break, at least they are playing exciting basketball. This isn't like Clipper ball of previous years where you'd want to gauge out your eyes, you can see the development of these youngsters each and every game.
__________________
Porn Player is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2010, 02:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
All-Star
 
hroz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,220
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 115 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

LOL the best starting team for the Clippers is:

Jordan
Griffin
Aminu
Gordon
Bledsoe


Three rookies and 2 guys in their third year.
Kaman played terribly next to Griffin.
Davis's career is over.

While it is the worst start ever. I bet every Clipper fan is super excited about what they have seen from Griffin and Gordon especially but also Aminu Bledsoe and Jordan.
__________________
ROCKETS
NBA CHAMPIONS
1993-1994
1994-1995
2014-2015
hroz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2010, 02:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
God
 
Basel's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Parts Unknown
Age: 33
Posts: 118,624
Mentioned: 3424 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9756 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

I'm glad they're starting to play better. Hopefully they can get a W tonight @ Phoenix.
__________________
MPT: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
Basel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2010, 06:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
Player
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orange County
Posts: 555
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by leidout View Post
Uh... I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that you haven't seen any clipper games this season.

Baron has been injured for awhile, and the new rookie Bledsoe basically made Baron worthless. Gordon is handling the ball a lot as well, it's working out, it'll just take some time to mesh.
I've seen all of their games until the last two weeks because I've been out of the area and unfortunately they don't play very many national televised games. Baron has been injured for a while, but I'm not high on Bledsoe at all. I think that they need to get the ball into Gordon's hands more than they have been. Obviously he is the number one option, but I think he should be handling the ball instead of Bledsoe or Baron. Griffin and Eric Gordon are their two best players, and generally the philosophy is to get the ball into your best players' hands as much as possible. I was just making a general comment on the team. I'm really hoping they can get rid of Baron.
CosaNostra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2010, 06:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
Veteran
 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So-Cal
Age: 38
Posts: 2,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by CosaNostra View Post
I've seen all of their games until the last two weeks because I've been out of the area and unfortunately they don't play very many national televised games. Baron has been injured for a while, but I'm not high on Bledsoe at all. I think that they need to get the ball into Gordon's hands more than they have been. Obviously he is the number one option, but I think he should be handling the ball instead of Bledsoe or Baron. Griffin and Eric Gordon are their two best players, and generally the philosophy is to get the ball into your best players' hands as much as possible. I was just making a general comment on the team. I'm really hoping they can get rid of Baron.
Ok, it sounded like you thought Baron was on the team. I think he's only played like 3 games before he was hurt/benched/quit. And I absolutely agree that they should get rid of Baron, I'm even open to a buyout at this point, he's a complete cancer for these young guys. A veteran leader that never gives his full effort... stay away!

I do agree that Gordon should have the ball more often, but i'd prefer he not become the de facto point guard. Bledsoe is still a rookie & they can't all be expected to play like Griffin right out of the gate. He deserves a shot at running the team and I think most clipper fans agree that he's got a lot of potential and PG isn't a big point of weakness for us right now.

I've been watching games on streams & espn3, so maybe that's why i have a different opinion of Bledsoe.
leidout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2010, 08:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
Player
 
Game's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 556
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

Bledsoe is an above average point guard Now!!!!He runs the team well and he could probably do better but u can tell he's on a leash....when he breaks his defender down and has the lane,he pulls back and passes..He's a scorer and can score at will..think Conley but alot better...I've even tought he could be Jennings because of his speed ..by next year when he knows his role.. Blakes double teamed/Gordon has his defender stuck tk him and Bledsoe just has to break one player down he'll shine...
He's a 10ppg 6 assists guy thus year,he'll be a 15/8 next
__________________
SLAM - LA CLIPPERS

KVBL- LA CLIPPERS
Game is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2010, 10:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
Veteran
 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So-Cal
Age: 38
Posts: 2,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by Game View Post
Bledsoe is an above average point guard Now!!!!He runs the team well and he could probably do better but u can tell he's on a leash....when he breaks his defender down and has the lane,he pulls back and passes..He's a scorer and can score at will..think Conley but alot better...I've even tought he could be Jennings because of his speed ..by next year when he knows his role.. Blakes double teamed/Gordon has his defender stuck tk him and Bledsoe just has to break one player down he'll shine...
He's a 10ppg 6 assists guy thus year,he'll be a 15/8 next
Completely agree, within a year or two, he'll be dominating guys one on one. He's got the look of a real deal starting PG.

I'm not so confident about DeAndre Jordan though, he's just terrible defensively. His athleticism makes him a very capable PF & C backup, but I really don't like the idea of having zero inside defense.
leidout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 07:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by Basel View Post
I'm glad they're starting to play better. Hopefully they can get a W tonight @ Phoenix.
This season was going to be a long shot for anyone expecting a playoff entrance. We have a very young team, and although playoffs are out of the picture for this season we can still look forward to the development of this young squad. I do believe that next year will be our time
Bledsoe12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 04:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
Veteran
 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So-Cal
Age: 38
Posts: 2,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

There's 47 games left in the season and the team is playing significantly better now that they young guys are learning to play together. It's not completely impossible that they could actually make it to .500 by the end of the season.

I didn't think it was possible, but they are developing really fast behind Griffin.
leidout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 07:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Clippers are off to their worst start in 12 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by leidout View Post
There's 47 games left in the season and the team is playing significantly better now that they young guys are learning to play together. It's not completely impossible that they could actually make it to .500 by the end of the season.

I didn't think it was possible, but they are developing really fast behind Griffin.
I like your optimism, and it's very possible that this team can reach .500. Griffin and Gordon are the sole reason why we are competitive, and Baron's recent improved level of play has been the deciding factor in whether we win or lose games. Still, I have seen a lot from Griffin and Gordon to kow that they can show up everynight and put in a consistent effort. With Baron I'm not so sure, and he is the deciding factor so I'm very worried.
Bledsoe12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:44 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2002 2013 BasketballBoards.net.