As excited as I've ever been for the start of a season.
Let's get it!!!!
Rough around the edges, but already farther along at this point this year than we were last year. Looked much better. The intensity was there.
And Josh Smith is already miles better than Spencer Hawes.
Random but I think the China trip can be very good for this team.
I disagree completely. Think if he gets the start at the 3 he can be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Clips.
Bro they've played 2 preseason games
Wesley Johnson has been a better 3pt shooter than Matt barnes his entire career and has been borderline elite from the corners this past few seasons. There's no reason not to be cautiously optimistic about Wesley, provided he starts.
If he doesn't start and has to play with 2nd unit guys, well then my outlook on wes isn't nearly as promising.
**** KLAY THOMPSON
Corey Matthews looking ***
JJ Redick and Blake's chemistry is so good
Good news on injury front. Doc said Austin and CP were both able to practice today/should be available tomorrow.
Great to hear.
There's no reason to lose by 42 points. Preseason, regular season, it's never a good look and it's pretty alarming that it happened.
This team has looked awful in the preseason thus far and while it is preseason, we looked terrible in the preseason last year and took about 12 games in the regular season before we kicked into form. Started the season out 7-5 last two seasons and ended up in 3rd in the west both seasons.
If we're serious about contending for a title this year we've got to get out of that third seed and a big part of that is jumping out of the block strong which is why this is FAR from the ideal way you want to look with the season around the corner. The W's and L's at this point don't matter but they legit look terrible.
What's most troublesome is how bad the 2nd unit is. It's pretty frightening how our "depth" has translated thus far. Wesley Johnson has looked the best out of our wings for that starting 3 spot and I would like to see him w/the starters.
This is looking more and more apparent.
Let's not overreact either. The game was essentially even until the start of the 2nd half when it got away.
It's still the preseason. To say that this isn't working so far in the preseason would be accurate. To say it won't work this season is premature.
My point was just that it is preseason, so you can't overreact. However, you for sure can't be dismissive over that china trip and there are things that should be looked at critically as the season approaches.