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post #61 of 3562
From the very little basketball that I've watched this season, it is very hard for me to see Lance fitting on this team.

Wes was great last night. Going after boards, hitting open shots, just being an athletic guy off the bench.


Smith is a better passer than I gave him credit for.

Pierce reminds me of the Cassell acquistion. Looks like a guy that will never be rattled in the postseason. We will all of a sudden have 3 serious options in late-gme situations.



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post #62 of 3562
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Wes was great last night. Going after boards, hitting open shots, just being an athletic guy off the bench.

He really was. He also hit some pretty big shots (I mean, as big as a shot in a preseason game can be), which is encouraging. TBH, he's been pretty solid all preseason. Doesn't try to do to much, plays hard and has, I believe, shot a good percentage on open 3s. He's doing exactly what I hoped he would when we signed him.
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He really was. He also hit some pretty big shots (I mean, as big as a shot in a preseason game can be), which is encouraging. TBH, he's been pretty solid all preseason. Doesn't try to do to much, plays hard and has, I believe, shot a good percentage on open 3s. He's doing exactly what I hoped he would when we signed him.

 

 

From his Laker stint, and really his entire career, all of it suggested that out of all of the new additions to the team, he would be the one to fit in the most fluidly.

 

People in the NBA thread laughed when I said he could be a solid contributor this year, but the facts are in the Numbers. Wesley Johnson was almost an elite 3 point shooter when he a) didn't take more than a dribble and B) in the corners. Using Matt Barnes as a reference, there's no reason why Wesley Johnson couldn't be matt barnes with better defense. It appears that he'll fit in with the starters or 2nd unit which is great.

 

I personally prefer wes to start over lance, although Wes appears to fit in with both units and lance appears to be much better with the starters. I can understand why Lance would start, and the shooting we lose in the starting lineup with lance hopefully won't be too much of a hit on our overall scheme if he's defending and playmaking at a relatively high level.

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post #64 of 3562
The NBA Thread is strange. You can say something like "Wes can potentially be a nice fit with the Clippers" and someone will takenit as you saying he is a top 5 shooting guard.


Or you can point out that Jamal is a minues player, or the bench in general is not good enough for a championship run and someone will say you are making excuses.


You get called a homer for being optimistic.
You get called a homer for being realistic.
That's the main reason I rarely talk about the Clippers in that thread.


I forgot to mention Wes' defense. He's longer/more athletic than I thought. Saw him change someone's shot as they went up for a layup. I just love that the 2nd unit has athletes now. No more counting on Spencer and Big baby to try alter/block shots.


My favorite part of this year's team is the versatility. Doc will have 82 games to figure out a couple units that play well together.

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Mthere are like 20 different combos he can try out to see what works best to close games out/gice guys a breather. Let's hope he does.
post #65 of 3562
Or the whole "Cp and doc have no excuses this year" and the same ppl who are saying that in that thread dont even think they are good enough to win it laugh.gif

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post #66 of 3562

You guys :lol

 

Or kinda how it's funny that someone can say "Jamal Crawford wasn't the main reason Clippers didn't advance" resulting in a half dozen of your "folks really think Jamal Crawford is a top 3 SG". But I'll let you tell it


It's going to be fun :hat

post #67 of 3562
Bruh how do you always manage to come in here when Jamal gets brought up laugh.gif


My goodness.

You stay making little comments that you know will get people going at the Clippers or the fans. You were the main one building up the bench for the sole purpose of being able to say the Clippers/cp3/blake/doc underachieved. I seen you how you work so I was just going the opposite direction with it.

You got banned from the Clippers off season thread for trolling. You're not slick laugh.gif
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Bruh how do you always manage to come in here when Jamal gets brought up laugh.gif


My goodness.

You stay making little comments that you know will get people going at the Clippers or the fans. You were the main one building up the bench for the sole purpose of being able to say the Clippers/cp3/blake/doc underachieved. I seen you how you work so I was just going the opposite direction with it.

You got banned from the Clippers off season thread for trolling. You're not slick laugh.gif

You would know a lot about not being slick wouldn't you :lol

 

I didn't get banned from that thread fyi, but again, I'll let you tell it

 

You probably agree that the Clippers under achieved though. I know some of the other Clipper fans said the same thing, said that CP and the starters blew it, so what's the problem? I make one comment about Jamal being pinpointed and you take it up another level spewing NT'ers think he's a top 3 SG. Believe it or not, I wasn't trolling with that comment, I was actually trying to have a rational convo, you can pull up all the posts

post #70 of 3562
Nah, I meant the "chris paul needs more help" comments.


Everybody agreed the clippers choked. And we wanted to trade Jamal because he is the one piece with value who would be easy to replace. Who else would we trade? CP3? Blake? DJ? JJ? Barnes may have been the only other option and we did end up moving him.


We pointed out that he was trash andthat we wanted to trade him. You took that as us saying the only reason we lost is because of him. I guarantee no clipper fan ever said that. You find that I got $150 for you.

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I feel like I always have to say this on an internet disagreement but I'm not trying to come at you laugh.gif

These internet disagreements always sound like Im bout to break my keyboard when I read them outloud laugh.gif
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Nah, I meant the "chris paul needs more help" comments.


Everybody agreed the clippers choked. And we wanted to trade Jamal because he is the one piece with value who would be easy to replace. Who else would we trade? CP3? Blake? DJ? JJ? Barnes may have been the only other option and we did end up moving him.


We pointed out that he was trash andthat we wanted to trade him. You took that as us saying the only reason we lost is because of him. I guarantee no clipper fan ever said that. You find that I got $150 for you.

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I feel like I always have to say this on an internet disagreement but I'm not trying to come at you laugh.gif

These internet disagreements always sound like Im bout to break my keyboard when I read them outloud laugh.gif

I feel you bro, trust me I DO NOT WISH HARM ON YOUR FANS OR THE TEAM. I actually like the Clippers, the "Chris Paul needs more help" is a jab, I could see how you would be annoyed by it. So sorry, lol

 

But really my main thing during the Houston series was looking back at the thread during the games. I kid you not, you will see 5:1 posts about Jamal Crawford (5) and misc Clipper comment (1) ratio. That was my only feel on it, like he was being pinpointed more than anyone else

 

I like all Clipper fans on the board, you all have a sense of reality. Except sometimes Shoe, but Shoe is my guy too

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post #73 of 3562
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Hello, Twitter world! Thanks to @PhilJackson11 who suggested I try this.

 

 

As if Doc couldn't talk enough :lol 

 

82 games of this :hat Midrange god 

 


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post #74 of 3562
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Read that Lance is officially the starting 3 for opening night. Had to be done. He was so much more effective as a starter in the preseason.
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post #75 of 3562
Has there been any talk of Dawson getting a decent amount of minutes or is Doc gon' Doc?
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Has there been any talk of Dawson getting a decent amount of minutes or is Doc gon' Doc?

The latter, I think. He did not play much in preseason. So, barring injury to someone else, I don't see him getting much burn.

BTW, I really was seriously considering hosting a viewing party for the first game at my house, but my wife has a lot of health stuff going on, so now isn't the best time to have over a bunch of Internet friends. laugh.gif "Hey honey, this is shoeking, erupt, reduce, etc. Of course they're good people, they've been on Niketalk forever."
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post #77 of 3562
"Hi Mrs. Lawdog, my name is erupt107th. I have 2,900 posts" laugh.gif


But seriously, Hope it isn't anything too serious and she gets better pimp.gif


We gotta do something for a playoff game tho.
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But seriously, Hope it isn't anything too serious and she gets better pimp.gif


We gotta do something for a playoff game tho.

Thanks. Unfortunately, it is pretty serious. She needs a kidney transplant. But she has a donor and the surgery is scheduled, so assuming it goes well, things should get better after that. Probably good for playoff time. Keep those fingers crossed.
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post #79 of 3562
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The latter, I think. He did not play much in preseason. So, barring injury to someone else, I don't see him getting much burn.

BTW, I really was seriously considering hosting a viewing party for the first game at my house, but my wife has a lot of health stuff going on, so now isn't the best time to have over a bunch of Internet friends. laugh.gif "Hey honey, this is shoeking, erupt, reduce, etc. Of course they're good people, they've been on Niketalk forever."

 

 

:( Prayers are with you bro

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post #80 of 3562

Wow man, I wish nothing but smooth procedures and hope everything works out for your family

post #81 of 3562
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Thanks everyone. I appreciate the kind words.
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post #82 of 3562

hope all is well and will be well with your wife my man

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post #83 of 3562

Crucial to come out of the gate strong.

 

No more 7-5 starts if we're serious about winning a chip this year. In years past, too much variance between our high and low points. Not the mark of a championship team. Our high points and our low points have to be close together in order to have a real shot at this thing. 

 

10-2, 9-3 start is what I'm looking for. Schedule is tough early on, but regardless. 

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But seriously, Hope it isn't anything too serious and she gets better pimp.gif


We gotta do something for a playoff game tho.

Thanks. Unfortunately, it is pretty serious. She needs a kidney transplant. But she has a donor and the surgery is scheduled, so assuming it goes well, things should get better after that. Probably good for playoff time. Keep those fingers crossed.

Damn I was hoping it wasn't anything like this. My thoughts will be with your fam. You know youot the Clipper fam here if you ever need anything.


I'll try and shoot you guys some tickets when she's back healthy enough for a Clipper game pimp.gif
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I'll try and shoot you guys some tickets when she's back healthy enough for a Clipper game pimp.gif

That would be great. happy.gif

Though, truth be told, wifey isn't much of a hoops fan. I remember one of our early dates in 1998 was to a Lakers preseason game. During pre-game warm ups she looks at me and says pretty loud, "which one is Magic Johnson?" She was dead serious. Now, I don't get embarrassed easily, but I for sure sunk down in my seat a bit and pulled my hat over my face. laugh.gif
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post #86 of 3562
@lawdog1 hope everything goes well with your Wife's surgery

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post #87 of 3562
Not looking bad. Bench is gonna need some time to grow but Lance in the starting 5 might just work. Red jerseys are still sick.gif
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If Demarcus didn't **** his way into getting every call, this would be a blow out right now.
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post #89 of 3562
I like what I've seen. As long as JSmoove doesn't feel the urge to jack up threes and long twos and plays the solid defense he's shown tonight i'll be happy.

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If Demarcus didn't **** his way into getting every call, this would be a blow out right now.

I didn't wanna say anything in the NBA thread cuz Blake and CP3 do their fair share of cryingbut cot damn. Cousins out here flailing his arms and slapping the floor. Dude literally looked like he was about to cry laugh.gif


LOVED what I saw from Smith, Lance, and Pierce.

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