OFFICIAL LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 2019 OFFSEASON THREAD (Decent Summer So Far)

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  1. NipseyRustle

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    I've heard that point guard criticism too from good bball people. The Clippers avg 115 ppg without Tobias Harris for a good portion of that stat line. Even though I think a true solid backup pg is needed. We well be fine.

    Sometimes basketball criticism is truly rooted in league wide tendencies and trends. Purple that think the Clippers will have trouble scoring when we had no issues without kawhi and pg just are spewing out nonsense.

    I heard a guy recently state that the Clippers will have trouble scoring because they don't have a score first pg.

    That's just not true and stats suggest the opposite.

    The Clippers transition offense and Lou Williams potency when on the floor with kawhi and pg will be potent

    Imo
     
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  2. NipseyRustle

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    Other Clippers urban myths I've heard...

    1. Kawhi isn't a good playmaker
    - kawhi makes the correct play 90% of the time. He's not a dynamic playmaker, but he maximizes his team's opportunities thru making the right read most of the time.

    2. Kawhi is injury prone because he only played 60+ games last season.
    - he's not injury prone...he just never had time to get fully healthy to begin with.

    3. Kawhi isn't a good leader.
    - come on now, ask the raptors about his leadership skills.

    4. PG is washed
    - he just came off the best season of his career
     
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  3. lawdog1

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    ^^^ Yeah, Kawhi’s passing isn’t on par with guys like LeBron, but it’s good enough. He’s not a ball stopper and, as said above, generally reads double-teams well and delivers the right pass out of them.

    A team doesn’t need an elite passer to be a championship contender as long as the group as a whole is unselfish and they have a good offensive system.
     
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  4. lawdog1

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    My go-to spots on the Westside are:

    Don António’s on Pico in West LA;

    Casablanca on Lincoln in Venice; and

    Gilbert’s El Indio on Pico in Santa Monica.
     
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    I can vouch for this spot.

    Also, my valley staple, Salsa and Beer. Best cheap mexican food i’ve ever had.
     
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    We were 5th in offensive rating last season and not even top 15 in ast:to with no elite “playmaking”. Bev avg’d more assists than shai as well. Now we have Kawhi and PG.

    We’ll be alright lol
     
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    Just read this JJ Headdick Q&A.

    https://hoopshype.com/2019/07/10/ru...clippers-kawhi-leonard-paul-george-trade-nba/

    Man, there are certain players that just give off the feeling that they’re gonna succeed. I never doubted Blake was gonna develop his game. I had the same feeling about Shai. Same thing with JJH. He just comes off as mature, understands his weaknesses, is honest with himself. I can see him being a better JJ. His athleticism and history at PG can turn him into a GOOD nba player. I always say you need at least one bargain contract to win a championship. We never had that with Lob City. We have a few on the team now imo
     
  8. NipseyRustle

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    "Everybody is on the same page from front office, to coaches, to players."
     
  9. NipseyRustle

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    Just curious,

    How do you guys feel about a possible name change?
     
  10. lawdog1

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    I’m not in favor of it. After all the struggles, I want the franchise to finally break through as the Clippers. That said, if they move forward with doing it and come up with something cool, I’ll live with it. If I’m being honest “Clippers” really isn’t the hottest name for a basketball team. But it’s what I’ve known for 30 years, so I say keep it.
     
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  11. NipseyRustle

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    +1

    i am all for sticking it out with the "clippers" name and breaking thru. a better logo, and better badging on the current uniforms would do it for me
     
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    Only reason I’m for it is because the current logo is so dog****. A name change would guarantee a new logo/uni
     
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    Some clipper fans have more patience than me lol talking anything Clipper basketball related with Laker fans these days is straight hell

    From the Clippers potential arena in Inglewood and laker fans hating on it and playing moral police about it, to banners, to them having more size, to them saying how the clips will never take over la for the 1 billionth time, the whole 2nd round stuff, like dawg

     
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  14. lawdog1

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    I did not anticipate that the better we get, the more unreasonable they would get...it’s never going to get better, so we just have to laugh at them...
     
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    This is the funniest one :rofl:

    Dudes turned into activists real quickly:rofl:
     
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    30 for 30 on Donald Sterling out and they're trying to make Shelly out to be a saint which is insane.
     
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    I’m sure that’s how they got her to agree to sit down. Most interesting part so far is that the staples center was originally meant for the Clippers.
     
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  18. lawdog1

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    Ay, so is PG supposed to miss time at the beginning of the season because of his shoulder surgery? I saw a tweet about that somewhere, but I don’t think it was from a real dialed-in source.

    Has anyone else heard that?
     
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    There's been nothing confirmed as to how much time he'll miss or if he'll miss any at all. Tbh no one knows anything, PG and his team / the clippers have been completely dark about it.
     
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    Sterling :smh: what a POS
     
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  21. NipseyRustle

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    Real estate compliance lawyers and dedicated community activists, those guys
     
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  22. NipseyRustle

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    I looked for the answer to this a few days ago as well. Seems like nobody knows for sure. Heard somebody on tv say early to mid November at the latest, and ready for opening night best case scenario.
     
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  23. lawdog1

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    But you’re not aware of him being spotted playing anywhere this Summer, right? I have some slight concerns.
     
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    From what I’ve heard from my Clippers connects...he will miss about a month. This was in July though
     
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    I just finished it. Wow Shelbourne really sold her morals and reputation to produce a subpar docu-podcast. She made Shelly out to be a hero for women. An innocent bystander who finally stood up for what’s right :rofl: :smh:
     
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