I know you guys are all Laker fans, and it's refreshing finally seeing negative input.
I'm always on Clipper forums and they always have positive input so it's good to fight water with fire sometimes.
What I believe is... Phoenix and Dallas are on their way down. Spurs, I doubt will go down. But come on, Denver and Warriors? Warriors, oh HELL no, they have 9 small forwards on that team, and only 4 non small forwards. They have NO legit point guard, and also lost monta for the first few months. How are they competition to a team with pretty good talent (the Clippers)? Denver? Don't you Laker fans remember annahilating them last year in the playoffs? WITH Camby? How are they gona be with no Camby and Najera? Two of their bigs? Yeah they're on their way down too. Camby was the only one that played defense there.
Now whoever didn't watch the Clippers but still hates them anyways, it's a cool decision that any normal human would probably make, to be honest. But let me sum up some of their talent.Point Guards
Baron Davis- DON'T FREAKING DOUBT DAVIS. You know when was the last time I did? When they matched up against #1 Dallas two years ago. Anyone remember the result? Yeah I learned my lesson, DON'T DOUBT BARON.
Jason Hart/Taylor - Not the most talented backcourt. I like Taylor's potential, and Hart is just a guy who will give Baron a breather.Shooting Guards
Ricky Davis- Yeah he's been an [expletive] and a cancer in this league. But so was Stephen Jackson. Coincidentally Baron was on Stephen Jackson's team when he turned it around. Ricky Davis said he was going to start being mature... Starting with shocking us all and shaving off his known hairdo. He has matured and is going to continue maturing as a Clipper (hopefully.)
Cat Mobley- Awesome defender, I mean a REALLY good defender. Can score in bunches and is a pretty good post up/good shooter in the clutch, but sometimes ballhogs it or doesn't look to pass it to the post. It makes me mad when he doesn't wana post up Kaman, and would rather post himself up, but a great player anyways.
Eric Gordon- All I can say is, POTENTIAL. Huge upside. Great 3 point shooter, shown flashes that he can drive in and take contact.Small Forwards
Al Thornton- AMAZING. Hands down my favorite Clipper. Outscored Kevin Durant in the second half of the season, is on his way WAYYY up, he's gona be crazy. Great scorer. 20+ points per game this season hopefully. LOAD of talent.
Tim Thomas- Just a good 3 point shooter and role player. Hopefully his mindset will be winning, this season.
Steve Novak- LIGHTS OUT 3 point shooter. Power Forwards
Marcus Camby- Finally, Camby can play his natural position again. He was stuck playing Center, and even then he has been the #1 shot blocker in the league for 3 years straight, for the first time in NBA history. Also the second best rebounder, only under Dwight Howard. Defensive Player of the Year 2 years ago, the year before Kevin Garnett got it. GREAT addition, will go great with Chris Kaman.
Paul Davis- Just a good outside shooter and rebounder, will give Camby a breather. He has good footwork and can spread the floor a bit.Centers
Chris Kaman- Where to start. VERY underrated cause everyone says he looks ugly. But while you guys are talking about his looks, the guy is the 3rd best shot blocker in the league, only behind TEAMMATE MARCUS CAMBY and Dwight Howard, and 3rd best rebounder in the league, behind none other than Dwight Howard and TEAMMATE MARCUS CAMBY. Is also VERY ambidextrous, he doesn't even know which arm is his good arm. He's going to be great when paired with Marcus Camby.
Brian Skinner- Good backup center. Nice beard =P GREAT shot blocker, a solid backup to give Chris Kaman a breather.
DeAndre Jordan- PURE POTENTIAL. Raw! He has to be worked with. But he's a Dwight Howard type player, with HIGHLIGHT reel dunks and put backs. He averaged 26 ppg and 16 rebounds and 8 blocks (yes blocks!) in high school. Also had a 37 point 20 block (!) game. Jumps out of this building, and long arms. Built just like Bynum and Howard.
I think i'm gona make a new thread about this
Don't doubt! I know you don't like the Clippers, but if they have good chemistry, they DO have alot of talent.. You just haven't realized it yet!
Edited by TheCalmInsanity, October 02, 2008 - 12:48 AM.