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Blake Griffin Ready To Share Closer Duties With Chris Paul

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 08:39 AM


By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Blake Griffin is ready to split the Los Angeles Clippers’ closing duties with Chris Paul.

"[Paul] has a huge role on this team," Griffin said. "He's been the guy who has closed out a lot of games late for us.

"But in my mind, this is the year I need to step into that role and really help him shoulder that load. I'll be right there with him at the end of games, being the guy that he can always count on."

Griffin is working on his midrange shot, an area where he converted just 34 percent of his attempts last season.

"To be honest, I'm more excited about this upcoming season than I've ever been," Griffin said. "My workouts with [shooting coach] Bob Thate and our coaches have been geared around figuring out how I'm going to be used this season.

"I'm doing a lot of stuff at the elbow, a lot of shooting. One of the things [new coach Doc Rivers] said to me was, 'I don't want you to be afraid to go 0-for-15.' In other words, just have the mindset of a shooter. And with the work I've done this summer, I'm starting to get that confidence and think like a shooter."


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 06:51 PM

Blake G. working on his midrange he will be deadly if he does get that down. If not he still have his signature spin dunks to fall back on.

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Posted August 17, 2013 - 01:03 AM

Closer?  Without a post game and shaky free throws?  Nah...

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Posted August 17, 2013 - 02:58 PM


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 10:02 PM

The catch is he ha zero "closing" abilities either mentally or physically.

Whatever, have fun Blake.

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