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Post Subject: Can Clipper Sacrifice Egos.... Post ID: 320703by clipperAndrew » Nov 19, 2012 - 06:40 PM PST
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This article makes me a little uneasy. The way the team is playing I have to say sorry to Hill and Billups right now...

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Post Subject: RE: Can Clipper Sacrifice Egos.... Post ID: 320708by cleepers » Nov 19, 2012 - 06:46 PM PST
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If this is our biggest problem, we're in great shape.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Can Clipper Sacrifice Egos.... Post ID: 320710by uncool » Nov 19, 2012 - 06:49 PM PST
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I think that article lacked facts. Mostly speculation. Crawford seems happy from everything I hear & I think Blake appreciates some rest, can't imagine him telling VDN off, doesn't sound like Blake. I asked EP if he sensed any attitudes or egos in the locker room & he said not at all, bigger picture is in focus.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Can Clipper Sacrifice Egos.... Post ID: 320711by Keatonsays » Nov 19, 2012 - 06:50 PM PST
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Shouldn't be an issue as long as we win.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Can Clipper Sacrifice Egos.... Post ID: 320720by FreaKeyy » Nov 19, 2012 - 07:21 PM PST
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This is what surprises me, especially Blake. This dude is young and he wants to prove his self, so it will be normal if he becomes a little bit selfish. But this dude is not... He doesnt care if he doesnt score or rebound as long as we win. I like that mentality

                
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Post Subject: RE: Can Clipper Sacrifice Egos.... Post ID: 320722by -GeoffClankinsDaddy- » Nov 19, 2012 - 07:28 PM PST
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i say bullshit....and all i can say is when billups comes back and we start teams off with our amazing backcourt with the leadership, savy, craftyness, ballhandling and shooting, and blake and dj's athletism on the bigs, then of the bench with bledsoe/crawford/hill/barnes or turiaf or hollins/IN SHAPE ODOM <--KEY and we still have green and thompkins as insurance...were gonna be SCARY Smile

                
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Post Subject: RE: Can Clipper Sacrifice Egos.... Post ID: 320725by FreaKeyy » Nov 19, 2012 - 07:31 PM PST
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Other team wish they had our problem... Too many good players

                
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Post ID: 321062by ClipperB23 » Nov 19, 2012 - 10:09 PM PST
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Post ID: 321142by ohMEohMy! » Nov 19, 2012 - 11:10 PM PST
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agreed. this article is a reaaaaaaaaccchhh.

                
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Post ID: 321148by Voyeur » Nov 19, 2012 - 11:19 PM PST
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I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if Blake wanted more minutes in the 4th quarter. Heck, all great players want that. I doubt it was anything more than a minor gripe...if anything at all.

                
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Post ID: 321151by CP3Heliflopter » Nov 19, 2012 - 11:21 PM PST
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We have ego problems? Thats the first I have heard of it. Seems like a stretch to me.

                
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Post ID: 321173by clippyclip » Nov 19, 2012 - 11:55 PM PST
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As far as I'm concerned, yahoo isn't a very credible source. Spears and Woj both love to generalize and sensationalize.

                
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Post ID: 321174by ClipperRobbie » Nov 19, 2012 - 11:57 PM PST
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Does anyone else feel like this article is making something out of nothing?

As long as our team is winning, the team's morale is going to stay high. Of course every wants their minutes and stats, but if you asked Blake if he preferred his role on this team as opposed to his role in his rookie season, he'd say he prefers his role this year. Everyone is having minutes cut, yet we're winning. We've got superstars, but we aren't a team of superstars. We're a team with role players that complement our big guys. Sure we've got special players, but we had special players the last two seasons as well. This is a special team we've got this year, and we're as good in the locker room as we are on the court.

                
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Post ID: 321187by ekker3 » Nov 20, 2012 - 12:21 AM PST
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whoever complains about minutes gets waived or traded.

                
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Post ID: 321189by bullterrierclipsfan1349 » Nov 20, 2012 - 12:25 AM PST
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cp3 and billups wont let any bs distractions pry the clippers away from the ultimate goal: to win a title. its a yahoo article trying to throw stones at our team and their incredible start

                
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Post ID: 321201by cleepers » Nov 20, 2012 - 12:42 AM PST
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Maybe a little extreme, but I definitely agree with a 1-game coach-imposed suspension at the first sign of any dissent.

Speaking of trades... am I the only one wondering what we could get for Chauncey and Grant?

                
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Post ID: 321208by ekker3 » Nov 20, 2012 - 12:58 AM PST
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whoever complains about minutes gets waived or traded.

Maybe a little extreme, but I definitely agree with a 1-game coach-imposed suspension at the first sign of any dissent.

Speaking of trades... am I the only one wondering what we could get for Chauncey and Grant?

i doubt that chauncey would want to leave if he didnt get his minutes. i get that he's worked hard to get back into shape and wants watch his efforts fabricate into something worthwhile, but even if he doesnt get the minutes he's used to, he knows he's a HUGE part of this institution - minutes or not.

grant hill and ego also dont mix.

bottom line, you dont treat classy vets with experience like that.

                
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Post ID: 321211by cleepers » Nov 20, 2012 - 01:04 AM PST
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ekker3 wrote:
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whoever complains about minutes gets waived or traded.

Maybe a little extreme, but I definitely agree with a 1-game coach-imposed suspension at the first sign of any dissent.

Speaking of trades... am I the only one wondering what we could get for Chauncey and Grant?

i doubt that chauncey would want to leave if he didnt get his minutes. i get that he's worked hard to get back into shape and wants watch his efforts fabricate into something worthwhile, but even if he doesnt get the minutes he's used to, he knows he's a HUGE part of this institution - minutes or not.

grant hill and ego also dont mix.

bottom line, you dont treat classy vets with experience like that.

I know they're not going anywhere... nor did I say they should... but considering how we've done without them, and with all the "how are we gonna split minutes?" talk, I was just speculating on how much a couple of veteran leaders like those guys would fetch on the open market.

                
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Post ID: 321214by bullterrierclipsfan1349 » Nov 20, 2012 - 01:09 AM PST
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no need to even consider any trades unless it starts becoming a problem. i dont see that happening.

                
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Post ID: 321216by cleepers » Nov 20, 2012 - 01:13 AM PST
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Nah, me neither... the thought just came to me like... "Damn, what would other teams give for the guys we have sitting in suits?". That's all. I wasn't advocating a trade, I just thought it was an interesting question.

I think I was a GM in a previous life Yellow_Flash_Colorz_PDT_04

                
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Post ID: 321217by bullterrierclipsfan1349 » Nov 20, 2012 - 01:16 AM PST
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^yeah i get u.

                
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Post ID: 321222by ekker3 » Nov 20, 2012 - 01:21 AM PST
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i honestly dont think they have much value. maybe a couple 2nd rounders.

                
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Post ID: 321224by cleepers » Nov 20, 2012 - 01:22 AM PST
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ekker3 wrote:
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I know they're not going anywhere... nor did I say they should... but considering how we've done without them, and with all the "how are we gonna split minutes?" talk, I was just speculating on how much a couple of veteran leaders like those guys would fetch on the open market.

i honestly dont think they have much value. maybe a couple 2nd rounders.

Difference between a 7 and a 9 seed for a small market?

                
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Post ID: 321245by LAC_12 » Nov 20, 2012 - 02:21 AM PST
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I thought you were joking... but lets not jump to conclusions just yet... especially not of a Yahoo article (which I find to be a pretty good source of sports info most of the time, but sometimes they just need to write/publish something just to keep article counts up and clicks+comments up).

                
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Post ID: 321256by LAC_12 » Nov 20, 2012 - 03:22 AM PST
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As of right now seems like we are fine. Blake might be shaky, as he is gaining a more superstar status in the NBA. Keep your eyes on the prize... TITLE. An NBA championship is the ultimate measure of superstars, not individual performance measures... It will be tough (even though it is fine right now).

                
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Post ID: 321258by ClipsGForce » Nov 20, 2012 - 03:31 AM PST
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I don't really like this article. I bet Spear is trying to make a problem which is not there. I'm not sure if Spear is a lakers fan or anything, but I think he trying to get into player's head that way which is bother me.

                
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Post ID: 321261by bullterrierclipsfan1349 » Nov 20, 2012 - 03:53 AM PST
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spear is a flaker fan. hes written articles in the past bashing the clips

                
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Post ID: 321264by LAC_12 » Nov 20, 2012 - 04:02 AM PST
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Hes also had few good ones. Dude is shaky at best... Not a fan of him or any wishy washy journalist.

                
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Post ID: 321274by Keatonsays » Nov 20, 2012 - 05:54 AM PST
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Propaganda. I've never liked Spears. I hate his face. He looks like he has candy and video games in the back of his van.

                
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Post ID: 321275by fattner » Nov 20, 2012 - 07:14 AM PST
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Winning is the equalizer

                
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Post ID: 321278by big_giddy » Nov 20, 2012 - 07:28 AM PST
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Oh come on guys, let's stop being sour grapes here. Some of us here are already stuck in deep denial.We all knew it was coming.

I never heard of a coach in the history of the NBA solved ego problem of players in his team. Frankly,i doubt if VDN can solve the puzzle unless he pulls a Sigmund Freud or a Carl Jung trick and somehow fix it.

                
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Post ID: 321279by LAC_12 » Nov 20, 2012 - 08:06 AM PST
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That would be awesome, but it does not always play out that way.

                
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Post Subject: Re: Can Clipper Sacrifice Egos.... Post ID: 321295by clipperboy24 » Nov 20, 2012 - 10:56 AM PST
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its just Yahoo! trying to go all National Enquirer on us and create something out of nothing. We probably have one of the least selfish teams in the league

                
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Post ID: 321297by CP3Best » Nov 20, 2012 - 10:58 AM PST
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People are settled in their roles and Bledsoe the one who deserves more minutes said that he'll play as much as the coach wants him to in that interview!

                
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Post ID: 321356by clipperAndrew » Nov 20, 2012 - 01:00 PM PST
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Now this article is on the homepage of Yahoo!

                
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Post ID: 321379by ClipperFaithful » Nov 20, 2012 - 01:51 PM PST
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^^^^ i saw that, but those idiots used a picture from last year. billups hasn't dressed for a game, nontheless sweated on the beanch

                
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Post Subject: Re: Can Clipper Sacrifice Egos.... Post ID: 321380by BG_32 » Nov 20, 2012 - 01:55 PM PST
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While this article is complete BS, you have to think they would say sorry to Willie Green when Chauncey gets back.

                
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Post ID: 321381by worm » Nov 20, 2012 - 01:55 PM PST
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Unreliable article they should look a the real thing happening to the clippers

                
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Post Subject: Re: Can Clipper Sacrifice Egos.... Post ID: 321384by clipperAndrew » Nov 20, 2012 - 02:07 PM PST
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This article makes me a little uneasy. The way the team is playing I have to say sorry to Hill and Billups right now...

While this article is complete BS, you have to think they would say sorry to Willie Green when Chauncey gets back.

Willie is def. going to ride the pine with Billups back....Though I think Billups is going to get maybe 20 min a game and let Bled or Crawford take more of the min.

                
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Post ID: 321385by FightOnRon » Nov 20, 2012 - 02:07 PM PST
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People that can't write for the Bleacher Report get stuck writing for Yahoo?

                
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Post ID: 321415by clipperboy24 » Nov 20, 2012 - 03:50 PM PST
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FightOnRon wrote:
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As far as I'm concerned, yahoo isn't a very credible source. Spears and Woj both love to generalize and sensationalize.

People that can't write for the Bleacher Report get stuck writing for Yahoo?

ouch! sad but true

                
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Post ID: 321416by CP3Heliflopter » Nov 20, 2012 - 03:53 PM PST
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FightOnRon wrote:
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As far as I'm concerned, yahoo isn't a very credible source. Spears and Woj both love to generalize and sensationalize.

People that can't write for the Bleacher Report get stuck writing for Yahoo?

Woj is pretty good though. Bleacherreport is even worse than yahoo. Sad but true.

                
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Post ID: 321419by clipperboy24 » Nov 20, 2012 - 04:03 PM PST
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CP3Heliflopter wrote:
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As far as I'm concerned, yahoo isn't a very credible source. Spears and Woj both love to generalize and sensationalize.

People that can't write for the Bleacher Report get stuck writing for Yahoo?

Woj is pretty good though. Bleacherreport is even worse than yahoo. Sad but true.

not really on either point. Yahoo! sports articles are so sensationalized they literally make the National Enquirer look tame

                
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Post ID: 321424by bullterrierclipsfan1349 » Nov 20, 2012 - 04:19 PM PST
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lmao. good one keaton

                
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Post ID: 321428by Toprank » Nov 20, 2012 - 04:46 PM PST
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Just going off body language I see Caron and DJ as the most discontent when i see their faces on the bench. Surprised that LO, Green and Bled seem to be going with the flow with less minutes.

I see Chauncey taking Green's minutes and I see Green as a team guy 100%. I think the small forward position is a bit of a log jam with Caron, Hill and Barnes. 15 minutes each would be my guess with 3 minutes going to the hotter guy in crunch time.

                
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Post ID: 321532by wessleejr » Nov 21, 2012 - 12:59 AM PST
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The writer is not watching the clippers game just a clip and picture. never heard that clipps player are complaining about their playing time.

                
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Post ID: 321535by CP3Best » Nov 21, 2012 - 01:24 AM PST
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I have to agree that DJ sometimes looks discontent, don't know about Butler, but hey they understand that the bench will play so they can rest!

                
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Post ID: 321545by bullterrierclipsfan1349 » Nov 21, 2012 - 03:33 AM PST
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well caron always seems to have a scowl on his face, so idk if that can be gauged as discontent. in the case of DJ, he sometimes sulks because he gets taken out in key moments of games, but it is usually based on his lack of ft shooting skill. but i dont get the feeling he will bitch about his minutes varying.

                
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Post ID: 321591by cleepers » Nov 21, 2012 - 10:47 AM PST
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Every player should be unhappy about being subbed out... that means they're hungry to play. Just as long as it doesn't make its way into the locker room. Chris Paul won't let that happen... he's actually playing a career low in minutes himself just to free some time up in the back court. Plus, a lot of these guys might be playing big minutes but on crappy teams if he hadn't asked for them to be brought in.

Just look at Turiaf... sits for 7 quarters or whatever, then makes plays that seal a tough road win. It made me smile when CP3 and Blake called out his professionalism to the media.

                
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Post ID: 321593by CP3Best » Nov 21, 2012 - 10:49 AM PST
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Turiaf is just the energy punch we need at C off the bench, he has such consistency with his game, his defence is really good! Man oh man am I glad we found these guys hanging around the free agent block!

                
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