Stop Constantly Whining About DJ & Eric Bledsoe

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EB2BD
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Just read the game log. EB was outta sorts but was taking good shots and creating havoc. DJ made a couple of poor plays but had some great moves and putbacks. The 3 pt foul was bs. Yes he bit on the fake but Lillard practically fell down trying to hoist his body into him. Shoulda been a no call. When they make a mistake you're all over them but when they make a play....crickets.

CapsNClips
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Nobody complains about EB, unless you mean Elton Brand. I think DJ is our best option at Center and should play a minimum of 32 minutes a game for us even when he's in foul trouble I don't get why Vinny takes him out its not like he's saving him for crunch time.

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I agree- E-Bled took just about all good shots- open jumpers and driving layups. His rebounding and just the ability to get to the loose ball are really overlooked. It's huge because he is the point guard and after grabbing the board/loose ball he can just run and put so much pressure on the D. You look at the +/-, he lead everyone w/ +16. Zero turnover tonight as well.

DJ though didn't have as good of a game as last night, but wasn't terrible or anything. Be used to the constant DJ trolling though by a few of the members, lol, just like VDN gets trolled.

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EB2BD
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Talking about Ebled. Read the game log thread. Constant bashing of EB.

toohipcliptoslip
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Could it be VDN told him to do something an he didn't do it?????. A player who can give you wins is not benched

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when they make a mistake we're all over them, but when they make nice plays we give them their props, or at least that's what I've seen from posts around here.

ClipsGForce
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My only issue for Eric Bledsoe is that his shot is not consistent, he sometime over too aggressive which get himself in foul trouble, and sometimes he made bad decision. But i still give him a shot, he's still learning. DJ, another hand, just need to get his head on the game. He should really focus more on defense and learn how to defend the pick and roll.

clippermitch
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Everyone needs to realize Bledsoe is not Chris Paul. He's a different player but he brings a lot of things to the table. His shot is not great but he makes it up with offensive rebounds, blocks, and steals.

We expect a lot from him because we've seen flashes of brilliance. We need to be patient though. Bledsoe is raw and very young. He would be a senior in Kentucky right now.

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I do think that DJ's reduced minutes have affected his confidence. He knows he's on a short leash or else he is benched so he feels the pressure all the time.

He still needs a personal coach that is hired by the team, though. A coach needs to be with him during the season. It's really useless if he only works out with a hired coach in the offseason. It worked out for Bynum when the Lakers hired Kareem and Howard when the Magic hired Ewing.

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i agree. he needs to learn to slow down the game a bit. and yes, he will eventually become a good pg in this league

Silasie
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I totally about DJ needing a personal coach, I just think he's that type of guy that needs to be taken in hand. Cos he obviously has more talent than he is utilising consistently.

Silasie
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That was meant to read "I totally agree about DJ needing..................etc

kjavis
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The bantering is justified, not going through the issues in detail because we all know what they are, I'll give ebled some benefit of the doubt since he is filling in for the injured cp3 but his weaknesses have been fully exposed the last few games

kjavis
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Also you can't get too precious over game threads, people are more emotional blurting out their instant reactions to live play, the tone of the posts are not the same as other threads

82-0
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Nobody's whining about DJ. The fact is, it's his fifth year in the league, he's wildly overpaid, and has barely progressed from his rookie year. For how much he's being paid, he needs to either shape up or get the hell out of town, period.

smittywerb
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Yeah, E-Bled is cool. He just needs to get better. Now DJ, the 11 million dollar man. He needs to do something, it's his 5th year in the league.

FightOnRon
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I think the whining is too much anyhow. It is what we do as fans because everyone wants perfection, but the reality is things are pretty good. Those that have been around forever, we are having the times of our lives. Look where we are and for maybe the first time I can recall, we will go to the post season to represent LA, because LA's other team won't make it.

smittywerb
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I don't want perfection, I just want DJ to play like he's worth 11 miil. But in this league, centers get paid because they are centers. So I can't complain too much.

wessleejr
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I just want Bledsoe control himself his quickness sometimes is out of control, if he can do that he is fine.

REDUCE523
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Sorry I can complain about DJ. He is underachieving. He could be great if not at least Top 5 center. He has the athleticism. I dont know if VDN is doing good taking him out in the 4th. But he is sure not earning being on the floor.

Ebled is good but I feel we overvalued him a little bit.

Toprank
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I think Bled gives 100% and because of that is a better rebounder than DJ. When your back-up point guard is a better rebounder than your starting center, I think you have a right to complain about your center. Bledsoe has out rebounded DJ the last 3 games in a row (+7). And over the last 8 games they are have exactly the same amount of rebounds. Sad if you ask me. It's amazing to me how much a better rebounder LO is than DJ.

toohipcliptoslip
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I've been bitchi*g for a long time about DJ getting minutes at garbage time. You learn by f**king up while you're playing. No amount of gym training will prepare you for a game. You learn how to play good games by playing games and you're going to suck canal water for a while. he should have played most of the last Portland quarter.

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