What Has to Happen W/Clippers for CP3 to Sign an Extension

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Clipper-Josh
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Speaking from a REALIST or practical perspective (not negative)....

With the way things are turning out, and the way things are going.....

The ball is in Chris's court (no pun intended)

He hasn't given any notion that he wants to stay or re-sign with the Clippers, but at the same time, hasn't mentioned about searching his options.

What has to happen or needs to be done for Chris to sign an extension.

I don't see him signing with any team in the West or East that can make him or them an immediate title contender with the exception of the Clippers.

Only thing that has me doubtful is that he is a family man who's family lives on the East coast and he is an East coast guy.

I don't mind if I am wrong, but sometimes, that is a factor in a players decision.

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June has to happen... because he's not eligible for the big contract until July 1st.

Closest team to his family is the Bobcats... Hmmm, I wonder...

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as most of you know, I'm a laker fan. with that said, I can comfortably say that cp3 isn't going anywhere. put yourself in cp3's shoes. you're in Los Angeles. you have a title contending team. you have a young teammate in Blake who takes pressure off of him. you have the option of choosing your next coach. you have the option of basically choosing your teammates which is what cp3 did with this years bench. as for the whole family situation, cp3 is a professional. he knows he's more then likely not going to be playing in the same....

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Wonder what coach he'd want

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Barring a major screw up, Paul should be resigning with the team. The team just needs to continue showing that they are committed to winning and putting a high level roster and coaching personnel on the floor. It shouldn't be about what coach Paul wants, but what coach is best for the team, but I think talking to Paul and Blake and getting their opinions is important. It's always good to make players feel involved, we all love to feel somewhat autonomous and part of deciding about things that affect us.

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the ball is in cp3's court. however, im tired of the non committal nature of cp3. the way i see it is, that he will resign with us. however, if he wants to play somewhere else, sign and trade. simple as that. i will give cp3 credit, he hasnt talked at nauseum about his contract situation

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Thats why you take a page out of the Thunders book on dealing with this type of situation. You place your future in the hands of a star you're bound to get f$$ked. Give him a deadline, and if he doesnt commit then sign and trade get young pieces back.

When the Cavaliers waited on Lebron he left them high and dry. Having a deadline allows the front office to make plans, so if the player doesnt stay at least we get pieces back. Could you imagine getting a package back like what Denver got in the Melo trade, or what the thunder got in the harden trade. Orlando would have gotten a pretty good deal too if they hadnt been to demanding in the initial talks with brooklyn. They waited to long and got so much less back than their original offers from brooklyn

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^ well said pagec4. an advantage we have is we have ebled, who has shown flashes of being a potential good starting pg in this league

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I like what you said pagec4, sign and trade that way we can get a better option maybe we can bring back EJ and a good PG, with lesser salary. and who knows a better coach like Sloan.

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the non committal nature is what your agnet advises you to do. It puts pressure on the team to not get cozy and be doing whatever they can to improve the team. If Paul says he's signing no matter what, there's no pressure to do anything. Stats quo right now is comfortable, top 4 playoff team, win a good amount of games, ability to win at least the first round.

It would be very foolish of him to remove that pressure.

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I'm not as worried about CP3 signing an extension as I am what dumb trade the Clippers will do when they trade Bledsoe this off season and get completely ripped off in the process.

Clippersfan86
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Byron Scott on the hot seat in Cleveland. Byron has always known how to push CP3's buttons and make him more aggressive and is known as a good coach. Not top tier but better than Vinny no doubt. He has a reputation similar to Thibs where he's known to run his team into the ground when they fu** up and preaches defense first. Point is... if he gets fired I'm sure CP3 will tell the Clippers to bring him here considering their amazing relationship.

I think Byron is the most fierce coach right there with Pop and Thibs... so he would be good for our team. The minute our guys get lazy he would blast them on the sidelines, even Chris Paul and Blake.

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I like Byron Scott also. He would be a good fit. CP3 has tremendous respect and love for him from the New Orleans days.

dom1
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Byron Scott is a better coach than Vinny but his offense of system is just as bad as vinny and he is known to be hard on young players and not known for developing younger players...He never developed Brandon Bass,Julian Wright, and he wouldnt play Marcus Thornton at all...Even this year he was hard on Dion Waiters...He's the type that if Bledsoe had a few turnovers he would bench him for a few games and play Willie Green and Chancey as backup point guards. I think we would be better off with someone else

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And Jordan would barely see the floor..He would play Odom a ton

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I still prepared J. Sloan over Byron Scott

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SVG and Sloan are still top picks.

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I'm pretty sure all we have to do is not move outside of L.A.

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I don't know if Scott is an improvement at all from Vinny, they both have their strengths and weaknesses. Scott might be good with CP, but the other guys might not take so well to him. SVG is still always a good option, I'm not big on Sloan, he's been a guy that has been too resistant to adjusting to how the new NBA works, and while he does some things well, I don't flee that his schemes work in the modern NBA in terms of being a top level defensive team.

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Vinny haters say how Vinny couldn't win it with 2 of the best PG's in the league, but Byron coached Kidd, CP3, and Irving. I'm interested to hear why Byron is better. I'm not trying to be a d*ck but seriously I would honestly like to know, he did go to the Finals with the Nets but also coached the Cavs to the worst record in the league, or do we throw that out the window because it hinders your argument?

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He's not better than Vinny IMo, fans are always more critical of their own coach

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I know one thing,,Clipper Nation and the organisation sure believes he will be back by the talk and the show they put on for us to renew or buy season seats,,if there are any left to buy. they seem to be banking on it. So really it probably comes down to what it does 99 out of 100 times for athletes,,,,,money. that is the only thing CP3 can't buy.

Clippersfan86
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Byron won coach of the year, not much needs to be said. I never called him an elite coach but similar to McMillan he's far more respected among NBA circles and they are MUCH tougher, more defensive minded coaches than Vinny. So based on fit alone I'd prefer to try them out.

LakesandClips
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CP will sign the extension. I just don't think there is anywhere that would benefit him than the Clippers. You guys got something good happening and CP would be a fool to leave after building a team like this

REDUCE523
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Where can he go? Dallas or Atlanta in hopes that Dwight goes there? If he leaves then we sign and trade him.

As for coaching Sloan would not work on this team, Byron might but then again is Vinny there so CP3 can pull the strings and is he willing to give that up?

ClippersDA
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He needs to take a good long look in the mirror - I don't think it's a coincidence that many of our biggest losses this season have come when he has been not merely bad but downright awful. 2 for 12 from the field...just wow. i feel like he's had several games like that against playoff quality opponents recently. he hurt the team tonight, the only thing he did well was make free throws down the stretch (important, yes, but he was a big part of the hole).

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I rather resign vdn than go after Byron. Byron is a little bit better than vdn but I don't think he would utilize the depth we have. He would play the same players over and over again. I'm kind of on the fence about that one.

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as most of you know, I'm a laker fan. with that said, I can comfortably say that cp3 isn't going anywhere. put yourself in cp3's shoes. you're in Los Angeles. you have a title contending team. you have a young teammate in Blake who takes pressure off of him. you have the option of choosing your next coach. you have the option of basically choosing your teammates which is what cp3 did with this years bench. as for the whole family situation, cp3 is a professional. he knows he's more then likely not going to be playing in the same....

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^ Classy?

"cheap tickets", "no pressure compared to the lakers", "bad knees"...

#SnideRemarks

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Clippersfan86 wrote:
CapsNClips wrote:
Vinny haters say how Vinny couldn't win it with 2 of the best PG's in the league, but Byron coached Kidd, CP3, and Irving. I'm interested to hear why Byron is better. I'm not trying to be a d*ck but seriously I would honestly like to know, he did go to the Finals with the Nets but also coached the Cavs to the worst record in the league, or do we throw that out the window because it hinders your argument?

Byron won coach of the year, not much needs to be said. I never called him an elite coach but similar to McMillan he's far more respected among NBA circles and they are MUCH tougher, more defensive minded coaches than Vinny. So based on fit alone I'd prefer to try them out.

Sam Mitchell also won the coach of the year award though.....

Sometimes awards aren't the best way to determine value, and COY many times is based on a good story of a team turnaround as much as it is on people analyzing how well a coach infused a system on either end of the floor and managed his players

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CP has been better lately with the scoring outside of SA and Indiana. Look at the games in March:

Percentage is TS%

OKC:

26/6/8/.521 - L

Milwaukee:

14/3/9/.543 - W

Denver:

16/4/10/.649 - W

Memphis:

24/3/9/.752 - L

New York:

20/4/8/.644 - W

Brooklyn:

29/3/11/.668 - W

Dallas:

33/6/5/.870 - W

SAS:

14/5/12/.444 - L

Houston:

19/5/7/.582 - L

Indiana:

10/2/8/.342 - L

Indiana is the only really terrible game individual production wise. SA was very bad scoring wise, but he made big plays/basket down the stretch, and while below average it wasn't as terrible as 10 pts on 12 FGA. Houston had nice numbers but wasn't a good game overall as a team.

This team isn't going to be successful if they are like the Hornets with Paul where he needs to be scoring 25+ points to beat good teams. That doesn't mean he shouldn't put up big numbers against good teams, but if that is a requirement for the team to win these games, then this isn't a team that can do much in the post-season.

Westbrook averaged more FGA (18.5) than he did points (18.2 - .450 TS%) against SA last season, and OKC won, that tells you the difference in the teams. That's like if Paul repeated the game he just had against SA 6 times except he just took more FGA but the Clippers won 4/6 (if Blake was Durant for 6 games and Crawford was Harden)

Tony Parker shot 36.1% FG, 16.7% 3PT and had a .468 TS% and averaged 4 turnovers against the Clippers and the Spurs swept the Clippers.

Rondo in round 1 vs Atlanta, 16.8 pts on 16.4 FGA (.489 TS%), in Round 2 vs Philly, 14.1 pts on 13.4 FGA (.488 TS%), Boston won both those series.

Even Dirk, with all the big plays he made down the stretch vs Miami, in the games as a whole, he shot 41.6% FG and 36.8% 3PT, .537 TS% vs Miami. Two of his three efficient scoring games were in losses, and in the final game 6 he had a .377 TS% / 78 Ortg. He had an average of 97.8 ORtg in the 4 wins, and 3/4 were 97 or below. The difference is that his team stepped up and played defense and contributed on offense so he could be in the position to take over and make key plays down the stretch.

This also isn't to neglect their other contributions, such as Dirk rebounding and spreading the floor, Rondo playmaking and defense when he wanted to, Parker initiating the offense and Westbrook being aggressive, but we never have an issue with Paul contributing in other ways, and he does it better than basically all those guys except Dirk who he'd be about equal with.

This tells you the difference between a great team whether it is defensively or offensively, and a team that just has one or two really good players.

imisscliptalk
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Van Gundy knows what he is doing. If he can get that joke of a center in the purple and gold to play with passion enough to make it to the finals, he will turn Blake and Deandre into a pair of MONSTERS! If he could use Howard to spread the floor for shooters on that Magic Roster then can use Blake and Deandre the same way. I'm all in for Van Gundy. And it would be so nice to see him competing against Howard in the same city.

Agent0
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You mean draw defenders and open up the 3PT line, not spread the floor, but it's different with DJ and Blake than it is with Dwight and Lewis, Dwight and Anderson, and even Dwight and Bass. Clippers don't have a 4 or 5 that is a deadeye shooter, so it will have to be a different system, or some personell changes will have to be made.

ClippersDA
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I really hope it's not true but read some articles that suggest that things are not good between BG and CP3 right now. I don't remember Blake having a bad rep with the media, but getting one now.

Purple#Gold
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I'm a laker fan and even I can tell you that you have nothing to worry about. BG and CP3 are just fine.

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