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Starting this now because we already have part of it going on today. Doc and Reggie Bullock are talking to the media right now and come Wednesday we are having CP3, Doc, Redick, Dudley, Hollins and Barnes all giving interviews and I want you guys to be able to keep track of it here.

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Rivers says he wants to create an effective small ball lineup to use every night.

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Rivers: "I think DeAndre [Jordan] can be the defensive player of the year."

Much like I suspected lack of urgency on getting good backup center comes from him wanting to run Miami/Celtics style small ball.

I'm not against this considering Blake does okay at center anyways and Miami is the 2 time defending champ playing that way. We have a lot of versatile guys which Vinny didn't utilize this way.

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I'm actually against the small ball line up, but I'll have my fingers crossed. I don't think that will work in the west as well as it works on the east. I'm sure Doc will adjust, but i'm not a big fan of small ball line ups.

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I like the idea of small ball. Lets get it. Sound like Blake's minutes may go up. I like it.

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I agree, this will make us more versatile and it gives the opposing team more stuff to watch in the film sessions on us. And Blake will play heavy minutes regardless of small ball, because Doc loves to play his starters heavy minutes.

I'm telling you guys right now. If Blake works with Hakeem he will have a better chance of getting MVP than Chris. That's a bold statement I'm sticking to it.

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Guys Blake isn't even small at center. Amare was 25 pounds lighter and dominated at center for the Suns when moved over. We've all seen him matched up with Howard for stretches and he did a solid job. Defensively he needs to get stronger but if 230 pound guys like KG, Bosh, Amare can play center... 255-260 pound guys like Blake can too.

Doc is talking about for stretches, not whole games.

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And if they are worried about his height, look at 6'6 Chuck Hayes.

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Against some teams small ball just doesnt work. as mentiones, specially against some western powerhouses.

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Blake can play center his wingspan is almost 7 feet. Compared to Howard and Oden it's not that bad

Dwight Howard

Height w/o shoes: 6'9"

Height w/ shoes: 6'10.25"

Wingspan: 7'4.5"

Standing Reach: 9'3.5"

Greg Oden

Height w/o shoes: 6'11"

Height w/ shoes: 7'0"

Wingspan: 7'4.25"

Standing Reach: 9'4"

Blake Griffin

Height w/o shoes: 6' 8.5"

Height w/ shoes: 6'10

Wingspan: 6'11.25"

Standing Reach: 8'9"

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Blake Griffin with T-rex arms

AirGriffin
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Lol, I swear they only look like that because he's buff! I was really surprised he has a wingspan of almost 7 feet....that's no dinosaur.

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Yeah Blake's arms are not short for his size. They are just in proportion to his size. It's just most basketball players have ridiculously long arms. I still say Kevin Willis had unusually short arms for his size.

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http://www.nba.com/clippers/video/2013/ ... ov-2534753

Reggie Bullock talking today.

BTW Blake's arms are shortish but it's far overstated. 3 inches wingspan over height isn't THAT awful.

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Haha go measure your arms an I bet you look like a mini t rex. Average people have a wingspan equal to their height.

Clippersfan86
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Love Reggie's demeanor. Total Kawhi Leonard type where he never jokes, means business and doesn't fu** around lol. THESE are the type of work horses we need on the team. No more jokers please.

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I don't know where to put this to say holy crap,Lakers just signed Kaman.

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5 inches is a huge difference in reach then you add the extra 2 to 3 inches in height centers usually have on him ..... he is way to small and not physical enough to guard centers.....if anything Griffin would defend small forwards way better than any center, due to his athletic abilities.....it is well known that the best way to slow down and tire out an extremely athletic person is to put the heaviest guy against him to lay on him and basically have him waste his energy just trying to get away....and that is exactly what teams did to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan last year.....they basically man handled them till they tired out.

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Holy crap,don't know where to put this though,Kaman just signed with Fakers

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testing

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Didn't Scottie Pippen had a 7'4 wingspan, same as Howard n' Oden........at 6'7 and some change?

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Dang, not bad at all. that helps them for sure. Nash - Kobe - x - Gasol - Kaman

Lakers ain't dead yet lol

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Unless Kobe gets some super duper nondetectable PEDS,he just cannot come back to be who he was (and I don't mean his crap personality, I mean his ability). Kamans foot will last 2 weeks then Kobe will be on his arse about not being a team player.

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Hopefully Kobe comes back healthy. I don't want to hear any excuses for them underachieving...

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will the press conference be on tv/radio? Very Happy

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I don't even want to see Kaman in a Lakers jersey. I guess I gotta let this slide, just stay the hell away from Elton Brand!

Clippersfan86
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If not NBA.com or Clipperblog will have videos of it which we will post.

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I miss the conference anyone know where i can watch it?

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If Perkins can build a reputation as a good defender under doc then jordan shouldn't have a problem. One thing about doc is he doesn't want people leaking out so I hope our bigs learn from the get go to put a body on someone

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Doc wants to utilize a small ball lineup with blake, that means dj to the bench.. how could he be defensive player of the year

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Really??...when did he say that..and I'm sure if he does it will be for short minutes in certain situations only.

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Reggie Bullock interview today.

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Thank you for the link bro!

Clippersfan86
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YW brother.

Clippersfan86
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Doc is such a nice guy. I can see why players love him so much.

Clippersfan86
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Hey Blakeshow just noticed you live 15 mins from me lol. I live in Loma Linda/San Bernardino area.

TheBlakeShow
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Wow lol that is close! Hope we meet up some day!

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If we're gonna play small ball then sign artest if no ones pick him up. He's a 3 but he can play the 4 caused his size and strength alone

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Reggie Bullock interview today.

You always have the good links 86, keep them coming.

Just seeing Doc in the background there made me feel that our team is in much better hands. Nice!

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On my way to work i was listening to colin cowherd. He was interviewing jeff van gundy. Originally the topic being discussed was dwight howard, but then colin switched gears and he asked jeff who he thinks can win the championship, guess what teams he mentioned...the clippers and thunder. He specifically said that what the clippers built this offseason was huge, but still gave OKC the advantage over us. I agree with jeffs assesment that miami won't win it due to the extraordinary pressure it takes to win three in a row.

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it all depends on matchups.

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I'm like 15 minutes away from Loma Linda.. I moved from Rancho Cucamonga to Beaumont.. Beaumont sounds far from loma linda but its only like 15 minutes.. But I work in San Bernardino every day. Moreno Valley is right next door.

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Its really remarkable seeing how in charge Dic is as compared to VDN

TheBlakeShow
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Glad to see local fans on this forum!!

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How small does Doc plan to go with a lineup? CP3, Redick, Crawford, Dudley and Griffin? We'd get molested out there hardcore! I can see that as the lineup you'd maybe want to hit a 3PT'r but it sounds like he wants to use a lineup very similar to what I just posted there for stretches at a time.

I don't think we need experiments we need advancement in the playoffs and domination during the regular season. If he's that confident in DJ then awesome, I'd like to see some results then because we saw him get better for a couple years then sorta stay put / taper off.

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, maybe we can carpool to a game sometime too. I live in the country Village Apartments right off the 60 freeway, at the Country Village / mission exit. I really calm a really would....

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TheBlakeShow
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I made it a tradition to always watch a clipper game at staples sometime in December Smile

Clippersfan86
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Funny. I'm in Beaumont every Sunday at my girl's parents. We should do an IE meeting to watch a game this season.

Clippersfan86
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Haha so like 4 of us live 15 minutes apart. Awesome.

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Let's try and do this, find a clipper-friendly bar or cafe that will give us EXCLUSIVE tbig sreen viewing on game days. Anyone have any ideas, somewhere around downtown s.b. or riverside? Redlands, colton?

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Riverside seems like a nice halfway point for us and it also has by far the most places I'm sure. I'll do some research and call around when it gets closer to the season.

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So no news at all about the press conference? It will be in less than 24 hours.

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