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Post Subject: Clippers 7/10/13 Press Conference Day Thread Post ID: 399002by Clippersfan86 » Jul 08, 2013 - 03:18 PM PST
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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.

Jovan Buha ‏@jovanbuha 3m Rivers says he wants to create an effective small ball lineup to use every night.

Jovan Buha ‏@jovanbuha 5m 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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Post Subject: RE: Clippers 7/10/13 Press Conference Day Thread (Some Today Post ID: 399004by namzug » Jul 08, 2013 - 03:21 PM PST
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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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Post Subject: RE: Clippers 7/10/13 Press Conference Day Thread (Some Today Post ID: 399006by MartyKahn » Jul 08, 2013 - 03:26 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399009by CapsNClips » Jul 08, 2013 - 03:31 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399011by Clippersfan86 » Jul 08, 2013 - 03:34 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399015by CapsNClips » Jul 08, 2013 - 03:36 PM PST
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And if they are worried about his height, look at 6'6 Chuck Hayes.

                
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Post ID: 399028by Markojaric » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:04 PM PST
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Against some teams small ball just doesnt work. as mentiones, specially against some western powerhouses.

                
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Post ID: 399029by AirGriffin » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:09 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399030by FreaKeyy » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:12 PM PST
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Blake Griffin with T-rex arms

                
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Post ID: 399031by AirGriffin » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:19 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399035by Voyeur » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:29 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399039by Clippersfan86 » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:32 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399042by Jerediscool » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:34 PM PST
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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.

                
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Post ID: 399043by Clippersfan86 » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:34 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399044by FightOnRon » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:37 PM PST
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I don't know where to put this to say holy crap,Lakers just signed Kaman.

                
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Post ID: 399048by ClipShowRidin84-Present » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:38 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399049by FightOnRon » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:38 PM PST
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Holy crap,don't know where to put this though,Kaman just signed with Fakers

                
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Post ID: 399050by FightOnRon » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:39 PM PST
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Post ID: 399054by LuvMeSumMEE » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:41 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399055by AirGriffin » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:41 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399057by FightOnRon » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:43 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399058by LuvMeSumMEE » Jul 08, 2013 - 04:44 PM PST
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Hopefully Kobe comes back healthy. I don't want to hear any excuses for them underachieving...

                
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Post ID: 399077by realbull17 » Jul 08, 2013 - 05:02 PM PST
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will the press conference be on tv/radio? Very Happy

                
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Post ID: 399088by LeftHook » Jul 08, 2013 - 05:16 PM PST
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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!

                
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Post ID: 399092by Clippersfan86 » Jul 08, 2013 - 05:19 PM PST
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If not NBA.com or Clipperblog will have videos of it which we will post.

                
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Post ID: 399145by TheBlakeShow » Jul 08, 2013 - 08:07 PM PST
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I miss the conference anyone know where i can watch it?

                
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Post ID: 399149by jarca » Jul 08, 2013 - 08:11 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399151by StrikeBack » Jul 08, 2013 - 08:16 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399155by tense2 » Jul 08, 2013 - 08:24 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399195by Clippersfan86 » Jul 08, 2013 - 11:30 PM PST
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Reggie Bullock interview today.

                
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7 Post ID: 399197by TheBlakeShow » Jul 08, 2013 - 11:41 PM PST
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@Clippersfan86

Thank you for the link bro!

                
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Post ID: 399198by Clippersfan86 » Jul 08, 2013 - 11:43 PM PST
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YW brother.

                
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Post ID: 399199by Clippersfan86 » Jul 08, 2013 - 11:43 PM PST
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Doc is such a nice guy. I can see why players love him so much.

                
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Post ID: 399202by Clippersfan86 » Jul 08, 2013 - 11:53 PM PST
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Hey Blakeshow just noticed you live 15 mins from me lol. I live in Loma Linda/San Bernardino area.

                
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Post ID: 399212by TheBlakeShow » Jul 09, 2013 - 12:15 AM PST
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Wow lol that is close! Hope we meet up some day!

                
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Post ID: 399215by jarca » Jul 09, 2013 - 12:19 AM PST
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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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Post ID: 399254by Silasie » Jul 09, 2013 - 07:26 AM PST
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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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Post ID: 399265by pageC4 » Jul 09, 2013 - 10:01 AM PST
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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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Post ID: 399266by pageC4 » Jul 09, 2013 - 10:06 AM PST
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it all depends on matchups.

                
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Post ID: 399267by Clippers_FTW » Jul 09, 2013 - 10:08 AM PST
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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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Post ID: 399281by MartyKahn » Jul 09, 2013 - 12:32 PM PST
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Its really remarkable seeing how in charge Dic is as compared to VDN

                
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Post ID: 399295by TheBlakeShow » Jul 09, 2013 - 01:43 PM PST
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Glad to see local fans on this forum!!

                
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Post ID: 399314by Amnesty_David_Stern » Jul 09, 2013 - 02:08 PM PST
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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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6 Post ID: 399318by loyalclipfan » Jul 09, 2013 - 02:16 PM PST
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I live in Mira Loma, so if you ever want to at up in the San Bernardino Riverside areain San Bernardino, for like a ame, I would love to meet everyone. where can we have a game watch , 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 want to get a game show started somewhere in the Inland Empire. I used to go to the Commece Casino parties but to long a drive home

                
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Post ID: 399340by TheBlakeShow » Jul 09, 2013 - 02:59 PM PST
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I made it a tradition to always watch a clipper game at staples sometime in December Smile

                
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Post ID: 399345by Clippersfan86 » Jul 09, 2013 - 03:22 PM PST
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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.

                
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Post ID: 399346by Clippersfan86 » Jul 09, 2013 - 03:23 PM PST
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Haha so like 4 of us live 15 minutes apart. Awesome.

                
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Post ID: 399353by loyalclipfan » Jul 09, 2013 - 03:46 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399377by Clippersfan86 » Jul 09, 2013 - 04:45 PM PST
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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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Post ID: 399489by Battlegun » Jul 09, 2013 - 10:22 PM PST
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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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