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"Three teams last year finished in the top-10 in offensive and defensive efficiency. The title-winning Miami Heat was one of those teams. The runner-up San Antonio Spurs was another. The third team? The Los Angeles Clippers..."

Full article: http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/clippers/post/_/id/4902/expect-cli ppers-to-define-their-identity

Some good points, mostly about how fast we should play. My biggest concern is the sentence "Doc Rivers and his staff fathered a defensive scheme in Boston that changed the NBA, and conscious decisions like completely abandoning the offensive glass for transition defensive purposes separated his teams from the pack."

I hope Doc adjusts this philosophy to suit our jumping-jack bigs, because DJ is happy when he's slamming home the occasional putback to wows at Staples... and we all know that a happier DJ is a more defensively productive DJ.

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Excellent. The defensive scheme should determine whether DJ can be effectively be our defensive anchor

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^ Glad you agree with me.

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That scheme will work and it won't affect DJ because its more about perimeter players getting back right away & not waiting to see where the rebound goes. If DJ has a good shot at a rebound he's not gonna get in trouble for grabbing it but the people on the perimeter, who can't get many Orebs anyway, will be there to stop transition. If you look at metrics, offensive rebounds lead to less wins than almost any other major stat, transition D is a bigger priority.

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^ Seems to me like rebounds on both ends are going to be key all season long. The more we slow down to a half-court game, the more extra possessions will matter. The slow, grinding series against the Grizz went the way the rebounding battle went.

But I do agree with you that generally, it shouldn't affect DJ. He's much more capable of nosing around for an Orb and still beating his man back down the floor than KG was.

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What's great about doc's system is that they don't do that run and gun sh1t. It was fun to watch but hated it when opposing team killed the clippers in the glass cause DJ and Blake tried to leak out.

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DJ also ought to realize if he's smart enough that Doc's got enough clout with Diamond Donald to get him traded. If Doc had asked for the trade instead of VDN last yr it probably would have happened. If he plays poorly or with attitude he's gone. Toward mid season somebody may want him. Also he has only next yr left in his contract. He'll have an expiring contract and it will be a contract year. He'll go from an "elite" center to a $5 mill back up unless he shapes up.

If Hollins can be taught not to be a foul machine DJ'S in trouble and it's easier to teach the willing than the arrogant. Hollins is hungry

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I really hope Hollins isn't ahead of Mullens on the depth chart. Mullens is just a better player and it would be a shame to see Hollins take his mins.

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Hollins has been hungry for a long time and it still hasn't "taught" him to eat right. Very Happy

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They each have things they are good/better than the other at, but I don't think Hollins makes it ahead of him, but camp will determine that.

I don't think Hollins will become less of a foul machine, but I'm not going to say it is impossibl either. Some players just don't know how to do it, his whole game and way of playing is a foul prone method.

In terms of offensive resounding, I'm fine with sending all but on person back, so leaving a guy like DJ there, and when he's playing C, leaving Blake back there while everyone else runs back.

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I think that rebounding method will work great with our squad. If they get a good bounce that is an easy put back for either of those guys. They are both athletic enough to catch up as well, I don't see too many frontcourt duos really outrunning ours (with a possible exception of Javale and Faried, but it would be close).

I have high hopes for Hollins, but am definitely skeptical.

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Not bad

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The defense will be about the perimeter not giving up very easy 3pt shots and better rotation schemes. We defended the paint last season.

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It's the fact that poor pick and roll defense (always hedging) leads to bad rotations, easier penetration which both lead to one three point shots because players can't recover quickly enough, especially guys like Caron Butler who isn't some speedy Eric Bledose guy who cow cover so much ground. Clippers played a trapping defense, it meant a lot of recovering. So when Blake hedges out onto the ball handler, the ball handler's general main option is to pass to the screener who is rolling or popping and when you have to help in the screener, he gets open options because the....

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"Three teams last year finished in the top-10 in offensive and defensive efficiency. The title-winning Miami Heat was one of those teams. The runner-up San Antonio Spurs was another. The third team? The Los Angeles Clippers..." Full article: http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/clippers/post/_/id/4902/expect-cli ppers-to-define-their-identity Some good points, mostly about how fast we should play. My biggest concern is the sentence "Doc Rivers and his staff fathered a defensive scheme in Boston that changed the NBA, and conscious decisions like completely abandoning the offensive glass for transition defensive purposes separated his teams from the pack." I hope Doc adjusts this philosophy to suit our jumping-jack bigs, because DJ is....

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