Chris Wilcox on Clippers' Radar As Odom Fallback (P. 2)

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With how bad our backup bigs are it would be shocking/very bad if they didn't.

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By Spike Eskin PHILADELPHIA (CBS) I'm going to explain what the "made up trade is," to avoid any confusion. It seems some people occasionally believe these weekly trades are real, even though the title of the....

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yup, I hear that our starters actually rank a respectable 9th in defense. its when the bench comes in that our defense drops....biggest culprit being Mullens

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Well that's an encouraging stat! I really do feel like Griffin and Jordan grasped the system fairly quickly and it's clearly visible already. Think our weakness is still perimeter defense which I'm sure will progress.

It's a little upsetting to think that our starters are doing so well defensively playing the large minutes they're playing and our overall state is so heavily affected by a bench that seems less involved than ever before. Gives you a perspective on how poor our bench defense is...

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This would be so awesome! But unfortunately the 76ers would never bite :/ It just wouldn't make sense for them outside of the idea that they really really want Wiggins. If only...

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^that would be a good trade for Philly and us.

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I hate this trade. I can't 'justify trading crawford. Spencer Hawes would solve our defensive big rebounding/defense problem off the bench.

But leaves a gaping scoring hole, and a clutch guy who can score/shoot when the offense stagnates.

I've watched every game this season and last season and there are too many times no one can score in the 4th quarter, things are sinking fast and crawford hits big shots.

I just don't think we can make up his scoring in clutch shots. Willie green can't do it and neither can bullock.

Sorry terrible trade in my opinion.

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^ Yeah, I'd hope to get more back for Jamal.

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I don't think it is even possible to get that much for Jamal not to talk of getting more. Teams aren't lining up to trade a 25 year old 18/11/3/2 Center for a 33 year old scoring SG.

Jamal has more value to the team if people believe his bench creating an scoring is a necessity than he does trade value. Jamal getting a good big man is probably above his trade value already, let alone getting more.

I don't see Boston biting at all on that trade, the other teams I could see the reasoning, but Boston seems to like Green.

I don't see the Clippers biting either, not because of Jamal for Hawes but because giving the Grizzlies Jeff Green and Jamal Crawford for Ed Davis and first round pick is very, very generous. The Grizz look like the biggest winner.

If Charlotte bought out Ben Gordon and he agreed to come here, then a trade like this makes everyone happy as Ben Gordon can take on that bench scoring guard role. He's still capable despite not playing in Charlotte.

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The trade is well thought, but I dont like this for Philly , actually. They probably want a pick for Hawes. Davis is pretty bad right now. I havent seen Franklin play, though. Memphis gets a lot better, and while Willie is pretty ok, he aint Jamal. And Hawes contract is expiring, so probably it could be a rental.

With that being said, Id love to see Hawes, Mullins and Kamans extreme rednecking in LA. It could be hilarious.

And about Wilcox. How is his d? And his heart issues? I know he can score, but actually I want a defensive big man in the second unit. For a reserve big who can score we have Jamison, Mullens (if he finally gets it along) and we can go small with Dudley and Barnes. Hollins has improved, but he aint gonna cut it alone.

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Hawes would be a solid pick up but we would lose a ton of scoring off the bench with jamal gone

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