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Post Subject: Will Chris Paul's Return Throw Off Chemistry? Post ID: 436322by Clippersfan86 » Feb 08, 2014 - 10:07 AM PST
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You'd think I'm excited for CP3 to return right? Instead I'm apprehensive. This team is surprisingly more enjoyable to watch and plays harder. I'm seeing the first true, undisputed superstar go to option for a championship caliber team EXPLODE. Blake is looking like prime Karl Malone in year 4. CP3 is a great player and makes us better, but will the long term consequences be worth it?

My opinion is that if CP3 continues playing off the ball more and spoon feeding Blake... like he did 10 games before injury, we are a finals team. If at ANY point he reverts back to ball dominant, this is my team CP3, we don't get passed 2nd round.

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2014/02/0 ... poil-show/

Here's an article expressing similar concerns.



                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436323by Clippersfan86 » Feb 08, 2014 - 10:09 AM PST
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Sorry meant first superstar go to option of this Clippers era in Los Angeles. More so than Brand was.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436325by Icecoldclipper » Feb 08, 2014 - 10:17 AM PST
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CP3 gives this team different ways of winning and also is a pit bull rebounding. Collision going back to the bench only helps balance out the scoring and we need Paul to beat the better teams and get over the hump.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436326by clips4life32 » Feb 08, 2014 - 10:26 AM PST
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The player that is probably most excited about CP3's return is Dudley. He'll get his easy looks now at the basket. I think overall, the chemistry will be fine.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436330by jarca » Feb 08, 2014 - 10:45 AM PST
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CP3 needs to come to term that this is Blake's team. Just like Wade came to terms that it's Lebron's team. I've said it before that CP3 is a ball hog. Not Kobe or Melo ball hog where they shoot too much but he's literally a ball hog where he holds on to the ball for way too longs he needs to adapt an d learn to move without the ball.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436331by cleepers » Feb 08, 2014 - 10:46 AM PST
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Might take a couple of games for the team to really connect, but overall, CP3 and JJ coming back can only be a good thing. We can't expect Blake to carry the whole team on his back for another 30 games.

I've never seen him play like this before. He's like the terminator... whatever you do to him, he just keeps coming at you, relentless, indefatigable.

That's what we'll need down the stretch in playoff games, but until then let CP3 spread the wealth and keep the other guys engaged defensively because they're getting theirs.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436336by Voyeur » Feb 08, 2014 - 11:17 AM PST
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Paul's a smart guy. He sees what Blake has done. It's up to Blake to take charge when he gets the ball, also. As mentioned above, Paul adds a surprising number of rebounds for a small point guard and I think we all miss his ability to force turnovers. I'm excited to see what happens.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436337by Agent0 » Feb 08, 2014 - 11:23 AM PST
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Paul's a smart player. He's been criticized for over passing and not shooting enough to holding the ball too long. Like you said, the 10 games before CO went down, Blake was doing 26/11/3. Guess what CP was doing? 21/5/11. Paul producing and Blake producing can definitely go hand in hand.

Actually if we look at last season for examples the difference in Blake isn't the touches. It's what he does with them. If you remember many times, Blake would get the ball, survey, then just pass back out and reset. Now, Blake gets the ball and he attacks. Blake's mentality is just as important as anything else because of were talking about touches, Blake has not been devoid of the touches necessary to score like this, he just hadn't been consistently confident before, or taken the initiative to do so.

I'm pumped for CP to come back. The team needs to play as a whole unit and get ready for what they need to do in the playoffs. We have just under 30 practice games left to get things where they need to be for the post-season and also hopefully surpass Portland and maybe SA. Defense of course is still an issue, but we'll see about that one. CP helps there, superior defender to Collison who does try.

Here's Doc's take: http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/clippers/post/_/id/5908/griffin-el evating-game-to-new-levels?ex_cid=espnapi_public

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436338by ClippersDA » Feb 08, 2014 - 11:34 AM PST
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Has Chris Paul said anything about Blake's improved play?

                
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Post ID: 436342by CP3Heliflopter » Feb 08, 2014 - 11:48 AM PST
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Pretty much this. With BG and his improved game and CP3 coming back I see us going on a serious run. I think we can potentially get the 2nd seed and will almost definitely get the 3rd seed.

I see Blake scoring around 24 ppg with 10 boards and around 4 assists per game. Paul will have something around 19-20 ppg/11 apg like before.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436344by Steady818 » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:10 PM PST
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Now while Blakes scoring will definitely go down, I think CP returning will only do us good.. This was a great run and showed me this team has game and BGs maturation and game have gone to another level.. I believe we will be fine.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436345by CP3Heliflopter » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:12 PM PST
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I want to see more staggering of CP3 and Blake's minutes so that either CP3 or Blake are on the floor at all times. This would make our offense run smoothly for 48 minutes and would allow both players some time to have the ball in their hands more.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436346by CapsNClips » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:20 PM PST
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One thing that I know will change is when we used to need an instant bucket from Blake, we would only create it through a pick 'n roll. Now Chris can just dump it to Blake from anywhere and let him do what he does.

Dudley's only hope of getting somewhat back to form relies heavily on CP's return.

I could see us potentially snag that elusive 2nd seed and fix our defensive woes along the way.

                
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Post ID: 436347by CapsNClips » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:22 PM PST
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I agree, that's the one thing I respect about Scott Brooks. He's very good at making sure Star power is always on the floor.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436348by ClipSince7thGrade » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:22 PM PST
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I hear what you're saying but I don't think that our chemistry will go down. I think that it will actually go up and we'll starting climbing the western conference ladder. I think that this time without CP3 has really helped out a lot of guys with their confidence mainly Blake and DJ. Now our guys are thinking, 'ok we can do this on our own and when Chris gets back things are going to be even easier'. There may be some hiccups here and there but it should be an extremely easy transition. I had the Clippers going 72-13 before the season started and they are very far from that but I still believe we can be that good, getting CP3 back will really help us with that bump over the top.

                
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Post ID: 436350by mastaslice » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:28 PM PST
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It is not blake's team. So far, if you look at the team's they were playing, it was pretty bad teams. They faced like 4 teams, that have a high chance of winning a championship.... This is Paul's team... But, since he went down, Blake improved a lot. Paul see's that, so that means more passes to blake.

This is still Paul's team... Now since Paul coming back.... We will see what the clippers are made of

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436351by Clippersfan86 » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:30 PM PST
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Agent great point. CP3 returning has huge benefits.

  1. Collison can help the bench out.

  2. Cp3's huge boost in defense and rebounding over Collison.

  3. Dudley will likely play better.

  4. CP3 gives us an elite closer we have lacked, costing us games against teams like Miami.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436352by Clippersfan86 » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:33 PM PST
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Masta this most assuredly is Blake's team. Everybody knows he's more vital to our success than CP3 and even CP3 has said it multiple times. 6'0 PG's don't carry teams, but he will surely be the closer. Blake is the face of the franchise and always will be. Glad the front office, fans and coaches agree with me.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will CP3 Post ID: 436353by DocHollywood » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:37 PM PST
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This is Chris and Blake's team. Simple. We're forming our own version of Stockton and Malone here. Chris is far too smart and talented to screw up the chemistry of this team when he comes back. He is the best pg on earth and should always have the ball in his hands- that's the whole idea. Blake has been very impressive lately, but please, don't act like he should suddenly be crowned point-forward while CP3 plays off ball. Chris will hit Blake in his spots. He always does. He's an all-time great point guard.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436355by Clippersfan86 » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:42 PM PST
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We took a vote on this and with hundreds of votes Blake won 90 percent in a landslide. He's the face of the franchise and more vital now and in the future to our success. CP3 would be traded well before Blake.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436356by ClippersDA » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:47 PM PST
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We have two dynamic superstars - no excuses. Supporting cast has to play their hearts out.

                
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Post ID: 436357by CP3Heliflopter » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:48 PM PST
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That Is nice and all and I agree but what is the point of this post? These Cp3 vs BG posts are annoying and just seem to stir up controversy when there is none.

They are both our superstars and play on the same team. Its annoying that I constantly have to see post like this as if they were on different teams.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436358by FightOnRon » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:56 PM PST
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Not worried at all,they will get even better.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436359by Clippersfan86 » Feb 08, 2014 - 12:57 PM PST
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The point of it is that many misinformed people think all this team is... is the CP3 show. Hell most of the newer posters here actually said or implied it before this recent stretch. Time to eat some crow.

                
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Post ID: 436360by ClippersDA » Feb 08, 2014 - 01:01 PM PST
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It would have been nice to beat one team ahead of us on the standings without Chris, but on the whole the team played well.

                
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Post ID: 436361by CLIPSET » Feb 08, 2014 - 01:02 PM PST
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Before the season I predicted that Blake would need an MVP type season to push the Clippers deep into the playoffs. I'm glad Blake has gone off on a tear. Hope he keeps it up.

In my opinion, If the Clippers were to be a first or second round exit this year, I'd be open to trading CP3. I know this is just a small sample size of games w/o Paul, but if CP3 is stunting Blake's growth then maybe Chris should go. Plus, the return for a CP3 might be enough to cover a lot of gaping holes.

Don't get me wrong, CP3 is great and it's great that he's on our team but he's peaked while Blake's upside is through the roof.

                
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Post ID: 436363by Clippersfan86 » Feb 08, 2014 - 01:10 PM PST
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We increased our win percentage and closed the gap on 1-3 seeds. When CP3 went down the team was nowhere close to the 2-3 seed. Like literally 7-8 games back if I recall. Beating good teams is great for confidence and not much else at the end of the day. The team competed with the elite and beat most of the teams they should.

                
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Post ID: 436364by clipperboy24 » Feb 08, 2014 - 01:12 PM PST
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That's what I think too. CP3 needs to make feeding Blake and creating plays for Blake the #1 option. Also needs to get DJ more involved. Our team won't go deep relying on our outside shooting its way too sporadic. Lower the amount of outside shots and pound it in through Blake and DJ. That will by default open up the perimeter. I like how the team looks with Blake as our premier offensive weapon.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436365by Clippersfan86 » Feb 08, 2014 - 01:12 PM PST
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I agree Clipset. I'd move CP3 for a package to fill all of our holes if he doesn't mesh right and we have another early playoff exit. A trade like the Nuggets pulled off when moving Melo.

                
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Post ID: 436366by CP3Heliflopter » Feb 08, 2014 - 01:12 PM PST
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Unless your getting Lebron or Durant no one else makes sense.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436368by CP3Heliflopter » Feb 08, 2014 - 01:17 PM PST
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The amount of ignorance and overreactions on this thread are ridiculous. I am out.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436369by DocHollywood » Feb 08, 2014 - 01:18 PM PST
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You don't trade Blake and you don't trade Chris mf'ing Paul. It's like people forgot how GREAT Chris Paul is or something.

                
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Post ID: 436371by jarca » Feb 08, 2014 - 01:29 PM PST
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Cp3 for Westbrook, Thabo, and Steven Adams? Cp3 for Damian Lillard and Batum

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436372by Clippersfan86 » Feb 08, 2014 - 01:29 PM PST
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Has nothing to do with Chris. If our stars don't mesh and carry us frther, one may need to go and it won't be Blake. I doubt that willl happen though. I presume CP3 is smart enough to know this is Blake's team right now ad he needs to adjust more.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436373by 06clippersfan » Feb 08, 2014 - 01:42 PM PST
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No way will he make the team worse!! CP3 is smart and I am sure he took mental notes on what Blake did to play at the level he is playing at now. cp3 will help Blake get easier baskets. But like some other people said hopefully he doesn't ball hog as much and lets Blake do his thing

                
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Post ID: 436374by CP3Heliflopter » Feb 08, 2014 - 02:01 PM PST
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Are you trying to make the Clippers better or the Thunder better?

Good way to make the Thunder a Finals lock for the next four seasons.

If you think CP3 makes "Blake worse" I can't wait to see what you would think if WB hogged 18+ shots per game on sub-par efficiency. Durant's numbers after WB went down have improved more than Blake's numbers after CP3 went down.

                
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Post ID: 436375by wessleejr » Feb 08, 2014 - 02:03 PM PST
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This is not CP3 or Blake team, This is Sterling's team, not even Doc. Why people said Miami is LBJ's team after DWade. can they not work together?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436376by CapsNClips » Feb 08, 2014 - 02:05 PM PST
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There are a million trade scenarios we could do with Chris, but only 2 of them would potentially be a positive trade. LBJ & KD and that's not gonna happen.

I'm sure Kareem could've won multiple championships without Magic in L.A. but that doesn't mean they should've traded Magic.

We could easily trade CP for players that fill our CURRENT holes on our team, but then we'd just be creating an even bigger hole, we'd be without an All-World PG. That's a pretty damn big hole.

                
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Post ID: 436377by cleepers » Feb 08, 2014 - 02:10 PM PST
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DocHollywood wrote:
You don't trade Blake and you don't trade Chris mf'ing Paul.

CP3Heliflopter wrote:
Are you trying to make the Clippers better or the Thunder better?

Love these 2 quotes.

Common sense is alive and well on CTB... albeit in small doses relative to the amount of nonsense.

                
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Post ID: 436380by airgordon23 » Feb 08, 2014 - 02:48 PM PST
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I can't believe I just read "trade CP3" from multiple people. A lot of Clipper fans have become spoiled and unappreciative... 5 Years ago real clipper fans would have begged for CP3, now you want to trade him? lol People obviously don't know that this is a league of superstars and superstars win Championships. 1 Superstar in Blake Griffin isn't gonna win it as we saw when we played against the heat. He scored 43 points and we still lose. If we had CP3 we would've won... You can't blame CP3 for Blake not performing the same before the injury, that is blakes fault. Only blake can become more aggressive, Only blake can become a better shooter, only blake can become a better rebounder, only blake can make his free throws. How dare anyone blame CP3 for blakes play and hindering him. CP3 has been Blakes biggest supporter since day one and wants to win. And to the guy who said CP is a ball hog..... You know nothing about POINT GUARDS lol

                
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Post ID: 436381by jarca » Feb 08, 2014 - 02:52 PM PST
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Cp3 has never been lock to go to the final. Just throwing names out there

                
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Post ID: 436382by jarca » Feb 08, 2014 - 02:58 PM PST
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He won't make the clippers worse. But I think what some are saying that CP3 needs to readjust his game to fit BG like moving without the ball.

For the past 2 1/2 years Blake has been the brunt of the criticism. CP3 has gotten away while. Blake the most consistent clippers was ridiculed,and criticized. Is it really that unfair to question CP3 if things don't work out. Let me repeat if things don't work out?

Also in the 2 1/2 years it's Blake who's doing all the adjusting in his game. Again is it really unfair to ask CP to adjust his game. After all BG has the higher upside ATM

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436384by Agent0 » Feb 08, 2014 - 03:11 PM PST
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I'm not a huge fan of the "this or that guys" team kind of stuff. Who cares who's team it is, they are both top players at their positions. It is both their teams in terms of who is most important to getting this team to a high level, we need both. It's about them playing together and complementing each other.

Like I said before, you have to look at touches primarily: http://stats.nba.com/playerTrackingTouches.html?pageNo=1&rowsPerPage=2 5&sortField=TCH&sortOrder=DES

The top 25 players in the league in touches / possession are all guards except for two people. Blake Griffin and Kevin Love. PG's will have a lot of touches because they bring the ball up the court and they also set up the offense, it is sort of an obvious thing. Now, the actual time on the ball with Blake and Love isn't as high because like I said, they don't bring the ball up the court, do a lot less dribbling and don't stand at the top of the arc with the ball waiting for a play to develop and then passing to someone like the PG does.

Blake is 20th in the league in touches per game, the next big men are McRoberts at 28th and Noah at 30th Blake is 6th in touches 12 feet and closer Blake is 2nd in elbow touches per game

I mentioned these numbers earlier when Paul was playing and it was the same thing. Blake and Love were the only big men in the league in the top 20 in touches, and Blake got a lot of touches.

The difference in Blake isn't getting the ball it is what he is doing with the ball. Many times we saw Blake get the ball, look around, pass back to Paul and go set a pick. Now, there was a lack of trust of Blake in closing games, but obviously his fear of getting to the line and weaker shooting didn't help.

Blake is getting the ball now and looking to score, that is the difference, not really the amount of touches he gets.

Do you know who is 3rd on the Clippers in touches/game despite only playing 23-24 MPG? Collison, and he's also second in possession time per game.

Paul's injury was a blessing for Blake to get back into the groove of killing teams and taking over, but it was never Paul's game that was hindering Blake, it was Blake's own lack of confidence in his abilities at the line, a bit of passivity and the fact that the guy was doing rehab every off-season and not actually getting adequate time to work on his game which to me was the biggest thing. Confidence in games comes from repetition in the gym.

If we're going to be simple and just look at PPG and neglect mentality and confidence. If Blake had hit FT's and jumpshots last year and in 11-12 as he has this year, here is his PPG and pts/36, since scoring rate is important considering Vinny thought he only needed to play 32.5 MPG last season.

11-12: 22.8 ppg | 22.7 pts/36 12-13: 18.8 ppg | 20.8 pts/36

Then guess what? If Blake was hitting his jumpshots and making FT's, he would have been attempting more shots last season due to increased confidence, more late game touches and therefore he would have been scoring even more. It isn't a static situation. Blake lost 1.2 PPG the year Paul came from the FT line in comparison to this year, 0.9 PPG in comparison to his rookie year, just at the FT line! He lost about 0.8 PPG based on the difference in jumpshot percentage from his first season with Paul to this year.

Technically with better percentages, in his second season, with better teammates, a slower pace and less FGA he would have scored basically the same PPG (well, 0.3 more) in 2 less MPG. Per 36, about 1.4 more pts/36, that's impressive, but he shot 52% FT and 31.9 eFG% on jumpshots. so yea....

Despite a slower pace and less fast break, Blake's FG% at the rim went from 69% as a rookie to 75 and 77% the previous two seasons. That's how Paul has helped to compliment him. His efficiency went up while playing more half court, that's not usually what happens for a player like him. His TS% was up in his second season despite a slow paced team AND dropping 12% from the FT line.

His scoring was affected by his inability to hit shots at the line and from range. His confidence in some areas of his game decreased because of that inability, and both those things culminated in him being less aggressive.

Also let us remember that last season was a bit of a transition season for him shooting wise because he was learning his new shot as the season went by and there was a ton of inconsistency.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436385by ohMEohMy! » Feb 08, 2014 - 03:16 PM PST
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No, it shouldn't. Chris always said he loved playing off ball when Billups was here. Now he gets to do the same as he begins to trust Blake and his improved playmaking ability.

If the Clips can find a way to share possessions between these two dynamic players, our offense will be very very hard to stop.

                
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Post ID: 436387by CP3Heliflopter » Feb 08, 2014 - 03:24 PM PST
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No your just thinking of awful trades that don't make us better. Last time I checked CP3 never had a Durant caliber player on his team not to mention our 2nd best performer in the playoffs last season was Matt Barnes.

Try again. lol

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436389by A7XDreamTheaterClipps » Feb 08, 2014 - 04:26 PM PST
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We have been watching this team on TV or in the stands. CP3 has been with the team watching in practice and from the bench. I'm sure Chris knows what is up. With Chris, we will beat the best teams. At least we would have beaten Denver and Miami with a healthy Chris Paul.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436390by mastaslice » Feb 08, 2014 - 04:42 PM PST
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Stupid whoever says we do not need cp3.. cp3 is a superstar... Without him we will lose. Blake is a beast... not a superstar.. Paul is a beast and a superstar.. Blake needs to play good defense first..

                
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Post ID: 436391by FightOnRon » Feb 08, 2014 - 04:50 PM PST
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It's like this every year,many people play fantasy basketball and want to just move pieces because it is so easy when it isn't real.

We have THE BEST pg in the league and a top 5,okay top 3,PF in the game on our team yet many are so afraid it won't work. That is why they both got mega-contracts,so they could be traded away for a package of somebody elses.

Lame.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Will Chris Paul Post ID: 436392by laiinw » Feb 08, 2014 - 04:51 PM PST
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Hey i'm a new user on this blog. Holla from Paris. Big ClipperFan, but i'm fed up with all those useless post. That's why i wanted to wright something about it.

Blake Griffin is becoming a real beast since mid-december. (Game againts The Spurs). And yeah, since Paul is out, we still up in the standing, and near the 3rd spot. But take a look at our shedule. We essentially beat out some scrubs team. The only " good " team we won againts was Dallas.

Spurs, Indy, Miami, Denver, GS = > 5 losses.

So yeah, we had a good strech, and our role players like Redick, Jamal, Collison, Jordan are playin better. That's good for our futur, but we need Chris Paul back to close thoses tough games. Dude is a killer, a bulldog on the court. A good defender. He has the best IQ in the NBA. He is smart, and knows what to do to win.

The past 2 years Blake was nowhere to be found, and Paul hepled us stay alive in this league. So how could u make some real bad statement like those about him.

Without Chris Paul, we can't go deep in the PO. Blake is playing great since 2 months, Paul, for 3 years now with ClippsNation, (and is having a stella year), and u are telling that u would be open to trade one of the hardest player to ever play the game in Clippers History ?

Well, that's nonsens sir.

With him on the court, and Blake at a AllStar Level, we can only go deep. It's up to the roles players to get ready.

See u in June.

Hope my english not bad. I'm out

                
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Post ID: 436394by jarca » Feb 08, 2014 - 04:55 PM PST
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This is what i am talking about. It was ALL Blake fault last year in the playoff? A certain 8 point game had nothing to do with it. Matt Barnes had 1'good game. He wasn't the 2nd best performer.

Just throwing out names in trade since u mentioned unless we're getting Lebron or Durant. How,about the splash brothers?

                
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