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ClipperPostman
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This may sound weird, but I would really like to see the line-up of Blake-Hawes-DJ. Instead of small ball, Big ball. I think this can be a great strategy because of Blakes great ball-handling and Passing skills.

Blake would be getting guarded by another SF. The opposing PF will probably be on Hawes. Due to his shooting ability you move him 12 ft out of the post. You move

DJ to the opposite side of the post, while Blake muscles his way to the paint (No opposing SF is stopping blake from gettin got the paint. If the PF rotates for the double you have Hawes open for an easy 15ft money shot. If DJ's man rotates he goes in for the lob.

A variation of this line-up would be Blake-Big Baby - Hawes. Now you pull Big baby 10-15ft out the post. You pull Hawes 10-15 foot on the opposite side. Blake drives on the SF and if the PF or the C rotate to help Blake uses his passing skills to hit Hawes or Big Baby for the open jumper. If no rotation happens Blake just scores at the basket and get a foul.

I actually think the Blake-Baby-Hawes will work best with this strategy. This isn't something that I'd do all game, but I think it would be hard to beat.

What do you guys think?

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Agreed, I actually mentioned this idea a couple of days ago. Blake is quick enough laterally to guard the fastest SF's and he can't bullied in the paint because he's so big.

I do think though that it would be a bad matchup to put him on KD, he doesn't have the wingspan to guard him.

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I'd be very curious to see how that would work out. Blake Griffin has the foot speed to guard a lot of the small forwards out there. On offense, he can post up the opposing 3, Hawes can camp out behind the 3 point line, drawing a big away. Also that trio should solve any rebounding issues, lol.

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In light of us failing to upgrade the SF position this is a viable option, Hawes shooting ability and ability to stretch to 3pt adds a different dynamic to Blakes post game and DJs lack of any game on the offensive end

LAbreakers
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is it a blessing in disguise that we haven't/didn't land a sf quite yet ??

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Now that I think about it though, maybe Blake can guard KD.

He did defend Dirk better than anybody I've ever seen last year in the 4th quarter of a Mavs game.

Dirk is 7 feet and he shoots a fade away every time, yet 6'10" (more like 6'8") Blake Griffin shut him down. I'm not gonna rule out Blake being able to guard KD until I see more of it.

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You guys don't remember meters world peace locking Blake down when he was with the lakers? He also had problems with that one shorter guy that use to be in the rockets. Blake would be fine on defense for the most part. But he's had problems with smaller faster people. On offense Blake uses his foot speed and dribbling to go past the bigger pf's and c's. Unless they are lanky and Blake can just back them in (which kills the flow of our offense).... Idk... But I would like to see it lol

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But I think Doc probably knows wussup

SamMays
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Start two centers and a power forward. I feel comfortable in saying we will likely not see that lineup on the floor together for even a minute next season. Going that big just doesn't work. I know Blake and DJ are extremely athletic, but they are extremely athletic for a 4 and a 5. Blake doesn't want to be chasing 6'6" shooters through screens. He'd be knocking the screeners down like bowling pins and foul out in no time. it just wouldn't work.

dom1
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im willing to bet if we played Blake at the 3 the opposing team will still put there pf on blake and send there small forward to guard Hawes on the perimeter. At least if i was coaching that is what i would do to counter that move. I would make Hawes beat me from the outside and if hawes post up the sf then send blakes or dj's man to double..

uncool
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It would kinda hurt our bench if our best 3 bigs played for a long stretch together.

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^^ exactly.

CapsNClips
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I was thinking maybe more along the lines of only going to this lineup in the 4th quarter.

uncool
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Possible, but I thing it'll be extremely rare and purely based on matchups.

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Then when they get tired they can be replaced by?????????

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I think that with the addition of Hawes and re-signing of Glen Davis we have a great big man rotation with the a great combination of grinders and floor spacers. I'm really excited to see how DJ and Hawes play together, I know that Blake and Hawes will have great chemistry but the DJ/Hawes combo really interests me. Can't wait for the season!!!

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