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Icecoldclipper
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You feel comfortable giving him touches? Sounds like a disaster to me. He makes an awful lot of money for such a brief job description: Garbage man, get defensive rebounds, block weak side. I still want a center, just not one that makes what? $11 million? There are a lot of Steven Adams in the world and they come cheap. They can also make free throws. We can get decent centers from overseas on a dime. I like DJ, he....

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Why isn't blake getting blamed for not getting past the 2nd round either?
Blake is 24 years old with a long career ahead of him. He's not even in his prime yet! In contrast, CP3 is about to be 30 years old. He's the highest paid player on the team. He's the most ball-dominant player on the team. He's on his second team, after leaving the Hornets when he couldn't get past the second round there either.....

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sz123456
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Wait so you are going to hold it against him for not being injury prone like Bogut and helping a team like he should.lmao Think you are trolling now. Then you are acting like he was a non factor all this series. That is a joke we all knew he wouldn't be asked to do as much this series but help when he could. Games got away more often when he sat resting. If bigs are dime a dozen we sure....

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For me personally, a SF who is a defensive specialist is all we need for that position. Scoring is just a bonus. There aren't much threats at that spot other than Melo, LBJ, and Durant. ....

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Also, for all the DJ talk, the biggest plus side for him is his durability.

Icecoldclipper
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You're acting like I don't want DJ on the team. He's a great player and helped us a lot. However if we go up against OKC, Spurs, or Heat, we will not get the calls, we just won't. It's a stars league. Paul is the only player we have that gets calls, Blake is still treated like a rookie at times. We need another big name player to be "allowed" to play against those other teams. ....

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dom1
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Blake is 24 years old with a long career ahead of him. He's not even in his prime yet! In contrast, CP3 is about to be 30 years old. He's the highest paid player on the team. He's the most ball-dominant player on the team. He's on his second team, after leaving the Hornets when he couldn't get past the second round there either. He has the coach he demanded and some of the players he's....

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CP3Heliflopter
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The reason why we loss does not hinge on only Paul or Blake. I never knew that one player was all that determined a series until today. Some of you must be Skip Bayless fans cause your logic is awful. Basketball is not 1v1 game. We were extremely close to beating the Thunder and frankly may have won the series if not for extremely questionable calls. We still have a lot of room to improve when it comes to our wings and....

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ClippersDA
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Except game 5 was lost by the mistakes of one player...Chris Paul. So that argument doesn't fly. But also this is a team sport, but it's a star driven league. Can't win without them so they get the credit and blame. If he didn't want that pressure he shouldn't play on a big market and he should Take mid level exception money ....

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ClippersDA
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This whole chain is moot if the sterling stink is hanging over us by July. My nightmare is that all teams improve except for us. I could see good free agents choosing Portland or golden state over us considering what is happening. ....

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This article covers pretty much all we need except, I believe, they did not mention signing or trading for a legitimate SF (BleacherReport): http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2049811-biggest-needs-for-los-angel es-clippers-during-2014-offseason I think the Clippers should draft a big, or maybe even T.J. Warren if he is available. You can then sign Ariza to whatever amount of $. Next, you sign Pierce and bring back Elton Brand both for vet. minimum. Thoughts? ....

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JQuick32
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So he gets a pass? B4 Paul blake was use to going on vacation in april. Never seen a playoff a day in his life..
In his two seasons before CP3, Blake was out all year with an injury and then had one of the best rookie seasons in NBA history with a poor supporting cast and terrible coach. Two years is nothing in this league. You are being intellectually dishonest. CP3 gets blake at least....

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ClippersDA
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Oh really? Then explain how Blake was dominating with CP3 out injured. And don't even trot out the excuse about losing to elite teams, because one of his best games in that stretch was against Miami. He just had zero help from his teammates that game. I'm not surprised that CP3 stans love to bash Blake when their boy chokes. After all, CP3's been deflecting to him all year, starting with his preseason comments about Blake "needing to....

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JQuick32
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Not to mention the year before Paul came the clippers made a run at a playoff spot. They had a terrible start to the season that doomed them in the end.
Even in Blake's first year, I remember there being hope that Blake would be ready for the second half of the year and that we could make the playoffs with him. The season only spiraled downhill in January with the combination of the infamous water-main game in Memphis....

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Bingo3
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Oh really? Then explain how Blake was dominating with CP3 out injured. And don't even trot out the excuse about losing to elite teams, because one of his best games in that stretch was against Miami. He just had zero help from his teammates that game. I'm not surprised that CP3 stans love to bash Blake when their boy chokes. After all, CP3's been deflecting to him all year, starting with his preseason comments about Blake "needing to....

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JQuick32
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Well CP is selling more jerseys than he is so I wouldn't say he's the outright fan favorite.
You're assuming only Clipper fans are buying his jersey. There are plenty of player-only fans and people who like to wear jerseys regardless of teams that figure into jersey sales. When "your boy" Blake chokes, you immediately deflect blame onto someone else. Wrong. During the games he played badly in this postseason, I criticized him. When CP3 chokes, his stans blame Blake,....

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ClippersDA
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Well CP is selling more jerseys than he is so I wouldn't say he's the outright fan favorite. I think you're also being a hypocrite. When "your boy" Blake chokes, you immediately deflect blame onto someone else. It's fine if you criticize Chris, but you just constantly are on here with irrational hate and use any bit of info to bash him (like that idiotic tweet yesterday) that it's kind of pathetic. Looks like you're trying to convince yourself more....

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Bingo3
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Ok I'm sorry there is no way Chris Paul sells more jerseys than blake. Where are you getting that number? Id say 70 Percent of fans wearing jerseys at games are sporting good old 32.
There was an article about jersey sales released about a month ago. Chris was three or four spots higher than Blake. CP is probably more popular outside the LA. ....

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ClippersDA
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There was an article about jersey sales released about a month ago. Chris was three or four spots higher than Blake. CP is probably more popular outside the LA.
Maybe so, but blake definitely is the fan favorite within la. ....

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Maybe so, but blake definitely is the fan favorite within la.
That's why I said outside Los Angeles Wink ....

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Top 10 jersey sales are on NBA.com. Anyway, why are we arguing about bashing OUR stars. No one should even bash either of them, because matter-of-fact we would be in the lottery trying to figure out who we would draft with that potential top-3 pick if it weren't for BOTH of our stars. You aren't a fan in my eyes if you bash any stars on your "favorite" team, especially when both of them have high-potential to be hall-of-famers. ....

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Wrong. During the games he played badly in this postseason, I criticized him. When CP3 chokes, his stans blame Blake, talk about how "we used to be a lottery team without CP3," complain about refs, etc.
Yes, you did criticize him, and then would immediately follow it up with, "But the person who deserves the most blame...." Blah blah blah. EDIT: You probably won't respond because you know it's true roll ....

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ClippersDA
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Top 10 jersey sales are on NBA.com. Anyway, why are we arguing about bashing OUR stars. No one should even bash either of them, because matter-of-fact we would be in the lottery trying to figure out who we would draft with that potential top-3 pick if it weren't for BOTH of our stars. You aren't a fan in my eyes if you bash any stars on your "favorite" team, especially when both of them have high-potential to be hall-of-famers.
Wow....

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Wow ok we aren't fans if we don't worship at the altar of Chris Paul? I'm sorry that is just not the case. We have every right to be critical of our 105 million dollar man. Some of us aren't satisfied with second round exits when a team actually played like the best team in the league for stretches. There is clearly some intangible missing in our stars.
Sorry to say, but there was no way we were going to....

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JQuick32
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Sorry to say, but there was no way we were going to win that series against OKC with the way the refs were handling the calls.
IIRC, we blew leads in every game except for our two wins. That's on us, not the refs. This series was a chokejob. ....

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ClippersDA
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Sorry to say, but there was no way we were going to win that series against OKC with the way the refs were handling the calls. It isn't even Chris' fault, he put up gaudy numbers (@Caplan_NBA: Chris Paul put up these numbers and lost: 22.5 ppg, 12.0 apg, 3.7 rpg, 51.0 FG%, 45.5 3FG%) and if you are going to blame him, than I am just speechless as to how ignorant that would be. Yes, he had mistakes....

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Bingo3
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Sorry to say, but there was no way we were going to win that series against OKC with the way the refs were handling the calls. It isn't even Chris' fault, he put up gaudy numbers (@Caplan_NBA: Chris Paul put up these numbers and lost: 22.5 ppg, 12.0 apg, 3.7 rpg, 51.0 FG%, 45.5 3FG%) and if you are going to blame him , than I am just speechless as to how ignorant that would be. Yes, he had mistakes....

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ClippersDA
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IIRC, we blew leads in every game except for our two wins. That's on us, not the refs. This series was a chokejob.
The refs can't make you miss shots or stop the other team from getting open looks. If we got hosed it was because of lackadaisical play and an inability to close out quarters. ....

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Chris Paul had huge turnovers in both game 5 and 6 that screwed us. Our core of stars is not perfect they all Have issues. Just being positive to be positive is not helpful. I'm not saying trade Paul. But something has to change. He needs to be more D wade and griffin needs to be lebron. Paul reverted back to ball dominating in the post season when what was working was blake being the person through whom we ran the....

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CP3Best
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How much cap space do we have? Any way to sign 'Melo?

tense2
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How much cap space do we have? Any way to sign 'Melo?
One, we don't the cap space without doing something drastic and two, we don't need Melo. ....

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tense2
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Wrong. During the games he played badly in this postseason, I criticized him. When CP3 chokes, his stans blame Blake, talk about how "we used to be a lottery team without CP3," complain about refs, etc.
Says the guy who complains about the refs the loudest. You're the captain of the knee jerk team. lol ....

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ClippersDA
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Tuned into CNN to see some blowhard agent say his clients aren't coming to the clippers - that we are a last resort place cause of sterling. This is the only thing in worried about. We can't reload if talent won't come here. we have a stink on us. ....

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We won 57 games this year. I never know why many people want to completely break down a team. I'd give Granger and Baby another shot. They came in the middle of the season , and Granger was hurt for a while. As far as Pierce I just believe he would turn into another Dudley , even though the play of both players is incomparable. From what I am being told is that Davis, Granger and Collison will OPT IN As....

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Dunkathon
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ClipperKyle, I say no to Mo Williams. Yeah, he can hit jumpers at times, but his low basketball IQ will cost the Clips at others. As for your list of small forwards, I like Luol Deng the most out of them all. Yeah, he can't hit the three point shot all that well, but he's a great defender who will play hard night in and night out. He also is a decent slasher, and he knows most of....

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JQuick32
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We've already had Mo. He's just another player that's good in the regular season and vanishes in the playoffs. No thanks. ....

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ClipperKyle32
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We've already had Mo. He's just another player that's good in the regular season and vanishes in the playoffs. No thanks.
Did Collison not disappear. I mean he had that one big 4th quarter , but did he really impact the game or change it? Did Bledsoe? I am just wandering if you believe DC showed up or not. I am not saying he did or did not , but I want to hear what you think? ....

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From what I am being told is that Davis, Granger and Collison will OPT IN
Where did you hear that they will opt in? I think thatsw good news. Big Baby provides hustle at the 4 + floor spread. Collison does decent as a back up and had his moments. I think granger needs more time to get the swing of things but i did see him play great defines and he started well with us offensively. ....

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ClipperKyle32
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Where did you hear that they will opt in? I think thatsw good news. Big Baby provides hustle at the 4 + floor spread. Collison does decent as a back up and had his moments. I think granger needs more time to get the swing of things but i did see him play great defines and he started well with us offensively.
From Chris Clips LA , He also said when Granger was making his decision. That also was true. ....

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Loul deng would be a dream but he's a luxury we can't afford. We just gotta cross our finger and wish guys like Marion, and. Pierce who already made their money will come in for the mle or minimum ....

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HELL NO to Granger!!! Collison opting in is actually a good thing. We can package him along with Barnes and/or Dudley. We need size. I know it's early but this is the roster I would like to see CP3 / Livingston/ JJ / Jamal Ariza / Pierce / Bullock Blake / Blatche DJ/ J.Hill I don't think we need Carmelo, but I wouldn't mind him on the team either. It's going to be a fun off season. Hopefully we draft a serviceable player who can make....

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Melo and Deng are almost impossible to acquire. They both would be earning some dough. Do you see any of them taking way less?? Sign and trade for who?? Bullock??? What else?? I like the Ariza and Shaun Livingston idea. We need length. PP as a back up?? Keeps him fresh for the playoffs. Jordan hill could help too. Lots of energy and serviceable J. ....

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deng is the only person on that list worth 'pursuing', the rest are either on their way out or a gamble, and after this season don't think we need to take more risks, *cough* mullins, antoine, dudley, licker, granger, baby *cough* ....

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Mo Williams plans to opt out his contract, won't mind seeing him back as a back up role if Collison leaves and that is only IF Collison leaves. ....

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Anyone else feeling depressed about this off season? No draft pick to really salivate over, agonizing end to playoffs, sterling/ownership drama, confusion over whether any free agents would come here (we had been counting on this situation being so desirable that people might cut their rate like collison to play here but I don't see that happening).oh and no cap space ....

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From Chris Clips LA , He also said when Granger was making his decision. That also was true.
Some tweeted this guy that collison's family told them he was opting out. Why wouldn't he? ....

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From Chris Clips LA , He also said when Granger was making his decision. That also was true.
That dude is like 50% right most of the time, but I hope Granger leaves and Darren. ....

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Anyone else feeling depressed about this off season? No draft pick to really salivate over, agonizing end to playoffs, sterling/ownership drama, confusion over whether any free agents would come here (we had been counting on this situation being so desirable that people might cut their rate like collison to play here but I don't see that happening).oh and no cap space
I feel the exact opposite as you (no surprise). I'm excited we have a 1st round pick in a....

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Anyone else feeling depressed about this off season? No draft pick to really salivate over, agonizing end to playoffs, sterling/ownership drama, confusion over whether any free agents would come here (we had been counting on this situation being so desirable that people might cut their rate like collison to play here but I don't see that happening).oh and no cap space
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I'd be stoked if Jordan hill signed for the BAE and Ariza signed for the MLE. Aria is that 3&d guy, Hill helps rebounding when DJ goes to the bench. ....

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