Yeah I agree- it's not the end of the world yet but they really need to get a team meeting going or something to get things straightened out. Eventually the shots will fall, but they must play better as a team. I think Sam Cassell had some great quotes from today's LA times article. Sounds like he's really going to try and pump the guys up. I especially agree with his last quote- here's what he said:
"It's not about Xs and O's, it's not about strategy, it's about us playing harder," said Cassell, who aggravated an ankle sprain in the Clippers' 103-88 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
"When we don't play hard at the beginning, we don't have a chance to win, it's that simple. Our effort has been there at moments, but we're an all-out ballclub.
"We've got to play hard for the whole 48 minutes. We're getting beat on the hustle things, not the execution things, but we understand that as a team."
The Clippers are 0-5 on the road and 0-2 on a three-game, five-day trip that ends Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings.
Last season, the Clippers set a franchise record with 20 road victories, finishing 20-21. The 1974-75 Buffalo Braves had 19 road victories.
"Our effort just hasn't been there, and that starts with me," Cassell said. "That starts with me getting the guys ready. I've been mellow with the guys, but it's time for me to put my foot down, and that starts with myself.
"We just all have to play all-out hard offensively, defensively … everything. And if we're going to spoon-feed a guy, if we're going to go to you on isolations, you have to deliver for us. That goes for all of us. It's that simple."