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david
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Here's an interesting article that talks about various Clipper players in the fantasy setting. The author takes into account the effect of Brand being out. Here's a snippet: There's some debate as to when Brand will be able to return to the court, but I'm not expecting anything until February at the earliest -- and even that is an optimistic timeline. Sure, it's possible that Brand could turn into this season's version of Pau Gasol, who missed the first six weeks of the 2006-07 season after breaking his foot during the summer only to come back strong and put....

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jlemmen43
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Hmm...about what I'd expect to hear from the media. How bout the Clippers play team basketball and the only # that matters is the one before the - (hyphen)?? I'm looking forward to that.

david
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Agreed JLemm- team basketball- that's going to be the key on both offense and defense.

clipper*joe
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I have to say that he pretty much makes sense about the individual players but his opinion on the team stinks!

If you combine the best element from each player , it's pretty much good news to me. Mobley has pretty much kept his % up from years past which means he can still shoot. Maybe this year, Mike D will let him shoot more. Maggette will be the first option which I completely agree with. Those #'s from 2004-2005 are great, similar to Brand's last year. His ability to take it to the hoop is second to none. With Brand out, I assume he will take full advantage...hopefully do it in a smart way. Al Thorton physical ability will make his presence felt. Just like the author states;"He has pure talent to dominate in any level". All three players bring something different to the team. Now, if they can play as a team I see no problems staying afloat till Brand comes back. Remember if we are at .500 when Brand returns, we are in the hunt!

jlemmen43
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Yeah, the whole "Maggette was dissapointing last year" is B.S. He improved his game. The only reason they're knocking him is cuz his numbers werent up higher cuz he didnt start the first half of the season. I'm not dissing Fantasy leagues or people who play them, but it does blur the facts. This writer makes the "lack of stellar stats" look like the actual play of the team. I dont like that, but I guess it's intended to be advice for fantasy owners.

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He didn't mention Kamen or Cassell. I think both will get more minutes and shots. I am also concerned about a Maggette injury. This is likely with his style and the likely number of touches. We need to plan for this possibility.

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This fantasy league is based on "What have you done for me lately" mentality. Both Kaman and Cassell didn't produce enough to merit any mention. Both were injured and Kaman underachieved so the author was right in not mentioning both of them. I doesn't bother me any, I sure things will work out for them.

I wouldn't jump to any conclusions about Maggette. He ended the season on a good note. He produced and played good minutes.

Now don't go and start to worry about situations that haven't happened yet. If we start to worry it might just happen. By that rational, we should start planning for everyone's possibility of getting hurt. That just isn't realistic. C'mon TD , let's not worry too much...

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Actually TD the article did mention Kaman & Cassell (I didn't copy the entire article)- if you click through you can see it. ClipperJoe and JLemm are right- the fantasy league is based purely on statistics so that guys is writing from purely that standpoint. Knock on wood with Corey!

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