DeAndre Jordan: The Clippers Man In The Middle

Clippers TopBuzz Forum/Message Board » Clippers Multimedia
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Search This Topic:
 
Clippersfan86
CTB MVP Champion
 Avatar
Age: 28
Posts: 15366
votes: 91
  

This was uploaded like 3 days ago... not sure how I missed it. It's an NBA video/interview/story about DJ.

Clippersfan86
CTB MVP Champion
 Avatar
Age: 28
Posts: 15366
votes: 91

This video got me thinking.... I honestly think all of us including me have been way too hard on DJ this year. I understand he got a big deal but his numbers are up, effort is there and he's working. Hell he's even showing us post moves lately on offense! We just have to remember this kid is a RAW 23 year old who was drafted 35th. We can't expect him to be a mature center like Tyson Chandler quite yet. He's going to be inconsistent until he learns a lot of the defensive nuances like not to jump to block shots so much etc.

I feel he knows what he's doing and wants to fix it. He's got such a big heart and is the glue that keeps this team close. Whenever you here about the guys going out for meals or doing things as a team... DeAndre is there. The fact that he puts this team first in his life and his closest friends are his teammates he's valuable for more than what he does on the court. I'm going to stick by the big fellas and give him at least another full season after this one and see where he's at.

Paolo310
Clipper Starter
Posts: 797
Location: Los Angeles
rp.gif
votes: 4

DJ is legit and some fans are just not realizing how young our front court is. This duo upfront will good for years to come as long as we keep them together. Never have a knocked on what DJ can't do, due to the fact that he's still got lots of room for improvement.

Clippersfan86
CTB MVP Champion
Posts: 15366
votes: 91

Paolo I think sometimes our young players, specifically DJ+Griffin set the bar so high when they have dominant games that we get spoiled. Of course I want Griffin to have 30 and 15 every game.. and DJ to have a double double with 3 blocks every game. Reality is... this year teams are packing the paint on us. Until our outside shooters start making them pay like they were with Billups in the lineup it's going to keep happening.

We need more consistent shooting from our players and that will open up the paint.

clipper*joe
CTB MVP Champion
Posts: 15979
Location: los angeles
calif.gif
votes: 126

For a second, I thought I read:

"Man In The Mirror"

I'm Gonna Make A Change,

For Once In My Life

It's Gonna Feel Real Good,

Gonna Make A Difference

Gonna Make It Right . . .

Still waiting, DJ...

david
Site Admin
Posts: 8619
votes: 42

Nice to see DJ working on those post moves in the video! If he keeps working hard and keeps listening to the coaches and guys like CP3/KMart then no doubt he's going to keep helping the team more and keep getting better.

Last night I think actually there was a play ran for him where he got the ball in the post. Got a little too excited though and missed the shot, but hopefully he will keep getting chances down low, like once or twice a game for now.

Paolo310
Clipper Starter
Posts: 797
Location: Los Angeles
rp.gif
votes: 4

Agreed! Watching some of our losses this year are caused by a cold shooting nights and a lot of the blowouts are generated by lights out shooting. Our bigs can do a better job at rebounding, but we do need the shooters to do their job if we're going to win big games especially on the road.

clipper*joe
CTB MVP Champion
Posts: 15979
Location: los angeles
calif.gif
votes: 126

What you're saying also falls back on the fact that we depend on 4 guys to hit shots every night cause we basically run a 4 man offense. That fact alone is going to kill us in the play-offs.

Maybe DJ works on a go-to move in his 5th season cause we need that extra threat. All we need is one guy on offense to have a bad night and we're virtually screwed.

ClipfanSince88
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 3349
votes: 21

clipper*joe wrote:
Paolo310 wrote:

Agreed! Watching some of our losses this year are caused by a cold shooting nights and a lot of the blowouts are generated by lights out shooting. Our bigs can do a better job at rebounding, but we do need the shooters to do their job if we're going to win big games especially on the road.

What you're saying also falls back on the fact that we depend on 4 guys to hit shots every night cause we basically run a 4 man offense.

That's the starters. When we have the second unit in, we pretty much run a 2.5 man offense. SMH.

But is pretty amazing that, 4 years in, if DJ doesn't get the ball in position to just go up and dunk it, he looks like he has no conception of what to do with it. For him not to have at least a little jump hook move is actually embarassing.

clipperboy24
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 4898
votes: 38

clipper*joe wrote:
Paolo310 wrote:

Agreed! Watching some of our losses this year are caused by a cold shooting nights and a lot of the blowouts are generated by lights out shooting. Our bigs can do a better job at rebounding, but we do need the shooters to do their job if we're going to win big games especially on the road.

What you're saying also falls back on the fact that we depend on 4 guys to hit shots every night cause we basically run a 4 man offense. That fact alone is going to kill us in the play-offs.

Maybe DJ works on a go-to move in his 5th season cause we need that extra threat. All we need is one guy on offense to have a bad night and we're virtually screwed.

yeah, it makes it easier on the other team when all they have to do is defend against the dunk or 2 ft put back when DJ is on the court. Plus it doesnt make it any easier on the defenders because DJ doesnt demand a double team and his passing back to a wing or his passing in general is pretty weak. He has had some good games some decent games and a bunch of mediocre to bad games.

Also if Tyson Chandler is what people are hoping for they are destined to be disappointed. Tyson Chandler was chopped liver just 2 years ago when no one wanted him on the Bobcats and his trade to the Thunder was rescinded. Now everyone thinks he is the shizz because he was a "part" of the winning Mavs. I seriously hope DJ has more upside than Chandler.

sz123456
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 2354
votes: 13

From the video, I was probably most encouraged from Chauncey saying that he was going to mentor him.

ohMEohMy!
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 3712

rp.gif
votes: 32

To be fair, DJ's range has expanded just a bit more outside of dunking this season. He is semi-ambidextrous and can put it in from 2-3 feet from the rim, so it's a start. Plus I think he's 2 for 2 from with his jump shot this season.

But where he still really needs to improve is on boxing out, staying with his man instead of chasing so many blocks, and not hedging so much when defending the pick and roll. A lot of that can be taught, so hopefully the coaches continue to hammer the fundamentals into him.

ekker3
CTB MVP X2
Posts: 7264
votes: 80

10mil a year for a guy that only plays 28 minutes and sits in favor of Kenyon when we close out games.

BenjaSands
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 1296
votes: 3

I havent read the responses in here. BUT... Is Deandre even on the team anymore? He has been on existent these first 3 games on the road and it is comical how Kenyon and Reggie get minutes over him. Dj does NOTHING. It is pretty amazing stuff. He jumps after rebounds and loses positioning and he just gets beat for easy boards. He does not block shots. He over challenges shots and usually everyone he is supposed to be guarding goes off.

Atleast at home he dunks and blocks shots sporadically on the road he is non existent.

Keatonsays
Clipper Starter
Posts: 888

calif.gif
votes: 6

It's funny how everything VDN said DJ does to help us win games are exactly the things he doesn't do and why we lose games with the exception of shot blocking. He could be a very very good player. He just lacks focus.

Greenmonk94
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 1060
votes: 2

DJ is not ready yet.. but i believe next year he will be in about 35 min a game at least and play most of the 4th quarter.. trust!

Clips-Roxfan
Clipper D-League Pickup
Posts: 3
votes: 0

The Clippers are paying DeAndre Jordan $43 million to do the things Blake Griffin can't do, which is to block shots and anchor the defense. I'm not the biggest fan of "Lob City", because it’s basically 4 on 5 basketball. Since Blake Griffin can't defend worth a lick, the Clippers are typically playing 4 on 5 on defense, and since DeAndre Jordan has no offensive game, the Clippers play 4 on 5 on offence.

That type of offensive/defensive duo can work, such as with the Dallas Mavericks C/PF duo of Dirk and Chandler, but Dirk offensive game is light years ahead of Blake Griffin who struggles with both his jumper and free throws. The problem with the DJ and Griffin pairing is that their deficiencies may be to similar for them to ever be truly elite.

Ironically the player who would be a tremendous fit with Jordan is Kevin Love...

ClipfanSince88
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 3349
votes: 21

^^^ I don't think you've probably seen a lot of Clippers games, at least this season. Griffin's defense and shot blocking is vastly improved from last season. He may not be a great defender, but saying he can't defend "worth a lick" is flat out wrong.

bullterrierclipsfan1349
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 4526

mx.gif
votes: 30

idk if you can use the griffin doesnt defend well anymore. he is slowly becoming a force on defense. hes much more active on both ends now. hes even averaging 1.1 blocks per game. he defends the post well. his defense is actually better than Dirk's. your statement doesnt make sense when you say klove fits better with DJ because klove doesnt defend at all. BG is a better defender than love. yeah love is a better offensive player but BG will get better. DJ needs to stay down on shooters because with the long arms he has he doesnt need to jump to influence the shot. of course his offense needs to improve but he is making strides. just needs to mature and not commit silly fouls.

Clips-Roxfan
Clipper D-League Pickup
Posts: 3
votes: 0

Griffin is a still a terrible defender who doesn't even give full effort at times. The only reason that the Clippers don't give him the immediate hook like DJ, is that the Clippers need Griffin on the floor for his offence...

Cliptonyte
Clipper Starter
Posts: 722
Location: Cliptonyte
votes: 4

He had 8 points and 11 boards last night??? That doesn't sound like nothing.

DJ sucks, a handful of you guys on this board obviously know more about his ability than the guys in that video...

clipperstown
CTB MVP X3
 Avatar
Age: 20
Posts: 11297
Location: Glendale, CA
am.gif
votes: 24

give it 2 years and he's gonna be a LEGIT defensive anchor, talking to everybody about how to set up the D, and he'll be a real force.

Go To the Top of the ThreadGo Home

or Comment Using FB

Post new topic   Reply to topic


← Blake Griffin Chris Paul Deandre Jordan Funny Video

→ Clipper Darrell a different take.

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

register
You are an anonymous user- Register now!


Follow our Los Angeles Clippers RSS Feed, plus the Clippers Rumors RSS Feed, the LA Clippers News RSS feed, and the Clippers Forum RSS feed to get the newest updated Clippers News and Trade Rumors plus Clippers Game update in your RSS/XML reader!