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Clippers: The Foul Machines

March 19, 2015 - Posted by Agent0

One overlooked massive defensive issue that has the potential to cause a lot of problems in the playoffs, and actually was a big part of what lost the series vs Memphis in 12-13 is that the Clippers are HACKS!

This team is 29th in opponent FT/FGA and rank 28th in opponent FTM. This isn't new. They were 29th in 11-12 and 12-13 under VDN, which was still bad, but they had the saving grade in 12-13 that they also led the league in forcing turnovers. Of course I've expressed it before that while that defense looks good in the regulars season, against disciplined teams, if you're primary mode...

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State of the Clippers Franchise 2014-15

February 7, 2015 - Posted by SamMays

As I have done in the past, around the time of the all-star game, I will put together my thoughts on where the team and franchise is. So here we go again for 2015.

At present, the Clippers have the 8th best record in the NBA and 6th best in the west. Our record this year is .64 as compared to .69 last year. That is about two wins worse than last year to this point. Not a big difference, but an important one for a couple reasons. First, we have been much healthier this season than last when JJ missed more than half the season. As a result, our best ball was ahead of us as we approached the...

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2014-15 Clippers' Biggest Problem on Offense

January 16, 2015 - Posted by JungleGym

(Apologize in advance for the length. TLDR: The Clippers don't get into the paint much; the clippers need to get into the paint more).

First time poster, long-time admirer of the site, so props to everyone for creating an engaging community. Like all of you, I watched the Clips/Blazers game Wednesday and came away happy the Clippers won, but worried about how their offense performed throughout the game. So I decided to do some digging.

What I saw Wednesday was an offense that struggled and sometimes...

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How Does the Clippers Team Fix The 2014-15 Season?

January 6, 2015 - Posted by toohipcliptoslip

I didn't read the Atlanta thread at all because I was so pissed. I once said that the difference between an optimist and a pessimist is that the pessimist is better informed. Maybe it's time to say that the emperor has no clothes. This team is mediocre at best.

With the exception of GSW we've never beaten a good team and Bogut was out. The teams we have beaten are sub We almost lost to PHX at home. Denver is good at home but they are sub We have been at full strength and most other teams have had a franchise player out. Rose, Durant, Bogut, DeRosen, Aldrich. We soon will have...

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Let's Face It, There Are No Perfect Teams

November 21, 2014 - Posted by BaadMaster

I have been on CTB for awhile now, and I do not think a lot of us have made the adjustment to the affect that the current CBA has had on the League.

Many of us are living in the past, where a team could have a few All-Stars as their "Big Three" and a bunch a superb role players to round out a team. Now, every team has at least one retread -- or a bum -- at a starting position and a bunch of lesser, lower paid role players on the bench.

I see many here dissing Jordan Farmar. He is about the best you can get for the allotted money. Period. We have a weakness at the three. Well,...

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When Did Lob City Become Three Point Clang City?

November 2, 2014 - Posted by BaadMaster

There are two aspects to pro basketball -- winning and excitement. Me, I like excitement first. I admit I enjoyed Allen Iverson flailing away on those losing Philly teams. (But I was never a Philly fan.) If a team hits the Daily Double -- winning and excitement, that is ideal. It rarely happens to your team however. But if a team wins but is dull, like San Antonio, I would rather watch America's Got Talent.

A year ago, it seems the Clippers were on the verge of pulling that rare Daily Double -- winning and excitement. Lob City was more fun than a free pass to Disneyland. Plus we were...

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Clippers Team Defense Analysis Via Synergy Sports

August 10, 2014 - Posted by Agent0

Synergy Sports is a good resource for scouting players, especially because they have video (more if you are actually signed up) so you are able to see exactly how they plays are happening, and the context of the plays.

One thing that people don't look at which is actually very useful is the team numbers, which you don't have to adjust for things like, for example, a spot up shot is counted as being made against you, but you were just hustling and actually helping on a teammates man but couldn't get there quickly enough. You didn't play bad defense there, you actually played good defense,...

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Chris Paul is NOT Lebron James or Kevin Durant

May 20, 2014 - Posted by Agent0

Chris Paul is NOT Lebron or Durant

We're not getting a Lebron or Durant, and we aren't moving to the East where we get an easier road to success. The quicker people realize that, the sooner they will at the least start appreciating the stars that we do have. That's really all their is to it. The Clippers were arguably a top 4 team in the league: Miami, SA, OKC, LAC, and they lost to one of the other top 4 teams. We have glaring faults we all knew about (SF position, backup C) that aren't related to our PG getting a sucky and stupid turnover when he averaged 23/4/12 on .611 TS%, whose...

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Clippers vs Thunder 2014 - What Went Wrong?

May 16, 2014 - Posted by toohipcliptoslip

I'm not pissed off. I'm disappointed but proud of the guys.

Forget the injuries bad calls and so forth. We have "the best point guard in the league, the third best player in the league and the sixth man of the year and a champion coach yet we go seven games with GSW and get beaten by OKC obviously a better team .There is something wrong. We are the highest scoring team in the league and we have the best rebounder in the league. We have a shooter who shoots lights out coming off screens yet this team will never go anywhere in the playoffs.

Sacrilege -- should we dump Chris Paul?...

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Is The NBA Fixed?

May 10, 2014 - Posted by BaadMaster

This is my first foray into creating a topic here. But I think, after watching last night's game, one question is important enough to warrant serious discussion. The question: "Is the NBA fixed?"

Now before I give my views, let me first proclaim that the players are not in on it. They are playing their hardest, to their abilities and beyond and want to win at all costs. Even when it looks like they are lollygagging, loping after 50/50 balls and "playing soft," that is an illusion that we, as observers, delude ourselves with. As Mark Cuban said, and I paraphrase, the...

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Clippers Record: 47-25, 11 ½ Games Back. Playoff Seed #5 In Conference.

Eastern Conference
1y - Atlanta 5417.761-30-524-1210-233-9102.597.2+5.3Won 15-5
2x - Cleveland 4726.644826-921-178-529-14103.698.6+5.1Won 48-2
3x - Chicago 4429.6031123-1421-157-627-16101.098.7+2.3Won 25-5
4x - Toronto 4230.58312 ½24-1318-1711-229-16104.3101.5+2.8Lost 24-6
5Washington 4032.55614 ½25-1115-218-625-1998.297.7+0.5Lost 45-5
6Milwaukee 3636.50018 ½21-1415-226-825-1897.897.5+0.3Won 23-7
7Miami 3338.4652117-1816-204-921-2194.796.7-2.0Won 16-4
8Boston 3140.4372318-1813-229-419-23100.7101.5-0.8Lost 16-4
 Indiana 3141.43123 ½18-1813-237-823-2296.897.3-0.4Lost 13-7
 Brooklyn 3040.42923 ½12-2018-208-618-2497.2100.7-3.4Won 15-5
 Charlotte 3040.42923 ½16-1914-217-522-1994.696.9-2.4Lost 23-7
 Detroit 2744.3802715-2112-236-718-2398.299.6-1.5Won 34-6
 Orlando 2251.3013312-2410-274-1113-3295.9102.0-6.1Lost 22-8
 Philadelphia 1854.25036 ½12-246-302-1312-3291.3100.2-8.9Won 15-5
 New York 1458.19440 ½9-265-324-98-3491.9101.4-9.5Lost 52-8
Western Conference
1y - Golden State 5813.817-34-224-1111-334-8109.899.1+10.7Won 79-1
2x - Memphis 5022.6948 ½27-823-148-631-1398.995.4+3.5Lost 16-4
3Houston 4823.6761026-1022-136-627-17103.2100.1+3.1Won 27-3
4Portland 4525.64312 ½28-717-189-325-16102.598.1+4.4Won 14-6
5LA Clippers 4725.65311 ½27-1020-159-330-14106.2100.2+6.0Won 57-3
6San Antonio 4526.6341327-818-184-724-19102.897.8+5.0Won 17-3
7Dallas 4527.62513 ½25-1220-157-724-19104.6101.0+3.6Won 15-5
8Oklahoma City 4131.56917 ½27-914-228-521-22103.4101.0+2.4Lost 17-3
 Phoenix 3834.52820 ½21-1617-186-820-23104.2103.6+0.5Lost 16-4
 New Orleans 3734.5212123-1314-217-621-2099.298.9+0.3Lost 44-6
 Utah 3140.4372717-1914-215-616-2594.795.0-0.2Lost 36-4
 Denver 2745.37531 ½16-2011-255-816-26100.2103.8-3.6Lost 15-5
 Sacramento 2645.3663216-2110-245-915-26101.3105.0-3.7Won 45-5
 LA Lakers 1951.27138 ½11-248-272-108-3599.0104.7-5.8Won 13-7
 Minnesota 1655.225429-277-284-97-3697.9105.7-7.9Lost 12-8
Sortable LA Clippers Player Stats
Blake Griffin, PF575735.322.
Chris Paul, PG727235.
Jamal Crawford, SG60426.916.
J.J. Redick, SG686830.915.
DeAndre Jordan, C727234.511.24.810.
Matt Barnes, SF666429.810.
Austin Rivers, SG†32219.
Spencer Hawes, PF631518.
Nate Robinson, PG†9014.
Jordan Farmar, PG36014.
Glen Davis, PF64012.
Jordan Hamilton, SG1029.
Hedo Turkoglu, SF52210.
Reggie Bullock, SG†25210.
C.J. Wilcox, SG1904.
Jared Cunningham, SG1904.
Chris Douglas-Roberts, SG1208.
Dahntay Jones, SG2604.
Ekpe Udoh, PF3003.

Sortable LA Clippers Player Offensive Stats
Blake Griffin, PF8.617.2.5000.10.4.3644.76.60.728.516.8.5031.2830.50
Chris Paul, PG6.914.4.4811.64.2.3813.23.70.885.310.2.5221.2960.54
Jamal Crawford, SG5.413.4.4011.95.8.3333.74.10.903.57.6.4521.2230.47
J.J. Redick, SG5.511.8.4712.55.8.4292.32.60.903.06.0.5111.3490.58
DeAndre Jordan, C4.66.4.7130.00.1.2502.15.30.404.66.3.7171.7590.71
Matt Barnes, SF3.78.0.4561.84.6.3821.01.30.781.93.4.5591.2590.57
Austin Rivers, SG†
Spencer Hawes, PF2.46.0.3960.82.5.3190.61.00.621.63.5.4521.0240.46
Nate Robinson, PG†
Jordan Farmar, PG1.74.4.3861.02.7.3610.30.30.910.71.7.4261.0570.50
Glen Davis, PF1.73.5.4800.00.0.0000.81.30.621.73.5.4861.1880.48
Jordan Hamilton, SG1.33.0.4330.91.8.5000.
Hedo Turkoglu, SF1.22.8.4380.92.0.4330.10.10.750.30.8.4521.2050.59
Reggie Bullock, SG†
C.J. Wilcox, SG0.81.8.4570.40.9.4120.
Jared Cunningham, SG0.61.7.3640.20.7.3080.40.70.540.41.0.4001.0610.42
Chris Douglas-Roberts, SG0.41.8.2380.10.6.1430.
Dahntay Jones, SG0.20.7.3160.00.1.0000.30.40.820.20.6.3751.1050.32
Ekpe Udoh, PF0.20.6.3680.00.0.0000.20.20.860.20.6.3681.0530.37
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