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(Sports Illustrated)   The Clippers top this week's NBA power rankings. Maybe those Mayans knew something we don't   (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) divider line 10
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2012-11-24 04:23:38 PM  
I need to remember that power rankings don't equal rankings of teams overall before I have a stroke.
 
2012-11-24 04:39:42 PM  
On paper the Clippers have one of the best and deepest teams in the league. The problem is going to be guard minutes if everyone is healthy.

Really, though, the key to their success isn't their superstars, they're going to get theirs. It's DeAndre Jordan. He looks to have turned the corner offensively, and if he maintains it and continues to improve, that's what is going to put the team deeper in the playoffs.
 
2012-11-24 04:48:11 PM  
They're the Clippers so you know that something will happen to derail them.
 
2012-11-24 04:56:36 PM  
Are the Wizards in last?
*Checks*
Yup, no worries everything seems to be in order.
 
2012-11-24 05:35:50 PM  

bhcompy: On paper the Clippers have one of the best and deepest teams in the league. The problem is going to be guard minutes if everyone is healthy.

Really, though, the key to their success isn't their superstars, they're going to get theirs. It's DeAndre Jordan. He looks to have turned the corner offensively, and if he maintains it and continues to improve, that's what is going to put the team deeper in the playoffs.


I still can't buy into Blake Griffin as a superstar. Yeah he's going to put up some nice numbers and he's going to go to the all-star game every year. But he's come up pretty small down the stretch in some of these games, especially last year during the playoffs. And throughout his career, he hasn't put much effort into playing defense, though he has gotten better this year.

That team will go as far as Chris Paul takes them in the playoffs. If he can get back to playing to his near MVP level when he was with the Hornets, then they have a really good shot. And I do agree with the article that their overall backcourt is their strong suit. They might even consider trading one or two of those guys to bring in a defensive oriented big like a Marcus Camby.
 
2012-11-24 06:37:40 PM  
So how long before Brian Failangelo gets fired from the raptors. he took over a playoff team and has single handled turned them into one of the worst 4 teams in the NBA year after year.

I tell you one thing, this is an apple that fell FAR from the tree.. rolled down the hill, into the canyon, floated down the river, over the waterfalls and down out to the ocean.

This guy is farking BRAIN DEAD.
 
2012-11-24 06:45:19 PM  
Age be damned, the Lakers have the best back court in the league.
 
2012-11-24 07:11:07 PM  

coolio mack: I still can't buy into Blake Griffin as a superstar. Yeah he's going to put up some nice numbers and he's going to go to the all-star game every year. But he's come up pretty small down the stretch in some of these games, especially last year during the playoffs. And throughout his career, he hasn't put much effort into playing defense, though he has gotten better this year.

That team will go as far as Chris Paul takes them in the playoffs. If he can get back to playing to his near MVP level when he was with the Hornets, then they have a really good shot. And I do agree with the article that their overall backcourt is their strong suit. They might even consider trading one or two of those guys to bring in a defensive oriented big like a Marcus Camby.


As long as he's superathletic, he'll be a star. By the time the athleticism wears off with age, he'll have to turn in to Karl Malone or fade away. To give him credit, he's working on his skills and he handles the ball alright for a big of his size and age, but he can't shoot worth shiat just yet.

And DJ is basically there for his defense. The fact that he's developing post moves is a plus. They had DJ, Reggie Evans, and KMart last year, which did okay on defense, but they were really bad on offense and DJ was prone to being in foul trouble, leaving undersized Reggie Evans in the game at C late too often. Lot of rebounds, but against a first team he's outclassed(sparkplug for 2nd team, though). They added Turiaf to replace Evans, which I think is okay, and they have a lot of veteran depth at F to offset the youth at C
 
2012-11-24 07:16:27 PM  

Free Radical: Age be damned, the Lakers have the best back court in the league.


Maybe. Paul and Billups is nothing to overlook. Definitely better defenders.

And the Lakers get shredded by athletic guards
 
2012-11-24 09:50:35 PM  
4 teams on that list have the same record if not better than the Clippers and have actual pedigree, and the Clippers have lost two games since that article was written yesterday.
 
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