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insidehoops 09-26-2006 11:52 PM

Name the Clippers strengths and weaknesses
 
Name the Clippers strengths and weaknesses, realistically

lawlerslaw100 09-27-2006 12:44 AM

This will be a better more experienced team...
 
and based on last year considering the team is similar but better than last year..

Strengths

1. Rebounding Both Brand and Kaveman are double figure big men inside. Brand is big on the offensive end and Kaveman protects the defensive board. Corey Maggette is a solid 5 boards a game at SF. The bench leader in boards will be Jumpin James Singleton who led the Vegas summer lead in boards, the man is the new and improved version of former Clip Bo Outlaw.

2. Team Defense The Clips zone defense stifled opponents last year including setting an NBA record in limiting Chris Paul and the Hornets to 24 points in the 2nd half a mid season game. The guys may not be great one on one defenders outside Q Ross but they work well as a team to help each other out. EB is solid shot blocker in helping his teammates out and leaving his own man.

3. Inside Game on the Offensive End The Clips half court offense is among the best in the league led by Elton Brand and Sammy. The team also has other scoring threats to compliment Brand and Sammy including Corey,
Tim Thomas, Kaveman, and Cat Mobley.

4. Versatility The depth of the bench and the versatility of Maggette
and Mobley allows the Clips to play either a slow half court game or a speed game like the Suns. Shaun Livingston is great at leading the break with Sammy on the bench while Sammy runs the half court better. Add to this that players like Tim Thomas, Q Ross, and James Singleton can play multiple spots
allowing the Clips to either match up or create matchup problems for opponents. The two headed PG lineup of Sammy and Livingstick also creates problems for opponents.

5. Veteran Leadership Sammy is the on floor coach of the Clips. EB
and Maggette are now vet players with EB being one of the most mature
superstars in the league. Cat Mobley adds to the mix along with Aaron Williams off the bench. The Clips have solid team chemistry with good
mix of talented experience and youth which makes them a contender.

Weaknesses

1. Outside Shooting The Clips were near the bottom of the league
again last year in 3 point shooting. Their opponents put in 184 more 3 pointers during the regular season. This works to a difference of more than 6 points a game!!!!

2. One on One D Brand, Kaveman, especially Cassell, and Maggette are not great individual defenders. Q Ross is the only real great individual defender on the team with Shaun Livingstick being the next best defender.
Breaking the Clips team and zone D down is one of the keys to beating them.

adiedanny 09-27-2006 02:27 AM

lawlerslaw100 did a great job at evaluating The Team but I do think Brand is an excellent one on one defender. I agree that our weakness is outside shooting but hopefully Thomas can change that. Maybe Cat will be a little more open and more accurate shooting the three. I just can't wait till the season starts.

hutcht02 09-27-2006 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lawlerslaw100
and based on last year considering the team is similar but better than last year..

Strengths

1. Rebounding Both Brand and Kaveman are double figure big men inside. Brand is big on the offensive end and Kaveman protects the defensive board. Corey Maggette is a solid 5 boards a game at SF. The bench leader in boards will be Jumpin James Singleton who led the Vegas summer lead in boards, the man is the new and improved version of former Clip Bo Outlaw.

2. Team Defense The Clips zone defense stifled opponents last year including setting an NBA record in limiting Chris Paul and the Hornets to 24 points in the 2nd half a mid season game. The guys may not be great one on one defenders outside Q Ross but they work well as a team to help each other out. EB is solid shot blocker in helping his teammates out and leaving his own man.

3. Inside Game on the Offensive End The Clips half court offense is among the best in the league led by Elton Brand and Sammy. The team also has other scoring threats to compliment Brand and Sammy including Corey,
Tim Thomas, Kaveman, and Cat Mobley.

4. Versatility The depth of the bench and the versatility of Maggette
and Mobley allows the Clips to play either a slow half court game or a speed game like the Suns. Shaun Livingston is great at leading the break with Sammy on the bench while Sammy runs the half court better. Add to this that players like Tim Thomas, Q Ross, and James Singleton can play multiple spots
allowing the Clips to either match up or create matchup problems for opponents. The two headed PG lineup of Sammy and Livingstick also creates problems for opponents.

5. Veteran Leadership Sammy is the on floor coach of the Clips. EB
and Maggette are now vet players with EB being one of the most mature
superstars in the league. Cat Mobley adds to the mix along with Aaron Williams off the bench. The Clips have solid team chemistry with good
mix of talented experience and youth which makes them a contender.

Weaknesses

1. Outside Shooting The Clips were near the bottom of the league
again last year in 3 point shooting. Their opponents put in 184 more 3 pointers during the regular season. This works to a difference of more than 6 points a game!!!!

2. One on One D Brand, Kaveman, especially Cassell, and Maggette are not great individual defenders. Q Ross is the only real great individual defender on the team with Shaun Livingstick being the next best defender.
Breaking the Clips team and zone D down is one of the keys to beating them.


OK. I'm not trying to badmouth you or anything, but I really don't think our outside shooting is that bad. We don't have Vlad anymore, but Tim Thomas is still pretty automatic from behind the arc. Mobley and Cassell both are pretty good from outside, especially late in the game. Maggette can hit from outside. Daniel Ewing can hit from outside. James Singleton can hit from outside. Yaroslav Korolev, if he plays, will be allowed to shoot outside. We're no Suns, Sonics, or Bucks, but we aren't that bad at shooting outside.

lawlerslaw100 09-27-2006 11:31 PM

Thanks for the Props Danny
 
and yes Jeff did ask for a realistic analysis. The stats from last few
years bear out what I am saying about our outside shooting being
our weakness plus one on one D cost us in defending the outside
shot against the Suns. Cassell is a liability on D but he is out
their for his strengths (leadership and offense). :applause: :stupid:

wally_world 09-30-2006 11:35 AM

Quote:

Strengths

1. Rebounding Both Brand and Kaveman are double figure big men inside. Brand is big on the offensive end and Kaveman protects the defensive board. Corey Maggette is a solid 5 boards a game at SF. The bench leader in boards will be Jumpin James Singleton who led the Vegas summer lead in boards, the man is the new and improved version of former Clip Bo Outlaw.

2. Team Defense The Clips zone defense stifled opponents last year including setting an NBA record in limiting Chris Paul and the Hornets to 24 points in the 2nd half a mid season game. The guys may not be great one on one defenders outside Q Ross but they work well as a team to help each other out. EB is solid shot blocker in helping his teammates out and leaving his own man.

3. Inside Game on the Offensive End The Clips half court offense is among the best in the league led by Elton Brand and Sammy. The team also has other scoring threats to compliment Brand and Sammy including Corey,
Tim Thomas, Kaveman, and Cat Mobley.

4. Versatility The depth of the bench and the versatility of Maggette
and Mobley allows the Clips to play either a slow half court game or a speed game like the Suns. Shaun Livingston is great at leading the break with Sammy on the bench while Sammy runs the half court better. Add to this that players like Tim Thomas, Q Ross, and James Singleton can play multiple spots
allowing the Clips to either match up or create matchup problems for opponents. The two headed PG lineup of Sammy and Livingstick also creates problems for opponents.

5. Veteran Leadership Sammy is the on floor coach of the Clips. EB
and Maggette are now vet players with EB being one of the most mature
superstars in the league. Cat Mobley adds to the mix along with Aaron Williams off the bench. The Clips have solid team chemistry with good
mix of talented experience and youth which makes them a contender.

Weaknesses

1. Outside Shooting The Clips were near the bottom of the league
again last year in 3 point shooting. Their opponents put in 184 more 3 pointers during the regular season. This works to a difference of more than 6 points a game!!!!

2. One on One D Brand, Kaveman, especially Cassell, and Maggette are not great individual defenders. Q Ross is the only real great individual defender on the team with Shaun Livingstick being the next best defender.
Breaking the Clips team and zone D down is one of the keys to beating them

ya... what he said...

lawlerslaw100 10-05-2006 09:23 PM

This is the chance for posters to really talk
 
CLIPPER basketball. How about it fans of the other LA team?
Show us your knowledge of Clipper ball.:pimp:

hutcht02 10-05-2006 09:33 PM

The New NBA Ball
 
I was thinkin and the new ball could help us. We're not great defenders so if the ball is harder to shoot, it's to our advantage. Plus we mostly kick it inside which shouldnt be affected too much by the ball.

HaNdLe ThE RoCk 10-06-2006 05:19 PM

No Outside shooting besides mobley and i wouldn't even consider him a 3 pt threat unless he gets streaky and you leave him open, cassell can knock some down to but the problem is defense, 1 on 1 defense is what the clips need to work on.

wally_world 10-09-2006 05:12 AM

Strengths: Brand, Sam-I-Am, Maggette
Weaknesses: Cuttino Mobley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lawlerslaw100 10-10-2006 12:00 AM

Defense is only weakness one-on-one for a few
 
but overall it is a strength as a team and players like Q Ross, Cat, and
Livingstick are solid one on one defenders. Sammy on the other
hand is our worst defender and Max can be a good defender when
he puts his mind to it.


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