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idizzle 08-19-2010 08:53 PM

Eric Gordon
 
I don't know why but I just have this feeling that the Clips aren't going to extend Eric Gordon and that they might let him walk away.

He has been a bright spot since he has been with the Clips, but does anybody think he will ever develop into a PG?

As a undersize SG he gives up about 8 inches against the bigger SG's, but he can defend opposing PGs.

Plus, him and Baron give up size because the backcourt is undersized.

Then the Clips drafted Eric Bledsoe and Willie Warren, and the first thought that comes to mind is Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton the rookie backcourt from the Hornets and how they played good together when Chris Paul went down last season.

I'm not saying Bledsoe and Warren are going to be Collison and Thornton, but they bring size to the backcourt

(Bledsoe 6'1) and (Warren 6'4)

I just hope Eric Gordon will help the Clips become contenders this season or I see the Clips going on a youth movement.

Al Thornton 08-20-2010 12:14 AM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
:facepalm

ihatetimthomas 08-20-2010 01:07 AM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
He is listed at 6'3", probably an inch shorter, but most guys are listed at taller heights than they really are. Yes, he is undersized, but he is not giving up 8 inches on a nightly basis.

He is unlikely to develop into a point guard. he just does not have the consistent handle to be one, and he isn't enough of a playmaker. He is best fit as a shooting guard bc of his scoring ability with his range and penetration ability.

He would fit well with a big defensive point guard. He doesnt mesh well with Baron, and quite frankly, Baron is hindering his development. Clippers need Baron to be the leader of this team of youth, but he hardly fits the bill. He is a defensive liability, and he is not consistent offensively, at least as a Clipper. He was plying in a system that doesnt fit his skilset, hopefully Vinny gets the ball up the court more often.

I hope the Clippers keep him. he stated last year he was interested in signing a extension with them. If he does not return, it will because he himself wants to leave, not the clippers. He will leave if he is offered a lowball, or a better situation.

Also, you forget that Bledsoe is going to need to learn how to be a point guard. Wall handled the rock the majority of the time in Kentucky. Don't expect him to be on the caliber of Collison, who played 4 years in college as a point guard under great tutelage. Don't even expect him to come in and get consistent minutes. With his inexperience, and Foye in the mix, he will likely see sparring minutes. This is going to be a learning experience for him this season.

ZeN 08-20-2010 01:37 PM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Al Thornton
:facepalm

My exact reaction.. :oldlol:

idizzle 08-20-2010 06:06 PM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ihatetimthomas
He is listed at 6'3", probably an inch shorter, but most guys are listed at taller heights than they really are. Yes, he is undersized, but he is not giving up 8 inches on a nightly basis.

He is unlikely to develop into a point guard. he just does not have the consistent handle to be one, and he isn't enough of a playmaker. He is best fit as a shooting guard bc of his scoring ability with his range and penetration ability.

He would fit well with a big defensive point guard. He doesnt mesh well with Baron, and quite frankly, Baron is hindering his development. Clippers need Baron to be the leader of this team of youth, but he hardly fits the bill. He is a defensive liability, and he is not consistent offensively, at least as a Clipper. He was plying in a system that doesnt fit his skilset, hopefully Vinny gets the ball up the court more often.

I hope the Clippers keep him. he stated last year he was interested in signing a extension with them. If he does not return, it will because he himself wants to leave, not the clippers. He will leave if he is offered a lowball, or a better situation.

Also, you forget that Bledsoe is going to need to learn how to be a point guard. Wall handled the rock the majority of the time in Kentucky. Don't expect him to be on the caliber of Collison, who played 4 years in college as a point guard under great tutelage. Don't even expect him to come in and get consistent minutes. With his inexperience, and Foye in the mix, he will likely see sparring minutes. This is going to be a learning experience for him this season.


I get what you saying. Bledose actually averaged 20pts and 11ast in high school.

ihatetimthomas 08-20-2010 08:51 PM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by idizzle
I get what you saying. Bledose actually averaged 20pts and 11ast in high school.


And Dajuan Wagner averaged 42.5 ppg his senior year in high school. Jacque Vaughn averaged 21ppg and 19apg his senior year....see where I am going with this??

dab0yech0 08-21-2010 07:55 AM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
Kinda wish we brought back Shaun Livingston. I really think he would work well with EJ, DJ, and Blake

Nastradamus 08-21-2010 03:52 PM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
Maybe only Boykins,Webb and Bogues have ever given up 8 inches regularly. Gordon will be just fine. He's strong with long enough arms. He's a very good SG and he and Blake are the future.

idizzle 08-21-2010 07:01 PM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dab0yech0
Kinda wish we brought back Shaun Livingston. I really think he would work well with EJ, DJ, and Blake


Me too.

idizzle 09-03-2010 09:19 PM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
In the event that Eric Eazy E Gordon leaves the Clips where do you think he will end up?

jbot 09-05-2010 03:21 AM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
kid ain't going nowhere.

EricGordon23 09-06-2010 02:49 AM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
I really like him and Blake griffin. Although since he is my favorite player where he goes i go. I will still be a clips fan though because i my second favorite player is Blake griffin.

ZeN 09-06-2010 07:24 AM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jbot
kid ain't going nowhere.

QFT

JerrySteakhouse 09-06-2010 07:55 PM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jbot
kid ain't going nowhere.


You crazy. He even showing promise in these USA FIBA games.

ZeN 09-06-2010 11:14 PM

Re: Eric Gordon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JerrySteakhouse
You crazy. He even showing promise in these USA FIBA games.

Im sure he meant that Eric Gordon will not be let go or traded. Not that hes not going to become a great player.. :oldlol:


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