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bagelred 09-02-2013 04:47 PM

ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
We continue our series which is not similar to any other sports websites idea....called....... ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS.

So let's go through the league alphabetically, shall we? :applause:

Previous teams:

Atlanta Hawks: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=309213
Boston Celtics: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=309651
Brooklyn Nets: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310158
Charlotte Bobcats: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310309
Chicago Bulls: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310413
Cleveland Cavaliers: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310627
Dallas Mavericks: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310731
Denver Nuggets: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=310870
Detroit Pistons: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=311175
Golden State Warriors: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=311293
Houston Rockets: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=311431
Indiana Pacers: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=311554


Today's team?

THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

PG - Paul/Collison/Wayns
SG - Redick/Crawford/Green
SF - Dudley/Barnes/Bullock
PF - Griffin/Jamison/Mullens
C - Jordan/Hollins

Head Coach - Doc Rivers
General Manager - Gary Sacks


1. TRUE or FALSE: This is the year Blake Griffin steps up and plays up to his hype.

2. On a suckage scale of 1 to 10...(1 being just run of the mill sucking, 10 being the suckiest player that ever sucked), how much does DeAndsuck Jordan suck? And can Doc Rivers help Jordan reduce his suckage at least to a reasonable suckage level?

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.

4. The one thing Doc Rivers can do that Vinny Del African-American couldn't is.....

5. Will the Clippers get themselves together and actually do damage this season?



BONUS AWARD PRESENTATION: The Floppys!! The Nominees are:

Chris Paul...with DeMarcus Cousins defending: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcxXGPDC1Gs.....audience claps.....
Blake Griffin....with Jason Maxiell defending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPZTyucTTrg.....audience claps......


BONUS: And The Floppy goes to......opening envelope.......who?




You can elaborate on your answers. :D

Next up: Los Angeles Lakers. Have a Five Question suggestion for the Lakers? Send me a PM with ideas.

:banana:

JimmyMcAdocious 09-02-2013 05:06 PM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
1. TRUE or FALSE: This is the year Blake Griffin steps up and plays up to his hype.
--False. I honestly don't think Blake could ever justify his hype. His potential just isn't as high as his presumed hype . He's a good player, a perennial all star even, but not a true franchise, #1, face of the league type of player. The quicker you realize that, the quicker you can appreciate his game. Unless you don't like the way he plays (like me),

2. On a suckage scale of 1 to 10...(1 being just run of the mill sucking, 10 being the suckiest player that ever sucked), how much does DeAndsuck Jordan suck? And can Doc Rivers help Jordan reduce his suckage at least to a reasonable suckage level?
--On the sucakage scale, Jordan is about 6.9. I believe Doc is incredibly overrated, but nearly any coach is better than Del Negro and Jordan clearly hasn't had a good coach in his entire life or he's dumb as rocks and can't retain anything. I guess we'll find out what's the problem.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.
--Dudley is a solid defensive player :confusedshrug: He's not good or anything, but he's hardly a liability. I think the rookie Bullock pushes Redick. He should because he's better at nearly every facet of the game besides ball handling and shooting, which the latter still happens to be one of his strongests suits.

4. The one thing Doc Rivers can do that Vinny Del African-American couldn't is.....
--Live up to his name?

5. Will the Clippers get themselves together and actually do damage this season?
--They are one of five teams in the entire NBA I can see making the Finals next season. I still think they lose in the second round because they are the Clippers and, similarly to the Red Sox, I need to see them win before I can say they can win.

bagelred 09-02-2013 05:09 PM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JimmyMcAdocious

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.
--Dudley is a solid defensive player :confusedshrug:



He is? Oh well.....it's hard to be an expert on everyone....

Darius 09-02-2013 05:41 PM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
1) Griffin is probably like 20% away from his ceiling (Barkley/Webber). Not sure he'll get there with a guy on his team that deserves ball in his hands more. Best clips can hope for is doc finds a way for CP3 and BG to have some actual chemistry. Right now they are less than than the sum of their parts.

2) he'll improve a little I bet

3) Dudley and reddick are decent defenders and smart team defenders. They are better than the guys they replaced.

4) put in an offense that allows griffin to perform better. Put in a defense that allows Jordan to defend better.

5) if they get some lucky breaks yes. I think they are still behind the Heat and Spurs but in the mix w thunder, Memphis, GSW

I<3NBA 09-02-2013 06:05 PM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
1. TRUE or FALSE: This is the year Blake Griffin steps up and plays up to his hype.

False. he is so overhyped he will never live up to it. plus, he already had 4 years to show his potential. well, three, if you discount the one year he was injured.

2. On a suckage scale of 1 to 10...(1 being just run of the mill sucking, 10 being the suckiest player that ever sucked), how much does DeAndsuck Jordan suck? And can Doc Rivers help Jordan reduce his suckage at least to a reasonable suckage level?

well, the suckiest player that ever sucked won't be in the NBA, that's for sure. and DJ is less sucky than some of the suckiest players in the NBA. i would say 2.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.

false. their poor defending can be covered up by good team defending. question is, does the Clippers have the personnel to cover up in their defense?

4. The one thing Doc Rivers can do that Vinny Del African-American couldn't is.....

get better production from players.

5. Will the Clippers get themselves together and actually do damage this season?

well, i hope for their sake they do. seems a huge waste of talent to keep on sucking in the playoffs.

BONUS AWARD PRESENTATION: The Floppys!! The Nominees are:

Chris Paul...with DeMarcus Cousins defending: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcxXGPDC1Gs.....audience claps.....
Blake Griffin....with Jason Maxiell defending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPZT...g.....audience claps......


BONUS: And The Floppy goes to......opening envelope.......who?

is this even a question? CP3 gets this hands down.

To4 09-03-2013 07:28 AM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
1. TRUE or FALSE: This is the year Blake Griffin steps up and plays up to his hype.

i dont know, i hope so, i hope he improves his mid range j and pick and roll, his PnR is so bad. hope he gets better.

2. On a suckage scale of 1 to 10...(1 being just run of the mill sucking, 10 being the suckiest player that ever sucked), how much does DeAndsuck Jordan suck? And can Doc Rivers help Jordan reduce his suckage at least to a reasonable suckage level?

damn. for me he is a 8.. dude so overrated, doesnt even box out, foul prone, no post moves, liability in free throws.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.

actually dudleys defense is not that bad as people stated, well average as best, like redicks as well.

4. The one thing Doc Rivers can do that Vinny Del African-American couldn't is.....

get respect from his players.

5. Will the Clippers get themselves together and actually do damage this season?

hoping so, we need to see CP3 to be more assertive and dont be overly passive to get them to the next level

kshutts1 09-03-2013 07:47 AM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
1. TRUE or FALSE: This is the year Blake Griffin steps up and plays up to his hype.
A -- 20/10 is not playing up to his hype? Or even close? I guess I never saw all the "potential" that everyone else did. Potential and athleticism are not the same thing. That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if he averaged 22/10 this year.

2. On a suckage scale of 1 to 10...(1 being just run of the mill sucking, 10 being the suckiest player that ever sucked), how much does DeAndsuck Jordan suck? And can Doc Rivers help Jordan reduce his suckage at least to a reasonable suckage level?
A -- Negative 5. That would put him right at an average level.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.
A -- 1) Redick has solid D. Not good, but not bad. Same with Dudley. 2) False.

4. The one thing Doc Rivers can do that Vinny Del African-American couldn't is.....
A -- Have the respect of his team.

5. Will the Clippers get themselves together and actually do damage this season?
A -- What does "do damage" mean? Conference finals? Finals? Just taking a series to 7 games? The West is going to be ridiculous. OKC, Clippers, Memphis, Spurs are the top 4 teams. Rockets, Warriors, Nuggets headline the next tier. But to continue to answer the question in much longer fashion than is necessary, it's conceivable that any of the top 4 teams make the Finals.


BONUS AWARD PRESENTATION: The Floppys!! The Nominees are:

Chris Paul...with DeMarcus Cousins defending: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcxXGPDC1Gs.....audience claps.....
Blake Griffin....with Jason Maxiell defending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPZTyucTTrg.....audience claps......


BONUS: And The Floppy goes to......opening envelope.......who?

A -- Didn't watch. But probably Chris Paul. He's pretty bad.

Scholar 09-03-2013 10:00 AM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
Quote:

1. TRUE or FALSE: This is the year Blake Griffin steps up and plays up to his hype.
False. He'll be good for 20/10, but as long as he's not the team's primary option, he won't make much noise beyond spectacular dunks.

Quote:

2. On a suckage scale of 1 to 10...(1 being just run of the mill sucking, 10 being the suckiest player that ever sucked), how much does DeAndsuck Jordan suck? And can Doc Rivers help Jordan reduce his suckage at least to a reasonable suckage level?
Maybe a 5. I'd say he's an average player with tremendous height, wingspan and size. He's good for a few dunks per night, and possibly a handful of blocks. I say Doc's coaching staff can help him become a more effective defender because there's really nobody who can help DJ's offense, unless Hakeem is still available to work with non-Rockets' Cs and the Clippers allow DJ to skip most of the season to train on his post moves.

Quote:

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.
True. Offensively nice, but definite defensive liabilities.

Quote:

4. The one thing Doc Rivers can do that Vinny Del African-American couldn't is.....

Keep a job after winning 50+ games.

Quote:

5. Will the Clippers get themselves together and actually do damage this season?

Most likely, yeah. But can CP3 get to the WCF? That's the true question.

boozehound 09-03-2013 11:01 AM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

PG - Paul/Collison/Wayns
SG - Redick/Crawford/Green
SF - Dudley/Barnes/Bullock
PF - Griffin/Jamison/Mullens
C - Jordan/Hollins

Head Coach - Doc Rivers
General Manager - Gary Sacks


1. TRUE or FALSE: This is the year Blake Griffin steps up and plays up to his hype.

Huh, I kinda think he has already played up to the hype. What more are people expecting of him? He will never be a good defender or great jump shooter. I think he is what he is at this point. Which is one of the better offensive pfs in the league.

2. On a suckage scale of 1 to 10...(1 being just run of the mill sucking, 10 being the suckiest player that ever sucked), how much does DeAndsuck Jordan suck? And can Doc Rivers help Jordan reduce his suckage at least to a reasonable suckage level?

1. He was bad enough in college that he went from being a consensus top 5 pick to a bottom of the draft pick (way too low). I watched most of his college games and he couldnt beat out Joseph Jones, a fatish local from Normangee TX and Chinemelu Elonu, whos sister is probably better than him. I think he has done ok for himself since entering the league. He is too "dumb" and lacks the attention and intensity to be a top tier defender, but he always did. He is a big athlete who can do thinks many other players cannot, but hes not exactly a smart bball player. Many other players do more with less. Hes disappointing, but I wouldnt say he sucks.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.

Probably true. If they had great defenders behind them, I would think this wouldnt be as important. but they dont. This defense is going to be very interesting. Does Doc's rep come back down to his orlando days?

4. The one thing Doc Rivers can do that Vinny Del African-American couldn't is.....

Not look like a schmoe. I am not convinced that doc moves the needle on this team. Vinny looked a fool on the sidelines, but he was smart enough to let CP do his thing.

5. Will the Clippers get themselves together and actually do damage this season?


No. They will be a very solid playoff team in the west, but I dont see them taking the next step. Honestly, I dont care for most of the roster outside of their two stars.


BONUS AWARD PRESENTATION: The Floppys!! The Nominees are:

Chris Paul...with DeMarcus Cousins defending: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcxXGPDC1Gs.....audience claps.....
Blake Griffin....with Jason Maxiell defending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPZTyucTTrg.....audience claps......


BONUS: And The Floppy goes to......opening envelope.......who?


Can they share it?

bagelred 09-04-2013 10:42 PM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
Yo mods, sticky my ass.

fos 09-04-2013 10:53 PM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
1. TRUE or FALSE: This is the year Blake Griffin steps up and plays up to his hype.

It's not entirely up to him, Chris Paul needs to get him the ball more. He needs to be the featured player on offense if he's going to produce.

2. On a suckage scale of 1 to 10...(1 being just run of the mill sucking, 10 being the suckiest player that ever sucked), how much does DeAndsuck Jordan suck? And can Doc Rivers help Jordan reduce his suckage at least to a reasonable suckage level?

6.5. The good news is the Heat just won two championships with a swiffer wet jet playing center, so there is hope.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.

Neither player is a liability on defense. Do you even watch nba bro?

4. The one thing Doc Rivers can do that Vinny Del African-American couldn't is.....

Give the appearance of competency.

5. Will the Clippers get themselves together and actually do damage this season?

They'll lose in the Western Conference Finals to the Thunder.

bagelred 09-05-2013 08:29 AM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fos

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.

Neither player is a liability on defense. Do you even watch nba bro?



Both guys are "smart" players, but Redick is certainly NOT a good one-on-one defender. I might be wrong on Dudley but I didn't think he was either.

andremiller07 09-05-2013 08:38 AM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
Quote:

2. On a suckage scale of 1 to 10...(1 being just run of the mill sucking, 10 being the suckiest player that ever sucked), how much does DeAndsuck Jordan suck? And can Doc Rivers help Jordan reduce his suckage at least to a reasonable suckage level?

He will help reduce Jordan's suckage level about as much as he did Fab Melo which is not at all.

Kurosawa0 09-05-2013 02:02 PM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
1. TRUE or FALSE: This is the year Blake Griffin steps up and plays up to his hype.

False. I think this year is going to be pretty rough on Blake. Other than LeBron, Blake is going to get the most scrutiny of any player this year. The Lakers likely won't be much of a story, so the Clippers are going to have to carry the banner for LA. If Blake isn't playing like superstar or if the team struggles there will be no lack of shots being fired.

2. On a suckage scale of 1 to 10...(1 being just run of the mill sucking, 10 being the suckiest player that ever sucked), how much does DeAndsuck Jordan suck? And can Doc Rivers help Jordan reduce his suckage at least to a reasonable suckage level?

1. DeAndre Jordan doesn't suck. He's a hyper-athletic and very mobile big. He has serious flaws and it's why he's probably best as a back up big. He's closer to Javale McGee than Dwight Howard, but Jordan doesn't suck.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.

False. Redick and Dudley are the exact kind of role players you need to win a championship. Ray Allen couldn't stay in front of anyone last year, but do you think Miami would take back signing him for even a nanosecond?

4. The one thing Doc Rivers can do that Vinny Del African-American couldn't is.....

Be a leader. The Clippers won't be Chris Paul's team anymore. He'll be the best player, but the voice of this team will be Doc's. It's an intangible, but I think Doc will be great for the Clippers.

5. Will the Clippers get themselves together and actually do damage this season?

I think its Chris Paul's turn. OKC has definitely lost some big pieces over the last two seasons since their Finals run and San Antonio is another year older (and may have just missed their last shot). I think that gives the Clippers a decent shot to come out of the West. I have a vision of the Clippers losing to Miami in 5 or 6 games and then we can start looking at all that LeBron does and all that Blake doesn't do.

qrich 09-05-2013 03:31 PM

Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Los Angeles Clippers Edition
 
1. TRUE or FALSE: This is the year Blake Griffin steps up and plays up to his hype.
You mean average numbers like his rookie season while playing no D and no boxing out? I think Blake gets back to 10 boards on the year, but up to his hype depends on what your hype of him is.

2. On a suckage scale of 1 to 10...(1 being just run of the mill sucking, 10 being the suckiest player that ever sucked), how much does DeAndsuck Jordan suck? And can Doc Rivers help Jordan reduce his suckage at least to a reasonable suckage level?
8.5 Though Doc can work wonders and drop it to 6.5

3. TRUE or FALSE: Despite Redick's and Dudley's positive offensive impact and high bball IQ's, those positives will be negated by their poor defense.
For Redick, I say false because I believe that Doc will be able to mask his poor defense. Dudley is a solid defender as already noted.

4. The one thing Doc Rivers can do that Vinny Del African-American couldn't is.....
Coach

5. Will the Clippers get themselves together and actually do damage this season?
WCF or bust


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