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Old 11-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #16
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Default Re: Is Blake Griffin Really that good?

Not until he develops a jumpshot. He can victimize shotblockers who don't know how to play actual defense and drop 40 and face Timmy or even LMA and stuggle HARD. It's a really apparent hole in his game.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:48 PM   #17
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Oh how the mighty have fallen. I think the biggest thing people forget is during his rookie season he threw those numbers up as the focus of an offense on a team that was going nowhere. Now? He's on a very good basketball team. He was never going to be the 25\12\4 big men people thought on a championship level squad.

He'll be more than a 14\10 guy but the comparisons to Duncan\KG early in his career have become foolish because he'll never have their defensive impact and he probably never carries teams offensively like those two did.

Good player, too much hype\expectations early on. People shouldn't have expected a statistical spike from his rookie season, the better the Clippers got the more his numbers came back down to earth. An All-Star level PF, not the next coming some expected after his rookie year.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #18
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Why can't he just work on a straight two foot jump hook from the post. He can out jump anybody so why not work on that? Instead of all these other weird post moves he does
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:55 PM   #19
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I don't see him being top 5 at any point until he can develop a consistent 18 foot jumper, hit his FTs somewhere around a 70-75% clip, and use his ridiculous athleticism more to become a great defender..

Until that happens defenders are just gonna foul him and leave him a lot of space to take the jumper and clog the paint vs cp3...he also gets lost on defense way too often
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:58 PM   #20
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Why can't he just work on a straight two foot jump hook from the post. He can out jump anybody so why not work on that? Instead of all these other weird post moves he does

because he's not that tall or long so it's harder to get that shot off clean than it is to just out quickness people
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #21
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Griffin's a top player. Please.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #22
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When he stops being a show-off and take the game seriously, he might have a chance to become an all-time great. If he keeps his arrogant attitude, he will stay as a empty stat sheet.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #23
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Griffin's a top player. Please.
Top 20 or 25 maybe.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #24
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Top 20 or 25 maybe.



Not the biggest insult in the world, plus upside.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #25
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did he like not start playing basketball until he was 16 or something?
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:40 PM   #26
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Don't expect any more than a Shawn Kemp-esque career out of Griffin, and you won't be upset.
That's an insult to Kemp. He was arguably more athletic. Was clearly a superior defender, and was way more skilled on offense.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:40 PM   #27
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I'm actually starting to like Blake Griffin......... That feels so weird to say.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #28
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Oh how the mighty have fallen. I think the biggest thing people forget is during his rookie season he threw those numbers up as the focus of an offense on a team that was going nowhere. Now? He's on a very good basketball team. He was never going to be the 25\12\4 big men people thought on a championship level squad.

He'll be more than a 14\10 guy but the comparisons to Duncan\KG early in his career have become foolish because he'll never have their defensive impact and he probably never carries teams offensively like those two did.

Good player, too much hype\expectations early on. People shouldn't have expected a statistical spike from his rookie season, the better the Clippers got the more his numbers came back down to earth. An All-Star level PF, not the next coming some expected after his rookie year.


This post hits the nail on the head. He put up good stats on a horrible team as the focal point. Now that their winning he won't be the go to guy offensively. In no means is he a bad player though but he isn't a one man army dominant every one and win type player.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #29
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clipperfan what do u have to say about this

He was ready to trade him last night.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #30
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not trying to hate BTW, griffin is one of my favorite players
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