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post #23446 of 27236
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Clips looked like they were fucked a week ago and now they're looking pretty stacked.


Got to say that I am surprised too.

CP3 / Rivers
JJ / Crawford - Wilcox
Lance / Pierce- Johnson - Dawson
BG / Smith - Baby
DJ / Cole

They can play decent small ball with Griffin at the 5 and Smith at the 4. Or even put Smith on the 5 and play Wesley on the 4?

I still think the bench could be wildly inconsistent though but if locked in, it can be a defensive monster. Lance as a 2, Johnson as a 3 and Smith as a 4 could be a really devastating defensive wing combo. If (big IF) they all click and do they roles.

I'd maybe trade or let go of Big Baby and maybe sign Ridnour though because I think he'll be a better option than Rivers.
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That does look like a stacked team. Should Spurs be worried ? lol8[1].gif

What I like is that they got two guys really cheap because they fucked up their former teams (Lance and Smoove), but are low risk - you can put them to stay home if needed - and are coming into an ecosystem with an established pecking order and veteran leadership (Chris Paul will freeze you out if you don't get with the program)
post #23448 of 27236
wow clippers got cole aldrich? seems like a pretty quality back up 5

bench is a whole lot better than last season, but matt barnes was also a big 3 and D guy and lance really wasn't anything last year
post #23449 of 27236
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I think they are hoping they get the Lance from the contender Pacers, Doc and CP3 should be able to control him. No one was really there to tell him to chill in Charlotte. Just got to hope for the best there I guess.
post #23450 of 27236
i would rather they use pierce in starting lineup cuz lance sucks off ball. he always sucked off ball even in pacers
post #23451 of 27236
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I don't think he'll use Pierce to start, Doc always claims to be defensive minded so we'll see.
post #23452 of 27236
pierce has always started no? and doc said lance is coming off the bench? im looking forward to the clippers this year. their season looks promising after a shitty beginning to july
post #23453 of 27236
i'm sure he'll play around with it a little, but at least with all the veterans no way lance is going to get away with throwing tantrums
post #23454 of 27236
clippers.warriors.spurs.thunder?

bulls.cavs.pacers.hawks?

east has been so shitty for so long. lebron and mj been holding it down so they have atleast a few titles. i wish we could just add more western teams to the eastern bracket.
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i dunno. will pacers get past round 2? they dont really have rim protector now and that front court is really thin. starting center is ian mahinmi.... myles turner has to really turn up

i thought thunders would be a question too but thinking about it they're pretty damn stacked. they won 45 games with like westbrook out half the season and durant out pretty much the whole season. durant is worth like at least 10 more wins

i think the big question for spurs is fit and depth.

i'm a little worried warriors will regress or the loss of david lee will be bigger than we think
post #23456 of 27236
Great Q&A with Mike Malone. Love how he remembers that 2010 Cavs-Celtics series so well.
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Great Q&A with Mike Malone. Love how he remembers that 2010 Cavs-Celtics series so well.

Yeah I read that... definitely cool. But I was hoping for a bit more on the LBJ fugue state game.
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Mirza Teletovic just signed with SA. Goddamnit.

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Mirza Teletovic just signed with SA. Goddamnit.

Reports are saying the Suns not the Spurs.
post #23460 of 27236
damn. was thinking spurs got even stronger

suns is a good fit
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