Utahs bench is 5.4 mil cheaper, and starters are 1.4 cheaper. I only included the main bench, but then added in the Jazz's 3rd string and LAC's active roster of players.
Honestly I have been saying Utah's bench is the greatest in the NBA, but LAC has made this debatable, because they got a bench who were all starters for other teams and paid like starters.
Utahs bench is made up of 4 1st rounders from the last couple drafts. Only lacking in a 1st round PG.
Last edited by RyanStorm; 12-28-2012 at 01:22 PM.
Really? This team is on a 15-game winning streak... and VDN is playing a lot of great players fewer minutes. I mean, CP3 and Blake only get 32 minutes a game themselves... whatever rotation VDN has worked out, it's working. The Clippers have the best record in the league right now. And when you have one of the best benches in the league, it's a good idea to use it.
i agree that Jordan is good enough to get more minutes, but VDN is doing well with the rotation, so i wouldn't change a thing right now. As for how much he is getting paid, I don't care. No coach should put a guy on the floor because he is making more money than another player who may potentially be better.
If coaches distributed minutes based on how much a player was getting paid, there would be a lot of teams with VERY bad records right now... the Bobcats would be giving a lot more minutes to Tyrus Thomas for example.
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I think the team is deep so it's always going to be difficult to figure out rotations, because there's a lot of talent on the squad. Maybe Jordan may pick up more minutes after the all star break?
I think Jordan is much more athletic than Turiaf and Hollins, but other than that, they all have the same skillset. It's really more about interchangable parts? Find out who plays better with the first unit between all 3.
They gave Jordan the big contract because they didn't want to lose their paint enforcer and he was young (23) so he can be developed.
Like Utah won't bench Marvin or Foye, even though Carroll and Burks both showed they play with more intensity(Both of which are 3rd stringers who aren't part of our main bench).
Pretty much everyone on our bench is worthy of being a starter(like LAC). They even started Carroll cuz marv was injured(Carroll makes 850k, and he did a better job defensively than Marvin(8.2 mil), and Marv wasn't missed cause he is a cold shooter anyways, who never puts his average up every night). Carrolls points always end up being higher than Marvin or Foye even when playing 3rd string with 20 mins!
I just wonder how good LAC will be when they have 4 home games during the 30 days of hell, between Jan 14th and Feb 14th
had they lost 12 0f 16 then you'd be screaming how overrated BLAKE/DJ are and blah blah and you still would be screaming how they are overpaying for a
CP3 isnt getting heavy minutes so his production scoring wise wont be like in NO, even his assists will be down because of the hockey assist he will get with all those other playmakers around him
either way you slice it, they are legit contenders
its been that way since beginning of nba inception..the contenders beat whoever wherever, 16 wins in a row in the NBA is a major coup for CLIPS org.and any org. for that matter in any season
they use to struggle to not lose 16 in a row,go figure
Because he doesn't need to play more
This guy Deandre Jordan wouldn't be much without CP3 and Griffin.
Take those two away and he's just not that good.
He had his breakout year with Baron Davis. I agree without Griffin drawing so much defensive attention he wouldn't do as much but you could say that about any supporting player if you take a superstar away.
He's got a lot of upside and is only 24 years old and raw as hell. Even if he stays a 10, 8 and 2 block type player on this salary that's similar to what other 7 footers are getting lately. Tyson Chandler statistically isn't that much better for example and gets 15 mill a year (Jordan gets around 11). If the Clippers let him go who would they have of equal chemistry and talent? CP3 actually demanded the Clippers match as part of him buying into the deal according to Aldridge's huge post CP3 trade article. If we didn't match the offer he would have been on another team. Kaman would have been gone too so no center.
He's Blake's best friend and works well with the playstyle of our team. His blocks help generate fastbreaks and he's arguably the best running center in the NBA which helps. I would love him to move up to 10 ppg, 10 rpg, 2.5 bpg in about 30 minutes a game with more consistent man D and he still has time to get there.