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OGMarkWahlberg
09-14-2011, 08:28 PM
With the emergence of Blake Griffin and the continued improvement of Eric Gordon and Deandre Jordan, will the Clippers make the playoffs this year?

Cal827
09-14-2011, 08:31 PM
I honestly think they are year away. They are good at 2,4 and 5, but unless Aminu or Bledsoe emerge out of the blue, I think they end up like 10th in the West. They shouldn't worry too much though; they have the wolves unprotected pick next year. If they can get rid of Kaman for someone who's good defensively (Iggy), then maybe...

NBA_Starter
09-14-2011, 08:35 PM
I think they can if we have a season!

Hawkeye15
09-14-2011, 08:35 PM
No. They don't have the depth, and will depend so heavily on two scorers this season. They will also not be taking anyone by surprise. The west is getting easier to break thru, but I still think they are at least one year away.

GoPacers33
09-14-2011, 08:47 PM
The year after next year

OGMarkWahlberg
09-14-2011, 08:50 PM
I say no, at least 1 more year, they do have the unprotected T'wolves lottery pick, I hope they draft a PG or SF. Don't see why the wouldn't put we all know how the Clippers somehow screw themselves every year...Imagine a core of Eric Gordon Harrison Barnes Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan...Thunder 2.0

DoMeFavors
09-14-2011, 08:52 PM
Yeah I think they will get the 8th with Hornets and Nuggets falling out of playoffs

Avenged
09-14-2011, 09:57 PM
I can see it happening only because I'm very high on Gordon.

Crackadalic
09-14-2011, 10:53 PM
Not this season(lockout). After that they will. Need to improve depth

Chronz
09-14-2011, 11:30 PM
Yes, everyone knows their role on this team and it has the talent necessary now.

Chronz
09-14-2011, 11:31 PM
I honestly think they are year away. They are good at 2,4 and 5, but unless Aminu or Bledsoe emerge out of the blue, I think they end up like 10th in the West. They shouldn't worry too much though; they have the wolves unprotected pick next year. If they can get rid of Kaman for someone who's good defensively (Iggy), then maybe...
Mo is good enough for the team

John Walls Era
09-15-2011, 12:06 AM
8-8 with Mo Williams last year. Not that it means much, but their team is solid. Not a huge fan of DeAndre, but I guess he will do for now.

No playoffs though.

BlinkManJan02
09-15-2011, 12:16 AM
I say no. The first reason being there won't be a season, the second being they are not that good.

bovice163
09-15-2011, 12:23 AM
They will be close, but with teams like the Grizzlies at 8th seed, it will be tough for them. If the Nuggets are affected by lack of depth at SG/SF and fall off considerably, then they might have a chance. I just don't see that happening though. The year after next definitely.

WolvesJagsOs
09-15-2011, 12:29 AM
I dont see it personally. I think there a couple yrs away.

alencp3
09-15-2011, 04:48 AM
anyone wanna bet? whoever loses deletes his account permanently

MTar786
09-15-2011, 08:11 AM
the clips will get the 8th seed next season.

i like the duo of mo and bledsoe at the point. eric gordon is perfect for them at sg.
blake is only going to improve. deandre is good but he takes size away from them.. but he is still an exceptional centre imo.

they need to trade kaman for a defensive stopper sf. they should try to get battier maybe. maybe an upgrade would help too. the spurs could use kaman and bledsoe for parker. then the clips could give us mo williams for steve blake :)

3ballbomber
09-15-2011, 08:15 AM
they can if they play better D.

Foye
09-15-2011, 10:12 AM
I don't see it personally. If one of last years PO teams really goes down I see the Warriors being more of a threat to make the playoffs than the Clippers.

THE GIPPER
09-15-2011, 10:34 AM
I say yes they just have so much talent.

sep11ie
09-15-2011, 10:34 AM
I dunno Marky Mark. Have you heard of the lock out that is seeing NO progress?

king4day
09-15-2011, 10:38 AM
If the season happens, I think Denvers loss of Chandler and Smith for this season will be enough to keep them out of the playoffs. I could see LA and Sac slipping in this year.

likemystylez
09-15-2011, 10:54 AM
I dunno Marky Mark. Have you heard of the lock out that is seeing NO progress?

I wouldsnt say NO progress. I mean it isnt resolved yet and a lot of people thought tuesday was going to be this magical day.... but I think the fact that both sides said they have found a mutual ground to meet financially is very signficiant when less than a month ago everyone kept talking about how many billions of dollars they were apart.

The problem is... with this hardcap soft cap debacle... there really is no middle ground. I thought the players approached it the right way... they made two offers for a hardcap and a soft cap... where if the owners wanted a hardcap... the players wanted that cap at about 70 million (65% of BRI) or a soft cap at just about 51-52%% BRI

OGMarkWahlberg
09-15-2011, 03:15 PM
I dunno Marky Mark. Have you heard of the lock out that is seeing NO progress?

I dno my friend i think the two parties will soon have some "Good Vibrations"

smith&wesson
09-15-2011, 03:54 PM
blake griffen
eric gordon
mo williams
deandre jordan
chris kaman
ryan gomes
randy foy

I think they can make 7-8th seed

mavs
lakers
thunder
spurs
blazers
clippers
nuggets

UPRock
09-15-2011, 04:09 PM
They can, and they will.

todu82
09-15-2011, 04:20 PM
Yes, I think they will. As a low seed more than likely but I still think they make it.

CarniifeX
09-15-2011, 04:27 PM
I think they can. It's a matter of Eric Gordon staying healthy. He took a big step last season becoming the teams leader but he can never stay on the court over the course of a season. With a full season of Mo Williams to get on the same page as Griffin and DJ (DeAndre Jordan) they can only get better.

Griffin and DJ provide great defense down low and Gordon is a great wing defender. A good defense leads to a good offense. The young guys will provide the whole team with energy. I think this is their year.

sep11ie
09-15-2011, 05:33 PM
I dno my friend i think the two parties will soon have some "Good Vibrations"

Well played.

TheChamp
09-15-2011, 05:40 PM
Say they got Chris Paul.......