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shep33
03-22-2012, 06:21 PM
http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/7723737/tension-high-los-angeles-clippers-players-vinny-del-negro-sources-say

They're still in LA, but in terms of playing for him, they've supposedly lost interest.


With the Los Angeles Clippers in free fall, tensions are high in the club's locker room, most notably in the relationship between coach Vinny Del Negro and his players, according to several sources close to the situation.

"Vinny has lost the team," one source said. "They don't want to play hard for him."

With the Clippers having lost 11 of their past 18 games to turn this once-promising season into a mess, Del Negro's job security would certainly seem to be in jeopardy. As it is, Del Negro is in the final guaranteed season of his contract. The Clippers hold a team option for next season.

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Most of the players, according to sources, believe it's time for a change. They cite the uncertainty of Del Negro's rotation as a major problem. With the front office adding several players to the roster throughout this shortened season -- Reggie Evans, Kenyon Martin, Bobby Simmons and Nick Young -- plus Eric Bledsoe's return from injury in February, players' minutes have fluctuated from game to game.

For instance, in one four-game stretch this month, Bledsoe played 6 minutes one game, 16 the next, then 4 minutes, then 17. And while starting at shooting guard, Randy Foye has played 35 minutes on some nights and 14 or 16 on others. This week, he lost his starting job to Young and did not play a minute in Tuesday's loss to Indiana.

Beyond that, players have complained that Del Negro's offensive and defensive schemes are too basic and predictable and they say he plays favorites when handing out criticism, according to the sources. They say while he refuses to harshly criticize stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, he does not hold back in jumping on the team's lesser players.

"That's a big problem," one player said. "The best coaches jump on whoever deserves it, no matter who it is."

After beating Miami, Oklahoma City, Orlando and the Los Angeles Lakers en route to a 19-9 start, the Clippers, who have an 11-13 record since Chauncey Billups went down with an Achilles injury, have fallen to the fifth seed in the Western Conference and are just two games ahead of ninth-place Utah.

Gibby23
03-22-2012, 06:23 PM
A buch of losers on that team. they can't play hard because that is there job and they had a shot to be a really good team in the West? CP3 should know better.

Cal827
03-22-2012, 06:26 PM
Damn, i thought it was gonna say that they all ditched him at the airport for Brazil or something.

Well, they better get rid of him and end the downfall... they could still very well MISS the playoffs and lose Paul to Orlando.

Sactown
03-22-2012, 06:26 PM
Del Negro was never going to be able to put this team together, I thought everyone knew this

Mr_Amaziing
03-22-2012, 06:31 PM
Come home Blake

Okc is always your home :)

-Kobe24-TJ19-
03-22-2012, 06:33 PM
Pringles to the rescue...

fadedmario
03-22-2012, 06:37 PM
Going into the season I liked the idea of the Clippers. Now I just think they have been exposed.

Out of all the teams I have watched the Pistons play this year. The Clippers were the biggest bunch of sissys I've seen.

Crackadalic
03-22-2012, 06:38 PM
Sounds like Dantoni. Hmmmmm

shep33
03-22-2012, 06:38 PM
Damn, i thought it was gonna say that they all ditched him at the airport for Brazil or something.

Well, they better get rid of him and end the downfall... they could still very well MISS the playoffs and lose Paul to Orlando.

Now that would be a great story!

This just opens the door for Clipper Darrel to run the show

Gibby23
03-22-2012, 06:38 PM
Going into the season I liked the idea of the Clippers. Now I just think they have been exposed.

Out of all the teams I have watched the Pistons play this year. The Clippers were the biggest bunch of sissys I've seen.

They are always falling around trying to get a foul. The guards do this **** by half court.

shep33
03-22-2012, 06:39 PM
I think the Clips are still a very dangerous team. You have CP3, who's a monster, Blake who is still a top PF, and they'll work in Nick Young.

Vincent33
03-22-2012, 06:40 PM
Completely NOT shocked by this.

NYtilIdie
03-22-2012, 06:41 PM
I wonder if they'll blame the players like they did with D'Antoni.

PatsSoxKnicks
03-22-2012, 06:43 PM
Del Negro is a terrible coach and should not have a head coaching job in the league. He should've been fired a long time ago imo. May be the worst HC in the league. If I'm the Clippers, I take Mike D over Del Negro in a heartbeat.

Chronz
03-22-2012, 06:46 PM
Sounds like a cop out, I doubt this comes from CP3, thats not a valid excuse to lose and looking at the way he plays I doubt hes not giving his all. Del Negro is a mediocre coach coaching a mediocre team, what else would you expect?

The Final Boss
03-22-2012, 06:46 PM
If I was Donald Sterling a) I'd be a pervert b) I'd be a bigot with a team of hypocrites who know I'm a bigot but continue to play for me c) Hire Jerry Sloan

justinnum1
03-22-2012, 06:48 PM
Im surprised he lasted this long

I guess sterling now has to consult with his prostitute friend.

Lakers + Giants
03-22-2012, 06:49 PM
Pretty funny how some players blame the coaches instead of themselves. . .it's pathetic.

shep33
03-22-2012, 06:49 PM
Yeah, go after Jerry Sloan or Mike D.

Mike D offense with CP3? Wowzers.

5ass
03-22-2012, 06:50 PM
finally... sloan is the answer

justinnum1
03-22-2012, 06:50 PM
cp3-blake

is like nash-amare on steroids, i hope mike D finds his way there

Teeboy1487
03-22-2012, 06:51 PM
This is becoming too common in the NBA. I'm so sick of these so called professionals not playing for their coach because of one little bad stretch when they are the ones losing games.

Shammyguy3
03-22-2012, 06:51 PM
Sounds like a cop out, I doubt this comes from CP3, thats not a valid excuse to lose and looking at the way he plays I doubt hes not giving his all. Del Negro is a mediocre coach coaching a mediocre team, what else would you expect?

No, Del Negro is an awful coach. He's always been awful. Everything in that article + more occurred in Chicago just as much if not more in LAC. He's an awful defensive coach & he runs junior high offensive sets. He's awful.

AI
03-22-2012, 06:53 PM
Zen Master to the rescue

Avenged
03-22-2012, 06:54 PM
Sounds like a cop out, I doubt this comes from CP3, thats not a valid excuse to lose and looking at the way he plays I doubt hes not giving his all. Del Negro is a mediocre coach coaching a mediocre team, what else would you expect?

fact.

:nod:

Raph12
03-22-2012, 06:57 PM
CP3 definitely isn't one for half-assing, if you watch him on the floor, he plays his *** off... If you think he's trying less because Blake gets 30 one night while CP3 gets only 10-15, then you do not know how CP3 plays.

KnicksR4Real
03-22-2012, 06:59 PM
This sounds way too much like the Knicks two weeks ago.

WVNowitzki
03-22-2012, 07:04 PM
This is becoming too common in the NBA. I'm so sick of these so called professionals not playing for their coach because of one little bad stretch when they are the ones losing games.

Agree 100%. No one wants to accept responsibility anymore. Just another fine luxury of the greedy me me me generation of athletes. **** CP3, that kid is a whiny punk ***** and I would love to tell that to his face.

SluggeR
03-22-2012, 07:11 PM
As an ex-athlete and a current white-collar proffessional, I will admit that having a poor coach/supervisor makes things alot more difficult..regardless of how talented you are.

bmd1101
03-22-2012, 07:13 PM
No good coach will go to the clips while Sterling is around.

TeamSeattle
03-22-2012, 07:13 PM
This sounds way too much like the Knicks two weeks ago.

yes but Del Negro was never a good coach in the first place. He didn't know he'd be given all that talent in the off season and is basically outclassed at the moment. Maybe Dantoni can go there & save his career.

rockbottom2010
03-22-2012, 07:14 PM
i think its gonna be between D'Antoni, Nelson,....or maybe Phil Jackson?

NYKnicks4511
03-22-2012, 07:21 PM
Lol, and I suppose D'Antoni is supposed to be their savior. :p

lakersfan01
03-22-2012, 07:22 PM
What? Trouble with little brother that was supposed to be the best team in L.A.?
:laugh:

NSJ
03-22-2012, 07:44 PM
For some reason I can't see D'Antoni coaching another team this year. If they fired del negro and he went to the Clips this year but didn't meet expectations again he would probably be out of the NBA forever.

Sam Mitchell would be a good fit or to go out on a limb..Jeff Van Gundy

Iron24th
03-22-2012, 07:49 PM
Flop city is overrated.

John Walls Era
03-22-2012, 08:07 PM
Del Negro is awful. Terrible rotations. I didn't know that he was a soft coach, only criticize the no name role players and panders to the superstars (though I could've guessed).

John Walls Era
03-22-2012, 08:09 PM
For some reason I can't see D'Antoni coaching another team this year. If they fired del negro and he went to the Clips this year but didn't meet expectations again he would probably be out of the NBA forever.

Sam Mitchell would be a good fit or to go out on a limb..Jeff Van Gundy

JVG could coach anywhere. The man is a genius on both sides of the ball, but Clippers need someone to hold the young guys accountable (more of a players coach). Smitch (sam mitchell) might be able to do that, but he demands real defense and rebounding (you saw what happened when the Raptors fired him-- they turned into the worst defensive team right away) and I'm not sure Clipper players really wanna do that.

5ass
03-22-2012, 08:18 PM
JVG could coach anywhere. The man is a genius on both sides of the ball, but Clippers need someone to hold the young guys accountable (more of a players coach). Smitch (sam mitchell) might be able to do that, but he demands real defense and rebounding (you saw what happened when the Raptors fired him-- they turned into the worst defensive team right away) and I'm not sure Clipper players really wanna do that.

paul, butler, griffin, jordan, martin, evans are all good rebounders/defenders or both. He has the pieces to work with. another wing defender would serve them well, but if he can motivate griffin to play some defense they could be a very good defensive team.

Punk
03-22-2012, 08:18 PM
Wow some of the fans in this thread are morons. It has nothing to do with the team and everything to do with the coaching. It's pretty damn obvious. The Clippers play inconsistent basketball similar to the Knicks problems on both ends.

Another issue is they are feeding Griffin to make jumpers and while he can make a few, that's not his game at all and they continue to just play sloppy on offense and be lost on defense. Vinny is a total push over coach as well.

I do predict D'antoni or Jerry Sloan to coach the Clippers but I'm not sure they will hire any of them if Del Negro gets fired this week.

fresh prince
03-22-2012, 08:22 PM
going into the season i liked the idea of the clippers. Now i just think they have been exposed.

Out of all the teams i have watched the pistons play this year. The clippers were the biggest bunch of sissys i've seen.

how so'?

D Roses Bulls
03-22-2012, 08:22 PM
Sounds like a cop out, I doubt this comes from CP3, thats not a valid excuse to lose and looking at the way he plays I doubt hes not giving his all. Del Negro is a mediocre coach coaching a mediocre team, what else would you expect?

CP3 does have a reputation of being a baby when he doesn't get his own way or is out performed. Vinny by all means is a bad coach. I saw first hand for a 164 games, but I don't ever remember Vinny having any trouble with the players. I know him and paxson got into it. If I had to put my money on it, I would say it's a combination of del negro and a lack of leadership by paul. and with the talent they have, they should be better then just mediocre. mediocre teams usually dont beat teams like Miami, Oklahoma City, Orlando and the Los Angeles Lakers in a stretch they went 19-9. they have a lot of talent on that team. you have two all stars, a guy who as Miami has seen can put up 40 any given night. A solid bench and a defensive presence in the middle. to me, like I said just sounds like bad coaching and a lack of leadership.

NSJ
03-22-2012, 08:24 PM
Wow some of the fans in this thread are morons. It has nothing to do with the team and everything to do with the coaching. It's pretty damn obvious. The Clippers play inconsistent basketball similar to the Knicks problems on both ends.

The report said the players don't want to play for del negro anymore. This is about the coach, not the players, buddy.

MJ-BULLS
03-22-2012, 08:33 PM
meh, not surprised. VDN is the worst coach ive seen.

Deemerc
03-22-2012, 08:34 PM
The nets of the west aka the clippers

Mr Costanza
03-22-2012, 08:35 PM
The report said the players don't want to play for del negro anymore. This is about the coach, not the players, buddy.

It may be about the coach but it shouldn't be.

When I played any sport I never played hard for my coach. I played hard for my desire to win. If these guys are purposely not playing their best because of a coach they should be ashamed of theirselves.

blastmasta26
03-22-2012, 08:35 PM
The report said the players don't want to play for del negro anymore. This is about the coach, not the players, buddy.

That's exactly what he's saying, buddy. :)

KB-Pau-DH2012
03-22-2012, 08:39 PM
Bill Fitch, Jim Tood, Mike Dunleavy Sr.


What do these guys all have in common?

Donald Sterling fired these guys and stopped paying them. All 3 went through a litigation process and basically sued Donald Sterling to receive the compensation that was left over on their contracts (at least for the rest of that season in which they were fired).

I wouldn't be surprised that this happens very soon with Vinny del Negro.

Many claim a Jerry Sloan, Mike D'Antoni, or even a Phil Jackson could coach the Clippers, but I don't think any of these guys would coach the Clippers unless they weren't guaranteed money up front.

KB-Pau-DH2012
03-22-2012, 08:41 PM
Chris Paul is guaranteed to be a Clipper only for the next 16 months. It would be in there best interest to fire VDN now!

NSJ
03-22-2012, 08:43 PM
I know that it shouldn't be about the coach at all. When teams lose games it's 95% the players fault, not the coach. I just don't think people should be called morons when discussing the likes of del negro being fired. This story is ******** and shouldn't have even been brought up, it's going to go out of control like D'Antoni until Del Negro gets canned.

D-Leethal
03-22-2012, 08:45 PM
Mike D to the rescue

pd1dish
03-22-2012, 08:55 PM
your coach shouldnt be the reason you want to play hard. you should always have the will to play hard no matter what. otherwise, you arent playing to what your contract demands. not like im surprised though. these guys are just a bunch of uneducated, egotistical thugs (for the most part at least).

Team*Chicago
03-22-2012, 08:57 PM
I'm not shocked or suprised at this at all. As a Bulls fan when Del Negro was the coach for the Bulls, us Bulls fans wanted his *** fired and I expect the Clippers fans to want his *** fired aswell has an Clippers coach.

I don't know why the Clippers FO hired Vinny to be the coach after seeing him get fired from the Bulls as an coach. The Clippers FO isn't trying to build a winning team at all and I'm a little suprised the Clippers fans aren't pissed off about this.

NSJ
03-22-2012, 09:04 PM
I kind of disagree. I think the Clippers are trying to build a winning team they just aren't very good at it.

effen5
03-22-2012, 09:07 PM
All bulls fans saw this coming.

Da Knicks
03-22-2012, 09:12 PM
Pringles to the rescue...

Jackpot!

Team*Chicago
03-22-2012, 09:13 PM
All bulls fans saw this coming.

:nod:

onlythisfar41
03-22-2012, 09:22 PM
Pringles to the rescue...

Haha yup

Weezy
03-22-2012, 09:42 PM
Mister Pringles!!!!!!!!! He's coming back ladies and gentlemen LOL

WVNowitzki
03-22-2012, 09:44 PM
Also, I think the reality setting in is the Clippers are highly overrated and are even worse without Chauncey. It's just simply easy to expose this team, there are too many holes.

Weezy
03-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Also, I think the reality setting in is the Clippers are highly overrated and are even worse without Chauncey. It's just simply easy to expose this team, there are too many holes.

Yea its this really. Billups is such an important player for them. He is out for season right? Idk if VDN will get fired.... seems too late but who knows.

NSJ
03-22-2012, 09:53 PM
If this story gets blown up by the media and the players don't step up and take responsibility then you'd think their only option would be to fire him. If they do fire him I don't know if they will hire anybody right now and would just let John Lucas run the show for the rest of the year. I honestly don't think Lucas would be that bad.

TheNumber37
03-22-2012, 10:27 PM
I'm sorry, Jerry Sloan please. his teams play hard and a cp3 and Griffin pick and.roll.

justinnum1
03-22-2012, 10:29 PM
vinny is fired after tonight if they lose

Gram
03-22-2012, 10:30 PM
Vinny Del Negro is a boss.

TeamSeattle
03-22-2012, 10:39 PM
Del Negro is out of there losing to the lowly Hornets

KB-Pau-DH2012
03-22-2012, 10:41 PM
Clippers about to lose in NOLA.....bye bye Vinny!!!

justinnum1
03-22-2012, 10:42 PM
so long vinny, ****ing hack

Weezy
03-22-2012, 10:47 PM
He's done.... No way you lose such a game like this and keep your job.

Evolution23
03-22-2012, 10:52 PM
Pringles could make a come back

cyph34
03-22-2012, 10:53 PM
Let the days (or hours) begin.

gaughan333
03-22-2012, 10:53 PM
they will not happen fast enough (the minutes until vinny is fired)

shep33
03-22-2012, 10:54 PM
Yeah, I think that's it for the Vinster. Clippers have some nice players on that team

likemilk
03-22-2012, 10:55 PM
Your all crazy! VD is an awesome coach. The LAC just needs to give VD more time to implement his master plan. If VD was still in Chicago, the Bulls would have won the championship last year... LOL!!! :rolleyes:

shep33
03-22-2012, 11:05 PM
Check this out:


After 47 games this year the Clips are 26-21

Last year after 47 games the Hornets with CP3 were 31-16

WVNowitzki
03-22-2012, 11:05 PM
LOL!!! Jason Smith is the man! Suck it Griffin

justinnum1
03-22-2012, 11:15 PM
****ing tackled him lol

Sadds The Gr8
03-22-2012, 11:27 PM
del negro sucks

alexander_37
03-22-2012, 11:30 PM
Lol or they are just not that good...

MakaSizzle
03-22-2012, 11:51 PM
he held on a long time he is easily the worst NBA coach. Thibs should thank VDN for making the bulls seem like such a surprise last year. VDN is a JOKE

shep33
03-22-2012, 11:56 PM
Bountyville

Sean Payton teach Monty some tricks lol. I like Blake, but he sold that a little too much in my opinion. Right call though, flagrant easily.

BKLYNpigeon
03-22-2012, 11:58 PM
they need to call up Jerry Sloan. The Clippers are the perfect team for him.

Dominate PG and PF..pick and roll?

cyph34
03-22-2012, 11:58 PM
Check this out:


After 47 games this year the Clips are 26-21

Last year after 47 games the Hornets with CP3 were 31-16

They should trade coaches. Monty Williams was a huge surprise last year; he is a really smart guy, but now he has scrubs.

NSJ
03-23-2012, 12:02 AM
Clips took a rough loss but it's never good when a guy on the bench goes 1-14..Why didn't Mo and Bledsoe get more minutes when Foye was throwing up bricks all night long?

5-27 from 3 is ridiculous. I'd be pissed if I was a clippers fan after that piss poor display

Losoway
03-23-2012, 12:13 AM
del negro really isnt even that bad of a coach

the clippers play so soft ...flopping every damn play

they get paid millions of dollars to win ...smh

Iron24th
03-23-2012, 12:45 AM
Lob city was just a pipe dream.

BULLSFAN0810
03-23-2012, 02:19 AM
Shows that CP3 isnt all that...if he is coach on the floor NO MATTER WHAT HE SHOULD MAKE EVERYONE PLAY TO WIN. These loser *** NBA players blame the coach all the time,and they MAY be correct,but they dont point a finger at themselves.

Cp3...They were playin good what happened? why is your ast so low?

I can tell you what happened...CP3 isnt that much of a real leader. Nash didnt blame Dantoni and we all know Phoenix played NO DEFENSE. YOU know what Nash did? Played they way he felt the team should be played and held the team to that standard bad defense and all. Cp3 ast are low because the clips cant shoot...Griffen is no David West,which is odd, i view west as long in the tooth. West atleast could shoot the 15-18 footer. Griffen tries to jump over you...if i was the clips id give Griffen a year or 2 if he gets no jumper....trade him. if he gets no jumper that tells me as a PROFESSIONAL he isnnt taking his job serious as he should.No bench also is a concern....Basically stop blaiming your coach,we had him here in Chicago i thought he was OK,but not once did Rose turn on him,if VDN is a bad coach its up to the players to play hard the ORG will see his mistakes and clip him...BUT THE CLIP ARE THE CLIPS NO MATTER WHO THEY GOT

PraiseJesus
03-23-2012, 04:14 AM
Yes VDN sucks

Fnom11
03-23-2012, 04:24 AM
They were doing fine earlier in the year; must be the coaches fault.

Sssmush
03-23-2012, 04:47 AM
They're the Clippers.

Seriously, did people actually think they would be championship caliber?

And CP3 is a great player, but he's not some kind of Kobe or Jordan or even a Steve Nash. And Griffin is really talented and uber athletic, but he's not a good shooter... and unfortunately, basketball is a game where you score points by shooting the ball usually.

Countdown to July 1st and beginning of CP3 contract year #2....

I'm guessing the Wojahowicks rumor/story/twit/whatever will be "Dwight Howard says he wants to sign in free agency with CP3 on Dallas or New Jersey" etc etc etc etc

Wow. Yeah. Ahem. :yawn:

Sssmush
03-23-2012, 04:49 AM
Clippers HAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHA

LOL

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Raph12
03-23-2012, 05:00 AM
Check this out:


After 47 games this year the Clips are 26-21

Last year after 47 games the Hornets with CP3 were 31-16

Better comparison:

After 47 games this year the Clips are 26-21

Last year after 47 games the CLIPPERS withOUT CP3 were 19-28

#just saying

AceMan
03-23-2012, 05:16 AM
Proof that coaching is more than having good players: Vinny Del Negro has now failed with Derrick Rose, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

Yunqn
03-23-2012, 06:13 AM
this sounds more like a dantoni job but the problem with that is defense and responsiblity.. blake griffin & nick young play no defense. and mike doesnt get his guys attention and let them know whats wrong.. thats why the carmelo saga played out the way it did.. he just let him have his way and let melo dictate the offense and ran the offense through him.. he's suppose to do it his way..

this is a perfect spot for jerry sloan.. but he LOVES to control a team his way and run a offensive style idk if the clippers can manage.. alot of screens,off ball movement and passes and nick young and caron butler arent good at either and blake griffin and deandre arent passers out of the post or can spread the floor for each other.. so everybody is really making the offense congested..

btw this is the EXACT SAME PROBLEM VINNY HAD IN CHICAGO.. this guy cant coach at all and is just a front office guy that knows alot about basketball and comes cheap but he has ZERO knowledge on how to coach.. he can def. develop talent and teach stuff but cant draw up a play,have a settle rotation,and discipline his players.. exactly what happen in chicago 3 years ago lol

Yunqn
03-23-2012, 06:24 AM
he held on a long time he is easily the worst NBA coach. Thibs should thank VDN for making the bulls seem like such a surprise last year. VDN is a JOKE

couldnt agree more..we were way better than what our record shows.. and that was before the current bulls sqad..

YoungOne
03-23-2012, 07:04 AM
I like it, our pick keeps getting better :)

kurivaimu
03-23-2012, 07:55 AM
I said at the beginning of the season that the Clippers weakest link is Vinny Del Negro.

The moment the Clips acquired CP3 and they realized they could actually contend, they should have fired Del Negros *** and bring on someone with experience.

todu82
03-23-2012, 09:25 AM
No surprise here really. Was very surprised that Del Negro got the job in the first place.

effen5
03-23-2012, 09:42 AM
The problem with this team is that VDN doesn't have a player that you can give the ball to every play.

With the Bulls, it was give the ball to derrick and get the hell out of his way.

With the Clippers, CP3 can't do that every play and neither can Blake.

So my point is....I don't have one.

flclfanman
03-23-2012, 09:45 AM
Not surprised by this. At. All.

VDN just shouldn't be a HC. he's not prepared. His offensive sets suck and he's pretty laxed on the defense. All that talents being wasted.

They need a Scott Skiles type for a defensive blueprint. They already have enough star power/offensive ability.

The goods
03-23-2012, 10:09 AM
They are always falling around trying to get a foul. The guards do this **** by half court.

I've been saying this all season they flop like crazy griffin doesn't ,I mean griffin and CP3 are supposed to be hard nosed competitors but they flop way way to much to be taken seriously.
Lob city more like flop city.
I can't stand flopping even when fisher and sasha would do it for us I hated it I think its so cheap,and makes the nba look soft.

yankeesown69
03-23-2012, 10:11 AM
The problem with this team is that VDN doesn't have a player that you can give the ball to every play.

With the Bulls, it was give the ball to derrick and get the hell out of his way.

With the Clippers, CP3 can't do that every play and neither can Blake.

So my point is....I don't have one.

CP3 can do that actually, but he doesn't. It's not in his game mentality to do that, but if he really wanted to just take over from the bat he could easily get you 25 a night. He tries to do this at the end of games mainly because there really is no other option, but he prefers to create for others and really doesn't look to score as much as he should IMO.

marferrer
03-23-2012, 10:50 AM
THis marks the second time he lost his team...

valade16
03-23-2012, 12:08 PM
Better comparison:

After 47 games this year the Clips are 26-21

Last year after 47 games the CLIPPERS withOUT CP3 were 19-28

#just saying

Not a better comparison at all considering they are both showing you something different.

The decrease in wins from the Hornets with Paul last year vs the Clippers with Paul this year shows that Chris Paul enjoyed more success with the team, coach, and system around him in NO than he does with the Clippers.

The increase in wins between the Clippers last year vs the Clippers this year shows that the Clippers have enjoyed more success with Chris Paul on the team.

However it's important to note that just because the Clippers got better with Paul doesn't mean it wasn't a better situation for him (by wins) in NO.

A great example of that is putting LeBron on the Washington Wizards. The Wizards record will increase and the Heat's record will decrease however that doesn't mean that it is a better situation for LeBron on the Wizards as opposed to the Heat.

#just saying

Aust
03-23-2012, 12:51 PM
With the talent this team has they should have more wins by now.

The Final Boss
03-23-2012, 10:48 PM
The Clippers have "The Bundy Curse".

LakersA's49ers
03-23-2012, 10:54 PM
BREAKING NEWS: basketball players are greedy. including chris paul who got out of a seemingly better situation in NO