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Title: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 08, 2015, 09:34:06 PM
Going to start posting this stuff here since it's not Lakers News (more like Lakers Bad News):

DJ re-signs with Clippers!!!!!

Twitter was so hilarious all day. The emoji war, Blake's tweets and even Parsons bagged on himself.

Great news... must have been my post on TI saying he was stupid for leaving. :)
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Jace on July 08, 2015, 11:48:33 PM
Going to start posting this stuff here since it's not Lakers News (more like Lakers Bad News):

DJ re-signs with Clippers!!!!!

Twitter was so hilarious all day. The emoji war, Blake's tweets and even Parsons bagged on himself.

Great news... must have been my post on TI saying he was stupid for leaving. :)

but, but..., but.....  he promised dallas...
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: AW on July 09, 2015, 09:45:28 AM
It'd be much worse if an owner promised a contract verbally and then rescind the offer
Either case, when they visit Dallas, would love to see the boos
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 09, 2015, 09:51:36 AM
Yeah... first Clips/Mavs game they are going to use Smack-A-DJ instead of Hack-A-DJ.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 12, 2015, 11:54:00 AM
Clippers just sign Austin Rivers.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 16, 2015, 02:25:53 PM
Rumor - Clippers will sign Josh Smith.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on July 16, 2015, 02:30:08 PM
Rumor - Clippers will sign Josh Smith.

would be a nice pickup for them.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 16, 2015, 02:43:32 PM
Rumor - Clippers will sign Josh Smith.

would be a nice pickup for them.

All the big reporters are comfirming it now on Twitter, Josh Smith to the Clippers (1 year deal)

#Amazing
#DontSayDocCantNegotiate
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 16, 2015, 02:59:13 PM
Heh... so that Round 2 playoffs was a scouting series?

Lance and Josh on the same team? That's like putting Rondo with Cousins... oh wait.

#Egos
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 16, 2015, 03:04:06 PM
Heh... so that Round 2 playoffs was a scouting series?

Lance and Josh on the same team? That's like putting Rondo with Cousins... oh wait.

#Egos

The Clippers got better this off season.

#impressed
#DocGotSkillsAsaCoachAndGM
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 16, 2015, 03:31:45 PM
Well... I still don't fully trust Doc as a GM.

We need a better backup PG than his son (who got paid way more than he is worth).

We also need a better backup C (although I haven't seen Cole Aldrich play that much).

And now the Clips have 3 bad free throw shooters.

But at least he kicked Cuban in his nether regions with DJ.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 16, 2015, 03:43:42 PM
Well... I still don't fully trust Doc as a GM.

We need a better backup PG than his son (who got paid way more than he is worth).

We also need a better backup C (although I haven't seen Cole Aldrich play that much).

And now the Clips have 3 bad free throw shooters.

But at least he kicked Cuban in his nether regions with DJ.

Would you consider them one of the top 4 teams in the West?
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 16, 2015, 04:01:59 PM
Yes.

Top 4 teams:

Spurs
Warriors
OKC
Clips

More or less in that order but the top 2 are close as are the next 2.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: . on July 16, 2015, 05:07:37 PM
Yes.

Top 4 teams:

Spurs
Warriors
OKC
Clips

More or less in that order but the top 2 are close as are the next 2.

wow.... IHO....  wow...
did you just exclude the houston.  the team that kick your butt in the playoff.

West is too deep...  memphis and new orleans... should be consider too...

are we based on top 4 by regular standing or 4 teams that will advance to semi-final??
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 16, 2015, 05:14:56 PM
Houston didn't kick the Clips butt, the Clips lost that series... LA was the better team... even Josh Smith thought so.

NO is 1 or 2 players away... AD can't do it all.

Memphis is good... but not proven.

Don't be jealous because the Lakers will have a hard time cracking the top 8 in the West. They can... but even if, they won't get past the 1st round.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 16, 2015, 08:39:58 PM
Heh... so that Round 2 playoffs was a scouting series?

Lance and Josh on the same team? That's like putting Rondo with Cousins... oh wait.

#Egos

To put the cherry on top - add JR Smith.  8)
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 18, 2015, 01:33:47 PM
Just in case you missed it, Jordan is staying with the Clippers. (I saw this on Bleacher report, very funny)

http://youtu.be/6rZe_hWJED8
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: . on July 22, 2015, 12:45:15 PM
Getting DeAndre Jordan back is difficult, but not impossible.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsiqwarQ7YQ
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on July 27, 2015, 10:40:56 PM
The end of this clip was hilarious...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho4ETotsrrE
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on November 04, 2015, 09:45:46 PM
watching the clips vs warriors
- the clips have a decent team

Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on February 18, 2016, 12:45:57 PM
Say goodbye to Lance and hi to Jeff Green from the Grizzlies. (Clips also have a first round pick to the Grizzlies)
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on February 18, 2016, 12:47:44 PM
Ugh.. the clippers are done. 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 18, 2016, 12:57:28 PM
Ugh.. the clippers are done. 
Why? Aren't they better now?

They got rid of both head cases (they traded away Josh Smith earlier). Lance is better offensively than Jeff Green but they need a defensive player to help them against Spurs and GSW.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on February 18, 2016, 01:10:39 PM
Ugh.. the clippers are done. 
Why? Aren't they better now?

They got rid of both head cases (they traded away Josh Smith earlier). Lance is better offensively than Jeff Green but they need a defensive player to help them against Spurs and GSW.

just no chance against the top 2 WCF teams.  They are now in NBA limbo.. not bad but not good enough to win a title.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 18, 2016, 02:18:33 PM
Jeff Green is better for the Clips than Lance... time will tell.

Better than Frye too.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on February 18, 2016, 11:18:14 PM
Ugh.. the clippers are done. 
Why? Aren't they better now?

They got rid of both head cases (they traded away Josh Smith earlier). Lance is better offensively than Jeff Green but they need a defensive player to help them against Spurs and GSW.

just no chance against the top 2 WCF teams.  They are now in NBA limbo.. not bad but not good enough to win a title.

Btw - Clips stomped on the Spurs tonight. 105-86

Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 19, 2016, 06:42:24 AM
Ugh.. the clippers are done. 
Why? Aren't they better now?

They got rid of both head cases (they traded away Josh Smith earlier). Lance is better offensively than Jeff Green but they need a defensive player to help them against Spurs and GSW.

just no chance against the top 2 WCF teams.  They are now in NBA limbo.. not bad but not good enough to win a title.

Btw - Clips stomped on the Spurs tonight. 105-86


It's interesting because they actually seem to be playing better without Blake The Snake Roberts.

Don't get me wrong, Blake is awesome, but too many times last season when the game was close, they relied on him and it didn't pan out. Plus, he's not a really good defender compared to other power forwards.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on February 19, 2016, 06:46:12 AM
Ugh.. the clippers are done. 
Why? Aren't they better now?

They got rid of both head cases (they traded away Josh Smith earlier). Lance is better offensively than Jeff Green but they need a defensive player to help them against Spurs and GSW.

just no chance against the top 2 WCF teams.  They are now in NBA limbo.. not bad but not good enough to win a title.

Btw - Clips stomped on the Spurs tonight. 105-86


It's interesting because they actually seem to be playing better without Blake The Snake Roberts.

Don't get me wrong, Blake is awesome, but too many times last season when the game was close, they relied on him and it didn't pan out. Plus, he's not a really good defender compared to other power forwards.

Your athletics can only take you so far.. guys like Blake aren't good clutch players because they lack the high end skill that superstars have to finish the game. 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on February 19, 2016, 06:57:33 AM
Ugh.. the clippers are done. 
Why? Aren't they better now?

They got rid of both head cases (they traded away Josh Smith earlier). Lance is better offensively than Jeff Green but they need a defensive player to help them against Spurs and GSW.

just no chance against the top 2 WCF teams.  They are now in NBA limbo.. not bad but not good enough to win a title.

Btw - Clips stomped on the Spurs tonight. 105-86


It's interesting because they actually seem to be playing better without Blake The Snake Roberts.

Don't get me wrong, Blake is awesome, but too many times last season when the game was close, they relied on him and it didn't pan out. Plus, he's not a really good defender compared to other power forwards.

The rumor was that Blake was not traded because a team didn't offer the Clippers a star player in return. So maybe this summer Blake might get traded.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 26, 2016, 06:38:08 AM
Clipper curse rears its ugly head again.

They might have been able to beat the Warriors with a hobbled Curry but not without CP3... and Blake re-injured his quad.

Gah.

Spurs/OKC is going to be good.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 14, 2016, 02:30:41 PM
Speculation/Rumor regarding Blake Griffin.

Source:
http://clipperholics.com/2016/07/14/why-on-earth-would-clippers-trade-blake-griffin-for-rudy-gay/
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 14, 2016, 02:40:38 PM
Raymond Felton signs with the Clips
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: paydawg on July 14, 2016, 03:37:18 PM
Felton is a good signing.  He was a solid contributor for the Mavs last year....good backup. 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 27, 2016, 03:34:01 PM
There are reports that the Clippers are looking for a new arena.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: My_Alter_Ego on July 27, 2016, 04:37:57 PM
There are reports that the Clippers are looking for a new arena.

Thanks
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 27, 2016, 09:58:02 PM
Balmer is looking more on the west side but I think he should bring them back to the Pond.

I would go to more games if they weren't in LA.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on October 04, 2016, 08:37:49 PM
Clippers look bad.

Weird seeing Durant in a GS uniform.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on February 24, 2017, 01:44:40 PM
Clippers might move to Inglewood?

http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-clippers-ballmer-arena-20170224-story.html
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 24, 2017, 02:01:04 PM
Clippers might move to Inglewood?

http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-clippers-ballmer-arena-20170224-story.html

Honda Center would better. :)
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on February 24, 2017, 02:01:40 PM
Clippers might move to Inglewood?

http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-clippers-ballmer-arena-20170224-story.html

Honda Center would better. :)

4 sure  :D
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on April 30, 2017, 06:56:03 PM
Clippers gone fishing. They were eliminated by the Jazz. (Game 7 of the first round)

Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 30, 2017, 11:05:37 PM
Clippers gone fishing. They were eliminated by the Jazz. (Game 7 of the first round)

The curse is real. They always get injured in the playoffs.

Wonder what they will look like next year. I would keep CP3 and DJ.

Go Houston!!
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on April 30, 2017, 11:53:49 PM
Clippers gone fishing. They were eliminated by the Jazz. (Game 7 of the first round)

The curse is real. They always get injured in the playoffs.

Wonder what they will look like next year. I would keep CP3 and DJ.

Go Houston!!

Freaking losers....I was telling my dad that they'd probably choke even after the game 6 win.  Wonder if they'll break up the line-up next year. 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on June 14, 2017, 09:47:34 PM
Jerry West is now the advisor to the Clips.

http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/6/15/15806670/jerry-west-warriors-clippers-front-office-lakers-legend
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: paydawg on June 14, 2017, 09:54:31 PM
And will have a new home in Inglewood
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 15, 2017, 08:44:59 AM
Word.

Although I don't know how much The Logo with help the Clips if they don't retain and get more talent.

Rumors are LeBron is thinking about building a super-team in LA... and not with the Lakers.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on June 15, 2017, 08:58:29 AM
Email I received from the Clippers.


"June 15, 2017

Dear Clipper Nation,

Since acquiring the L.A. Clippers in 2014, I have been adamant that our players, coaches and staff receive the support they need to do their best work on and off the court. I've also committed to giving our fans and their families the NBA's best game experience.

To date, we have greatly invested in our players, our coaching and support staff, our fan experience and our community.

Today, we are expanding that investment by entering into an agreement to explore an opportunity to build a new arena for the Clippers in the City of Inglewood. I have said from day one that we need to plan for the future. This agreement helps us do that by expanding our options.

The prospect of a new state-of-the-art NBA arena would allow us greater latitude to influence our game schedule, particularly as it relates to weekend games that are so important to our fans. We also want to offer our fans premium experiences in terms of technology, club spaces and other amenities; that's easier to realize in a new arena.

This new arena would be 100 percent privately funded. No public dollars would be used for this project.

STAPLES Center has proudly been the L.A. Clippers' home court since 1999. It will remain so until at least June 2024, when our lease expires. AEG, which operates STAPLES Center, remains our valued partner.

During the upcoming planning process, the Clippers and the City of Inglewood will work diligently together to evaluate this project in great detail. Regardless of where the Clippers take the court after 2024, I remain committed to helping the great city of Los Angeles and its citizens thrive. We look forward to sharing our progress as we continue along our journey to deliver championship results for our fans and the entire Los Angeles region.

Go Clips!

Steve"
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 16, 2017, 11:42:25 AM
Should just move to the OC... less traffic, closer to me.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 21, 2017, 07:58:02 AM
Balmer could easily break lease with Staples and just pay the fees.

They really need to get out from under the Lakers shadow and playing in a different facility will help that. They don't need to cover the Laker banners and can put up a statue of Jerry West in Inglewood... or Lebron James.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on June 21, 2017, 08:14:04 AM
Balmer could easily break lease with Staples and just pay the fees.

They really need to get out from under the Lakers shadow and playing in a different facility will help that. They don't need to cover the Laker banners and can put up a statue of Jerry West in Inglewood... or Lebron James.

Where would they go and get the same type of value? 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 21, 2017, 08:56:55 AM
They've already started the process of building a stadium in Inglewood but their Staples lease doesn't end until 2024.

I would start the build now, it should take about 2-3 years (based on how long the Rams are taking) and then in 2020, break the lease 4 years early.

Or... since Balmer has infinite money, break lease now and play at the Honda Center and then re-consider building that Inglewood stadium and think about staying in Orange County.

I will posit that it's probably about the same time for LA people to get to the Honda Center as it is to get to Staples or Inglewood (usually against traffic during the week).
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on June 21, 2017, 02:29:15 PM
They've already started the process of building a stadium in Inglewood but their Staples lease doesn't end until 2024.

I would start the build now, it should take about 2-3 years (based on how long the Rams are taking) and then in 2020, break the lease 4 years early.

Or... since Balmer has infinite money, break lease now and play at the Honda Center and then re-consider building that Inglewood stadium and think about staying in Orange County.

I will posit that it's probably about the same time for LA people to get to the Honda Center as it is to get to Staples or Inglewood (usually against traffic during the week).

the team value would go down.. pretty significantly. 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: AW on June 28, 2017, 09:05:44 AM
No more CP3
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on June 28, 2017, 09:07:37 AM
No more CP3

He wants a chance to win in Houston. But Houston is sending over players and pick for him. (Signing cp3 would have been better for the Clips)
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Perspective on June 28, 2017, 09:18:24 AM
Man, someone fire Doc. Wouldn't this team be better off letting CP3 walk for nothing, than taking on below average players on long contracts? That pick will be late in the first round - i.e. not very valuable. Wow. The Clips are the Clips.

Blake is gone. Do the Celtics now pursue PG13 when they can try to get Blake and Gordon from Utah?
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on June 28, 2017, 09:46:53 AM
No more CP3

He wants a chance to win in Houston. But Houston is sending over players and pick for him. (Signing cp3 would have been better for the Clips)

it's kind of see how it goes.  CP on the hook for one year and can just go somewhere else.  I think he realizes the CLIPS are going nowhere.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on June 28, 2017, 10:55:10 AM
No more CP3

He wants a chance to win in Houston. But Houston is sending over players and pick for him. (Signing cp3 would have been better for the Clips)

it's kind of see how it goes.  CP on the hook for one year and can just go somewhere else.  I think he realizes the CLIPS are going nowhere.

I don't see them beating golden state unless another superstar goes to Houston.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on June 28, 2017, 11:01:20 AM
No more CP3

He wants a chance to win in Houston. But Houston is sending over players and pick for him. (Signing cp3 would have been better for the Clips)

it's kind of see how it goes.  CP on the hook for one year and can just go somewhere else.  I think he realizes the CLIPS are going nowhere.

I don't see them beating golden state unless another superstar goes to Houston.

Morey wants to add one more.  possibly George for a one year rental.  He also doesn't care about rentals either as he wants to clear all his cap space for the big 2018 FAs. 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on June 28, 2017, 11:19:34 AM
No more CP3

He wants a chance to win in Houston. But Houston is sending over players and pick for him. (Signing cp3 would have been better for the Clips)

it's kind of see how it goes.  CP on the hook for one year and can just go somewhere else.  I think he realizes the CLIPS are going nowhere.

I don't see them beating golden state unless another superstar goes to Houston.

Morey wants to add one more.  possibly George for a one year rental.  He also doesn't care about rentals either as he wants to clear all his cap space for the big 2018 FAs.

What is Morey going to trade for George?
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on June 28, 2017, 11:29:25 AM
I heard a rumor that the Celtics had the best package for George. (combination of draft pick and young talent)

But do they want to make the trade for 1 year rental?
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Perspective on June 28, 2017, 11:39:03 AM
Indiana's GM should take note. Trades for All Stars do not return anywhere near equivalent value. The Butler trade was lopsided, to say the least, and the CP3 deal is ridiculously lopsided. But this is how it works.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on June 28, 2017, 11:48:33 AM
I heard a rumor that the Celtics had the best package for George. (combination of draft pick and young talent)

But do they want to make the trade for 1 year rental?

Making sense now that it was the Pacers who leaked this to entice a better deal from the Lakers. Now hearing pg is received guys to LA in 2019 put the Pacers in a bottle hole.

Meanwhile problem with doc.

http://fb.me/8HmMUuaGn
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 29, 2017, 08:01:44 AM
This worked out better for the Clips than if CP3 just left as a free agent. I'm glad CP3 gave both LAC and HOU a chance to make a deal.

This is what the Lakers should have done with Dwight instead of getting nothing when he went to Houston.

Rumors are CP3 unhappy with Doc not pulling the trigger on a Melo trade last season that included his son Austin. I would have traded Austin for nothing... how can a guard not be able to make free throws?

This frees them up to concentrate on Blake but without CP3, Lob City is now Sob City.

Clips didn't strike when the pendulum was in their favor, swinging back to Ball time.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Perspective on June 29, 2017, 09:15:20 AM
This worked out better for the Clips than if CP3 just left as a free agent. I'm glad CP3 gave both LAC and HOU a chance to make a deal.

This is what the Lakers should have done with Dwight instead of getting nothing when he went to Houston.

Rumors are CP3 unhappy with Doc not pulling the trigger on a Melo trade last season that included his son Austin. I would have traded Austin for nothing... how can a guard not be able to make free throws?

This frees them up to concentrate on Blake but without CP3, Lob City is now Sob City.

Clips didn't strike when the pendulum was in their favor, swinging back to Ball time.

I'm not so sure the Clips are better for trading CP3 than just letting him walk. If Blake walks, they'll trade DeAndre as soon as possible. Then what's the purpose of the Rockets they received? The sole objective would be to lose games to obtain a top pick next year. These players affect their cap flexibility too, not that this is too important when you're not trying to compete.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: SoclosetoIrvine on June 29, 2017, 10:45:08 AM
This worked out better for the Clips than if CP3 just left as a free agent. I'm glad CP3 gave both LAC and HOU a chance to make a deal.

This is what the Lakers should have done with Dwight instead of getting nothing when he went to Houston.

Rumors are CP3 unhappy with Doc not pulling the trigger on a Melo trade last season that included his son Austin. I would have traded Austin for nothing... how can a guard not be able to make free throws?

This frees them up to concentrate on Blake but without CP3, Lob City is now Sob City.

Clips didn't strike when the pendulum was in their favor, swinging back to Ball time.

I'm not so sure the Clips are better for trading CP3 than just letting him walk. If Blake walks, they'll trade DeAndre as soon as possible. Then what's the purpose of the Rockets they received? The sole objective would be to lose games to obtain a top pick next year. These players affect their cap flexibility too, not that this is too important when you're not trying to compete.

I disagree.  There's rumors swirling around everywhere about cp3's unhappiness about not including Austin in a deal for melo.  He also gave his son a 3 year/35 million contract etc.  also how Griffin wanted to be more of playmaker  instead of the screener/roller etc.  Regardless, I'm pretty sure Griffin is going to resign to be the man and clippers have been notified or else you are right it's better to start fresh.  Griffin + Deandre is probably a top 3 front court in the league and are going to win 40 wins so tanking is out of the question.  So might as trade for 3 starters in Beverly (defensive ace) dekker (potential 3 &D) and Lou will (6th man)

I might be in the minority but I think Clippers were big winners in this trade.  Chris paul is already 32.  After this season he's due for a 5 year $205 million+ max due to age and all nba awards.  I'm not so sure I want to offer a player like cp3 who has had numerous injury issues and can't get out of the 2nd round $205 million until he's 37 years old.  A player like Beverly is worth more IMO.  he's a fighter and he's the type of guard you need to defend all the all-star guards in the league. 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on June 29, 2017, 11:16:34 AM
This is the best year to tank.  Porter Jr awaits!

Clips need to just start over.. this team is in the worst spot.  NBA mediocrity. 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on June 29, 2017, 11:20:02 AM
This is the best year to tank.  Porter Jr awaits!

Clips need to just start over.. this team is in the worst spot.  NBA mediocrity.

Trade DJ?
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on June 29, 2017, 11:35:44 AM
This is the best year to tank.  Porter Jr awaits!

Clips need to just start over.. this team is in the worst spot.  NBA mediocrity.

Trade DJ?

If you can.  What purpose does he have when you don't have a guy like CP3 on your team.  This isn't Lob city anymore. 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on June 29, 2017, 11:48:00 AM
This is the best year to tank.  Porter Jr awaits!

Clips need to just start over.. this team is in the worst spot.  NBA mediocrity.

Trade DJ?

If you can.  What purpose does he have when you don't have a guy like CP3 on your team.  This isn't Lob city anymore.

Would you resign Blake or sign and trade him?
(I would sign and trade him)
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on June 29, 2017, 11:53:00 AM
This is the best year to tank.  Porter Jr awaits!

Clips need to just start over.. this team is in the worst spot.  NBA mediocrity.

Trade DJ?

If you can.  What purpose does he have when you don't have a guy like CP3 on your team.  This isn't Lob city anymore.

Would you resign Blake or sign and trade him?
(I would sign and trade him)

I'd do the same. Maybe you can get picks from the Celtics.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Perspective on June 29, 2017, 01:49:42 PM
This worked out better for the Clips than if CP3 just left as a free agent. I'm glad CP3 gave both LAC and HOU a chance to make a deal.

This is what the Lakers should have done with Dwight instead of getting nothing when he went to Houston.

Rumors are CP3 unhappy with Doc not pulling the trigger on a Melo trade last season that included his son Austin. I would have traded Austin for nothing... how can a guard not be able to make free throws?

This frees them up to concentrate on Blake but without CP3, Lob City is now Sob City.

Clips didn't strike when the pendulum was in their favor, swinging back to Ball time.

I'm not so sure the Clips are better for trading CP3 than just letting him walk. If Blake walks, they'll trade DeAndre as soon as possible. Then what's the purpose of the Rockets they received? The sole objective would be to lose games to obtain a top pick next year. These players affect their cap flexibility too, not that this is too important when you're not trying to compete.

I disagree.  There's rumors swirling around everywhere about cp3's unhappiness about not including Austin in a deal for melo.  He also gave his son a 3 year/35 million contract etc.  also how Griffin wanted to be more of playmaker  instead of the screener/roller etc.  Regardless, I'm pretty sure Griffin is going to resign to be the man and clippers have been notified or else you are right it's better to start fresh.  Griffin + Deandre is probably a top 3 front court in the league and are going to win 40 wins so tanking is out of the question.  So might as trade for 3 starters in Beverly (defensive ace) dekker (potential 3 &D) and Lou will (6th man)

I might be in the minority but I think Clippers were big winners in this trade.  Chris paul is already 32.  After this season he's due for a 5 year $205 million+ max due to age and all nba awards.  I'm not so sure I want to offer a player like cp3 who has had numerous injury issues and can't get out of the 2nd round $205 million until he's 37 years old.  A player like Beverly is worth more IMO.  he's a fighter and he's the type of guard you need to defend all the all-star guards in the league.

DeAndre Jordan's value will never be higher than it is right now. He has no offensive skills whatsoever. He solely accepts lobs from a HOF PG and dunks put-backs. He plays decent defense. They were wise to shop him pre-draft. They'd be wise to shop him even harder now that CP3 is gone. DeAndre's limited abilities will be exposed not playing next to CP3.

A DeAndre/Blake frontcourt is one of a bygone era. It works with a maestro like CP3, but will not without. Spacing will be horrible. Teams haven't had to guard DeAndre for years. They just tried to stay between him and the rim to protect for lobs. He will be an extreme liability now on offense.

Blake doesn't exactly help space the floor either, but he's been working on this. If he wants to be the man they build around, that's a reasonable game plan.

As constructed today, the Clips will be fighting for a spot to be eliminated in the first round by the Warriors next year. Another first round exit is par for the Clipper course, of course, which would've made keeping this team together with an older CP3 a silly plan.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 29, 2017, 02:46:49 PM
I'm not so sure the Clips are better for trading CP3 than just letting him walk. If Blake walks, they'll trade DeAndre as soon as possible. Then what's the purpose of the Rockets they received? The sole objective would be to lose games to obtain a top pick next year. These players affect their cap flexibility too, not that this is too important when you're not trying to compete.

Not sure about your logic here. They got a draft pick and 3 decent players, Bev can be their starting PG, Dekker has potential and we know Lou can score. And they can waive who they don't want for cap space.

Getting nothing is worse than getting at the least a draft pick.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Perspective on June 29, 2017, 03:12:44 PM
I'm not so sure the Clips are better for trading CP3 than just letting him walk. If Blake walks, they'll trade DeAndre as soon as possible. Then what's the purpose of the Rockets they received? The sole objective would be to lose games to obtain a top pick next year. These players affect their cap flexibility too, not that this is too important when you're not trying to compete.

Not sure about your logic here. They got a draft pick and 3 decent players, Bev can be their starting PG, Dekker has potential and we know Lou can score. And they can waive who they don't want for cap space.

Getting nothing is worse than getting at the least a draft pick.

Agreed, obtaining the draft pick is better than nothing. The question is, is adding the draft pick worth it, if you have to take on these players and their salaries? Where does this team finish in the West even if Blake returns? Why not just begin the rebuild now? Why wait?

Maybe the goal is a competitive team, with Griffin as the All Star draw? That's fine, I guess.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: paperboyNC on June 29, 2017, 10:40:16 PM
I don't understand the hate on the clips and Doc. They made the playoffs something like 3 times in 35 seasons and now made them 5 seasons in a row. Once in the playoffs it feels like a star player has been hurt almost everyone season.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Rtlguru on June 29, 2017, 11:11:07 PM
I don't understand the hate on the clips and Doc. They made the playoffs something like 3 times in 35 seasons and now made them 5 seasons in a row. Once in the playoffs it feels like a star player has been hurt almost everyone season.

The hate comes from the two years they blew it. Up 3-1 to Houston and up 20+ and losing. Up late in game 5 at okc with series tied 2-2 and Paul makes two huge boneheaded plays to lose the game after being up 7 with 40 secs to go. This video highlights clippers under Paul. These are the two black marks on Paul and why I don't think he can ever lead a team to a championship.

https://youtu.be/BT55zpjT0v4
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Perspective on June 30, 2017, 06:15:28 AM
I don't understand the hate on the clips and Doc. They made the playoffs something like 3 times in 35 seasons and now made them 5 seasons in a row. Once in the playoffs it feels like a star player has been hurt almost everyone season.

"Hate"? Evaluating a team's performance and its players' values isn't "hating" on them. The Clips made the tough and right decision by not signing CP3 to a $200M+ deal into his late 30s. They made the right decision to shop DeAndre before the draft, and they likely didn't like what they heard - DeAndre's trade value isn't nearly as high as you'd think.

I'll reserve final judgment of the Clips' offseason when their roster and salary cap are set.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 30, 2017, 06:56:33 AM
Maybe this is Balmer's way to devalue the Clips in order to move them to Seattle.

#ConspiracyTheoryTime
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on June 30, 2017, 07:36:29 AM
Maybe this is Balmer's way to devalue the Clips in order to move them to Seattle.

#ConspiracyTheoryTime

Aren't they building a new arena in Inglewood?
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Kangen.Irvine on June 30, 2017, 12:24:42 PM
Or it could be a city trade as the Clippers return to San Diego because we sadly chose to accept/steal the Chargers. JK
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 30, 2017, 02:55:32 PM
Maybe this is Balmer's way to devalue the Clips in order to move them to Seattle.

#ConspiracyTheoryTime

Aren't they building a new arena in Inglewood?

2024 is a long way away.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on June 30, 2017, 02:59:06 PM
Maybe this is Balmer's way to devalue the Clips in order to move them to Seattle.

#ConspiracyTheoryTime

Aren't they building a new arena in Inglewood?

2024 is a long way away.

How about a potential break the lease agreement? (Like you previously mentioned or something)
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on June 30, 2017, 06:59:59 PM
Blake looks like he is staying.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: paydawg on June 30, 2017, 07:13:51 PM
Blake looks like he is staying.

Can clips get Lowry?
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on June 30, 2017, 07:28:07 PM
Blake looks like he is staying.

Can clips get Lowry?

They got Beverly from the trade. Maybe get Rondo for cheap since the Bulls waived him today.

Doc used to coach Rondo in Boston.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Perspective on June 30, 2017, 08:56:00 PM
Blake looks like he is staying.

Can clips get Lowry?

They got Beverly from the trade. Maybe get Rondo for cheap since the Bulls waived him today.

Doc used to coach Rondo in Boston.

Rondo is a below replacement player.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 30, 2017, 09:20:24 PM
Heh... Clips have more pull than the Lakers and can keep some of their free agents.

Dwight, Pau and even SwaggyP didn't stay.

Hopefully Ball can change that.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Perspective on June 30, 2017, 09:37:01 PM
Griffin agrees to stay - What's the over/under on Clip wins? I'll go with 50.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Perspective on July 01, 2017, 11:00:17 AM
"Griffin isn't the same player, though. He had fewer dunks the past three seasons combined than he did his rookie year. The athleticism has declined. He knows it, which is why he has become a bigger threat both as a passer and a free-throw shooter. And it very well could be why he chose the best contract in L.A. over a potentially better situation elsewhere."

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19781928/nba-opening-contrast-george-deal-griffin-signing
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 01, 2017, 01:54:02 PM
76ers sign Reddick for $23M 1 year.

(A little too much?)
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: paydawg on July 01, 2017, 03:52:54 PM
Griffin agrees to stay - What's the over/under on Clip wins? I'll go with 50.

Whoa.  WAY too high, unless they sign another all-star caliber player.  I'll go with 40. 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 01, 2017, 08:19:17 PM
Considering a younger MCW signed for about 1/10 that... yes.

But teams like off-ball defender spacing shooters.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 01, 2017, 08:25:23 PM
Blake looks like he is staying.

Can clips get Lowry?

They got Beverly from the trade. Maybe get Rondo for cheap since the Bulls waived him today.

Doc used to coach Rondo in Boston.

Rondo is a below replacement player.

I read on Lakersnation that the Lakers reached out to Rondo and Swaggy P.

#saywhat
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on July 01, 2017, 08:36:13 PM
76ers sign Reddick for $23M 1 year.

(A little too much?)

Just a year so no biggie. They want to get these guys winning so adding reddick gives them a boost.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 04, 2017, 05:23:18 PM
Gallinari to the Clips.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 04, 2017, 11:38:52 PM
Gallinari to the Clips.

Now they need some PG help. Unless Bev is the new CP3.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 05, 2017, 12:09:39 AM
Gallinari to the Clips.

Now they need some PG help. Unless Bev is the new CP3.

I read the Clips are going to meet with D Rose tomorrow.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: jmoney74 on July 05, 2017, 07:31:20 AM
Wow the clips are heading to the mediocrity zone.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 05, 2017, 06:59:24 PM
Who is Milos Teodosic?
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 06, 2017, 12:06:20 PM
Who is Milos Teodosic?

Lob City 2.0!

:)
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: paydawg on July 06, 2017, 12:42:49 PM
Who is Milos Teodosic?

He's the guy who owns the tennis store in 'Seinfeld', but couldn't play a lick of tennis. 
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 06, 2017, 12:50:25 PM
Who is Milos Teodosic?

He's the guy who owns the tennis store in 'Seinfeld', but couldn't play a lick of tennis.

Your 2 funny. Who is Seinfeld?  ;)

21-year-old Cody Bellinger, a rookie for the LA Dodgers, doesn't know who Jerry Seinfeld is
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/opinions/bellinger-seinfeld-opinion-downey/index.html
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: paydawg on July 06, 2017, 02:19:21 PM
Who is Milos Teodosic?

He's the guy who owns the tennis store in 'Seinfeld', but couldn't play a lick of tennis.

Your 2 funny. Who is Seinfeld?  ;)

21-year-old Cody Bellinger, a rookie for the LA Dodgers, doesn't know who Jerry Seinfeld is
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/opinions/bellinger-seinfeld-opinion-downey/index.html

Apparently Milos is a 30-yr old playing in Europe, for David Blatt.  He's considered the best passer over there.  He's got highlight videos on Youtube...looks good, but who knows given the competition.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 06, 2017, 02:29:21 PM
Who is Milos Teodosic?

He's the guy who owns the tennis store in 'Seinfeld', but couldn't play a lick of tennis.

Your 2 funny. Who is Seinfeld?  ;)

21-year-old Cody Bellinger, a rookie for the LA Dodgers, doesn't know who Jerry Seinfeld is
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/opinions/bellinger-seinfeld-opinion-downey/index.html

Apparently Milos is a 30-yr old playing in Europe, for David Blatt.  He's considered the best passer over there.  He's got highlight videos on Youtube...looks good, but who knows given the competition.

He must be decent they signed him for 2 years around 12 mil.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: paydawg on July 06, 2017, 03:03:02 PM
Who is Milos Teodosic?

He's the guy who owns the tennis store in 'Seinfeld', but couldn't play a lick of tennis.

Your 2 funny. Who is Seinfeld?  ;)

21-year-old Cody Bellinger, a rookie for the LA Dodgers, doesn't know who Jerry Seinfeld is
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/opinions/bellinger-seinfeld-opinion-downey/index.html

Apparently Milos is a 30-yr old playing in Europe, for David Blatt.  He's considered the best passer over there.  He's got highlight videos on Youtube...looks good, but who knows given the competition.

He must be decent they signed him for 2 years around 12 mil.

"You can't judge a player by his contract" - Timofey Mozgov
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on July 06, 2017, 03:06:08 PM
Who is Milos Teodosic?

He's the guy who owns the tennis store in 'Seinfeld', but couldn't play a lick of tennis.

Your 2 funny. Who is Seinfeld?  ;)

21-year-old Cody Bellinger, a rookie for the LA Dodgers, doesn't know who Jerry Seinfeld is
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/opinions/bellinger-seinfeld-opinion-downey/index.html

Apparently Milos is a 30-yr old playing in Europe, for David Blatt.  He's considered the best passer over there.  He's got highlight videos on Youtube...looks good, but who knows given the competition.

He must be decent they signed him for 2 years around 12 mil.

"You can't judge a player by his contract" - Timofey Mozgov

Let's wait and see. I'll give Jerry the benefit of the doubt.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on November 28, 2017, 10:59:42 AM
Clipper Curse strikes again, Beverly out for the season and Blake injures knee last night.

CP3 be like "Good thing there is State Farm in Houston!!".
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on November 28, 2017, 12:46:16 PM
Clipper Curse strikes again, Beverly out for the season and Blake injures knee last night.

CP3 be like "Good thing there is State Farm in Houston!!".

Blake out for 2 months.
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: eyephone on January 29, 2018, 04:37:12 PM
Clippers trade Blake Griffin to Detroit Pistons!
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: Liar Loan on January 30, 2018, 10:22:51 AM
Clippers trade Blake Griffin to Detroit Pistons!

Yeah, so what are the Clippers plans now?  Is Balmer doing to the Clippers what he did to Microsoft?
Title: Re: Clippers News
Post by: irvinehomeowner on January 30, 2018, 10:51:18 AM
Clippers are forever cursed.

No one from their CouldHave team is left except for DJ who they all went to Texas to convince to stay in LA and now they are all gone.

Rumor was Blake was becoming hard to deal with once he was told he would be the franchise... I actually felt he should have been traded long ago because he's so injury prone.

Word is DJ and Lou are on the way out so I have no idea who the Clippers will be after the trade deadline. Hopefully they are freeing up money to go after PG13 or Lebron (oh wait... that's what Lakers fans say).