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Apparently "Playoff Rondo" isn't a thing anymore - at least not with the Clippers. I don't think he's gotten off the bench for the last 3, maybe 4 games. Ever since he got into Kawhi's face about some play in the last series, he seems to have been in the Clip doghouse.

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Jul 1, 2021Liked by punk basketball

Congratulations to Chris Paul and the Suns. At the same time, f*ck Chris Paul.

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Yay the Suns beat the Clipp- *fart noises*

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Finally got a chance to watch the Suns-Clippers game. Just a lot of solid, rangy dudes on both teams with reliable offense (with Morris and Crowder giving a really good showing as X-factors).

Hope JTA can continue to do everything he does for us. As for the previous thread on Davion Mitchell vs. Jaden Springer... have to go with the length. To be 6'1" defender you essentially have to be Patrick Beverly to stay in the league (and that's controversial), or have otherworldly offensive gifts.

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I love Beverly a lot more now

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I'm glad Beverly is not on our team.

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I mean, you knew the Clippers weren't going to go down with dignity.

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Pat Bev just pushed the NBPA president. He gonna get declared excomunicado.

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Clippers look done. Chris Paul is on one tonight!

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Kind of feeling Brandon Crawford as a JTA comp. Local kid that wasn’t a huge prospect, known for his defense, but turns out to be able to give you more on the biggest stage. Obv BCraw is in the midst of a monster season. Honestly, I feel like JTA might have one of those in him at some point.

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Jul 1, 2021Liked by punk basketball

Beverly, in his 4th season with the team, is the Clippers’ longest-tenured player. 😯

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I loved watching JTA play with his infectious energy this year. His scoring was so unexpectedly good in every way(corner threes, finishing at the rim, clutch, game on-the line shots). I know that he’s down a peg on the depth chart to Wiggins and Dray, but if that shooting is who he is going forward, that’s a starting quality player I’d have to think. This next season should really tell the tale, but already what a find!

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Jun 30, 2021Liked by punk basketball

Wow no structural damage in Giannis' knee

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Jun 30, 2021Liked by punk basketball, Daniel Hardee

JTA needs to continue working on his three ball, need him shooting it at more volume next season. Honestly if he's shooting 40% again next season, he's probably not shooting enough (or he's one of the very best deals in the league).

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Jun 30, 2021Liked by punk basketball

OT: Hollinger from the Athletic just suggested "if Dame wants out" the Warriors could offer Wiggins, Wiseman, 7, 14, Poole, Paschall and two future firsts for Dame and Nurkic.

I'm generally the first to poo-poo "trade for star" ideas as unrealistic. But if Dame asks out...that's somewhat realistic. The tie to Bay makes sense, our sense of urgency makes sense, and we might be offering the best "start over" package.

Starting 5 of Steph, Dame, Klay, Dray and Nurkic? Small backcourt, but that's a pretty stout defensive frontcourt. That makes a lot of sense to me!

Small ball 5 of Steph, Dame, Klay, JTA and Dray? Boy does that make sense.

Guards: Dame, Steph (Mulder, GP2?)

Wings: Klay, JTA, Lee

Bigs: Dray, Nurkic, Looney

You've got some work to do to build out the wing/forward group but JTA and Lee are just the types of high IQ dirty work hustlers you'd want. It's not a roster that it's in real dire need of anything in particular other than just some vet minimum guys who can play (Wes Matthews, Jeff Green, Paul Millsap, PJ Tucker, Mo Harkless, Patrick Patterson)

Theoretically you could even re-sign Oubre, but that would just be an enormous tax bill.

Even without Oubre, it would cost ungodly sums of money moving forward and really pushes EVERYTHING into win-now. There's a good 3-5 year plan, but not much beyond that.

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Iguodala and JTA! Let’s do it:

Curry, Poole; Klay, Baze; Wiggins, JTA, Iguodala; Green, Looney, Wiseman; + 2 awesome Rooks = 12 deep!

Although after watching the Steph + Dame All-Star team I am 100% here for watching every game of a Steph, Dame, Klay, Green, Looney, Poole + vets team.

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