What's up people! My name is Jaipal and today I'm going to bring you my knowledge, thoughts, and opinions on the Los Angeles Clippers! Comments, seriously.
Anyways, the Los Angeles Clippers are currently playing the Memphis Grizzlies, who I have winning in this series. The Grizzlies currently lead the series 3-2. The Los Angeles Clippers are becoming more popular as they are now seeming to become the dominant team in LA. But what people don't realize is that the Clippers are inconsistent. They may be an amazing to team to watch, but it's always different in who has a spectacular game. Chris Paul may do terrible and Griffin may be a beast. Griffin might not have a single dunk and Paul might have 33 points. It just seesaws back and forth between the dominant players to see who is the actual star. The starting lineup: Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Caron Butler, and Chauncey Billups (who's back). Chris Paul was acquired in a trade with the New Orleans Hornets and he has been extremely beneficial for the Clippers, who made franchise history by actually having 50+ wins in a season. Chris Paul has been deemed to be the best point guard in the NBA. He is amazing, but let's not forget about Tony Parker (Spurs) and Rajon Rondo (Celtics). He has an incredibly high basketball IQ and he seems to have a very acute vision of the court. Blake Griffin is known for dunking. He plays power forward and he is the jammer of the league. He has become extremely popular among the new generation as most people now think that dunks are what basketball revolves around. Griffin has a one-sided game as most of his points come from inside the paint (either dunks or layups). He has the potential to become one of the best big-man shooters in the league, like Andre Bargnani of the Toronto Raptors. DeAndre Jordan is famous for his Knight-night dunk on Brandon Knight, the starting rookie point guard of the Detroit Pistons. He is also famous for the fact that he has the worst free throw percentage in the league. Dwight Howard is a sharpshooter compared to this guy. Caron Butler is an old guy who's primary job is to shoot and nothing else (he's adept at it). As for Chauncey Billups, I believe that he's the reason the Clippers are now lagging behind in their skill. They can easily beat the Grizzlies, but since Billups hasn't had much playing time, it would be smart for the Clippers if they put Willie Green back as a starter. Of course they're not going to listen because Chauncey won't probably agree, but this will become the Clippers' downfall.
Notable players off the bench would be Matt Barnes and Jamal Crawford. Matt Barnes used to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. He's pretty much still in the same place, but he now plays for a better team, as we have all seen during the regular and post seasons. Matt Barnes is an excellent scorer off the bench, averaging about 13.4 points per game. He is the most consistent player on the Clippers because he always has above 8 points a game, which is decent for a bench player. Jamal Crawford, a.k.a J-Crossover, is a shooting guard who will break your ankles and make you pay for your inability to keep up with his movements by scoring. This dude feels no remorse when you fall down and cry. This dude is awesome. I believe that if he's traded to any team that didn't make the playoffs, he will become an instant star for that team. He should go to either the Pistons or Bobcats, as he would make the money. See ya next post!