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Los Angeles Clippers Getting Inside 2009-12-13

Los Angeles Clippers Getting Inside 2009-12-13Four Clippers players -- Ricky Davis, Mardy Collins, Steve Novak and Brian Skinner -- have played sporadically for the team in 2009-10. And it seems that a case could be made for more or less playing time for each player, based upon performances thus far.

Davis has at times shown a smooth jumper after coming off of screens, but has also looked confused out on the court at times. And Collins, who has played much less than Davis, has created, and made, some impressive shots on offense, but hasn't played defense as effectively as he did in 2008-09.

Novak, meanwhile, has buried a few long jumpers, with a fair number of those shots coming from beyond the three-point line, as five of his 10 made shots have come from there. But he's shown an itchy trigger finger at almost all times and still appears to play defense with stiff legs, which may have curtailed some of his playing rotations this season.

And Skinner has played in just one game, with three minutes of action to his name. And while he played hard when he did appear versus Memphis on November 18, he may not have done anything to differentiate him from fellow Clipper big men like DeAndre Jordan and Craig Smith.

Davis, Collins, Novak and Skinner all bring something positive to the Clippers, whether it's effective shooting from distance or hard work on defense. But these four players may need to show more once they get out on the court to earn more playing time. They could get that chance against San Antonio at home Sunday.

MAGIC 97, CLIPPERS 86: The Clippers missed a bunch of jumpers in the fourth quarter after closing their deficit to four points at the end of the third quarter, and the team's inaccuracy contributed to the loss at home Tuesday. Eric Gordon had a stellar game with 21 points, but committed a costly turnover as the Clippers attempted to rally late in the final period.

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Added: December 13, 2009


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