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Los Angeles Clippers Roster Report 2009-10-19


Los Angeles Clippers Roster Report 2009-10-19ANALYZING STARTERS:

G Baron Davis has proven multiple times in his career that he can play at a very high level, scoring and piling up assists while inspiring his teammates to follow his lead. The Clippers will need him to do just that for the 2009-2010 NBA Playoffs to be a reality rather than a dream.

G Eric Gordon not only can fill the basket from three-point range, he can also score from many other places as well. He will need to be willing to pull the trigger if he's given an open shot in a clutch situation.

F Blake Griffin will be tempted to try to do too much during his inaugural NBA season. But if he stays within his limits and allows himself to progress at a reasonable rate, then the staggering points and rebound totals should come.

F Marcus Camby is one of the best shot-blockers in the league. The Clippers will need consistent offensive performances from him to complement his defensive capabilities.

C Chris Kaman works hard, is quiet and is humble. If he can more than hold his own against some of the better centers in the league, then the Clippers can discourage opponents from venturing down low too often.

ANALYZING KEY RESERVES:

G/F Rasual Butler shoots without a conscience most of the time he's on the floor. When those shots are falling, the Clippers will be very hard to beat.

G Sebastian Telfair handles the ball fairly well and is generally unselfish. His teammates will love him if he continues with his pass-first approach.

F/C Craig Smith rebounds and scores much more than you'd expect, considering his diminutive size by NBA standards. He can change games with his fearless attitude.

F Al Thornton, like Butler, can score in bunches and is quicker than he looks. This makes him a perfect replacement for Griffin when the Clippers need a change of pace and/or more offense.

MEDICAL WATCH:

G Sebastian Telfair (right hamstring) missed a preseason game with the San Antonio Spurs on October 14.


Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website: http://www.foxsports.com
Added: October 20, 2009

 

 
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