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Clarkson (refuse to call him Jordan)

Discussion in 'Cavs Talk' started by The Red Viper, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Sir'Dom Pointer

    Sir'Dom Pointer All-Star

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    Lol... yeah. Watch his interviews, the guys speech is as monotonous as it gets. He talks like I did when I was on SSRIs.
     
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  2. Heej

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    LOL looking at George Hills interviews now I understand why Pop loved him so much and why he was traded for Kawhi. They have the exact same personality lmaooo. That trade will always be the great what-if of his career to me. He has ALL the skills to be an elite PG in the league but none of the aggressiveness. Had he stayed with Pop on the Spurs I truly believe he would've been a superstar PG.
     
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    And Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Danny Granger on the Pacers [emoji102]


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  4. Jack Brickman

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    Nothing Pops loves like a robot willing to completely buy in to the Spurs system.
     
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    czvo Hall-of-Famer

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    Wrong thread
     
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    Did anyone notice in the Boston game when Hill was running down the left side of the floor and pinned / walked a defender down towards the baseline... which in turn opened up Hood for a wide open shot?

    That seems like something so small, but something so valuable. That's just a veteran play and a play you make to help your team win. That's being unselfish. That's something our other guys that we traded lacked. That's something, along with many other things, that's going to make Hill very valuable to our team.
     
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  7. Sir'Dom Pointer

    Sir'Dom Pointer All-Star

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    Jordan Clarkson was frequently an x-factor for the Lakers this season. He averaged 1.06 points per possession in their 22 wins, akin to ranking in the 84th %ile of all NBA players in efficiency, but 0.882 in losses, associated with the 29th %ile.
     
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  8. Lets_Nance

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    I lived out west for a while so I caught a lot of their games. Clarkson can ball. He played the role of volume scorer there which depressed his numbers. I think he's going to flourish here next to actual NBA vets, where he's going to get wide open looks like he did Sunday.

    He doesn't have the pedigree, so I think when Lonzo hit the scene Laker fans wanted him out for fear he'd block the New Jason Kidd. I was surprised they never warmed up to him. Ironically, his career .443 FG% and .333 3pt% were right in line with Kobe Messiah's .447 and .329.
     
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  9. tonyn

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    Clarkson vs Livingston who wins that matchup
     
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    I almost forgot about that matchup. We finally have someone with size who can guard Livingston. I was worried that would be greens job. I’d rather have him on KD
     
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  11. Jack Brickman

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    I've read some Laker fan responses to Clarkson being traded and it seemed like most of them liked him as a player, but ultimately they understood that he's not a star and so the cap space and potential to bring in two stars is more valuable to them.

    They liked Nance a lot too.
     
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    Loved this guys passion / energy - that's what stood out to me more than anything else. Also he was quite good defensively from what I saw, or at least he certainly has the tools - has great foot quickness, did a nice job playing the passing lanes and getting over screens.

    I imagine his efficiency from 3 will improve also with all the wide open spot-ups he will get.
     
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    He's gonna have games where he will score in bunches no matter what the defense does. And he will have games where he goes 3 for 14. In other words...he's the PERFECT spark plug off the bench. I've always been a big fan of his.
     
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    Yes! I did see that! My immediate thought: "Oh hell yes...this dude is a winner!"
     
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  15. Out of the Rafters at the Q

    Out of the Rafters at the Q Out of the Rafters

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    I'd imagine nearly everyone in the NBA has better splits in wins than losses. To make more sense of these numbers, you have to compare like to like. What percentile would he be when you're looking at other players points per possession in wins only?
     
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