I’m not sure if you have noticed but the Clippers have some serious weapons of mass destruction. First, there are the obvious talents of
Neo Blake Griffin.
No one can turn on a sports show without hearing someone trying to analyze the makings of
Neo Blake Griffin. Is he a robot they re-charge every night? The Terminator? Cyborg? I personally think he sees this when he looks at the world…
…but that’s just my opinion.
When asked his thoughts about
Neo Blake, I have no idea what possessed Pau to respond with, “He still hasn’t developed a lot of moves, but he tries to sometimes go over your back or shove you or jump through you, so he’s trying to play his game.”
Meanwhile, Kobe is in the background like this…
Cool. So not only do you want one of the strongest, most athletic, knowledgable and competitive players in the game to kill you in the paint (click here if you missed that), you want him to develop a mid range game so he can kill you all over the court, too?
Pau, next time just keep it positive. Don’t try to take the wheel on the
Neo Blake development questions.
Not to mention, with all of the so-called bullying of
Neo Blake, I think he’s using that as motivation to set rookie records and drop 47 on teams. Raise your hand if you’re waiting for him to react like this…
Well I don’t think that’s coming. He prefers to dominate all the tormentors on the court. Good luck with that one Pau. You too, Lamar. Posey…
Then they have DeAndre Jordan. By picking him up in the second round, I think the Clippers truly came across a diamond in the rough. Take a look at his stats and your first inclination may be to call me crazy. I’ll admit that his stats are far from All Star caliber but stats can be deceiving. Fortunately, looks too.
DeAndre is one of the most athletic centers in the league. At 6’11” he has amazing body control, great hands and coordination. He’s also working on his mid range game.
All you have to do is throw it up, and he can go and get it.
He’s going to be a problem when he really gets in a groove and learns how to play at this level. This is only his second season and he’s already starting a considerable amount more than he has last year and taking more shots. His increase in confidence is definitely a factor in the Clippers’ recent dominance.
The combination of
Neo Blake and DeAndre in the front court is deadly once they get it together. They’re also really close and play ball together all the time so it’s only a matter of time before their cohesion translates on the floor, consistently.
Sidebar: Are there still discussions about
Neo Blake getting the Rookie of the Year/All Star nods? Cut it out. Let him be great.