Come on Mike, I'm of looking at our slow team when we have lottery picks just sitting on the bench.
Clark coming out of college
- Mismatch Potential
- Pick and roll play
- Transition play
- Ability to create own shot
- Ball-handling skills w/either hand
- Excellent hands
- Ability to contest shots
- Lateral quickness
- Pick and roll defense
- Shot-blocking skills
- Versatility to defend multiple positions
- Huge upside
- Positional versatility
- Court vision
- Passing skills
- Body control
- Excellent first step
- NBA body
- Size for position
- Offensive rebounding
- Go-to scoring mentality
- Stuck between 3 and 4
- Turnover prone
- Back to basket scoring
- Off-ball defense
- Not productive enough
- Ability to finish through contact
- 3-point shooting percentages
- Ability to shoot off the dribble
- Free throw shooting
- Low shooting percentages
From DraftExpress.com a credible draft site.
Clark would be in for the garbage areas our starting team lacks. Defense, lateral quickness why do you think we don't get loose balls, force turnovers. We can't be old and slow at every positions. Sure Gasol is a good passer at this point, but Clark isn't bad at this point, that Gasols biggest strength. Clark is a big 6'10 he can guard opposing 4's. Gasol is just too slow now to be a power forward. Did you guys not see Blake Griffin just blow right passed him. It's not that Gasol doesn't care, he just isn't quick enough. Earl is a athletic player we need in our starting lineup. If we are are to sub in Jordan Hill who is a better rebounder then Clark but less offensive game. Suddenly our 4 spot looks young and athletic.
Look at this rotation when players return
Dwight hopefully we be back to full strength by the playoffs if we want to have a chance. Regardless he is a still one of the more mobile and athletic players at his position this season. I know Gasol makes so much but when he gets back I would want him as this teams 6th man. His minutes will be down, but he is a team player and I would like to see him go against back up bigs, or tired bigs and be force fed the ball while on the court against the second team
Playing next to Howard will allow Clark to play the 4. Clark isn't the best shooter at3pt range as a 3 but he can make that elbow jumper. Like I started earlier he can bring some needed D and youth to the starting lineup. Perhaps injuries were a blessing in the disguise. Clark won't be a go to scoring option but get garbage points and can play good pick and roll defense. Gasol is just a liability at the 4 now. We need more mobility! Hill will see plenty of minutes and will continue to provide energy
When the playoffs start I think World Peace is going have to log in 40 minutes a game. He still is a great defender capable of playing tough Defense against the other teams best wing. Suddenly a front court of Howard, Clark, MWP looks imposing. MWP has been hitting his shots when he isn't having to create. I would like to bring him off the bench but we lack other options, idk how Morris will provide in the big lights. Ebanks is knucklehead. I wish we could add another wing that can score (cough cough CDR, or TERRENCE WIlliams). I hope Mike gives Ebanks one more chance in a couple spot minutes, maybe Jamison can do something at the 3. Area of concern of the depth, which I hope Mitch can address. But we do have a solid defender of wings in Kobe
Kobe is the man still. He can score with the best of them. He is still a good athlete, good defender when he zones in, but in the regular season he has lapses. Both him and Nash are not great defensive players or the quickest at their position. Which makes me want to surround them with other Defensive minded players D12, Clark, MWP. Depending on match ups Kobe can take on the lesser wing, to save energy on offense. Only concern would be against star guards CP3, Westbrook where we might go more smaller to slide Kobe at the 3 and play a Morris or Blake to guards a point. Meeks is an average defenders who needs to know his limits. Work on his jumper with Kobe in am too! We aren't in bad shape here
Nash, Blake or Duhon
Nash is great on offense but defensive is another story. I say since we are an older team we run a unconventional 10 man rotation in the playoffs or down the stretch.We don't have a ball hawk defender at the 1 spot like an Avery Bradley or Bledsoe. But if we run our rotations smarter ala, Bench Gasol, Increase Hill minutes, start Clark, add another athletic wing, work on help D, build chemistry, might be able to overcome this disadvantage. Alot of variables go into play with our back up 1 spot, does Morris fade out I do like his defense but im not sold on him yet, will Blake contribute. We have Bodies.
Bench Gasol, Increase Hill minutes, start Clark, get healthy, add another athletic wing, work on help D, build chemistry on both sides of the ball. I think we can sneak in the playoffs and see what happens when we are there
Last edited by Vlade_12
on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Playoff rotation! Bring Casspi or Ariza back home for a Title Run Mitch!!!