Darren Collison going to Clippers

Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby Finwë on Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:05 pm

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Darren Collison, I'm told, is going to the Clippers. Done deal. Two-year deal, player option in Year 2

Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine 30min
With no sign-and-trade workable between Mavs and Clips, Collison opting to take portion of Clippers' MLE for chance to go back to LA area

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RT @ramonashelburne: @ESPNSteinLine believe Barnes took less so Clips could do this
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby Finwë on Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:09 pm

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Like to welcome a fellow #Bruin to the #clips @Darren_Collison great pick up!
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby therealdeal on Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:10 pm

Wow. A PORTION of the mini-MLE? Jesus Christ.

We're getting the middle finger all across the league. :man10:
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby v1n5anity on Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:27 pm

Apparently it's for 1.9M per year. Wow.
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby lakersyunowin on Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:29 pm

nobody wants to be here anymore
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby therealdeal on Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:37 pm

Not right now, no. We're not a hot destination at all.

Next summer things will look better though when we hit the reset button.
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby Ras Algethi on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:10 pm

Damn, I would have loved Collison here.
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:22 pm

therealdeal wrote:Wow. A PORTION of the mini-MLE? Jesus Christ.

We're getting the middle finger all across the league. :man10:


pretty much :man10:

That Clippers team isn't looking too bad now, especially positions 1-3
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby gill on Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:45 pm

lakersyunowin wrote:nobody wants to be here anymore


It's for 2 seasons though. We can only afford to give out 1 year rentals.
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:19 pm

lakersyunowin wrote:nobody wants to be here anymore


And that's because everyone realizes the leadership in Buss Jr is a joke. Anyone with a brain would not have hired Datoni. It's a domino effect. Howard didn't believe in the system and rightfully so. He bolted. Now our rep has taken a big hit. Buss Jr is killing this team.
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:21 pm

therealdeal wrote:Not right now, no. We're not a hot destination at all.

Next summer things will look better though when we hit the reset button.


As long as Buss jr is running things, i don't expect things to change all of a sudden. We are obviously one of the destinations but no longer THE destination like in the past. The mystiques is gone with Buss dumbo Jr and the death of Buss Sr.
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby Finwë on Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:47 am

Clippers looking good. IMO they need one more move: trade Jordan for a big that can shoot and has some skills. Maybe Ryan Anderson.
Jordan is almost Blake Griffin v2, only even less skilled. I don't think they can get over the hump with two bigs that can't:
-shoot FTs
-shoot in general
-be counted on to make a winning play 1 on 1
-play above average D considering their way above average athleticism

I'd trade Jordan for Anderson, or Ilyasova, or someone like that. Someone who plays the 4 and moves Griffin to the 5, who can shoot, who has some skills.
I think doing that and signing one or two guys as backups (maybe Speights or someone like that) and they could be a Finals bound team under Rivers.
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:07 am

^^^^ good luck with your inside defense with Blake as the C ... but yeah the idea is to play Griffin down low on O and have a PF who can shoot the midrange J ... Floppers would be nearly unstoppable on O with Anderson ... but would get killed on the other end ...
That's why KG (even well past his prime) would have great for them ... play the 5 defensively and stretch the floor on the other end.

Figuring it out the 4-5 dynamic is their last step to become a serious title contender ... won't be easy though .
CP3 and Griffin always suspect shape going into the playoffs is the other huge limitation
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby Finwë on Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:46 am

^ of course D is a concern. But that's where you study teams like SAS. Not like they don't have good 1 on 1 defenders, but their strength as a team defensively is that they play togheter, they play smart, and they force you to take shots you don't feel are the best for you, make you uncomfortable.
I think Rivers should really think of it like that. Team D, playing the scouting report to the letter, helping and rotating.

Duncan is a fantastic defender, but he's not even close to Griffin athletically. You can't tell me a good coach with a defensive concept based on team play couldn't use Griffin effectively?
IMO it's coaching more than anything else. They have good enough defenders IMO
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby thkthebest on Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:32 am

Griffin may have awesome athleticism, but he's undersized. Unlike other undersized bigs who usually make up for their lack of height with their long wingspan and standing reach, Blake also has short arms.

So, while he can be a good team defender (and he isn't that bad), he'll always have some limitations that his athleticism just won't make up for.
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby kenzo on Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:17 am

therealdeal wrote:Wow. A PORTION of the mini-MLE? Jesus Christ.

We're getting the middle finger all across the league. :man10:

:man6: SERIOUSLY, it's like people are afraid of Jim and Mike or something :bang:
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby JSM on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:58 am

Considering the going rate for FAs this summer, Clipps got a steal.

Meanwhile the Lakers have been reduced to contacting every former Laker in the past 5 years.
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Re: Darren Collison going to Clippers

Postby noobiew on Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:41 am

1.9 million for Darren Collison ? unreal and so cheap ? :man4:

where do I sign? I want the Lakers to get him ! :man2:

Tough be to a Lakers fan these days, and what a great deal for the Clippers. :man5:
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