Vae Victus wrote:The Clippers need a starting quality SF to make some real noise in the playoffs. Due to how crazy close the playoffs seedings are and how the Clippers actually have a legit shot at the a #5 seed, its hard to find the mins to give to Chandler to get his sea legs back. However i think it's still worthwhile, give Chandler a chance and if it pans out, maybe the Clips can shock the world now that their roster's biggest hole is patched up.
We're probably not going to get it from Chandler but we're not going to get it anywhere else either, so why not try? The rest of our so-called small forwards are 6'5" [Shamet, Temple, Ty, Sindarius] and Green has struggled at the 3. Chandler is 6'8" or so. Doc is walking a tightwire trying to get him 8-10 mpg [minutes that were going to Ty] without losing the game.
If the experiment fails--and it's not looking good--we already know what we'll get from Ty--a lot of effort, but not much size or skill, just the things Chandler might somehow miraculously supply.
- But all in all, it’s been a rough go for Chandler, who has missed 15 of the team’s 45 games. Every time it seems like Chandler might be able to start rolling, another health issue creeps up.
First, it was the hamstring strain that cost him the first nine games of the season. As he was recovering from that, he suffered a bruised quad that lingered. That was followed by the upper-respiratory infection that’s passed through the team.
He appeared to turn a corner in Boston, but in the seven games he played in following the overtime loss to the Celtics, Chandler averaged just 4.7 points and shot 31 percent from the field (23 percent from three).
In Tuesday night’s blowout win over the Timberwolves, the 31-year-old combo forward gave yet another glimpse of what he can provide this team.
He scored 14 points, tied for his second-highest point total of the season. He shot 5 of 7 from the field and 4 of 6 from three. He also added five rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes, showing off the all-around game he can provide.