og15 wrote:You can't help but go at Paul George can you? Even if he's not playingRingColluder wrote:Best game of the season!
My concern is Paul George's ball stopping and "me first" play coming back as this was some of the best ball movement and team effort I've seen in 2 years. Very very good game.
That's all I have to say. Everyone for the most part played exactly how they will need to to be a championship team.
This team is getting my hopes up, but fo the first time since the beginning of the season, I see a vision where the Clippers can actually win the championship this year.
I wouldn't call PG a ball stopper. Kawhi is more of a ball stopper. PG has more issues with disappearing than with ball stopping.
In that interview about the Rondo trade, Frank was talking about how much we rely on those 2 to initiate our offense. But obviously they carry the major scoring load as well, so I think there's a fine line there for both players.
Our overall offensive numbers are great and our 3PT shooting has been phenomenal which requires open looks, so I guess on the whole we can't criticize Kawhi and PG too much about ball stopping. I do think this is where adding that experienced true point guard can help re-distribute the ball handling a bit. We didn't hurt our defense in the trade, and the continued good play of Mann/Jackson/Kennard makes up for loss in scoring.