Brand's injury is going to drop them from the standings further than they were last year. And i really think it is twilight time for Sam Cassell.
Corey Maggette is the best scorer on the team and should have been the start of the offense, but Dumbleavy screwed that up. With Brand out, Maggette will finally get the opportunity to take all the shots he wants. I suspect Maggette will average over 27pts a game, if not 30.
Secondly, Maggette is a driving machine. He puts everyone on defense in foul trouble by just touching the ball. With his offense being showcased, he is going to cripple the other team, and the Clippers won't be facing the A squad for 48 minutes a night. They will have to play the third stringers.
Nobody is discussing Thornton for some reason, but he is a piece of lean beef who can play the 2-4. There's no good reason why he can't have a good season.
The Clippers won't be able to substitute any single player for Elton Brand, but they should be able to get by with smart coaching* and some effort**.
* not likely
** even less likely
"Kobe-stopper" doesn't even get his shot against the crosstown team.
he sure did wonders for the Clips didn't he?
yeah, what a mess. this is just like when odom went down...the team is going to implode and the season is lost.
we'll lose magette to FA and brand will finish up next year and jet. then we'll have the lamond murray/mo taylor lame-stars...
i hate Dumbleavy, he ****ing tanked last season because he wanted his ****head son who can't even carry Magette's jock.
Good call, Mr. Barlow.