CP3 - Can he get along with Griffin or Jordan?
Old 05-19-2015, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First reports of a schism between Paul and Blake and now Jordan....making too much of it?

Report: DeAndre Jordan feuded with Chris Paul over how much he practiced free throws, and it could affect his free agency

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Chris Paul and unrestricted free agent center DeAndre Jordan are reportedly feuding, according to Bill Reiter of Fox Sports.

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All season, multiple sources say, a growing schism emerged between Jordan and point guard Chris Paul, and it could contribute to Jordan's decision to stay or go as a free agent.

Sources say Paul's well-known edginess and drive ground on Jordan's nerves for much of the year. Contributing to the problem was Paul's view that Jordan lacked the appropriate commitment to working on his free throws, including not working enough with the Clippers shooting coach on that issue, sources said.

Jordan shot a dismal 39.7% on free throws this year. He was so bad that the Spurs and Rockets both turned to a "hack-a-Jordan" strategy where they intentionally fouled him every possession for long stretches of games.

It's unclear whether any of this matters. Paul was reportedly feuding with Blake Griffin in 2013, and things have been fine between the two ever since. But "a league source familiar with the inner workings of the Clippers organization" told Reiter that the Paul rift is part of the reason it's possible that Jordan leaves the team in free agency this summer.

Jordan is eligible for a five-year deal with more than $100 million from the Clippers. Considering the team's current roster situation and the fact that the salary cap is set to explode in 2016-17, it stands to reason that the Clippers are going to give him a max offer.

He'd have to take less money if he left (four years, ~$80 million). It's also hard to believe he'd find a team that gives him a better chance to win a title.

Even if there is a Jordan-Paul feud, it'd have to be really, really bad if Jordan was willing to sacrifice money and a title opportunity to leave.
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Sorry, wrong place to put this...
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, wrong place to put this...
I thought we were getting all three.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Jordan, Blake and CP3 for Val, Ross, 2016 NY and our own pick, and GV


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I was watching SportsNation on Monday and Max was suggesting since CP3 is 30 now they should trade him because Griffin and Jordan are closer in age to each other and can continue to grow together. I'm not sure I agree with that but there would be alot of teams who would love to have CP3. First team that comes to mind is Sacramento if they could build around DC,RG and CP3. Collison B-Mc a couple of 1st's and a big would definitely have to go to LA in return.
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There's no reason why CP3 can't extend his prime to and past 35 years old with his play style, unless he stays on LAC and they don't improve their roster where he then has to play 34 MPG for 90+ games every season, which is what he did this year.

So I guess that I answered my own argument.

But really, it comes down to the players around these 3. Doc the GM has been awful in putting talent around them with the way he's tried to construct this team. He played Dudley with a torn up knee last year because of their lack of depth, and then subsequently traded Dudley AND A 1ST to loosen their cap at Dudleys lowest value point thanks to Doc running him into the ground. Then he signs Hawes with the cap that he created, and subsequently discontinues playing him despite him being by far their best chance of them having a serviceable big behind DJ/Griffin.

Outside of stating the obvious in Doc signing a bunch of has beens for their bench rotation the past two seasons, if you want to go back further, trading Bledsoe for Redick and Dudley was so awful, it's not even worth discussing.
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