FanPost

Reasons To Stay Calm, Not Lose Hope

From reading Ramona's posts here's what I understand.

Paul Davis got hurt.
We need a fill in point guard like crazy. Who can we cut? Paul Davis. He's the only one with a non guaranteed contract. The Clippers love him but they need a PG right now and he's the odd man out (plus he's hurt so...)

Fred Jones was playing well but he got hurt too!
Can't take chances keeping around a guy that might be hurt for who knows how long? Poor guy. I liked him, too. Ramona says if he gets healthy they can sign him back (to a ten day?)

The 7'1" Cheikh Samb pickup?
Wow. I can only agree with CS that there must be some sort of trade on the horizon. OR OR OR OR maybe he's just a PDiddy replacement that can be waived later? Maybe Dunleavy is shuffling healthy bodies? Waive Samb when Paul Davis returns to health and pick him back up? Crazy! But who knows how bad P Diddy is hurt...

Anyhow with all the madness I'm staying calm because of what Dunleavy has done as a GM so far this year...

  • Drafted Gordon - WIN WIN WIN
  • Drafted Jordan -  Potential WIN 50/50 on this one. Can't say he looks really bad, but can't say he looks good either. Have you seen Oden play? He doesn't impress me that much more than Jordan, so what does that say?
  • Drafted Taylor - Very Potential WIN - he's looked great at times and his energy and effort are consistent
  • Maggette gone - No loss, he's hurt anyway - WIN
  • Elton gone - No loss, he's hurt anyway and has a 50/50 chance of getting hurt again even when he gets back - WIN
  • Baron for $$ - in a major slump, but you gotta think his play can only improve (how could it get any worse? Stil better than Dickau, Knight, Richie "Where's He" Frahm or a still not even playing Livingston, right?) - MAYBE A WIN IN THE FUTURE - Was a gamble I would've taken too.
  • Camby for FREE - WIN WIN WIN
  • Zach for Cuttino and Thomas -  Cuttino forced to retire, Tim's hurt - we get back a 30/10 guy in a week - WIN WIN WIN
  • Mardy for Free - basically a throw in that's actually filling in OK for us - Minor WIN
  • Somehow finds and signs Fred Jones. Obviously he got hurt but how did Dunleavy magically manage to find this guy, knowing he had the ability to help the team? He's a decent player and was making positive contributions for being thrown into the fire from day one of his signing. Amazing.

So for as much as I hate Dunleavy's offensive sets and some of his coaching decisions, I have to say he's done a great job so far this year as a GM. So who knows what he's got going on but I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Whether he trades Baron, Camby, Kaman or whomever else (except maybe Gordon) I'm going to stay positive about the future of the Clips. It's obvious this year is gone but they can build a really, really good team for next year.

If he makes another move like the Camby for Free thing, I'll be ecstatic.

If he makes another Korolev move, then I'll start the ranting - "Fire Dunleavy - Both of Them!"

 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Clips Nation

You must be a member of Clips Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clips Nation. You should read them.

Join Clips Nation

You must be a member of Clips Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clips Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker