Something I've noticed with Clippers fan is that we are very loyal, exception of Mike Dunleavy. We all seem to hate Mike's gut for putting in Daniel Ewing at a time where we could have made it to the finals. We hate that Mike Dunleavy's slow paced half court offense slows down Baron Davisfast break offence. We also hate the fact that Mike Dunleavy has a problem with any players that want to play "their" game. (Baron, Maggette, you name it!) Hell, remember the time when Dunleavy wanted Kobe? Would Kobe even if in a slow paced Dunleavy offense? But really, we haven't overlooked many of that. But as a fan, I've noticed one thing that we all did overlook; the hardworking, clutch, not as talented-but overachieve, Fred Jones.
Im sure we're all thinking Im crazy. I think i am a bit crazy also, but reality is, I was very intrested watching Fred Jones play. He was unemployed, an ex-former slam dunk champion, and still thought of as an underachiever because of his stats that he compiled. Well, ClipperNation, lets say we all know that stats really dont mean anything.
First off, whats on paper, doesn't nessissary mean it is true. On papr, Kaman gets 10 rebounds( hypothetically speaking,) but watching a game, Kaman let another 5 slip out of his hands. Mike Taylor has horrible stats, but reality, he really didn't play alot of games, and he had an amazing Madison Square Garden Game. The typical "Zach Randolph sucks" chants from ex teams, but really, Zach gets doubled when he gets the ball. Like i said, stats, dont really mean anything.
Lets continue on by saying that Fred Jones really worked hard as a Clipper. Whenever a key steal was needed, Fred Jones took the ball. He made a three even when you didn't expect him to. We'd always look for Novak for the three, Gordon for the steal, and Baron for the assist. But really, did noone at ClipperNation notice that Fred Jones did those in games also?
I really wish Fred Jones will be back. Mardy Collins and Alex Acker can go, but Fred deserves another chance. Alex Acker never did have any chance of playing, but seeing as how this team is completely stacked, how are they even going to fit him in a rotation?
Does anyone else in ClippsNation agree that possibly, Fred should have a chance to be back?
btw sorry for the mistakes, i typed all of this without using Microsoft Word. Thanks for the understanding.