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Déjà vu

This is going to be fun…

 

I remember thinking that when we signed Baron Davis last summer…presumably to team-up with FElton Brand.  Too bad BD forgot to pack his game along with his tighty-whities when he moved here from San Fran.  Oh well.  Maybe he did us a favor by playing so damn poorly by getting us in the position to draft a more physically gifted-harder working version of Michael Beasley…thought it’s probably insulting to BG to be mentioned in the same sentence as that black hole in a Miami Heat uniform.  Dwight/LeBron-lite, may be a better way to describe the guy.  Unlike BD however, there are no question marks re: Griffin’s character and work ethic.  All of us Clippers fans live off of potential…and if you’re picturing what I’m picturing—a healthier, inspired Baron Davis taking the floor with Eric “The Franchise” Gordon, Al Thornton, Blake Griffin, and (pick any of the three bigs from last year).  Wow.  Give the trophy to LeBron already and lets get the next season underway! 

BEST CASE SCENARIO: Randolph finds out that Griffin will likely supplant him in the starting line-up and gets his fat-ass to the gym like he promised.  (He doesn’t realize it yet, but going against Griffin every day in practice and seeing how hard the rookie works at his game will do wonders for Randolph’s game and re-boot his reputation and salvage his NBA legacy as being a cancer to being to a professional NBA player…that is, if he gets out of his own way long enough to do this).   Kaman realizes that the Clippers will become significant in the league again because of all the buzz surrounding Griffin that he’ll stop moping around and gets himself to the gym, along with Randolph.  Baron pictures all of the assist-records he could break with a front court of Griffin and DeAndre Jordan and starts hitting the gym…along with Randolph and Kaman.  Eric Gordon is joined by another professional basketball player from the mid-west with the same work ethic and they quickly form a 1-2 punch that will rival that of Penny-Shaq; Kobe-Shaq; Wade-Shaq; Jordan-Pippen—this will be THE duo to re-boot this sorry franchise of ours.  Al Thornton finds out that he will even be more forgotten next season than he was last season after the emergence of EJ and sets out to show the world that he is worthy of being spoken of in the same sentence as Durant and that he doesn’t need to take a back-seat to EJ or Griffin.  Again, wow… 

IF MDSr decided to go with the youth movement/full-rebuild mode, our youth roster is complete: Mike Taylor at PG; Eric Gordon at SG; Al Thornton at SF; Blake Griffin at PF; and DeAndre Jordan at C.  Personally, I’d like to see Baron, EJ, Blake at SF, Zach at PF, and Kaman 2.0 at C.  Coming off the bench: Mike T & Mardy C at PG; Fred Jones & Alex Acker at SG; Al Thornton & (insert veteran free agent here) at SF, Novak at PF; Camby and DeAndre Jordan at C.  I think that Acker, like a lot of NBA players, can play the game, he just needs playing time. 

All that talent with a season of getting to know each other and a long summer to stew about getting humiliated last year…the best recipe to develop that hunger and turn things around.  We’ll see.  Regardless…this’ll be fun. 

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