The team had a very poor showing, but it's a little too early to think about panicking....the season hasn't even started yet.
My main concern is not the new guys, it is DJ. He has not improved at all, I'd actually say he has regressed. Even something that he has a lot of control over has not changed: he has the exact same body, no muscle gained what-so-ever. Now onto his game....footwork? the same. His body control? I'd argue worse. Court awareness? Definitely has not improved. Free throw shooting? Awful...like always. What has he been doing during the off season? I look at his counterpart McGee...guy has filled out, built some post moves, looks very controlled out there....light years ahead of DJ. I really like DJ, but it does not seem like he is developing at all.
Aminu - very sobering. Prior to picking him I thought he had high bust potential. Then I hopped on the bandwagon and got into him once the Clips picked up (typical overvaluing your own players type thing). Watching him in game 1, he looks like a career role player. Definitely not going to help the team right off the bat. Clips are going to have to rely on Gomes for at least a WHOLE season.
Sofo disappointed like I figuredhe would.
Caner-Medley looked good. Sign him up, not super athletic, but the guy knows how to play.
Warren got into it later in the game. Jury is still out.
Bledsoe showed some real combo guard skills. Needs to work on handles and how to protect the ball. Definitely not ready to play the point yet.
Overall, none of these guys are NBA starter ready based on game 1. This is worrisome as our current lineup needs one of these guys to be outstanding right away if the Clippers plan to even make a playoff run this year.
Clips needed Aminu to be special, which he does not seem to be at the moment.