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Griffin and Jordan make Hoopshype list of Top 10 disappointments of the season

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by Eddie Johnson 7. DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers I heard a Clipper announcer joke when Jordan scored his first basket ever outside the paint in the NBA this season. His teammates made fun about it. His response was, "I have scored because I have made free throws." Oh really, so he boasts about making 49 percent of his free throws? Jordan should have been embarrassed and gotten into the gym determined to build on something that should already be a part of his arsenal. I would expect a player with freakish athletic skills to at least make progress outside of dunking the ball and blocking shots. Jordan is stagnant and seems to be content, which is disappointing. 3. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers There is no doubt Griffin is a monster you have to deal with every night. He works extremely hard and because of that he will consistently put up All-NBA numbers. But there are two characteristics in his game that will need drastic improvement for the Clippers to have any chance of winning a first-round playoff series. I watch Griffin shoot free throws and I cringe at the poor mechanical execution from beginning to end. There is no way he should be shooting 55 percent from the line with his athletic ability to change it. Also, we highlight and boast about his tremendous dunks, but he averages less than one block and steal a game. The Clippers will go into the playoffs with the most dominant in-the-paint finishers in DeAndre Jordan and Griffin, but will not run a play for them because they can’t shoot free throws.

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