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Shouldn't the Clippers Run More?

Hello all,

I have been following the Clippers on and off since the 1988-89 season and have been reading this blog for a few years now but I have never participated in it before.

According to the stats the Clippers are 26th in the NBA in pace. Why? They have great athletes in the starting lineup who can run. I think it is indisputable that a running offense would make DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin better offensive players. I think that by not running that we are wasting their full potential (Even with Blake's numbers he could be even better). Yes, the Clippers are 4th I think in offensive efficiency but that doesn't mean that they are getting the best possible offense. The shot clock often seems to be running down to the end before a shot is taken. Is that a recipe for good offense? The Clippers also go though lulls where they can't score. This indicates that the offense is not as good as many think.

Isn't it correct that if the pace is too slow for a team compared to their opponents then the less efficient team can still score more points. In any case there is always room for improvement and I think that making an effort to run more would make this a better team. A suggestion that I think would help in this regard is to play Eric Bledsoe much more. He is certainly better defensively than some of our other guards. I noticed that when he plays it takes the opponent longer to get into their offense. He forces turnovers which helps both offense and defense and he pushes the ball which leads to the possibility of easy shots.

What do you guys think?

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