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Would Doc Consider Blake Coming Off the Bench?


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"There's no law against continuing to let Paul run the show with DeAndre Jordan in the middle and three shooters on the perimeter. And there's no mandate against using Griffin to lead the second unit."(Grant Hughes, NBA featured columnist, Bleacher report March 3, 2016)

Now, there’s enough sample size to show that the Clippers could play competitively against the elite teams without Blake. The victories against the Pacers, Hawks, Bulls, Heat, Spurs (w/o Kawhi), and Thunders supported this.

It is no secret that CP3 is most effective when there is enough space for him to operate and create open shots and good opportunities for the Clips to score on both PNR or perimeter designed offenses. The productivity and efficiency of DJ and JJ increased (of course some of them due to longer playing time) given a wider space for them to execute their plays. CP3 withstanding injuries has most notably elevated his game to being the point god he used to be during these games.

Would Doc consider experimenting to utilize Blake to start his comeback from injury and suspension by coming off the bench?

If Blake could return by March 27 he could have a feel on how this would work for 3 games against Denver and Boston in LA and at Minnesota before we play the Thunders again at Oklahoma on March 31.

As Grant Hughes said in his article "The Clips could two-birds-one-stone this thing and really supercharge their title chances if they're willing to think outside the box."

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