Playoff teams likely to go after Dj via trade

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#1 Apr 15, 2018 4:14pm
V-Ice
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Playoff teams likely to go after Dj via trade

The following teams would likely trade for Dj if they failed to get far in the playoffs. Portland, Milwaukee, Boston, Toronto, and Minnesota. These teams would need there interior defense to improve, even though we know as Clipper fans that Dj doesn’t make that much of a difference on defense.
Apr 15, 2018 6:15pm
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Start by explaining why a team would want a one year rental on DJ?

Apr 16, 2018 10:23am
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source?

Apr 16, 2018 10:59am
ClipperSisyphus
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Do we tell DJ he will be a Clipper for life to get him to opt in?

Apr 16, 2018 11:22am
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ClipperSisyphus wrote:

Do we tell DJ he will be a Clipper for life to get him to opt in?

We might need a statue for this one. 

Just...make it out of some sort of light material please. Like styrofoam. Something easily portable. 

Apr 16, 2018 2:04pm
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V-Ice wrote:
we know as Clipper fans that Dj doesn’t make that much of a difference on defense.

 

That's an opinion, not a fact.

Apr 17, 2018 3:08am
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nuraman00 wrote:

V-Ice wrote:
we know as Clipper fans that Dj doesn’t make that much of a difference on defense.

 

That's an opinion, not a fact.

Good point. Most of the time DJ does make a LOT of difference on defense!

Apr 19, 2018 8:37am
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Minnesota could use Dj big time to get some boards......
Apr 19, 2018 9:33am
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nuraman00 wrote:

V-Ice wrote:
we know as Clipper fans that Dj doesn’t make that much of a difference on defense.

 

That's an opinion, not a fact.

Interesting topic for debate: is DJ really a difference maker on defense? DJ isn't bad on defense. That is, he's not Carmelo Anthony or Blake Griffin, whom have absolutely no defense. However, he isn't an elite defender like Shane Barrier in his prime, Tony Allen, or Draymond Green. These names I mentioned are elite, and they are capable of disrupting even the best scorers...DJ clearly isn't that. However, he has built a reputation over the years as a good defender, why? Well, most of the league doesn't get to watch DJ the way we do. In fact, their extent of knowledge on DJ stems from game highlights where he swats a ball into the Pacific Ocean, but do blocks alone make a player elite on defense, No! True defense means staying with your man and holding him to less than his scoring averages, this doesn't describe DJ at all. In fact, against elite centers he does very little to stop them. I would say that DJs effect on defense is vastly exaggerated. Again, he's not bad, but he's certainly not a true elite defender. And when you factor his salary, DJ is a downright bad investment. His best attributes are fools gold when you factor some things in. DJs supporters like to point to his scoring percentage. He has often led the league in FG%, which seems great until you consider that all of that is off dunks. Then they point to rebounding, but those numbers are also suspect since he neglects his defensive coverage in order to position himself for a rebound. DJ at 10-12 million per year is fine, but for 22 mill a year you expect better than what DJ produces. This is why Jerry West has been trying to find a taker for him. West recognizes that in today's NBA a player being given max or near max money needs to do more than what DJ currently does. Ballmer echoed this sentiment when he said that the CP3 era clippers were not conducive to success in the NBA, and that players need to have more than one skill.
Apr 19, 2018 9:48am
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DJ's job isn't to shut anybody down.  That is for the Draymond Green's and Kawhi Leonard type of defenders.  His job is to get defensive rebounds and provide help defense for other players who can't stay in front of their man.  If Teodosic can't stay in front of opposing point guards he is supposed to pick up that guy in the key and prevent him from getting a layup hence leaving his own man open for a layup.  Our team defense has been lousy this season but mainly it is because our guards and forwards have been lousy defenders.  Not DJ's fault that they can't stop anybody.  If we had good perimeter defenders then DJ would do fine guarding a conventional center and getting defensive rebounds.  Well worth 22 million a year but going higher than that maybe not.

Apr 19, 2018 12:47pm
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I think perimeter defense is the most important defense.

 

But for the right price, then Jordan's contributions are valuable.

 

And it's also about roster contruction.  If Teodosic is on the team, then make sure Beverley is also healthy.