Yep game 1 against the Spurs when the Clippers got blown out.
23 points on 63% shooting with 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in just 27 minutes.
Eric has the potential to be a top 5 defensive PG, on offense he's very inconsistent but I think he'll be a solid starter in the NBA. I don't see him becoming an All-Star but I wouldn't say it's impossible.
I think steal of the draft may be a stretch, but yes I do think Sullinger was a steal at 21, I didn't expect him to make it to us. I don't think he'll be an All-Star but I think he will be a very solid starter for us. I never said he was too small to be good at PF, I know that for a fact. Also I never said he wasn't worth the trouble, I just said the last thing we need is another injury prone player if his back turns out to be a significant problem.
No it won't be sad to see Mo go. Chauncey > Mo and I'd much rather have Eric Bledsoe getting Mo's PT. Eric is younger, has more potential, is the much better defender and is a decent offensive player adding to the fact that Mo went ghost as usual in the playoffs and Eric was obviously the better player. As far as Odom goes, if he's mentally into it like he was with the Lakers then the Clippers just got a steal in that trade, however if they get Dallas Odom, the Clippers look like idiots.
Yes, it is a steal of a trade, but I still really like Mo not necessarily because of all on court reasons.
I mentioned earlier that he is undersized to play against the average 6'6 2 guard in the NBA and will probably be converted into a PG. To be fair regarding his 1.7 assists per game at Duke they had Kendall Marshall dishing and basically running that offense.
Rondo averaged 11.9 assists per game this year leading the league and Russel Westbrook was in tenth with 5.9, pretty big gap there. The list I looked on couldn't separate 1's and 2's so I noticed the only SG's that averaged over 4 APG were Kobe and D. Wade ranking 13 and 14th among all guards. Most of the Lakers' season they didn't have a passing PG, everything ran through Kobe so he naturally is going to have some assists. As far as Wade goes him and LeBron took turns heading the offense.
Rivers is overhyped, but he does have talent. He also has the luxury of having one of the greatest coaches as a father. It can be done, but he will obviously have to work on turning the ball over, offensive awareness and a few other things.
As far as the Curry/J.J. argument, Curry is my pick, by far.
Kendall Marshall played for UNC, but Rivers wasn't being asked to run the point at Duke so his assist numbers are a bit misleading if you are projecting him to play point in the league which most are. I think it will be an adjustment for him, but one he can eventually make. Like I said I like the guy, and hope he finds success.