Submitted by mburke on October 1, 2012 - 7:13pm
An in-depth mini-series following Clippers Training Camp
Submitted by mburke on October 1, 2012 - 3:50pm
Grant Hill says he's impressed by his new teammates
The progress may be incremental, but veteran guard Chauncey Billups is getting closer to a full-time return to the court.
Less than eight months removed from surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon, Billups, who is entering his 16th NBA season, is participating in non-contact drills and 5-on-0 sets with the offense.
One of the early themes from training camp is Blake Griffin’s new jump shot.
After spending about two months working with shooting coach Bob Thate, the superstar, who has averaged 21.7 points per game through his first two seasons in the league, says he already feels more comfortable taking, and making, shots from the perimeter.
Submitted by mburke on September 30, 2012 - 6:19pm
Blake Griffin is feeling good and impressing his teammates
Lamar Odom held court after practice Sunday, speaking to the media for more than 15 minutes. The conversation ranged from his opinion on how to measure greatness to Blake Griffin’s need to take more shots from the perimeter. Here are some of Odom’s most noteworthy comments.
On Blake Griffin developing as a jump shooter:
DeAndre Jordan’s presence is undeniable.
It is evident when he spins off the rim after an alley-oop; the ones where he catches the ball with two hands, more than 4-feet above the rim before throwing it down; evident in the way he treats most blocked shots like a volleyball spike; and equally evident in the way the fifth-year center carries himself.
He’s vivacious, enthusiastic, and genuinely well-liked.
Submitted by mburke on September 29, 2012 - 6:04pm
LACtv recaps the Clippers first day of training camp
DAY 7: CLIPPERS RUN TOWARDS PRESEASON DEBUT