Do you think Kawhi's "load management" and not taking regular season seriously clashes with Clippers' culture?
Last year, the Clippers were a gritty team that pl狼爹狐子猎豹娘ayed hard night in and night out.
Dogs like Harrell and Beverley taking pride in their hustle and intensity.
Now you get this dude who takes games off and considers the regular season as 82 practices.
[–]Magicpattyice124 148赞1 day ago
I mean Harrell said they aren’t what they should be right now, and I think that at least answers the lost identity part of the question. I also think it’s a team issue not just Kawhi.
[–]Raptorssimonpheenicks 207赞1 day ago
This sub is so desperate for drama its sad.
If you think the clippers are mad th情癜大圣at kawhi has a degenerative knee issue, youre an idiot.
If you think that any of the players are out there thinking "man, things were so much better without kawhi here.Things were so good when we were 'gritty' and had no shot at a championship", youre an even bigger idiot.
[–]TexWinter21 9赞1 day ago
They are definitely mad about the knee issue.
Remember at the beginning of t咒法解禁he year doc蒋远华和赵晓红有一腿 says kawhi is 100% healthy.
And they still wont say hes going to sit out back to backs they just say he isnt at this time.
So it sounds like they are kept in the dark like the raptors were.
Nick nurse wanted kawhi to play back to back after Christmas last season
[–]Teukkabasketball 95赞1 day ago
Some stats for people concerned about the Clippers
5th inpointsper game
6th in defensive rating
3rd in rebounds
1st in second chancepointsper game
Half game away from 2 seed
No need to be concerned about load management, we good.
[–]Raptors46_long 73赞1 day ago
With their two best players missing a combined 20 games. Their offense needs some work but they’re gonna be fine. This is just dumb fucks overreacting to a loss as usual.
[–][CHI] Brian ScalabrineCoachDT 5赞1 day ago
Ahh yes that dumb fucks Montrezl Harrell and Doc Rivers just overreacting to a loss....
[–]cailloutookmyshoe 9赞1 day ago
I think their main issue is missing games and that fucks up with the chemistry tbh.
[–]Raptorswoinf 24赞1 day ago
I like it when /r/nba users pretend to know what a team's culture is like
[–]RaptorsLegalize_Fentanyl 55赞1 day ago
IT WON HIM A TITLE LAST YEAR.
seriously, I don’t understand how this is even an issue.
He刘伊心走光 load managed all last year (after only playing 9 games the year before) and he still hobbled through the last 2 rounds of the playoffs.
If Im a Clippe观月乃雏rs fan, I hope he gets as much rest as possible.
Idc if he sits 41 games, as long as he is ready for the playoffs. PG + last years Clipper team still should be able to finish top 3 in the west.
[–]Trojantrpt 35赞1 day ago
He didn't win a championship by himself dude. The raptors are still fucking legit without him. He just got them over the hump of playoff chokes.
[–]hokiefanatic34 8赞1 day ago
If Kawhi doesn’t put the clamps on the MVP in Games 3-6 they lose in the ECF.
[–]Suns20Babil 11赞1 day ago
The narrative that Kawhi somehow single handedly shut down Giannis is so untrue it frustrates me.
The Raptors scheme of Ibaka, Gasol, Kawhi, and Siakam clogging up the paint and making Bucks take catch and shoot 3s was what managed to shut downATM机喊话吓无限之凤舞九天跑劫匪 the Bucks orbital and singular offense.
[–]alex86ger 1 point 1 day ago
If you win a championship nothing of this matters!h