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How will the fans react to Baron's first return to the Oracle?

Poll ended at Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:29 pm

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:29 pm
Los Angeles Clippers (15 - 50) @ Golden State Warriors (23 - 43)

Start time: 7:30 PM PST @ The Oracle Arena
Local TV: CSN Bay Area (Also available in HD)

Probable starters for the Golden State Warriors:
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C - Ronny Turiaf
PF - Brandan Wright
SF - Kelenna Azubuike
SG - Jamal Crawford
PG - Monta Ellis

Probable starters for the Los Angeles Clippers:
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C - Chris Kaman
PF - Zach Randolph
SF - Al Thornton
SG - Eric Gordon
PG - Baron Davis

Team leaders:
PPG - S. Jackson (21.5) | Z. Randolph (22.2)
RPG - A. Biedrins (11.5) | M. Camby (12.1)
APG - S. Jackson (6.5) | B. Davis (7.8)
SPG - S. Jackson (1.5) | B. Davis (1.8)
BPG - R. Turiaf (2.2) | M. Camby (2.3)
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I've been a Warriors fan since they traded Chris Webber. Can you imagine how that's like....
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:40 pm
Jackson is out for this so I hope the lineup will be:

Ellis
Crawford
Randolph
Wright
Turiaf
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:24 pm
Abyss Impact wrote:Jackson is out for this so I hope the lineup will be:

Ellis
Crawford
Randolph
Wright
Turiaf


Why would you want Randolph at the 3? Clearly his main assets are rebounding and shot-blocking.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:33 pm
YEAAH BARON BACK IN THE BAY!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:09 pm
lol Baron does interview, donut in hand

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:41 pm
I bet a lot of boo's will come from fans who think Baron lied to us about his return. :oops:
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:58 pm
between Baron and Gordon, the clips probably have the toughest back court in the league. by tough I mean physically tough.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:49 am
The key to winning this game is making sure Eric Gordon doesn't go off on us like the previous game.
I've been a Warriors fan since they traded Chris Webber. Can you imagine how that's like....
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:05 pm
JayPat wrote:
Abyss Impact wrote:Jackson is out for this so I hope the lineup will be:

Ellis
Crawford
Randolph
Wright
Turiaf


Why would you want Randolph at the 3? Clearly his main assets are rebounding and shot-blocking.


Most of the board wants this guy to play the 3. I can see, only because it would allow AR to play alongside BWright.....but I just dont see how putting the ball in his hands and trying to make him more of a perimeter player is a good thing.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:23 pm
AR played SF at LSU... He has a solid mid-range shot. Developing an outside shot is one of the easiest things to do in all of basketball. All it takes is good technique, concentration, and repetition. Of these things, I would be most worried about concentration when it comes to AR. But really, SFs don't need to be lights-out from three point land. I'd rather have a guy who can drive, play defense, and make the occasional jumper. AR is that guy.

I don't see what so bad about having an interior/defensive SF... God knows we could use the presence inside.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:02 pm
"Always" Next wrote:
JayPat wrote:
Abyss Impact wrote:Jackson is out for this so I hope the lineup will be:

Ellis
Crawford
Randolph
Wright
Turiaf


Why would you want Randolph at the 3? Clearly his main assets are rebounding and shot-blocking.


Most of the board wants this guy to play the 3. I can see, only because it would allow AR to play alongside BWright.....but I just dont see how putting the ball in his hands and trying to make him more of a perimeter player is a good thing.


Most of the people on this board want him to play the 3 EVENTUALLY, as in 3 or 4 years down the road, not tomorrow.

Man people have reading comprehension issues.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:07 pm
Captain_Jack wrote:
"Always" Next wrote:
JayPat wrote:
Abyss Impact wrote:Jackson is out for this so I hope the lineup will be:

Ellis
Crawford
Randolph
Wright
Turiaf


Why would you want Randolph at the 3? Clearly his main assets are rebounding and shot-blocking.


Most of the board wants this guy to play the 3. I can see, only because it would allow AR to play alongside BWright.....but I just dont see how putting the ball in his hands and trying to make him more of a perimeter player is a good thing.


Most of the people on this board want him to play the 3 EVENTUALLY, as in 3 or 4 years down the road, not tomorrow.

Man people have reading comprehension issues.


Take a look Cap at most everybodies projected lineups and they have AR and BW in the lineup together.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:11 pm
"Always" Next wrote:
Captain_Jack wrote:
"Always" Next wrote:
JayPat wrote:
Abyss Impact wrote:Jackson is out for this so I hope the lineup will be:

Ellis
Crawford
Randolph
Wright
Turiaf


Why would you want Randolph at the 3? Clearly his main assets are rebounding and shot-blocking.


Most of the board wants this guy to play the 3. I can see, only because it would allow AR to play alongside BWright.....but I just dont see how putting the ball in his hands and trying to make him more of a perimeter player is a good thing.


Most of the people on this board want him to play the 3 EVENTUALLY, as in 3 or 4 years down the road, not tomorrow.

Man people have reading comprehension issues.


Take a look Cap at most everybodies projected lineups and they have AR and BW in the lineup together.


Sure they do, that would be our ideal line-up, that doesn't mean they want it tomorrow...and remember I said MOST of the board, not everyone. There are a few people that severely overestimate AR's abilities at the moment.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:50 pm
also remember that being a 3 does not necessarily mean you play on the perimeter. Certainly you will be more perimeter orientated than a 4 or a 5 but really this comes down to defense here. Offense the position is going to matter little.

Offensively all a 3 is going to mean is that he fills one of the wing positions in transition. I think we have seen that he has the ability to fill the wing.

In the half court set, where he positions himself will in large part be determined by who is defending him. If he gets a "big" on him, he will take him on the perimeter and try to take him to the rack or shake him for the mid range shot. This is where he needs to improve. If he has a smaller 3, we will shoot over the top of him (again, an area he needs to improve) or post him up (much like Baron would do against smaller PG's but that did not mean he was playing C when he was posting up).

The problem is more on the defensive side of the ball. If he plays the 3 that means we will have two other bigs in the game which means he will HAVE to defend a perimeter player in most cases which he will have to improve as well.

Keep in mind that KG played 3 much of his career until recently when he had little outside game. But he developed a beautiful midrange game. If AR can do that, he will be a NIGHTMARE matchup at 3!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:31 pm
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