Even Tyronn Lue is not above the overreaction in the early season. Almost in the same breath as coach Clippers assures reporters that his team’s offense, which ranks among the worst in the league, will be fine, he admits that his repetitive bricks thrown into the house of patience and perseverance are starting to creep into his vest.
“It’s pretty hard,” Lue said Sunday Shearing shears‘ offensive colors. “If you play well and you get the lightning you want to get and you don’t do it, does that require change? That’s the biggest thing you go back and forth with. “
Head to ka 1-4 start, The Clippers are far from panicking, but are still looking for ways to launch their stagnant attack. Lue said he will play with rotations to save years of drought as he plays on Paul George is on the bench. The coach will prepare something new for Monday’s game at the Staples Center against Oklahoma City, but has omitted further details.
The Clippers have the fourth least effective attack in the league and have scored less than 100 points in consecutive games in 41 games for the first time.
It’s not about shooting badly, said striker Terance Mann, only the shots don’t fall. While the coaching staff relocates the teams and seeks an answer, the players remain impatient, thanks to a veteran leadership that is “cool, calm and collected,” Mann said.
In the foreground is George, who has to carry the load to Kawhi Leonard may return after a knee injury. George scored 42 points and eight rebounds in the Clippers. Defeat at Portland with 111: 92 on Friday and averages 27.6 points per game.
“PG was phenomenal, man,” Mann said, adding that George’s productivity is inspiring. “He did a great job of leading us both in attack and defense. … You can’t say much about PG. He did a great job [doing] his work and what he has to do to keep us in every game from night to night. ”
Help could soon arrive with Serge Ibaka (back) and Marcus Morris (knee). The veteran strikers took part in Sunday’s match before training five-on-five to test their fitness and showed no signs of injury. Lue wasn’t sure about the timetable for their return, but was positive about their progress.
Vs. Oklahoma City
When: Monday, 7.30 p.m.
V ether; Live: TV: Bally Sports; Radio: 570, 1220
Upgrade: The Thunder (1-5), who have yet to win away, have the final pitch, including former Clippers chef Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and rookie Josh Giddey, a 19-year-old who was on the overall sixth set in July. Gilgeous-Alexander turned the ball over to just 8.7% of his possession, which is the third lowest level in the league among qualifying points, according to Cleaning the Glass. Giddey has recorded 34 of Oklahoma City’s 119 assists, placing him in the 100th percentile among all players this season, as have Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Ricky Rubio. 1-4 The Clippers don’t just want to rely on Paul George in attack (27.6 points per game), but without a reliable second scorer he was left to create more often for himself. He takes five three-pointers out of dribbling per game and scores 28%, almost two more than last season’s average, but accuracy has dropped by 12 percentage points.