Well said. Calling him an excellent defender is wildly off base.
On DeAndre Jordan: He is an excellent rebounder, defender, shot blocker and athlete to boot. I chuckle at the folks who say his only offensive ability is to throw down lobs...as if that's an easy offensive ability that should be dismissed outright.The issue is that he's not a great defender, and offensively he is rather limited. This is why his minutes are so limited and why people are hesisitant to trade for him.
Bledsoe can get to the rim at will, is a good defender and has improved his shooting. Bledsoe can't shoot, either.
SMH at threads like this.
People understand that this team isn't going anywhere right now? And doesn't have many, if any, trade pieces?
Hey guys, I know facts are a little tough to accept sometimes when it goes against your pre-conceived narrative but let's start here:
The Clippers give up 104.7 points per 100 possessions with Bledsoe off the court. 101.8 with him on it.
Of course he's not going to get much time in this backcourt. VDN has traditionally always trusted veterans and on a team with the best point guard in the league, Billups, Crawford and Willie Green, of course he will only get 20 minutes a game.
According to 82games, the second best line up for the Clippers outside of the starting line up: Bledsoe-Crawford-Barnes-Odom-Turiaf.
EDIT: I'm a moron and didn't read who you were talking about. You were all referring to Jordan. Not Bledsoe.