Josh Smith: A Flawed but Useful Veteran

Josh Smith signed a NBA contract with his fourth team over the summer, agreeing to a one-year deal after spending last year with Detroit and Houston. It’s a bit jarring to see him as a nomad since his career began with Atlanta and he spent nine seasons there. Then again, this is a guy who has…

Los Angeles Clippers: Will A Good Summer Lead To A Title?

Things were looking very promising for the Los Angeles Clippers during last season’s playoffs. Up 3-1 against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semi-finals, it looked like the Clippers might finally find their way into the Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The Clippers have been knocked out of the Conference…

Clippers Chemistry A Question Mark

ESPN took a hard look at the Clippers roster and considered the moving pieces volatile enough to blow up. They ranked the Clippers 5th in their team turmoil poll, the only contender in the top 5. Perception is reality here; things can go awry with Lance Stephenson on deck. His moodiness and temper and irascible…

Josh Smith Says You’re Wrong

Josh Smith’s entry into Clipper-land was the second biggest Clippers story of the summer. His story was not as dramatic as the DeAndre Jordan exit/mind change/ house arrest. But it was compelling that Josh Smith took less money to come to the Clippers, rejecting the Houston Rockets offer because, in his words, the Clippers can win…

Fitting Josh Smith In

If the Clippers had added Josh Smith two years go when Josh Smith was a star and a free agent, maybe they would have been on to something. But in two years time Josh Smith has fallen off the map. His scoring efficiency has deserted him, gone south. His insertion into the Clippers cast of…