Even though the Clips are currently 5-18 and are coming off a one-point loss to the Lakers last night, there are good things to focus on.
-Blake Griffin has 16 double-doubles in the season including 10 in a row (including last night). He has bumped his scoring average to over 20 per game, including a career-high 44 against the Knicks on Nov 20. He’s still in line for the Rookie of the Year Award and routinely has Sportcenter-type plays on a nightly basis – many of which are dunks – including this display against the Knicks.
-Eric Gordon has scored 20 or more points every game this season except one (19 points against Indiana) and has scored 24 in the three of the last four games. His season high is 32 points (against the Knicks) and 11 assists (in a loss against the Spurs on Nov 1.).
-Chris Kaman is the third-highest scorer on the team with over 10 ppg, but he’s only played in 10 games due to a sprained ankle.
The team is one of the youngest in the league and is dogged by injuries so far, which are hindering the veterans. Baron Davis is the most seasoned veteran (11 years experience), but he has been nursing a leg injury all year and has just returned recently. Kaman is a seven-year vet and also hampered by injuries. The rest of the starters or higher-minute players include Rasual Butler (8 years), Randy Foye (also previously injured), 4 years; Gordon (who missed time due to an injury) and Jordan (2 years each), Al-Farouq Aminu, Eric Bledsoe and Griffin (rookies).