There is no other way to say it, Randy Foye is the Clippers hottest player. In April, he is averaging 15 points per game and is shooting almost 45% from 3. 9 out of the Clippers 10 games, he has been in double digits, including three games with 20+ points. In a win over Dallas at the beginning of the month, Foye racked up 28 points. This bares the question, where has Foye been all year? Well remember that little “schism” that was apparently going on between the Clips and Del Negro? Foye’s playing time was one of the issues at hand. It is obvious he has taken that as motivation and has proved his worth. At times, people almost forget that Chauncey Billups has been out for the season.
The number one argument people make for the Clippers not being a contender in the postseason is that this team is Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and some lose puzzle pieces. The puzzle is beginning to come together and especially Foye. Now the thought might be, what about Mo Williams or Caron Butler? Mo Williams is a 6th man and is thriving in that spot. Caron Butler, well we expect double digit scoring from you. The aspect that is the most striking about Foye’s success is how well he has made the transition in regards to the amount of playing time he is getting. In December, he logged just over 20 minutes a game. In April, he is averaging over 30 minutes. He has done a fantastic job of adapting into the starter roll and compliments Chris Paul very well in the back court. The hope now is that Foye can stay this hot and carry it over into the playoffs. Anyone who knows NBA knows this. Delivering in the regular season and delivering in the postseason are two completely different animals. But for right now, Randy Foye is delivering, and delivering right now for this surging Clippers squad.