Apr 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies in game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

3 Realistic Predictions for Blake Griffin

Clipper Nation,

Lately, my writing towards the Clippers has been a bit biased, but in the wrong direction. As a writer, I never want to be a biased guy, buy I may have taken it too far. What you guys have to understand, however, is that we must make realistic predictions, sometimes not to the pleasure of the fans. Take the Oakland Raider fans up in the Bay Area for example. Whenever somebody writes something bad about their team, although true, their fans immediately have a fit. Fans are generally biased, and that’s okay. I don’t mean to insult the Clippers, I’m just analyzing.

On to the article..

Blake Griffin is undoubtedly one of the best power forwards in the NBA. He has a post game, can dunk, plays defense, and is working on his shooting, which is his achilles’ heel. For him and the Clippers, the future is very bright. They’ve had one of the most productive offseasons in the NBA, and are looking like they’re going to make a championship run. Fortunately for them, that’s just what Chris Paul had in mind. They have an All-Star coach, a great starting unit, a promising rookie, and many shooters. They’re all set.

1. He averages upwards of 20 points per game:

Griffin is an unstoppable force in the NBA right now, and probably one of the most promising players in the league. His offensive game, whether it be dunks or nice layups, is set, and other than free throws, I can’t see any holes. He can only get better, and I’m sure that he would like to put all of the trade talks to rest. He can play with CP3, this we know. What we don’t know, however, is why he hasn’t been averaging more than 20 points per game his whole career!

2. He’s in the MVP Race:

Other than Chris Paul, the Clippers haven’t had any huge name players in the past couple of years. Griffin is that guy, and he’s giving hope to Clipper Nation. The Clippers’ newfound greatness started when Paul entered the scene, but a huge reason that they were winning basketball games is because of Griffin. Now, after a couple playoff failures, which is normal for a new superpower, the Clippers are more experienced, and know how to play down the stretch. Plus, maybe Griffin won’t be injured come playoff time.

3. He Still Won’t Be Able to Shoot:

There are so many good things that can be said about Griffin, but the one bad thing that we always have to keep in our minds is that he can’t shoot. No disrespect to Griffin, but he’s a terrible shooter! His shooting may be improving just a little bit, but he still needs to find that shooting touch that he only has about 35% percent of the time. If he could start hitting some jump-shots, he could be up there as one of the best power forwards of the past decade.

Are These Predictions Realistic?

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