Reggie Bullock wasn’t the only Los Angeles Clippers that’s made an appearance on ESPN #NBARank this past week.
First up is Willie Green coming in at 308 which is the same ranking he had last season. Green is a wily veteran. At this point in his career he’s used in situational purposes though he did well playing in place of Chauncey Billups at the beginning of the season (averaged 6.8 points while shooting 41 percent from three). Unless someone goes down with an injury I can’t see Green playing too many minutes this season.
Former Charlotte Bobcats forward Byron Mullens finished few spots above Green at 299, up from his ranking of 317 last season. Mullens niche in this league happens to be offense though he hasn’t been very good at that. Luckily he has upside plays a favor in his jump. During his second year with the Bobcats, Mullens had a career year, posting 10.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, both career highs. Unfortunately he shot an abysmal 38 percent from the field and 31 percent (208 attempts) from behind the arc. Defensively, well, there’s nothing to speak on here. Hopefully he plays better in a lesser role.
Last but not least is the 16th year veteran in Antawn Jamison who’s dropped a full hundred-plus points to spot 266. That’s normal for a player his age. But Jamison has enough left in the tank to be a big help to a potential playoff run by the Clippers. He isn’t a defensive player as Lamar Odom was last year, but he’ll bring more consistency on the offensive side of the ball. He’ll be a welcome addition when the teams goes small for stretches to stretch out the defense.
We’ll continue to update you all as Clippers players appear on ESPN’s Top 500 Best NBA Player’s list. My best guess for who’s coming up next? Newcomer Darren Collison.