Dec 22, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center Ryan Hollins (15) and Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (12) look for a rebound during the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

2013-2014 End Season Review: C Ryan Hollins

Ryan Hollins '13-14 Statistics

Games Played61
Minutes Per Game7.9
Shooting Splits73 FG%
00 3P%
62 FT%
Points Per Game2.3
Rebounds Per Game1.5
Assists Per Game0.1
Blocks Per Game0.5
PER11.9
Win Shares1.3

Season Review

With no depth in the backcourt, Ryan Hollins, entering the seventh season of his NBA career, had a chance to make an impact after re-signing with the Los Angeles Clippers. With Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick on the roster, offense was never an area where Hollins’ impact was expected to be felt, but on defense, that’s where he was needed, and in a contract year Hollins was in prime position to set himself up for a nice payday going into the summer of 2014.

Averaging 7.9 minutes per game, Hollins received minutes because it was impossible for Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan to paly all 48 minutes. The good thing about Hollins’ game is that he wasn’t a complete waste on the defense side of the ball. Struggling with knowing where to be on defense as the team continued to implement Doc Rivers’ defense system, there were flashes of the ability to be a nightly 10 to 12 minute per game player, like Hollins’ effort against the Philadelphia 76ers on February 9th where the UCLA alumni scored 10 points along with 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks, but Hollins’ failed to make the leap as a player, mainly due to his lack of consistency.

The drop off from Jordan to Hollins was far too big. Big enough to where Doc Rivers thought that Glen “Big Baby” Davis would be a better alternative as the team signed him on February 24th following the trade deadline.

Upon Davis’ arrival, Rivers would allot all reserve center minutes to Davis causing Hollins to become a foregone conclusion in the lineup.

B.B.B.D. (Before “Big Baby” Davis): 8.5 minutes per game, 8 DNP’s
A.B.B.D. (After “Big Baby” Davis): 5.1 minutes per game, 13 DNP’s

This would be the end of Hollins’ season, not from a literal standpoint, but from an impact one. Had he shown flashes of being a capable defender, Doc Rivers would’ve given the big man more burn, but he just didn’t have it in him, making the decision not to give former Clippers player Ronny Turiaf seem like a bigger mistake.

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Going Forward

Ryan Hollins will be an unrestricted free agent going into the summer of 2014.

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