Baron Davis, and other questions
Five questions facing the Los Angeles Clippers in 2010-11:
1. Whose team is this, anyway?I went to the team's website to answer this one and found Blake Griffin on the left of the screen, Eric Gordon on the right and Baron Davis nowhere. From a marketing standpoint, that's spot on.
But on the court, that could be a problem. Ninety percent of the time, Davis is the guy bringing the ball up, deciding who gets to shoot it. Internally, the Clippers aren't sure whether Baron's game meshes well with Gordon, their young shooting guard who took a huge leap forward in his career with the United States national team over the summer.
Gordon is a pure scorer who needs the ball in his hands to make plays, but he can get a little lost if he's left on the perimeter to spot up and shoot. Griffin is a natural leader who has already earned the respect of the Clippers veterans and young players. Whether he and Davis can lead this team together remains to be seen.