Los Angeles Clippers: Breaking Down The Shooting Guards For 2013-14

Having previously looked at the Los Angeles Clippers point guards for 2013-14, today I will be analyzing the shooting guard available at Doc Rivers’ disposal.

Without further ado, here they are:

J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick could play a huge role in the Clippers success this season following his acquisiton from Milwaukee in the offseason. (Photo Credit: Keith Allison, Flickr.com)

Slice and dice it whichever way you wish, J.J. Redick is an absolute sniper and a damn good one at that. During his seven years in the NBA, Redick has shot 39 percent from behind the arc for his career, which ranks 21st among all active players.

In addition to this, the 29-year-old has developed into more than just a catch-and-shoot guy, as he is now able to drive by aggressive defenders who look to deny him the jump shot.

Now that he will be playing alongside the likes of Jamal Crawford and Blake Griffin, he should get plenty of open looks. Plus, having a point guard like Chris Paul won’t hurt him either.

And for the Clippers, having a player with NBA Finals experience such as J.J. Redick can only be a good thing for since the team is severely lacking on that front.

Jamal Crawford

When it comes to Jamal Crawford, the phrase that describes him best is “instant offense.” That or “Showtime” because once he gets into his groove, then you might as well break out the popcorn because it’s going to be fun–unless you’re the unlucky chap guarding him that is.

Perhaps the video below will help you get better understand of what I mean.

Not only is he a showman, J-Crossover gets the job done. For more than a decade now, the University of Michigan product has averaged 35 percent from deep and 85 percent from the foul line on his way to 15.1 points per game. All while earning himself the Sixth Man of the Year honors for the 2009-10 season, in which he racked up 18 points a game.

His defense is nothing to brag about, but I doubt anyone really cares if the 33-year-old continues to humiliate his opponents in 2013-14. Jamal Crawford will be heading into the new campaign looking to become only the fourth player in NBA history to be named the NBA Sixth Man Award winner for the second time.

Willie Green

Willie Green sometimes is the forgotten man on the Los Angeles Clippers roster but from time to time, he comes up with plays just to remind people he’s around.

Last year, he started nearly three-quarters of the Clippers games last year and played just more than 16 minutes per game. Unfortunately for him in 2013-14, he will most likely lose his starting spot to J.J. Redick, but by no means does that insinuate he can’t play.

In fact, Green has been one of the best shooters in the Association for the past two seasons, ranking seventh and ninth in 3-point percentage. (Basketballreference.com)

Moreover, with Green on the court, the Los Angeles Clippers’ 3-point shooting percentage increased by nearly 4 percent compared to without him. Stats such as field goal percentage, assists, turnovers and steals per 100 possessions all improved with him on the court.

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Topics: J.j. Redick, Jamal Crawford, Willie Green

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  • Michael Dunlap

    Clips are stacked in the backcourt, man. Quality depth just in case someone goes down and a coach who knows how to use them.

  • Chris Reichert

    JJ Redick addition is huge. Redick and Dudley are going to provide that consistent outside shooting for cp3 when he drives. Also teams cant double on Blake as much with the fear of that shooting. Nice Sipho!

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