So now we’re in the deepest depths of the NBA offseason. Free agency has almost seen its biggest move and the summer league has passed. Now begins the longest arid period of summer until opening night. For the Los Angeles Clippers in particular, it looks like there isn’t much left to organize ahead of the new campaign.
Their deals appear to be done with the signing of John Wall and it seems likely that Moses Brown will fill 15th place as a low-risk, rewarding option for the team. Despite this, there are still some movements that will catch our attention and perhaps remind us of times gone by.
With that being said, it looks like JaMychal Green will be a warrior once he clears the concessions after negotiating the takeover with the Oklahoma City Thunder — who was traded by Denver Nuggets for selection that became Peyton Watson out of UCLA. It’s an acquisition already praised by Clipper Nation, knowing the upside that J-Myke can bring to the franchise.
It’s a shame that the team that would complete it would be a direct contender for the title – the top two favorites to get out of the West according to Vegas – but it’s also a symbol of the Clippers’ progress. Because while Green was a valued member at 213, his peak performance came during one of the most disappointing seasons in modern history – the 2020 NBA Bubble.
as such According to Shin Young of Forbes,, the now 32-year-old was shooting 65% from the field and 43% from 3-point range – he could and should have been a perfect tonic to get Nikola Jokic out of his comfort zone. However, Doc Rivers continued with Montrizl Harel’s big minutes, the Serbian midfield made his way in those minutes, and the Clippers blew another 3-1 lead in the second round after entering the season as one of the favorites for the tournament. After that, JaMychal signed for Denver, Doc was fired and the rest is history.
The guy was shooting at least 65% from two and 43% from depth to fend off Joki’s attack and extend them, but hey Trezz…come down!
Shin Young (YoungNBA) July 19, 2022
The Clippers haven’t looked back and have since made it to the first Western Conference Finals, and the feeling remains that if they find themselves in the same position – where they lead 3-1 in the second-round series – they will be much more resilient. This time around. JaMychal may have to figure it out the hard way again, although this time it will be because he’s among the opponents.
He will still be a thorn in our side, as Golden State Warriors fans will realize. Green epitomized the hustle and bustle that the 2018-2019 team is known for, as Steve Kerr and co found out in a very tough first round match, but then was really strong on both ends of the floor.
He’ll be really strong in the Golden State too and Clipper Nation will always be on his side until he takes on us. It’s a reminder of the franchise’s bad time, but in the most positive sense. Things got better for us from there, but there’s still another step to take. JaMychal may stand in our way now.