Los Angeles Clippers scouting reports




 

The Los Angeles Clippers in 2022-23 were thought to be one of the deepest teams in the NBA, with elite talent at the top and excellent role players surrounding them. If they were healthy, maybe that would be the case.

Below, check out our scouting reports for the 2022-23 Los Angeles Clippers players.

Paul George

 

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Versatile swingman… One of the best perimeter defenders in the league… Has an instinct for pickpocketing opponents… Reliable jump shot from all three levels… Can knock them down off the dribble over tight defense, too… Star shot-maker… Fearless in clutch time… Better finishing than involving his teammates… Injuries have slowed him down lately… Shot can be streaky and may become unreliable in playoffs.

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Kawhi Leonard

 

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All he does is win… Actually has the best winning percentage in NBA history… Cold-blooded, never loses his composure… Has kept the mid-range shot alive in the NBA… Perfect combination of skill and power driving to the rim… All-around defender… Court vision keeps improving… Saves his best for the playoffs… Not exactly a vocal leader… His defense has relaxed a bit in the last few years… Injuries have become an issue and could cause him to lose another step athletically.

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Norman Powell

 

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Quick player always in attack mode… Excellent driving to the rim… Brings consistent energy in every role… Can defend athletic players… Reliable three-point shooter, especially with his feet set… Can be inconsistent at times on both ends of the floor… He's undersized for his position… Ideal bucket-getter off the bench.

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Marcus Morris

 

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Tough player to face on both ends of the floor… Efficient three-point shooter… Deadly corner perimeter shooter… Loves hitting mid-range jumpers in face-up situations… Tireless defender… Can take on an enforcer role if needed… Great player to have as a third or fourth scoring option… Versatile forward… Loses composure pretty often… Not a great finisher at the rim.

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Luke Kennard

 

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Three-point expert… Quick release and can get hot in a hurry… He's a borderline elite threat from the outside who can even hit threes off the dribble or on step-backs… Also likes to attack out of the pick-and-roll… Quite effective in doing so… Underrated playmaker for others… Gets exposed defensively… Short wingspan makes it hard for him to change things there… Probably best as a sixth man.

Robert Covington

 

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Prototypical 3-and-D player… Plays hard… Skillset is better suited for contending teams… Will not make a bad team that much better… Versatile enough to play the 3 to 5 positions… Can guard opponents 1 to 5… Jumps passing lanes and blocks shots… Offensive game limited to spot-up threes.

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Reggie Jackson

 

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Confident player, but almost to a fault… Never afraid of any shot, no matter the situation… Score-first point guard… Has become a lot smarter with the ball in the last couple of seasons… Very nice floater game… Just an OK defender on most nights… Able to run an offense adeptly… Would improve if he were slightly more unselfish.

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Nicolas Batum

 

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Once a do-it-all athletic swingman who could play tough defense and create for himself and others… The athleticism is gone, but the high basketball IQ remains… Glue guy who can still play a sizeable role in the rotation, though maybe not as a starter… Adept three-point shooter with his feet set… Can defend multiple positions, though not at the level he once did.

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Ivica Zubac

 

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Old-fashioned center… Solid rebounder on both ends… High-efficiency finishing at the rim… Great in the pick-and-roll… Physically stronger than during his early NBA years… Low-maintenance player… Not a threat outside the paint… Lacks explosiveness… Will get exposed when opposing teams play small ball… Can't really switch onto ball-handlers.

John Wall

 

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Supreme talent… Was one of the fastest players and one of the best defensive point guards in the league when healthy… Truly a one-man fast break… Not that good in half-court sets… Has improved as a shooter from the mid-range but not from three… Still has some explosiveness despite all of the injuries… Just not to the insane level of before.

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Amir Coffey

 

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Lefty guard with great size at 6-foot-8… Finishes above the rim… Freakish athleticism… At his best shooting from the outside with his feet set… Crafty ball-handler with a quick crossover… Solid burst as a ball-handler… Very effective in transition… Needs to keep developing that outside shot.

Terance Mann

 

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Playmaking guard with great size… Great rebounder for his position… Advanced feel for distributing… Winning player from his college days… Gets after it defensively… Can cover multiple positions… Excellent finisher in the paint… Needs to improve outside shot… Slow release on three-pointer… Not much of a scorer outside the paint.

Jason Preston

 

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Good size and length with great feel for the game… Elite playmaker in college who made plays with flash… Was particularly effective creating out of the pick-and-roll… Weird-looking jumper but hits threes at a solid rate in the G League… Lacks athleticism in verticality and burst… Struggles getting to the rim without screens… Not much of a defender.

BJ Boston

 

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One-and-done player at Kentucky and a former Top 5 recruit in the country… Did not impress in college… A project player with skill and athleticism but who is still raw… Played well in the G League… Solid outside jumper that he is knocking down at the G League level… Gets tunnel vision with the ball… Decent ball-handler… Has a lot of tools, just needs to put it together.

Moses Brown

 

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Former superstar recruit center… Only spent one year at UCLA and disappointed relative to expectations… 7-foot-2 but not much of a rebounder… Needs to toughen up and focus on defense… Mobile despite size… Helps him not get totally exposed on switches… Raw offensive game but occasionally pulls out a flashy post move… Complete non-shooter, including from three and the foul line… Mostly just a catch-and-finish big right now… Must get stronger to have a shot eventually.

Moussa Diabate

 

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Big man with good size, elite length at a 7-foot-3 wingspan and plus-athleticism… Good instincts and timing as a shot-blocker… Plays with a lot of energy… Raw offensive game with a lack of a jumper… Shaky hands catching the ball… Could improve as a rebounder… Solid athletic package but needs to refine skills.

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