Monday , Nov , 19 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

The Slow Rise and Rapid Decline of the Clipper Nation

Teams tend to rest injured players when they face the Suns.  It’s true – watch the injury report.  If someone has a nagging injury, why make him run up and down with the Suns in a game that you’re likely going to lose, right?

This should make for a very boring game Friday night when I take my brother-in-law to his first-ever Suns game.  The latest news is that Maggette is out for a few more weeks.

The Clips started out 4-0, and everyone was shocked they were winning games without Elton Brand.  “Shocking” is the word because Tim “I turned half a good season into a payday” Thomas and Chris “Blinding Whiteness” Kaman were not expected to be able to carry the team.  Thomas has been playing more than adequately but still not living up to his paycheck, and Kaman is having a good start to the year.  Some time this season, Sam Cassell will crumble into dust unless Elliot rejuvenates him once again with his life force.