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Report: Clippers looking to trade Jared Dudley at trade deadline

Feb 5, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

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When they got him this summer, Jared Dudley seemed like a perfect fit for the Clippers — he can stretch the floor as a three-point shooter, is a smart veteran and plays solid team defense.

The reality has been a less than perfect fit. Dudley’s three point shooting percentage is down (but still a very respectable 36.3 percent), and not only is his volume of shots and scoring down, he’s not getting rebounds or dishing out assists at his career pace. He has a PER of 8.9 this season. It’s been rough enough that Doc Rivers was willing to try bringing in Hedo Turkoglu and give him minutes (and so far he’s played well).

Combine all that with the looming trade deadline and guess whose name is coming up, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.

https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/430944945084461056

https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/430946195452616704

https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/430947299976417281

I’m with Stein in that I still think Dudley can and should be a fit with the Clippers. 

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However he’s shown to be a solid player who is on a reasonable contract ($4.25 million for the two seasons after this one, the second year Dudley can opt out) so there is going to be interest out there.

Doc Rivers has seemed to realize this Clippers roster is in need of tweaks if he wants to compete with the Thunder and Spurs. He’ll be looking to move assets to get what he needs, and Dudley may well be the guy dangled as bait.

  1. timberwolvesbrisin - Feb 5, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    PER is meaningless stat made up by Hollinger to sell ESPN insider suscriptions. Come on PBT

    • fanofthegame79 - Feb 5, 2014 at 10:20 AM

      I disagree. The PER is a good combination of all stats that a player has. It’s like a cumulative GPA.

      • asimonetti88 - Feb 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

        unadjusted Player Efficiency Rating (uPER) = (1 / MP) *
        [ 3P
        + (2/3) * AST
        + (2 - factor * (team_AST / team_FG)) * FG
        + (FT *0.5 * (1 + (1 - (team_AST / team_FG)) + (2/3) * (team_AST / team_FG)))
        - VOP * TOV
        - VOP * DRB% * (FGA - FG)
        - VOP * 0.44 * (0.44 + (0.56 * DRB%)) * (FTA - FT)
        + VOP * (1 - DRB%) * (TRB - ORB)
        + VOP * DRB% * ORB
        + VOP * STL
        + VOP * DRB% * BLK
        - PF * ((lg_FT / lg_PF) - 0.44 * (lg_FTA / lg_PF) * VOP) ]

        factor = (2 / 3) – (0.5 * (lg_AST / lg_FG)) / (2 * (lg_FG / lg_FT))
        VOP = lg_PTS / (lg_FGA – lg_ORB + lg_TOV + 0.44 * lg_FTA)
        DRB% = (lg_TRB – lg_ORB) / lg_TRB

      • sportsfan18 - Feb 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

        PER strives to measure a player’s per-minute performance, while adjusting for pace. A league-average PER is always 15.00, which permits comparisons of player performance across seasons.

        PER takes into account positive accomplishments, such as field goals, free throws, 3-pointers, assists, rebounds, blocks and steals, and negative ones, such as missed shots, turnovers and personal fouls. The formula adds positive stats and subtracts negative ones through a statistical point value system. The rating for each player is then adjusted to a per-minute basis so that, for example, substitutes can be compared with starters in playing time debates. It is also adjusted for the team’s pace. In the end, one number sums up the players’ statistical accomplishments for that season.

    • spursareold - Feb 5, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      PER is not meaningless, but it is purely for offense. The great thing about PER is that it is not playing time biased. You don’t have to play 30 minutes to have a good PER.

      • sportsfan18 - Feb 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

        Right about the playing time aspect but wrong about the defensive comment as PER does incorporate things such as rebounding, blocks and steals. Now I’m NOT saying it captures everything on defense that one does because it does not, but it does include some defensive components.

        PER takes into account positive accomplishments, such as field goals, free throws, 3-pointers, assists, rebounds, blocks and steals, and negative ones, such as missed shots, turnovers and personal fouls. The formula adds positive stats and subtracts negative ones through a statistical point value system. The rating for each player is then adjusted to a per-minute basis so that, for example, substitutes can be compared with starters in playing time debates. It is also adjusted for the team’s pace. In the end, one number sums up the players’ statistical accomplishments for that season.

  2. thekingdave - Feb 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Why don’t you just put a giant FanDuel banner next to every heading?

  3. mickdamill - Feb 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Despite how he is playing now he will be extremely valuable at the time of playoffs even if its just him playing defense.

  4. spursareold - Feb 5, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Dudley strikes me as someone who would do better on a team with a less ball dominant PG. He’s off his career mark in assists? Duh. Jared should be on a team running motion offense.

  5. itswhereyourmindsat - Feb 5, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    thank god. get him out of there asap

  6. progress2011 - Feb 5, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    I lost 50% of my confidence in Doc’s ability to be the best team in L.A., when I learned he no longer had the ability to judge talent, by starting Dudley.

    I lost the remaining 50% in his ability to win another chip, when he has employed the horrible strategy of making one of the most athletic, running teams a half court team.

    Golden State is hands down the best team in L.A. now….probably the most fun to watch, in the entire league.

    • reastnt - Feb 5, 2014 at 6:03 PM

      Golden State is the best team in LA?? Try http://maps.google.com.

    • casualcommenter - Feb 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

      Other than the facts that Golden State is not in LA and Golden State has a worse record than the LA Clippers, you’re 100% right.

      Golden State is the best team in LA.

  7. bruiserbrigade - Feb 5, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    He struggled early on for us in Phoenix too last year, but he broke out of that slump big time in the second half of the season. New team, new teammates, new everything. Just saying, you might not want to sell low on this guy.

  8. dougmanoh - Feb 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    I don’t agree, Progress. The Playoffs become a grind-it-down type of game as each possession is magnified and teams become more physical. That’s the reason why run and gun teams have never fared well. Look at the Phoenix Suns in Nadh’s heyday. That’s as strong as a run and gun offense as you’ll ever have and they never even got close to their own Conference Finals yet alone the NBA Finals. Doc has essentially tried to cut down on the flare and has installed an inside out offensive scheme with reliable outside shooting to keep the offense spread out. All that being said, the Clippers are still one Big away from making it to the West Finals. They’re still not strong enough inside to protect the paint from a team with two big front court threats. Basically, that’s how they got exposed in last year’s series vs Memphis- as well as a lack of outside shooting).

  9. fearthehoody - Feb 5, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Jered is a complete DUD! Also, no one cares about NorCOW Warrior fan

  10. davecotuit - Feb 6, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    you got THAT right! a dud is a DUD!!! very disappointing. what is he lately from outside the arc—4 for 27? FORGET ABOUT IT!

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