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Sport Doc Rivers’ decisions had Clippers players scratching their heads?

03:45  23 september  2020
03:45  23 september  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Glenn Anton " Doc " Rivers (born October 13, 1961) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

“Several players had underwhelming postseason performances. Head coach Doc Rivers had several strategic decisions that left players scratching their heads , such as the decision not to ride a bigger lineup against Nikola Jokic, choosing rotations that did not prioritize more minutes for JaMychal

The Los Angeles Clippers were a major disappointment during the NBA playoffs, and head coach Doc Rivers is becoming a target for some of the blame.

Doc Rivers looking at the camera: Doc Rivers has now presided over three series in which his teams blew a 3-1 lead. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Doc Rivers has now presided over three series in which his teams blew a 3-1 lead.

The Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead and lost in seven games to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals. They held leads in all three closeout games but failed to win the series. Rivers has now presided over three series in which his teams blew a 3-1 lead.

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As the Clippers' disappointing season gets dissected, we’re hearing about some dissatisfaction players had with Rivers.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania wrote an article about the Clippers and said some players were confused by some of Rivers’ decisions.

From the story:

“Head coach Doc Rivers had several strategic decisions that left players scratching their heads, such as the decision not to ride a bigger lineup against Nikola Jokic, choosing rotations that did not prioritize more minutes for JaMychal Green and various defensive adjustments.”

Not only that, but there is some blame being ascribed to Rivers for the Clippers' chemistry issues.

One issue the Clippers will likely have to address is the situation with Paul George. He reportedly was called out by a teammate in Game 2 against Denver. It also seems as if some Clippers did not view George as a team leader.

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Rivers was referring to the Clippers ' inability to advance past the second round of the playoffs during the six years Paul played for the team, four of which Rivers was the Rivers pointed out that the Clippers accomplished a lot during the Lob City era and had the best sustained run in franchise history.

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Despite the issues involving Rivers, the Clippers reportedly plan to bring back the veteran head coach.

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