Enemy Lines: A rival scout sizes up the Clippers

Coach Doc Rivers refers to (from left) Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan as his Big Three.
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I like their other backup guards a lot more than their backup bigs. Darren Collison proved in Dallas that he is not a starter, but he is a solid backup point guard. New coaches always come in thinking that Willie Green isn't going to play. But coaches who have had him say he works hard at every practice and outplays teammates. He's a pro's pro. He does his job and doesn't complain.

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