Jul 10, 2013; Playa Vista, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul reacts during a press conference at the team headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers plan to rest Chris Paul by ‘blowing teams out’


Newly anointed Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers knows what’s going to make him successful – point guard Chris Paul.

As one of the elites of the league, Paul along with the rest of the Clippers talented roster shouldn’t have too much trouble giving teams the business this season, which is where Rivens plans to rest his star point guard.

When asked if Rivers planned to give Paul some extra breathers to keep him fresh this year, Rivers suggested he wouldn’t limit Paul’s minutes, but rather rest him during blowouts.

Per Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears:

Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he won’t limit @CP3 minutes and hopes to get him rest by blowing teams out.

Well, at least he’s subtle.

In fairness, barring an injury, Doc’s probably right considering the Clippers should find themselves on the good side of a blowout relatively often. Still, that’s not exactly endearing to opposing teams in the league. The Clippers are going to have a target on their back, simply off talent alone. Adding fuel to that fire probably isn’t the best way to go about things.

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  • Clippersfan4471

    Why is this news???? For all VDN’s short comings as a coach, he did this all the time with Griffin and Paul. Hence why there minutes and averages were down. Granted at the same time, it was where VDN SHOULD have played DJ to help his confidence!! Hopefully Doc will give DJ plenty of minutes at the end of games to help him out.