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Appearing on ESPN’s First Take, Perkins used the phrase “soft as hot Twinkies” to describe the Clippers (starts at 1:30 mark):
Morris had this response (warning: contains profanity):
Since blowing a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs, Tyronn Lue replaced Doc Rivers as head coach and questions about the team’s on-court and locker-room chemistry have come up.
Jovan Buha of The Athletic reported on Dec. 2 that Clippers players were unhappy with perks the team gave Leonard and George throughout the 2019-20 season.
Even though their stock is not as high heading into the start of this season, the Clippers are still one of the most talented teams in the NBA—Leonard and George are an excellent duo, and Lue has experience navigating potentially combustible situations from his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers.