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Hezonja: "Done Missing the Playoffs"

Post Author: Dylan » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:52 am

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Mario Hezonja: "I'm Done Missing the Playoffs"


With the CSL Playoffs about to get underway and the Los Angeles Clippers sitting out, some important people in Los Angeles are getting antsy. Clippers star guard Mario Hezonja was particularly angry in his end-of-season interview, expressing frustration and setting expectations for the future.

"I'm done missing the playoffs in my career," the always and sometimes overly confident Hezonja said. "Having to sit at home and watch other teams and players compete is tough, especially when you feel you can play at that level."

Hezonja played in the playoffs in his first two CSL seasons, then with the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons. But after his fourth season ending with his fourth team already, the 23-year-old is ready for some continuity and success.

"I definitely expect to be back, but I hope with a more competitive team," the impending restricted free agent said. "I love my teammates but we can't lose more than 50 games and not make changes, I expect and hope for more."

The Clippers are expected to try and get a deal done with Hezonja before he can get an offer sheet. If not, they have made it clear they intend to match any offers, regardless of how expensive it may get. The guard averaged 22.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists.

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Re: Hezonja: "Done Missing the Playoffs"

Post Author: Myles » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:11 am

Umm... good luck with that Mario?

He's a great player though, no doubt. Would love to see him unleashed in the playoffs

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Post Author: Flaming Homer » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:05 pm

Interesting off-season in Clipper land.
Playoffs would be a big turn around so quick!

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Re: Hezonja: "Done Missing the Playoffs"

Post Author: Dennis » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:20 pm

I expect you to be in the mold of the teams fighting for the postseason in the West. West it's not that difficult to get in and I can see you make with some little adjustments.
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Re: Hezonja: "Done Missing the Playoffs"

Post Author: Dylan » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:26 pm

Dennis wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:20 pm
I expect you to be in the mold of the teams fighting for the postseason in the West. West it's not that difficult to get in and I can see you make with some little adjustments.
That's the goal. No pick next year at all so there's no point in not trying to make it.

Having a full offseason this time around rather than the tail end of free agency like last offseason should help me.

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Re: Hezonja: "Done Missing the Playoffs"

Post Author: emplep7 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:05 pm

You find a way to get the best out of your teams, which is good. I will be pulling for you just like I pull for the real life Clippers to beat their shitty big brother in the Lakers.
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