LA Clippers: Comparing the Bulls “Last Dance” team to today’s Clippers

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LA Clippers Patrick Beverley
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Comparing Ron Harper and Patrick Beverley

  • 1997-98 Bulls: Ron Harper
  • 2019-20 Clippers: Patrick Beverley

Solid veteran point guards that are able to apply pressure for the full 94-feet? That would be former Clipper Ron Harper and current Clipper Patrick Beverley.

Both Harper and Beverley played key roles for their respective teams, knowing their primary assignment was to defend and be ready to shoot or make a play when given the ball.

Harper was more of a scorer with his 6’6 build but the heart and intensity that Beverley leaves on the floor every night is infectious to his team.

Having a solid point guard that you can count on to bring the ball up in high-pressure situations is the reason why the Bulls went out of their way to acquire Harper and the reason the Clippers decided to re-sign Beverley.

This was the first time in the Bulls dynasty that their starting point guard had a potent offensive game unlike John Paxson and B.J. Armstrong.

For the Clippers case, this was the first time in acquiring a point guard who built his game primarily on defense after having a scoring guard in Baron Davis and superstar Chris Paul.