Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers game thread: Three things to watch

Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers cap off a six-preseason game night in the NBA.

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Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers

7:30 p.m. PST

Where: Staples Center -Los Angeles, CA

TV: NBA TV

Blog buddy: Clips Nation

Less than a year ago, we were busy discussing the worth of the Golden State Warriors' offer to restricted free agent DeAndre Jordan.

Of course, the Los Angeles Clippers matched the offer for Jordan and the Warriors ended up trading for stud center Andrew Bogut, a tradeoff that I think most of us are pleased with even if the Australian big man has yet to play a game in a Warriors uniform as he continues to rehab his ankle.

Yet something to watch for in tonight's game with rookie center Festus Ezeli starting is the development of Jordan's post game, as described by Steve Perrin of SB Nation's Clips Nation in a recent preview for Sheridan Hoops.

Through four preseason games, however, the hype about Jordan’s offseason improvement actually appears to be true this time. In Shanghai against Miami, the Heat, he was 8-of-8 and did whatever he wanted against the smaller Chris Bosh. He made spin moves, lefthanded jump hooks, righthanded jump hooks – myriad shots never before seen from Jordan.

Unfortunately, Jordan’s free throw shooting, which has been abysmal throughout his career, has gotten even worse.

I wouldn't expect hack-a-Jordan in a preseason game, but if indeed he's developed his game a bit it will be another test at center in the course of Ezeli's development after drawing five fouls in 10 minutes against DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings.

Three things to watch

As usual, feel free to offer your insights on what you're looking for in the remaining preseason games or in tonight's matchups in the comments below.

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