Late-Addition McInnis Praised for Calming Effect

Moving the ball around for an open shot is something the Clippers have not always done this season.

"When we're on offense, everytime we try and drive, we have two or three guys in our face and then we throw up all of these wild shots," said Derek Anderson when describing the Clippers' attack.

But since being inserted into the starting lineup, point guard Jeff McInnis has done a decent job of getting the Clippers into their offense.

Following two 10-day contracts, McInnis has started to find his rhythm with his new teammates.

"McInnis is getting a lot of time," interim Coach Jim Todd said. "He is doing a nice job for us."

Since joining the Clippers, McInnis is averaging 6.8 points, 3.1 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 21.9 minutes a game.

McInnis, who spent most of the season with the Quad City Thunder of the Continental Basketball Assn., was named that league's most valuable player last week.


After two days off, the Clippers will return to practice today.

The Clippers (14-59) need need four more victories to prevent from tying the second lowest win total in franchise history.

The worst season for the Clippers came in 1986-87 when they finished 12-70. They finished 17-65 four times, in 1981-82, 1987-88, 1994-95 and 1997-98.

Over the last three seasons, the Clippers are 40-165.

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