Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro didn't have one or even two players in mind when asked who was going to fill the large hole in the lineup, making up for an injured Eric Gordon. "All of them," he said. So far, though, it has been the man wearing No. 4: Randy Foye. Since moving into the starting lineup last week, Foye has averaged 18.6 points in three games. In two of the three games, he had four assists. "I put a lot of pressure on myself, especially now with Eric out, I'm that guy they go to on the perimeter," Foye said after scoring a season-high 21 points in the Clippers' victory over Charlotte on Saturday. "Me and BD [Baron Davis] kind of split it. I'm just putting pressure on myself to make plays. Once your confidence is there, anything can happen." More minutes makes a difference, too. Foye logged a season-high 40-plus minutes and made four three-point baskets against the Bobcats, also a season high. "He's getting an opportunity to play more consistent minutes," Del Negro said Sunday after practice. "And he's getting a little more comfortable and we need him to play well. "That's a positive. It's not the role I envisioned for him. With Eric and Baron, he's your third guard and can come in and play point, play the two, score, spread the defense. If they double-team Blake [Griffin], he can make a shot."
Clippers guard Randy Foye picks up slack in Eric Gordon's absence
Los Angeles Times | Jan 31