Doc Rivers’ Best as a GM Likely Not Enough for Clippers to Reach Warriors’ Level

February 19th, 2016 by Kevin Ding Leave a reply »

LOS ANGELES — This is what it's like to be chasing chemistry.

So even with the final window of trade opportunity of this season closing Thursday, even with ongoing incongruence questions five years into their tenure together, there wasn't great temptation for the Los Angeles Clippers to send Blake Griffin away from Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan.

There remains an unequivocally justifiable possibility that the Clippers are talented enough to ascend to a level they haven't yet come close to reaching.

That's why the Clippers traded a 2019 first-round pick to add Jeff Green. He could fill a need on the wing and help in another fundamental way: He's an unabashed devotee of Doc Rivers, and clearly Rivers needs all the good vibrations he can get.

Chasing chemistry…

The Clippers have been doing it for some time.

Appropriately enough, the Clippers are also now chasing the Golden State Warriors, who have taken stable chemistry to such an advanced level that what they have is glorious equilibrium.

The Warriors have stolen the title of America's Team that Steve Ballmer b ...

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