Doc Rivers Compares Clippers to Warriors, Talks Team Expectations

September 26th, 2016 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

Despite the Golden State Warriors adding Kevin Durant to their ranks this past summer, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers remains confident his team can match up with the reigning Western Conference champions.

"I think we can play with anybody, and we don't feel like there's a gap," Rivers said Monday at the Clippers' media day, per's Ramona Shelburne. "That's all we have to prove, and I think everyone has to prove that."

He also alluded to the failure of recent superteams to reach expectations right out of the gate: "I know history very well in this league, and there's been a lot of superteams put together, quote-unquote, superteams, and I know the history. I feel comfortable where we're at."

The 2010-11 Miami Heat and 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers both fell short in the NBA Finals after significantly retooling their rosters prior to the start of the aforementioned seasons.

With that said, Rivers knows firsthand how quickly a franchise's fortunes can change in one offseason. In 2006-07, the Boston Celtics won 24 games. They added Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen the following offseason and won a titl ...

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