LA Clippers: Despite Griffin and Gordon, the Team Is Still Going Nowhere

December 14th, 2010 by Dan Meadows Leave a reply »
Prior to the season, I actually predicted that the long-suffering Clippers would be a playoff team in the Western Conference. Oops. Well, now that we’re 25 games into the season, I can see two things about this team clearly: One, they do have two All-Star caliber players. And two, the rest of the roster in incredibly thin and made up of inexperienced youngsters and over-the-hill vets.

My mistake was that I actually expected Baron Davis and Chris Kaman to be a third and fourth All-Star type players this season. Double Oops.

There are two opposing back court-front court duos in Clipper-land that tell the tale. Eric Gordon and Blake Griffin are the future of this team. Both of these guys are fantastic, explosive players improving by the day. It is nearly inexplicable that a team with two young, athletic, legit All-Star type guys could be the worst team in the league. But it is the Clippers. For every positive, there is an equal and opposite negative.

With this club, that negative is the duo of Baron Davis and Chris Kaman. These guys were supposed to be the veteran leadership on a young, improving squad. But instead, they’ve both been inju ...

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