Los Angeles Clippers Conundrum: What To Do With Blake Griffin

November 29th, 2010 by Jose Salviati Leave a reply »
I know that die hard Clipper fans will never forgive me for spending any amount of time talking about that other team in Los Angeles, but it's necessary.

I know that die hard Laker fans will hate me for bringing this up, but back in 2004-2005, your team was pretty bad.

Under Rudy Tomjanovich/Frank Hamblen and without Shaquille O'Neal, the Lakers went a pathetic 34-48 that year. Kobe Bryant is an amazing player, but even at his peak he couldn't do much with the likes of Chucky Atkins, Stanislav Medvedenko, Tierre Brown, etc.

The Lakers had one of the best players in the game at his peak and were blowing it. The pressure was on like never before. Of course, as the Clippers can attest to, losing has its benefits. The Lakers had the 10th pick in the first round in 2005.

This pick would help define the team and insure they didn't waste away one of the Associations best players during his prime.

The Lakers hired Phil Jackson and all eyes were on that pick. Would they trade it knowing that Jackson wasn't generally a big fan of giving rookies playing time? Would they draft a college sen ...

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