Los Angeles Clippers Look Ready to Move Up to Varsity

August 7th, 2010 by Matt Smith Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Clippers have long been stuck under the huge shadow cast by that other team that plays at the Staples Center. And let's be real honest, they're never escaping it. 

However, it doesn't mean the Clippers can't change course and carve out some moderate success. With the changes in the Western Conference—Amar'e Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer heading east, and with the talent on the current Clippers roster—this could be the year they get out of lotteryville and leave the junior varsity ranks and step up with the big boys for a little postseason play.

It starts with good players and the Clippers have quality at every position. Baron Davis, at his best, can bully and dominate his position and can be as good as any point guard in the association (we're hoping for Davis at his best). Eric Gordon can play both the point and shooting guard position, and Randy Foye and rookie Eric Bledsoe add depth to the guard position.

Last years first pick overall Blake Griffin has the ability, size, strength and talent to be a perennial All-Star power forward provided he's healthy. Rasual Butler, Ryan Gomes and Craig Smith are al ...

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