Los Angeles Clippers: The Team of the 2010’s

February 5th, 2011 by Jonathan Tjarks Leave a reply »
Every championship team has a big man who can score efficiently in the lane, someone who can guard low-post scorers and block shots at the rim and a player who can "create" easy shots by drawing double teams for his teammates. 

Sometimes one player can do all three...Tim Duncan.

But in general, it's hard to find someone with even one of those skills.  That's why teams drafting in the lottery should pay special attention to the prospects with them; you can always find guys who can hit jumpers, play perimeter defense or run the point in the bottom of the first round and the NBDL.

And in a development as surprising as the election of a black president, no team has drafted better in the last three years than the LA Clippers.

They have a young, athletic and skilled player at each position 1-5.  As long as Blake Griffin's knees hold up, there isn't a team in the NBA with as promising a future as LA's "JV squad."

Not even Donald Sterling could screw up this mix of young players:


Point Guard: Eric Bledsoe

Drafted: No. 18 in 2010 (acquired for future first-round pick)
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