The Clippers are a real beauty. Their ability to meet the very highest expectations for disappointment (!) is truly extraordinary. Given events--which seem to be moving very quickly at the moment--and a roster that is in the midst of an all-out massacre, anything is possible. And despite the way it seems to defy basic logic, the "it's the Clippers" argument sometimes just seems to make perfect sense.
Sure, it's nice to think that the Clippers could have a pretty nice team with everybody healthy and out on the floor, but that's not going to happen any time soon, and even then, what are they playing for?
Is it time to get out the Advanced Tanking software? Do we flip the switch and start to see the beauty of all of those 1-point losses and the stirring meltdowns in winnable games? Hey--it's January fellas! Let's talk about draft picks!
The only positive statement I've heard in catching up was BDavis saying that his first year at GSW was rocky and it took time for everybody to get it together. This was in response to Stephen Jackson saying that Davis wanted to return to GSW. BD seems to be looking at the longterm plan. Marcus Camby, on the other hand, is showing up and getting after it in every game, which is almost enough to make us forget that his injuries were largely responsible for the Clippers very slow start. And we're well ahead of last year's pace in seeing the quality of the draft pick, as Gordon looks great. And now with Paul Davis waived (and no sign of Kaman or Randolph), it's DeAndre Time, along with a healthy dose of Steve Novak.
All of these are small side issues on a crippled, pathetic team. The question is the end point, and what do you do when the season is already in the toilet. Something is happening now, so let's see where it goes. At this point I have no idea what the best moves might be for the Clippers. And the futility and disasters of all kinds must be rather shocking to even the most cynical and experienced of citizens.