Something good happened to the Clippers. No, something great happened to the Clippers. They won the draft lottery and are going to get a bona fide stud in Blake Griffin in June. Good luck like this is like an eclipse for the Clippers, but that doesn't mean that it's time for us, the fans, to get content.
Let's face facts. This team still has a lot farther to go. Blake Griffin isn't going to magically make Baron Davis and Zach Randolph All Stars. The guys who played awful basketball for the Clippers are going to be on next year's team, and excitement over a draft pick guarantees nothing. Yes, Baron's got the potential to be Boom Dizzle again, but I'll believe it when I see it. This team is not going to make the playoffs if they remotely resemble last year's team, which they do right now.
Secondly, I refuste to be pleased with winning the draft lottery. The fans getting content is exactly what this inept organization wants. The reason that Andy Roeser was so relieved at the lottery was because he knew that fans would start buying tickets again. They're simply using this as a stopgap measure. We're not angry anymore, and getting the top pick is going to take attention away from the multitude of problems within this organization.
The main problem at this point is Mike Dunleavy. I'm not going to stop being angry about him until he is fired. I know it's a lost cause, but I'm willing to fight for what I believe in. Getting Blake Griffin is great, but not in any of MDsr's offensive schemes (as if there are any). Look, last year I subscribed to the Heisler school of thought which was wait it out, and I waited. I've waited long enough for something to happen. I want to see a good basketball team, and to be perfectly honest, the Clippers aren't even close. I like Blake Griffin, but he isn't going to change this organization.
This organization has problems, and if they aren't addressed we'll all be stuck watching more crappy basketball. I'm not going to get content because of this. I really don't mean to be pessimistic about the situation, but after last year I see all the things that can go wrong. I had hope coming into last season, and they came crashing down. I see the same kind of hope in many fans this year, and I don't want the same results.