Where exactly is this team? Evident from this past month's play, an argument can be made that we aren't just a meddling playoff team. Big wins over superstar squads combined with outstanding effort from our young and unpolished gunners prove the contrary. We knew EJ and BG would give us consistent production, but Del Negro seems to have won over our role players in a way that didn't look possible at the beginning of the season. With that being said, a dismal (and I mean straight TERRIBLE) road record combined with a .500 home record leaves us at the bottom of the standings.
We know the Clips came out of the gate 1-13... and playoff hopes became all but abolished. Arguments can be made that the record (and subsequent play) has been much more solid since. While true, the Clips have consistently taken on the baddest boys of the NBA (Spurs, Hornets, Heat, Lakers, etc) only to squander leads or fall apart against mediocre lottery squads or lower-ranked playoff teams. So where does this leave us? Are we bound for lottery balls and young additions to our already young arsenal?