While the Clippers are starting to put some things together, there is a real effort taking place behind the scenes in LA to get Blake some help. Eric Gordon is really coming into his own, and Al-Farouq Aminu is really coming along in his rookie year, but for the Clippers to make a real push into the Western Conference playoffs they may need more than is on the roster and the Clips have been active in exploring what's out there. Normally the Clippers around this time of year are selling off pieces and preparing for the inevitable lottery run. This year they are more than optimistic that Blake Griffin can power them to a playoff berth, and they are active in talking with other teams. Detroit's Tayshaun Prince has been mentioned to the Clippers in NBA circles, the Clips have tried to acquire Prince on several occasions. There has been talk regarding Sacramento Francisco Garcia and the Clippers remain a dark-horse in the "he who shall not be named today" sweepstake. As things stand today the Clippers are seven games out of the eighth seed in the West, but have won two straight and seven of their last ten games. The Clips are not sitting idle on their short term success, they are being active in the trade market, it will be interesting to see how aggressive they get as the February 24th trade deadline approaches.