FanPost

For all you non believers, what makes the Clippers a contender?

Many people seem to be pointing to history as an indicator that the Clippers are not a contender. Either than their name and jerseys, how are they the same old Clippers? They finally have legitimate star power in CP3 and Griffin. They have Billups' experience, and some solid veteran players in Butler and Mo. DeAndre is also a solid C who fits in perfectly with the Clippers. That sounds like a contending team in my book! However, I think the fact that their bench is poor and they have never played together will slow them down, especially in the play offs. Personally, I believe that Clippers make the playoffs easily, they have a good shot at making 2nd round, but it's a stretch to get to the Western Conference Finals. I believe that Clippers can make the 2nd round easily as long as they don't play OKC/Lakers/Dallas AND as long as they make 1 or 2 more final moves to improve their bench. Their starting 5 is solid, no doubt, and Williams is a great 6th man assuming they keep him. There is, however, a huge hole in the C position. What are your thoughts on their center? Also, who thinks that they should go for a REAL backup 2 or 3. If they get a solid 3 (IMO Richard Jefferson would be AMAZING but highly unlikely) then Caron could always move to the two spot. And if you had Caron 2 Jefferson 3? That is deadly on defense. So I know that there is no way this is happening with the limited cap space, but it would be crazy if they were able to obtain Troy Murphy and Richard Jefferson. I know that is near impossible, but could you imagine?
CP3/Bledsoe
Billups/Williams (you can change his position with Bledsoe)/ Foye
Caron Butler/Richard Jefferson
Blake Griffin/ Gomes (He can also play a bigger 3)
DeAndre/Murphy
not to mention their two rookies, although there is no guarantee for them... What do you guys think?


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Clips Nation

You must be a member of Clips Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clips Nation. You should read them.

Join Clips Nation

You must be a member of Clips Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clips Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker