The Los Angeles Clippers have added three players to their roster since the lockout officially ended on December 9th - Caron Butler, Chauncey Billups and Chris Paul. They traded for Mo Williams last February.
Between them, those four players have been in 224 playoff games. The breakdown is as follows:
- Paul: 23 playoff games;
- Williams: 30 playoff games, including a trip to the conference Finals;
- Butler: 31 playoff games (unfortunately, he's also missed some playoff runs by his teammates while he was hurt, including a title run in Dallas last season);
- Billups: 140 (!) playoff games including eight conference Finals, two Finals and one Finals MVP.
We'll see what kind of a difference it makes. But if there's anything to the idea of learning to win, these guys have been there, and hopefully can show the rest of the team the way.