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Pluses and minuses of Clippers moves

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In sum: The Clippers probably could have found better ways to spend their mid-level money than by using it all on Crawford. Odom is a risk, but at the cost of a slightly redundant player in Mo Williams — who was terrific for the most part last season in carrying otherwise awful scoring lineups — he’s worth it to add a productive two-way big man on the bench. Size is a non-negotiable ingredient in the NBA to win a title — unless a team has LeBron James or Michael Jordan (and Jordan’s teams had size) — and Paul and Griffin have the potential to carry the Clips and push better teams in a playoff series, provided that both are healthy. But in the big picture, the Clippers still look like the Clippers — a mid-tier playoff team, with a ceiling at No. 2, behind Oklahoma City. All things considered, that’s not a bad place to be. And it’s possible that no move other than a blockbuster trade would have broken through the Thunder’s ceiling.
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