Before the season started, I wrote about a window of opportunity the Clippers had at the beginning of the season. I picked out November 15th as an interesting time to check the standings. Well, November 15th was alost 3 weeks ago. On November 15th, the Clippers were indeed in first place in the division at 5-2, as I had hoped they would be. But more than anything, it proves how myopic and impatient fanatics like myself can be. After that meaningless date, the team immediately went into a complete funk, winning a poorly played game against the Sixers and then losing 5 straight. By November 25th, they were in last place.
It's a long season. The only thing that matters is where they are on April 18th.
I also re-visted my season preview recently. You may recall that I wrote a preview as part of a series organized by Jeff Clark at CelticsBlog. Well, Jeff collected updates from most of the same previewers as a follow-up after one month of the season. Here is the complete update, and here is my contribution: