Mark Stein's Traing Camp Power Rankings have my Clippers at number 8. Ignoring the Eastern Teams above them, which I could debate but which ultimately don't matter, the Clippers are rated 4th in the West, behind the Mavs, Spurs and Suns. Even I can't argue that they should be ahead of any of those teams. Hope, yes. Argue, no.
Meanwhile, Ziller's Kings are 21, behind the Lakers, Warriors, Jazz and Wolves. Ouch.