Win-Loss Predictions for Every NBA Team, Pre-Training Camp Edition
- Los Angeles Clippers: 60-22
PG: Chris Paul, Darren Collison
SG: J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford, Willie Green
SF: Jared Dudley, Matt Barnes, Reggie Bullock
PF: Blake Griffin, Antawn Jamison, Byron Mullens
C: DeAndre Jordan, Ryan Hollins
No team had a better offseason than the Los Angeles Clippers.
Not only did they re-sign Chris Paul to a big extension, but they upgraded the rest of the team rather significantly. Adding J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley will help shore up the three-point shooting, and Reggie Bullock should make a two-way impact off the bench during his rookie season.
Plus the backup power forwards will add some offensive punch, even if they don't provide much in the way of defense.
That's actually going to be the Clippers' biggest weakness: frontcourt defense. There's a lot of pressure on Blake Griffin to make more of an impact on that end of the court, especially because DeAndre Jordan, Ryan Hollins, Antawn Jamison and Byron Mullens all struggle to prevent points.
But that's workable in the regular season. It's not until the playoffs that it should truly come back to bite LAC, especially with Doc Rivers-the last big addition-on the bench.