Not really worried at all to be honest. The Clippers always go through something each and every season and this year is no different. Before we got Sam Cassell...we were going through rough times, the problem was no real LEADERSHIP. But when the Clips traded for him, everything changed and there was an immediate difference; the leadership role that's been missing was found. After an amazing season two seasons ago, the Clippers went through another blow by Sam Cassell being hurt, Livingston getting hurt and could be a career ending injury (hoping not!), the issues with Dunleavy and Maggette, Kaman hurt and not playing to his big money contract potential...and what I believe the biggest factor to the demise of the Clippers season was the lack of passion to play through rough times and relying upon others to finish the job. Now this season, it's another test that will either make or break the Clippers for good. Sam is in his last year, Livingston's another story, EB's injury...everything is basically up in air to what the season would be. I believe everyone will come together, play hard, and put everything on the line. Sam's gonna have control once again, Al Thornton's presence will definitely be felt by opponents, Maggette's gonna prove that he's got All-Star potential, Tim Thomas needs to prove that he's all what the Clippers thought he was when they signed him during the offseason a year ago; he will finally play the same way, maybe even better when he was with the Suns, and finally Kaman; he's gonna have a break out year...it might take some time, but he'll break through a major improvement this year. He'll be as dominant as he was before...(two seasons ago, playoffs against the Suns) and when everyone finally finds that "it" factor, they'll be good as silver (not gold b/c we've gotta compete against the suns in our division) and become even better when EB comes back! He'll come back with FORCE and INTENT!