In the first round of the 2012 NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in seven games and then were humiliated and completely overmatched by the San Antonio Spurs. Progress was made in Clipper Nation with the growth of Blake Griffin and by the signing of Chris Paul, but this roster is in need of some radical changes in philosophy and personal in order to maintain its success.
If the Los Angeles Clippers truly are invested in replacing years of infamy and horrendous losing with success, then owner Donald Sterling will need to be committed towards spending money this offseason. I propose some very affordable options for the Clippers to improve their roster while remaining financially stable.
The Clippers have made gigantic strides this season but will never grow from this season's beatdown against the San Antonio Spurs unless they improve on their weaknesses that were exposed during the postseason. The Clippers must make five changes this offseason to remain an elite contender in the Western Conference.