The Los Angeles Clippers entered last season with high expectations. "Lob City" became a national phenomenon from the moment Blake Griffin was caught on video excitedly re-naming Los Angeles upon the acquisition of All-star point guard, Chris Paul.
The Clippers were no longer supposed to be Los Angeles' ugly duckling. They were meant to consistently compete in an extremely deep Western Conference. An inner city rivalry was born.
Since the Clippers moved to Los Angeles in 1985, no one really took notice. Mention the NBA and Los Angeles in the same sentence and the Clippers might not be uttered for the length of the conversation. Basketball in Los Angeles was owned, operated and run exclusively by the Lakers over the last 25 years.
Not anymore. The Clippers played the Lakers even last season and have retooled their roster this offseason in an effort to perhaps surpass their prior success and convince Chris Paul to sign long-term after the completion of his current contract, which ends next year.
A successful campaign requires the right personnel. Have the Clippers done enough this offseason to contend? Will a bevy of veterans take the team to another level? Lets take a look inside each position.