For the Los Angeles Clippers, 2012 was a good year.
It featured the best record in club history (at least by win percentage), their second ever playoff series win and a flying start to the 2012-13 season.
To that point, the Clippers are currently perched at the top of the NBA standings and some prominent power rankings. They are riding a 16-game win streak and have the best scoring margin in the league by more than two full points per game.
The Clippers have got to this point by receiving contributions from players beyond their stars. Guys like Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes and Eric Bledsoe are having career years as they lead the league's best second unit.
Even with all the success the team has enjoyed in 2012, things can still get better. Here are five Clippers who will step their game up in the new year.
Note: All statistics accurate as of December 27.