Los Angeles’ remaining schedule is foreboding, as HoopsWorld’s Steve Kyler recently pointed out on his Twitter account:
LA Clippers (33-13)... Games remaining: 36 (16 Home, 20 Away)... vs. +.500: 17, vs. West: 20— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) January 30, 2013
Still, the Clippers are one of the best teams in the Western Conference, and with the Lakers still floundering and the Grizzlies adjusting to life after Rudy Gay, the Clippers have a solid chance of securing a top-three seed in the playoffs.
With the February 21 trade deadline fast approaching, now is the time NBA teams are actively weighing their options and exploring ways to get better. Los Angeles has an exceptionally talented roster, but it will have to keep all options open if the Clippers are to make a strong second-half push.
Rumors are rampant this time of year, and the rumor mill will be especially busy churning out speculation and hearsay for the next couple of weeks. We’ll explore that trade talk and keep you updated on the latest rumors involving the Clippers with the trade deadline fast approaching.