Among the Western Conference contenders, the Los Angeles Clippers are hoping for a deep playoff run come April.
A franchise that has just two playoff series wins to its name, the Clips, when healthy, are in the conversation with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs as the class of the conference.
While injuries have dropped Lob City in the standings, the combination of a loaded starting five and the deepest bench in the league should pay dividends this spring. Head coach Vinny Del Negro has often employed hockey-like line changes, playing five starters and then replacing them with five players off the bench.
An 11-man rotation might work fine during the regular season, but in the playoffs, rotations tend to get refined and shortened.
Who will lose minutes in the postseason? Who can we expect to take the lion’s share of playing time?
Here is a preview of what could be Lob City’s perfect playoff rotation this spring.
Statistics used in this article were accurate as of February 6, 2013.