The Los Angeles Clippers have been in a slump over the past month and it is a legitimate concern. The team went into a similar spiral late last season and was able to rebound, advancing beyond the first round of the playoffs.
There is no guarantee that will happen again this year. A team that had played well on offense and defense all season has recently struggled at both ends of the floor. Players are bickering, the rotations are inconsistent and Vinny Del Negro is essentially coaching for his job.
The outlook has turned grim lately and rightfully so.