With just two playoff series wins in franchise history and nearly 30 years of futility, the Los Angeles Clippers have struggled to sign or re-sign major free agents since moving to the City of Angels in 1984.
Afforded the No. 1 overall selection of Blake Griffin in the 2009 draft and the 2011 acquisition of Chris Paul, LAC transformed from perennial laughingstock into Western Conference contender. While the last three offseasons have seen some major free-agent signings, Donald Sterling and Co. have historically failed to agree to terms with many respectable players.
Despite their history, Los Angeles has found some rewarding free agents in the mix. Who panned out for the Clippers? Which free-agent signings will go down as some of the best in franchise history?
Here are the nine best free-agent signings in LA Clippers history.
We will rank these free agents on cultural impact as well as performance on the floor. For the sake of clarification, we will count re-signed free agents; signing a draft pick does not count.
All statistics used from ESPN.com, Basketball-Reference.com and NBA.com/Stats.