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Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, athletic specimens just oozing with untapped potential, might have what it takes to be an absolutely destructive duo in the future. However, they're still young and without proper defensive training, prone to make silly mistakes on that end.
Despite both players' propensity for picking up cheap fouls, the Clippers' immediate backup behind Jordan is still the often inconsistent, slow-on-his-feet Ryan Hollins. Hollins has never played more than 17 minutes per game in a season over his nine-year career, and if one of the Clippers' starting big men were to succumb to injury, the sight of Hollins in a starting gig wouldn't be pretty. On the other hand, Griffin's backup Byron Mullens, who was largely a disappointment while starting in Charlotte, could excel in a role off the bench.
The main issue here is that Jordan is the only reliable defender of the four rotation big men. The Clippers signed Brandon Davies, a reflexive and intelligent defender who went undrafted out of BYU, to supplement this problem. Davies, who was so impressive at Summer League that it was a relative shock he went undrafted, is likely to develop into a solid NBA defender. However, he shares the same concerns as Reggie Bullock: He's probably not ready yet.
When it comes to their rotation down low, the Clippers are banking way too much on luck for a team that's hoping to take the final step towards serious contention this year. They'd be smart to deal one of their excess wings, perhaps Jamal Crawford, for more depth up front.