There are a few things certain about the NBA. LeBron James is amazing and nearly indefensible. The San Antonio Spurs defy Father Time and win games at a prolific clip. Chris Paul makes life easier for everyone who plays with him. Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Clippers, life will be more difficult for the next six weeks without Paul.
The onus is now on every player on the roster, especially the main seven in the rotation, to diversify his game and adjust how he plays with Paul no longer available. Players like Blake Griffin will need to take on more offensive responsibility, while others such as DeAndre Jordan must continue to improve their defense in order to make up for Paul’s absence.