The Clippers are a team that seems forever on the cusp of producing a formidable season. Yet, year in and year out, on the road toward the NBA playoffs, there is always a yield sign which causes the team to slow down and wait while another franchise passes by.
Like most NBA drafts for the Clippers, their high position this year remains bittersweet—a reminder of the squandered potential of the previous year, coupled with the glimmering hope for next season.
During the past couple of seasons, the team has begun putting together the pieces necessary to become a legitimate contender. After obtaining Blake Griffin through the 2009 draft and Baron Davis through free agency, given the right coach, the Clippers will be able to run the court offensively with just about anybody.
Now all they need is that coach.
Alas, such a decision will wait until another day.
For today, the Clippers are looking to add a few more pieces to the puzzle to help that coach as he begins his quest to go from new coach to knight in shining armor.
Here is a list of the top prospects the Clippers should be looking to pick up in tonight’s draft.