It's no secret in Clipperland that, for two years, they've been scrambling to fill a massive void at the small forward position.
Last summer, a half-hearted play for LeBron James failed. The attempt at LeBron seemed more like patronizing theater than anything real.
With LeBron out of the picture, the Clippers settled on Ryan Gomes to be their guy.
He didn't get the job done.
They also drafted rookie Al-Farouq Aminu.
Though Aminu showed promise, he's not the answer they're looking for.
At least not yet.
Thus, we go into another offseason with the same positional problem.
The Clippers are solid at four positions. If they can find a competent starter at small forward, they could contend. This years small forward free agency class doesn't compare to last years, but there's still some talent out there.
Unfortunately, not all of them are a good fit for the Clippers.
The Clippers are in need of perimeter defender who can knock down some three balls.
Here I present to you five free agents who could fit the bill for the Clippers in '11.