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Core: Blake Griffin (F), Eric Gordon (G), Al-Farouq Aminu (F), DeAndre Jordan (C), Eric Bledsoe (G), Travis Leslie (G), Trey Thompkins (F)
Griffin's rookie season speaks for itself. He won Rookie of the Year honors, won the dunk contest and completed enough highlight dunks to earn a "Blake Griffin Top 10 Dunks" special on SportsCenter by November of his rookie year.
Eric Gordon is already an elite NBA scorer, and his deadly combination of three-point accuracy and power going to the basket makes him a candidate to raise his game to an all-NBA level.
Aminu and Jordan are two long, athletic talents who will raise the Clippers' defensive abilities and create serious problems for opponents.
The 7'1" Jordan touches 12'6" on a running jump and is already one of the league's premier shot-blockers.
Eric Bledsoe is lightning-quick, and if he can hone his scoring touch, he'll be a weapon for the upstart Clippers.
Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie were teammates at Georgia, and will continue their working relationship with the Clippers.
The raw, high-flying Leslie was probably the most athletic player taken in last year's NBA draft, and Thompkins was arguably the most skilled big man in the 2011 draft class.
Both players will improve the Clippers' bench and provide the depth the Clippers need to reach the NBA playoffs in the ultra-competitive Western Conference.