There are definitely sky-high expectations for the Clippers this season. The Chris Paul trade not only has many fans and analysts believing the team will have many more wins than last season, but some also believe they may even be better than the other team in Los Angeles this year.
This team has an excellent balance of young talent mixed with seasoned vets. It is extremely rare that in one offseason a team could have the Rookie of the Year and add three veterans that have been to the playoffs a combined 18 times to their starting lineup.
With only a couple days left before the season starts, this Clippers will need to learn to gel on the fly. While most teams will use their off days to rest their players due to the compact season, it will be interesting to see how Vinny Del Negro mixes in practices to help his team learn each other's strengths and weaknesses.
Here are my expectations for how each player on the Clippers will perform this upcoming season.