The Los Angeles Clippers, misunderstood or bad luck!

Fly One .Contributor IFebruary 4, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18:  Chris Kaman #35 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks against the the New Jersey Nets on January 18, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 106-95.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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As of 3 February 2010 the Los Angeles Clippers are 15 ½ games out of first place in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division, and 5 ½ games out of the eighth  and final spot for the Western Conference playoffs. Now I know the Clippers lost Blake Griffin, their number one draft pick to a knee injury before the season started and have had some injuries here and there, but hey, if this keeps up, the Clippers will be sitting at home once again, during the NBA playoffs. Speaking of playoffs, since the year 2000, the Clippers have made the playoffs, just once in this decade.  In my opinion the Clippers have been under the shadow of the Los Angeles Lakers, since moving to Los Angeles from San Diego. In my opinion, I think the Clippers need a change of some sort. First, it’s time for them to leave the Staples Center for good.  Occasionally from 1994 – 1999 the Clippers played at Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, now called, The Honda Center.  Relocating to Anaheim, could be a possible location for the team, and if owner Donald Sterling chooses to, the team name could change to the Anaheim Clippers, or the Los Angeles Clippers of Anaheim.  Secondly, it’s reported that the Clippers are possibly looking to trade Baron Davis. If that’s the case, then the Clippers need to ship Marcus Camby to another team as well. I mean if you are going to start over, then start over. If those trades do happen for players and or draft picks, they need to bring in the type of talent that will help them win, consistently.  Third, revamp the front office and coaches.  Hey, I like Mike Dunleavy Sr.; but it’s time to clean house, not just with the coaches, but the front office as well.  Finally in my opinion, the Clippers, are not misunderstood, they just had a rash of a lot of bad luck, a change in location, attitude, and the front office / coaching, my just help turn this organization around.


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