Could the Clippers be THE team In L.A. this year?

As I write this, I know every single one of my in-laws is grimacing. They are all diehard Laker fans while I have always rooted for the underdog Clippers.

I know the preseason doesn’t mean anything as far as records go, but the Clippers impressed me and I think they surprised the Lakers.

Chauncey-Billups-chris-paul-clippersImage source: BSO

Did anyone else have doubts about Chauncey playing the shooting guard? I had some reservations, but after watching them play, I think it could work.

My wife’s grandfather exclaimed that he had never seen Billups hit so many three-pointers. I thought about it and deduced that the reason is he has always been a point guard, and while he is “Mr Big Shot” he also shared the ball because that is what a true point guard does. Now that he is at the two guard spot, he can bomb threes, and that is dangerous. He is a smaller two guard, but he is strong and has a few tricks up his sleeve. He can help the Clippers.

I would, however, like to see the Clips trade Mo Williams for a solid shooting guard to come off the bench for Billups since some teams could expose the lack of size in Clipper two guards. They could possibly trade for someone like a John Salmons or a Mike Dunleavy and maybe send one of the Hornets second round picks they got in the trade or even a first rounder to upgrade. Yes, draft picks are valuable, but when you have young talented players who are under contract, they can become a valuable trade asset to win now.

The Clips frontcourt is stellar. While DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin have a lot of work to do in the realm of pure post moves on offense, they are explosive in the pick and roll as well as defensively and on the glass. Lob City, here we come.

The signing of small forward Caron Butler is something that was under the radar, but I think he is a key piece. I was never impressed with Al-Farouq Aminu. He didn’t have any impressive skills. He was good at everything, but great at nothing. Butler is an excellent defender and can knock down threes. He is just what the Clips need with everyone collapsing down on Jordan, Griffin and CP3.

Do I even need to talk about how Chris Paul makes them better? Didn’t think so.

The Clippers have some decent depth and I hope and don’t think they are done moving pieces. They will be a force in the West. Count on it.

About Trevor Stewart

Trevor Stewart is 25 years old and works as a corporate journalist, gathering stories and photos for magazines. He is a graduate of BIOLA University in La Mirada, Calif., with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Originally from Spokane, Wash., he and his wife Abigail currently make their home in Lincoln, Neb.


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