Los Angeles Clippers Must Sort Out Consistent Rotation with Wing Players
The Los Angeles Clippers have made a ton of solid additions this off-season to address the needs that they displayed in the 2012-2013 NBA season. Though the Clippers were a talented team last year, they never really had a consistent rotation on the wings outside of brining in Jamal Crawford as their sixth man. Outside of that, they never made anything with their wings constant.
Because of their shaky rotation, the Clippers may have slightly overreacted with how many wings they added this off-season, though all of their signings are quality players. Through the draft, free agency and other ways, the Clips have added Reggie Bullock, Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick who will join the re-signed Matt Barnes and Willie Green.
Bullock has massive potential as a three-and-D guy who can give the Clippers a solid outside shooter and solid defense on the other end. Dudley has established himself as a great role player on the wing and a big offensive threat. Redick has established himself as an elite outside shooter in this league and can make a huge impact on offense.
In actuality, all of the wings on the Clippers roster have established the fact that they can perform well in the NBA, with the exception of the rookie, Bullock. If a team was able to play three or four wing players at a time, the Clippers would be able to do so effectively. Unlucky for them, that’s not the way that this league works.
Though training camp and the preseason will likely work a lot of things out for the Clippers on the wings, they have to show stability with their rotation on the wings. With Chris Paul and Blake Griffin starring for them, they need to solidify everything around them, which obviously includes the wings. The Clippers have a great pool of talented wings to choose from, but they need to stick to their guns when they make those choices. In the end, that’s what is best for this team.