By Chris Loud @cfloud on April 14, 2014
This is the best chance for the Los Angeles Clippers to win the NBA Finals ever. Coming off a stellar season in the difficult Western Conference, the Clippers will face tough challenges in the playoffs, but if they play to their potential, they could take the title in 2014.
Believe it or not, the Clippers are one of the healthiest playoff teams in 2014. Danny Granger has a strained left hamstring and he is right now the only player on the team dealing with a major ailment.
Despite a slight resurgence in the traditional big man in the NBA, it’s still a small league. DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin are matchup nightmares for almost any team in the league, especially in the likely first round series against the Golden State Warriors.
Chris Paul is the best point guard in the league, and along with dominant big men, a point guard who can take over late in games is arguably the most important piece to any championship team.
Outside of the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich, who is unmatched when it comes to postseason experience in the league right now, Doc Rivers will be one of the more experienced coaches in the playoffs. His experience and tenacity will translate perfectly to a Clippers team that has fully bought into Doc’s style of coaching.
The Clippers’ bench is the best in the league. J.J. Redick has become an outstanding role player for the Clippers, Darren Collison is one of the most underrated backup point guards in the NBA, and a healthy Jamal Crawford is like having an All-Star scorer coming in off the bench. Also, Glen Davis provides an odd matchup at his size, and gives the Clippers some great playoff experience along with Hedo Turkoglu.
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