Predicting the Los Angeles Clippers’ Starting 5 for 2014-15 NBA Season

Predicting the Los Angeles Clippers' Starting 5 for 2014-15 NBA Season

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The Los Angeles Clippers have a solid corps and will be contenders for years to come. With just a few more tweaks to the roster, this team has a legitimate chance at an NBA Championship. The Clippers need to take another step next season, but are certainly headed in the right direction with a coach like Doc Rivers.

5. Center: DeAndre Jordan

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5. Center: DeAndre Jordan

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Jordan made huge strides last season, averaging 10.4 points, 13.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Doc Rivers is making Jordan more of a defensive presence in the paint. At just 25 years old, Jordan should continue to improve and become more of a force in the middle next season.

4. Power Forward: Blake Griffin

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4. Power Forward: Blake Griffin

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Griffin put up MVP-like numbers last season and looks to become a more dominant offensive player next year. He needs to take the next step in the postseason to keep the Clippers' title hopes alive.

3. Small Forward: Paul Pierce

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3. Small Forward: Paul Pierce

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The Clippers should sign Paul Pierce this offseason. Pierce was supposed to take a complimentary role with the Nets, but he ended up leading his team due to poor performances from Deron Williams and Joe Johnson. The veteran is still an effective player, but cannot be the No. 1 option at 36 years old. With the Clippers, his workload will be light behind Griffin and Chris Paul. A reunion with Doc Rivers would also make a great storyline.

2. Shooting Guard: J.J. Redick

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2. Shooting Guard: J.J. Redick

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Redick and his three-point jumper are a perfect fit with this team and should be even more effective next season. With another year in the system, Redick will become more comfortable in Los Angeles. A 40-percent three-point shooter is much needed on this athletic, slashing team.

1. Point Guard: Chris Paul

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1. Point Guard: Chris Paul

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Paul is at the helm of the Clippers' offense for the fourth season. Closing in on 30 years old, Paul is looking for his first championship. He's the leader and this team will go wherever he takes them. The pressure is on for Chris Paul; it is time to take this team to an NBA Finals visit.

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