The Los Angeles Clippers’ Top 5 Offseason Priorities

The Los Angeles Clippers' Top 5 Offseason Priorities

Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
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The Los Angeles Clippers are heading in the right direction, and you can bet that it does not have a whole lot to do with Donald Sterling. I would give most of the credit to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, but you cannot understate the importance of Doc Rivers' leadership ability either. Lob City was saddled with distractions in this postseason, which is just reality and not an excuse. It will be fun to see what they can accomplish next season.

5. Get Donald Sterling Out Once and For All

Danny Granger, Dallas Mavericks
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5. Get Donald Sterling Out Once and For All

Danny Granger, Dallas Mavericks
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This might drag out into litigation based on Adam Silver's words during Game 3 of the NBA Finals, but it still remains to be seen. I am looking forward to the changes that will be made by their new owner, and hopefully they will have the sale done by at least the start of of next season. I wouldn't hold my breath though, because this could take a while.

4. Sign Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce
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4. Sign Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce
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Did you see this one coming? Maybe you did because of Doc Rivers, but it could still happen. Remember when Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were trying to force their way to the Clippers back when Rivers was negotiating his "trade" there? Well, if KG retires, then I wouldn't be surprised to see 'The Truth' reunite with his old head coach.

3. Get a Backup Big Man

Glen Davis, Los Angeles Clippers
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3. Get a Backup Big Man

Glen Davis, Los Angeles Clippers
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No, Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Byron Mullens do not count. Davis is a favorite of Rivers, but he is not the answer for the Clippers. They need a backup who will protect the paint as well as DeAndre Jordan, which would give them an absolutely terrifying team defensively next season. The West will still be tough to win, but I think the Clippers have enough experience to get it done next time.

2. Reign in Jamal

Jamal Crawford
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2. Reign in Jamal

Jamal Crawford
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I know Jamal Crawford is irreplaceable for them, but he also needs to reign in his shot selection. He buries shots that make your jaw drop at times; he just needs to learn to pick his spots. If he can find a way to be super efficient, then the Clippers would be swimming in confetti next season.

1. Unleash the Blake Show

Dunking Will Not Get Blake Griffin The Playoff Success He Hopes For
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1. Unleash the Blake Show

Dunking Will Not Get Blake Griffin The Playoff Success He Hopes For
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Blake Griffin showed his improved ball handling and passing once Chris Paul went down midseason. It is now time to unleash the Blake Show. CP3 is a first team All-NBA point guard, but this team needs to run through Griffin's offense. Once the defense starts to collapse on the power forward in the post or run out on him to block the midrange jumper, then the rest of the floor will open up.

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  • TheZuluNation

    I think the Clippers need to trade Crawford and Dudley
    Give Bullock a bigger role and trade for a SF ’cause Barnes doesn’t cut it as a starter.
    Paul Pierce should be the last resort due to his age. Can he hang for a full season + playoffs? Luol Deng would be a better option and could take a paycut to sign w/ the Clippers. There’s also Ariza who’s the best option but he’s way too expensive. If the Clippers can do that, they should get past the 2nd round easily next yr.