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5 Biggest Issues Facing Los Angeles Clippers In 2014 Offseason

Los Angeles Clippers: 5 Biggest Offseason Issues in 2014

Chris Paul
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With a judge ruling against current Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling last week, Clippers fans can rest easy knowing that Chris Paul and Doc Rivers will return next season. However, with the latest reports of a minor back injury to Blake Griffin, Clippers fans wont be able to rest at all this offseason. Here are the five biggest issues facing the Los Angeles Clippers In 2014.

5. Bench Depth

Los Angeles Clippers Bench
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5. Bench Depth

Clippers Bench
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The Los Angeles Clippers were busy this offseason with the additions of Spencer Hawes and Jordan Farmar. Although the Clippers were unable to sign a big name free agent, both Hawes and Farmar are quality back-up players. If second year guard Reggie Bullock or C.J. Wilson can produce in limited minutes behind Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick, the Clippers will be fine.

4. Questions at Small Forward

Jared Dudley
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4. Questions at Small Forward

Jared Dudley
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Last year it seemed the Clippers had a surplus of under-performing small forwards in Danny Granger and Hedo Turkoglu. With both gone, the Clippers haven't addressed their small forward needs and will head into training camp with Matt Barnes and Jared Dudley. Will Barnes and Dudley be enough at the small forward position? Or will Doc Rivers use a guard oriented lineup with Paul, Redick and Crawford on the perimeter?

3. Post Depth

Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan
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3. Post Depth

Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan
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With the addition of versatile center Spencer Hawes, the Clippers added a physical post who can knock down the perimeter jump shot. Although the Clippers added Hawes and re-signed undersized forward Glenn Davis, they could still use another scrappy post player who cant rebound and defend when Griffin or Jordan is on the bench. Both are known to attract fouls.

2. Blake's Back

Blake Griffin
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2. Blake's Back

Blake Griffin
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With reports that Blake Griffin withdrew last week from Team USA training camp to rest a small fracture in his back, Clippers fans should be a little nervous. Although early reports say that the fracture is a minor one, Griffin must listen and get a lot of rest because back injuries can linger or develop into major injuries.

1. Will Clippers Be Sold Before the 2014 Season?

Donald Sterling
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1. Will Clippers Be Sold Before the 2014 Season?

Donald Sterling
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With a judge ruling against current Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Clippers fans no longer have to worry about boycotts and their head coach jumping ship. Under the judge's ruling, Sterling can't delay the sale from going forward as he appeals the case, however in Sterling fashion his attorneys have vowed that the fate of the Clippers was still very much up in the air. Will the Clippers be under new management before the 2014 season begins?