No Blake Griffin, no chance for Clippers against the Warriors. The reigning Western Conference champs will have no problem beating the Clippers IF the Clips make it pass the Jazz--they just don’t have enough talent. The era of Paul, Griffin, and Jordan may be coming to an abrupt end. The team on paper looks very formidable but the health of the squad has prevented them from reaching their true potential. It may be time for the team to reset the roster and start over a bit--partially not a full blown rebuild.
2) Blake Griffin:
The NBA has changed and the era of big-men has begun to fade a bit, hec even classic-styled big-men like Marc Gasol are shooting three-pointers nowadays. Essentially teams don’t need inside talent as much as they need perimeter talent, teams that have superstar small forwards are the teams that are thriving right now. Griffin is set to make almost 22 million next year and he has proven to be injury-prone; Clippers simply can’t depend on him when it counts because he has had two inexplicable playoff-ending injuries--two years in a row.
1) Chris Paul:
Paul won’t admit it but he has to be getting nervous about his opportunity to win in Los Angeles. He has been playing for them for six years and haven’t made it close to the Finals at all, habitually getting bounced in the 2nd Round of the playoffs. It may be time for Paul to explore other options, options that will give him a better chance to win. At 31, he still has a lot left in the tank, he should consider a team that is need of a PG and that would help him extend his career--San Antonio anyone?