Clipperholics mailbag: Early December edition

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 3: Austin Rivers
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LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 13: Jerry West attends the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and LA Clippers on November 13, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 13: Jerry West attends the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and LA Clippers on November 13, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images) /

@atomskimrav93 asks: Should the Clippers continue with this nonsense which is leading to nowhere, or just blow it up?

Ryan

I’m in the middle ground here as well. Like I said earlier, I would explore the market for DeAndre and work towards a soft rebuild. I know these often don’t work well, but it does seem the team doesn’t want to rebuild. The team just signed Blake, so they aren’t committed to fully tank. If you can get pieces for DJ and maybe a good prospect in the draft, the team could be solid again in 2-3 years, depending on Blake’s health.

Garrett

I don’t want to believe that it’s time to blow it up, but it is. This season is all but wasted, and even if the Clippers snag a playoff spot, a first-round exit seems certain. Then again, I love watching the Clippers win, and it’s impossible to evaluate a team’s ceiling when they’ve only played one full game as a completely healthy squad.