Ranking the 10 best players in LA Clippers history

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UNDATED: Los Angeles Clippers’ center Bill Walton #32 reacts to a play. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Honorable Mention: Bill Walton

Franchise Averages: 11.9 PTS, 9.0 REB, 2.9 AST

Bill Walton went on to become a Hall of Famer, but it wasn’t because of his time with the Clippers. The 6-11 center appeared in just 169 games across seven seasons with San Diego and Los Angeles, missing three complete seasons because of frequent foot injuries.

When he did play, however, Walton was almost everything he was hyped up to be. His best statistical season with the Clippers came in 1982, when he recorded 14.1 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Even then, though, he only played in 33 games.

Walton is on this list as an honorable mention because of what he could’ve been. Had he not been hampered by so many injuries, there’s a good chance that he’d be regarded as one of the five greatest players in franchise history. But like almost everything the Clippers do, the trade to acquire him from the Portland Trail Blazers backfired, and he failed to live up to expectations.

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