The LA Clippers are coming off of what was easily their most impressive season in recent history. However, there is still room for improvement.
Since Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors in 2016, the team is 44-10 in the playoffs. These losses have come from the historically dominant San Antonio Spurs, as well as future Hall of Famers, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, James Harden and… Lou Williams?
I bet you noticed the outlier of that group. Williams, nor any of his Clippers teammates have the resume to be inducted into The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, yet they put up a better fight than some living legends.
Absolutely zero LA Clipper fans should be disappointed with the season the team put together. They contended for the top seeds in the West in the early months of the season and continued to play competitive basketball even after trading their best player, Tobias Harris, at the trade deadline.
Even though the Philadelphia trade was huge, the biggest story-line from the Clippers’ season was their playoff push. They were the unlucky squad who had to face the Warriors out of the gate in the first round. In what the masses predicted to be a sweep, the Clippers pulled off the biggest playoffs comeback in NBA history in Game 2, stole a second win in Oracle Arena in Game 5, and put themselves on the map in the process.
When Jerry West joined the front office, his goal was to turn the organization around and prime them for championship contention. The team has traded their best player away at the trade deadline for the past two seasons, but it has put the team in a better position both times. The Clippers are seemingly the premier location for star free agents this offseason, meaning The Logo’s plan is falling into place.
While the near and distant future look bright for the LA Clippers, there is always room for improvement. Here are what should be the Clippers’ top five goals in the 2019 offseason.