Clippers: 3 reasons they’ll be in NBA Finals next year

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LA Clippers, Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka, Paul George
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The LA Clippers had a great season this year; their best in history.

They made their first Western Conference Finals ever, and took the likely 2021 NBA Finals Champion Phoenix Suns to six games.

It was a great season, especially when considering how many injuries the Clippers dealt with to get to where they went. The cards all line up for a Western Conference-winning run next year.

No. 1 reason the Clippers will be in the NBA Finals next year: Recovery time

Again, the LA Clippers were eaten alive by the injury bug this year.

Players like Paul George, Patrick Beverley, and Marcus Morris who spent much of this year injured are already healthy again. Now, the Clippers will be able to have the players that finished the season hurt have a chance to get healthy too.

That means Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka, and Ivica Zubac will finally be able to be back and at 100% for our Clips by the time the season starts.

Of course, we’ll have to make sure Kawhi doesn’t leave, as well as re-singing Ibaka. I think we will, though, so I’m counting on those two to be back.

The Clippers had the most injuries out of any team in the entire league, at least (and at the very least) when considering how significant these injuries were.

Once they get the crew back together, they’ll be hard for anybody to beat. They were already hard to beat without these key players.