Clippers: 3 biggest questions to answer this offseason

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The LA Clippers had a remarkable year in the 2020-2021 season.

They had their best season in history, getting over the hump that was the second round, and climbing to their first ever Western Conference Finals appearance.

That being said, they have some to-do list items that they have to take care of this summer to make sure they can get back to that stage and even exceed that type of season.

One of the biggest questions the LA Clippers have to answer this offseason: Can they re-sign their impact free agents?

The LA Clippers have seven players set to be free agents this offseason.

Kawhi Leonard is obviously the big one, and they of course need to bring him back.

There are some teams who are nice options for Kawhi, and the Clippers need to make sure that the First-Team All-NBA selection stays a Clipper.

Also, Reggie Jackson is going to be a free agent.

Let’s be honest, Jackson would love to come back and play for the Clippers. The Clippers need to do their part as well, and make him a priority.

He stepped up big-time in the playoffs, and even was nicknamed ‘Mr. June’ for his postseason heroics after being inserted as a regular starter.

Next, the postseason also showed the Clippers that Nicolas Batum, another 2021 free agent is vital for the Clippers moving forward, as he has veteran leadership to provide for the team, along with a nice shot and strong defense.

They’ll need to re-sign him, as well as Serge Ibaka. Ibaka still plays great defense and comes with championship experience. The Clippers were very clearly hurt by his absence in these playoffs, and the Clippers need to include him in their plans for next year.