LA Clippers: 3 2021-22 outcomes fans should be thrilled if they come true

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The LA Clippers are set to have yet another great season again this year.

After the first month and a half or so of the offseason (the bulk of the offseason action in the NBA), the Clips were able to keep their squad together (for the most part).

The Clippers really established their identity last year, so it’s clear what needs to happen if the Clippers want to contend again. There are three things, however, that will guarantee progress in the success that the Clippers will have in the 2021-2022 season. If one or more of these things happen, expect the Clippers to make their way to the Finals.

No. 3 outcome LA Clippers fans should be thrilled about if it comes true: LAC wins another Sixth Man of the Year Award

It wasn’t long ago when the LA Clippers were winning Sixth Man of the Year awards every season.

Lou Williams won two in a row in 2018 and 2019, and then Montrezl Harrell won it in 2020.

The Clippers couldn’t go for the four-peat due to the plethora of injuries that the Clippers dealt with. If the Clips’ seemingly whole team didn’t constantly get hurt last year, many guys who would have been considered the best bench players in the league wouldn’t have to start so much.

They would have been classified as bench players, and would have been in the running for the award. The Clippers brought a lot of those players back for next year, so if we see our fifth Sixth Man of the Year in seven years, it likely means that we stayed healthy.

And I like our chances of making the Finals if we stay healthy this year and continue to develop the chemistry of this Clippers team with our new coach.